Campfield Family Newsletter

April 2023

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From our Principal

Dear Campfield Families,

Wow, Spring Break is here! This is a great time to relax and enjoy some quality time with your child/children. Reminder that we will closed through Monday, April 10, 2023.

Our students and teachers are very deserving of a well-earned break after having worked so hard.

The week we return to school, Baltimore County Health Department will be providing school screenings for vision and hearing. The screenings for vision and hearing will be for all Pre-Kindergarten students, Preschool students who are 4 years old and any Kindergarten student new to Baltimore County. If you have concerns about your child's hearing and vision and they are in Preschool or Kindergarten, please email our nurse, Ms. Vickers, and she can assist. Her email is

Also, parent teacher conferences will be held at the end of the month. Teachers will be reaching out to families to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s progress this year.

Be well!

Ms. Workmeister


4/1-4/10 Spring Break

4/21 School closed for students- Teachers on Duty

4/25 Preschool and Pre-K Conference Day- No Preschool or Pre-K Sessions

4/26 Preschool, Pre-K and K Conference Day- No Preschool , Pre-K or K Sessions

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School Counselor-Mrs. Galvin

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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 am continuing to teach 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: Health Lessons regarding “Personal Safety” are going well in the kindergarten classes! There are still a few classes to finish, and teachers and I are talking with students about using the “Check In” strategy to help keep themselves safe. Students are talking about the trusted adults in their lives and who they will talk to if they feel scared, nervous, or worried about something. Students are learning “NO—GO—TELL” if someone touches them and makes them feel uncomfortable. Previously, letters have gone home with students explaining these important lessons. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at or 443-809-1265. Parent letters will be sent home after break when lessons are completed.

I will also be doing some MINDFULNESS activities with kindergarten and pre-k students through April. These activities will help self-regulate their feelings and help them manage strong emotions when needed. I plan to continue teaching about feelings, empathy, and kindness in the pre-school classrooms. I will send guidance activities and a parent letter home with students when lessons are completed.

BACKPACKS: If your child needs a backpack for school, please let us know--I can send one home.

Students are learning about the IMPORTANT VALUE of AMBITION!

CARE Liaison


My name is Jessica Miranda and I am Campfield's CARE Liaison!

Please plan on attending our once a month family workshops!

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. 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 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.

Local Resources:
Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214
Crisis text line: Text the word "HOME" to 741741 for free 24 hour support
Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

Baltimore County DSS: 410-887-TIME

Maryland Food Bank: 410-737-8282

211 Maryland: 211, or text 898-211

Additional resources: Baltimore County Resource Guide * BCPS Meal Sites * BCPS Social Emotional Support Page * MD Crisis Hotline * MD Food Bank * Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214 * Crisis Text Line (Text the word "HOME" to 741741 for free 24 hour support)

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Sign up for Healthy Eating Habits parent workshop

Please CLICK HERE to sign up for our Healthy Eating Habits: Feeding your toddler to teen parent workshop. This event will be on 4/19 @ 6pm at Campfield

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Food Pantries

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Fun scavenger hunts to do over Spring break!

5 Baltimore Family Activities to Put a ‘Spring’ in Your Step'

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to experience all the beauty and family bonding spring has to offer. The Baltimore area has no shortage of fun family activities to get you and your kids out in the community making memories.

(David Stuck)

This spring, many festivals, fairs and businesses are back open after seasonal hiatuses (or even longer closures during the pandemic), and you can experience them to the fullest. So, get out there and enjoy!

Here are five family- friendly activities that will put a spring in your step.

Clark’s Elioak Farm Opens for the Season
10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City; April 1 – Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate spring the natural way, with the animals! Lots of Baltimore petting zoos are opening the barn doors for business after the long winter season has finally come to an end. Clark’s Elioak Farm will have plenty of family fun all spring long with egg hunts throughout the spring break week. Kids ages 1-3 and 4-6 are invited to find eggs from April 1-9 and turn them in for a goodie bag! Admission to the farm is $8 per person, but there is no extra fee to participate in the hunts.

At the farm, kids can see and interact with pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, emus, goats, horses, ducks, cows, rabbits and even turkeys! Clark’s Elioak Farm is also home to the Enchanted Forest attractions — larger-than-life storybook displays dating back to the 1950s which will have your child’s imagination spinning. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

Baltimore Baseball
333 W. Camden St., Baltimore; April 6, 3:05 p.m.

Catch the opening game for our very own Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in vibrant downtown Baltimore! Spring is the season for getting back outside and taking in America’s pastime. Families can don their spirit wear, order concessions and bond over shared love of baseball, Baltimore and beating the other guys. Support our team in their opening home game against the New York Yankees on April 6. Purchase tickets in advance at

Baltimore’s Spring Fairy Ball
2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore; April 22, 6 – 11 p.m.

Dress up, sparkle and dance the night away to live music at Baltimore’s Fairie Faire! This unique magical event features craft vendors, dancing, performances and fae festivities. Live bands include Clipper
City Combo, 27th St. Klexmer Band and Pirates for Sail! Tickets range from $35 to $50. Purchase them in advance at

(David Stuck)

Sherwood Gardens Tulip Display
4310 Underwood Road, Baltimore; April-May, 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Help your junior gardener blossom by taking them to see the awe-inspiring tulip gardens, with blooms in April and May. The best time for viewing is the last week in April, when the blooms are at their height. Sherwood Gardens also has an egg hunt April 1, a community party April 14 and an annual tulip dig May 27, so mark your calendar to enjoy and experience this season to the fullest. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Plan your family’s visit at

Towson Spring Festival
Chesapeake, Pennsylvania, Washington and Baltimore Avenues, Towson; May 6-7

Make a memory at the Towsontown Spring Festival! This annual event, now in its 54th year, promises thrills, cotton candy, music and a chance to explore Baltimore’s craft scene! With more than 300 vendors, there’s something for every family member to enjoy. The carnival boasts more than just your standard roller coasters, too. They’ll have flying scooters, spinning rides and more. For a map of the festival and more details, visit

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Thank you to all the Campfield families for participating in our monthly family projects!

April Family Project!

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For the month of April, I will be spending time in your child's classroom talking about Science, specifically bugs! Below is the book we will be reading.

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Campfield ELC Facebook Page

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

Baltimore’s Child Camp Directory: Day, specialty and social skills development

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School Nurse Notes

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Math Corner with Mrs. Pippen

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the families that attending our Math and STEM night on 3/15. We hope that you had a wonderful evening learning about your child’s math curriculum, playing different math games together, and taking part in the fun and exciting STEM activities provided by Ms. Spencer.