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Camp Ground Elementary School News
Christmas Family Reading Night

We will be having a Gingerbread Christmas Family Reading Night on Thursday December 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Our Holiday book fair will be open that night too, so parents and students can shop.  Along with the book fair other activities include:

  • Reading/AR tests
  • Prize Giveaways
  • Crafts
  • Snacks
  • Photo Booth
  • Gingerbread House Contest Voting

Come join us for a night of fun!  Hope to see everyone there!

Book Fair

Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read!  Come to our Book Fair.  We will be having a 3 day Holiday book fair Wednesday Decmber 6th -Friday December 8th.  Students will be able to visit the book fair during school hours those 3 days.

Gingerbread House Contest

We are seeking out confection creativity for our Gingerbread contest.  We will be having a gingerbread house decorating contest from Friday December 1st-Thursday December 7th.  Below is a list of rules for the contest:


  • Your creation doesn't have to be a house.  It can be a barn, church, castle, some other structure, or even a local church.
  • Creations can be dropped off beginning Friday December 1st-Thursday December 7th.
  • Creations must be picked up by Friday December 8th.
  • Attach a 3x5 index card listing the title of your creation and your name.
  • Creations must be constructed mainly of gingerbread and icing.  Gingerbread kits are fine too.
  • It must be made of edible materials with the exception of the surface it is mounted on.
  • The display must be mounted on a piece of plywood or cardboard no larger than 20x20.
  • Students, teachers, and parents will vote for their favorite during Family Reading Night on Thursday December 7th.  The winners will be announced on Friday December 8th.

A note will be sent home with all the above information on it.  


Notice: Destruction of 504 Records
Summer Feeding Sites

United Way and Laurel County Public School Summer Feeding Program

NO SCHOOL- Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17

NO School March 16 and 17

NO SCHOOL- Friday, February 24 and Monday February 27

NO School- Friday and Monday

100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School will be Friday January 20th.  Wear your 100 day shirts or dress like your 100 years old.  

NO SCHOOL, Friday January 6th

No school in Laurel County, Friday, January 6th

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Our annual Yankee Candle Fundraiser is underway!  Please have all orders and money turned in by Tuesday September 12th.  Remember the more items you sale the more prizes you will receive.  All of the money goes to the Camp Ground PTO, so they can provide things for our students and school.

Derby Day

Derby Day will be Friday May 12th.  Everyone dress in your fancy clothes and hats and we will parade around the school.

2017-2018 Supply Lists

Click on your child's grade for the 2017/2018 school year to view their supply list.

Preschool Supply List

Kindergarten Supply List

1st Grade Supply List

2nd Grade Supply List

3rd Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fifth Grade Supply List

Basketball and Cheerleading Tryouts

4th and 5th grade girls and boys basketball and cheerleading tryouts begin on Monday September 11th-Friday September 15th from 3:30-4:45.  If you are interested in trying out you must have your physical turned in by Monday September 11th.  We will not accept any physicals after this date.

Summer Reading Packets

If you completed the summer reading packet this summer please turn that in to Mrs.Osborne by Monday August 28th.  You will receive a reward for completing the packet.

March Star Readers

CONGRATULATIONS, to the MarchStar Readers!  Star readers are chosen based off of AR points, behavior, and participation in class. March Star Readers are:

Kindergarten: Ayrabella Brown

1st Grade: Ava Bledsoe

2nd Grade: McKinley Lewis

3rd Grade: Rylee Humphrey

4th Grade: Kelsie Smith

5th Grade: Isabell Mills

Red Ribbon Week, October 23-27

Red Ribbon Week is October 23-27.  The following activities will take place during this week.


Monday- Wear red


Tuesday- Crazy hair day


Wednesday- Wear your pajamas


Thursday- Wear your favorite team's jersey.


Friday- Dress in your Halloween costume (costumes must be school appropriate, no masks, weapons or anything that would distract from learning.)

A Day Out With DAD

Please join us on Friday April 21st from 7:30-8:30 am in the Camp Ground Elementary Gym for A Day Out With Dad.  All dads or male mentors are invited.  There will be free food and a picture.  We hope to see you there!

Family Reading Night



Come join us on Thursday September 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Camp Ground library for our first family reading night of the year.  Special guest readers will be reading Laura Numeroff books, including:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  Also we will have the following:

  • Prize Giveaways
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Activities related to the Laura Numeroff books
  • Chance to read and take AR test
Earth Science Training Sept. 22, 2017

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DARE Graduation

DARE graduation for 5th grade students will be Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 in the Camp Ground gym.

2017-2018 Open House

2017-2018 Open House for Kindergarten will be on Monday August 7th from 4:30-6:00 pm and 1st-5th Grade will also be on Monday August 7th from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Come out and meet your teacher for the new year!

Back To School Dance

Get your dancing shoes on!  Our annual Back to School dance will be on Friday September 8th from 3:30-5:30.  Admission is $3.00 and concessions will be sold.  The money and permission slip must be turned into your teacher by Wednesday September 6th.  Students can be picked up promptly at 5:30. You must have your ID in order to pick up students. 

Veteran's Day Breakfast/Program

Calling all Veteran's!  If you are a veteran we would like to invite you to come and enjoy breakfast and a program put on by our students to honor you and your sacrifice you made for our country. Breakfast will begin at 8:15 am on Thursday November 9th followed by a program in the gym at 9:00am.  We hope to see you there.


Students need to wear the colored shirt listed below according to their grade.


K-1: Blue Shirt

2-3: White Shirt

4-5: Red Shirt

Christmas Spirit Week

'Twas the week before Christmas break, when all through the school.  Not a child was focused, but, hey that's cool.  So let's have some fun and then we'll done!


Monday December 12- Santa's Little Helper, Dress as an Elf or Reindeer


Tuesday December 13th-Grinch Day, Wear green, who inspired hairdos or antlers like Max.


Wednesday December 14th- Polar Express, Wear your favoirte pajamas


Thursday December 15th- Tacky/Ugly Christmas Sweater


Friday December 16th- Frozen Friday, Dress like a Snowman or Wear Blue and White


Monday December 19th- Christmas from Head to Toe, Wear your favorite Christmas socks and Santa Hat


Tuesday December 20th- Holiday Cheer, Wear your favorite Christmas sweater or shirt.

School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Blake Roark, 2016-2017 school spelling bee winner, and Chase Wagers, 2016-2017 school spelling bee runner up.  Both students will compete in the district spelling bee on January 31st at South Laurel Middle School.

Sweetheart Dance

Our annual Sweetheart Dance will be Friday February 10th from 5:30-7:30.  Parents must drop off and pick up.  Admission is $3.00.  Concessions will be sold and Flashy Blinky Items .

A Day Out with MOM

Please join us on Thursday April 27th  from 7:30-8:30 am in the Camp Ground Elementary Gym for A Day Out With Mom.  All moms and femle mentors are invited.  There will be free food and a picture.  We hope to see you there!

Chicken Invasion

Our school is designing a chicken for the Chicken Festival to be displayed in front of the Laurel County Courhouse.  To help complete our school chicken we need a variety of sizes of bottle caps and lids.  Please send bottle caps with students to help our school create our chicken.

Appalachian Day

Camp Ground will be having Appalachian Day on Friday September 29th.   Students will be participating in lots of fun and interesting activities through out the day.  Dress in your favorite Old Fashion or Pioneer clothes.

Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss Dress up Days

Book Fair

Saddle Up and READ!  The Wild West Bookfair will be at our school October 2nd-6th.  

International Dot Day

Celebrate International Dot Day on Friday September 15th and wear dots!

Christmas Sing A Long

Our annual Christmas sing a long will be on Friday December 15th.  Kindergarten-2nd grade will perform at 9:00 am and 3rd-5th grade will perform at 10:00 am.  Come out and enjoy some holiday music.

5th Grade Banquet and Awards

The 5th grade banquet will be Wednesday May 17th at 6:30 pm at the London Community Center.

Haunted Library/PTO Chili Supper

Camp Ground Library and Camp Ground PTO present the Haunted Library on Friday October 13th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Come out and join us for a family reading night of spooky storytelling.  It will be a little bit scary and a whole lot of fun!  There will also be games and candy!  You may wear your trick or treat costumes.  PTO will be selling homemade chili with drinks and desert.  It's $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.  CAN'T WAIT TO SCARE... I MEAN... SEE YOU THERE!!!

Awards Day

K-2 awards will be Friday May 19th at 8:30 am and 3-4 grade awards will be Friday May 19th at 10:00 am.  Invitations will be sent home if your child is receiving an award.

First Day of School

The first day of school for Kindergarten-5th grade will be on Thursday August 10th.  School begins at 8:15 am.  Can't wait to see you there!!

Fall Pictures

SMILE!  Fall pictures will be on Wednesday September 20th.  

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher Conference will be on Tuesday October 3rd from 4:10 pm-7:00 pm.  A note will be sent home to let you know when you can start making appointments with your child's teacher.  You will have until Friday September 29th to make your appointment.  The book fair will also be open during this time.

Christmas Break

Christmas Break will be Wednesday December 21-Sunday January 1st.  Students will return on Monday January 2nd.  

Book Potato Contest

We will be having a Book Character Potato Decorating Contest during Dr. Seuss Week.  Students can decorate a potato like a character from one of their favorite books.  Potatoes can be brought in starting on Thursday February 23rd and the last day to turn them in is Monday February 27th.  Students will be able to vote for their favorite one during Family Reading Night on Tuesday February 28th.

The top 3 potatoes will receive the following award:

1st place potato: $15 gift certificate for book fair

2nd place potato: $10 gift certificate for book fair

3rd place potato: $5 gift certificate for book fair


Preschool Registration Information

Preschool Registration Inforamtion

Breakfast with Grandparents

Attention All Grandparent's!!  Come enjoy breakfast with your grandchild!!  Thursday October 5th and Friday October 6th from 7:30 am- 8:30 am.  Cost is $2.25.  You will also have an opportunity to visit the Bookfair with your grandchild.  The schedule for Breakfast with Grandparent's is below.  Please enter through the cafeteria doors.

Thursday October 5th: Preschool-2nd Grade

Friday OCtober 6th: 3rd Grade-5th Grade

Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night and Art Night

Dr. Seuss Family Reading night and Art night will be on Tuesday February 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  There will be lots of super fun activities to do.  Activities include:

Cat in the Hat Scavenger Hunt

Suess Book Bingo


Reading/AR Tests

Also we will be having an art night where students can come and do art activities.  Those activities include:

Marble Art

String Art

Free Painting

Dr. Seuss Hats

Family Reading Night/Unit Club Event

April Showers Read For Hours!  Come join us for our final reading night of the year on Tuesday April 11th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  You will be able to read and take AR tests.  There will be free snacks and drinks.  The UNITE club will be having games and you will get to take home a FREE plant!  Hope to see you there!!

Summer Reading Program

Summer is fast approaching and we want to make sure that you have an opportunity to get some reading in.  We will be having a summer reading program for all students who will be attending Camp Ground during the 2017/2018 school year.  A packet will be sent home with all the information that you will need to compete the program.  The students that complete the program and bring their packets back when school starts will get to attend the Back to School Reading Party in August.

The Camp Ground library will be open the following dates and times during the summer.  You will be able to come in and read and take tests and complete your summer reading packet.  The AR points you earn this summer will count toward your points for next year.

Wednesday May 24th 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday May 25th 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday May 31st 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday June 1st 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Click on the links below to have all the information in the summer reading packet.

Summer Reading Information Letter

Summer Library Visit Log

Summer Reading BINGO

Egg Drop

Our school will be participating in an Egg Drop Thursday September 21st  to help celebrate the World Chicken Festival.  The goal of this project is to design a way to protect a raw egg that will be dropped off the roof of the school to the ground below.  Bring your projects to school WITH A RAW EGG IN IT, on Thursday September 21st.  WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING AN EGG!

Meet the Jackets

Come out Friday October 6th @ 6:00 to meet the 2017 Boys and Girls Basketball teams and the Cheerleaders.  Come out and support the yellow jackets!

The GREAT Pumpkin Show

We are planning our annual book character Pumpkin Show.  This family project is always a smashing success and we are ready to see what you can come up with this year.  Students may bring in a pumpkin decorated like their favorite book or book character.  Pumpkins may be dropped off at the library ONLY from October 23-27.  There will be 4 categories this year, PreK-1, 2-3, 4-5, and Family.  There will be 1 winner from each category.  A letter and entry form will be sent home with more details.


Kindergarten Enrollment

Per KRS 158.030 (2) a child must be five years old by August 1, 2017

Happy Camper Bookfair

The bookfair will be at our school March 6-10th. Come have S'more Fun with Books at the Happy Camper Bookfair. 

2016-2017 Yearbooks

It is time for Yearbook orders!  Order your full color yearbook for the 2016-2017 school year today!  We only have a limited amount ordered and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis, so don't miss our on the opportunity.  The cost $25.00, please make check payable to Camp Ground PTO.  

We also have 2015-2016 yearbooks on sale for $15.00.

Laurel County Elementary Basketball Tournament Bracket
Potato Book Character Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Potato Book Character Contest.

1st Place- Shyann Smith 

2nd Place- Breonna Johnson

3rd Place- Ava Bledsoe

Click on the link below to see all the potatoes from our contest.

Potato Contest

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Camp Ground Elementary School
6800 Barbourville Road
London, KY 40744  

Phone: 606-862-4625 
Fax: 606-862-4626