The referral window for the Camas School District’s Highly Capable Program (HCP) is now open for students in grades 2-6. Parents have an opportunity to refer their children for consideration for the HCP for fall placement. Interested families should review this information to 1) understand the definition and characteristics of students who are highly capable; and 2) learn about the nomination process and actions parents need to take by December 15, 2015, to refer students for this process.
In early 2015, a Facilities Advisory of Citizens, Teachers, Staff and Students (FACTSS) met to research and study current and future facilities needs in the Camas School District. Based on their findings and community input, the FACTSS team has recommended a Capital Facilities Bond be placed before voters in February 2016.
Come hear about the proposed bond and give us feedback at one of three listening posts!
Fourth-Grade Math Team Takes Second Place
On April 20, the Math is Cool team from Grass Valley notched an awesome second-place finish at the annual regional competition. Joy Young placed fourth individually overall. Started this year by parent Roger Young, who admired the Evergreen School District’s rendition, the extracurricular Math is Cool program brings together Grass Valley fourth-grade students for a unique months-long learning opportunity that culminates in a team competition as well as individual assessment. Several dedicated parents took part in working with the students each week in preparation for the big event. Next week the team will find out if it has qualified to attend the state-level masters competition. Great job, kids & parents! To get involved, contact Roger Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz Appreciation Month is deemed official by a Mayoral proclamation on April 20, 2015. Students: Abby Bradshaw, AJ Bradshaw, Garrett Maul and Garrett Monroe. Adults: Grass Valley Jazz director Natalie Wilson and Camas Mayor Scott Higgins.
Yeah, having your schoolwork posted on the fridge at home is cool. But having a video you made posted on the Camas School District website and screened at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas? We think that’s pretty cool, too. That’s why we’re excited to announce the first-ever Camas School District Student Film Festival: a video contest created just for K-12 students, and whose finalists will have their short films shown at the Liberty Theatre. Finalist videos may also be featured on the District website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.
Contest ends February 4, 2015. Click here to download the Official Rules.
Elementary Camas Parents and Guardians:
On December 11, your student will bring home the first report card of the year. You’ll notice changes to the report card related to learning standards. Additionally, fourth and fifth grade student progress toward grade level expectations is now indicated using a 4-3-2-1 scale. This is the same scale used in grades K-3.
To learn more, visit our new Elementary Report Card page to view an informational video, an FAQ, and sample report cards: http://goo.gl/v8O3Z1.
This year, the Camas School District is providing a full week of early release days dedicated to elementary conferencing with families. During the week of October 27-31, 2014, all elementary schools will operate on an early release schedule (9:00 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.). Kindergarten students will attend school on a rotating schedule of every other day of school during this week.
- PM Kindergarten students will attend school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during conference week. They willnot attend Tuesday or Thursday.
- AM Kindergarten students will attend kindergarten on Tuesday and Thursday of conference week. They will notattend Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
If your child’s dismissal plan will differ from his/her regular plan due to the early release schedule, please let your school office know.
Please note: Camas Extended Day and the Jack, Will, Rob Center will be open early for participants during conference week. Camas Community Ed after-school classes for students are cancelled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of conference week.
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, and their parents. 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. Emphasis on kindergarten readiness skills.
Space is limited to the first 40 families to register!
- Cash or check are accepted. Checks should be written to Grass Valley PTA.
- Grass Valley PTA earns $10 for each book sold.
- For every 5 books a student sells, they will earn a gift card to their choice of the following: Menchies, Big Al’s or Target.
- New this year! Payback Mobile.
- Please return any unsold books to school.
- Questions? Contact Shannon Frost, committee chair at email@example.com.
Kindergarten parents at Grass Valley Elementary were given an opportunity to chat, get to know each other, and sooth any anxious feelings after they left their little ones in their classrooms for the first day of school. The fourth annual Tea & Tears event is a program launched by school counselor Jeff Causey. Parents are given an overview of the school, the “earn your stripes” positive behavior program, the Grass Valley PTA, and resources available to families such as the parent lending library.