Camas Ridge News 10-25-21

Dear Camas Ridge Families,

We will have a fun Spirit Day on Friday. Students can have Wacky Hair or wear Wacky Hats. We will also have Open Mic during lunch. This is where students can perform the first part of a song, tell a joke, dance, etc. They can do it live in front of all of their friends. It is really casual. The jokes are hilarious. Sometimes they don’t make any sense, but when the student is laughing so hard, everyone joins in.

We will have a Family Directory. This is an opt in way so that families can contact each other. Again, this is totally an opt in Directory. Families can decide if they want to participate. Please fill out this google form by October 29th to enter your contact information/give permission to use information you put in previously. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Chang at chang.annt@gmail.com.

Picture Retake Day is November 15.

We are looking for two parents/guardians to be on our Site Council. Our first meeting will be on Zoom at 2:40 on November 16. We will meet once a month on typically the 3rd or 4th Tuesday each month. It will be tend to be on the fourth Tuesday, but November and December have Thanksgiving and Winter break during that time. Site Council sets the goals for the school. We will be working to develop the School Improvement Plan since we are a Title 1 school. Please let me know if you are interested.

This year, Camas Ridge Community School PTO will host our 2nd annual Read-A-Palooza (though you may not remember the first one because it launched March 2020- just as the Pandemic was unfolding)! We would really appreciate you supporting your student in reaching our school fundraising goal and their personal reading goals. Materials will come home on Friday, October 29th or early next week. Jog-A-Thon is being moved to the spring with the hopes that COVID-protocols may shift allowing it to happen closer to normal later in the school year.

This is our only big fundraiser this fall!The school goal is $7,500 (about $30/student will get us there!), which will go directly into the new Camas Ridge PTO – Camas CARES Fund. This is a new fund is made up of four program area.

Community Love – Supports needs in our Camas Community: Admin, Counselors or community members can bring needs to the PTO for financial support or fundraising support. Examples: coats/clothes, help with expenses like food, bills or rent or other ways to meet basic needs.

Staff Love – Support Staff Success and Joy: Appreciation and meeting classroom, school and outside needs. Examples: staff treats or luncheons or classroom supplies for art and project based learning, books for the library, musical equipment.

Learner Love – Support Student Success and Joy: Community building activities, art and project supplies, necessities like backpacks etc.

Building Love – Support our physical campus to meet the needs of staff, learners, volunteers and community members. Examples: Recess equipment, new murals/art pieces for the new school.

How to Read-A-Palooza:
Step 1 – Set your Goal & Get Pledge Commitments: October 29 – November 5
Step 2 – READ + Spirit Week: November 6 – 24 (Reading Spirit Week – Nov. 15-19)
Stage 3 – Collect Pledges & Deliver to School: November 29 – December 3
November 15-19 :Reading Themed School Spirit Week

Monday: “Reading Rainbow Day ” – Wear Rainbow Everything

Tuesday: “Read to a furry friend” – Bring a stuffy

Wednesday: “Hats off to Reading” – Wear a fun hat or wacky hair – bonus points if your hat/hair matches your book!

Thursday: “We love reading books backwards & forwards” Backwards Clothes Days

Friday: “Cozy up with a good book” – Read in your pajamas

Parent/Guardian – Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 from 3:25 pm – 7:25 pm and Wednesday, November 10 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Our staff will be conferencing at night because we know that some parents/guardians can only meet at that time. There will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday that week. Conferences will be over Zoom. Watch for scheduling information form your child’s teacher. Meeting with your child’s teacher should help build strong parent-teacher partnerships. Partnerships are needed if you and your child’s teacher are to reach your common goal: helping your child get the best education possible.

Other important dates:
10/29, Camas Spirit Day – Wacky Hair or Wacky Hat Day.
11/9, Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:25pm-7:27pm
11/10, No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00am-8:00pm
11/11, No School, Veterans Day
11/12, No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences Comp Day
11/15, Picture Retake Day
11/16, Hot Mama’s Wings Friendraiser
11/18, 5:00-6:00, Site Council Meeting (Zoom)