Archive for February 2015

: Campbell PTA Minutes 2.10.15

Apologies for the delay in getting this month's PTA minutes out to everyone.  We are trying something new – recapping the agenda items at the meeting (with a very brief summary) and attaching the more lengthy meeting notes for your review.  Please let me know if you have concerns with this approach by emailing

Campbell PTA Meeting

February 10, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Number of Attendees:   Approximately 30

Agenda Items

I.  Announcements, Beth Cavey, President

Beth gave an overview of Campbell School and the EL Program and acknowelged the effort of Christy P., Jessica Haney, Kimberly Marchant, and Stacey Zee for helping Campbell get a $2000 grant from Whole Foods to support our Outdoor Classroom. 

II. Guest Presenter, Barbara Kanninen, School Board Member

Ms. Kanninen discussed the priorities for the School Board and addressed concerns related to the County Board's recent decision regarding building a new elementary school at TJ.  She also addressed concerns around testing and development in Arlington County in general and its impact on the schools.  She was presented with thank you notes from the Ms. Berg's 3rd grade class that followed her campaign as a part of its EL unit on government. 

III. Budget Update, Eva Clark, Treasurer

Eva gave an update on the budget and recent fundraising efforts.

IV. Wetlands Festival Planning, Beth Cavey, President

The Wetlands Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd.  Time is TBD.  We need volunteers.  If you are interested in helping, contact Beth Cavey at

V. Principal's Report, Maureen Nesselrode, Principal

Ms. Nesselrode and invited guests (Dr. Christine Murphy, Wendy Correia, and Ms. Ammons) discussed the decision to move the Interlude Program from Oak Ridge to Campbell.  This is a program that supports kids with emotional and behavioral challenges.  The program currently supports 20 students from all over the County.  The Program will bring additional resources, including teachers, assistants, and a therapist to Campbell.  If you have questions, please reach out to Principal Nesselrode. 

VI.  Open discussion

Parents discussed concerns with APS transportation.  They were asked to put their concerns in writing with the help of Ms. Clavel-Love and the PTA will discuss these issues with the county-wide PTA and others.

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