School notes for March 20, 2012

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Camtown poster contest open to local youth

Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Camtown Youth Festival poster contest. These must be turned in by Friday, March 30. Camas youth of all ages are eligible to participate in the poster contest. Winning designs will be used for Camtown promotional flyers, posters, etc. Poster designs must be drawn on white, 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper.

Any art medium may be used. Some elements of the festival, such as date, time and location do not need to be included in the design. Students must write their name, school, grade and phone number on the back of the design. Poster designs will not be returned unless requested.

Designs can be dropped off at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., or mailed to P.O. Box 1055, Camas, Wash 98607, Attn: CYF Poster Contest. Winners will be announced the week of April 16.

The Camtown Youth Festival is a free, youth-focused event and includes a variety of games and interactive amusements, arts and crafts activities, entertainment, food, dunk tank, youth art show, a petting zoo, a kids’ flea and craft market, and kid-related information booths. This year’s event will be held at Crown Park in Camas on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.For questions, call Krista Bashaw at 834-5307.

Camas boosters present ‘Cinco de Casino’

The Camas Athletic Booster Club is hosting a “Cinco de Casino” games, silent and live auctions at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

It will held at Westlie Ford, 115 S.E. First St., Washougal. Admission is $35, or $45 after Tuesday, May 1. Jump-start script and appetizers are included.

Entry into the poker tournament is $30. Pre-registration is required. Entry into the blackjack tournament is $10.

Tickets are available in Camas at The Uncommon Gift, 407 N.E. Fourth Ave., and American Family Insurance, 528 N.E. Fourth Ave., or at Westlie Ford. Attendees must be 21 years or older.

Proceeds benefit Camas High School, Skyridge Middle School and Liberty Middle School.

For more information, visit

Camas kindergarten orientations coming soon

All soon-to-be kindergarteners and their parents are invited to orientation at their respective schools to meet teachers and staff, and learn about the kindergarten curriculum. Those who are unsure which Camas school their child will attend should call the transportation department at 833-5585.

Parents should register their students by contacting district registrar Shanna Nielson via e-mail at or 833-5410 to schedule a registration appointment. Additionally, registration packets will be accepted at kindergarten orientation.

Registration packets and requirements for entrance are available on the district website,

Camas student registration open

Student registration is now open for the Camas School District 2012-13 school year. Those interested in registering their students for preschool through 12th grade are encouraged to contact Shanna Nielson, district registrar, at or call 833-5410.

Washougal Childfind screening is March 28

There will be a free Childfind screening for children ages birth to 5 years old at Hathaway Elementary, 630 24th St. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. To make an apppointment, call 896-9912 for children ages birth to 3 years, and 954-3020 for children ages 3 to 5.