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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.

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

Penguin October

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


June is Here and We Are BUSY!

June 1                   2nd Grade to Columbia Estuary (Rms. 3 & 4), 9:00-1:30

June 2                   3rd Grade to Lelooska, 9:00-1:45

June 6                   Safety Patrol to Oaks Park, 8:30-1:45

June 7                   Summer Camas Library Reading Program Presentation, 9:00-12:00

June 7                   4th Grade Pioneer Day 10:00-12:15

June 7                   Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

June 7                   End of Year Choir Party, 1:15-2:30

June 8                   All School Lunch BBQ

June 9                   5th Grade District Track Meet at Doc Harris, 9:00-2:00

June 9                   Last day for Library book check out

June 9                   PTA Birthday Table (June birthdays)

June 9                   Last day for JWR (JWR will be closed for the summer)

June 12                 All Library books due this week

June 12                 CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

June 13                 End of Year Shelf Elf Party, 12:00-1:00, Library

June 13                 5th Grade Liberty Visitation, 1:30-3:15

June 13                 5th Grade PBL Visitation, 1:30-2:30

June 14                 Volunteer Assembly, 9:15-9:45, Gym

Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

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

3rd Grade Spring Open House, 6:00-7:00

Liberty 5th Grade Parent Meeting 10:00-11:00 & 6:00-7:00

June 15                 Kindergarten Spring Open House, 5:00-5:45

June 15                 4th Grade Spring Open House, 6:00-7:00

June 16                 Color War Day (K-Red, 1-Blue, 2-Black, 3-Green, 4-Yellow, 5-Tie-Dye)

June 16-22           Spring Book Fair

June 16                 PTA Birthday Table (July birthdays)

June 16                 CHS Graduation, 7:00

June 17                 Hayes Freedom Graduation, 2:00

June 20                 Talent Show Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00

June 21                 Talent Show, 9:15-10:15

June 21                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

June 21                 Sasquatch Reading Party, 1:10-4:00, Library

June 22                 5th Grade Celebration, 11:00-2:30

June 23                 All School Field Day, 9:15-3:15

June 26                 Last Day Assembly, 9:15, Dismissal, 3:30

June 26                 CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

May Happenings at Prune Hill!

May 1                    Skyridge Admin visits 5th Grade, 2:30-3:00

May 3                    5th Grade Watershed Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

May 3                    Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 3                    5th Grade Parent Night at Skyridge, 6:00-7:00

May 5                    5th Grade Skyridge Visitation, 9:15-10:45

May 8                    CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

May 10                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 11                 AIMSWeb Testing, 9:00-3:30


May 12                 AIMSWeb Testing, 9:00-12:30

May 12                 PTA Birthday Table

May 17                 Talent Show applications available from teachers

May 17                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 19                 1st Grade to Newmark Theatre to see “Pinkalicious” 10:45-1:45

May 20                 Spring Carnival, 4:30-7:00

May 22                 CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

May 24                 2nd Grade Red Cross Safety Presentations in Classrooms, 9:00-10:00

May 24                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 24                 Talent Show Auditions, 1:15-3:15, Gym

May 26                 See Double Day (Twin/Triplet Day)

May 26                 Talent Show Acceptance/Rejection letters go home today

May 29                 NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

May 30                 2nd Grade to Columbia Estuary, 9:00-1:30 (Burton & Beuhl)

May 30                 4th Grade to Fort Vancouver, 9:15-2:00

May 31                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 31                 Kindergarten Orientation, 2:00-3:30

Happy Spring Break!

To those of you who are traveling, we wish you SUNSHINE!!

School is CLOSED next week, April 3-7th. School resumes Monday, April 10th.

Here are April happenings around Prune Hill:

April 10                 CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

April 11                 Special Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

April 12                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

April 12                 PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:00-7:00, Library (voting for                                 2017-18 board members)

April 13                 Spring Recorder Concert, 6:00-6:45 @ PH gym

April 14                 Crazy Hair/Hat Day

April 14                 PTA Birthday Table

April 17                 Talent Show applications available from teachers

April 18                 Report Cards go home today

April 19                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

April 19                 5th Grade Science Fair, 5:30-6:30 (for families) @PH gym

April 20                 5th Grade Science Fair, 9:15-10:00 (for classes)

April 24                 CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

April 25                 2nd Grade Spring Open House, 5:30-6:30

April 26                 5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

April 26                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

April 27                 Take Your Child to Work Day (permission slip required)

April 27                 Angela Cervantes-Author Visit (via Skype) 4th & 5th Grade Classes                                Only, 9:30-11:00

April 27                 1st Grade Spring Open House, 5:30-6:30

April 28                 Talent Show applications due today by 1:10 pm (NO EXCEPTIONS)

March Madness at Prune Hill!

Dr. Seuss Day, Family Fun Night, and two more wacky long Wednesdays coming your way in March!

March 1                                Full Day of School, 3:30 dismissal

March 1                                5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

March 1                                1st Grade Smokey the Bear Fire Presentation, 12:30-                                                 1:00, Music Room

March 2                                100th Day of School

March 3                                Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

March 8                                5th Grade to PYP then formal lunch, 8:30-12:30

March 8                                Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

March 9                                4th Grade to Rice Rock Museum, 9:15-2:00

March 10                             Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

March 10                             PTA Birthday Table

March 12                             Daylight Savings Time Begins; Spring AHEAD one hour!

March 13                             CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

March 15                             Full Day of School, 3:30 dismissal

March 15                             Taproot Bullying Assembly 9:15-10:00

March 17                             St. Patrick’s Day

March 17                             Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

March 20                             Spring Begins

March 22                             Early Release, 1:10 Dismissal

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

March 24                             3rd Grade to Oregon Children’s Theatre, 10:20-1:30

March 27-31                       PTA Staff Appreciation Week

March 27                             CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

March 29                             Author Visit: Angela Cervantes, 10:00-10:45, 4th & 5th                                               Grades Only

March 29                             Early Release, 1:10 Dismissal

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

March 31                             Super Hero Day

March 31                             Yearbook Orders due

March 31                             Box Tops due