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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.

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

We Love Learning!

Lots of learning continues in our classrooms of curious penguins. Spring is filled with many fun culminating activities, many of which are listed here:

May 3                    Skyridge Admin visits 5th Grade, 2:00-2:30, Cafeteria

May 4                    Spirit Day/May the “Fourth” Be With You/Star Wars Theme

May 4                    Talent Show Applications due by 1:10 (No Exceptions)

May 4                    5th Grade Watershed Monitoring, 9:15-12:15

May 4                    Mother’s Day Celebration Rms. 3 & 4, 12:45-1:10

May 4                    Early Release, 1:10

May 4                    Robotics, 1:30-3:30, Library

May 5                    Skyridge Tour: 5th Graders, 9:10-10:45

May 9                    Camas School Board Meeting, 5:30 @ ZAC

May 11                 NED Show (Positive Behavior Assembly) 9:15-10:00

May 11                 Early Release, 1:10

May 11                 Robotics Competition at Hayes Freedom High School, 1:00

May 12                 PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:00-7:00, Library (budget, standing rules)

May 13                 PTA Birthday Table (May birthdays)

May 18                 Oregon Trail Performances (4th Grade Only), 9:30-11:45, Library

May 18                 Early Release, 1:10

May 18                 Water Congress Prep, 1:15-3:00, Computer Lab

May 18                 Talent Show Auditions, 1:15-3:15, Gym

May 20                 Talent Show acceptance letter go home

May 23                 Camas School Board Meeting, 5:30 at ZAC

May 25                 Early Release, 1:10

May 25                 Kindergarten Orientation, 2:00-3:30 Gym/Classrooms

May 27                 Last Day for Library check outs

May 27                 PTA Birthday Table (June birthdays)

May 30                 NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

May 31                 Sasquatch Party, 5:00-7:30, Library

Spring Has Sprung!

A little sunshine goes a long way in the Pacific Northwest!  We wish all our penguin families a restful Spring Break!  Here are April dates and events:

April 4-8               Spring Break

April 11                 Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

April 12                 Recorder Rehearsal 8:00-8:45 (Last One)

April 13                 Bullying Assembly: Taproot 9:15 in the gym

April 13                 Early Release 1:10

April 14                 Recorder Choir Concert, 6:00-6:45 in Gym

April 15                 PTA Birthday Table

April 20                 5th Grade Watershed Monitoring 9:15-12:15

April 20                 Early Release 1:10

April 21                 Kindergarteners to Columbia Springs Fish Hatchery 10:15-1:15

April 22                 3rd Grade to Oregon Children’s Theatre 10:00-1:00

April 25                 World Penguin Day

April 25                 Camas School Board Meeting 5:30 at ZAC

April 26                 2nd Grade Spring Open House 5:30-6:15 in Gym

April 26                 1st Grade Spring Open House 5:45-6:45 in Classrooms

April 27                 Early Release 1:10

April 28                 Take Your Child to Work Day (Permission Slip Required)

April 29                 Spirit Day/Crazy Hair/Hat Day

April 29                 4th Grade to Fort Vancouver 9:15-2:00

Kindergarten orientations scheduled for May 2016


It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year! Listed below are the dates for registration and orientation events for each school. The purpose of orientation is to meet teachers and staff, learn about the kindergarten curriculum, and take a ride on a real school bus! If you are not sure which school your child will attend, or would like to make a registration appointment, please call 360-833-5410 to speak with Shanna Michelle and Becky Stauffer, district registrars. They will also be onsite at the orientations for your convenience.  You may access registration paperwork online at www.camas.wednet.edu/registration.

Please note: in addition to the registration forms, you will need to submit the following paperwork:

  • State-issued birth certificate
  • Immunization information.  Students must be fully immunized including “kindergarten shots” or an exemption needs to be on file in order for your child to be registered.
  • Proof of residency (2 items), i.e., utility bill, payroll check, signed lease agreement, etc.

Please let us know if you plan to attend the kindergarten orientation.  And if you know of any future Camas kindergarten students in your neighborhood, preschool, etc., please share this information with them.

Prune Hill Elementary
1601 NW Tidland Street
(360) 833-5730
Date:  May 25
Time:  2:00-3:30

Community Lending Library Now at Prune Hill Park!

Over the weekend, one of our own students, Joseph Tuason, constructed and installed a Lending Library at Prune Hill Park (with a little help from Mom and Dad). Joseph’s parents felt that “having a little lending library near our neighborhood would be a good way to promote reading and community spirit”.


What is a lending library? It’s a small structure  that allows children to share books with each other that they’ve purchased, read and no longer want in their personal library. Kids can take a book out, with the understanding that they put a book in, to share with others.

This lending library is located in the lower parking lot, near the stairs to the fields. Tuasons have already witnessed a student, Samantha, using the lending library, and are hoping that with spring and summer weather, more children will use it!

There is no ‘check out’ system. Families are encouraged to add gently used books to the library for kids to take what they’d like to read, and replace it with other books if so inclined.

Please remember that Prune Hill Elementary library books belong at school! :)

Thanks to the Tuason family for their heart for reading and for improving our great community!




*Prune Hill Elementary School is not liable for damage to, nor contents of, the lending library. PHE does not manage the lending library.


Student Film Festival March 24

Join us for the 2nd Annual Student Film Festival! On March 24, 2016, parents, staff, and citizens are invited to view the film entries at Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the films will begin at 6:00 p.m. The program is expected to run for approximately one hour. The event is free, and concessions will be available for purchase inside the lobby.

Student Film Festival