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

Walktober Graphic 2015

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!

Fox Movie Night a Successful Production!

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Thank you PTA for organizing a really fun night for the Fox Family.  Mr. Peabody and Sherman entertained us and the first 100 kids got movie glasses to get into the spirit!

 

Call for Entries: Student Film Festival

Yeah, having your schoolwork posted on the fridge at home is cool. But having a video you made posted on the Camas School District website and screened at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas? We think that’s pretty cool, too. That’s why we’re excited to announce the first-ever Camas School District Student Film Festival: a video contest created just for K-12 students, and whose finalists will have their short films shown at the Liberty Theatre. Finalist videos may also be featured on the District website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.

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Contest ends February 4, 2015. Click here to download the Official Rules.

DOROTHY FOX SAYS THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS

Thank You Veterans

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.
Boy Scouts Posting the Colors 2014

Calling Fox Writers in Grades 3-5

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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.

2015/16 VFW Youth Essay Contest

  • Deadline:  November 1, 2015
  • Submission Requirements:  (1) typed or handwritten essay, (2) not to exceed 250 words, (3) copy of official entry form must accompany essay
  • Theme:  Why is America my favorite country?
  • Judging Criteria: Theme (30 pts), Clarity of Ideas (30 pts), Theme Development (40 pts)
  • Awards:  1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded at each of the three grade levels
  • Entry forms office are available in the school office or click here for a .pdf copy.Veterans Day Essay Contest Application 2015

Dorothy Fox Families Make the School a Better Place

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.

 

Nonfiction Author Visits Dorothy Fox Students

Kelly Milner HallsOur PTA brought the wonderful, weird world of science to Dorothy Fox through a visit by nonfiction author Kelly Milner Halls.  Kids were inspired by her stories as she shared about her research of things that interest her including dinosaurs, hero animals, Sasquatch, and cool careers in science.  Her book “Tales of the Cryptids” has been a favorite book in the Fox Library for many years.

Each grade level got a small group session with the author where she answered questions and talked about the writing process.  Students benefitted from hearing about how many drafts it takes to write a book and how reading need to be critical consumers of information.  Kelly shared how as a nonfiction writer she has to research information for herself and she had made a career of following her interest in weird things.  After her visit, many students spoke about how they could grow to be a professional author someday.