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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.

Prune Hill Penguins Honor Veterans and Military Personnel!

Our annual (and all-around favorite) assembly put on by our fabulous 5th grade and music teacher Mrs. Ray this morning. It was a wonderful tribute to veterans in our school community as well as currently serving military members. Click the link to view the slideshow, in case you missed it!  The assembly also included a Penguin Choir performance, recognition of veterans and service men and women in the audience, and students introducing current members of the 4 branches of military. Happy Veteran’s Day!

November Happenings at Prune Hill

November 1                       Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

November 3                       Picture Retakes

November 4                       Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

November 4                       PTA Birthday Table

November 7                       Box tops, printer cartridges and recyclables due

November 8                       Ballot Drop-Off Site 7:00am-8:00pm

November 8                       Choir Rehearsal 8:00- 8:45

November 9                       Veterans Day Assembly 9:15-10:00, PHE Gym

November 9                       Patriotic Penguin Day (red, white and blue day)

November 10                    Harvest Family Fun Night 6:00-8:00

November 11                    NO SCHOOL Veterans Day

November 14-18              Mail Town during PE classes

November 14                    Hearing Screenings

November 14                    CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

November 15                    Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

November 16                    5th Grade Watershed Monitoring 9:15-12:25

November 18                    Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

November 22                    Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

November 23-25              NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

November 25                    Choirs perform at Festival of the Trees at Vancouver Hilton 11:00

November 28                    CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

November 29                    Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

penguin turkey

October’s Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill…Drop, Cover, & Hold On!

We survived the Great ShakeOut!  On October 20 at 10:20 AM we participated in the state’s Great Shake Out earthquake drill.

Click the link below to read the article in The Columbian for more details!



These are additional resources for your family:

http://www.shakeout.org/washington/dropcoverholdon/ http://www.shakeout.org/washington/individuals/ http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/preparedness/map-your-neighborhood



Fall is Upon Us!

The rain is here, and so is OCTOBER! Here are dates of events that may impact YOU!

October 4                            Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 4                            5th Grade to PUD (Rms. 42 & 43) 9:00-12:00

October 5                            5th Grade Water Monitoring In Class Presentations 9:15-12:25

October 5                            PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-7:00 Library

October 6                            5th Grade to PUD (Rms. 40 & 41) 9:00-12:00

October 6                            2nd Grade to Downtown Camas 9:00-11:50

October 7                            Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 7                            PTA Birthday Table

October 10                          CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

October 11                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 11                          Kinders to Bi-Zi Farms 11:00-1:45

October 12                          5th Grade Water Quality Monitoring 9:15-12:15

October 13                          Run for the Arts Run Day

October 14                          NO SCHOOL State In-Service

October 18                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 20                          5th Grade Gorge Field Trip 8:50-3:20

October 21                          Recorder Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 24-28                   Conference Week-Early Release Monday-Friday, Book Fair Week, Grandparents breakfasts

October 24                          Talk Like a Pirate Day

October 24                          CSD School Board Meeting 5:30 @ ZAC

October 25                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 25                          Bandana/Scarf/Eye Patch Day

October 27                          Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 26                          Walk Like a Pirate Day

October 27                          Play Like a Pirate at Recess Day

October 28                          Recorder Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

October 28                          Halloween Costume Day (NO masks, weapons or face paint)

Penguin October

Welcome Back to School!

We have had a wonderful first week of school! Due to a large number of new students, we have added an additional classroom in our K-1 wing. Welcome back, Mrs. Little!

Please note the following dates, as they pertain to you, or your penguin. Parent Information Nights are a great way to hear how you can support your learner from home!


September 12                   No Kindergarten Today

September 13                   4th Grade Parent Night 5:30-6:30, in classrooms

September 15                   1st Grade Parent Night 5:30-6:30, in classrooms

September 16                   No Kindergarten Today

September 16                   Recorder Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

September 16                   Birthday Table (August birthdays)

September 20                   Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

September 20                   2nd Grade Parent Night 5:30-6:30, in classrooms

September 21                   5th Grade Parent Night 5:30-6:30, in classrooms

September 22                   Picture Day/Vision Screenings

September 22                   3rd Grade Parent Night 5:30-6:30, in classrooms

September 23                   Recorder Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

September 23                   Birthday Table (September birthdays)

September 24                   Family Fun Run 9:30-11:30, PH community track

September 27                   Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

September 30                   Recorder Choir Rehearsal 8:00-8:45

September 30                   4th Grade to Columbia River Watershed Festival 9:30-3:00

Happy Summer Vacation!

On behalf of the Prune Hill staff, we wish everyone a safe, relaxing summer vacation!


We look forward to serving our incoming and returning penguins in September!


September 1, 4:00-6:00 Back to School Drop-In!

September 6, First day of school!

September 24, 9:30-11:30 Penguin Family Fun Run!

June Happenings at Prune Hill!

June 1                   Volunteer Assembly 9:15-9:45

June 1                   Camas Public Library Summer Reading Program Presentations in Library 10:30-1:00

June 1                   Early Release, 1:10

June 1                   End of Year Choir Ice Cream Party, 1:15-2:30,                      Cafeteria/Playground

June 1                   Parent Info Meeting at Skyridge, 6:00-7:00

June 2                   Sasquatch Party, 3:30-6:00, Library

June 2                   3rd Grade Spring Open House, 6:00-7:00, Classrooms/Gym

June 3                   Last day for Imagine Learning Club

June 3                   All Library books due today

June 3                   5th Grade All District Track Meet 9:00-2:00

June 3                   3rd Grade to Lelooska, 9:00-1:30

June 7                   2nd Grade to Estuary (Bright & Miller), 9:30-1:30

June 7                   Safety Patrol to Oaks Park picnic, 9:30-1:30

June 7                   Talent Show Rehearsal, 3:30-4:30

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

June 8                   Book Room Books due to Room 9 today

June 8                   Early Release, 1:10

June 8                   End of Year KPHE Penguin News Party 1:15-2:30, Rm. 7

June 9                   2nd Grade to Estuary (Mitchell & Beuhl), 9:30-1:30

June 10                 Father’s Day Celebration (2nd Grade-Bright & Miller)

June 10                 Food Services BBQ Lunch

June 10                 PTA Birthday Table (July birthdays)

June 10                 Rm. 1 Spring Open House, 5:00-5:30

June 10                 PTA Spring Carnival, 5:30-8:00

June 10                 CHS Graduation, 7:00 pm at Doc Harris

June 11                 Cam Town Youth Festival, 11:00-3:00

June 11                 Hayes Freedom High School Graduation, 3:00 pm at Liberty Middle School

June 13                 5th Grade Celebration & Picnic Lunch, 11:00-2:30, Gym & Grass Valley Park

June 13                 Camas School Board Meeting, 5:30 at ZAC

June 14                 All School Field Day

June 15                 Last day of school, 10:50 dismissal, 11:00 buses roll