Monday, May 17, 2010

May 18 Chipotle Fundraiser to Support CSD Athletics Boosters

On Tuesday, May 18, Chipotle Restaurant will host a fundraiser for Camas School District Athletics. From 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., 50% of sales will be donated to the CSD Athletic program to benefit our high school and middle school student athletes.

Earlier this year, Union High School raised $6,000 during their 3-hour Chipotle fundraiser--and our goal is to surpass that total. Join the CHS band, cheerleaders, students and parents on Tuesday! Chipotle is located at 915 SE 164th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98683. Hope to see you there!

CHS Knowledge Bowl Bound for Nationals; Requests Support

This year on March 27th, Camas High School had two Knowledge Bowl teams competing in the Washington State Knowledge Bowl State Tournament, and the team we call “Camas #2 Varsity” won the 3A WA State Knowledge Bowl Championship for the first time in school history!

As a result of their accomplishment, this team received an invitation to compete in the 28th annual National Academic Championship tournament, which will be held in Washington D.C. on June 4-6, 2010. This is a wonderful opportunity for this team, which has not lost a competition the entire school year. This is also a great honor for them to represent Camas and the State of Washington at the national level. The opportunity, however, comes with a price tag – airfare, room and board, registration fee – costs that will need to be shared personally by each of the team members unless funds can raised to assist them.

Thanks to the support of the Camas Educational Foundation, online donations are being accepted at the CEF website. Click here to visit the donation page.

The team members, Coach Dale Croswell and Principal Marshall would like to express their gratitude in advance for any assistance from the CHS community to help support this endeavor. Thank you very much!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

District studies tuition-based; full-day kindergarten

Administrators in the Camas School District are gauging the parent interest level in a full-day, tuition-based kindergarten program. If adequate participation levels are reached (50 students), the program could begin as early as this fall.

While the opportunity would be afforded to all students in the district, a single full-day class would be offered at two locations: Dorothy Fox Elementary and Lacamas Heights Elementary. Transportation to and from school would be provided by parents, unless the student’s resident school is the program school where they are assigned for full-day kindergarten. For students participating in the district’s before-and-after school care program, transportation would be provided and regular rates would apply.

The tuition-based program could allow for as many as 50 students. The fee for the program would be $5,000 for the full year payable in three installments in July, November and March. If more interested parents respond than slots available, then a lottery will be held to determine placement. Equal lottery slots would be divided up among the five existing elementary attendance areas.

Parents who think they may wish to enroll in tuition-based, full-day kindergarten program can indicate their interest by completing a short form at registration or by clicking here for the online form.