We were honored to welcome veteran dads John Kaiser and Mike LaFors as well as other family members who attended our school assembly on November 12 as audience guests with former military service. Our theme was how to show our gratitude to the service men and women who have done so much for our country. First Class Sergeant Aguilar spoke to our students about the meaning of the flag and how they can show their appreciation. We also are grateful for the support of all military families for their sacrifices. In addition to celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, we had songs from the 4th and 5th grade, colors were posted by local Boy Scout Troops and many Fox students wrote thank you cards and letters that will be sent to active service vets in Afghanistan.
Whether thou was a princess or a young esquire, all had fun at the PTA Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 4th . The event was most splendid as kids played medieval games, like jousting, sword in the stone, and other carnival favorites. A juggler entertained families as they feasted while a catapult flung cannon balls to knock down the castle walls outside with the bouncy houses. All Masters and Mistresses went home with prizes, painted faces, smiles, and memories to last.
I know not how parent chairwomen, Mrs. Kidd and her family hath done it again! Thank you to all the Good Lord and Lady volunteers that made the event a success, including lads and lasses from Camas High School.
Fox Dost Rock!
PTA Meetings will alternate between mornings at 9:15am and evenings at 7:00pm each month. All parents are welcome. We would love for you to get involved, meet some new parents, help make decisions, and find ways to volunteer. Next PTA meeting is Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm at the Dorothy Fox Library. Child care will be provided. Fox ROCKS!
Annual Veteran’s Youth Essay Contest for Grades 3-5.
Each year, the WA State Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors a youth essay contest for grades 3-5. This essay can be an excellent vehicle for students to showcase their writing skills while reflecting on a patriotic theme. VFW Post 4278 will present awards to the top three at each grade level in the Camas/Washougal area. This allows multiple elementary students to be publically recognized in front of their peers, teachers and families.
2014/15 VFW Youth Essay Contest
- Deadline: October 31, 2014
- Submission Requirements: (1) typed or handwritten essay, (2) not to exceed 250 words, (3) copy of official entry form must accompany essay
- Theme: What can I do to make our country better?
- Judging Criteria: Theme (30 pts), Clarity of Ideas (30 pts), Theme Development (40 pts), Spelling and Grammar (10 pts)
- Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded at each of the three grade levels
- Entry forms office or attached and online here
Please join us for an evening of family-focused learning activities to support early learning and school readiness skills. This program is open to young learners, ages 3-6 in the Camas School District, and their parents. We will focus on early literacy and math skills and provide free materials for you to take home and use to continue the learning at home. Emphasis on kindergarten readiness skills.
Space is limited to the first 40 families to register!
School Beautification Day 2014 was a huge success. Thank you to the many students, parents, and community friends who came together on Saturday, August 23 to make the school look its best to start the school year. The group spread bark, scrubbed and power washed the playground equipment, benches, and swings. They also sanded and painted the goal posts. What great acts of service learning!
Special shout out to Fox Parent, Mark Burger, who quietly comes to our campus year round to pull weeds and prune bushes. Also thanks to our amazing CSD Ground Crew member, Bonnie Murdock.