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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

March Madness!

March 1                                Yearbook order forms go home

March 5                                Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

March 6                                5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 8:15-11:15

March 6                                Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

March 6                                Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

March 8                                Birthday Table

March 9                                CEF Auction

March 10                             Daylight Savings begins

March 11                             CSD Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

March 12                             Choir Rehearsal 2:20-3:30

March 13                             5th Grade to Portland Youth

                                          Philharmonic 8:00-11:30

March 13                             Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

March 13                             Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

March 15                             School is in Session – Inclement

                                           Weather Make-up Day

March 15                             Coffee with the Principal 8:15-9:15

March 18                             Spirit Day/Lucky Leprechaun Day (wear green!)

March 19                             End of 2nd Trimester

March 19                             Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

March 20                             Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

March 20                             Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

March 22                             Opera Quest Assembly (Grades 3-5) 9:00

March 25-29                        Staff Appreciation Week

March 25                             CSD Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

March 26                             Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

March 27                             Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

March 27                             Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

March 27                             5th Grade Science Fair 5:30-6:30

March 28                             5th Grade Science Fair 8:05-9:00

March 28                             Report Cards go home today

March 29                             Yearbook orders due

March 29                             Box Tops due

February Fun!

See what’s happening this month:

February 1                           Spirit Day/Sports Day

February 1                           Read to Feed Ends today

February 1                           5th Grade (Driver/Rush) to Planetarium 8:25-11:25

February 1                           Birthday Table

February 1                           5th Grade tour of Odyssey Middle School 12:10-1:50

February 1                           Winter Family Fun Night 6:00-8:00

February 5                           OMS Parent Info Event/Tour 1:00-2:00

February 5                           Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

February 6                           5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 8:15-11:15

February 6                           Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

February 6                           Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

February 7                           Jungle Week begins today and runs through Feb 13

February 7                           4th Grade (Menor/Rakoski) to Rice Rock & Mineral                                                     Museum 8:15-1:15

February 7                           OMS Parent Info Event Tour 9:00-10:00 am & 6:30-7:30 pm

February 8                           4th Grade (Barga/Coleman) to Rice Rock & Mineral                                                     Museum 8:15-1:15

February 11                        CSD Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

February 12                        Choir Rehearsal 2:20-3:30

February 13                        100th Day of School

February 13                        Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

February 13                        Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

February 13                        PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:00 Library

February 14                        Valentine’s Day

February 15-18                  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Holiday

February 19                        Read to Feed Assembly 12:15-1:00

February 19                        Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

February 20                        Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

February 20                        Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

February 22                        5th Grade (Holscher/King) to Planetarium 8:25-11:25

February 25                        CSD Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

February 26                        Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

February 27                        Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

February 27                        Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00penguinwinter

January…Here’s What’s Happening!

January 7                             Welcome Back!

January 9                             Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

January 11                           January Birthday Table, by PTA

January 14                           CSD Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

January 15                           AIMSweb Testing

January 16                           Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

January 17                           MLK Assembly 9:30-10:15, PHE gym

January 21                           NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 22                           Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

January 23                           Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

January 23                           Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

January 28                           NO SCHOOL – Secondary Grading Day

January 28                           CSD Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

January 29                           Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

January 30                           Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

January 30                           Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

January 31                           Jungle Week begins today in PE


SEVEN Prune Hill Essay Contest Winners!!



This morning, seven penguins were awarded recognition by the Veterans of Foreign Wars local chapter representatives. The essay prompt was: ‘How the American Flag Makes me Feel’.  We are very proud of these seven students! Of the 300 essay entries in the county, the following students were winners:
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3rd grader Alexander was a 2nd place winner! (above)

vfw alexander baltzersen5th grader Alexander awarded 4th place!

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5th grader Ayu awarded 2nd place!

vfw derek heath

Derek was our 3rd place winner for 3rd grade!

VFW Group

Group photo of our winners with our local VFW representatives

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Hannah was our 1st place winner in 3rd grade!

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Kristen, a 4th grader, was awarded 2nd place!

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Madeline was our 4th place winner in 3rd grade!

December Happenings!

Lots of activities, performances, and celebrations as we head into the holiday season!

December 3                        End of 1st Trimester

December 4                        Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

December 5                        5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 8:15-11:15

December 5                        Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

December 5                        Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

December 5                        Run4Fun Pizza Party 12:15-2:30

December 5                        PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:30 Library

December 7                        Stuff the Bus Pick up

December 7                        Birthday Table

December 7                        Choirs perform at Camas Hometown Holidays 6:45-                                                7:05

December 10                     CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

December 11                     Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

December 12                     Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

December 12                     Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

December 13                     Report cards go home in backpacks

December 17                     Holiday Choir Concert 5:30-6:30 at Grace                                                                   Foursquare Church

December 18                     Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

December 19                     Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

December 21                     Spirit Day/Pajama Day

December 21                     Box Tops due today

December 21                     Holiday Sing Along 9:45-10:15

Wishing each of our families a joyful holiday vacation!

November Happenings!

November Happenings at Prune Hill

November 1                       Picture Retakes 8:15-10:15 Cafeteria

November 1                       Run4Fun

November 1                       Science Olympiad 2:35-4:00 Cafeteria

November 2                       Birthday Table

November 4                       Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 5-9                   Book Fair all week 7:00-4:00 (except Thursday 7:00-                                              6:00)

November 5-9                   Conference Week, 12:10 Dismissal all week

November 6                       Choir Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

November 7                       5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 8:15-11:15

November 7                       Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

November 9                       Veterans Day Assembly 8:30

November 9                       Science Olympiad 12:10-3:00

November 12                     NO SCHOOL-Veterans Day

November 13                     Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

November 13                     CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

November 14                     Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

November 14                     Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

November 14                     Parent Education Series, Session 1, 7:00 pm @ Discovery High School

November 16                     3rd Grade to Oregon Children’s Theatre 10:30-1:45

November 20                     Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

November 21-23                NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving break

November 26-30                Mail Town all week during PE classes

November 26                     CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAZ

November 27                     Choir Rehearsal 2:30-3:30

November 28                     Art Card orders due

November 28                     Early Release, 12:10 Dismissal

November 28                     Recorder Rehearsal 12:10-1:00

November 29                     Hearing Screenings 8:15-1:45

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!

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