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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH MAY 2020


PTA BOARD ELECTIONS

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our last PTA virtual meeting and helped vote in our new board members!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW PTA BOARD FOR NEXT YEAR 2020-2021

  • Co-Presidents: Allison Abernethy & Trisha Golding

  • Vice President: Beth Kidd

  • Co-Treasurers: Krysti Araque & Rachelle Downum

  • Co-Secretaries: Jackie Boaz & Emily Moore

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A big thank you and shout out to our current PTA board members who continue to virtually meet, collaborate, and work together through this social distancing time! We are so thankful for their time, talents, and dedication to helping make Fox Rock!

PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEXT YEAR 2020-2021

We are so thankful to the many volunteers who helped out this year as Chair Leaders and at events! We appreciate you and all your support in making it a successful time! Thank you all for being a part of our amazing Fox PTA team!

We have some openings coming up for next year!

PTA VOLUNTEER OPENINGS FOR 2020-2021:

  • Fox Garden Co-Chair: Partner with our Chair Leader, Lianne Lauda, to create opportunities for students to visit the garden, help care for the garden, etc.

  • Yearbook Co-Chair: Work together with our Chair Leader, Maggie Chyterbok, to take pictures and create our amazing yearbook!

  • Spirit Day Co-Chair: Team up with our Chair Leader, Amanda Brainard, to create fun spirit days for Fox! Create flyers, dress up the Fox Statue, etc.

  • Birthday Chair: Once a month fun commitment to help celebrate student birthday's in the cafeteria during their lunch time.

  • Run for the Arts Co-Chair: Partner with our Chair Leader, Silvan Davidson and the Run for the Arts Committee, to run our annual running fundraising event!

  • Dance Co-Chair: Work with our Chair Leader, Beth Kidd, to create a fun family event at Fox!

  • 5th Grade Party Co-Chair: Work with our Chair Leader, Nissa Buchanan, to create a celebration for our 5th graders who have completed their time at Fox and will be jumping into middle school!

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email the PTA for more information!

ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

YEARBOOK

Thank you all for the pictures emailed in for the yearbook!

It was wonderful to see all the happiness, staff parade day, spirit days, and Earth day fun from your homes! We received hundreds of emails, so will not be responding to each email, but many thanks for sharing!

Thank you to our Yearbook team, Tammy and Maggie, for all their work to put this amazing memory book together! We look forward to sharing these with you in June!

We will not be asking for further pictures for the yearbook, but

Dr. Sork and Ms Logan are still accepting photos and ideas:

  • We want photos and videos of what kids are doing at home to share on the news. Please send to sarah.logan@camas.wednet.edu.

  • If you as a family have an idea for how to stay busy at home that you can share with others in Foxy Tales, please email: cathy.sork@camas.wednet.edu.

SPIRIT DAY FROM HOME

5/20/2020

Next up is RAINBOW DAY!

"Acts of Kindness are the Rainbows in Life!"

Show your school spirit and join the fun! Dress up in your grade's color, create a rainbow art picture, and be a rainbow of kindness in the world!

K~Purple

1st~Orange

2nd~Blue

3rd~Green 4th~Yellow

5th & Staff~Red

PTA will be creating a rainbow collage to share on the PTA FB page!

  • If you would like to be included in the rainbow picture please email pictures to ptadorothyfox@gmail.com with your authorization to share on the PTA FB page by 5/23.

  • These are only for FB sharing, not the yearbook as it will be off to the printers.

Ceramic Relief Tiles Are Coming Home!

This year our Artist In Residence worked extensively with the kids to create a self-portrait out of clay. Our kids worked very hard on these art creations. They had four individual sessions with our artist that spanned several weeks.

The tiles have been fired in our kiln and are ready to go home! Each tile has been individually wrapped and labeled. These tiles will be included in your student's bag of items that will be available for pick-up during the Dorothy Fox Bag Pick Up Event (refer to information emailed by Dr. Sork for your date and time). We are so happy that we can share this amazing artwork with all of you!

Thank you to our Artist in Residence chair, Amanda Carter-Jura, for her help to make this art experience happen and tiles ready to go home along with the many parent volunteers who helped during the school year!

FOX PTA GARDEN

Have a new found love of gardening? Help keep the Fox School Garden going!

Do you enjoy gardening and working with kids? Dig in and join our volunteer school garden team! There are many ways to volunteer on a regular basis or once in a while.

Garden Volunteers - This Summer! 2020!

  • Help keep the garden going this summer (pending access to school grounds).

  • Water, weed, plant, harvest and enjoy some fresh fruits and veggies.

  • Harvest produce to donate locally.

PTA Garden Co-Chairs needed 2020-2021

  • Volunteer and train with the current PTA Garden Chair next school year, then become the PTA Garden Chair starting June 2021.

  • Open the school garden during lunch recess once a week during the fall and spring, weather permitting.

  • Work with students on garden planning, planting, watering, bug patrol, weeding and harvesting.

  • Connect with teachers and help lead classroom activities in the garden.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any school garden questions, please contact Lianne Lauda liannedfepta@hotmail.com , PTA Garden Chair.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAY 4th - 8TH

THANK YOU FOX TEACHERS AND ALL THE FOX STAFF!

Fox Teachers are amazing!! We are so grateful for everything they are doing to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning lessons for home. It was a special year full of wonderful memories at school as well!

We also greatly appreciate ALL the Fox staff who have continued to provide support and who helped create an amazing year, even if it was cut short.

We are lucky to have such a caring Fox Family for our students while they are at school or learning from home!

SHOWING OUR APPRECIATION!

  • The Fox PTA will be recognizing Fox teachers with a special virtual gift!

  • PTA will also be putting some fun yard decorations up at the school to say thank you to all the Fox staff.

  • Join us in showing your appreciation! If you happen to be walking by the school feel free to take a picture of your student and email it directly to your student's teacher or any of the special Fox staff to say thank you!

Teachers and staff love to hear from students! Email a message of appreciation, a poem, a hand drawn picture or a special memory. Go virtual when possible to help keep our staff safe!

FLIPGRID CLIP: EXTENDED DUE DATE 5/4

**Don't forget to submit your "ThankYouFoxTeachers" FlipGrid clip by the end of the day Friday May 4th, so Dr. Sork can put those together for teachers. Refer to your email sent by the school (on 4/28) and Foxy Tales for more information.

THANK YOU

A heartfelt thank you to the many Fox Parents and extended community of doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, emergency responders, police, fire personnel, military, grocery store workers, mail persons, and all essential workers who are on the front lines every day to make sure communities have the food, supplies and medical care needed to get through the impact of this difficult time. Thank you!!

REMINDER: The "GREAT FOX BAG PICK UP OF 2020!"

May 4th & May 11th

From Dr. Sork's Foxy Tales:

There are items in the classroom that Dorothy Fox wants to send home with students to support their learning from home. Things like workbooks, journals, worksheets, and other supplies can be helpful to students. The goal of this process is to honor social distancing guidelines and invite families to safely pick up a bag for your student. Also in the bag we will be returning the clay tiles that students made with the artist-in-residence this spring and we hope to return 4th and 5th grade science fair boards as well.

Important Information: To see when your students pick up time is and the drive up procedure, please visit Dr. Sork's Foxy Tales! https://www.smore.com/6ae39-dorothy-fox-elementary-foxy-tales?ref=my

**Make sure to check your email daily during the week to read the Foxy Tales News from Dr. Sork for updates!

We have heard some parents find it in their junk folder.

Look for sender noreply@camas.wednet.edu <donotreply@blackboard.com>

STAY IN TOUCH

FOX PTA WEBSITE:

https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/

FOX PTA FB PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/www.dorothyfoxpta.org/

DR. SORK'S FOX INSTAGRAM PAGE:

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

CAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT:

http://www.camas.wednet.edu/covid-19/covid-19/#

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Questions?

Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

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