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Grass Valley News-May 10, 2013 - Camas School District

May 10, 2013

3rd Annual

Grass Valley Elementary

Carnival &

Auction

NEXT Friday!

May 17 5:30—8:00 PM

$5 In Advance, $7 at the Door

Adults & 2 or under are free

Raffle drawings at 7:30 • Tickets: $5 • Must be present to win

Silent Auction begins to close at 7:35 • All items must be paid for

and picked up by the end of evening.

Click HERE to print the pre-order form

Food will be available for purchase: hot dogs, pizza, chicken &

rice, smoothies, shaved ice, cotton candy, drinks & more!

Grass Valley Elementary · 3000 Grass Valley Drive, Camas, WA 98607

(360) 833-5710 · Fax (360) 833-5711 · http://schools.camas.wednet.edu/grassvalley


May

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

13 14 15 PM-K 16 17

Assembly

9:30AM

MSP Testing:

4th & 5th

grades

20 21 22 AM-K 23 24

5th grade (orange)

MSP Testing &

2nd grade:

Goin’ Buggy Play

10 11 12 PM-K 13 14

17 18 19

2nd grade

field trip

GVE Kindergarten

Orientation

9:15-11 AM

LAST DAY OF

SCHOOL

1st & 2nd grade

field trips &

5th grade (pink)

MSP Testing

5th grade (teal)

MSP Testing &

General PTA

Meeting 9:05 am

1st grade field trip,

5th grade (purple)

MSP Testing &

Carnival & Auction

27

NO SCHOOL

Memorial Day

28

5th Grade Middle

School Visits, May

Birthdays Lunch &

GVVJ Concert

6:30pm

29 PM-K

A Day in the Life

Transition Talk/

Video

30

Title 1 Reading

Showcase 6PM

31

5th grade Field

Trip (JeldWenn) &

May Birthdays

Celebration

3 4

Safety Patrol

Picnic

5 AM-K

Volunteer Tea/

Breakfast 8:15-9 &

New Family Open

6 7

New Family Coffee

& Tour 9:15-11 AM

& 5th grade Track

House 5-6 PM

Meet

3rd grade

Picnic

5th grade Field

Trip (Golden

Skate)

5th grade Swim

Party & 3rd

grade Field Trip

June

Field Day &

Retirement

party

2013

June Birthdays

Celebration

School BBQ Lunch

& Last Day of

Preschool

REMINDER: there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27!


The Carnival & Auction is

only one week away and

VOLUNTEERS are still

needed, especially to help

during the auction. Please

check out the link to the

right to sign up!

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Grass Valley Elementary

May 22

9:15-11:00 AM

Click any link below to VOLUNTEER

on Friday, May 17.

CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS

www.SignUpGenius.com/

go/60B0A4EA8A62BA75-grass

AUCTION VOLUNTEERS

http://www.signupgenius.com/

go/60B0A4EA8A62BA75-grass1

GRADE LEVEL BASKET

DONATIONS

http://www.signupgenius.com/

go/60B0A4EA8A62BA75-auction

Click HERE to see the current list of

auction donations!

Do you have an incoming kindergartner or know someone who does? At

Kindergarten Orientation, kids get to spend some fun time in a kindergarten classroom

and meet the kindergarten teachers. Parents can bring their registration

materials (without having to schedule an appointment), meet the staff and ask

any questions they may have. PLUS, kids are able to go on a BUS RIDE! A very

memorable event for any incoming kindergartner!

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND MATERIALS!


Our last event of the school

year is coming up!

Field Day is

June 12

A lead volunteer(s) is

needed! Grab a friend &

help P.E. Teacher Warren

Hughes carry out his Wacky

Olympics! If you are

interested, please contact

Volunteer Coordinator

Maria Mansfield at

gvevolunteers@gmail.com

CLAIM YOUR LOST

AND FOUND...PLEASE!

The LOST & FOUND is jammed with 140

jackets! Please stop by to CLAIM your coat,

and don't forget to LABEL all outerwear

with last name.

Reminder: all items will be donated to

charity following the last day of school.

REMINDER: Please return any

outstanding Fun Run money as soon as

possible. A HUGE THANKS from our

PTA treasurer!

LUNCH ACCOUNT INFO

Beginning May 28, students will no longer be

allowed to charge on their lunch account

through the end of the year. If a student is

out of funds, they will be provided an emergency

meal (cheese sandwich, fruit & milk).

Please ensure your student has funds in their

account and pay off any negative balances

that they may have. If you have questions,

please ask the cashier at your school.

Thanks! ~ Nutrition Services


GRASS VALLEY RECEIVES CEF MAJOR GRANT AWARD

Picture this: GVE kids in a circle discussing elements of a story,

responding to inferential focus questions, giving opinions with

supporting reasons, asking each other questions, and really

analyzing what they have read. Yes, even our youngest readers

will have the opportunity to do this next year with the Junior Great

Books (JGB) program. Thanks to the CEF for funding our major grant and to the PTA for

their support, we are excited to announce that our school will purchase the JGB

Program for grades K-5 for next school year. All teachers will participate in training

early next school year and your child will enjoy a multitude of benefits in a single welldesigned

program that will stretch beyond reading. JGB uses a shared inquiry

approach which helps students improve their critical thinking, reading comprehension,

writing, listening and speaking skills. At every grade students will have unique opportunities

to grow. We are thrilled to be implementing this program next school year!

~ Mrs. Dietzen, 5th Grade Teacher

THE CAPS HAVE BEEN COUNTED

Our year-long bottle cap collecting resulted in an unbelievable grand total of 112,238

plastic threaded bottle caps saved from the landfill!

Last year’s total over just a few weeks was 5,586. What an amazing accomplishment to

have amassed so many caps for recycling, Grass Valley! Thank you to EVERYONE

who saved, counted and bagged caps of all colors and sizes! Did you know that plastic

caps are typically made of polypropylene (#5 plastic) while bottles are usually polyethylene

(#1 plastic, for instance). Some recyclers do not accept lids with bottles and the

caps get sent to the landfill. Even though Columbia Valley in Evergreen won the competition

with 132,000 bottle caps, we were the only two schools to compete. Together we

saved almost a quarter of a million bottle caps from the landfill!

Sorelle Spa Salon is rewarding BOTH schools with a popsicle for each student and a

$20 certificate for each staff member to apply towards a service of his or her choice.

Keep saving your bottle caps! This is the last year Sorelle is sponsoring the competition

but with a little help, we might hold a grade-level competition in the next school

year. Any caps turned in to school between now and the end of the school year will be

recycled OR you can bring caps to your nearest Aveda salon including Sorelle on

192 nd Avenue in the QFC shopping center. We will advise families near the end of the

year of any over-the-summer school competition. ~ Mrs. Della Valle, 1st Grade Teacher


NOTES FROM MRS. WILSON

On Friday, May 3, the Grass Valley

Vocal Jazz performed at The Vancouver

Hilton for the Washington Association of

School Business Officers (WASBO).

You can watch the video of their

performance by clicking HERE or by

going to: http://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=DlhVQOuu12s

I am so thrilled to announce that on May 28 at 6:30 pm on the Grass Valley stage will

be a combined concert of GVVJ with the incomparable Patrick Lamb! This is a

great opportunity for us to share the stage with a local jazz icon who is such an

advocate of music and jazz education. Patrick is in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and

his tune “Maceo!” has recently hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts.

I encourage you to check out his website at www.patricklamb.com to listen to “Maceo!”

and to read more about his amazing accomplishments. I understand he will again be

playing at Camas Meadows this summer on July 13!

Please mark your calendars to attend the GVVJ performance on May 28. We hope to

see you here!

FOUR GRASS VALLEY STAFF TO RETIRE

Share a Memory, Join the Party

Grass Valley has four long-time educators retiring at the end of this school year:

Patricia Erdmann, principal; Dottie Chadwick, reading specialist; Christine Young,

kindergarten teacher; and Ricca Johnson, 3 rd grade teacher. They will certainly be

missed! Here are a few ways you can help say goodbye:

1. SHARE A MEMORY – Memory Boxes are being made for each of these

wonderful women, so stop by the office and write down or submit your fond

thoughts, well-wishes and photos. Photos can also be submitted to Erin Linton

at erin.linton@camas.wednet.edu.

2. JOIN THE PARTY – On Wed. June 12, there will be an adults-only party at

Grass Valley from 3:45-5:15 p.m. (Sorry, due to the volume of attendees, no

babysitting is able to be provided.)


Thursday,

May 23

9:05 am in

the Portable

A HUGE thank you to some

super-special volunteers: CARYN

DEWEY, JANE deFOREST-

HANSEN and GINA SCHULTZ!

Caryn & Jane are responsible for

the amazing art lessons your

children receive in class each

month with the help of several

awesome parent volunteers.

(Thank YOU, too!) GINA hosted

yet another fantastic Coffee &

Conversation last week, allowing

our parents the important opportunity

to connect with Mrs. Erdmann.

Gina also makes possible

several unbelievable gift baskets,

which are given away at the

many events she has a hand in.

Thank you so much, Caryn,

Jane and Gina!

GENERAL MEETING

MAIN TOPICS TO DISCUSS:

2013-14 Budget

approval

2013-14 PTA planning

& review

Natural Playground

update

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND!

NOTICE OF ALL THE THINGS COMING UP

FOR BOUNDARY TRANSITIONS:

Wed. May 29 – Zebras heading to other

schools next year will receive a visit

from their new school’s principal and

watch a video about their school

(Students only).

Tours for New/Incoming GV Families -

Wed. June 5. 5-6 p.m. (Incoming

students and their families)

Welcome Coffee for New/Incoming GV

Parents – Fri. June 7, 9:10 a.m. (Parents

only)

Please send in any Labels for

Education (aka Campbell’s Labels)

by Wed., May 28.

For a list of participating

products, go to


The 2013 EARTH DAY FUN RUN

2013 EARTH DAY FUN RUN was a huge success. It was a

hot day, so THANK YOU to everyone who sent their Zebra

with a water bottle. The kids were full of smiles and they

had incredible enthusiasm for the FUN RUN. Thank you Joni

Wells and Jenny Fredrickson for planning this great annual

event and to the many parent volunteers who helped as

well! Due to the generosity of our families, the PTA raised

over $11,000 for the various programs and grants the PTA

provides Grass Valley students and staff.


Don’t recall if you pre-ordered at Back to School

Night? Click HERE to see a list of pre-orders.


LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Invites you and your student to the

following events:

Parent Night for Incoming 6th

Grade Students

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

6:30-7:30 p.m.

in the Liberty Commons

Who’s up for the challenge?

5th Graders from Grass Valley will be

visiting Liberty on May 28

Questions? Call 833-5850

COMMUNITY LINKS

Camas Community Education

http://schools.camas.wednet.edu/communityed/

Spring/Summer classes & camps

http://schools.camas.wednet.edu/communityed/files/2013/04/

Spring-Summer-2013-Brochure.pdf

Camas Community Library

http://www.ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary

Camas Education Foundation

http://www.cefcamas.org/

Click on any link to be connected

SKYRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Invites you and your student to the

following events:

Parent Night for Incoming 6th

Grade Students

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

6:30-7:30 p.m.

in the Tom Wallenborn (wooden) gym

5th Graders from Grass Valley will be

visiting Skyridge on May 28

Questions? Call 833-5800

Forecasting (scheduling) for next year will take place in 5th grade classrooms in June.

Camas Parks & Recreation

Spring/Summer programs & camps

http://www.ci.camas.wa.us/images/DOCS/PARK_REC/

REPORTS/newsletterparks.pdf

Camtown Youth Festival Art Contest

Entries due June 6: Entry form & details

Jack, Will & Rob Center

http://www.bgcportland.org/programs-and-services/clubsmap/jack-will-and-rob-club


Go carrot

Crazy For Good Health

The carrot is the second most popular vegetable in the world

after the potato. Most people think all carrots are orange, but

they actually range in color from white to yellow to crimson!

Orange colored carrots are the most popular. Carrots were

originally purple and red, with a thin root. It wasn’t until the

1500s that the orange carrot began to take on its popularity.

They get their color from beta-carotene, a pigment that the

body converts to Vitamin A.

Carrots are available year-round and are grown primarily in California,

Michigan, Texas, Canada and Mexico. When choosing a carrot, avoid

the ones that are cracked, shriveled, soft or wilted, and choose one

that has a deep orange color. More beta-carotene is present in carrots

that have a darker orange color. Carrots are best stored in the refrigerator,

but must be placed somewhere away from fruits, such as apples or pears.

Fruits produce ethylene gas as they ripen and will decrease the storage life

of carrots, as well as other vegetables.

Nutrition notes

Carrots, being rich in beta-carotene, are great for contributing to healthy eyesight,

skin and overall growth. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as

carrots. Carrots also contain Phytochemicals, a compound found in plant foods

that work with nutrients and dietary fiber to fight off disease. These compounds

may reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke, along with other forms of

diseases. Carrots are 89% water, making them virtually fat and cholesterol free.

Source: The California Fresh Carrot Advisory Board

The Fresh Pick Review is

an informative newsletter

designed to provide a variety

of interesting facts, figures

and health benefits as they

relate to our featured Fresh

Pick item of the month. We

hope you enjoy this newsletter

and if you have any feedback

on how to make our Fresh

Pick Review even better,

please email your suggestions

or comments to freshpick@

ideaworksfoodmarketing.com.

Did You

Know

• Carrots are a root vegetable.

• Carrots are a member of the

Umbelliferae family, which also

includes plants such as dill, fennel,

parsley, parsnip, caraway and celery.

• The saying “dangling a carrot”

originated in the 1890s when

carrots were dangled in front of

donkeys to get them to move.

• Thomas Jefferson raised several

colors of carrots in his Monticello

garden.

• In the Middle Ages, carrot juice

was used to make butter a more

appealing color.

Chef Remmi Smith is Sodexo’s

first ever “Student Ambassador

for Nutrition and Health” and

is host of a health based TV

cooking show, “Cook Time

with Remmi TM .” In her new

role, Remmi will have the

opportunity to positively

impact the lives of students

in Sodexo-served school

districts across the country

by speaking directly to the

students through specially

produced videos, nutrition

education materials and

in-person appearances.


Jr. Jazzercise is a fun-filled

introduction to the lifelong benefits of exercise while dancing with your friends to today’s hottest music! They

developed this fun workout dance program to help promote fitness as a way of life for children. Junior Jazzercise

teaches coordination, strength, endurance and the importance of physical fitness. Help encourage healthy habits

for your kids and sign them up today!

Every session includes:

Dance Techniques

Relay Races

Hip Hop

Games

Arts & Crafts

Fitness & Nutrition Info

JR. JAZZERCISE AFTER SCHOOL CAMP

Dates: Wednesdays, May 22 nd – June 12 th Time: 1:20-2:30 PM Grades: K-5

Location: Grass Valley Elementary, Gym Class code: #3031-13 Price: $52.00

JR. JAZZERCISE SUMMER CAMP!

Start your summer off with this fun Jazzercise camp. The strong exercise habits kids develop today can go a

long way to shaping their future. Bring a healthy snack and water bottle to class each day.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 24-27 Time: 9:00-11:30 AM Entering grades: 1-6

Location: JDZ (Camas District Office), Gym Class code: #4074-13 Price: $80.00

Instructors: Lisa Ackerman & Krista Wood

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Registration Form Mail to: Camas Community Ed. - 841 NE 22 nd Avenue, Camas, WA 98607 (360) 833.5544 or 833.5548

Students First Name: Last Name:

Parent’s name:

Date of Birth: Gender: M F School: ______________________________ Grade in fall:

Home Phone: # Cell # Work #

Address: City/Zip:

Email Address:

Who will pick your child up from class:

Code Class Title Fee

Total Enclosed: $

has my permission to participate in this CCE activity. I understand the Community Education

program does not provide insurance. I certify that my child is physically and mentally able to participate in this activity. I, intending to be legally

bound, waive and release my rights and claims for damages I may accrue against any and all sponsors of this activity. I understand my child’s

image may be used for promotional purposes for CCE and/or the CSD.

Parent/Guardian Signature: Date:

Office Use Only: Check #: Receipt #:

$

$


Let’s Get Cooking

GlAZed CArroTs

WITH orAnGe sAuCe

(SERVES 5)

InGredIenTs:

• 3 cups fresh, cooked carrots

• 1 teaspoon canola/olive oil blend

• 4 ounces frozen orange juice

• 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

• 1 tablespoon brown sugar

• 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

• 1 tablespoon parsley (dried)

dIreCTIons:

By The nuMbers

17

The pounds of

carrots

the average person

eats per year.

nuTrITIon FACTs:

57 calories, 1g fat,

55mg sodium, 3g fiber

1. Toss carrots in oil and arrange on a parchment lined sheet pan in

a single layer. Bake carrots in a 350°F standard oven for 15-18

minutes and the carrots are slightly crunchy.

2. Combine orange juice, cornstarch, brown sugar and pepper in a

4” ovenable pan and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until sauce

thickens at 160°F or above for 15 seconds.

4. Carefully transfer cooked carrots to serving pan.

5. Pour hot orange dressing over carrots and gently toss until carrots

are evenly coated. Garnish with parsley.

89%

THe MInIMuM perCenTAGe

OF WATER THAT

CArroTs ConTAIn.

For The

record

MosT CArroTs peeled

In one MInuTe (IndIvIduAl)

who Rosalia Addis

where United Kingdom

when April 7, 2009

deTAIls The most carrots peeled and chopped

in one minute is 591 g (20.85 oz). This

record was set by Rosalia Addis (Italy)

on the set of Guinness World Records

Smashed at Pinewood Studios, UK.

It’s All HIsTory

Carrots, originally cultivated in Central Asia and the

Near East, were introduced to the American colonies

in the seventeenth century. They were not originally

yellow-orange, but a range of purple colors. It is

thought that the yellow root evolved from a mutant

variety which lacked the purple pigment. Ancient

Greeks and Romans used both the purple and yellow

varieties for medicinal purposes.

Carrots were first used for food by Europeans

during the Middle Ages. In the nineteenth century,

carrots were identified as a rich source of betacarotene.

During World War II, British aviators were

fed a specially developed English carrot, high in

beta-carotene, to overcome night blindness. Plant

geneticists continue to develop carrots with higher

beta-carotene content, as well as strains that are

sweeter and more tender.

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