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Energy Star Certified
Grass Valley Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Grass Valley 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.


Big Learning for Little Learners

Please join us for an evening of family-focused learning activities to support early learning and school readiness skills. This program is open to young learners ages 3-6 in the Camas School District. We will focus on early literacy and math skills and provide free materials for you to take home and use to continue the learning at home. Space is limited to the first 40 families.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Helen Baller Elementary School
1954 NE Garfield Street
Camas, WA 98607

Please register by completing the form and returning it to Helen Baller Elementary. The form can be returned by e-mail to diane.loghry@camas.wednet.edu, mailed, or dropped off in the school office.


Childcare and refreshments provided!


Registration Form (Word) (PDF)


Grass Valley students raise money for Humane Society

Fifth-graders Megan Bauer, seated left, and Lily Thompson, seated right, accept donations from Hossana Abbay, top left, and Autumn Aho at a donation drive for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Two Grass Valley Elementary School fifth graders took their strong interest in helping animals to the next step last week by organizing a large-scale donation drive and assembly at their school.

Megan Bauer and Lily Thompson, both 11, are part of the Kids Club at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. They decided to take extra strides toward the cause of aiding animals in need by putting on the week-long drive, where they set up shop in their school and asked for contributions. The girls were helped in their mission by Grass Valley jazz teacher Natalie Wilson, Principal Patricia Erdmann and Humane Society customer service manager Shonda Feathers.

The drive kicked off with an assembly held to talk about the girls’ goals of spreading awareness and bringing in needed items and money for the Humane Society. Donations flowed in throughout the week, including cat and dog toys, collars, blankets, pet food and kitty litter. One student dropped off a small bag of collected coins.

Retreived from The Columbian

Levies pass!

Thanks to all the voters in Camas who stepped up and voted to uphold our standards for our students, and the community in which we live. While we only needed a simple majority to win the levy elections, it warms the heart to see the overwhelming support.

Read More at The Columbian

Grass Valley Calls for Big Brothers and Big Sisters!

Grass Valley Elementary staff members are launching a new mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clark County. They are looking for volunteers, over the age of 18, to act as “big” mentors. The only requirement to be a volunteer is the ability to make a weekly commitment to the program and a desire to make a difference in the life of a child.

Volunteers will be matched with a student in the third or fourth grade and will begin the partnership by visiting their “little” for lunch at school (about 40 minutes – 1 hour). Volunteers may eventually engage in recess or other educational games with their student. It is the hope that pairings will continue at least through the 2013-2014 school year. All adults will be given training from Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as a background check and interview. We know that this will be a truly rewarding experience for our volunteers as well as our students!

If you or someone you know is interested, or if you have questions, please contact: Chrys Royall by phone at 360-335-3000 extension 79154 or email at christina.royall@camas.wednet.edu.