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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.

Fox Student Chefs Present Healthy and Delicious Sandwich Recipes

Congratulations to Fox Future Chefs 2014!

Congratulations to Fox Future Chefs 2014!

From left to right:

Fox Chef Kelsey Stafford presented an original Log Cabin Sandwich, Fox Chef Emma Speer had a yummy Bext Bacon Sandwich, and Fox Chef Kailey Paul had a tastey Crunchy Butter Banana Sandwich.








Bag Pipes Visit Fox Playground on St. Patrick’s Day

bagpipesStudents at Dorothy Fox came to school Monday, March 17th to the sound of bag pipes thanks to a visit by Fox Grandma Kyle.  A former school counselor in Gig Harbor, she has been playing the bag pipes for 10 years and she surprised the school with her beautiful music.

She followed up with talking about the bag pipes on the Fox morning news and showing her instrument up close to  the students.

It was the Top O’ the Morning for us on this day of Irish Green!

In the Spotlight

Martha Cocklin-1st grade teacher

Ms. Cocklin has been an educator for over 20 years and her 1st grade students feel like she is “the best teacher in the whole wide world.”  When Martha is at school, she enjoys meeting with her collegues over lunch.  This gives her a chance to take a few deep breaths from her busy day.  Not very many people know that Ms. Cocklin had an amazing childhood growing up in the country.  She spent time climbing trees, building forts, riding horses and tubing in the Lewis River.  She loves to spend her weekends reading, yoga-ing, walking or hiking with friends, and her dog.  She recently read a book called, Dog On It by Spencer Quinn.  It is a mystery story told from the point-of-view of the dog.  We are so glad that Ms. Cocklin is a part of our school staff! martha photo

CEF Auction Chair needed

That’s right – the CEF Auction never sleeps. Believe it or not, preparations for the 2014 Auction are well underway. In fact, the date and venue have already been secured, but one piece is missing: a co-chair for the committee. Or maybe we should say a dynamic co-chairing duo. Three-year alum Mandy Huth has committed to co-chairing this year’s auction in a supporting role, but she needs a person who will take over the reins.  If you have been looking for a good way to get seriously involved in fundraising in Camas, this may be the job for you! See this job description for more detail about what’s involved, and contact Mandy at  if you are at all curious.

All Fox students encouraged to participate in the Foxy Reader Program!

The only way to become a better reader is to READ & READ & READ!  Dorothy Fox students are expected to read at home every night.  Can read to self, on Razkids, or with someone else.  All minutes count!  Our students are encouraged to log these minutes on the Foxy Reader Calendar and turn this form in every month.  Each month earns the students a ticket to spend at the Foxy Depot!

January 2014 Foxy Reader

Click here to download a copy of the form. January 2014 Foxy Reader

Special thanks to parents Kerry Ticknor, Autumn France, and Michelle Bell for putting this new reward program in place to benefit all kids and their improvement in reading.  This program is sponsored through the school points earned from our yearly Scholastic PTA Bookfairs.