Camp Friendly Pines


Camp will be Tues, May 1st 2018 to Fri, May 4th 2018

MALE CHAPERONES NEEDED!  We are in need of a few more male chaperones for Camp Friendly Pines!  Please consider joining your 5th Grader on this memorable trip!  If you are interested in being a chaperone, please contact Ms. Cohen at

ATTN ALL CHAPERONES:  There will be a meeting for chaperones on Tues, April 24th at 5:30pm (Room A4).  IMPORTANT:  If you have not yet sent in your release form, please do so at your earliest convenience.  Please also let us know what size t-shirt you need (if that information has not yet been shared).  As Camp Friendly Pines is an overnight field trip, we need to ensure that each of you has filled out the volunteer form on the district website (under the get involved tab), and that you have contacted Cotton Fabiano at the district office (602-664-7900), with regards to fingerprint clearance (necessary for all overnight field trips).  


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Candy sale!  We don’t have all final numbers yet but it does look like we reached our goal and raised $3000 for Camp Friendly Pines!
The Top 2 sellers that received a Backpack full of Candy were: Bailey Norwood ($933.25) & Allison Kemp ($914.90).
The Classroom that sold the most and received a Candy Bar & Lollypop Party was: Ms. Vakula’s Class ($2,502.90)

SNACK SHACK:  Easy way to help your school, spend time with your student & get community service hours!  You’ll be given ALL instructions on what to do!  Proceeds from Snack Shack sales in February & March will go towards Camp Friendly Pines.  5th Grade Parents — Sign Up Here!

Direct donations to Camp Friendly Pines’ trip can now be done on the PTM website!  Send this link to family & friends if they would like to make a tax-deductible donation to this fantastic Meadows tradition:

Camp Friendly Pines is an annual trip for our 5th Graders. Students spend 4 days at Camp Friendly Pines in Prescott, Arizona. This long tradition has students participating in a literal classroom in the pines. Classroom studies such as Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc. are all practiced using the environment around them. Other exciting activities include ropes courses, horseback riding, cabin skits, and more! All 5th Grade Teachers attend but parent chaperones are also needed. Teachers and parent volunteers work year round to make this a great experience for everyone. Various fundraising events are held throughout the school year to help off-set the cost of the trip as well as provide scholarships for students.  Visit Camp Friendly Pines’ website here.

You can read more information on the attached letter that went home at the beginning of the School Year.