Dorothy Fox is thrilled to announce the arrival of a new playground feature. A local high school boy earned his Eagle Scout by painting a mural of the 50 states on the asphalt on the Dorothy Fox playground. This took many volunteer hours and could not have been accomplished without a financial donation from Fox parents, Bell Associates, Hill Painting for the paint donation, and the Camas Operations Department for spray washing to prepare the surface. This will be a learning tool for many years to come. It was so great to hear a first grader in the lunch room explain how he was going to go to “Texas” at recess. Fox ROCKS!
The 4th and 5th grade students of Dorothy Fox enjoyed a visit by local author, Cheryl Linn Martin. She has written the Hawaiian Islands Detective Series: Pineapples in Peril and Menehunes Missing. The Dorothy Fox Library has her books on the shelves (although they don’t stay there for very long). Each student was given insight into the writing process through her sharing, motivation and elaboration. She also brought a bookmark for each student and met with students individually to talk about writing.
Thank you to Mrs. Culverwell, Fox librarian, and PTA leader, Andrea Linn for helping to arrange the visit. The children loved listening to her and hearing about the writing process she used.
Cheryl Linn Martin would love for students and parents to comment on her books on her website and she could post your comments in the front of her books. Here is her website… http://www.cheryllinnmartin.com/
The staff at Dorothy Fox Elementary said thank you to our 2012-13 volunteers with our first ever Appreciation Station! Set up all week in April, we invited our volunteers to take a rest, enjoy a treat, and feel appreciated for the countless hours that they have given to the students and staff at our school. Fox Rocks because of our dedicated volunteers. When caring adults spend time in our classrooms to support learning and help with school events, it sends a strong message that their education is important to the Camas community. THANK YOU!!!
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. 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. Space is limited to the first 40 families.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 6:00-7:30 p.m. Helen Baller Elementary School 1954 NE Garfield Street Camas, WA 98607
Please register by completing the form and returning it to Helen Baller Elementary. The form can be returned by e-mail to email@example.com, mailed, or dropped off in the school office.
Childcare and refreshments provided!