Campfield Family Newsletter

September 2022

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Principal's Corner

Dear Parents,

It has a been a great start to the new school year and we have enjoyed welcoming back former students and welcoming new students.

We know that the first week of school is busy and can be a bit overwhelming for families. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we know arrival and dismissal take longer than usual. Safety is our priority, and, in the beginning, we ensure each child gets to his/her classroom safely. For arrival, we remind families not to park in the front of the building. This causes a back-up on Alter Street. Also, be sure you have your child’s car tag for pick up. If you haven’t received that car tag, please contact your teacher.


Tips for a Good School Year

  • Monitor Your Child’s Daily Work
  • Set and Implement a Specific Bedtime
    • Did you know 3- and 4-year children need about 12 hours of sleep and 5 -and 6-year children need 10-12 hours of sleep each night? The right amount of sleep also helps children pay attention and grow both academically and emotionally. Establishing a nighttime routine, such as a bath followed by book reading, will lead to an easier bedtime and better learning.
  • Come to School Every Day & On Time
  • Communicate with Your Teacher

    Parent input is important to us at Campfield! Please contact us with any suggestions or concerns.

    Sincerely,
    Ms. Workmeister
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Hello Campfield Parents From Your School Counselor!

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 some 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!



PRE-KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES: Magnet School Flyers were recently sent home with our pre-kindergarten students. There is a Magnet EXPO Event on Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at New Town High School featuring all BCPS magnet schools. Magnet school applications are due on-line by Friday, November 4, 2022—no exceptions. ALL pre-kindergarten students are eligible to apply. Look for more information to come on our school’s website. Kindergarten students are ALSO eligible to apply, but there are very limited spaces! Please contact me if you have any questions, and I can even walk you through the application process!

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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!



HOLIDAY HELP: 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 a local church connection and a few other resources that we will be working on from now until December. We would love to support your family and help alleviate some stress this holiday season!

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**Our VIRTUE OF THE MONTH IS BRAVERY**

Check out this video teaching about feeling BRAVE on the playground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjdofjoLmvs



Some great readings that teach kids on how to be brave: https://www.mommyshorts.com/2018/01/11-books-teach-kids-brave.html


https://growingbookbybook.com/childrens-books-about-courage-and-bravery/

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!


I also 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:

9/21 6pm-7:30pm Family Library Night @ 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208 (sign up below)

9/26 NO SCHOOL

10/5 NO SCHOOL

10/8 10am-12pm Judy Center Fall Festival at Campfield

10/19 6:00pm Parent Workshop- The IEP and Me (sign up below)

Back to School Night Survey

Families if you were able to attend the Back to School night, please take a moment to complete our survey using the link below. Your feedback is important to us.


https://forms.gle/vVmAsMf35aHRTHE6A

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Volunteer Training

If you are interested in volunteering at Campfield this school year please use the links below to fill out the volunteer application and complete the training video. You will get a certificate at the end of the training video, please download it as I cannot access your account to print it. Please print the application and download your certificate and send to school in your child's folder or scan and email them both to me at Jmiranda@bcps.org I need both the application and training certificate in order to process your application.


Link for the application and training:

BCPS Volunteers - Division of Chief of Staff

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Campfield ELC Facebook Page

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

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Reading Corner with Mrs. Payne

Hello Campfield Families!! My name is Mrs. Payne and I am the Reading Specialist at CELC. I am looking forward to meeting you and offering early literacy support to families, teachers, and students!


There are many fun activities you can do with your child at home to help jump start their reading readiness! Do you have a favorite childhood rhyme or chant you remember? Teach your child and turn it into a fun finger play or game. Do you have to run into the grocery store to grab a few items for dinner? Have your child look for their favorite letter or letters as you shop. Do you and your child have a favorite book you like to read together? Have them tell you who the story was about, where the story took place, and what happened in the story.


If you need some new books to add to your home library, stay tuned for our Campfield Book Nook! The book nook will be restocked each month in the main lobby with books that you can take home, for free!

Happy Reading😊

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Math Corner with Mrs. Pippen

Hello! My name is Alyssa Pippen and I am the School Based Math Resource Teacher here at Campfield. My goal is to instill a love of learning and exploring through math related concepts in our youngest learners. Each month I will introduce a new math concept that is taught in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. I will also provide some fun, hands-on learning to do at home to help reinforce each concept. Always here to help and looking forward to a wonderful school year!