Inclement Weather Policy

A quick reminder about our inclement weather policy: We follow Camas School District’s closures and school cancellations. If Camas School District closes for the day, CW Co-op will close for the day. But, if Camas School District is delayed, only our morning classes are cancelled; afternoon classes will be held. You may also call the school at 834-6244 to hear a recording listing any closures or cancellations. The voicemail will be updated no later than 6:15AM.

If any classes are cancelled, we will make up those days later in the school year. You will be advised of the make-up days as they are scheduled. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or

C.A.R.O.L. 2016


We are proud to once again participate in the C.A.R.O.L. Program!

Between November 28th and December 16th, you can bring any of the following:

  • unwrapped new toys
  • gift cards in envelopes
  • movie tickets
  • sports gear
  • toiletries for children up to 16 years old
  • non-perishable food items

Giving trees will be set up in each classroom. You or your child can place any donated items under the tree in your child’s classroom. We have been participating in the C.A.R.O.L. Program for several years now, and it has been a great experience. It is always a pleasure to see how excited our children are to give to others!

The C.A.R.O.L. (Christmas Activities Relief Organization Limited) Program is sponsored by the Camas Fire Department and benefits families in the Camas and Washougal areas. We have been increasing the amount of people we help every year – let’s see if we can do it again this year!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Basket Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our Fall Basket Raffle winners!!

Thank you for supporting the (2nd-to-last) Playground Fundraiser. The Fall Basket Raffle raised over $2,000!!

Sports Basket Winner–Don Brice

  • Pair of tickets to Blazer Suite compliments of the Walker family
  • Thorns tickets (4 general admission to home opener) compliments of Cindy Graham
  • Round of Golf for 2 at Camas Meadows
  • 2 Klean Kanteen bottles
  • Free Climb 201 Class from The Source Climbing Center, Vancouver
  • Field & Co. Campster series backpack with plaid fleece blanket

Earth Friendly Winner–Kent Jennings

  • Reusable food bags from BugBabyDesigns compliments of Jen Haralson
  • Norwex products (silicone lid, $25 gift certificate, spiri sponge, produce bags, Pet to Dry pig, reusable bags, product sample pack) compliments of Carmen Moore
  • Hydro Flask bottle
  • $50 gift certificate to Organics to You
  • doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil cleaning kit compliments of Lauren Wooten
  • Dog & Cat treats from Natural Pet NW
  • 1 Payback book

Just For Kids Winner–Katy Love Daane

  • Camas Little League Fee Waiver
  • 3 Usborne books compliments of Louise Gaston
  • Kids toys from 4 Ever Growing Kids
  • Unique modern baby book custom created in Camas by Kobie Moore
  • 2 pairs sparkly Crocs
  • 4 Liberty theater passes
  • 3 sets of SNAPO blocks from Kazoodles
  • Gift certificate to the Lumberyard Bike Park (5 person ride package)
  • 1 payback book

Family Fun Winner–Gretchen Mortlock

  • 4 Timbers tickets (4 rows up from corner flag, section 93) compliments of Jessica Maloney
  • JJ Jump (5 passes)
  • $50 gift certificate to Big Al’s
  • Vega Gym (2 open gym passes, 1 parents night out certificate)
  • SkyZone (4 passes)
  • Cake Happy baked good
  • Cascade Athletic Club (1 month family membership, water bottle, 3 free tans, 7-day friend pass)
  • Miss Nola’s Cafe, Camas ($40)
  • 1 Payback book

Date Night Winner–Bridgette Smith

  • Pair of tickets to Blazer Suite compliments of the Walker family
  • Vancouver Brewfest (2 tickets to Spring event) courtesy of Cody Grey
  • Cinetopia (2 tickets)
  • Saylor’s Steak House, Portland ($40)
  • $25 certificate for Heathen Brewing, 64 oz. growler, 2 pint glasses and hat
  • 2 bottle of brandy compliments of the Holland family
  • $15 gift card and growler from Grapes and Growlers
  • 1 Payback book

For the Big Girls Winner–Diane Neils

  • Pair of tickets to Blazer Suite compliments of the Walker family
  • Adidas gear courtesy of Cloud 9 Team Sports
  • Custom fused glass plate from Springbrook Glass Studio
  • LuLaRoe leggings compliments of Jill Walsh
  • 3 bottles of wine courtesy of Lynsay Meek
  • Scentsy warmer and scent bar compliments of Lori Koepke
  • Viniq liqueur compliments of the Holland family
  • 3 free Yoga Barre classes
  • 1 Payback book

Payback Book Sale 9/8-9/30

The Payback Book sale officially begins NOW! The books sell for $20 each, and the preschool receives the much needed $10 for each book sold. The goal of the Payback book sales is for each child earn $40 for the preschool. You can do this through one of the following options:

  • Pre-sell or sell 4 books
  • Payback Book buyout: a suggested $40 donation to the school
  • Combination of both: sell what you can with a suggested donation to make up the rest

If you need additional books, send an email to Katy (

The Payback Book sales end Friday, September 30. The fundraising committee will be at the school during the week of September 26th – September 30th to collect money and unsold books.

Thank you!

Mayor Higgins Honors Our 75th Anniversary

Camas Mayor Scott Higgins was kind enough to stop by the preschool and proclaim today Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op Preschool Day in honor of our 75th Anniversary! Thank you Mayor Higgins!

Today was proclaimed Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op Preschool Day!

Welcome Mayor Higgins!

Official Proclamation

Official Proclamation

“Camas Pride!”

Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Camas

Thank you Ashdown Studios!

At the Co-op, we are so lucky to be supported by both our families and local businesses. We’re doing a small series of posts to say a BIG thank you to these local businesses that have helped us out this year.

Co-op families are a talented bunch, and Co-op Grandma Debbie Rodgers (whose children also went to our school!) of Ashdown Studios was kind enough to allow us to use some of her awesome pictures on our website and in our Playground Fundraising Campaign materials.

Debbie is offering 50 complimentary custom designed holiday cards with any booked session this summer or fall. Holidays might seem far away, but wouldn’t it be great to get that checked of your list early this year? Offer expires at the end of 2015.

Contact Debbie at 360.619.2489 or You can visit her online at

Thank you Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning!

At the Co-op, we are so lucky to be supported by both our families and local businesses. We’re doing a small series of posts to say a BIG thank you to these local businesses that have helped us out this year.

Ammon Child has been donating his Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning to the school for years. Thank you, Ammon, for keeping our classrooms clean! If you need some carpets refreshed at your home, we encourage you to support this generous Co-op alumni.

Mention the preschool and CW Co-op families receive $30 off with an $89 minimum charge required.

You can find them online at

Thank you Field of Lilies Photography!

At the Co-op, we are so lucky to be supported by both our families and local businesses. We’re doing a small series of posts to say a BIG thank you to these local businesses that have helped us out this year.

Co-op mom Chelsea Williams of Field of Lilies Photography allowed us to use some of her terrific photos this year in our marketing materials. We are so grateful to have such great images to work with.

Chelsea is offering $25 off if you mention this blog post.

You can see her work at

Spring Plant Sale to Benefit the Playground Fund

Photo of Heirloom Pepper California Wonder from New Leaf Greenhouse Garden Bounty Sampler

We are selling plants starts, hanging baskets, and planters from New Leaf Greenhouse, the same greenhouse that supplied the beautiful poinsettias! The farm offers many options for vegetable and plant starts, as well as hanging baskets and planters. These plants and planters would be excellent for Mother’s Day gifts, starting a home garden, gifting to various family/friends/teachers/neighbors, splitting with other gardening friends, and more! The preschool profits about 30% from this fundraiser and ALL proceeds go to the Playground Fundraising Campaign! If each of our families sold $100 worth of plants, we could earn $3,000 for the Playground fund.

  • Information and order forms will go out the week of March 2nd. Paper orders are due to the preschool by: Friday, April 3rd. Online orders are due by: Friday, April 10th.
  • Please use one order form for each person who orders. Additional copies can be printed online and are available on the bulletin board.
  • Plants will be delivered to the preschool on Tuesday, May 5th. Please plan on picking up your plants between 11-5 on this day!
  • For more information about the plant varieties available, go to the New Leaf Greenhouse Spring Fundraiser page or download a pdf here.
How To Order

Choose one of the following options:

  • Complete a paper order form. Return the form with your cash or check payment to the locked comment box at school. Make checks payable to C-W Parent Co-op Preschool. -OR-
  • Go the the Spring Plant Sale Online Form to submit your order and pay via credit, debit, or PayPal account.

Contact Katy and the fundraising team at if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

Hop, Skip, & Jump-a-Thon 2015

It’s time for our Winter Fundraiser – the Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op Preschool Hop, Skip & Jump-A-Thon!

From January 26 – 30, each class will take their turn hopping, skipping, and jumping their way around a unique track and exciting obstacle course. Students will enjoy music, decorations, and having fun in a healthy way, and each student will be given a certificate and medal for their hard work.

We are asking each student to raise $20 in pledges. You may 1) gather $20 (or more!) in pledges, 2) gather some in pledges and buy-out the remainder, or 3) simply donate $20. Your child will be able to participate no matter which option you choose! All money raised goes towards our non-profit preschool.

We know this age doesn’t always choose to do things exactly as intended, so we are asking for flat donations rather than a per lap donation. For example, your child’s grandparent can pledge a flat $5 total, not $5 per lap.

**Please return the Sponsor Sheet you received from class along with the pledge envelope on the date of the event for your class (see below). Checks can be made out to CW Parent Co-op Preschool with the child’s name on the memo line.**

  • M AM 2s – Monday 1/26
  • M PM 2s – Monday 1/26
  • T/TH AM 4s – Tuesday 1/27
  • M/T/TH PM 4s Tuesday 1/27
  • M/W/F AM 4s – Wednesday 1/28
  • T/TH AM 3s – Thursday 1/29
  • T/TH PM 3s – Thursday 1/29
  • W/F AM 3s – Friday 1/30

The event will take the place of recess, so pick-up time will remain the same. Contact Katy Daane if you have any questions at

Thank you for your support!