9/23/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September October News and Notes Learning is Exciting

Third graders play place value BINGO

The Book Fair is Coming!

 

Brookfield’s yearly Book Fair is coming!  The Bookworm trucks will soon roll up to our school filled with great books and fun items that will be for sale from Tuesday, October 11 through Tuesday, October 18.  The children will be learning about it in class at the beginning of October, and we’ll be sending home more information in the Tuesday folder very soon.

We need lots of adult volunteers to make our Book Fair a success. Please click on the link below to see if any of our volunteer times fit with your schedule and sign up.  If you have any questions, please email Cathy Wilson, Brookfield’s Librarian at [email protected].

Brookfield Book Fair Signup Genius

Thank you!

Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) Strategy for the Month of September

Mindmapping in Ms. Alwood's class

Brookfield’s CCT strategy for this month is Mindmapping. Mindmapping helps make visual representations around a central idea as well as provides a canvas for organizing ideas and showing connections. It is a method of visual notetaking that helps students organize information in a unique and personal way.

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PreK students paint with purple and read scary books!

On Monday, September 19th, FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, and Sully District School Board Representative, Stella Pekarsky, visited Brookfield. The highlight of their visit was releasing butterflies with our second grade scientists and learning about the life cycle of these insects.

Annual Title 1 Meeting

Last week the Title I Office planned a virtual Title I Annual Meeting for families throughout FCPS. Unfortunately, some families indicated there were issues with the Zoom links and were unable to join.

We’re providing a recording of the meeting, as well as links to record your attendance (English) (Spanish).

Fall AAP Newsletter

Please click on the links below to access your preferred language for the FCPS Fall Advanced Academic newsletter in PDF form.

 Arabic | Chinese | English | Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

Free After-School Tutoring

Does your student need help with homework or practicing something from school? FCPS students can do this through Schoology.  This is free tutoring for for our students.  They may use it as much as you want, at any time of the day.  Learn more here - Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services.

Students can access the tutor via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works.

Birthday Books Coming Soon!

 

This year, the PTA would like to celebrate each child with a free book during the month of their birthday. We are excited to start with our September birthdays soon!  On one designated day your child will be given the opportunity to pick out a book of their choice when their birthday falls in that month.  Students with summer birthdays will be given their chance in June. 

If you would like to opt out of this opportunity please email the PTA at [email protected]  

We're excited to celebrate student birthdays in this way this year! 

PTA Meeting and Membership

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the 2022/2023 school year on September 28th at 7:00 p.m.  You will have the option of attending in person in the Brookfield library or virtually via a Zoom link sent prior to the meeting. Two lucky attendees (in person or Zoom) will win $20.00 to spend at the Brookfield Book Fair!  We look forward to sharing our mission, budget and events of the year with you and are eager to hear your ideas for the upcoming year.  

Being a PTA member isn't required to attend this meeting, but strongly encouraged.  You can renew your yearly membership for only $10.  Click here to join !

Outdoor Movie Night!

Friday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. be ready to rock out with your Brookfield Elementary family.  The PTA proudly presents our Outdoor Movie Night extravaganza.  We will be showing Trolls World Tour.  Snacks will be available for purchase at the event.  Also, our amazing family liaison, Ms. Pace will have free coats available for families. 

 We can’t run this event without you! We are looking for both adults & students (middle & high school) to volunteer from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Please email us at [email protected]

Thank you we look forward to seeing you all there!

Reminders Advance Academic Corner

General Information Session- September 28th, 3:30- 4:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Elementary Library.

Level IV Programs and Screening Process – November 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Elementary Library.

For 6th grade parents, there will be an upcoming meeting in December regarding school designations and class selections.

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

Kristine Gluck [email protected] and Kristine Jessup [email protected]

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9/16/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September News and Notes Brookfield's Newest Monarchs

Brookfield's outdoor butterfly garden and classrooms have some new visitors!

Brookfield is a Title I School

Brookfield is privileged to have once again been identified as a Title I school and to receive the benefit of this federal grant.

If you would like to learn more about the components of this grant and what it means for our school, consider attending a virtual meeting hosted by the FCPS Title I team.

Meeting Topic:  What is Title I? 
Time: September 20th from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Locationhttps://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/s/92517569120 

Spirit Night!

 

Come out and support Brookfield for our first Spirit Night of the year at Chick-fil-A Sully Plaza (by Aldi) on Wednesday, September 21 from 4-8 p.m.!

Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of sales to our school. This includes Drive Thru, Dine in, Carry out and Mobile App orders. Be sure to say that you’re supporting Brookfield before you order! If ordering on the Mobile App, be sure to put “Brookfield” in the special request field. We hope to see you there! 

Early Literacy Program

School readiness is the key to student success and parent empowerment. The Early Literacy Programs are entirely FREE for Fairfax County residents. These interactive parenting programs were developed for parents of children from birth to five that promote essential early literacy skills pertinent for student success. The program helps to build confidence in parents as their child's first teacher and increases the capacity to become active partners in their child's education.

Children participate in fun "school-like" experiences using a 37 topic curriculum that is aligned with evidence based instruction. Classes meet 2 times per week and are taught in the parent's home language or English by trained instructors.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • brain development
  • developmental stages
  • importance of routines
  • effective discipline strategies
  • the importance of play and music

Instructors provide information, demonstrations, resources, and literacy support as well as the opportunity for parents and children to engage in early literacy activities together. Our Early Literacy programs are available in African-Heritage/English, Arabic/English, Spanish, and Korean.

Contact Information

For information about a specific program, contact;

@ Brookfield - Maria Delgadillo (703) 814-8803

FCPS - Andrea Antezana at 703-204-4345 or [email protected]

Bronco Block When Should a Student Stay Home?

Help your student succeed by encouraging them to miss as few days as possible. However, do make sure your student stays home if they are sick. So when should your child stay home? Visit our site for helpful ideas regarding absences and how to work with your child and your school. 

Whether students are absent because of illness or any other reason, missing school leads to learning loss. Remember: Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

Reminders PTA Meeting and Membership

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the 2022/2023 school year on September 28th at 7:00 p.m.  You will have the option of attending in person in the Brookfield library or virtually via Zoom.  We look forward to sharing our mission, budget and events of the year with you and are eager to hear your ideas for the upcoming year.  

Being a PTA member isn't required to attend this meeting, but strongly encouraged.  You can renew your yearly membership for only $10.  Click here to join - https://sites.google.com/site/ptabrookfield/join.

PTA Outdoor Movie Night!

Friday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. be ready to rock out with your Brookfield Elementary family.  The PTA proudly presents our Outdoor Movie Night extravaganza.  We will be showing Trolls World Tour.  Snacks will be available for purchase at the event.  Also, our amazing family liaison, Ms. Pace will have free coats available for families.  We look forward to seeing you all there.  A sign up genius will be sent out soon asking for volunteers.  We can’t run this event without you!

Advance Academic Corner

General Information Session- September 28th, 3:30- 4:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Elementary Library.

Level IV Programs and Screening Process – November 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Brookfield Elementary Library.

For 6th grade parents, there will be an upcoming meeting in December regarding school designations and class selections.

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

Kristine Gluck [email protected] and Kristine Jessup [email protected]

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9/09/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September News and Notes Where Technology Meets Creativity

Mr. Feighery's Growth Mindset Class discussing “The Power Of Yet” and the importance of not giving up.

Advance Academic Programs Corner

Welcome to another wonderful year at Brookfield!

This year we've added a second Advanced Academic Resource Teacher to help our student talent development, and expanded our local level IV classrooms with two local level IV fourth grade classes giving more students access and opportunity to reach their full potential. We will be hosting our annual information session for those interested in learning more about our services for advanced academics and what you can expect at Brookfield.

Below are the dates and times for both meetings:

General Information Session- September 28th, 3:30- 4:30 Brookfield Elementary Library

Level IV Programs and Screening Process – November 2, 3:30-4:30 Brookfield Elementary Library

For the parents of 6th graders, be on the lookout for a meeting in December regarding AAP, school designations and class selections.

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Kristine Gluck [email protected] and Kristine Jessup [email protected]

Bronco Block PTA Meeting and Membership

Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the 2022/2023 school year on September 28th at 7pm.  You will have the option of attending in person in the Brookfield library or virtually via Zoom.  We look forward to sharing our mission, budget and events of the year with you and are eager to hear your ideas for the upcoming year.  

Being a PTA member isn't required to attend this meeting, but strongly encouraged.  You can renew your yearly membership for only $10 here https://brookfield.memberhub.com/store.

PTA Outdoor Movie Night!

Friday, September 30th at 7:00 pm be ready to rock out with your Brookfield Elementary family.  The PTA proudly presents our Outdoor Movie Night extravaganza.  We will be showing Trolls World Tour.  Snacks will be available for purchase at the event.  Also, our amazing family liaison, Ms. Pace will have free coats available for families.  We look forward to seeing you all there.  A sign up genius will be sent out soon asking for volunteers.  We can’t run this event without you!

Anonymous Tip Line Puts Safety First

If you or your child have concerns or information relating to feeling unsafe in any way at school, the FCPS Office of Safety and Security has a safety tip line that you can access anonymously online, by text (888-777; Keyword TIP FCPS), or by phone (571-423-2020).

If your tip is an emergency and immediate assistance is necessary, please dial 911.

Students, staff, and community members should report school safety issues such as threats, unsafe or dangerous situations, illegal drug activity, theft, gang activity, the existence of weapons, vandalism, and concerns about student wellness. Tip line users may identify themselves or remain anonymous.Concerns that do not impact the safety of our schools—concerns or information about programs, regulations, or policies—can be sent to the FCPS ombudsman online, at 571-423-4014, or [email protected]

Thank you Kiwanis Club!

On Saturday, the Kiwanis Club visited Brookfield and laid down garden paper and new mulch. It looks great!

Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, public schools nationwide face a growing student wellness crisis. Our students' wellness challenges impact their ability to perform at their best and may lead to other destructive behaviors. 

In Northern Virginia, the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities including young adults, and sometimes school-age children. Tragically, this can lead to devastating outcomes. There are three things you can do now, to support student wellness and increase understanding of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl:

  • Talk with children in your life about the dangers of drug use, especially opioids. For more information, tips on how to recognize and prevent substance abuse, and available support services, watch this webinar.
  • Safely store and dispose of medications to prevent drug misuse.
  • Sign up for a Virtual REVIVE! training class to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose and administer naloxone nasal spray to reverse an opioid overdose.

Learn more about the dangers of opioids and available resources on our website. Visit the Student Safety and Wellness webpage for more information about student wellbeing. 

Reminders Family Resource Night

Welcome back Brookfield Family!  We are excited to bring back Resource Night.  At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from various agencies and organizations within our local community.  Also, you will learn of resources and services that exist within Brookfield.  What an exciting time it will be!  You'll meet our school social worker, school counselors as well as meet with representatives from youth organizations, health services, programs for basic needs and so much more.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 PM!

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9/01/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September News and Notes Safety Drills During the School Year

Mrs. Snyder's Class Learns about Fire Drills

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us! Brookfield has an emergency preparedness plan to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes and practices for each type every year.

Our first lockdown drill will be in September though Pre-K and and kindergarten students will be exempt from practicing the first lockdown drill. Your child may come home and talk about their experience during the drill. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. Here are some helpful tips for families to use to support their students before and after school lockdown drills

Working together, we create a safe, secure environment for students to learn and grow in our schools!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

 

The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. 

Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

Family Resource Night

Welcome back Brookfield Family!  We are excited to bring back Resource Night.  At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from various agencies and organizations within our local community.  Also, you will learn of resources and services that exist within Brookfield.  What an exciting time it will be!  You'll meet our school social worker, school counselors as well as meet with representatives from youth organizations, health services, programs for basic needs and so much more.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 PM!

Bronco Block Communications with Brookfield

Staying informed is essential to our successful partnership. There are several ways we will communicate with you this year:

Talking Points

Teachers use the Talking Points messenger app, which allows teachers and staff to connect and communicate with families via text messaging directly to their phones and in their home languages. Teachers will share information on how to sign up for Talking Points. 

News You Choose

Brookfield uses News You Choose to distribute our weekly parent newsletter. News You Choose is an electronic communication platform that allows community members the ability to select what information they want to receive and how often from individual schools, the School Board office and members, departments, programs, and PTA/PTO and booster organizations.  Subscribers can change their settings or unsubscribe at any time. 

Make sure we have your current email so that we can send you updates.  Or, you can click here to subscribe!  

eNotify

Parents/guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students are automatically enrolled to receive e-Notify Communications. FCPS central offices and schools use this system to communicate emergency, delayed opening and school closing information, attendance, and other essential communications. Contact information from the student information system are uploaded to the eNotify system.  It is important that parents keep their child’s emergency contact information up-to-date. To update, email Ms. Carbajal at [email protected], fill out an emergency care card, or update through your SIS ParentVUE account. 

SIS ParentVUE

Parents can access information about their child’s attendance, class performance, and manage emergency communication and FCPS forms via a SIS ParentVue account.  Click here for more information. If you need an activation code, please call the school at 703-814-8700.

Interested in How Your Child Uses Their FCPS Laptop?

Parents can submit a request for a weekly email report with a summary of their child’s FCPS device Internet activity.

How can parents get access?
Parents can simply submit a request on the Tech Support for Families page.

What will parents need to provide?
Before submitting a request, parents/guardians will need:

  • the enrolling parent email address on-file in our Student Information System

  • the Student ID for their child.

Please email your child's teacher if you need this information.

How can parents learn more about what is available?
For more information about the report and additional features available to parents, please visit the Lightspeed Parent Report information page.

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8/26/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September Principal's Message

Hello Brookfield Families,

Wow! What an impressive first week of school. We had a great first week and saw progress every day as children remembered how to find their classrooms, greeted new friends by name, and began to share stories that made us smile.

We are grateful to our amazing community for all the ways you’ve shown support this week. Thank you to everyone who donated delicious breakfast items for the PTA Teacher Breakfast. It was a lovely way to be welcomed back from summer! Another thanks to the volunteers who spent time cleaning up our outdoor classrooms and courtyards. They look amazing!

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai, Principal

Jennifer Hutchison, Assistant Principal

Andrew Orenstein, Assistant Principal

News and Notes Transition Coming for News You Choose

Starting next Thursday, September 1st, Brookfield will transition to a single email edition of News You Choose with translations available in dozens of languages.  If you would like to see News You Chose/Noticias y Notas in another language please click here to view it from our FCPS webpage then select your language button from the options on the far left of Brookfield’s website.  See below for images.

Broncos Go To Lunch Brookfield's first graders arrive for their first lunch of the year. Brookfield Visitor Process

All visitors - parents, family members and volunteers entering FCPS school must have a valid driver’s license, ID card, military ID, or valid (non-expired) passport.

Visitors must register at the Visitor Management System located in the front office. Visitors will NOT be permitted in the building unless you provide these forms of ID. ID will be required EVERY time you visit.

Does Your Child Need a Backpack?

 

If your child would like a new backpack for this school year, please reach out to our Family Liaisons, Mrs. Pace at 703-814-8809, [email protected]  or Mrs. Delgadillo, 703-814-8803, [email protected].

Backpacks will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

Save the Date!  Asha-Jyothi 5K Fun Run on September 18th

Please save the date for the 11th Annual Asha-Jyothi 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, September 18 at Fairfax Corner. For every participating school registration, Asha-Jyothi will generously donate back to the school every dollar raised to be used towards school technology needs. The school with the most registrations wins a state of the art Innovation Lab. Please visit the Asha-Jyothi webpage or click here for more information.

Watch Welcome Back Messages from Brookfield's School Board Representatives Stella Pekarsky Rachna Sizemore Heizer Abrar Omeish Karen Keyes-Gamara If Your Child Will Be Absent

Students who come to school on time are more likely to do well in school. FCPS asks families to make sure their children are in school unless they have an excused absence due to illness, medical appointments, religious obligations, or a death in the family.  Parents must give the school a written explanation for any absence or late arrival. You may submit this absence in either English or Spanish.

To report an absence or late arrival:

Breakfast and Lunch: Free for Everyone

Great news! All students at Brookfield are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school regardless of their household income in the  2022-2023 school year. No further action is required of families. All child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. 

Library Volunteers are Welcome!

Parent volunteers are always welcome in the library! From the Book Fair – to be held in October this year – to daily support needs, we would love your help! Any time is appreciated - click here to sign up

Supporting Portrait of a Graduate at Home

            Help Your Kids at Home!

Reminders FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Reid, to visit Chantilly Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation on Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Chantilly High School. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation and child care will be available. Please register to attend.

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8/23/2022 - Brookfield Special Update

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Congratulations and Farewell Mr. Orenstein!

 

Dear Brookfield Families,

I am writing to announce that Mr. Andrew Orenstein, assistant principal at Brookfield,  will have his last day at Brookfield on Friday, September 9th.  He has accepted an assistant principal position at Twain Middle School where he began his teaching career as a math teacher. Over the last 3 years, Mr. Orenstein has been a steady presence, always ready to give a smile and a hand. We are grateful for the time he shared with Brookfield and know he will do great things as he returns to the school where his professional journey began.

Over the next few weeks, Brookfield will be actively working to find an assistant principal to fill this vacancy.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions regarding this important position.

 

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai, Principal

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8/19/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Calendar August September News and Notes Buddy the Bronco Welcomes Brookfield's New Teachers! 2022 Student Rights & Responsibilities Includes Cell Phone Usage Update

The Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R) explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. Read the Letter from the Superintendent on the 2022-23 Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide for Families.Key changes to the document for the 2022-23 school year include: 

  • Adding rights to protect citizenship and immigration status from unauthorized sharing.
  • Changes to FCPS’ Acceptable Use Policy Regulation for Technology.
  • A new section on cell phones.

The new section on cell phones prohibits cell phone use in classrooms. We recognize that this new policy will be a shift for many students and families this year, but research shows that managing phone use during class time will support students’ attention and ability to fully engage in their learning. Schools are partnering with parents to have students understand the importance of putting their phones away to minimize distractions during class.

  • Students in K-6 must keep phones silenced and in backpacks for the duration of the school day unless there is a medical need or emergency, or teachers have allowed the usage of cell phones for instructional activities where they are the most appropriate tool. Cell phones may only be used on campus before and after school.

If a parent or guardian believes their child requires access to a personally owned device(s) as an accommodation, they should contact their child’s school team to schedule a meeting to have their request considered. 

Parents should talk to their child(ren) before the start of the school year about these expectations for this upcoming school year.

More information about the SR&R is available online.

Safety at Kiss and Ride

Please be aware of the following rules and traffic laws when dropping off and picking up your student.

Dropping Off Students
  • No Taking In or Discharging of Passengers on a Highway: This violation occurs when parents drop off/pick-up their students by pulling to the curb/shoulder of a travel lane to drop off/pick up their student. Vehicles can only take in or discharge passengers when vehicles are pulled to the curb/shoulder in a legal parking lane.
Parking
  • No parking within 20’ of an intersection.
  • No Stopping on a Highway.
  • No Parking within 10’ of a Driveway
  • No Parking within 30’ of a Stop Sign
  • No Parking in or within 20’ of a Crosswalk
U-Turns
  • Virginia Code places limitations on U-turns. The driver of a vehicle shall not turn their vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction except at an intersection.

Kiss and Ride provides a safer alternative to dropping off or picking up your student along Lees Corner Road. Once the drop-off/pick–up periods begin, the process usually takes no more than five minutes. Please use care as we have a large volume of walkers utilizing the crosswalks in the area.

Dismissal

To ensure the safe dismissal of students, it is important that you contact the school at 703-814-8700 if there's a change to your child's normal dismissal process. Change must be made before 2:30 pm to make sure the information gets to your child and their teacher.

Although sending an email to your child's teacher is good practice, teachers are not always able to check their emails during the day, and may not be aware of a change. Calling the front office ensures that both the teacher and your child will get your message in a timely manner and avoid confusion at dismissal.

Also important; if your child goes to daycare after school, PLEASE remember it is your responsibility to call the daycare directly with any changes to your child's schedule.

Any person, other than the parent/ guardian, picking up your child MUST be listed on the emergency care form. You may add additional persons to the form at any time during the school year by coming into the front office.

New Trust Policy

You may have heard that the Fairfax County School Board approved a Trust Policy that solidifies our commitment to foster a caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families. 

This policy aligns with Fairfax County’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy to ensure that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials.

The school division is already performing much of the work referenced in the Trust Policy. The policy, along with the upcoming regulation, will serve to solidify our efforts, so all FCPS staff, students, and families have a common understanding of the policy.

Additional information is available in multiple languages on FCPS’ Trust Policy webpage. Please email FCPS’ Office of Professional Learning and Equity, [email protected], with questions about the policy. 

Support our Students While You Shop Online!

Did you know a contribution of your purchases on Amazon can benefit Brookfield?  If you plan to do online shopping, please consider designating Brookfield Elementary School as your Amazon Smile recipient.  With just a few clicks, 0.5% of your purchase will benefit our students, staff and programs – at no additional cost to you.

Just go to Smile.Amazon.com and enter your email and Amazon password.  Type “Brookfield Elementary School” in the charity search box. Then, shop as you normally would – it's that easy to make a difference! 

Superintendent Community Conversation

Please join us for a Superintendent Community Conversation at Chantilly High School on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, and help her get to know our school community. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments.

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Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that the climate in all FCPS facilities is safe and secure. In support of this goal, FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account. 

weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience. Contact information provided automatically enrolls you to receive eNotify communications from the district and your child’s school. eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages. Messages are sent via email, text and occasional phone messages.

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Bus Loop Safety

From 7:40-8:15 and from 2:30-3:15 cars will need to park on the street and not enter the bus loop.   Please use sidewalks and crosswalks to arrive at the front doors safely.  Parents and students should not be walking through the bus loop or walking on the grass down the hill in front of the bus loop.

Reminders Bell Schedule

Starting Monday, August 22nd, Brookfield's bell schedule will be 8:10- 2:55. Students can begin entering the building at 7:55 a.m.

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8/12/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Calendar August September Principal's Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

We can hardly wait until next Friday (8/19) to greet all of you during our Open House event. It will be wonderful to see familiar faces and meet some new ones, too! Speaking of new faces, our newest families attended our New Student Open House on Thursday – it was great to meet some for the very first time! Thank you to our amazing PTA who produced smiles with popsicles on the playground! We continue to be grateful for our generous and dedicated community.

Teachers have been in the building this week setting up classrooms, planning great lessons, and reconnecting with their colleagues - now all we need is students! Grade level teachers will be reaching out on Wednesday, August 17, to greet students in their homeroom class. They can hardly wait!

Enjoy the last week of summer and know how excited we are to welcome everyone back to Brookfield!

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai, Principal

Jennifer Hutchison, Assistant Principal

Andrew Orenstein, Assistant Principal

News and Notes Open House and Back to School Event on Friday, August 19th

Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, August 19th

All students and families are invited to come meet the teachers, explore the classrooms, and ask questions about the school year. Teachers will also share an overview of the grade level curriculum and expectations for students to keep them safe and happy.

Here are the grades and assigned times:

  • 9:00 – 9:45         1st and 2nd Grade

  • 10:00 – 10:45     3rd and 4th Grade

  • 12:00 – 1:00        Kindergarten

  • 1:15 – 2:00          5th and 6th Grade

We look forward to seeing you!

The Digital Resources Consent Form

The Digital Resources Consent form  grants permission for your child to use instructional technology resources like Flipgrid, Padlet, and Kahoot (a full list is here). Many of our teachers plan exciting lessons that incorporate these tools, and we want to make sure your child can participate.  Please take the time to fill out the form today - it takes only a few minutes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Kevin Feighery ([email protected]). If you are having issues with the form, this page has directions on how to fill it out.

Paper copies will also be available at the Open House on Friday, August 19th.

Say Yes to FCPS! FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

Are you or somebody you know interested in working as a substitute with FCPS?  FCPS is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers, instructional assistants, public health training assistants, and public health attendants. Information about the application process is here.  You can also attend one of our Wednesday information sessions to learn more about the application and hiring process.

To sign up for an information session, please visit our substitute information page here.  

Upcoming Sessions: August 17, 24 and 31

Schedule Your Child's Immunizations Now!

Is your child up-to-date on their required school immunizations? Check the list and be sure to provide your school with updated records before school starts!

School Supply Lists Available

School starts in just a couple of weeks and students will need notebooks, crayons, pencils, and more! 

Check out the lists for each grade level here:
https://brookfieldes.fcps.edu/academics/school-supply-lists

Our family liaisons can assist families with some items where financial insecurities exist. Please click here for contact information.

Reminders Bell Schedule

Starting Monday, August 22nd, Brookfield's bell schedule will be 8:10- 2:55. Students can begin entering the building at 7:55 a.m.

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8/10/2022 - Brookfield Special Update

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Reminder and Upcoming Events New to Brookfield Families Self-Guided Tour is tomorrow, Thursday, August 11th!

Brookfield's annual new family orientation is tomorrow, Thursday, August 11th!  The Brookfield Family engagement team is ready to greet you and help direct you through the building on your self-guided tour.

The PTA will have treats available for all who successfully solve the clues!  Looking forward to seeing everyone under the big tent!

Open House and Back to School Event on Friday, August 19th

Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, August 19th

All students and families are invited to come meet the teachers, explore the classrooms, and ask questions about the school year. Teachers will also share an overview of the grade level curriculum and expectations for students to keep them safe and happy.

Here are the grades and assigned times:

  • 9:00 – 9:45         1st and 2nd Grade
  • 10:00 – 10:45     3rd and 4th Grade
  • 12:00 – 1:00        Kindergarten
  • 1:15 – 2:00          5th and 6th Grade

We look forward to seeing you!

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Tomorrow, cool off with a popsicle and a book (8/4)

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Summer Bookmobile

Brookfield’s Bookmobile is coming back for summer 2022!  The Bookmobile is a library on wheels bringing some great reads to the Brookfield community over the summer.  All Brookfield families are encouraged to come on out to one of our stops and check out books, just like a Library (but no card needed!).  Books are free and are appropriate for all ages, from babies to adults!  Cool off with a popsicle after checking out a great book!

The stops will be:

  • 4:30-4:50- Fields of Chantilly
  • 4:55-5:15- Chantilly Mews
  • 5:20-5:40- Winding Brook 
  • 5:45-6:00- Brookfield Pool

The Bookmobile will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 4
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Tomorrow, cool off with a popsicle and a book (7/21)

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Summer Bookmobile

Brookfield’s Bookmobile is coming back for summer 2022!  The Bookmobile is a library on wheels bringing some great reads to the Brookfield community over the summer.  All Brookfield families are encouraged to come on out to one of our stops and check out books, just like a Library (but no card needed!).  Books are free and are appropriate for all ages, from babies to adults!  Cool off with a popsicle after checking out a great book!

The stops will be:

  • 4:30-4:50- Fields of Chantilly
  • 4:55-5:15- Chantilly Mews
  • 5:20-5:40- Winding Brook 
  • 5:45-6:00- Brookfield Pool

The Bookmobile will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 21
  • Thursday, August 4
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Tomorrow, cool off with a popsicle and a book (7/7)

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Summer Bookmobile

Brookfield’s Bookmobile is coming back for summer 2022!  The Bookmobile is a library on wheels bringing some great reads to the Brookfield community over the summer.  All Brookfield families are encouraged to come on out to one of our stops and check out books, just like a Library (but no card needed!).  Books are free and are appropriate for all ages, from babies to adults!  Cool off with a popsicle after checking out a great book!

The stops will be:

  • 4:30-4:50- Fields of Chantilly
  • 4:55-5:15- Chantilly Mews
  • 5:20-5:40- Winding Brook 
  • 5:45-6:00- Brookfield Pool

The Bookmobile will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Thursday, August 4
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Tomorrow, cool off with a popsicle and a book (6/23)

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Summer Bookmobile

Brookfield’s Bookmobile is coming back for summer 2022!  The Bookmobile is a library on wheels bringing some great reads to the Brookfield community over the summer.  All Brookfield families are encouraged to come on out to one of our stops and check out books, just like a Library (but no card needed!).  Books are free and are appropriate for all ages, from babies to adults!  Cool off with a popsicle after checking out a great book!

The stops will be:

  • 4:30-4:50- Fields of Chantilly
  • 4:55-5:15- Chantilly Mews
  • 5:20-5:40- Winding Brook 
  • 5:45-6:00- Brookfield Pool

The Bookmobile will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 23
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 21
  • Thursday, August 4
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Special Edition - Brookfield News and Notes

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News and Notes Congratulations Mrs. Seipp!

Our Thursday, June 9th,  Mrs. Seipp, Brookfield’s band director, was recognized by the Fairfax Arts Coalition for Education (FACE). Ms. Mary Wagner, FACE President, presented Mrs. Seipp the Perseverance Award. Brookfield is so proud of Mrs. Seipp and all she has accomplished through the band program at Brookfield.

Principal Mukai Recognized as 2022 Outstanding New Principal in FCPS

Congratulations to Principal Mukai who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding New Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th. Congratulations to Ms. Arriaza, Ms. Kapusta, and Ms. Tickle who were also recognized at FCPS Honors! You can read more about it here.

Thank You for your Feedback through the Family Engagement Survey!

Earlier this year, Brookfield asked families to respond to the Family Engagement Survey. We had 140 parents participate and we are so grateful for your willingness to provide helpful information about your experiences here at Brookfield. Here are some of highlights from the survey:

Most Positive Ranking Items (More than 90% of participants agreed or strongly agreed with the following statements):

  • This school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • My child and I feel safe at this school.
  • Information provided to me by the school is easy to understand.

Least Positive Ranking Items (More than 20% of participants disagreed or strongly disagreed with the following statements):

  • This school provides me with opportunities to connect with other families.
  • I received enough information about what I can do at home to help my child improve his or her learning.
  • I received enough information about what I can do at home to support my child with mental health and wellness.

Brookfield Elementary continues to develop plans to support family engagement and will work to improve in these areas listed as least positive. Please share your ideas or willingness to support this work by emailing Principal Mukai at [email protected]. We are excited to continue to grow our connections with families in meaningful and collaborative ways!

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6/10/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Calendar August Principal's Message

 

Dear Brookfield Families,

It’s hard to believe that the school year has come to an end, and what a tremendous year we have had!  The growth our Broncos have made physically, emotionally, and academically is incredible! We couldn’t be prouder of our students and staff for their tremendous work, efforts, and enthusiasm.

We are always sad to say farewell to our students, and will particularly miss our sixth graders who will be moving on to middle school in the fall.  We wish them the best and look forward to hearing about the amazing things they continue to do individually and collectively. 

As we kick off summer, we want to thank you for sharing your amazing children with us! We have enjoyed teaching and learning with them and hope they will keep reading over the next several weeks!  Sincere thanks to each of you for your partnership, and for extending grace and flexibility as we continue to navigate plans and processes amidst the pandemic.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to welcoming you back in the fall!

Stay well,

Ellen Mukai

Jennifer Hutchinson

Andrew Orenstein

News and Notes Thank You Kiwanis and Key Club!

This past weekend, the Kiwanis Club of Tysons Corner and the Chantilly High School Key Club met to clean up Brookfield's outdoor classroom. Through their efforts, many weeds were eliminated, and the shed was painted a beautiful Brookfield blue. We are so grateful for their efforts and know our Broncos will be enjoying this space. Thank you!

Last Day of School Early Release

Friday, June 10th is the last day of school and is a 2-hour early release for students. Students will begin dismissing at 12:55 PM.

Summer Office Hours

Effective Monday, June 21 - Friday, August 12, school office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.  The school and office will be closed on Monday, June 20th and Monday, July 4th.

Reminders Summer Bookmobile

Brookfield’s Bookmobile is coming back for summer 2022!  The Bookmobile is a library on wheels bringing some great reads to the Brookfield community over the summer.  All Brookfield families are encouraged to come on out to one of our stops and check out books, just like a Library (but no card needed!).  Books are free and are appropriate for all ages, from babies to adults!  Cool off with a popsicle after checking out a great book!

The Bookmobile will run on the following dates:

Thursday, June 23

Thursday, July 7

Thursday, July 21

Thursday, August 4

The stops will be:

4:30-4:50- Fields of Chantilly

4:55-5:15- Chantilly Mews

5:20-5:40- Winding Brook 

5:45-6:00- Brookfield Pool

Monthly Drive-Through Food Giveaway at Brookfield

Free Monthly Drive-Through Food Giveaway! 

Fresh Produce/Pantry Staples/More

Where: Brookfield Elementary School Parking Lot

When: Saturday June 11th 

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM While supplies last

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