Campfield Family Newsletter

October 2021

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Principal's Corner

Dear Campfield Families,



The 2021-2022 school year has gotten off to a fantastic start! Students are engaged in their learning and putting forth their best efforts each day! Teachers and staff are working to provide rigorous and relevant learning experiences for all students. Thank you to parents/families/guardians for being involved each day. When students, teachers/staff and parents work together, a successful school year is truly attainable! It is an honor and privilege to be serving as your principal!



The last few weeks, the assistant principal and I had the opportunity to visit classrooms to introduce ourselves. When we visited the classrooms, we talked about our job which is ensure students remain safe and learn at school. Parents/families/guardians to help us keep your child safe in school please make sure your child has the following items each day, as it relates to our BCPS mandate:

· Your child has a mask on when they come to school.

· Your child has the correct size mask on.

· Your child has an extra mask for school. Extra masks are needed because they break, become soiled, or wet and must be changed.

· Masks with a valve are not recommended for children.



Your cooperation is great appreciated.



Sincerely,

Ms. Workmeister

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SEL Corner

Hello Campfield Families:


My name is Mrs. Young and I am Campfield's Social Emotional Teacher (SEL Teacher). I wanted to take some time to share with you that our virtue for the month of October is Bravery. We will be exploring different ways to be brave and what it means to have courage. Many kids think that being brave means that you are not afraid of anything. This isn’t true. It takes a lot of courage to face those fears! Click the link below to see a PBS video on being brave to help your child face their fears. Remind them what true bravery is. https://youtu.be/S3e0yGDRtBY

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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 23rd year at Campfield, and I proud to be a part of this community. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the wonderful children in-person this school year! It makes me so happy seeing them come to school and to feel safe and loved! Campfield is a special place! I will be teaching some classroom guidance lessons in kindergarten and pre-k classrooms throughout the year—more information to follow Please call me at 410-887-1227 or email me at aevans2@bcps.org, if you have any questions, concerns, or you need any kind of support. I am here to help in any way I can!


PRE-KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES: Recently, Magnet School Flyers have been sent home with our pre-kindergarten students. Applications are due on-line by Friday, November 5, 2021 by 1:00 PM. 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!


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


October 2021

Bullying Prevention Month


Some excellent books about bullying for young kids:

· The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neil

· The Band-Aid Chicken by Becky Rangel Henton

· Bullies Never Win by Margery Cuyler

· Bully Beans by Julia Cook

· Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

· Billy Bully: A School Yard Counting Tale by Alvaro & Ana Galan


HOLIDAY HELP: Families interested in holiday help this year can email me or call the school as soon as possible! We have an Angel Tree connection and a few other resources that I will be working on within the next month or so. We would love to help your family, especially during this holiday season!


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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School to Community Coordinator/Family Advisory President

Hello!

My name is Jessica Miranda and I am Campfield's School to Community Coordinator! 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


Campfield's Family Advisory Committee 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:

10/2 10am-12pm Campfield Fall Festival

10/4 Pumpkin Family Project can be turned into main office to be displayed

10/15 NO SCHOOL

10/20 6:00pm Family Advisory Meeting

10/26 6:30pm-7:15pm Kindergarten early literacy assessment information with Ms. Nestor (Reading Specialist) Ms. Nestor will explain DIBELS, a reading assessment that is used to screen students 3 times a year.

Campfield ELC Facebook Page

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

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Welcome to Ms. Nestor's Reading Corner!

This Month's Topic: Reading Aloud to Students


Reading aloud helps students learn how to use language to make sense of the world; it improves their information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension and builds relationships.

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