2015/2016 Nominate Your Student for the Highly Capable Program

Starting, January 12–26, 2015
1st – 11th grade nominations are open to
parents, staff, students, and community members.

Click here for more information and to print a nomination form.
 Or, go to the following link to complete the form online:
http://goo.gl/forms/gjtuNxVtU9

 

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No School! Winter Break—December 22nd thru January 2nd

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Wanted: Volunteers to Share About Their Jobs with Our Students

If you would be willing to spend the day with us on January 28 (9:00 AM-2:00 PM) to share your job/career/education journey with our students, we would love to have you! We are looking for any and all different types of jobs in order to give our students an idea of the vast array of options they have available to them in the years to come. If you are interested or know somebody who would be, please contact Mrs. Bryant at 253-945-2508 as soon as possible. Thank you in advance.

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Question about School? There’s an App for that!

Parents and students today are busier than ever. Now, Federal Way Public Schools has an app to help you stay up-to-date and involved with school no matter where you are. All you need is a smart phone.
What can you do on the FWPS app?

Just for starters, you can check:
-Calendars
-Grades, thanks to direct links to ParentVUE, StudentVUE and TeacherVUE
-Lunch menus
-Lunch balances (and pay!)
-Game scores

Facebook and Twitter
You’ll get the latest news right in the feed — and flyers too, if you choose to.
That’s right, you can customize it to get the information you want most, for just the schools your children attend. Select the calendars you want, and see them combined on your device.
Another way to get emergency notifications
Our new app gives you another way to get notifications you typically get through automated phone calls and email. Once you download the app, these will show up like a text message on your phone.

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How and Why We Close (or Delay) School Because of Weather

Click here for the How’s and Why’s

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King County Executive Dow Constantine Visits Camelot

County Executive Dow Constantine spent Thursday, Nov. 13 with Superintendent Sally McLean touring and learning about Federal Way Public Schools.
County Executive was greeted at Camelot Elementary by Principal Cindy Dracobly. He visited a science classroom, where he learned about students’ work in hands-on science and it’s real world application while synthesizing arguments for and against the plastic bag ban in Seattle.
Mr. Constantine also toured the community garden, Highly Capable program, and preschool at Camelot.
Click here, to read the entire story and see pictures.

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Sign up for E-Scrip

Every time you shop at Safeway and use your Safeway Club card, you can be earning money for Camelot Elementary. Go to www.escrip.com

On the right hand side of the page, find “Make a Difference in Four Easy Steps”

Click on (1) Sign Up -its Free. Enter your Zip code.

Complete Step 1: Your information.
Fill in your information and create a user name and password. The password must consist of 6 to 12 letters and numbers. Click on “Continue”

Complete Step 2: Select schools or nonprofit’s.
Type “Camelot” in the space to the left of the “Search” button. “Camelot PTA-Federal Way Council 9415″ will come up. Click the box to the left of “Camelot PTA- Federal Way Council 9415″. Click on “Continue”

Complete Step 3: Cards and Phone Numbers.
Register more than one card! Choose “Select card” and pick a card type from the dropdown menu. Enter your card number. There are two lines on which you can enter cards. If you hit tab after entering the second card number, it will give you a line to enter another one. Enter phone number(s). Click continue”.

Review your information. Click “Sign Up”. That’s it!! Tell your family, friends and neighbors.

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Camelot Receives $7,500 Grant From Weyerhaeuser!

Recently Camelot was awarded $7,500 from Weyerhaeuser for on-going work being done to the Camelot West Forest education site. After 2 years of student observations, interviews with native plant specialists and architects, designing with a Seattle landscape architect, and several work   parties at the site to remove ivy, blackberries, weeds, and tree debris, Camelot along with Mrs. Borg’s 5th grade classes are moving forward with the Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Classroom Project. The outdoor classroom will focus on environmental science and sustainability practices. Camelot is a green school where we continue to strive for new ways to learn about protecting and conserving our natural resources. The grant money will help build trails, informational signs, observation       platforms, and a covered classroom with benches. This third year is the beginning of the construction phase of the project. Look for ways to support and help out with this project in the next couple of months.

For more information – please contact Mrs. Borg at dborg@fwps.org or 253-945-2521

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Camelot Spirit Wear Available!

October 13th order forms will be available in the front office to order Camelot Spirit Wear
or you may email Miss Bennett at albennet@fwps.org

Hooded Sweatshirts—$20.00
T-Shirts—$10.00

Cash or Checks (made out to Camelot Elementary) accepted.
Adult size XXL, add—$4.00

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Project Citizen – 2014 National Showcase

Congratulations to our 2013-2014 HCP Classroom.

Each participating class examined a local public policy issue by studying the impact of the problem on the community, evaluating alternative solutions to the problem, proposing an agreed-upon public policy solution, and finally, creating a political action plan to enlist local or state authorities in adopting their proposed policy. Students were required to provide thorough documentation of their research in a binder that accompanied each portfolio. Students from Camelot ranked in the Superior Achievement Level, the highest level. Only six other states ranked at the superior level.

Project Citizen is the most extensive education program in the country of its kind that teaches young people how to examine and influence the public policymaking process.  The program aims to give students a hands-on understanding of their responsibilities as American citizens.  Students are provided the opportunity to take an active role in positive social change.

http://civiced.org/pc-program/pc-showcases/national-showcase/2014-national-showcase

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