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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 Happenings at Prune Hill

October 2                            4th Grade to PUD (Barga & Coleman) 9:00-11:50

October 2                            Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

October 3                            5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring In Class Presentations 8:15-11:15

October 3                            2nd Grade to Downtown Camas 8:15-10:45

October 3                            4th Grade to PUD (Menor & Rakoski) 9:00-11:50

October 3                            Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

October 3                            Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

October 5                            Birthday Table

October 5                            Fall Family Fun Night 6:00-8:00

October 9                            Kinders to BiZi Farms Pumpkin Patch 11:15-1:45

October 9                            Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

October 10                          5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 8:15-11:15

October 10                          Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

October 10                          Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

October 10                          PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:00 Library

October 11                          Safety Assemblies, Grades 3-5 12:30-1:00, Grades K-2 1:00-1:30

October 12                          NO SCHOOL-State Inservice

October 16                          Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

October 17                          Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

October 17                          Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

October 18                          Great Shake Out 10:18

October 23                          Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

October 24                          Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

October 24                          Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

October 30                          VFW Essays due to

October 30                          Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

October 31                          Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

October 31                          Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00


September…Routines & Relationships!

Welcome back to school! September is the month that our students begin forging new relationships with their teachers and perhaps a new friendship or two as they meet new faces. September is also the kick-off to our focus on routines and safety: in classrooms, on the playground, on the bus, walking, bicycling, and staying home alone.  This focus might translate to dinner conversations around the table about how we keep ourselves safe in stores, parking lots, in the kitchen, etc.

Here are September events, that go along with our teaching routines. Parent Information Nights are a great way to stay informed!

September 13th            4th and 5th Grade Parent Info Night, 5:30-6:15 in                                                      your child’s classroom

September 14th            No Kindergarten; parent meetings

                                      August Birthday Table, during school lunch

September 18th            Picture Day!  Vision screening

                                     3rd Grade Parent Info Night 5:00-5:45

                                     1st Grade Parent Info Night  5:30-6:15

September 19th            Payback Book orders due

September 21st             Birthday Table, September Bdays

September 25th            5th Grade Field Trip: Columbia River Gorge

                                      2nd Grade Parent Info Night 5:30-6:15

September 27th            Kindergarten Friends 5:30-6:15

Hope to see you soon!

Back to School Night is HAPPENING!

We are hard at work here at school preparing classroom spaces to welcome back our penguins, as well as greet our NEWEST penguins, next Thursday, August 30th 4:00-6:00.  Please come drop off school supplies, say hi to friends, purchase your planners, deposit lunch money, and join the PTA!  We are so excited to see YOU!

waving penguin

Back to school!

The beginning of the school year is nearly upon us, and we want to be sure you have access to these documents when you need them, even before school offices open.

  • Our 2018-19 CSD Calendar now reflects secondary late start dates. On late start dates, middle and high schools will start 2 hours later than usual. Please Note: Next year, we will no longer be sending reminder emails, phone calls, and texts on late start dates to families for two reasons. 1) Frequency: They are now one day at each occurrence, but they occur twice a month and 2) Pattern: They occur every 2nd and 4th Thursday when school is in session with the exception of November, which, we hope, will be easy to remember.
  • View our Summer Schedule to learn about opening dates, back-to-school events, and more.
  • If your student has a district-issued Chromebook, click here to learn about Summer Care.
  • 2018-19 bus pick-up and drop-off schedules will be available online by Monday, August 6.
  • Remember, beginning next year, school start times for elementary and secondary schools have changed.

Graphic indicating the first day of school is September 4, 2018.

2018-19 School Supply Lists


It pains me to post this in the middle of summer, yet I’ve noticed that many stores are already stocking shelves with school supplies. Please see the link above for the most updated list (some stores have outdated lists).

See you all soon!

Happy Summer!

Enjoy your time with friends and family in this beautiful Pacific Northwest summer weather! Stop in at our library on the following dates (most are Wednesdays) to check out books and continue reading, because READERS ARE LEADERS!!

Library Hours:

Tuesday,  July 3 9:00-noon

Wednesday July 11 9:00-noon

Monday, July 16th 9:00-noon

Wednesday, July 25th 9:00-noon

Wednesday,  August 1st 9:00-noon

Don’t forget Back to School Night is on August 30th 4:00-6:00! Come drop school supplies off, greet your teacher and friends, purchase your child’s planner, and deposit lunch money!

First Day of School is September 4th!

Lunch prices for 2018-19 school year are: $1.80 breakfast, $2.75 lunch, $.75 milk/juice

You’ll notice that our playground is undergoing improvements this summer and fall, thanks to our generous PTA fundraisers (all of YOU!)


End of Year Events and Happenings at Prune Hill

June 4                   Final Library Book check out day for Monday classes

June 4                   Skyridge Admin visits 5th Grade 11:45-12:30

June 5                   Safety Patrol visits Oaks Park 8:30-1:45

June 5                   Sasquatch Party 3:40-6:00 Library (by invitation)

June 6                   Camas Library visitation 9:15-12:30

June 6                   Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

June 6                   End of Year Choir Party 1:15-2:30

June 6                   3rd Grade Spring Open House 5:30-6:30

June 7                   5th Grade Skyridge visitation 12:15-2:00

June 7                   5th Grade Odyssey visitation 12:30-1:45

June 7                   4th Grade Spring Open House 5:30-6:30

June 8                   ALL Library Books are due today

June 8                   Birthday Table (July birthdays)

June 11                 Shelf Elf Party 12:15-1:00 Library

June 11                 Talent Show Rehearsal 3:30-4:30 Gym

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

June 12                 Talent Show 9:15-10:15

June 12                 Skyridge Parent Meeting 6:00-7:00

June 13                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

June 13                 KPHE News Team End of Year Party, 1:15-2:15, Rm 1

June 14                 5th Grade Celebration 11:00-2:30

June 14                 Kindergarten Spring Open House 5:00-5:45

June 15                 Field Day

June 15                 CHS Graduation @ Doc Harris Stadium

June 16                 HFHS Graduation

June 18                Volunteer Assembly 2:30-3:00

June 19                 Spirit Day-College Gear Day

June 19                 Teamwork Assembly 1:30-2:00

June 20                 Last Day Assembly 10:30-11:15

June 20                 Last Day, 1:30 Dismissal

June 25                 CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

June 26                 Report Cards mailed home

Perseverance and Performance @ Prune Hill

We had our local marathon man, Micah Snell, and his mom share with our students a book (written by his sister!) and lesson on perseverance. Micah is a 2nd grader at Helen Baller, and just completed his 25th marathon with his dad, Superintendent Jeff Snell. Students asked great questions related to Micah’s assistive technology device and how he communicates with the world.

Our assembly concluded with our awesome vocal and recorder choirs sharing their skills with all of us. Thanks, Mrs. Ray and Mrs. Binder for helping these budding musicians. **photos by Charity Feb**


It’s Gonna be May!

May 1                    3rd Grade ELA: CAT Testing

May 2                    Art Card Orders due to Office for hopeful delivery by                                               Mother’s Day

May 2                    Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 3                    1st Grade Spring Open House, 5:30-6:30

May 4                    3rd Grade ELA: PT Testing

May 4                    Talent Show applications due by 3:30 pm (NO                                                           EXCEPTIONS)

May 8                    4th & 5th Grade ELA: CAT Testing

May 9                    Art Card Orders due to Office (final date)

May 9                    Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 10                 4th & 5th Grade ELA: PT Testing

May 11                 1ST Grade to Oregon Children’s Theater, 10:45-1:40

May 11                 Birthday Table

May 14                 CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

May 15                 4th & 5th Math: CAT Testing

May 16                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 17                 4th & 5th Grade Math: PT Testing

May 18                 AIMSweb Testing

May 18                 Color War Day: K-Red, 1-Blue, 2-Black, 3-Green, 4-Yellow, 5-                                Tie-Dye

May 19                 Spring Carnival, 4:00-7:00

May 22                 2nd Grade to Ridgefield Estuary, 8:55-1:30 (Bright & Miller)

May 22                 3rd Grade Math: CAT Testing

May 23                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

May 24                 2nd Grade to Ridgefield Estuary, 8:55-1:30 (Burton & Beuhl)

May 24                 3rd Grade Math: PT Testing

May 25                 Talent Show Acceptance/Rejection letters go home

May 28                 NO SCHOOL-MEMORIAL DAY

May 29                 CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

May 30                 5th Grade Science Testing

May 30                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

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

May 31                 2nd Grade Bugz Musical, 6:30-7:30