Campfield Family Newsletter

November 2021

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Principal's Corner

The first part of the 2021-2022 year has gone by quickly, and it has been an exciting time. Today will mark 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 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.

SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY

-Parents it is important to be aware of the traffic during arrival and dismissal. Be mindful of families who are in crosswalks and/or crossing the street. Baltimore County Government recently visited our campus as we were inquiring about having additional crosswalks added. Due to the design of the road, we are unable to have them added so we need your help, be aware of the families walking their child to school and give them the right of way.



· For the safety of your student, we are asking parents to follow the MD state law guidelines for child safety restraints. Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Law requires that children under 8 years old be in a car safety seat unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches. However, these are minimal standards and children should remain in their child safety seat until they can fit the lap and shoulder belt correctly. If you need assistance with getting a car seat, please contact the front office as we have a partnership with a local business who will provide you with a car seat.



· Covid continues to impact our community. Families please be sure send your child to school with a mask. This will help to prevent the spread of the infection.

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SEL Corner

Hi Campfield Family:

I hope you all are well. I am Mrs. Young, Campfield’s Social Emotional Teacher. I want to share with the importance of having routines and schedules at home for your little ones. Our school day is full of schedules and routines that prepare students for the day and to help keep them on task to complete a goal. If you are not using routines and schedule here are some great reasons why you may want to consider them.

Routines and Schedules Are Important Because:

  • They influence a child’s emotional, cognitive, and social development.

  • They help children feel secure.

  • They help children understand expectations.

  • They help reduce behavior problems.

  • They can result in higher rates of child engagement. (Vanderbilt, 2017)

Take some time to review the links below that can help assist you with getting started with visual routines and schedules at home.

Visual Supports for Routines, Schedules, and Transitions (usf.edu)

Apoyos visuales para rutinas, horarios y transiciones (usf.edu)

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Hello Campfield Parents From Your School Counselor!

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 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 social skill classroom guidance lessons in kindergarten, pre-k, and preschool classrooms throughout the year. 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!


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!


*HOLIDAY HELP*If your family has a need, especially with the holidays approaching, PLEASE reach out to me directly at Campfield. We would love to support in any way we can


November Virtue of the Month EMPATHY

Teaching our young learners about EMPATHY is SO important!


Some excellent books about EMPATHY for young kids:

· The Free Spirit “Learning to Get Along” Series by Cheri Meiners

· ABCs of Kindness by Samantha Berger

· The PEACE Book by Todd Parr

· The KINDNESS Book by Todd Parr

· Will You Plant A Seed of Kindness? by Anna Norris

· Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud

· Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

· Kindness Makes Me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole

· My Magical Choices by Becky Cummings

· Kind Ninja by Mary Nhin

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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!


Community Lending Library

I have a lending library in my office 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 sign up for our Family Advisory 5 session workshop: Engaging Families in Children's Literacy Development*


Dates: 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, and 12/22 from 4:45-5:45pm

In each session, the following literacy topics will be addressed:


  • Concepts of Print
  • Writing
  • Phonological
  • Letter-Sound Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Oral Language


Here is the link to sign up:

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



Campfield Spirit Store! Order your Spirit wear here!

https://www.customink.com/g/nss0-00ch-8smv


**Donations Needed**

Our School Nurse is in need of donations of children's pants size 4-8! Boy's pants are needed the most but all donations are welcome!

Also, Please make sure you have a spare set of clothing at school for your child (shirt, pants, underwear, socks)

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Campfield ELC Facebook Page

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Welcome to Ms. Nestor's Reading Corner!

Phonological Awareness

When it comes to reading, you've probably heard of phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is a meta-cognitive skill (i.e., an awareness/ability to think about one's own thinking) for the sound structures of language. Phonological awareness allows one to attend to, discriminate, remember, and manipulate sounds at the sentence, word, syllable, and phoneme (sound) level. It is important to practice phonological awareness without the word or words.


Try this At-Home Activity

Head, Waist, and Toes for Phoneme Blending.

Say a word with three sounds. Each sound is called a phoneme. Now touch your head and say the first sound in the word. Touch your waist and say the second sound. Touch your toes and say the last sound!

Hot /h/ /o/ /t/

Cat /c/ /a/ /t/

Fun /f/ /u/ /n/

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Reading and Pajama Day!

When: November 17, 2021


Wear Your Favorite Pajamas to School! Get Ready for a Fun Day of Reading!!!

SAVE THE DATE for POTTY TRAINING presentation-- RESERVE LA FECHA para la presentación POTTY TRAINING



Hello Everyone!


We will be hosting an evening presentation on potty training young children (ages 2-5) with developmental delays. Joining us will be Marcela Galicia, Ph.D. a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Dr. Galicia is bilingual and will be conducting 2 presentations for us. One will be in English and the other will be presented in Spanish.


Wednesday, November 10th Potty Training Presentation (English) at 6:00pm

Wednesday, November 17th Potty Training Presentation (Spanish) at 6:00pm



RSVP to Debbie Page at 443-809-9696 or dpage2@bcps.org with your 1) name, 2) email, and 3) the date you are attending. I will follow with the login information.




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¡Hola, todos!


Tendremos una presentación nocturna sobre cómo enseñar a los niños pequeños a ir al baño (de 2 a 5 años) con retrasos en el desarrollo. Se reunirá con nosotros Marcela Galicia, Ph.D. becaria postdoctoral de la Clínica de Discapacidades del Desarrollo Pediátrico del Instituto Kennedy Krieger. La Dr. Galicia es bilingüe y realizará 2 presentaciones para nosotros. Una será en inglés y la otra en español.


Miércoles, 10 de noviembre Presentación de entrenamiento para ir al baño (inglés) a las 6:00 pm

Miércoles 17 de noviembre Presentación de entrenamiento para ir al baño (español) a las 6:00 pm


Confirme su asistencia a Debbie Page al 443-809-9696 o dpage2@bcps.org con 1) su nombre, 2) correo electrónico y 3) la fecha en que asistirá. Seguiré con la información de inicio de sesión.