Back to School in Camas, WA - Still Pee Chee in 2014!

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Back to School in Camas - Still “Pee Chee” after all these Years!


You’ve got to remember the Pee Chee folders from our school days. Each year we’d head back to class with the pale yellow folders, unmarked and crisp.  By years end, the corners would be tattered and a variety of scribbles and doodles marred the front and back cover. “I love Mike,”  or “Mike’s a mean boy," as crushes would come and go. 


History Lesson on the Pee Chee.


Don’t lose interest, this history lesson is going to be short. Pee Chee folders were first produced in 1943 to help students store their papers safely inside two interior vertical pockets. The name originated from the folder’s color, a peachy-yellow hue. 


It makes me happy to see Pee Chees alive and well, all these years later. Although, in my humble opinion,  today’s version is a little less cool than when I was in school. They now come in five colors, but the look and feel of the folders isn’t quite the same.


Flimsy is how some on-line reviewers use to describe them. Other comments were from consumers longing for the original peachy Pee Chee - with the same nostalgic illustrations, color, and style. Regardless, they’re still around and the inside pockets work the same. Plus, doodlers and scribblers can deface the outside covers.  

Camas families are buying School Supplies, including paper folders.

DoodlesThe school year in Camas begins on September 2nd, 2014. Local stores have their shelves stocked with all the back-to-school items a student normally needs - paper, notebooks, pens and pencils. However, you’ll have a hard time finding Pee Chees. 


The Mead Corporation does have them for sale at their on-line site for $1.25 a folder. Although they do look a little different, and cost a bit more, than when I went to school. They are also now called a Mead®Color Talk - Pee-Chee Folder.  


Most of us have fond memories of a trip to the store in late summer with our school supply lists in hand. Such a bittersweet feeling of summer’s end, and the excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new teachers.  



To make your back-to-school shopping less hectic, here’s a list of the recommended supplies from the Camas School District.  You won’t find a Pee-Chee folder on a list, anywhere. Oh well, that’s life and it's still pretty peachy. 



Pee Chee Folders


Your School Supply List for:

     Camas Washington Elementary Schools

Dorothy Fox                                  Grass Valley                                     Helen Baller

                      Lacamas Heights                               Prune Hill              


Camas Washington Middle Schools

Liberty Middle School.           Skyridge Middle School


Camas Washington High Schools

Camas High           Hayes Freedom High School


Don't miss the bus. Back to School in Camas Washington - Bus Schedule.

If you're not currently living in the highly regarded Camas School District, and are considering a move. Let's explore your options. We can get started today.

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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Well done and amusing back to school in Camas, WA blog Debb. Love the Pee Chee, things have truly changed. 

Aug 20, 2014 05:07 AM #14
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

That is so funny that you wrote this as I'm going to have to forward it to my uninformed friend!  I was just talking about Pee Chees and she had no idea what I was talking about!

Aug 20, 2014 06:49 AM #15
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb: Nothing like that where I grew up but I asked my hubby and he grew up with Pee-Chees. Kids here started back to school on July 31st!

Aug 20, 2014 06:58 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 What a nice compliment. Thank you. I'm not sure why some of us remember this iconic folder - and some don't. But we all remember "back to school" shopping. :) 

Aug 20, 2014 07:25 AM #17
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I don't think I ever owned a Pee-Chee folder. Maybe they were too expensive for my family.

Aug 20, 2014 08:56 AM #18
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Here's a product I have NOT thought since 1973 I wonder why that would be? LOL

Aug 20, 2014 09:49 AM #19
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


I do not remember any folders like that .. . I must be way older than you are!

Aug 20, 2014 11:00 AM #20
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

OMG, I love the Pee Chee folders but I definitely do not remember them! I do remember those gray 3 ring looseleaf binders and the black and white composition books thought!  I loved back to school shopping however, every year I vowed to keep my notebook in complete order and by October, oh well...

Aug 20, 2014 01:09 PM #21
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not sure I remember the name, but certainly used a variety of two pocket folders over the years! Enjoy your day!

Aug 20, 2014 08:10 PM #22
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, those Pee Chee folders do bring back memories, and did not know they still have those on the shelves.    T

Aug 20, 2014 11:37 PM #23
Brad Rachielles
CENTURY 21 Peak, Ca BRE# 01489453 - Upland, CA


Fun Post with a top notch public service to parents with school aged kids who need the lists.

Aug 21, 2014 01:31 AM #24
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I have never seen nor heard of these folders! Interesting illustrations! I DO remember writing on my paper-brown book covers the "I love so-and so" and then changing it to a new name in a heart beat, lol!

Can't believe it is almost back to school time! Next up - Christmas decorations in September!

Aug 21, 2014 01:54 AM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information for parents and students. Thanks for sharing some of your fond memories.

Aug 21, 2014 02:05 AM #26
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Debb ... love your post and the school supplies for Pee Chee!

Aug 21, 2014 04:11 AM #27
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I remember them though barely. It is that back to school time all across the country.

Aug 21, 2014 12:29 PM #28
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I do not remember Pee Chee folders, to me the excitement was the Crayola Crayons. I got a new box every year I thought I was cool when I got the one with the sharpener in the box, ahh the simple things in life. Thanks for the trip down memory!

Aug 21, 2014 11:40 PM #29
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thank you all for the school related comments. I've enjoyed reading them, still surprises me that more of you don't remember Pee Chees. Oh well, not the most important thing in life. Haha. 

Aug 21, 2014 11:43 PM #30
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


I used folders all the way through Grad School. its cool the Pee Chees are still around. Good idea by you to tell all where they can find school supplies. 

Aug 24, 2014 05:50 AM #31
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

OK I never heard of this before,b ut I love how you say, dont worry the history lesson will be short LOL!

Aug 26, 2014 01:29 AM #32
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Bob and Kristin - thanks for the visit- ( Kristin - yep not time for the lessons - quite yet ;) ) 

Aug 26, 2014 01:32 AM #33
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