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Energy Star Certified

Prune Hill Elementary School is a member of the District’s Energy Star family. Prune Hill 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.

Save the Dates!

We hope to see you all on Thursday, August 27 from 4:00-6:00 to meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies!

The first day of school is WEDNESDAY, September 2 9:00-3:30, except for kindergarteners.

Kindergarteners will receive a mailer in August with teacher assignments and staggered start dates.

See you all then!

Prune Hill Staff

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Penguin Pride!

Blake, Ashlyn & Logan take a shift at a neighborhood lemonade stand to support Mrs. Lomax’s daughter, Hayley! They raised and donated over $200.00 for Hayley’s future prosthetics! We are so proud of the spirit of helpfulness in our school community!


Thank You for a Wonderful Year!

Thank you to our Penguin families for a fantastic year of learning, growing, persevering, and succeeding! It’s been a wonderful year!

Those that were unable to attend the Volunteer Assembly can view the student videos by clicking the links below:



Our school depends on parent volunteers in so many ways, and we are very humbled by the generosity of your time and resources to support our passion: educating your children!

Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!


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June: Still Teaching and Learning til the Last DAY!

It’s a busy two weeks in June! Take a look:

June 1-5             3rd  grade math testing

June 2                 2nd Grade visits Ridgefield Estuary Rms. 1 & 2, 9:00-2:00

Vancouver Pops Assembly  9:30-10:15 PH Gym

Safety Patrol Picnic at Oaks Park  9:30-1:30

June 3                 AM Kindergarten in attendance all day

Volunteer Assembly 9:15-9:45, Gym

End of Year Choir Party, 1:15-2:30, Cafeteria/Playground

June 4                  2nd Grade visits Ridgefield Estuary, Rms. 3 & 4, 9:00-2:00

5th Grade Tour of Skyridge, 9:30-10:30


June 5                 5th Grade All District Track Meet Doc Harris Stadium 9:00-2:00

PTA Birthday Table

June 9                 4th Grade to Fort Vancouver, 9:00-1:30

June 10              PM Kindergarten in attendance all day

End of Year KPHE  Penguin News Party, 1:15-2:30, Rm. 7

June 11               5th Grade Celebration 11:00-2:00, Gym and Grass Valley Park

June 12               Spirit Day/Penguin Attire Day

All School Field Day

June 13               Cam Town Youth Festival, 11:00-4:00, Crown Park

June 15               Last Day for Kindergarten

Awards Assembly, 1:15-2:00  PH Gym

June 16               Last Day of School: Dismisses at 10:50



School Activities in May!

May 6              AM Kindergarten in attendance all day

                        5th Grade Tie Dye Shirt Activity 9:00-12:30

May 7              4th grade SBA testing

May 8              4th grade SBA testing

                        Art Card Orders due

May 11            5th Math SBA Testing

May 12            5th Math SBA Testing

 May 13           PM Kindergarten in attendance all day

                        5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring

                        Opera Quest Assembly Grades 3-5, 9:45-10:30

May 14            5th Math SBA Testing

                        1st Grade Parent Night, 5:30-6:30, Classrooms then Gym

                        PTA Online Meeting (budget, standing rules, voting)

May 15          5th Grade SBA Math Testing

                      Oregon Trail Presentations for 4th Grade, 9:45-12:00, Music Room

                       PTA Birthday Table

May 18           4th Math SBA Testing

May 19           4th Math SBA Testing

May 20           AM Kindergarten in attendance all day

                        Kindergarten Orientation, 2:00-3:30

                        5th Grade Parent Night at Skyridge, 6:00-7:00, Skyridge Gym

 May 21           4th Math SBA Testing

 May 22           4th Math PT

                        Parent input forms  for 2015-16 placement due


May 27           PM Kindergarten in attendance all day

                       2nd Grade Play “Character Matters” 9:15-9:45, Gym


May 29         Spirit Day/Hawaiian Day

                     5th Grade Water Congress, 8:15-2:00

                     3rd Grade to Oregon Children’s Theater, 10:40-1:45

                      PTA Spring Carnival, 5:30-8:00

Bullying Assembly: Fairytalezania by Taproot!

Our fabulous PTA funded a bullying assembly last Friday that supports our curriculum around teaching our students how to identify and respond to bullying behavior:  Defining bullying as repeated, onesided, and intentional behavior that threatens,  frightens or excludes others over time.  Responding with the 3 R’s: Recognize, Refuse, and Report!  The importance of being an ALLY to friends who are treated with unkind words or actions was a nice addition this year!

Thanks again to our parent community that contribute to our school in so many ways! The partnerships we develop strengthen our school!










Spring is Here!

We wish you all a wonderful Spring Break next week!  Below are dates/activities upcoming at Prune Hill:

  • April 6-10    NO SCHOOL! Spring Vacation
  • April 15        PM Kindergarten
  • April 15        5th Grade Field Trip to Oregon Children’s Theater
  • April 17        Taproot Bullying Assembly, funded by our fabulous PTA
  • April 17        Birthday Table, put on by PTA
  • April 22        5th Grade water Quality Monitoring
  • April 24        Spirit Day: Crazy Hat Day!
  • April 28        Kindergarten Field Trip to the Fish Hatchery

*Next year Camas Schools will offer full day kindergarten! Spread the news that registration is now OPEN! We are so excited!


March Madness!

This weather has us happy and excited….and wondering if spring is here to stay! Check out the March activities below that may impact your Prune Hill Penguin:

  • March 6       Yearbook Orders Due!
  • March 11     PM Kindergarten
  • March 11     5th Grade PYP Field Trip and Formal Lunch in the gym
  • March 13     PTA sponsored Birthday Table!
  • March 18     AM Kindergarten
  • March 19     PTA Online General Membership Meeting-voting/elections
  • March 20     Spirit Day: Superhero!
  • March 23     5th Grades, Rooms 41 and 20 to Steigerwald Field Trip
  • March 25     PM Kindergarten
  • March 25     5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 9:15-12:15
  • March 26     Report Cards sent home
  • March 26     Music in Our Schools Concert 6:30-7:45 @ Skyridge Middle School
  • March 27     5th Grade Rooms 19 & 40 to Steigerwald Field Trip
  • April 2          5th Grade Science Fair 9:45-11:15 PH Gym, parents welcome!         




Friendship February

We had a fabulous time at our Winter Wonderland Dance! READ TO FEED was a huge success!!! READERS ARE LEADERS!

Here are more exciting things happening here at school:

February 16           No School – Presidents’ Day

February 18           AM Kindergarten in attendance all day

February 18            Read to Feed Assembly 9:15-9:45

 February 19           Dental Office visits 1st Grade 1:00-1:30, Rm. 14

February 20           Spirit Day – Color War Day

February 20             PTA Birthday Table

February 25           PM Kindergarten in attendance all day

February 27           Winter Box Tops Contest Ends


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