Every year, students at Dorothy Fox get a chance to enter a fall essay contest from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary with the state of Washington. The local Camas/Washougal Post sponsors local students and awarded Dorothy Fox third grader, Corrigon Rotz, as regional winner. His essay competed with other student submissions from the area. As a winner he recieved a special presentation by local veterans, with a certificate and a prize. Way to go!
The theme this year was “How do I show my Love for my country?” It is limited in length. Please enjoy a copy of Corrigan’s essay below.
By Corrigan Rotz
I am a Cub Scout and I want to tell you a little bit on the subject, “How I show love for my country.” One way I show love for my country is to respect the flag at our flag ceremony. Our country’s flag should never touch the ground because many people have died for our flag and also because it is a symbol of our country’s freedom. I am very honored to carry the flag at flag ceremonies at our pack meetings.
As a Cub Scout and at home, I have done a lot of community service projects. One of those community service projects was that I made sack lunches for homeless people for one year. Another year I made blankets to comfort children of disaster. With my den, we picked up trash around Camas Public Library. I show love for my country by helping others.
Also I show love for my country by recycling the right things and no throwing things that can be recycled in the trash. Recycling keeps our country beautiful because there is not as much soda cans and plastic on the ground.
Respecting our flag, community service projects, and recycling are ways I show love for my country.
Special recognition to the other Fox students who submitted essays including: 5th grader Addy Hance, 5th grader Olivia Berner, 5th grade Kaylee Sugimoto, and 4th grader Madison Koppes. We are proud of all of our writers!
- Representatives from the Camas/Washougal Rotary in a Fox 3rd grade classroom.
Kids in Camas are so lucky to have the continued support of the Camas/Washougal Rotary organization. A highlight of being a third grader in our community that that you get a free dictionary to keep for your very own! This is a yearly tradition that is so exciting for our students. The students are proud to be able to put their own name in the dictionary. The message that these community leaders bring to our students is that literacy is important and they want every child to succeed as a reader, writer, and thinker. Kids use these dictionaries throughout their school years and many high school graduates can still remember the day they got their dictionary from the Rotary. We thank them for supporting Dorothy Fox and all the students in Camas ans Washougal. Annually, the rotary also provides Dorothy Fox with school supplies and backpacks for students in need each fall.
Dorothy Fox would like to thank Mrs. Carla Mumau for her kindness and care to our students, families, and staff over the years. She is leaving her position and we will have a new head secretary starting December 3rd. We wish Mrs. Mumau luck in her move to the Community Education Office. While she is sad to leave the kids, family, and families of Fox, this will be a position that will allow her to spend more time with her family. We are happy for her and invite her to come back and visit often.
Join us for the annual Holly Days Craft Fair this Saturday at Liberty Middle School! New this year: Breakfast with Santa with an opportunity for photos!
The Annual School Carnival was Out-of-this-WORLD thanks to the many volunteers and student leaders that helped to put on the event. With fun games and prizes, yummy food, bouncy houses, face painting, crafts, and photo booths, many fun memories were had by all. Special thank you to chairparent, Angela Fadlovich, for her countless hours in making this happen for our kids. The cupcakes at the cupcake walk were a big highlight…Thank you Mrs. Koch. Bottom line…the carnival ROCKED!