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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.

February News & Events!

We are excited for our upcoming Family Fun Night! See below for other events occurring here at Prune Hill:

February 1-7                       Jungle Week in PE

February 2                           Last day to collect food for Read to Feed

February 2                           5th Grade tour of Odyssey Middle School, 10:00-12:00

February 6                           Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 6                           4th Grade to Portland Art Museum (Buchanan &                                                       Menor) 9:45-12:30

February 7                           Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 7                           Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

February 9                           Birthday Table

February 9                           Winter Family Fun Night, 6:00-8:00

February 12                         CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

February 13                         Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 13                         Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 13                         4th Grade to Portland Art Museum (Barga &                                                              Rakoski) 9:45-12:30

February 14                        Spirit Day – Multiplicity Day

February 14                        100th Day of School

February 10                        Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

February 16-19                  NO SCHOOL-Presidents’ Day Holiday

February 20                        Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 21                        Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 21                        Read to Feed Assembly, 9:15-10:00

February 21                        Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

February 26                        CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

February 27                        Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 28                        Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

February 28                        5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

February 29                        Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

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Happy New Year! January Happenings at Prune Hill

January 3                            Welcome Back!

January 3                             Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

January 8                             CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

January 9                             Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

January 10                           Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

January 10                           PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:30-7:30,                                                           Library

January 12                           Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly, 9:15-10:00

January 12                           Birthday Table

January 15                           Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

January 17                           Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

January 22                           CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

January 23                           Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

January 24                           Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

January 24                           5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

January 24                           Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

January 25                           1st Grade to Oregon Children’s Theatre, 10:30-1:45

January 29                           NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

January 30                           Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

January 31                           Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

January 31                           Spirit Day – Sports Day

January 31                           Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

VFW Essay Winners!


Audrey LaRue, Meghana Parasa, Mia Montler and Kristin Kim (not pictured) all received awards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their essays. Way to go, Penguins!

December Dates!

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December 1                        Stuff the Bus Pick-Up

December 1                        Choir performs at Camas Hometown Holidays, 7:30

December 4                        End of 1st Trimester

December 5                        Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

December 6                        Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

December 6                        PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:00, Library

December 8                        Birthday Table

December 8                        Coins for Creech Elementary Coin Drive

December 11                       CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

December 12                       Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

December 13                       5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

December 13                       Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

December 14                      Report Cards go home in backpacks

December 19                      Spirit Day – Hat Day

December 19                      Holiday Sing-Along, 9:15-10:15

Dec 20-Jan 2                      Winter Break – Enjoy!

January 3                             Welcome Back!

November Activities!

Read on for November  Happenings at Prune Hill:

November 1                   Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

November 2                       Picture Retakes, 9:15-11:15, Cafeteria

November 3                       Birthday Table

November 7                       Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

November 7                       Veterans Day Assembly, 9:15-10:00, Gym

November 8                       Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

November 9                       3rd Grade to Oregon Childrens Theatre, 10:20-1:45

November 10                     NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day Observed

November 13-17              Mail Town in PE classes all week

November 13                     CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

November 14                     Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

November 15                     Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

November 20                     Hearing Screenings, 9:00-2:00, Computer Lab

November 21                     Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

November 22-24              NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving break

November 24                     Vocal Choir & Friends perform at Festival of Trees at the Vancouver Hilton, 4:00

November 27                     CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

November 28                     Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

November 29                     Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

October Events at Prune Hill!

October Happenings at Prune Hill

October 2                            2nd Grade to Downtown Camas 9:00-11:45

October 3                            Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 4                            Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

October 4                            PTA Meeting 6:00 in library

October 6                            Birthday Table (October birthdays)

October 10                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 10                          5th Grade to PUD (Rms 42 & 43) 9:00-12:00

October 10                          Kinders to Bizi Farms 12:30-2:45

October 11                          Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

October 12                          5th Grade to PUD (Rms 40 & 41) 9:00-12:00

October 12                          Family Fun Night 6:00-8:00 PH Gym

October 13                          NO SCHOOL – State Inservice

October 17                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 18                          5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 9:15-12:15

October 18                          Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

October 19                          Great Shake Out 10:19 Earthquake Drill

October 20                          Book Fair Preview Day 9:00-4:00

October 20                          Art Card art work due

October 23-27                    Conference Week, 1:10 dismissal

October 23-27                    Book Fair 8:00-5:00, M, Tu, W, F; 8:00-8:00 Th

October 24                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 31                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 31                          VFW Essays due

October 31                          Yearbook Cover Contest artwork due

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Welcome Back to School!

What a unique start to the school year. As we wait for the smoke and  air to clear, we’ll continue to keep students indoors.

Thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and  happy smiles as we transition back to school! It’s great to see our returning families! Parents, prepare yourself for a few weeks of tired, sometimes weepy kids as we get back into the routine of bedtime, rigor during the day, and an adult constantly telling your kids what to do and where to go.  I encourage you to try to leave the weekends free of activities to allow the kids to have some unstructured down time. It’s hard!  AND, we can do hard things!!

Here are upcoming dates in September. Please note that Parent Information Night (Grades 1-5 only) will run in two sessions, so that you can attend one classroom the first session, and another classroom the second session.  If you have more than two kiddos here, bring another adult to divide and conquer. We are working to minimize the impact on your schedules (and we recognize we’ll be maximizing our parking lot).


September 8, 11 & 15        No Kindergarten (parent conferences)

September 13                    Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

September 15                    Birthday Table for  AUGUST bdays, all lunches

September 19                    Picture Day/Vision Screening

September 20                    Payback orders/books due

September 20                    Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

September 21                    All School Parent Info Night (Grades 1-5), Session 1-                                             5:30, Session 2-6:15 (Feel free to attend                                                              either session time)

September 24                    Family Fun Run, 2:00-3:30, PHE track

September 26                    5th Grade Gorge Field Trip, 8:50-3:20 (stay tuned…this could be postponed)

September 27                    Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

September 28                    Kindergarten Friends: Come to school and see what                                               we’ve been up to and meet new families, 6:00-7:00 in                                             classrooms.

September 29                    Birthday Table for SEPTEMBER bdays, all lunches