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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.

We Love Learning!

Lots of learning continues in our classrooms of curious penguins. Spring is filled with many fun culminating activities, many of which are listed here:

May 3                    Skyridge Admin visits 5th Grade, 2:00-2:30, Cafeteria

May 4                    Spirit Day/May the “Fourth” Be With You/Star Wars Theme

May 4                    Talent Show Applications due by 1:10 (No Exceptions)

May 4                    5th Grade Watershed Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

May 4                    Mother’s Day Celebration Rms. 3 & 4, 12:45-1:10

May 4                    Early Release, 1:10

May 4                    Robotics, 1:30-3:30, Library

May 5                    Skyridge Tour: 5th Graders, 9:10-10:45

May 9                    Camas School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

May 11                 NED Show (Positive Behavior Assembly) 9:15-10:00

May 11                 Early Release, 1:10

May 11                 Robotics Competition at Hayes Freedom High School, 1:00

May 12                 PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:00-7:00, Library (budget, standing rules)

May 13                 PTA Birthday Table (May birthdays)

May 18                 Oregon Trail Performances (4th Grade Only), 9:30-11:45, Library

May 18                 Early Release, 1:10

May 18                 Water Congress Prep, 1:15-3:00, Computer Lab

May 18                 Talent Show Auditions, 1:15-3:15, Gym

May 20                 Talent Show acceptance letter go home

May 23                 Camas School Board Meeting, 5:30 at ZAC

May 25                 Early Release, 1:10

May 25                 Kindergarten Orientation, 2:00-3:30 Gym/Classrooms

May 27                 Last Day for Library check outs

May 27                 PTA Birthday Table (June birthdays)

May 30                 NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

May 31                 Sasquatch Party, 5:00-7:30, Library

Spring Has Sprung!

A little sunshine goes a long way in the Pacific Northwest!  We wish all our penguin families a restful Spring Break!  Here are April dates and events:

April 4-8               Spring Break

April 11                 Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

April 12                 Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

April 13                 Bullying Assembly: Taproot 9:15 in the gym

April 13                 Early Release 1:10

April 14                 Recorder Choir Concert, 6:00-6:45 in Gym

April 15                 PTA Birthday Table

April 20                 5th Grade Watershed Monitoring 9:15-12:15

April 20                 Early Release 1:10

April 21                 Kindergarteners to Columbia Springs Fish Hatchery 10:15-1:15

April 22                 3rd Grade to Oregon Children’s Theatre 10:00-1:00

April 25                 World Penguin Day

April 25                 Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

April 26                 2nd Grade Spring Open House 5:30-6:15 in Gym

April 26                 1st Grade Spring Open House 5:45-6:45 in Classrooms

April 27                 Early Release 1:10

April 28                 Take Your Child to Work Day (Permission Slip Required)

April 29                 Spirit Day/Crazy Hair/Hat Day

April 29                 4th Grade to Fort Vancouver 9:15-2:00

Kindergarten orientations scheduled for May 2016


It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year! Listed below are the dates for registration and orientation events for each school. The purpose of orientation is to meet teachers and staff, learn about the kindergarten curriculum, and take a ride on a real school bus! If you are not sure which school your child will attend, or would like to make a registration appointment, please call 360-833-5410 to speak with Shanna Michelle and Becky Stauffer, district registrars. They will also be onsite at the orientations for your convenience.  You may access registration paperwork online at www.camas.wednet.edu/registration.

Please note: in addition to the registration forms, you will need to submit the following paperwork:

  • State-issued birth certificate
  • Immunization information.  Students must be fully immunized including “kindergarten shots” or an exemption needs to be on file in order for your child to be registered.
  • Proof of residency (2 items), i.e., utility bill, payroll check, signed lease agreement, etc.

Please let us know if you plan to attend the kindergarten orientation.  And if you know of any future Camas kindergarten students in your neighborhood, preschool, etc., please share this information with them.

Prune Hill Elementary
1601 NW Tidland Street
(360) 833-5730
Date:  May 25
Time:  2:00-3:30

Community Lending Library Now at Prune Hill Park!

Over the weekend, one of our own students, Joseph Tuason, constructed and installed a Lending Library at Prune Hill Park (with a little help from Mom and Dad). Joseph’s parents felt that “having a little lending library near our neighborhood would be a good way to promote reading and community spirit”.


What is a lending library? It’s a small structure  that allows children to share books with each other that they’ve purchased, read and no longer want in their personal library. Kids can take a book out, with the understanding that they put a book in, to share with others.

This lending library is located in the lower parking lot, near the stairs to the fields. Tuasons have already witnessed a student, Samantha, using the lending library, and are hoping that with spring and summer weather, more children will use it!

There is no ‘check out’ system. Families are encouraged to add gently used books to the library for kids to take what they’d like to read, and replace it with other books if so inclined.

Please remember that Prune Hill Elementary library books belong at school! :)

Thanks to the Tuason family for their heart for reading and for improving our great community!




*Prune Hill Elementary School is not liable for damage to, nor contents of, the lending library. PHE does not manage the lending library.


Student Film Festival March 24

Join us for the 2nd Annual Student Film Festival! On March 24, 2016, parents, staff, and citizens are invited to view the film entries at Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the films will begin at 6:00 p.m. The program is expected to run for approximately one hour. The event is free, and concessions will be available for purchase inside the lobby.

Student Film Festival

Happy Spring!

We are all looking forward to warmer (and drier) weather as we move into spring. Below are dates of Prune Hill happenings:

March 22             Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

March 23             Early Release 1:10

March 24             Report Cards Go Home Today!

March 25             Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

March 25             Spirit Day/Twin/Triplet Day

March 28             Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

March 29             Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

March 30             Author Visit-Chris Kurtz 10:15-12:00

March 30             Early Release 1:10

March 30             5th Grade Science Fair 5:00-7:00 in PH Gym

March 31              Music in Our Schools performance 6:30-7:30 @ Skyridge Gym

April 4-8               Spring Break

April 11                  School resumes


February Activities at Prune Hill

February 2 Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 5 Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 5 Spirit Day/Sports Day

February 5 Yearbook Orders Begin

February 8 Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

February 9 Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 12 NO Recorder Rehearsal

February 12 School Is In Session


February 16 100th Day of School!

February 16 Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 16 Read to Feed Food Collection Ends

February 19 Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 19 Birthday Table

February 22 Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

February 23 Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 24 Read to Feed Assembly 9:15 in Gym

February 26 Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

February 26 4th Grade to Rice Rock Museum 9:00-2:00

Two Prune Hill Penguins to Advance to State Lego Robotics Competition!

Lego Robotics Team 2016

First Lego League SW Washington regional qualifier competition, Anabel, Minwoo (shown above) and Mark (not shown) from Prune Hill Elementary School were awarded #1 of 17 teams! After semi-finals last weekend, Anabel and Minwoo advance to the Western Washington FLL Championship Saturday in Kent, WA. Good luck to our penguins! We are proud of you!

Ringing in the New Year at Prune Hill!

January 5             Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

January 8             Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

January 11           Reflections Art Submissions Due

                            Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

January 12           Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

January 13           Martin Luther King Assembly 9:15, Gym

January 15           Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

                            PTA sponsored Birthday Table


January 19           Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

January 22           Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

                            Spirit Day/Color War Day


                            Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

January 26           Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

January 27           Early Release 1:10

January 28           PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:00 in Library

January 29           Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

                           Winter Wonderland Dance, 6:00-8:00 in Gym