FRED’s Schedule: Monday through Thursday
June 22 – July 30; 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Get more information at: http://www.fwps.org/blog/fred/
Our last PTA sponsored Wednesday Popcorn and Cookie Day will be May 27th. Thank you to all the PTA volunteers for your support and time.
Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun!
Friday, June 5th
Carnival from 5:30—7:30pm
Live Auction from 7:30—8:00pm
More information to follow
Volunteers needed—Call/Come in the front office to sign-up
Tournament Day is coming on Monday, June 15th. We are looking for many volunteers to help run the different stations (8:30am—2:30pm). There are 8 stations ranging from tug of war to water games each needing at least 2 volunteers. High school seniors are welcome. Parents, Aunts or Uncles. Volunteers need to have a current Wa State Background check (except high school seniors). If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please email Ms. Haworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sign-up in the front office.
Did you know that the Campbell Soup Labels we have brought in so far this year have gone to purchase playground equipment, tether balls, playground balls AND supplies for field day. Each label adds up to purchase big things for Camelot Elementary! During the month of May Labels for Education will double our points for every label submitted. Check out www.labelsforeducation.com to find out what products might be hiding in your cupboards.
Equally important are those precious box tops! Each box top you turn is cash for Camelot! Each box top equals 10 cents! We bundle the box tops in groups of 50 and turn that in for $5.00. If each student was able to collect 50 box tops, it would equal an extra $1600 for Camelot. During our last collection contest we brought in 5089 box tops and we have earned $1354 this year already. We are one of the top earning elementary schools in our district! Since Camelot started collecting box tops we have brought in over $9,000. These funds go directly to the PTA to pay for field trips, field day, garden, technology, staff appreciation, carnival, assemblies, and so much more!
Check out www.btfe.com to get a list of qualifying items and for more opportunities to earn extra money for Camelot. When you register you will receive great coupons, chances to win, and updates on Camelot’s progress.
Make sure you send in all your labels and box tops to school by May 22nd!
Camelot Elementary will be hosting our third annual Green Festival on Friday, May 29th from 6-8pm.
This year’s Green Festival will feature an opening concert with Jim Valley and the Rainbow Planet at 6pm in the Great Hall. The concert will showcase musical compositions from students at Camelot who will attend music workshops earlier that day with Jim Valley as well as music from his classics from the early 90’s. Jim Valley first visited Camelot in 1991 for an Earth Day concert and later in 1994 for a summer concert in August. Now, more than 20 years later after visiting schools all around the world, Jim Valley is returning to Camelot for our Green Festival!
In addition the Green Festival will feature:
-Arts and Craft Stations
-City of Federal Way worm bin and recycling demos
-Issaquah Salmon Hatchery science lab
-Federal Way Public Library – 320th
-Just Frogs and Toads Too Amphibian – “A Toadally Frogtastic Environment for all Ages”
-Puget Sound Energy, Lakehaven Utility District, Seattle Tilth
-Local vendors such as Marlene’s Market and Cascade Composting
-King County Green Schools program
All students going into 6th grade next year will be required to have a dose of Tdap prior to starting school and will need two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccines in the fall. In the past, as long as a child had a tetanus containing immunization within 5 years they were in compliance; but that is no longer the case. Students requiring updated vaccines will receive a letter home the week of May 18th. Please make an appointment with your health care provider to get the vaccine(s) needed and/or you can go to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website for information regarding free/low cost immunizations. If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to call the school nurse at 253-945-2509.
A reminder about our dress code—As the weather changes and students start wearing more spring and summer clothes, our dress code states, “no short shorts or halter tops”.
Also be aware that we see an increased number of visits to the health room when students are wearing flip-flops or other sandals that do not offer good protection and support for their feet. Especially on your students PE days it may be a great idea to have them wear tennis shoes.
For the safety of our students it is very important that they are picked up or walk home directly at the end of the school day or at the end of their afternoon school sponsored activities. Many students stay on campus and play on the playground equipment without parent supervision. There is no adult/teacher supervision on the playground after school is dismissed at 3:20pm. Thank you for your help and cooperation with this matter.