Campfield Family Newsletter
From our Principal
Hello Campfield Families,
As we close out 2022, I’d like to share some highlights from the start of the school year!
- An informative and fun Back to School Night!
- A Successful Fall Festival!
- The creativity of the Pumpkin Storybook Character by our staff and families.
- Our 1st virtue assembly where we learned about how we are brave!
- Our 1st assembly, The Blue-Sky Puppet Show was engaging!
Every day, our teachers and support staff work hard to build positive student relationships and ensure their students’ academic instruction is rigorous and meaningful.
Have a wonderful winter break!
School Counselor-Mrs. Galvin
Hello Campfield Families!
I am EXCITED to be the SCHOOL COUNSELOR here at Campfield! I am so PROUD to be a part of this community. I look forward to 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, and students will be bringing classroom guidance activities home throughout the school year.
Kindergarten Parents: In January, I will be teaching Personal Safety lessons in the kindergarten classrooms. Children will be talking about safe/unsafe touches and about keeping their body parts private, protected, and safe. If you have any questions about these lessons, feel free to reach out. Parents will be getting the information sent home before I start.
BACKPACKS: If your child needs a backpack for school, please let us know--I can send one home.
Check out these Family Holiday Survival Tips:
Social Emotional Corner with Mrs. Groves
Welcome to December! This month is filled with activities for many families and can bring added stress. Remember to take time to breathe and check in with your family. Sticking to your morning and bedtime routines as much as possible will help your family to stay connected and calm during all of the winter chaos!
Several families have requested ideas for age-appropriate gifts to foster social-emotional skills (conversation, turn-taking, identifying emotions, and play skills). Here are a few ideas:
Babies and Toddlers:
- Sensory balls, or items with textures
- Books with interactive features (texture, sound)
- Dolls, stuffed animals, puppets
Preschoolers and Pre-kindergarteners:
- Simple board games (candy land, chutes and ladders)
- Cooperative games (companies like eBoo, Peaceable Kindgom)
- Fine motor games (Jenga, dominos, blocks)
- Dramatic play (kitchen toys, dress-up clothing)
- Play-dough kits
- Construction and STEM toys (marble run, lego sets, magnetic blocks)
- Cookbooks and recipe kits
- Arts and crafts kits (slime, lip balm, volcano)
The ages listed are loose guidelines. Many toys are designed for multiple ages. Look for items that allow your kids to communicate, ask questions, explore, and be creative! I look for board games, construction materials, and interactive books at consignment shops, thrift stores, Goodwill, and yard sales as well as in traditional stores.
Helene Groves, Social Emotional Learning/Special Educator
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:
12/22 Half Day- No PM Pre-schoo/Pre-K
12/23-1/2 No School- Winter Break
**Please note the Bear Book is incorrect**
SCHOOL TO HOME CONNECTION WITH MRS. MIRANDA
For the month of December, I will be spending time in your child's classroom learning about my plate: Healthy Eating Habits and good hygiene. Please enjoy some pictures as I've been enjoying getting to know your students! Below is a health and wellness at home sheet with some helpful tips to practice at home!
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