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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.

Principal - Julie Swan

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 Please see the link above for the most updated list (some stores have outdated lists).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

April Happenings at Prune Hill

April 2-6               Spring Break

April 9                   Franz Bakery will visit 1st Grade Classrooms, 12:10-1:45

April 10                 Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

April 11                 Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

April 11                 5th Grade Portland Youth Philharmonic field trip and Formal                                 Lunch, 8:45-1:30

April 11                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

April 11                 Odyssey MS Tours 1:00-3:00 and Q & A Session at 3:00

April 12                 Odyssey MS Info Events, 9:00-10:00 & 6:30-7:30

April 13                 4th Grade Oregon Trail Field Trip, 9:15-1:50

April 13                 Birthday Table

April 16                 CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

April 17                 Choir Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

April 18                 Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

April 18                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

April 18                 PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:00-7:00, Library

April 19                 Spring Choir Concert, 6:00

April 25                 Spirit Day-Crazy Hair Day

April 25                 5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

April 25                 Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

April 30                 CSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

Honor Choir Kids!

2018Honor Choir

Harmony, Kaitlyn, Henry, Justus, Claire, Hailey, and Sya were part of the Clark County Honor Choir performance at Washougal High School last weekend. Proud Penguins!

March Madness!

Spring is just around the corner! Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour this weekend!  See below for important Prune Hill dates and events:

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

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

March 7                               Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

March 9                               Birthday Table

March 11                             Daylight Savings Begins

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

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

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

March 14                             Recorder Rehearsal, 8:00-8:45

March 14                             Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

March 16                             SCHOOL IS IN SESSION-Inclement Weather Makeup                                               Day

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

March 20                             Last Day of Trimester 2

March 20                             Odyssey Information Night 6:30

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

March 21                             Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

March 22                             Odyssey Parent Info Session 10:30

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

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

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

March 28                             Early Release, 1:10 dismissal

March 28                             5th Grade Science Fair, 5:30-6:30

March 29                             5th Grade Science Fair, 9:15-10:15

March 29                             Report Cards go home in backpacks

March 30                             Spirit Day-Dress Like a Teacher Day

March 30                             Box Tops due today

March 30                             Yearbook Orders due today