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.
Our Scholastic Book Fair was a great success as we head into the season of giving and sharing. A HUGE thank you to our PTA parent volunteers who worked tirelessly to convert our library into a medieval castle! The students and staff all enjoyed the experience!
We kick off Read to Feed next month, where Prune Hill students earn points through completion of reading logs and food donations. We kick this off with Camas-Washougal Food Drive ‘Stuff the Bus’ the week we return from Thanksgiving Holiday. Below are additional December events:
Dec 1-5 Prune Hill Food Drive for Stuff the Bus
Dec 1-5 – Mail Town during PE Classes!
Dec 3 – PM Kindergarten attendance day
Dec 4 – Hearing Screenings 9:00-1:00
Dec 5 – Prune Hill Choirs perform at Downtown Camas tree lighting, 6:30 PM
Dec 10 – AM Kindergarten attendance day
Dec 11 – Report cards go home with students today
Dec 12 – 4th Grade (Detmers) visits Portland Art Museum 10:00-12:15
Dec 12 – PTA Birthday Table
Dec 16 – Kindergarten Gingerbread Program 5:00-5:30 in the gym
Dec 17 – PM Kindergarten attendance day
Dec 17 – Sing-Along Assembly and Spirit Day/Pajama Day
Dec 17 – Art Card Orders delivered
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 – No School – Winter Break – See you on January 5th
On behalf of the Prune Hill Staff, we wish you Happy Holidays and a restful vacation!
Our 5th graders once again led the way with our wonderful annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Wednesday, and as we head into this holiday season, we are grateful for friends and family, and to our parent community for supporting the work of teaching and learning here at Prune Hill. Here are November happenings that may interest you:
Nov 7 – Picture Retake Day 9:00-1:00
Nov 8 – Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Clark College, 8:45am-12:15pm
Nov 11 – No School – Veterans’ Day
Nov 12 – PM Kindergarten attendance day
Nov 14 – PTA Birthday Table!
Nov 17-21 – Scholastic Book Fair in the Library 8:15-4:00
Nov 19 – AM Kindergarten attendance day
Nov 19 – 5th Grade Watershed Monitoring 9:15-12:15
Nov 21 – 4th Grade visits Portland Art Museum (Barga & Buchanan)
Nov 26-28 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 – Prune Hill Choirs perform at Festival Trees at Downtown Vancouver Hilton Hotel at 11:00 am
Fall is here! Please note the following dates and activities here at Prune Hill:
October 20 Science Olympiad 3:30-4:30 Room 19
October 22 5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 9:15-12:15 @ PH Bioswale
October 22 Science Olympiad District Competition @ CHS 2:00-4:00
October 23 LAP Parent Meeting 6:00-7:00 Room 9
October 24 Prune Hill Harvest Dance 6:00-8:00 PH Gym
October 27-31 CONFERENCE WEEK 1:10 Dismissal Monday-Friday, AM Kindergarten Tue/Thursday and PM Kindergarten M/W/Friday
October 29 Assembly: Service Animals and Tulip 9:15-9:45 PH Gym
October 30 2nd Grade Field Trip Downtown Camas 9:30-11:30
October 31 Spirit Day: Crazy Anything Day!
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!
Wishing you all a wonderful, fun-filled summer vacation! We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures, and hope you will make time to read a book or two while you are gone. See you all soon!
Prune Hill Staff
SAVE THE DATES!
- Our Back to School Night is Thursday, August 28 4:00-6:00 pm here at Prune Hill Elementary. Bring your supplies and say hi to your teacher!
- School starts Tuesday, September 2!