Please join us for an evening of family-focused learning activities to support early learning and school readiness skills. This program is open to young learners ages 3-6 in the Camas School District. We will focus on early literacy and math skills and provide free materials for you to take home and use to continue the learning at home. Space is limited to the first 40 families.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:00-7:30 p.m. Helen Baller Elementary School 1954 NE Garfield Street Camas, WA 98607
Please register by completing the form and returning it to Helen Baller Elementary. The form can be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed, or dropped off in the school office. Childcare and refreshments provided!
It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 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, please call the transportation department at (360) 833-5585. Shanna Nielson and Becky Stauffer, district registrars, will be on site at each event to register your child. You may access registration packets and requirements for entrance online at www.camas.wednet.edu/registration. If you are unable to attend kindergarten orientation, please contact the district registrars’ office at 360-833-5410 to schedule a registration appointment.
Please be aware that 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 what is referenced as “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., driver’s license, utility bill, etc.
If you are aware of or know any future Camas kindergarten students in your neighborhood, preschool, etc., please let them know about kindergarten orientation and encourage them to attend!
Dorothy Fox Elementary
2623 NW Sierra Street
Date: May 22
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Grass Valley Elementary
3000 NW Grass Valley Drive
Date: May 22
Time: 9:15-11:00 AM
Helen Baller Elementary
1954 NE Garfield Street
Date: May 15
Time: 9:30-11:00 AM
Lacamas Heights Elementary
4600 NE Garfield Street
Date: May 15
Time: 9:30-11:00 AM
Prune Hill Elementary
1601 NW Tidland Street
Date: May 15
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
2400 NE Woodburn Drive
Date: May 29
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Camas School District is now accepting enrollment documents for new students for the 2013-2014 school year. Please print and complete the registration paperwork found on the Registration page. Once completed, parents can schedule an appointment with one of our registrars at the Camas District Office located at 841 NE 22nd Ave Camas, 360-833-5410.
Additional documents that you will need to provide are: a state issued birth certificate for enrollment in kindergarten and first grade; grades/transcripts for students transferring to middle or high school; updated immunization information; and two documents to verify proof of residency such as: driver’s license, utility bill, signed purchase agreement, signed renter’s agreement, etc.
Elementary schools are currently preparing for their Kindergarten Orientations in May. Please follow the link for dates and more information.
For families wishing to attend a school other than their resident school, boundary exception paperwork will be accepted beginning April 15 for in-district boundary requests and May 1 for out-of-district requests.
Two Grass Valley Elementary School fifth graders took their strong interest in helping animals to the next step last week by organizing a large-scale donation drive and assembly at their school. Megan Bauer and Lily Thompson, both 11, are part of the Kids Club at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. They decided to take extra strides toward the cause of aiding animals in need by putting on the week-long drive, where they set up shop in their school and asked for contributions. The girls were helped in their mission by Grass Valley jazz teacher Natalie Wilson, Principal Patricia Erdmann and Humane Society customer service manager Shonda Feathers. The drive kicked off with an assembly held to talk about the girls’ goals of spreading awareness and bringing in needed items and money for the Humane Society. Donations flowed in throughout the week, including cat and dog toys, collars, blankets, pet food and kitty litter. One student dropped off a small bag of collected coins.
Retreived from The Columbian
Grass Valley Elementary staff members are launching a new mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clark County. They are looking for volunteers, over the age of 18, to act as “big” mentors. The only requirement to be a volunteer is the ability to make a weekly commitment to the program and a desire to make a difference in the life of a child.
Volunteers will be matched with a student in the third or fourth grade and will begin the partnership by visiting their “little” for lunch at school (about 40 minutes – 1 hour). Volunteers may eventually engage in recess or other educational games with their student. It is the hope that pairings will continue at least through the 2013-2014 school year. All adults will be given training from Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as a background check and interview. We know that this will be a truly rewarding experience for our volunteers as well as our students!
If you or someone you know is interested, or if you have questions, please contact: Chrys Royall by phone at 360-335-3000 extension 79154 or email at email@example.com.
The Robot Apocalypse has begun! R.U.R.: Rossum’s Universal Robots, a melodrama presented by the CHS Drama Department, continues this Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 PM and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. The house opens at 6:30 to those who want the best seats. Watch as the robots revolt against their human masters to earn their freedom!
R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots
Camas High School Auditorium
Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7PM
Matinee on Nov. 17 @ 2PM
$7 for Adults | $5 w/ASB, Under age 12, and Honored Citizens
Grass Valley Elementary students make cactus fly refrigerator magnets out of recycled phone wires, straws and pipe cleaners.
Every year, Mariah Acton meets fourth-graders who have never been on a hike or seen a blue heron.
And every year, the Columbia River Watershed Festival seeks to change that, and give students a new perspective.
Acton, events and volunteer coordinator for the non-profit, helps organize the festival, which is held in a Clark County park every year. This year, it was held in Capt. William Clark Park in Washougal. It also rotates with visits to Klineline Pond, Vancouver Lake and Lewisville State Park.
The goal is to teach as many fourth-graders as possible about environmental stewardship and conservation, and having fun while learning about it.
On Thursday and Friday, approximately 1,000 kids, including those from Camas and Washougal, participated in the event. They made their way through 16 rotating stations, which ranged from environmental storytelling to conservation to searching for evidence of animal activity along the beach.
“They don’t get these kinds of activities anywhere else in school these days,” Acton said. “There have been so many cuts to field trips and outdoor school.
“We really try to reach out to all of the schools.”
Columbia Springs has been organizing the two-day program since 1997, in partnership with the Clark County Department of Environmental Services, City of Vancouver, Clark Public Utilities, and other funding partners.
Local schools do not pay to attend the event.
“Fourth-graders tend to be at a good age to learn about conservation,” Acton said. “We try to get them active in understanding local watersheds.”
Anna Hovanas, who teaches fourth-grade at Prune Hill Elementary, said the students had been very engaged in the event throughout the day, and especially enjoyed going to the beach area to search for clues of animals, industry and human recreation.
Read More at The Post Record
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Camas Educational Foundation. To celebrate, board members have named the annual auction, “Soaring with CEF: Our 15 Year Journey.” The non-profit foundation is hoping this annual dinner and auction will raise $100,000 which will go to support all students in the Camas School District. Last year’s event raised more than $85,000. Thank you, we couldn’t have done it without you.
CEF has given almost $1 million to the schools over the last 15 years, and with your help, we can continue to invest in our community. You can help in so many ways.
- Raffle tickets for a “Journey of a Lifetime” are on sale now.
- Donations of airline miles, goods, services and cash are needed to make this event a success.
- Reservations are available for this incredible event with a four-course, sit down, dinner, silent and live auctions, and social hour. Please join us.
- Volunteer to help with this event.
Please don’t wait as this event needs everyone’s support. Thank you!
Find us at www.cefcamas.org to donate, to volunteer and to make reservations. Raffle tickets can be purchased by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to our auction chair Mandy Huth at mandy_huth @yahoo.com.
Camas sophomore Alexa Efraimson placed second in the girls seeded race at the Stanford Invitational, finishing the 5,000-meter course in 17:04. Amy-Eloise Neal of Snohomish’s Glacier Peak High School won the race in 16:52.
Sophomore Alissa Pudlitzke placed 13th overall (18:36) and freshman Maddie Woodson was 33rd (19:07) as the Papermakers placed fourth among 19 elite teams from the western United States. Glacier Peak placed eighth. Led by Andrew Duffy (39th, 16:14) and Tucker Boyd (46th, 16:19), the Camas boys placed 16th out of 32 teams in the seeded boys race.
Read more at The Columbian
Papermakers open league play by hosting Skyview
CAMAS — One could argue this is the biggest game in Camas football history.
But you really have to think about it, you really have to open your mind, in order to get there.
Is it more important than the Class 3A state semifinal game last year? Of course not.
Is it more important than the Week 9 game against Union in 2009 for the league title? Nope.
But is tonight’s Class 4A Greater St. Helens League game against Skyview bigger than those other contests?
Well, yes, if you are only going by classification.
Tonight marks the first time Camas will play a league football game in the largest classification in the state. It just so happens the schedule pits the Papermakers against Skyview, a team that reached the 4A state title game last year.
So, not only is this a first for the Papermakers, not only is it the game of the week in Clark County, but it likely is the game of the week in the state. Skyview comes in ranked No. 4 in the state in the latest Associated Press poll. Camas is No. 5.
Read more at The Columbian