Upcoming Events

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.

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!

2nd Annual Fox Beautification Day a Success!

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!

Fox Playground Gets the 50 States!

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!

 

Local Author Visits Fox 4th and 5th Graders

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/

 

Fox Thanks our Volunteers with the Appreciation Station

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!!!