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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH 10/14/2019

October 14, 2019

PAYBACK BOOK FUNDRAISER

THANK YOU!!!! 

 

Thank you to everyone for making the Payback Book fundraiser a huge success!  We collected over $17,000 and half of that will go back to the PTA to help fund events and services for Dorothy Fox!

 

Top sellers - Thank you and Congratulations:

Naomi J - Johnson

Ariana K - Cadonau

 

If you still have not purchased or returned the sample book that was sent home with your child, please return it to the school.  The cost is $20 if you have decided to keep the sample book.  You can pay by cash or check made out to Dorothy Fox PTA.

SPIRIT DAY - BOOK CHARACTER

"Kind words you read, kind words you show…pass it on and watch it grow!"

10/16/19 Wednesday

 

Join the fun and dress up as your favorite book character!

 

Please, no items that cover the entire face or anything that would be a distraction in class.

 

Here is another way to join the fun and create your own book shirt! http://teachingmyfriends.blogspot.com/2012/03/book-talk-with-little-bit-of-pi-on-side.html

DINNER NIGHT OUT

​10/16/2019 WEDNESDAY

4:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Dinner Night Out October 16th!

Join us at Blind Onion Pizza at 2100 SE 164th Ave in Vancouver.

 

Bring in this flyer or show it on your smartphone to make sure that 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Dorothy Fox Elementary PTA. A copy was also sent home in the last Friday Folders.

 

Alcohol not included. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales.

FOX NATURAL PLAYGROUND


Please visit our website for more information or to make a donation.

www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fox-hollow-playground 

 

The PTA is excited to proceed with the development of our natural playground! We need your help to bring this wonderful addition to the Fox playground for all kids! We are needing some skilled help to get started.

 

DRAINAGE AND GRADING

Before any installation begins, we need to prepare the area with some grading and drainage work. Proper drainage will prevent water from accumulating in the play area and will move water away from the area appropriately. We are looking for someone with experience and equipment who would be willing to donate their time and expertise in proper land sloping and drainage system installation.

Please contact Tammy Speer at tammyspeerpta@gmail.com if you are able to help out with this! Thank you!

 

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP

Please visit our website for more information on items needed and there is also an option to make a donation online if you are interested. https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fox-hollow-playground

 

Thank you to everyone who has already let us know they are available to help throughout this process and for the natural playground donations. We greatly appreciate your support and involvement in this exciting addition coming to Fox!

 

Thank You,

The PTA Natural Playground Team

SAVE THE DATE

Fox Fall Reading Night Festival:

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, James & The Giant Peach, The BFG

 

10/25/19

6:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Celebrating books by Roald Dahl

  • Silent Auction

  • Willy Wonka Performance by Fox Theater Camp Students

  • BFG Dream Catchers Craft

  • James & the Giant Peach Insect Craft

  • Free Book Store

  • Photo Booth

  • Wonka Candy Invention Room

  • Oompa Loompa Hair Station

  • Food/Snacks - Sandwiches, Hellow Waffle!, Dippin' Dots, Fizzy Lifting Drinks, Water

  • Sponsored by Fox PTA

Visit our Fall Festival page for more information: www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fall-festival

BOOK DRIVE - DONATE YOUR BOOKS TO FOX

Due 10/16/19

 

We are collecting K-5th grade level new/used books in good condition.  

 

These books will be used at the Fall Fox Reading Night,celebrating Roald Dahl on October 25th. 

 

Students will be able to come to the free book store and take a book home. 

 

Please drop off your books in the main hallway at Fox and place in the box marked "Books" before October 16th. Thank you for your help and donations!

FUNDRAISING SILENT AUCTION AT FALL READING NIGHT FESTIVAL

Event: 10/25/19 Friday

Extended Donations Deadline: 10/14/19

 

The Auction Team would love to have your donations by Monday, Oct.14th.  They can be turned into the PTA office or your class teacher (if doing a basket).  They need auction “baskets” too (Michael’s has great coupons)! 

 

We’ve got many great items to bid on at the auction, here are just a few:

  • DISNEYLAND: 5 Sets of 4 Tickets

  • Camas Meadows

  • Starbucks

  • Winco

  • Burger IM

  • VEGA

  • Timbers Soccer Camp

  • Evergreen Tennis

  • Metropolitan Performing Arts

  • Themed baskets

  • Teacher experiences

  • and more...

TWO AUCTION CLOSING TIMES

*Please note that there will be 2 auction closing times to make the check-out process easier.  Item details and ending times will be listed in the auction program available at the event as you enter.

 

We really need volunteers to help with this event of pure imagination!

Setup, food/drink sales, hair salon, crafts & clean-up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-foxreading1

 

Additional information is on the PTA website: https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fall-festival

FOX GARDEN UPDATE

 

Happy Fall!

 

As leaves are changing colors all around us, our harvest season is winding down in the Fox School Garden. This week, we will harvest the remaining fruits, vegetables and flowers. 

 

During October, we are also starting to prepare the garden for winter and spring.  Students planted fava beans and snow peas and will have the opportunity to plant garlic and cover crops.  They have also discovered and learned about beneficial insects and garden pests.  

 

Thank you to Friends of Fort Vancouver who recently donated several packages of seeds from plants grown in the Fort Vancouver Garden. Students can plant them in their garden in the spring. 

 

Do you enjoy gardening and working with kids?  Dig in and join our volunteer school garden team!  We aim to open the garden to students once a week during lunch recess time. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Lianne Lauda liannedfepta@hotmail.com, our PTA Garden Chair to be added to the garden email distribution list. 

 

For more information visit the Fox Garden Website Page: https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fox-garden

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES

10/29/19

 

If your child was absent on picture day or you would like a retake, make sure to send your child with the retake form and payment (if applicable) on 10/29. 

WINTER SPIRIT GEAR SALE

COMING SOON!

Fox PTA will have another Spirit Gear sale with additional items starting the first week in November with a delivery date in December (makes a great winter gift)!

More information will come home in friday folders in November.

BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB - FOX LIBRARY

 

Have you joined the birthday book club? The Birthday Book Program is a wonderful way to honor your child's birthday and also give something that the rest of the school will enjoy for years to come.

 

This is a wonderful way to commemorate a very special occasion and to help our library maintain a high-quality collection.  Your generosity will benefit all Fox students. We thank you for your participation and support!

 

Find out more or print the order form on the Birthday Book Page on our website! Click Here!

CHAIR LEADERS NEEDED

 

We are still looking for:

 

Dance Co-Chair

5th Grade Party Skyzone Chair & Co-Chair

 

If you are interested or have questions please email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com.

BOX TOPS

 

CLIPPED BOX TOPS ARE DUE 10/31/19

 

Box Tops for Education program is switching over to a digital format for collecting. ​

 
Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

 

REMEMBER:

  • Don’t Throw away your clipped Box Tops! 

  • Double check your existing Box Tops products for physical Box Top clips and send in to Fox.

  • Clearly Label baggies or game boards with your child’s name AND teacher.

  • Send in all your clipped unexpired Box Tops by OCTOBER 31st.

  • Download the new BTFE App or update your existing BTFE App. https://www.boxtops4education.com/

  • Scan receipts all year round!

FOX PTA MEETING - EVENING MEETING

SAVE THE DATE

11/14/19 AT 7:00PM

 

We welcome everyone to join us for the next PTA meeting!  Hear updates from the PTA and Dr. Sork plus our guest speaker!

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Jeff Snell, Camas School District Superintendent 

STAY IN THE LOOP - More Important dates!

Please visit our Calendar Website page for additional upcoming dates, to view the fox calendar and the school district calendar!

 

Coming Up:

 

October

  • 16                     Donated Books Due for Fall Festival

  • 16                     Spirit Day - Book Character day

  • 16                     Dinner Night Out - Blind Onion Pizza

  • 25                     Fox Family Night, 6:00-8:30pm (theme is books by Roald Dahl)

  • 29                     Picture Re-take Day

  • 30                     Birthday Table

  • 31                      Box Tops Ends

 

November

  • 1                        First Friday - Wear Spirit Gear/Red Day

  • 4-8                   Conference Week - early dismissal 12:10 

  • 4-8                   Scholastic Book Fair (library)

  • 7                       Staff Appreciation dinner - Thurs, 4pm (sign up genius will be sent soon) 

  • 11                     No School – Veterans’ Day

  • 13                    Dinner Night Out - Chipotle, 4:00-8:00pm

  • 14                    PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm, Guest Speaker: Jeff Snell 

  • 18                    Wishing Tree begins (Nov-Dec)

  • 20                    Spirit Day – Pajama Day

  • 20                    Birthday Table

  • 18-22              Food Drive/Stuff the Bus Campaign

  • 27-29              No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

AMAZON & FRED MEYER REWARDS

 

YOU SHOP, FOX EARNS DONATIONS at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!

Signing up is simple, just add Dorothy Fox PTA to your existing Amazon account and your existing Fred Meyer Rewards card! See detailed instructions above.

www.smile.amazon.com

www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

OLIVER'S LABELS

WANT TO LABEL NEW ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME? WANT TO MAKE LESS VISITS TO THE SCHOOL LOST AND FOUND?

 

Labels for your kids clothing, backpacks, lunchboxes, school supplies or personal items. Options for waterproof, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, freezer safe, and laundry safe. Stick on and peel off when your ready to remove.
 

BEST PART is if you use our link, 20% goes back to DOROTHY FOX PTA!
Use the link below for details and for Oliver's Labels to give back to Fox PTA.
--> www.oliverslabels.com/dorothyfoxpta

 SPRINKLE KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO!

Questions? Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

 

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