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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.

Thank you Camas/Washougal Rotary for Dictionary Donations

The third graders at Dorothy Fox are grateful to the Camas/Washougal Rotary for their bright and shiny new dictionaries.  This has become a generous tradition in our community.  It is a strong message to our students from these caring adults and business organizations saying, “We Care About Your Education.”  In this photo, Superintendent Mike Nerland is talking about them with the Fox third graders.

The CHS Brass Band makes Fox Rock…Literally!

Thank you to the CHS Brass band for coming to share their talents at the December 13 dismissal.  Their music was enjoyed by students, parents, and neighbors alike!  Many of these high school musicians are former Foxes.  We are always proud of our alumni!

Fox Helps CHS Stuff the Bus!

Congratulations to Dorothy Fox Elementary School for providing 36 boxes of food to the 2013 Stuff the Bus Campaign!  All the food will go to local food banks.  Special thanks to the SLT student leaders for organizing the elementary level event.  Fox ROCKS!

Fox students learn about Composting and Watersheds through Story Teller Will Hornyak

The Save Organic Scraps Program (SOS) composts food and food-soiled paper scraps from school cafeterias in Clark County, WA. The program began in 2005 with three schools in the Vancouver School District and has since expanded to include all of their schools and schools from Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, La Center, Ridgefield, and Washougal School Districts. Over 62,000 students in Clark County participate in this program daily and their efforts have sent more than 5 million pounds of organic matter to compost facilities, rather than the landfill.

Dorothy Fox Elementary reduced our landfill garbage by 50% when we started composting.  FOX ROCKS BECAUSE WE ROT!

The SOS Program is a winning partnership and unique educational opportunity for schools in Clark County. The SOS program is managed by Clark County’s Department of Environmental Services. Clark County works closely with each school district and with Waste Connections, the organics hauler, to provide this program to the schools.  Thank you to Clark County for bringing this fun assembly to our school.


Thank you to our Adult Guests

Dorothy Fox students were thrilled to host many adult vistors at our Take an Adult to Lunch Day.


Take an Adult to Lunch Day

Take Your Grown Up to Lunch at Dorothy Fox is a wonderful tradition at our school.

Students may invite a parent or guardian, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or another special adult in their life to join them for lunch and recess time.

Adults are asked to bring a lunch, though students can continue to order hot lunch from the school menu.

Tuesday, October 8 – Last Name A – L
Thursday, October 10 – Last Name M – Z

Dorothy Fox Lunch Schedule:


11:35am  -  Third Grade Starts Lunch and then goes to recess until 12:15pm
(This will include the 2/3 blended class)

11:50AM   -   Fifth Grade Starts Lunch and then goes to recess until 12:30pm
(This will include the 4/5 blended class)

12:05pm  -   Second Grade Starts Lunch and then goes to recess until 12:45pm

12:20pm   -   Fourth Grade Starts Lunch and then goes to recess until 1:00pm

12:35pm   -  First Grade Starts Lunch and then goes to recess until 1:15pm

(We will be flexible if you need to switch days.  Parents are invited other days of the year if you can’t make these exact dates.  We welcome you to visit!)

Hope to see you there!

Veterans Day Essay Contest – Entries Due Oct 31

Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of the State of Washington, Dorothy Fox students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to submit an essay around the theme “My American Hero is…?”

Applications are available in the office or (Click here for Veterans Day Essay Form 2014) and should be turned back to the Fox office by October 30th.  Essays can be no more than 250 words.  The application gives other specifics about the contest.

Students from Dorothy Fox have been honored in the past as regional winners and have gone on to have their essays judged at the state level.  We are thrilled to have our local Camas/Washougal VFW be involved in judging and honoring local student winners.

We encourage all students grades 3-5 to participate this year.

Declaration of Student Success – FOX ROCKS!


This new Declaration fo Student Success was introduced to the Fox students this year.  Some met the challenge of memorizing it the first week!  The goal is to empower kids to own their own learning!  If they work hard and can “handle anything new”, they can make their dreams come true!