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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.

Events

Clothing Drive for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Please bring new or gently used clothing/blankets
to any of the drop sites listed below
or contact Teresa Schroeder at (360) 210-4574.

Your contribution will help restore the lives of those affected by the hurricane.
Thanks so much!

Drop Sites:

A.L. Insurance Group-Downtown Camas-418 N.E. 4th Ave.
Liberty Middle School
Grass Valley Elementary

Columbia River Watershed Festival encourages stewardship and preservation

Grass Valley Elementary students make cactus fly refrigerator magnets out of recycled phone wires, straws and pipe cleaners.

Every year, Mariah Acton meets fourth-graders who have never been on a hike or seen a blue heron.

And every year, the Columbia River Watershed Festival seeks to change that, and give students a new perspective.

Acton, events and volunteer coordinator for the non-profit, helps organize the festival, which is held in a Clark County park every year. This year, it was held in Capt. William Clark Park in Washougal. It also rotates with visits to Klineline Pond, Vancouver Lake and Lewisville State Park.

The goal is to teach as many fourth-graders as possible about environmental stewardship and conservation, and having fun while learning about it.

On Thursday and Friday, approximately 1,000 kids, including those from Camas and Washougal, participated in the event. They made their way through 16 rotating stations, which ranged from environmental storytelling to conservation to searching for evidence of animal activity along the beach.

“They don’t get these kinds of activities anywhere else in school these days,” Acton said. “There have been so many cuts to field trips and outdoor school.

Read the full story at The Post Record.

A Garden of Thanks

The theme was “A Garden of Thanks” for the Staff Appreciation Week, February 6-10. Committee members Dawn Redmond, Shannon Frost, Kristi Brown, Jenny Fredrickson, Tina Nelson, Gina Schultz and Janette Fujino along with dozens of volunteers who donated cookies, appetizers, salads, desserts and gifts throughout the week.

The 80 Grass Valley employees were treated to a waffle breakfast, lunches, goodies and raffle prizes. Committee chairs would like to say, “Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making our Staff Appreciation Week a huge success. We couldnʼt have done it without all of your efforts and delicious food.” Our staff wants to say, “Thank you for making us feel so special.”