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.
This video gives a tour of our school to new students.
Thank you to the many students, parents, teachers, and caregivers who gave their personal time on Saturday, August 25 for this day of service. We had 31 people from the ages of 5 to 55 help make the school look great! Weeding, trimming, and pruning took place in all of the front flower beds, garbage was picked up, and soccer goal posts were painted. Some families were brand new to the school. It was great to meet new friends and connect with new families. In the end, the district helped with new bark dust. The end result…Dorothy Fox Looks GREAT! What a source of pride for our whole community.
Thank you Camden, Wes, David, Julie, Maria, Sreeti, Nancie, Lee, Rahul, Achal, Stephanie, Shalu, Kerry, John, Sheri, Liam, Deven. Jennifer, Lauren, Carter, Carson, Sarah, Abby, Judah, Sean, Vani, Dipesh, Sagun, Topher, Sage, Bright, & Cathy!
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!!!