Campfield Family Newsletter

November 2022

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From our Principal

The first part of the 2022-2023 year has gone by quickly, and it has been an exciting time. Friday marked the end of the first quarter.

We are thankful for the many things as we reflect. Please let us share just a few of them with you:


We are pleased with our students who come to Campfield Early Learning Center every day ready to learn. They provide us all with a daily reminder of why we are here and what is essential.


We are grateful for the support of the parents in building an excellent community for our students. We are also thankful that our parents have kept the trust and confidence in us. They continue to leave their most valuable ones with us. We have parents who work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety, and well-being.


We are grateful for the teachers, support staff, nurse, secretaries, counselor, social emotional teacher, reading specialist, staff development teacher, special educators, math resource teacher, school to community coordinator, related service providers, lunch aides, and custodial staff who care about student success and have the best interests of our students in essence. We see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and our students benefit from those efforts.


Sincerely,

Ms. Workmeister

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School Counselor-Mrs. Galvin

Hello Campfield Families!


I am EXCITED to be the SCHOOL COUNSELOR here at Campfield! This is my 24th year at Campfield, and I am PROUD to be a part of this community. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the wonderful children this school year! It makes me so happy seeing them come to school and feeling safe and loved! Campfield is a special place! I will be teaching classroom guidance lessons in the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten/preschool classrooms throughout the school year—more information to follow. Please call me at 443-809-1265 or email me at aevans2@bcps.org if you have any questions, concerns, or if you need any kind of support. I am here to help in any way I can!


BACKPACKS: If your child needs a backpack for school, please let us know. We have some nice ones that were donated to us, and we would love to give one to your child if he/she needs one!

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GUIDANCE LESSONS RE-CAP: Students have had so much fun in guidance lessons with me! We have discussed the virtue of Bravery, and students had fun illustrating ways in which they feel brave. Some pre-kindergarten classes did this activity with me too! The school nurse and I are also teaming up this month to teach about “Our Healthy Brains,” and kindergarten students are discussing ways they can grow their brain healthy and strong. We have had lots of fun, and I love being in the classroom with them! This month we will also be talking about Thankfulness and its meaning and doing fun activities with that!
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Families interested in holiday help this year can email me at aevans2@bcps.org or call me at 443-809-1265. You can also call our Judy Center at 443-809-1266 and speak with Courtney Brown, our Family Services Manager, for assistance. We have partnered with Santa’s Helpers Anonymous, Inc. and a local church to provide food & gifts for our families this year. We would love to support your family and help alleviate some stress this holiday season! Please reach out
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**Our Virtue of the Month**

Teaching our young learners about EMPATHY is SO important! Check out the link below:


http://onetimethrough.com/e-empathetic-10-ways-teach-empathy/#_a5y_p=1813691

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Social Emotional Corner with Mrs. Groves

Hello, Families!


With the holidays and busy winter season approaching, my family finds it difficult to keep our routines and structures in place at home. One of my favorite parts of the day is dinner time with my children. It's a time to unwind, learn about the best and the hardest parts of their day, and set the tone for the next day. However, it can also be the most stressful part of the day! When our routines at home are off, it's harder to feel connected to each other.


Here is a Conscious Discipline article on making meal times meaningful with our families!

https://consciousdiscipline.com/how-to-use-conscious-discipline-skills-during-meal-times/


I'm happy to help with visuals or other supports if needed. Just reach out to me!

Mrs. Helene Groves, Social Emotional Learning Teacher, Special Educator

hgroves@bcps.org

CARE Liaison

Hello!

My name is Jessica Miranda and I am Campfield's CARE Liaison! Please plan on attending our once a month family advisory meetings! We do family events, workshops and information sessions for parents!


We have a lending library with books, games, art supplies, puzzles, etc. that families can borrow to use at home to support their child’s learning. Please contact me if you would like to borrow something. Jmiranda@bcps.org Please let me know if I can help in any way. I am here for you! I have access to many resources available in our community.



Campfield's Family Advisory family involvement goals are:

• To educate parents on the important role they play in assisting in their child’s education.

• To encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s education at school.

• To communicate with parents as full partners in their child’s education.

• To provide parents with opportunities, skills and tools to help them engage in meaningful parent-child learning activities.



IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

11/4 -3 Hour Early Dismissal, No PM Pre-K/Preschool

11/8- NO SCHOOL- Election Day

11/21- NO SCHOOL Conferences

11/22-NO SCHOOL for Pre-School or Pre-K -Conferences

11/23- 3 Hour Early Dismissal, No PM Pre-K/Preschool

11/24-11/25 NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

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Play with a Purpose Family Workshop

Please join us on 11/16 @ 6pm for the presentation in the Campfield Cafeteria. Dinner will be provided and served at 5:45pm.


This highly interactive presentation assists parents with being more comfortable in play with their children. It can be adapted for children at a variety of developmental levels from ages two to five in general or special education.


Please use the link below to sign up for this workshop.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AEA92EA1FDCE9-purposeful

School to Home Connection with Mrs. Miranda

This past month of October, I spent time in your child's classroom working on fine motor skills. We discussed Autum/Fall, what happens to trees and plants outside, and how Summer was ending, and a new season was beginning. Please enjoy some pictures as I've been enjoying getting to know your students! Below is a Fine Motor at Home sheet with some helpful tips to practice at home!
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Please make sure your child is at school and on time everyday!

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Campfield ELC Facebook Page

Please click here to follow our school Facebook page for important updates.

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Please use the links below to sign up to visit your child's classroom during American Education Week

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School Nurse Notes

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Math Corner with Mrs. Pippen

This month we are going to learn about one-to-one correspondence.

One-to-one correspondence is being able to count each object in a set of objects once, and only once, with touching each object as you count. Lining up objects from left to right, moving objects from one area to another, putting in or taking out objects from a cup or bucket are all strategies to help students touch or move once, and only once, as they count at home. For example, when unpacking groceries, have your child unpack a bag and as they pull items out, they count them. Once all the items are out of the bag then they will all be counted. Or, when you open a bag of Halloween candy m&m’s, have your child line them up in a row and then slowly touch and count from left to right to see how many were in their bag. The mathematical standards for one-to-one correspondence have preschool counting with one-to-one correspondence to 5, pre-kindergarten to 10, and kindergarten to 20.