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October 2014 Garden Work Day

Our October Garden Work Day gave us gorgeous weather. We had a lovely morning with lots of help from the children who joined.


We focused on the beds in the K-1/Art/Gym area known as the Monticello Garden because its apple trees are from Thomas Jefferson stock.

We harvested lots of beautiful carrots from the two beds on the grass.
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Welcome to Campbell


Welcome to the Campbell Elementary School’s PTA website! We’ve got some exciting events this spring, including the upcoming Wetlands Festival on May 3. Tickets are only $10 per family.

Campbell Elementary School Annual Wetland Festival

Saturday, May 3, 2014
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
737 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington VA
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Tour our Wetland Lab
    • Long Branch Nature Center Wetland Critters & Watershed Program
  • Potomac Overlook Regional Park – Arlington’s Native American artifacts & history
  • Live Performances, including the:
  • Bolivian Dancers, School Street Ramblers (Bluegrass Band), Forty Miles Home (Local Favorite)
  • Old Fashion Lemonade Stand ( Made fresh with herbs from the Campbell Gardens)
  • Food Trucks!!!
  • Menchies Frozen Yogurt
  • Cupcake Truck
  • Latin Flavors Grilling Fresh on-site
  • Willie’s Po Boy
  • Fun, Games, Community, Raffles, Auction and so much more!!!
Campbell’s Community supports the up-keep and future phases through funds raised in large part by our Annual Event.  The Wetlands Lab is a benefit to our entire South Arlington Community and supports the continued understanding and education of the environment, wildlife, life-cycles, ecology and science.
We appreciate your support!

Principal’s Chat: Student-led Conferences and Report Cards

Report Cards:

They will be sent out after the conferences.
They have the content created by the committee last year, but reformatted.


Behavior/Habits of a Learner, etc
Key: C, I, N
Consistently Demonstrats
Inconsistently Demonstrates
Needs Development

Key: Ex, Acc, Pro, Beg, NY
Most students will receive an ACC (performing as expected), not Ex

Teacher Comments:
All teachers can put in comments for each quarter (art, music, PE, math, etc.). Not all specials teachers will comment each quarter, but you will get at least one comment per year from each child, and they will be specific to your child not a general class-wide comment.
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September Updates

We have really enjoyed having the children and teachers back in school.  The students are adjusting well and instruction is underway.  The teachers spent a lot of time in September building classroom communities and setting expectations.  This has really contributed to a smooth opening. 

Below are a few items of interest to parents:

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Campbell PTA Minutes September 10, 2013

Campbell PTA Minutes September 10, 2013

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Reminder: Remember to re-link your Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Target cards to Campbell.  This is free $$$ for our school.
  • For the 2013-2014 school year, we expect income to be $73,254.  Expenditures are projected to be $66,512, so we project a net gain of $6,741. These are very conservative estimates. Fundraising last year was very successful, so we have a good cushion for this year.
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No Early Release


Just to clarify, there is NOT an early release tomorrow.  Campbell's first Early Release is on October 23rd. 

Thank you,

The Main Office at Campbell

Odyssey of the Mind – Information night 9/24 6:30pm

To find out more come to the information night Tuesday, 9/24  6:30pm.

Any questions email Campbell's own Ms. Clark

Here is a sneak peek at this years problems:

Long Term Odyssey of the Mind Problems 2013-2014 (non-competitive)

Primary: Grades K-2

Primary: The World’s First Art Festival Grades K-2 The team’s problem is to create and present an original humorous performance about a prehistoric art festival. The festival will include artwork, dance, music, song, and — of course — a team-created audience to experience it all. The team will also create a backdrop that is a replica of a cave painting.

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Save the date for Campbell’s Back-to-School Picnic!

Hi all,

Please save Friday, October 4 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm for Campbell’s Back-to-School Picnic.  This is a new event for 2013 and will take the place of the June picnic.


Bring your own picnic or purchase food from food trucks.  We are working on reserving the food trucks right now and will have more information available soon.

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Principal’s Chat Schedule

Earlier in the summer I requested feedback and topics for Principal’s Chats.  Several parents said earlier was better, while others said the morning is hectic.  So we’ll compromise. We’ll try an 8:00 start time this year and see how that impacts attendance.   We can try to end by 9:00 so that parents who need to get to work can do so.  I have the first two topics identified.  We can determine the others as things evolve.  Often topics come up at PTA meetings that warrant further discussion. Read More

Campbell Wetlands and Earthday Celebration

Wetlands Dedication CeremonyJoin us on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for an afternoon of fun to raise money for curriculum enhancements, our Wetlands Learning Labs and other PTA activities.

Activities include guided tours of our wetlands, earthday crafts, a scavenger hunt, refreshments and our Wetlands Silent Auction.