Posts by Reidy Brown

PTA audit documents and proposed budget 9/9/19

In advance of Tuesday's PTA meeting, I wanted to send out the proposed PTA budget, and the results of the audit conducted over the summer. We will go over these and vote on them at the PTA meeting. I've also include a treasurer's report that includes our expenses and income from over the summer.
Hope to see you on Tuesday!
Amanda Lowenberger, PTA treasurer

PTA Calendar corrected for early release dates 6/22, 6/23, and 6/24

Hi all!

I have confirmed with Ms. Anselmo that Campbell is NOT following the schedule reflected in the official APS calendar for the last week of school. Here's the correct Campbell schedule (as sent out by Ms. Nesselrode last week):

June 22, 23, and 24 are all Early Release Days for Campbell (the rest of the county only has June 22 and 24 as Early Release Days). We have conferences on June 22 and June 23 in the afternoon.

Note: the school calendar on the Campbell school website does not currently reflect the correct early release days, because it's showing the APS calendar.

The easiest way to stay on top of important school dates is to subscribe to the APS and PTA Campbell school calendar. 

Reidy Brown

Wetlands Online Auction Starts Tomorrow, Save the Date for the Festival on May 14th

Saturday, May 14, 2016

(rain or shine)

4–7 p.m.

Live Music * Silent Auction * Raffles * Outdoor Exploration * Free-Form Art Wall * Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

$10 per family, fun for all!
Food available for purchase.

Band schedule (subject to change):

3:45–4:30 pm  Jumpin Jupiter
4:45–5:15 pm   The Outliers (student band from Bach to Rock Music School)
5:30–6:00 pm  The Quitterz
6:30–7:00 pm  40 Miles Home

During breaks between bands, stick around for raffle drawings, the entertaining “Heads and Tails” raffle, and other announcements.

Parents, please volunteer to help out during the festival! Sign up online at

The online portion of the silent auction begins Friday, May 6, at 8 a.m. and ends on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Visit the auction website for exciting online items. In addition, many Silent Auction items will be open for bidding only at the Wetlands Festival itself!

The Wetlands Festival, Campbell PTA’s biggest annual fundraiser, supports the outdoor classroomwetlands learning lab, literacy initiatives, field trips, and other programs that make our school great.

The PTA is still taking donations of silent auction items and contributions for grade-level baskets. Thank you for your generosity.

We hope you will join us!

~posted on behalf of Beth Cavey, PTA President




Teacher & Staff Appreciation Potluck Luncheon

Thanks to all who've participated in Teacher & Staff appreciation week. One more opportunity tomorrow- the Potluck Luncheon!!

In an attempt to balance out food, if your last name begins with:
A-J bring a Main Dish
K-R bring a side dish, salad, or veggie
S-Z bring a Dessert

Please bring food to school by 11:00 am. Make sure your dishes are labeled with your name. Volunteers welcome to help with set-up (8:30-9:15am) & clean-up (2:00-2:30pm).

And still time to bring a pennant and have it added to the banner. The creativity and response has been fabulous. Here are more from yesterday and this morning:

Brick’s Pizza Restaurant Night – Wednesday, March 9th from 4pm-8pm

Brick’s Pizza Restaurant Night – Wednesday, March 9th from 4pm-8pm!
Please mark your calendars to support Campbell Elementary School with a restaurant night at Brick’s Pizza! We get 25% of sales on all orders where Campbell is mentioned and a flyer is turned in! Take out or delivery orders are included! The flyer came home in Thursday folders this week. Here are the details:

Brick’s Pizza
4809 1st St. N.
Arlington, VA 22203

Next APS School Garden Meetup at the Career Center Greenhouse, Monday March 7, 4- 5 PM hosted by Joan Horwitt

Here's the info about Monday's School Garden Meetup at the Career Center where Campbell 4th graders had a recent field trip! All are welcome to join!



Next APS School Garden Meetup
Monday March 7 , 4 – 5 PM
at Arlington Career Center
816 S Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA 22204
Sustainable Technologies and tour of the Greenhouse – Please RSVP at LINK
Come network and learn about the Arlington Career Center's Sustainable Technologies program, the new Arlington Tech initiative, and tour the Greenhouse, hosted by Joan Horwitt, volunteer and President of Reevesland Learning Center.
Joan will share some of the PEP (Program for Employment Preparedness) students' work: including growing and selling microgreen salads, and the collaboration with the culinary arts students program to produce compost. See the compost bins being designed, made and marketed by the Sustainable Technology students. Learn too about the aquaponics system, and other sustainable technologies, projects and partnerships.
Come and share too, your challenges, successes and best practices to promote urban agriculture and growing food in schools.
When you arrive at the Career Center, please go to the school office. Then meet as posted in the Greenhouse.
Event is free and all welcome.
Supervised children welcome.
Dress for the weather.
RSVP requested at this LINK (RSVP not required, but will help us copy handouts as needed).
SAVE the DATES for later spring APS School Garden Meetups
  • April 4, 4 – 5 PM – Thomas Jefferson Middle School – RSVP LINK
  • May 2, 4 – 5 PM – Carlin Springs Elementary School  
Please contact to host a school garden meetup. APS School Garden Meetups are an initiative of the APS Superintendent's Advisory Committee on Sustainability. The APS School Garden Meetups are no-cost, open to the public, and supervised children are welcome.

100th day of school

The 100th Day of School will be this Thursday, March 3.  Elementary schools often recognize the 100th day as a way to help young students develop number sense.  We are asking students to wear as much of their favorite
color as they can. For example, wearing a red shirt and pants.  Classes will use the colors to create data in a grade appropriate manner.  Our hope is that this would not require families to purchase any items.    Just a reminder that March 3rd
is a half day due to conferences. 

Book Fair Now Open

The Campbell Book fair is now open and classes have begun making wish lists. You may send in money with your child or come to the school to purchase books. In addition, teachers have compiled wishlists for the classrooms. If you are interested in purchasing books from teachers' wishlists please find these books in the Story Room of the Campbell Library. Thank you for all your support!