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Battle Ground Schools Get Into The Holiday Spirit

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Battle Ground Public Schools’ students and staff will celebrate the holiday season with food drives, gift donations, school assemblies and musical performances. Below is a list of all the events happening this holiday season.

Primary Schools

Captain Strong Primary: The Captain Strong Primary PTA will be having a holiday party for students and families at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, and there will be a choir performance on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Daybreak Primary: The school is hosting a community food drive to benefit the North Clark County Food Bank Nov. 27-Dec. 11. There will be a choir concert on Dec. 14 featuring the Battle Ground High School Choir, and the primary students will take part in a holiday sing-a-long.

Glenwood Heights Primary: Is hosting a canned food drive Nov. 27-Dec. 12. The choir will be performing a holiday music concert on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

Maple Grove K-8: The PTA will be having a Winter Wonderland in the commons on Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. The school is also having a canned food drive the first week of December.

Pleasant Valley Primary: The Pleasant Valley Primary PTA will be hosting a Penguin Patch Holiday Shop where students can go holiday shopping for their families during school hours. The Glee Club will be performing at the Providence Festival of Trees at the Oregon Convention Center on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Tukes Valley Primary: The annual Tukes Valley Primary food drive is taking place now through Dec. 8, and the school will have a holiday sing-a-long on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

Yacolt Primary: The North Clark Lions Club will have their annual Holiday Baskets Food Drive at both Yacolt Primary and Amboy Middle Schools Nov. 27-Dec. 15. Those who wish to donate can bring canned, boxed and nonperishable food items, as well as personal care items. Please contact Mark Miller at 360-687-4656 if you have any questions. The school will also host a community giving tree program. The second grade holiday music program will be on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Middle Schools

Amboy Middle: The Amboy Bazaar will be on Sat., Dec. 2 at the middle school 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Amboy Middlestudents visiting with the elderly will be hosting a giving tree Nov. 27-Dec. 14, as well as having their annual Holiday Baskets food drive in conjunction with The North Clark Lions Club and Yacolt Primary School. Those who wish to donate can bring canned, boxed and nonperishable food items, as well as personal care items. Please contact Mark Miller at 360-687-4656 if you have any questions. There will also be a school band concert on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

Chief Umtuch Middle: The Festival Choir will be performing at the Battle Ground Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 1., the band concert will be held Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., and the winter choir concert will be Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The annual Barnes and Noble night will be Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Fourth Plain Vancouver location featuring the jazz band, festival choir, Peter Pan, cup stacking, chess club, student artwork, winter ensembles and more.

Daybreak Middle: Donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 12. A giving tree has also been set up for students and families in need. The Scholastic book fair will be Dec.12-14, 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Spirit week will be Dec. 4-8, and the Winter Ball for seventh and eighth grade students is Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Students in Sherylle Echlin’s sixth grade class are making holiday decorations as gifts for people in assisted living facilities.

Laurin Middle: From now until Dec. 12, Laurin Middle will be hosting a giving tree and canned food drive for the North Clark County Food Bank. On Dec. 11 there will be a school assembly featuring a performance by the seventh and eighth grade bands. The winter band concert will be held at Prairie High School on Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Pleasant Valley Middle: The Pleasant Valley Middle School Drama Club will perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the small gym. Entry will be $5 per person. There will be additional performances for the primary school students in the morning and afternoon performances for the middle school students.

Tukes Valley Middle: Tukes Valley Middle will be hosting the Candy Cane Express Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Winter concert will be held Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

High Schools

Battle Ground High School: There will be a talent show on Dec. 5 where votes for the winner will be cast through the donation of canned and non-perishable food items. The annual canned food drive is taking place Dec 4-15. The annual “Christmas Doors” decorating contest is currently underway and the winner will be announced Dec. 11.

Prairie High School: The Holiday Band and Choir concert will be Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. There is currently a toy drive for Legacy Children’s Hospital for children who are in the hospital on Christmas day. Unwrapped, packaged new toy donations are being accepted. The National Honor Society and the Future Farmers of America Clubs have partnered for the annual food drive Dec. 1-11 to benefit the North Clark County Food Bank. Students should bring donations to their first period classes for collection.

Alternative Learning Experience Schools

CAM Academy: The Interact Club at CAM Academy will be holding a Holiday Grams fundraiser Dec. 4-15 to benefit End Polio Now. The ASB will also have a winter clothing drive Jan. 8-19.

Summit View High School: A giving tree has been set up to benefit students and their families. Tags are still available and unwrapped gifts need to be dropped off at SVHS by Dec. 12. Donations for Mom’s Place, a group home for homeless women and their children, are being accepted until Dec. 15 and may include diapers, wipes, and other paper products such as paper towels, toilet paper, and tissues.

River HomeLink: The school is sponsoring a Giving Tree for those who want to take a tag, buy and wrap a gift, and return it to the Parent Hub no later than Dec. 11. Theater students will be performing “Robin Hood” in the Battle Ground High School Lair on Dec. 1 with performances at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $3 per person and can be purchased online, in the ASB Office, or at the door. The show runs about 90 minutes.

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