DearParents, Week of January 20, 2014
OurVPI team hopes everyone had a wonderful and restful break. We are lookingforward to seeing the students succeed in the 2014 school year.
In language arts, the children are learning how theylisten for sounds at the beginning of words. They sort pictures that offer aclear contrast (such as m and s) into two or more categories at a time. Thispicture sorting helps the English language learners build their vocabularies.
Successful Prek Expeditionary Learning Showcase Night
The student’s learning about ourcommunity has blossomed. The fall showcase night was held onDecember 19th (Thursday) at5:30 to conclude 8 weeks of Expeditionary Learning. The students proudlypresented what they have learned about the important places and the people intheir communities. Thank you for the parents who came and participated in theactivities with the children.
PALS(PhonologicalAwareness Literacy Screening) and DMA(Developmental Math Assessment)
Thechildren are being assessed for PALS and DMA in January. We are glad to seemuch progress from the beginning. The specific information about your child’s performancewill be provided to the parents during the parent teacher conference days.
February5- Early Release (Wednesday) Wedismiss the children at 12:25.
February 7- Dental Day(Friday)
February 13- FieldTrip to the
February17 - No School, Presidents’ Day
March6, 7- Parent Teacher Conferences
Fall Showcase Night
The fall showcase night will be held on December 19h to
conclude 10 weeks of Expeditionary Learning. The students
are excitedly waiting for the showcase night to present
what they learned about the important places and the people in
our community. The field trips to our community helped students
to understand that there are many different places and people
working together to make our community better. We are so
proud to be in our community and thankful for the community
Upcoming Dates and Events
Preschool Showcase: Thursday, December 19thfrom 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Winter Break: December 23th (Monday) - January 1st(Wednesday)
Children will come back to school onThursday, January 2nd.
Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20th,Noschool
Grade Prep Day: Tuesday,January 21st, No school
Literacy& Mathematic Screening
Walking Field Trip around Campbell School
• Toeveryone for returning the Share Books each day.
• To all of you for devoting your time on theCampbell Garden Work Day.
• To all of you for sending your child to schooleveryday dressed for outdoor play.
Veteran’s Day Monday 11/11, NoSchool
Field Trip to Westover Mall Wednesday 11/13, leaving at 9:30 and coming back at12:30
Thanksgiving Holiday 11/27-11/29, NoSchool
Early Release 12/11 Wednesday
Week of October 7th, 2013
Manychildren can now use our schedule cards to predict what will happen duringtheir day at school. They are interpreting the icons and words of the schedulecards, combining that information with what they know about our school routine.Together, the icon, written words and context allow our children to givemeaning to print. Is this reading? Well, not like adults read. But, it is animportant step toward reading and it makes kids feel powerful about print. Yourchild can do this at home and even in the car by “reading” labels and signs.Our class’s daily schedule is available on the
Hereare some tips to help your child develop math concepts. Math activities forpreschoolers are everywhere: They count stairs as they go up or down, help youmeasure ingredients as you cook, classify their toys into groups, set the tablewith exactly one of each item for each person, and notice the shapes of boxesand cans at the store. The most powerful math activities forpreschoolers are often "hidden" inside children's play. Forexample, children classify objects (stacking blocks by shape or sortingthem by color); measure things ("This cloth isn't big enough tocover the table"); count just about anything (coins, candy,people, toys, and so on); transform objects (stretching dough andmaking a flat circular shape); recognize patterns and shapes (building asymmetrical structure by putting a single two unit block over two one unit blocks).
Fall Expeditionary Learning: We are Here- Community
The fall Expedition launched last week. Thestudents started to look around the
FieldTrip Chaperones Welcome
OxonHill Farm Wednesday 10/16 9:30-1:30
Comedown to the farm to milk a cow, feed the chikens, go on a hay ride and learnhow people and animals depend on each other in this rural community.
WestoverCommunity Wednesday 11/8 9:30-1:00
Takea walk through a community to meet shop keepers, restauranteurs, bankers,librarians, mail carriers, barbers, pharmasists and people from all over theworld.
Dates to rememember
Picture Day 10/9 Wednesday
P/T Conferences 10/10, 11 Thursday & Friday, No school
Teacher Professional Learning Day 10/14 Monday,No school
Early Release 10/23 Wednesday – Students dismiss at 12:20
Grade Preparation Day 11/5 Tuesday, No school
The VPI team is very excited about the coming year and lookforward to working with you and your child. Our Home Visits have been suchvaluable times to build the relationship with the families. We appreciate yourtime to make it happen. We would like to see you again on Back-to-School-Night.
Unit 1 Family
The students explore and talk about families and the many different ways family members relate to and help one another. Besides listening to stories about families, students begin to recognize initial sound in words and identify rhyming words as they build vocabulary and comprehension skills. They are also participating in a variety of music, poetry, mathematics, science, and art activities.
“It’s Time to Go to Bed!”
Teachers notice that a child who had a nice sleep over the nightis more likely to be ready for school. Students at
Schoolyard Work Day: September 14th, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Back-to-School Night: September 17th, 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Please contact us if you have questions.
Welcome to VPI program at Campbell!
We are very pleased to have your precious children in our classes. We inform you that there are several things that you are expected to remember or respond to as soon as possible.
1. During the first week of school please complete the first day packet and fill out the forms that need your signature. Send them to school with your child’s school bag as soon as possible.
3. Your child also needs a blanket for a nap/quiet time. Your child will feel cozy and comfortable with their own blanket during the quiet time. Your child’s blanket will be sent home every Friday. Please wash it over the weekend and let your child bring it back to school on the next school day.
4. We share the school supplies that your child brings through this school year. Please put the school supplies in the bag and write your child’s name on it, but not on each item.
5. Your child will bring home the Thursday folder every Thursday. Take all papers out of the folder for reading and put only the forms that need your response back in the folder. Your child needs to bring the folder on Friday.
6. The students who eat breakfast at school please arrive by 7:45. Officially, we start school at 8:00 every morning. It is important for the children to begin the morning meeting at the same time all together. If you drop your child to school, please be at school by 7:55. After 8:00, you are expected to stop by the office to get a tardy slip and give the tardy slip to your teacher. If your child will be absent, call Campbell attendance line at 703-228-8450.
7. We dismiss the children at 02:35. When you have a reason to pick up your child early, please stop by the office and talk to the office staff. If someone other than you needs to pick up your child, please send a note with your child in the morning.
8. We all look forward to seeing you on Back-to-School Night, September 17th at 6:30 p.m. More information is available on the Campbell website.