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Energy Star Certified
Dorothy Fox Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Fox earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

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Kindness Beegins with Me Campaign!

This is a Kindness “Beegins” with Me community project to support the pollinators in the area sponsored by the PTA. We are looking for Dorothy Fox kids to plant the bee friendly flower seeds that were sent home on Friday 9/6/19.   We are applying for a Disney grant for our auction and we need to send them photos of students Beeing Kind to the Bees in action!

Please email the pictures to the PTA at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com.  The deadline to send in pictures is September 21st

Lowe’s is a Dorothy Fox Hero!

Thank you to our local Lowe’s Home Improvement for picking the Dorothy Fox Elementary Garden as their heroes project. They brought many employees over two days to upgrade and enrich our school garden. Here is a list of all of the amazing things they did for our school.

  • Removed and replaced all the weed barrier, cedar bark chips and edging.
  • Built and installed two new beautifully crafted 4’x12’ cedar garden beds and filled them with soil.
  • Topped off the soil in our open raised beds.
  • Assembled a garden shed and portable hand wash station.
  • Donated all the materials, supplies and tools they used. 
  • Donated two boxes of kid sized garden gloves.
  • Donating an information/art board to display education materials and feature interchangeable student artwork.
Lowe’s Home Improvement Hero Volunteers in the Fox Garden in late August!

Shout out to Fox Families of Amelia, Andrea, Beth, Bryce, Cali, Jackie, Jennifer, Kristen, Tachel, Rachelle, Shayna, and Tejal for putting in time to maintain the garden during the summer months.

It’s garden discovery time! This Friday, students will have a chance to discover plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs and insects while doing a scavenger hunt.  They will see plants in various stages of their lifecycles including the formation of new strawberry plants, nasturtium flowers dropping seeds, tomatoes ripening, ears of corn growing, etc. Please sign up to volunteer at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-school11

Dorothy Fox Participates in the “Great Washington Shake Out” with our Earthquake Drill on October 15th

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Dorothy Fox joins millions of people worldwide in successful preparation for an Earthquake on October 15th.  The Great Washington Shake Out provides us best practice for staying safe with the message of Drop, Cover, and Hold On.  www.dropcoverholdon.org   We practice this with students 1-2 times each school year.  Attached is the 1-page resource that we give to our teachers to help them prepare with Dorothy Fox Students.  Parents can review this information at this link. FOX SCHOOL EARTHQUAKE PREP

Fox Rocks because Fox Walks – Walk on Oct. 16!

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Dorothy Fox is the winner of the most students who walk to school in the district. 85% of our students are in the Walk Zone.  A school’s walk zone is determined “as the crowe flies” in a circle with the school in the center, 1/2 mile outwards on a map in all directions.  Because we are a true neighborhood school, this incorporates most of our students.  Of course, it might take more than 0.5 miles on a paved street to walk to the school and that is where the opportunity to get exercise comes in!

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Walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy, reduce pollution, and avoid traffic. It’s also one of the best ways to connect with cool people and great places. Whether we are commuting to work or school, meeting friends, or exploring the neighborhood, a walk can become an adventure. It’s amazing what can happen when we walk!

The Fox Community is encouraged not to drop off your child in a car, but find a way to walk on October 16th to school in celebration of Walktober!