June 5, 2013
Wed., June 12
K* - 3rd grade: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
4th - 5th grade: 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
*AM kindergartners are invited to attend with an adult.
WANT TO JOIN THE FUN?
Volunteers are needed for set-up and to run the stations.
Please click HERE to sign up!
Grass Valley Elementary · 3000 Grass Valley Drive, Camas, WA 98607
(360) 833-5710 · Fax (360) 833-5711 · http://schools.camas.wednet.edu/grassvalley
Dads, this is a
Here’s what’s happening on
the last day of school,
Wednesday, June 19:
AM kindergartners WILL
attend this day.
School Assembly at 9:15 a.m.
School ends at 10:50 a.m.
Buses depart at 11:00 a.m.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10 11 12 PM-K 13 14
5th Grade Field
Field Day &
17 18 19 AM-K 20 21
5th Grade Swim
Party & 3rd
Grade Field Trip
LUNCH ACCOUNT INFO
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
Yearbooks will be distributed within
classrooms during the last week of
school, at the teacher’s discretion.
School BBQ Lunch
& Last Day of
Ways to Connect at GVE
Get Important Info & Updates
Visit the Grass Valley website. Click HERE.
Subscribe to the Grass Valley Elementary
Newsletter by contacting Mrs. Hay in the Office.
Like us on Facebook. Search “Grass Valley PTA”
or click HERE.
Visit the Grass Valley PTA Website. Click HERE.
Sign up for our email newsfeed by contacting
PLEASE CLAIM YOUR LOST & FOUND! All unclaimed
items will be donated to charity during summer break.
TEACHERs OF THE YEAR
Two Grass Valley Teachers have been honored by the Camas School District
as Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to music teacher Natalie Wilson,
The Innovator, and fifth grade teacher Jackie Graue, The Unsung Hero!
Have a friend with an incoming Grass Valley student?
Want to meet our new principal, Sean McMillan?
Both are great reasons to attend our
Welcome Coffee & Conversation
this Friday, June 7 at 9:05 am!
Bring an incoming GV zebra parent* and meet us in the portable.
Light refreshments will be served.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
*While this is an event just for adults, new families are invited to
tour the school this Wed., June 5, from 5-6 p.m.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN THE PARTY – On Wed. June 12, there will be an adults-only party at Grass Valley starting at
3:45 (Sorry, due to the volume of attendees, no babysitting will be provided).
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SUMMER GARDENERS NEEDED
We are in need of a few more
families to help maintain our school
garden during the summer months.
Bi-weekly weeding and pruning
would be most helpful. If you are
able to adopt a plot, please contact:
Angela Heaston at
Thank you to all the families in the
past and to those who will continue
to help keep our school garden
Dear Grass Valley Families,
On behalf of the entire 2012-13
PTA Board and my awesome copresident,
Danielle Marshall, I’d
like to say THANK YOU for another
wonderful year of creating
memories and supporting our
zebra students and staff in teaching
and learning! Together, we
truly achieve amazing things.
Please consider volunteering with
the PTA during the 2013-14 school
year. Every ounce of help makes
an enormous difference!
Many field trips are occurring these
last few weeks of the school year.
Fourth graders went canoeing at the
Ridgefield Marina and fifth graders
attended a Timbers soccer game!
The Grass valley Vocal Jazz wrapped
up their season with a fun concert
which included Jazz Musician Patrick
Lamb. Many kids improvised with
Patrick with their scat singing! To
watch the concert on YouTube, click HERE.
LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE A YEARBOOK.
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM ASAP!
SAVE THE DATE
GRASS VALLEY ELEMENTARY
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
4 TO 6 PM
This night is just for YOU—our prized Grass Valley students and their wonderful families! Come and
explore, get oriented, and have fun as you enjoy an array of exciting back-to-school activities, including:
Visit your child’s classroom and meet his/her new
Put money into student lunch accounts.
Pay for student planners.
Sign up for your 2013-14 PTA membership.
Purchase Spirit Wear.
Order yearbooks and PTA phone books.
This is a great opportunity to talk with PTA representatives about next year’s exciting events. As always,
we invite volunteers to sign up to help make our events a huge success. We are especially looking for
Committee Chairpersons who will help lead the way!
Look for more details in the Back to School letter coming in August from Principal Sean McMillan!
To help with Back to School Night, please contact Alicia Brazington at email@example.com.
No meetings, just folder prep and set-up at 12 noon on Thursday, August 29.
If you are a parent who dreads the hassle of shopping for
school supplies in the fall, attached is an order form for
supplies that will come pre-packaged and delivered
directly to your child’s classroom next school year. A
small portion (approximately $5) is given back to the PTA
from the supply company. Simply go online to order, otherwise
note, the order form will be coming home in backpacks
Additionally, a list of 2013-14 school supplies will be posted
in the next newsletter!
THINGS TO COLLECT
OVER THE SUMMER:
Labels for Education
Your child’s pre-bundled supplies will be delivered right to the classroom!
Just show up and claim your bundle and your teacher will let you know where to put them.
FREE one-year magazine subscription with every order placed ONLINE ONLY!
GRASS VALLEY ELEMENTARY
2013-2014 SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDER FORM
K Boys $32
K Girls $32
1st Boys $58
1st Girls $58
2nd Boys $53
2nd Girls $53
3rd Last Name A-M $39
3rd Last Name N-Z $39
4th Boys $69
4th Girls $69
Grand Total $
School supplies will be in student’s classroom
at Back to School Night on August 29th.
Questions? Please contact
Tara Mostransky at 646-269-7110 or
Student’s Name Grade in 2013-2014
Student’s Name Grade in 2013-2014
Student’s Name Grade in 2013-2014
Parent’s Name Telephone #
Please order by returning this order form to the school office
Attn: PTA along with your payment by: June 19, 2013.
Make Checks Payable to: GV PTA
Order Securely Online
Starting Now thru July 8th
1. Go to www.epipacks.com; (sales tax added at checkout)
2. Enter the school ID, GRA131
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.
Camas Community Education
Spring/Summer classes & camps
Camas Community Library
Camas Education Foundation
Summer Reading Program
June 15—August 10
Fee Movie Schedule
Wednesday’s at 2:30. Movies include: Jack the Giant
Slayer, Oz the Great and Powerful and more!
Free Monday Events Schedule
Including: Jugging & Comedy Show, Presto the
Magician, a Ventriloquist and more!
Friday, July 26 &
Saturday, July 27
Theme; "Outta This World"
Click HERE for more info.
Expect to see arts & craft vendors, a food street, concerts in the park, two
parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky
derby, the kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous
bathtub races in front of City Hall.
Click on any link to be connected
Camas Parks & Recreation
Summer programs & camps
Camtown Youth Festival Art Contest
Entries due June 6: Entry form & details
Jack, Will & Rob Center
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
(NE Everett & NE 17th Ave.)
FREE; For ages: 3 - 16
KIDS’ FLEA MARKET REGISTRATION
Register for the Kids’ Crafts & Flea
Market by visiting
and clicking on “Camtown” at the
bottom right of the page.
Details and a vendor registration form
can be found there.
Bring your toys to trade!
JWR Boys & Girls Club
Kids Ink NW
Art work by Megan Bower
For more information, call 360-834-5307 or visit
www.cityofcamas.us/parks and click on “Camtown.”
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No animals are allowed in the park.
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