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Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to another great year at Camas Elementary!  I am beside myself with anticipation of the great things to happen this year.  My name is Irina Lupas and I am honored to begin the year as Camas’ new principal.  I have been in the district for 5 years and an educator for 14 years.  There is a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master.  I look forward to sharing in those exciting times!


Camas Elementary is a school with dedicated staff that partners with you to ensure that students receive the highest quality instruction within a safe learning environment.  We want your children to have dreams for their future and have many choices for their life’s path. 


The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 4th.  Camas’ school hours will be from    8:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.  On Wednesdays, school dismissal is at 2:20 p.m.  This early dismissal is for essential and important Professional Learning Communities work. 


Kindergarten teachers will schedule and meet with the parents of our Kindergarten students during the month of August.  However, sometimes these kindergarten meetings will go into the month of September.


Our Open House will be held on Monday, August 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm.  Camas teachers will be ready to greet you and your child in their classrooms.  This is a great time for you to meet with your child’s teacher and tour our school. We anticipate a great turn out, and we look forward to seeing you on that day!


Our first Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be on Monday, September 10th at 5:00 p.m.  In addition, our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will be on Monday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m.  We look forward to meeting with you and sharing our special program goals for the year.  Snacks and childcare will be provided at both meetings.  


Supply lists are available on our website, at the building or the District Office, and can assist you in preparing for the school year.  


I am excited about the work we will be doing together this year!  I look forward to partnering with you in supporting your child’s education.  I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns arise.  I am also available if you have any questions or concerns.  Please feel free to contact me at 509-877-3134 or stop by the office to see me. 


I look forward to a great year working together!




Irina Lupas, Principal

Camas Elementary School