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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH MARCH 2020


YEARBOOK SALE EXTENDED!

Extended to ----> 3/2/2020 MONDAY

*THIS IS THE ONLY TIME TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK*

Don't miss your chance to order! There will not be extra books in June.

Order forms are available to print here and must be received at the school by Monday 3/2.

PRINT HERE ---->Yearbook Order Form

BUY NOW ONLINE!

PURCHASE ONLINE HERE!

https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/shop

SPIRIT DAY

3/06/2020 (Friday)

Wear Red or Fox Spirit Shirts!

Join the fun to show your school spirit!

FOX TAEKWONDO AFTER SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

-CLASSES: March 2nd, 5th, 6th at Fox.

-Special Graduation Ceremony March: 7th at the World Class Martial Arts Studio.

Thank you to everyone who signed up!

STEAM NIGHT

​3/11/2020 5:00 to 7:00 PM Dorothy Fox Families are invited to the annual K-5 STEAM Night. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). This free learning night will include student science fair projects, Mad Science Presentations, Makerstation, Hands-on Robotics Stations, 4-H animals, and much more.

CLAY ART GALLERY! Student clay art relief self portrait tiles from our Art Program will be on display. Families are encouraged to take home your student's art at the end of the night.

SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES NEEDED

Would you consider being a “judge” for our Annual Fox Science Fair on Wednesday March 11th, 2020?

Flyer: Click Here

​​ESTIMATION STATION at STEAM NIGHT

Due 3/9/2020, please turn into the office

THE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR HELP! Could you donate an estimation station jar for STEAM Night give away?

A favorite part of our STEAM Night tradition is the Estimation Station. Students use their estimation skills to try and calculate how many items are in the jar. If they guess the closest, they win the jar.

This requires lot of families and staff to submit jars for guessing. It could be a container of marbles, M&M's, gumballs, jelly beans, gummy bears, lego pieces, pennies, any little thing students would like estimate to win. Fox has a tradition of offering a lot of jars so lots of kids can join in the fun of using their math skills to estimate and take home a prize.

Please bring jars to the office with the answer written in secret on the bottom on a piece of tape before March 9th. Thank you!

FOX SCHOOL GARDEN

Drop by the FOX GARDEN TABLE at STEAM NIGHT on MARCH 11th!

Your child can pick up a package of mammoth sunflower seeds to plant at home! Will they grow as tall as they are by the end of summer?

Check out the garden board to see pictures of the sunflowers that students planted last year and their winter crops. Weather permitting, there will be a book walk featured in the garden during STEAM night.

We are always looking for volunteers to help students with gardening, and other special activities such as watercolor painting, making bird feeders and Earth Day activities.

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

DOROTHY FOX CLAY ART PROJECT

All School Clay Artist in Residence

Spring Artist - Ceramic Relief Tiles

This Spring, our students have been working with Karie Oakes to create self-portraits out of clay. As the students study their own face, Karie has discussed proportion and symmetry with them. They have also been gaining skills working with clay and ceramics. Each class has four sessions with our Artist-In-Residence. At the end of their time together, each child will have their completed ceramic relief tile! These tiles will be on display to view and take home on STEAM Night.

THANK YOU: A special THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who have helped in the classroom. There have been many moving parts for this artist residency to happen. The PTA is grateful for each volunteer who came in to help students create their unique art pieces. And a HUGE thanks to the kiln volunteers. Unloading and reloading our kiln is a time consuming task. We are SO GRATEFUL to the parents who stepped up to help. Thank you so much!

STEAM NIGHT: Please be sure to visit the gallery showing of these pieces during STEAM night. Each tile is unique and they are all amazing in their own way. We look forward to sharing these works of art with all of you!

SPRING PICTURES

3/12/2020

Class photos and individual options!

Please make sure your student is in class this day so they will be included in the class picture.

Order forms sent home in Friday folders.

SPIRIT DAYS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Next up is ANIMAL DAY!

3/18/2020

"Be kind to every-kind, not just mankind."

Show your school spirit and join the fun!

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

SPIRIT DAYS COMING UP

  • March 18th – Animal Day: Be kind to every-kind, not just mankind.

  • April 22nd – Disney/Star Wars/Marvel Day: Believe in the magic of kindness!

  • May 20th – Rainbow Day: K~Purple, 1st~Orange, 2nd~Blue, 3rd~Green, 4th~Yellow, 5th & Staff~Red: Acts of Kindness are the Rainbows in Life!

  • June – Last Day of School – Hawaiian Day: Ride the Wave of Kindness!

WEAR RED OR FOX SPIRIT WEAR THE 1ST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH!

Fox Rocks Kindness!

DINNER NIGHT OUT

Panera Bread

​3/18/2020 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Panera Bread located at:

915 SE 164th Avenue, Vancouver

In-Store: Show paper or digital version of flyer or mention the fundraiser at the register.

Click here for flyer.

Ordering Online:

Try Rapid Pick-Up. Enter "PRFUND" as your Promo Code to have a portion of your proceeds donated to your organization.

20% of event sales will be donated to: Dorothy Fox PTA

Participating fundraiser guests are required to present a valid fundraiser flyer (paper copy or digital image) with each order to receive credit towards the fundraiser. Flyers may not be distributed inside or within the vicinity of the restaurant including, without limitation to, the restaurant parking lot before or during the fundraiser.

PTA BOARD NOMINATIONS

We need your nominations for the next PTA Board!

Know someone who you think would be great on the PTA Board? Please consider nominating them or yourself! You can make multiple nominations.

Ways to Nominate:

APRIL PTA GENERAL MEETING

SAVE THE DATE

04/16/2020, THURSDAY at 8:15am

All are welcome to attend! This is a great way for parents to stay updated! You do not need to be a PTA member.

-In the Fox cafeteria.

Please join us to hear updates from Dr. Sork and the Fox PTA! Learn what will be happening in the next few months at Fox. We will also hold Officer elections for 2020-2021.

(No meeting in March, we will see you in April!)

Questions? Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

BRING AN ADULT TO LUNCH

Dorothy Fox would like to welcome special adult guests to join their student(s) for lunch and recess on Tuesday, March 24th (last names A-L) or Thursday the 26th (last names M-Z).

Adults should pack a lunch to eat with their student in the cafeteria as school lunch will not be available for adult purchase. Or, bring a special lunch to share with your student.

After lunch, don’t forget to check out the book fair in the library during recess! All purchases benefit Dorothy Fox Library.

Tuesday, March 24th

Adults invited for students with last names starting A - L

Thursday, March 26th

Adults invited for students with last names starting M - Z

Lunch Schedule

  • Kindergarten: Lunch 11:00 - 11:20, Recess 11:20 - 11:40

  • 1st Grade: Lunch 11:50 - 12:10, Recess 12:10 - 12:30

  • 2nd Grade: Lunch 10:50 - 11:05, Recess 11:05 - 11:30

  • 3rd Grade & 2/3: Lunch 11:30 - 11:45, Recess 11:45 - 12:10

  • 4th Grade: Recess 10:15 - 10:35, Lunch 10:35 - 10:55 (*recess is first)

  • 5th Grade: Lunch 11:15 - 11:30, Recess 11:30 - 11:55

Kids love this fun day!

**Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and meet your child in the cafeteria and let your child know the plan ahead of time so they are prepared.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

IN THE LIBRARY

3/23 - 3/26

Stop by the book fair when you come to lunch with your student on Bring your Adult to Lunch Day!

Do you want to support books and reading? Sign up to help with the DFE Spring Book Fair!

We need help setting up, taking down, and running the book fair.

Thank you for helping to grow our readers!

eWALLET AT THE BOOK FAIR

Available 3/9/2020

eWallet is a great new way for students to pay at the book fair! Your child shops the book fair cash-free, spending up to the limit you set. It is also a new way to provide funds for your, teacher, or anyone in the Dorothy Fox community!

eWallet is available starting on March 9th!

Click Here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/dfe

Simply create an account for the student or staff member you’d like to gift with funds, print their fold-able card (optional), and present it to them. Recipients can shop for books up to the amount designated by you (your card will only be charged for the amount they actually spend). Did your student forget their card? No problem—we can look them up at the fair!

EVENING SHOPPING: Our evening event (Thursday, March 26 from 5-7 PM) will be a “Grand” event. Students are invited to come shop the book fair, play games, and read with a “Grand” person in their lives. If your child has a “Grand” person who is not local, we encourage them to set up an eWallet for the student. This allows them to be part of our book fair from any distance. Families are also welcome to come shop.

FOX NATURAL PLAYGROUND UPDATE

Thank you to our PTA membership who voted and approved the new budget for the natural playground at our most recent PTA meeting. We are moving forward quickly now to get the area prepped and approved. We are hoping to start moving the dirt and complete grading work in the Spring!

Next week our Student Leadership Team will be meeting with their assigned classes to let our students vote on two different options for the play structure portion of the natural playground. This should get our students excited about the new addition!

If you would like to help, we are looking for a used canoe that we add for imaginative play and we are looking for families interested in building some benches (we can give you easy building plans). This is great activity to build something with your kids! We will continue to keep our Fox community updated and hope you will join us this spring for our volunteer build a natural playground day! www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fox-hollow-playground

SPRING SPIRIT GEAR

MARCH 2020

Order forms will come home soon! Watch your Friday Folders and check back on our Spirit Gear web page for updates.

NEW: We will have a new KINDNESS shirt!!!!

This special shirt will be a fundraiser for the natural playground!! It was created with Earth tones in mind to celebrate our new natural playground! It will be available in youth and adult sizes!

FOX FAMILY SCHOOL DANCE COMING IN APRIL

SAVE THE DATE

4/17/2020

Mark your calendars! We will have an amazing DJ, food, and drinks! The DJ is a lot of fun and really gets the kids (and parents) moving and having a great time! More information to come as we get closer to the date.

DOROTHY FOX ELEMENTARY INSTAGRAM

NEW: Calling all Instagram users!

Dr. Sork has started an Instagram account for Dorothy Fox Elementary. This is to keep you informed about Fox happenings. It is a great place to hear more about what goes on during school hours!

https://www.instagram.com/dorothyfoxelementary/

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:

March

  • 2nd: Yearbook Orders Due - Last day to order

  • 2nd, 5th, 6th: World Class Martial Arts After School Program

  • 6th: First Friday - Wear Spirit Gear/Red Day

  • 8th: Daylight Saving Time Starts

  • 11th: STEAM Night, 5-7pm (staff appreciation pizza & salad by the PTA)

  • 12th: Spring Pictures

  • 18th: Dinner Night Out - Panera Bread

  • 18th: Spirit Day - Animal Day

  • 20th: No School (unless inclement weather make-up)

  • 23rd-26th: Scholastic Spring Book Fair

  • 24th: Take an Adult to Lunch, Last Names A-L

  • 25th: Birthday Table

  • 26th: Take an Adult to Lunch, Last Names M-Z

  • 30th - 4/3: Spring Break

April

  • 3/30-4/3: Spring Break

  • 10th: First Friday - Wear Spirit Gear/Red Day

  • 16th: PTA General Meeting & Officer Elections - All Welcome 8:15am

  • 17th: Fox School Dance

  • 22nd: Earth Day

  • 22nd: Spirit Day - Disney/Star Wars/Marvel

  • 24th: No School (unless inclement weather make-up)

  • 29th: Birthday Table

--Looking for the Camas School District Calendar? Click Here!

AMAZON & FRED MEYER REWARDS

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SPRINKLE KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO!

Questions?

Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

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