READING NIGHT FALL FESTIVAL AND PTA AUCTION
Thank you to everyone for making the PTA Auction fundraiser a huge success! We collected around $11,800 which will help fund projects, events, educational support, and other services for Dorothy Fox!
We are so grateful to everyone who attended the event, for the wonderful donations, to the many auction bidders, and to our PTA auction team for all their time put into create this amazing fundraiser! We also appreciate Fox staff for being so supportive and helping to create some fantastic items and experiences!
RECAP: It was a GLORIUMPTIOUS reading night on October 25th celebrating Roald Dahl! The evening opened with a wonderful performance by 43 Fox students in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, directed by Metropolitan Performing Arts. Families then went to discover the candy invention room (play-doh and drawings), the Dahl writing shed room (with Mad Libs and photo ops), the BFG insect room where kids created clothespin insects, Miss Spiderpops and learned about our school garden. The BFG dreamcatcher library craft was a big hit as was the Oompa Loompa hair salon and free books in the book fair with our guests from the Camas Library. Kids snacked on Dippin’ Dots, Hello Waffle, Subway and sampled free Fizzy Lifting Drinks. In the gym, our auction was a serious success and raised over $11,000 dollars! Wow! Our other successful fundraiser that night was our scrumdiddlyumptious Wonka Bars so congratulations to our 5 golden tickets winners who get a Freshii card and free lunch seating! Thank you to our PTA chairs (Tammy Speer, Jackie Lum and Leslie Reyes) and everyone that volunteered that night and donated to the auction!
YEARBOOK PHOTOS: If you have photos to submit from reading night to the yearbook, please send them to email@example.com
FOX STAFF APPRECIATION DINNER
Let's show our Staff how much we appreciate them with a Staff Appreciation Dinner during Conference week!
We are still in need of volunteers to bring soups, chili, salads, and drinks!
Please bring your food to the Fox cafeteria by 3:30 pm on November 7th and pickup your crock-pots/containers at 5:30 pm. Please remember to label your dishes and serving utensils.
Thank you for supporting our Staff. FOX ROCKS!!
Any questions please contact Rachelle Downum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOX LIBRARY - SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
11/04/19 - 11/08/19
Book Fair Questions and Answers by Ms. Logan:
1. When is it open? The book fair is open
Monday before school (7:40-8) and after school 12:05-3:15
Tuesday and Wednesday before school (7:40-8), during MORNING recess (9:20-10:20) and after school (12:05-3:15)
Thursday before school (7:40-8), during MORNING recess (9:20-10:20) and after school (12:05-7:00 p.m.)
Thursday night is our family night, with “Pop in for Popcorn” happening until 7:00 p.m.
2. What happens during library class?
Students will still have the opportunity to check out a library book if they would like. Those interested/able to shop during school are encouraged to shop during library CLASS because it will be less crowded and we will have additional parent volunteers in K-3 to help find books and make wish lists. Students not shopping will be able to make wish lists or complete book exploration activities. ALL DFE students will get to put a ticket in to win one of six new books.
3. Who can come after school?
Any DFE family is welcome to shop after school, whether or not it is their conference day. Students must be accompanied by an adult to shop after school hours.
4. What about the trinkets? Other than bookmarks, I will leave “trinkets” hidden until after school most days. On Thursday, I will have trinkets out for the entire day. Please join me in encouraging students to take them home and leave them at home.
5. What forms of payment can you take?
We accept cash, checks made out to Dorothy Fox Elementary, major credit cards, and eWallet.
eWallet: Parents are strongly encouraged to set up an eWallet account for students who will be shopping independently during the school day.
Link for setting up eWallet: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/dorothyfox
Parents must follow the link, then scroll down to the green “Go cash-free” ribbon on the website. If they click “get started,” the site will walk them through creating an eWallet for their child.
6. Do you have enough volunteers?
We’re getting there! Link https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/8D6ZMi6QC
7. How are book fair proceeds used?
All proceeds from this book fair will be used to put new books on the shelves of the DFE Library.
CONFERENCE WEEK: EARLY RELEASE 12:10
11/04/19 - 11/08/19
Don't forget school gets out early every day for conference week at 12:10.
NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day Observance
DINNER NIGHT OUT
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us at Chipotle at 915 SE 164th Ave, Ste 100 in Vancouver.
Bring in this flyer or show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Dorothy Fox Elementary PTA.
Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.
PTA GENERAL MEETING -
11/14/19, THURSDAY at 7:00pm
All are welcome to attend! You do not need to be a PTA member.
Please join us to hear updates from Dr. Sork and the Fox PTA, along with our guest speakers.
Guest Speakers: Jeff Snell (Camas School District Superintendent) & Mimi Mello (CEF Auction)
SPIRIT DAY - PAJAMA DAY
"Dream of Kindness!"
Join the fun and come to school in your pajamas!
Please, no items that cover the entire face or anything that would be a distraction in class.
STUFF THE BUS
11/25/19 - 12/05/19
Can you help stuff the bus again this year? Please donate non-perishable, commercially packaged foods. On December 6th, the bus will stop at all the Camas schools to fill it up! 100% of your donations help families in our community.
WISHING TREE 11/18/19
If you would like to help out someone in our Camas community this holiday season, please take a wish tag from the Wishing Tree starting November 18th.
We ask that gifts be new and wrapped with the gift tag attached on the outside of the gift.
Questions? Contact Mr. Baxter
Your generous support is greatly appreciated.
FOX NATURAL PLAYGROUND
Please visit our website for more information or to make a donation.
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 email@example.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!
The PTA Natural Playground Team
NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/27/19 - 11/29/19
WINTER SPIRIT GEAR SALE
Fox PTA will have another Spirit Gear sale with additional items starting in November with a delivery date in December (makes a great winter gift)!
More information will come home in Friday folders within the next 1-2 weeks and it will also be posted on our website! Please be aware, late orders cannot be accepted to ensure delivery before the December winter break. So return forms asap when you get them. Thank you!
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!
CHAIR LEADERS NEEDED
We are still looking for:
Dance Co-Chair - April Event
5th Grade Party Skyzone Chair & Co-Chair - June Event
If you are interested or have questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT -
OFFERING 2 FREE PARENT EDUCATION EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
You’re invited to our free parent education nights coming in November, where Licensed Mental Health Counselor Lynette Ramirez will teach parents how to reinforce to their kids how valuable their lives are, and how to help them put self-affirming thoughts and actions into practice. One event is for elementary school parents, and one is for secondary school parents. Each will be tailored with age-appropriate guidance.
For Elementary Parents: Tues., Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., at Lacamas Lake Elementary, at Lacamas Lake Elementary, 4825 North Shore Blvd.
For Secondary Parents: Tues., Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at Discovery High School, 5125 NW Nan Henriksen Way in Camas
These events are aimed at a parent audience and contain content intended for adults only; no children, please. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
For more information on the CSD Student Wellness Program, please visit bit.ly/CSDwellness or contact Social-Emotional Liaison Jennifer McMillan at email@example.com.
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!
4-8th: Conference Week - early dismissal 12:10
4-8th: Scholastic Book Fair (library)
7th: Staff Appreciation dinner - Thurs, 4pm
11th: No School – Veterans’ Day
13th: Dinner Night Out - Chipoltle, 4-8pm
14th: PTA General Meeting and Guest Speakers, 7:00pm
18th: Wishing Tree begins (Nov-Dec)
20th: Spirit Day – Pajama Day
26th: Birthday Table
25th-12/6: Food Drive/Stuff the Bus Campaign
27-29th: No School – Thanksgiving Holiday
3rd: CANCELED! THIS IS BEING RESCHEDULED. Dinner Night Out - Noodles & Co.
5th: Last Day for Food Drive/Stuff the Bus
6th: Bus pick up of Food Drive Items
6th: First Friday - Wear Spirit Gear/Red Day
10th: NEW! Dinner Night Out - Panda Express 4:00 - 8:00 pm
18th: Birthday Table
18th: PTA Staff Appreciation - TBD
20th: Spirit Day – Sports Day
20th: School Volleyball Game
12/23-1/3: No School – Winter Break
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.
WANT TO LABEL NEW ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME? WANT TO MAKE LESS VISITS TO THE SCHOOL LOST AND FOUND?
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SPRINKLE KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org