Camargo Courier

October 2022

Message from Mrs. Napier

Camargo Families,

We have had a great September at our school! Thank you to all families that participated in our Family Fun Fest Day as well as Grandparents’/Grandfriends’ Lunch! It is wonderful to welcome our families and community back into our school.

We are looking forward to the month of October as we have several events planned. Please join us on October 6th from 4:00-6:00 pm for our Family Conference Night and Magic Show at 6:00 pm. Our Book Fair will also be open from 4:00-5:30 this evening. Come and join the fun!

Our PTO will be hosting our annual Fall Festival on October 22nd, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun with games, prizes, food, the Royal Court, and a live auction of amazing classroom baskets. If you would like to volunteer please contact Sara Phelps at We can’t wait to see you there! 🎃🍂

As always, we are so lucky to partner with amazing families as you! Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to another great month at our school!

Dudley Napier, Principal

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Upcoming Events

October 3rd – 7th: Scholastic Book Fair

October 6th: Conference Night (4:00-6:00), Magic Show at 6:00

October 7th: Picture Orders are due!

October 10th – 14th: National School Lunch Week

October 10th: PTO Meeting at 6:30 - Cafeteria

October 12th: SBDM at 3:30 - Library

October 13th: Kona Ice

October 14th – 17th: Court Day Break

October 22nd: Fall Festival, 1:00-4:00
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Title I Parent Power

Phonological and phonemic awareness are important pre-reading skills, related to the ability to hear, identify, and play with sounds in spoken language - including rhymes, syllables, and the smallest units of sound (phonemes). Children with strong phonological awareness skills are ready to become readers.

You have more influence with your child than anyone. Take advantage of this and involve your child in fun learning activities that can be done almost anywhere. Here are a few games that will support your young reader. Click on the link to find more activities.

Road trip rhymes

While you're out driving in the car, spot something out the window and ask your child, "what rhymes with tree or car or shop?" Then switch roles and have your child spot something and ask you for a rhyme. This can turn into a game of nonsense rhymes ("What rhymes with tree stump?") but that's great for practicing sounds, too!

Syllable shopping

While at the grocery store, have your child tell you the syllables in different food names. Have them hold up a finger for each word part. Eggplant = egg-plant, two syllables. Pineapple = pine-ap-ple, three syllables. Show your child the sign for each and ask her to say the word.

"I spy" blending

Here's an easy phoneme blending game you can play while talking a walk. For blending, you can say, “I see a sign that says s-t-o-p” Then your child has to blend the sounds to guess your word — stop. (Remember to say only the sounds in the word — not the letters.) Keep the words short, moving from two to three to four sounds depending on your child’s skill level.

Phonological Awareness Word Games

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Camargo Elementary School

Address: 4307 Camargo Rd, Mt Sterling, KY 40353

Phone Number: 859-497-8776