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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.

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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Happy New Year!


We are back and busy as ever, learning and growing! See our January happenings around Prune Hill Elementary:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 14  PM Kindergarten
  • Wednesday, Jan. 14  Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly 9:15
  • Monday, Jan. 19  NO SCHOOL  MLK Jr. Day
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21  AM Kindergarten
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21  5th grade water quality monitoring 9:15-12:15
  • Thursday, Jan. 22  FAMILY MATH NIGHT!!  5:30-7:00
  • Monday, Jan. 26  NO SCHOOL  secondary grading day
  • Wednesday, Jan. 28 PM Kindergarten
  • Thursday, Jan. 29 PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:00 library
  • Friday, Jan. 30 Spirit Day: Sports Day
  • Friday, Jan. 30 Read to Feed ends

Stay warm!


Call for Entries: Student Film Festival

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.

Report cards will go home December 11

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.

Book Fair Success, Stuff the Bus, & December Happenings!

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!



Grateful Penguins!

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

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October Happenings at Prune Hill!


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 Penguin Float in the CHS Homeco
ming Parade downtown Camas 4:00-5:30

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!


Penguin October


Elementary Conference Week: October 27-31, 2014

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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 MondayWednesday, 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.

Big Learning for Little Learners

Big-Learning-postPlease 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!

Click here for more information and to register!