School notes for Sept. 8, 2015

Kids health fair set for Sept. 19

A health fair for kids will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doc Harris Stadium, 1125 N.E. 22nd Ave.

The event for all ages will include pediatric health screenings, immunizations, health and nutrition information, concussion pre-screenings, car seat safety checks, exercise demonstrations and activities for kids.

The Camas 4 Kids Health Fair is being presented by the Camas Student Health Advisory Committee, in partnership with Everyone Walk, a non-profit organization founded by Camas resident Dale Rule to support education and knowledge of fitness and healthy living.

For more information, e-mail, search CamasSchoolsSHAC on Facebook or visit

WSU to host financial aid workshop

Washington State University Vancouver will host a series of A-Z of Financial Aid and Scholarships workshops this fall for prospective college students.

These workshops are free and open to the public.

Attendees will hear from financial aid advisors about the ways to make a college education attainable. Presenters will answer commonly asked questions about financial aid and scholarships, including what scholarships are available, how to apply for financial aid, and when and how to receive awarded funds.

Workshops will be held at WSU Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., unless otherwise specified.

Times and dates are as follows: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3; 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12; Vancouver Community Library, 901 “C” St.

Discussion group for parents of gifted students

Parents with highly capable/gifted students are invited to join a discussion group and book study to interact with other parents, gain awareness and develop parenting skills for nurturing your child’s emotional development.

The group meets Mondays, from Sept. 28 to Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washougal School District office, 4855 Evergreen Way. It is recommended that parents attend all sessions of the series for maximum benefit.

Fee is $5.00 for the series but may be waived for financial hardship.

For more information, contact Kathlynn Sloop at (360) 954-3022.

UNITE! offers free parenting workshops

Unite! Washougal Community Coalition is hosting a “Guiding Good Choices,” workshop at several area schools this year.

Class runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and includes a free dinner and children’s activities.

The first five week workshop begins at Hathaway Elementary, 630 24th St., on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The goal of the workshop is to help parents stay connected to their preteens as they encounter new situations.

To register, e-mail, visit or call 635-7449.

“The Incredible Years,” will also be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, beginning Sept. 23 at Hathaway.

A free dinner will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

< p>The workshop is designed for families with children ages 2 to 8 years old. It teaches skills for supporting children’s social and academic success.

This class is sponsored by Camas-Washougal Community Chest, UNITE! and the Washougal School District.

Call 334-5658 to register.

BrickZoneKids will host grand opening

BrickZoneKids will host a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at its new location, 2213 “E” St., in Washougal.

The business was started in 2013 by two local educators, Nikki Mael, a Washougal preschool teacher, and Carrie Hopkins, a substitute teacher.

They incorporate Legos into their activities and camps.

The two have been offering classes through Washougal Community Education, but this will be their first dedicated site.

The event is free and open to the public. It will include LEGO cupcakes, refreshments, and information about classes, camps and special events.

For more information, call 835-1200 or visit

Submit information about Camas-Washougal area schools to Post-Record reporter Danielle Frost at or 735-4677. The deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.