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Battle Ground schools get into the holiday spirit

Students and staff will celebrate the holiday season

BATTLE GROUND — 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

A Battle Ground School District student gets a little help transforming into Santa Claus. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools
A Battle Ground School District student gets a little help transforming into Santa Claus. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools

Captain Strong Primary: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 7, and the PTA Holiday Party will be on Fri., Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Daybreak Primary: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 10. The school will also have a school-wide sing-along assembly on Thu., Dec. 20.

Glenwood Heights Primary: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 11, and the Cubby Choir’s concert will be on Thu., Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. in the GHP gym.  

Maple Grove K-8: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 11.

Pleasant Valley Primary: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 10. The Pleasant Valley PTA is selling Candy Grams. Send a sweet treat to your student, or have them send one to their friends, teachers, staff members or a whole class! Candy Grams are on sale now through Fri., Dec. 14 and will be delivered to homerooms the following week. The school is also sponsoring a Holiday Giving Tree for families that need a little extra holiday cheer. Contact the office staff for more information about how to contribute to the Giving Tree.

Tukes Valley Primary: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 10. There will also be a school wide sing-along assembly and a class play put on by Lyla Smith’s first grade class on Wed., Dec. 19.

Yacolt Primary: Non-perishable food donations for the annual food drive and gifts for the school’s Giving Tree are being accepted now through Dec. 14. Second graders will perform at a pair of holiday concerts on Tue., Dec. 11 at 3 and 6 p.m.

Middle Schools

Amboy Middle: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 13. Amboy Middle is also participating in the Amboy and Yacolt Giving Tree program through Dec. 12. The holiday band concert is on Thu., Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. in the commons.

Chief Umtuch Middle: There will be a 5th grade band concert on Tue., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and a 6th-8th grade band concert on Thu., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The PHS Choir will sing to Chief Umtuch students during lunch on Wed., Dec. 19, and the school will have a Red and Green assembly on Fri., Dec. 21.

Daybreak Middle: The Daybreak ASB is hosting a food drive the week of Dec. 3-7, and the school’s holiday band concert will be on Thu., Nov. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Laurin Middle: The 6th grade, 7th grade and Jazz bands will perform on Tue., Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the LMS gym, and the 7th grade, 8th grade and Jazz bands will also perform on Thu., Dec. 13 in the Prairie High School auditorium. On Thu., Dec. 20, the Laurin Middle School afterschool musical theater team presents “The Winter Holiday Show” at 7 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are free and the public is welcome.

Pleasant Valley Middle: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 11. The PVM Band concert is Thu., Dec. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and the choir concert is Thu., Dec. 20 with the specific time still to be determined.

Tukes Valley Middle: Non-perishable food donations and personal hygiene items are being accepted for the annual food and toiletries drive now through Dec. 11. The PTA’s Candy Cane Express Holiday Bazaar is on Sat., Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the Winter Concert will be on Tue., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

High Schools

Battle Ground High School: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 11. The BGHS Jazz Band will perform at the Vancouver Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Sat., Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the school is hosting a community blood drive at BGHS on Fri., Dec. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Prairie High School: The winter band and choir concert will be on Thu., Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Alternative Learning Experience Schools

CAM Academy: Non-perishable food donations are being accepted for the annual food drive now through Dec. 11, and the school’s Interact Club is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital the week of Dec. 10-14.

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