2/03/2023 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events February News and Notes SCA Candy Gram Sale! February 8th-13th

 

The Student Council Association (SCA) will be selling candy grams for Valentine’s Day each morning from 7:55-8:10 in the lobby. Each candy gram is 50 cents and ALL proceeds will go back to the Brookfield SCA! Students can purchase candy grams for their friends, teachers, staff members, or siblings.

All candy grams will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday, February 14th with a lollipop attached.

Text-to-Speech Available on FCPS Websites

FCPS is introducing an innovative way to address the diverse needs of the community. A new text-to-speech feature, available on the FCPS website and each school website, will read the words aloud from webpages.  

The feature will help those with accessibility needs, such as visual impairments, dyslexia, or other difficulty reading large amounts of online text. The text-to-speech feature is available for English, Spanish, and Korean. Learn more and try out the new feature.

Summer Learning Programs Registration: Opening Soon!

FCPS’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps will open for registration on Wednesday, February 1. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to give current K-6 students an opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage for more information. 

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA website for more information and registration.

Institute for the Arts Camps (IFTA)

IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA website for more information and registration. 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging. Visit the E-IFTA website for more information and registration. 

Monthly Food Giveaway at Brookfield

Starting next Saturday, February 11th, Brookfield will be offering a monthly food giveaway. We will have a van and table set up as a drive-through in our parking lot offering fresh produce, pantry staples and more.

Where: Brookfield Elementary School

When: The Saturdays listed below from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last.

  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
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About 30 Brookfield 6th Graders attended the Chantilly Band Day event this past Friday at Rocky Run MS. They had a great time! They learned new music, made new friends, and represented well!

Second graders learned about the Powhatan Indians during a presentation from the Jamestown Foundation Outreach program.

Happy fourth graders with their new books from the Winter Reading Contest!

Tutor.com - Extra Help for Students at No Cost to Families

With Tutor.com through Schoology, FCPS students are able to get learning help at any time, even from bilingual tutors! Students in FCPS meet with tutors thousands of times each week to practice reading, prepare for an upcoming math test, write computer programs, study for the SAT, or to get feedback on scholarship essays–all at no cost to their families! If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take just a few minutes to connect with a tutor with your child. More info about Tutor.com in FCPS is available here. 

Community Engagement Meeting next Wednesday

This meeting is open to everyone on Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. at the Sully District Station (4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly).

These meetings enhance communication between community members and the Fairfax County Police Department. It offers an opportunity to ask questions about what is happening in the district as well as receiving updates. They also feature a public safety related topic that includes a guest speaker.

The presentation this month will be from The Office of Safety and Security with Fairfax County Public Schools:

*Overview of FCPS Safety and Security

*What FCPS is doing to keep kids and staff safe

*How FCPS security supports

Parent Information on Eating Disorders

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2, requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2022),

“Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.”

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a webpage with detailed information and resources. This information may be found here -https://www.fcps.edu/node/37440

February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February: 

Click on the title for more information and to register.

Reminders Goodies with Guardians

Guardians of Brookfield students are welcome to come in to share a breakfast goodie together with their student! There isn't a planned agenda...it's just a chance for us to spend some time together!

Please join us for our "Goodies with Guardians" event on Tuesday, February 14 from 7:45 - 8:05 in Brookfield's cafeteria.

We hope to see you there! 

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1/27/2023 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events January February

 

News and Notes The Results are in for the Brookfield Winter Reading Challenge!

Thank you for supporting the Reading Challenge!  We are very pleased and excited about the level of participation with 84 students in the challenge.  We had students in every grade level with 26 participants from 4th grade alone, which was the most per grade level!

Mr. Chapman’s class had 12 students, which was the most of any class. Those 12 students have earned a popcorn party!

We also had a raffle for three prizes.  Watch this video to see who the lucky three winners are!

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this opportunity to get our students reading and building their love of reading!

Magnet School Application and Lottery Information

The Magnet Program registration window will be open from Wednesday March 1, through Wednesday, April 12, 2023.  To learn more about the programs and the registration process, families are encouraged to attend one of the Parent Informational Nights:

Hunters Woods Elementary, February 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person. Snow date: February 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

Bailey’s Upper, February 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - Virtual only

Bailey’s Primary, February 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. - In person. Snow date: February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

Learn more and register on this link! 

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Hour of Code is the largest learning event for comptuer science. Here second graders are learning using fun tutorials.

Bingo Night!

Thank you so much for attending Bingo Night! Students and Parents had a wonderful time.  And, a special thanks to Brookfield's Boxtop King, Lucian Acuff!  You were a fantastic MC and Bingo Caller!

Do you have any photos that would be good for our yearbook? Please upload them here. 

FCPS Food and Nutrition Services is Hiring!

The culinary world of FCPS is hiring offering full benefits, increased pay and multiple career pathways.

For more information, click here or dial 703.813.4800 for more details.

Say YES to FCPS!

The Salad Bar is a Hit!

While many of our students have never seen the salad bar, they are catching on quickly!

Reminders Goodies with Guardians

Guardians of Brookfield students are welcome to come in to share a breakfast goodie together with their student! There isn't a planned agenda...it's just a chance for us to spend some time together!

Please join us for our "Goodies with Guardians" event on Tuesday, February 14 from 7:45 - 8:05 in Brookfield's cafeteria.

We hope to see you there! 

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1/20/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events January News and Notes School Board Reviews Draft School Year Calendar Options

At their January 17 work session, the School Board discussed draft calendars that were created for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. Draft calendars were developed using the following criteria as a framework:

  • Federal, state, and Virginia Department of Education guidance.
  • Superintendent’s priorities.
  • School Board input.
  • Student absentee data.
  • Staff absentee data.
  • Surrounding jurisdictions’ calendars.
  • Survey results.
  • Calendar Feedback Committee input.

You may view the draft calendars and other related documents in Boarddocs. The calendars will be presented as new business during the School Board meeting on Thursday, January 26. The Board is scheduled to vote on the calendars during their meeting on Thursday, February 9. 

Watch a recording of today’s Work Session. Get information on FCPS' calendar development process

FY 2023-24 Proposed Budget Highlights

At the January 12 School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid proposed a budget for FY 2024 that focuses on attracting and retaining teachers and staff, initiatives aimed at closing the achievement gap for all students, and gives our youngest learners a strong start, including investments for special education students impacted during the pandemic.

The FY 2024 Proposed Budget totals $3.5 billion—a net increase of $249.6 million or 7.6% over the FY 2023 Approved Budget. Nearly 86% of the budget is targeted at instruction. The Proposed Budget focuses on several key areas:

  • Innovative investments that close the achievement gap for all students:
    • Equitable access to literacy.
    • Increased access to PreK programming.
    • Supports for students with special education needs. 
    • Funding for students in Advanced Academic Programs.
    • Changing student enrollment needs.
    • Increase in student and family supports, including access to middle school athletic opportunities that support student well-being. 
  • Continuation of green investments.
  • Increased security measures.
  • Proposed increases in employee compensation.

Watch Dr. Reid’s presentation to the board. Access the presentation slides on Boarddocs. 

Portrait of a Graduate at Brookfield

First graders were ethical and global citizens and critical and creative thinkers when they designed their parks!

For more information about Portrait of a Graduate and your children please visit FCPS's  Portrait of a Graduate website here

Upcoming Teen Sexting & Sextortion Seminar

The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, in partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (HSI) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), recently issued a national public safety alert regarding an explosion in incidents of children and teens being coerced into sending explicit images online and extorted for money—a crime known as financial sextortion. There were more than 7,000 reports of online financial extortion of minors over the past year.

  • Many cases start on social media sites, such as Facebook and Instagram.
  • This increasing threat has resulted in an alarming number of deaths by suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideations

Join the Communities of Trust, on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a FREE educational webinar on Teen Sexting & Sextortion. Panelists include FBI Supervisory Special Agent Barbara Smith, Fairfax County Police Department's Child Exploitation Detective Justin Urbaniak, and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Director of Survivor Services Kathryn Rifenbark. Register here: https://bit.ly/reg4webinar012523

Please send questions, in advance, for panelists to [email protected].

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Fifth graders working as a team to.....

Fifth graders in Ms. Bourne's class....

Join us on Friday, January 20 for BINGO night!  We'll have pizza and snacks for sale at 5:30 and Bingo will start after 6:15pm.

If you're available to help out, please sign up here .

Reminders Goodies with Guardians

Guardians of Brookfield students are welcome to come in to share a breakfast goodie together with their student! There isn't a planned agenda...it's just a chance for us to spend some time together!

Please join us for our "Goodies with Guardians" event on Tuesday, February 14 from 7:45 - 8:05 in Brookfield's cafeteria.

We hope to see you there! 

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1/13/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events January News and Notes Parent Coffee Talk

The Brookfield Student Services Support Team (Counselors, Psychologist, and Social Worker) will be hosting a parent coffee to discuss how they can support Brookfield families. 

  • When: Thursday, January 19th 
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Brookfield's Cafeteria

Here are some of the Brookfield staff members who will be talking about how they can help your child.

  • Ellen Mukai, Principal
  • Maria Delgadillo, Family Liaison
  • Shawnee Pace, Family Liaison
  • Kisha Lee, Social Worker
  • Monica Evans, Counselor
  • Cori Lonnett, Counselor
  • Shayna Kalayjian, Psychologist

If you have any questions about this event, please contact one of our Family Liaisons - Maria Delgadillo at 703.814.8803 [email protected] or Shawnee Pace at 703.814.8809    [email protected]

Brookfield's Salad Bar Returns January 23rd!

We are excited to have our salad bar back after a two year absence!  While our older students may remember the fresh fruit, vegetables and proteins, many others will have never seen it and won't know how it works.  We need your help! 

While students will be reviewing how the salad bar works during Morning Meetings next week, we are looking for lunch time volunteers to help our students navigate this returning option.  Information about what's required is here and a sign up sheet is here.

Thank you for your consideration!

Goodies with Guardians

Guardians of Brookfield students are welcome to come in to share a breakfast goodie together with their student! There isn't a planned agenda...it's just a chance for us to spend some time together!

Please join us for our "Goodies with Guardians" event on Tuesday, February 14 from 7:45 - 8:05 in Brookfield's cafeteria.

We hope to see you there! 

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 23. Current pre-k students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2023-24 school year. 

Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Visit the DLI registration page for more information on where the programs are offered. 

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at their school site. Meetings will begin on January 11. Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

Building and Renovation Plan Focuses on High Quality Facilities

Fairfax County Public Schools outlined plans to build three new elementary schools and to acquire land that will be used for a new high school during the School Board meeting on December 15. 

Other projects include three new and/or repurposed school facilities, the renovation of 25 schools, and the relocation of modular buildings. Timelines for capital projects will be posted on CIP project web pages, where you can follow the progress of each approved project. 

The proposed CIP will be discussed at the January 10 School Board work session. A public hearing is scheduled for January 12. The School Board is scheduled to take action on February 9. Read more in the CIP news release

School Improvements Supported by County Bonds

Capital projects reflect a $205 million investment approved by Fairfax County voters in the November 2021 bond referendum. 

Funding allocations to FCPS from bond sales have increased in recent years due to positive collaboration and partnerships between the Joint CIP Committee of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board. FCPS appreciates the continued support from Fairfax County leadership.

Voters will have the opportunity to approve additional bond funding for school projects included in the CIP in November 2023, which will support the division’s ability to continue to work through construction and renovation needs. 

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No snowmen yet, but recess is still fun!

Chantilly TSA Tech Fair  Grade 6 Students: Climate Survey

During the week of January 23, students in Grade 6 will complete the online Virginia Climate Survey.  The survey does not ask for your child’s name and all answers are anonymous. No one, including teachers or administrators, will know how your child answered the survey. You will not have access to your child’s survey answers even as their parent or guardian.

You may review the questions asked in the student survey at this website: https://tinyurl.com/VaSchoolSurvey.

The survey will ask questions such as how students feel about their school, how students get along with one another and their teachers, how students feel about school rules, and their perceptions of their teachers’ willingness to help them. Students will also be asked what kinds of bullying they may have observed during school and whether they have been bullied themselves. 

If you do not want your child to participate, please email Ms. Sisler in your home language by Friday, January 20th at [email protected].

SEL Screener Information

Families of students in grades 3-6 who completed the SEL Screener during the fall window will be receiving a mailed report of the survey results this month. The survey offers valuable information about a student’s SEL (social emotional) skills, relationships, school environment, and well-being. Parents and guardians can use the Family Guide to understand their student’s SEL Screener outcomes and facilitate discussions at home about the results. If you have further questions and/or concerns, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Brookfield Elementary School Wellness Team.

Contact information for members of our Wellness Team:

Monica Evans, School Counselor:  [email protected]

Cori Lonnett, School Counselor: [email protected]

Shayna Kalayjian, School Psychologist: [email protected]  

Kisha Lee, School Social Worker: [email protected]

Join us on Friday, January 20 for BINGO night!  We'll have pizza and snacks for sale at 5:30 and Bingo will start after 6:15pm.

If you're available to help out, please sign up here .

Reminders Calendar Reminder: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

Parent Drug Education Night

The Chantilly pyramid and the FCPS Student Safety and Wellness Office will be hosting a lecture on January 23, 2023.  More information about the event is available here.

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1/06/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events January News and Notes Snow Days? Be Prepared!

 

The first five inclement weather days will be traditional inclement weather days. These five days may occur consecutively due to a single weather event or may take place as several individual events. 

Once these five days have been taken, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible, to maintain continuity of learning. 

Stay tuned by watching the weather and always checking your texts, emails and the FCPS website at www.fcps.edu. The latest closings and delayed openings will always be posted there.

What happens if there is a delayed opening?

A 2-hour delayed opening means Brookfield students may arrive to school beginning at 9:55 am. Do NOT drop your child off before that because there is no supervision. Breakfast is not served on delayed opening mornings, but lunch will be at its regular times. 

Congratulations to Brookfield’s Outstanding Employee Nominees

Each year, FCPS celebrates the efforts an accomplishments of exceptional employees throughout the district. Nominations are accepted from colleagues, supervisors, students, and parents. At Brookfield, we have many exceptional staff members who go above and beyond – and we are so thankful to everyone who shared input by nominating a deserving staff member. This year, Brookfield is honored to recognize two employees who will move on to compete in their respective categories at the pyramid level.

Outstanding Teacher: Diana Cribby, 4th Grade Teacher

Outstanding Operational Employee: Ron LeClerc, office/Library Assistant

Congratulations to each of them!

FCPS Virtual Family Math Week

Come together as a community for students in K-8 for 5 nights the week of January 9, 2023, with delightful math games and stories - all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. All content will be available for free directly to all families in English and Spanish. 

Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families  an opportunity to experience  math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. The games and stories feature several countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Ghana, and China. 

All content will be available completely free on the website starting January 9, 2023. To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. View the website at anytime for explanations and videos.

Families can play for as little as 15 minutes or replay over and over lasting more than an hour on any given night. For families that want to reduce screen time, we will have physical print options for access to the content and games as well.

Use the games and stories on our website or dust off your favorite math game and play it as a family.

Any and ALL math experiences outside of a normal week count. Our goal is for FCPS to experience 1,000,000 minutes of math outside of the school day. Join us!

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Third graders pose for a picture

Second graders learning with ST Math

Spanish Movie Night

The PTA would love to host another Outdoor Movie Night with a movie in Spanish.  However, we need someone to organize the event.  If you're interested in doing so, please email [email protected]  You would help with advertising (flyers, internet blurbs), movie selection, and getting volunteers to help with set up, concessions and clean up through a flyer or signup genius. Thank you!

Join us on Friday, January 20 for BINGO night!  We'll have pizza and snacks for sale at 5:30 and Bingo will start after 6:15pm.

If you're available to help out, please sign up here .

International Night Talent/Fashion Show Help

 

Brookfield and the PTA are looking for parent volunteers to help organize a talent/fashion show for our International Night on April 28th.   We'd love to display our students' international talents and fashions and need your help planning the details, including tryouts and a schedule of rehearsals.  Please email [email protected] if you're interested in helping with this fun event!

Reminders Parent Drug Education Night

The Chantilly pyramid and the FCPS Student Safety and Wellness Office will be hosting a lecture on January 23, 2023.  More information about the event is available here.

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12/16/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events December January Principal's Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

This week teachers planned an assortment of winter themed activities to send students off for winter break: snowmen crafts, gingerbread cookies, and class parties with lots of DELICIOUS food! We also got to hear the lovely voices of our 5th and 6th grade chorus singing some of our favorite winter tunes. What a festive week!

Throughout the week, Broncos were joyful  and kind to one another. We hope they will carry this joy home and spread it throughout the holiday season.

Enjoy your time together and we will see you in the New Year!

Ellen Mukai

Jennifer Hutchinson

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes Winter Reading Challenge

Hey there, Broncos!! Winter break is around the corner and it’s the perfect time to cuddle up with a good book, so please join us for our winter reading challenge! 

Each student will get a blue bingo card this week to mark off each of your completed activities during winter break. Fill five squares across, down, or diagonally to be entered into our raffle for a chance to win a prize!  Turn it into to Ms. Silver or Mr. Leclerc in the library by January 10th after break to be entered into the raffle. There is a limit of one entry per Brookfield Bronco. 

We look forward to hearing about your reading adventures over break!  Happy reading!

Click this link to see the Winter Reading Challenge card in English and Spanish. 

¡Hola, Broncos! Las vacaciones de invierno están a la vuelta de la esquina y es el momento perfecto para acurrucarse con un buen libro, ¡así que únase a nosotros en nuestro desafío de lectura de invierno!

Cada estudiante recibirá una tarjeta de bingo azul esta semana para marcar cada una de sus actividades completas durante las vacaciones de invierno. ¡Llene cinco cuadrados a lo ancho, hacia abajo o en diagonal para participar en nuestra rifa y tener la oportunidad de ganar un premio! Entrégaselo a la Sra. Silver o al Sr. LeClerc en la biblioteca antes del 10 de enero después del descanso para participar en la rifa. Hay un límite de una entrada por Bronco de Brookfield.

¡Esperamos escuchar acerca de sus aventuras de lectura durante las vacaciones! ¡Feliz lectura!

Haga clic en este link to see the Winter Reading Challenge card en inglés y español.

Thank you!

CCT Corner

This month's Critical and Creative routine highlighted was the technique of questioning. Questioning is actively clarifying, exploring, challenging, and assessing the understanding of ideas. Students who take responsibility for asking their own questions become more productive and engaged in their learning processes. 

For more information on Critical and Creative Thinking routines please visit our FCPS site here.

Safety Patrol Awards

Brookfield has over 60 fifth and six graders that help keep our buses, hallways and Kiss and Ride areas safe.  Every month, Mr. Bernatzky recognizes those patrol leaders whose extra effort makes a difference.  

December - Elliot Fuller, Eli Condit, Kevin Vega Reyes, and Yoselyn Medina

November - April Aguirre, Sophia San Loaisiga, Dararith Gutierrez Rojas, Mark Grimsley

October - Jayleen Perez, Mohid Sheraz, Yara Mohammed

Thank you, patrol!

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Ms. Snyder's first grade class is reading about Hanukah and writing down the facts they're learning.

Crab soccer is a favorite in P.E.!

Photos from the Winter Carnival

Orchestra students playing holiday songs during arrival

Portrait of a Graduate Skills

In STEAM students have been working on their collaboration skills. Good collaborators share their ideas and respectfully listen to the ideas of others.

In our marshmallow tower challenge, students had to use the engineering design process to create a tower using 25 marshmallows and 25 toothpicks. They then had to share their ideas with their peers in order to collaborate and come up with one combined solution.

For more information regarding Portrait of a Graduate please here. 

Join us on Friday, January 20 for BINGO night!  We'll have pizza and snacks for sale at 5:30 and Bingo will start after 6:15pm.

If you're available to help out, please sign up here .

Teacher Appreciation

The PTA has been trying to show our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work.  We provided treats in November and a hot chocolate bar in December.  If you're interested in helping us say thank you to the amazing Brookfield staff one month please email us at [email protected]  We'll need help acquiring items as well as set up/clean up. 

Reminders Office Closed for Winter Break

Brookfield's Main Office will be closed through the Winter Break and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

We'll see you after the break!

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12/09/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events December News and Notes Thank You for Supporting the PTA Winter Carnival

Thank you to all the families who came to support the Brookfield PTA and their amazing Winter Carnival.    

Our PTA did such amazing work making the Winter Carnival a success!  On the day of the event we had over fifty volunteers, including a fair number of middle and high school students. We are so proud of our former Broncos for coming to make the day an amazing success.

The Yearbook Committee is looking for photos to include in the yearbook. We would also use the pictures on Facebook.  If you have a wonderful photo you would like to share, please use this link to share it with us!

Thank you so much, and we hope to see everyone at next year's Winter Carnival!

Sixth Grade Sharing Their Writing with First Graders

Here are a few pictures of sixth graders sharing their literary non-fiction writing.  They were practicing the Portrait of a Graduate attribute of being an Ethical and Global Citizen where they needed to take the perspective of first-grade students as their target audience. The first graders loved learning from the older students.

Keep Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities

We will monitor the weather for low temperatures, wind chill advisories and warnings, and weather advisories which may prevent children from being outside. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately with a warm coat and other cold-weather clothing, so they can comfortably enjoy their time outdoors. See the National Weather Service’s tips on staying safe during cold weather.

If you need assistance supplying your child with cold-weather clothing, please contact Brookfield's family liaisons, Shawnee Pace ([email protected]) and Maria Delgadillo ([email protected]).  

Parent Drug Education Night

The Chantilly pyramid and the FCPS Student Safety and Wellness Office will be hosting a lecture on January 23, 2023.  More information is available here.

Office Closed for Winter Break

Brookfield's Main Office will be closed through the Winter Break and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

We'll see you after the break!

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Students in Ms. Canavan's class enjoy Reader's Theater with Ms. M.

Preparing for Winter Weather

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Reminders Advanced Academics Full Time Level IV Application Deadline

Just a reminder that all Full Time Level IV Advanced Academic Referrals are due no later than December 15. Referral forms can be assessed via the following link:
https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf
And can be submitted to via email to [email protected] or kmgluck @fcps.edu

Please feel free  to reach out with any questions you might have.

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Upcoming Events December News and Notes Inclusive Schools Spirit Week!

Inclusive Schools Week is celebrated annually the first week in December by families, schools and organizations to highlight and celebrate the progress schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population.   This year’s theme is “Unity within our Community” and the Chantilly Pyramid elementary schools are celebrating with a collaborative spirit week! 

Please join us next week in this spirit week!

FCPS Parent Advocacy Handbook

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) has created a Parent Advocacy Handbook to provide information and support to families as they navigate the FCPS system for their children. It is designed to be particularly useful for families who may be less familiar with such a large school division and/or with schooling in the U.S. 

You can access the handbook here on the FCPS website.

Toy Drive to Benefit Toys for Tots

On Sunday, December 11th from 11:00-1:00 Rocky Run Middle School will hold a Winterfest Wonderland Drive with fun and games for kids. To enjoy the event please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate for Toys for Tots.

More information about the event is here.

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Students in Ms. Gong’s sixth grade class are learning how to make ceramic jars out of clay.

On Veterans Day, students in Ms. Fosters class enjoyed a visit with Hospital Corpsman First Class, Lee Sauceda who shared his experience and his medical pack with the class.

Brookfield's advanced band and strings students (Above and below) who performed for the PTA. Go Broncos!

After a successful Fun Run, second grade students enjoyed a stuffed animal and PJ day.

Advanced Academics Full Time Level IV Application Deadline

Just a reminder that all Full Time Level IV Advanced Academic Referrals are due no later than December 15. Referral forms can be assessed via the following link:
https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_1.pdf
And can be submitted to via email to [email protected] or kmgluck @fcps.edu

Please feel free  to reach out with any questions you might have.

How Can You Help Your Child Have Good Attendance?

Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.  This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. 
  • Help your child maintain routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s  sleep.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe at school. Make sure he or she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
  • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
  • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
  • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, if missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work.  But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

Visit our website for more attendance resources

Winter Carnival

PTA presents Brookfield's Winter Carnival tomorrow, Saturday, December 3rd. Please join us for games, performances, face painting and more.  Doors open at 11am.  All students must be supervised by an adult. 

Winter Carnival Volunteers

Brookfield's Winter Carnival can't happen without your help.  Sign up here to volunteer on December 3rd. We need people anytime from 10-2:30 and we appreciate any help you can offer. 

Reminders Childcare Volunteers Needed

Brookfield is looking for volunteers who can help with childcare on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.  High school students are encouraged to sign up!  The following dates are needed: 

  • December 6 and 13 
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Please sign up here if interested or email Maria Delgadillo with any questions at [email protected]

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Upcoming Events November December Principal's Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

Second quarter is off to an amazing start and we continue to be grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your children. During this season of thankfulness, we are overwhelmed as we consider all the ways in which we are blessed. We are thankful for our wonderful staff whose dedication supports our children’s academic and social wellbeing. We are thankful for our supportive parent community and PTA who partner with us to build a more inclusive and connected community. Most of all, we are thankful for our students, whose smiles and desire to learn inspire our hearts each and every day.

May each of you have a safe and joy filled Thanksgiving.

Ellen Mukai

Jennifer Hutchinson

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes FCPS Calendar Survey is Out!

In an annual planning process, FCPS uses input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. The Calendar Survey will be sent to parents/caregivers, FCPS employees, and students in grades 7-12. 

Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable.

Family Participation in the Strategic Plan Process

Opportunities to Participate in the Strategic Planning Process FCPS is offering a number of opportunities for parents/caregivers to be involved in the Strategic Planning process! Check out two immediate options below:

Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for the Family Team 

We are currently seeking nominations for parents/caregivers who are interested in contributing to Strategic Plan development as part of the Family Team. This team will represent the rich diversity of families that make up FCPS’ community, and will focus on identifying engagement and outreach practices that will improve our partnerships with families.

If you are interested in being part of the Family Team or would like to nominate someone else, please fill out this form by Tuesday, November 22. 

Be a Key Communicator!

If you are a member of a community organization or group, consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators are active members of the community who people turn to for information, and have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. If this describes you or someone you know, please get the details and complete this form by Monday, November 28.

Academic Matters

At the last School Board meeting, a new feature was introduced called Academic Matters. During this portion of the Board meeting, updates will be provided on important academic topics. At the November 3 meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid talked about some common misconceptions concerning the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment. Watch the presentation on YouTube. 

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, 0.05% 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!

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Ms. Day's 5th grade small group is learning Orffestration to "Will You be my Friend"? New techniques include playing as a group and refining their ability to crossover hands when playing a pattern.

Students in Ms. White's second grade class (above and below) are working on an activity following a virtual zoo field trip to see an anteater get a check-up. They are imagining they're veterinarians and thinking through what an examination might be like for an animal of their choosing.

Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website

While students no longer need to stay home for any symptom on the previous health screening questionnaire (as we did in the height of the pandemic), they must stay home if they have a fever of 100.4 or higher.  Visit the FCPS website for more information on when students should stay home, and when they can come to school. 

Free Online Tutoring

Did you know you can get free online tutoring for your child?  It is available anytime you want through Schoology.

Take a look here for how it works!

After School Activities

Check your child's Tuesday folder next week for details about our after school activities, winter session.  Starting on Jan 10th, Brookfield PTA will be offering at least 4 programs.  The very popular Not Just Dance and Highkicks Tae Kwon Do will be returning along with two new courses offered by our very own Brookfield teachers, Makerspace and Coding.  

Register online or by returning the flyer.

PTA Meeting

PTA members and their children are welcome to join our PTA meeting on November 30th in the Brookfield Library.  We'll be listening to our students perform and enjoying pizza at 5:30 p.m.  At 6:00 we'll transition into learning and playing teacher recommended board games. 

Please email [email protected] if you plan on attending!  If you haven't joined the PTA, please click here.

Spirit Wear is Here!

Order your spirit wear today! Order forms went home in Tuesday folders or you can visit this link to order online.  Each shirt is $10 while supplies last (adult and youth sizes available).

Winter Carnival Volunteers

Brookfield's Winter Carnival can't happen without your help.  Sign up here to volunteer on December 3rd. We need people anytime from 10-2:30 and we appreciate any help you can offer. 

50/50 Raffle

Winter Carnival is happening on December 3rd and the PTA wants you to win money!  Enter our 50/50 raffle and win up to $400.  Tickets went home in last week's Tuesday folders.  Each ticket is only $1.  Send in your raffle tickets with money to enter the contest (must be 18 to play). 

Reminders Coat Drive

In collaboration with the PTA, Brookfield began its annual winter coat drive on November 1st.  We need coats! We will be collecting winter coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves for the Winter Carnival during the month of November. Collection boxes will be in the Main Office and the Family Center. Please drop off new or barely used items anytime during the school day.

Thank you in advance for your donations!

If you have any questions, please contact Shawnee Cason Pace at (703) 814- 8809 or [email protected]

Childcare Volunteers Needed

Brookfield is looking for volunteers who can help with childcare on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.  High school students are encouraged to sign up!  The following dates are needed:

  • November 22 and 29 
  • December 6 and 13 
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Please sign up here if interested or email Maria Delgadillo with any questions at [email protected]

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Upcoming Events November December News and Notes How FCPS Develops Its School Year Calendar

In an annual planning process, Fairfax County Public Schools uses input from the community to develop the calendar for the following year. Our framework for creating the calendar is available online to ensure transparency, as we work to build a calendar that is inclusive and equitable. Watch your email for a feedback form, which will be shared with parents, staff, and middle and high school students.

Want to Work for FCPS? Subs, Monitors, and Others needed!

FCPS will hold a virtual job fair on November 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. FCPS is seeking those interested in positions as substitute teachers, substitute instructional assistants, student monitors, instructional assistants, public health attendants (PHAs), and public health training assistants (PHTAs) positions. Learn more and register to attend or view current job openings. 

$3,000 Signing Bonus for Bus Drivers

A job fair will be held for those interested in becoming bus drivers for FCPS on Wednesday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lorton Center. Click on the links to learn more, call 571-423-3000, or email [email protected]

Sub and Save the Day! Bonus Opportunities! 

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference. 

FCPS has started offering bonuses for substitutes who are available to teach on high volume days. Additionally, substitutes who work more, will earn extra bonuses when they reach 50, 100, or 150 days worked in a school year.   

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant information sessions are held virtually on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session. Sign up for an information session

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Ms. Vargas English Language Learners are working on the language of compare and contrast to compare fractions with fraction circles.

Ms. Peterson's sixth grade classes are learning basketball and working on their dribbling skills.

Sixth grade went on a field trip to see the National Portrait Gallery.

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Compact

As a Title I School, Brookfield collaborates with families to develop and maintain a parent engagement policy that ensures all students reach high academic standards. Please review Brookfield’s Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Compact, our 2022-23 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan, and share your comments and feedback via this survey.

We count on your partnership and value your thoughts and ideas about our common goal of supporting our children.

Childcare Volunteers Needed

Brookfield is looking for volunteers who can help with childcare on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.  High school students are encouraged to sign up!  The following dates are needed:

  • November 15, 22, 29 
  • December 6 and 13 
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Please sign up here if interested or email Maria Delgadillo with any questions at [email protected]

PTA Meeting

PTA members and their children are welcome to join our PTA meeting on November 30th in the Brookfield Library.  We'll be listening to our students perform and enjoying pizza at 5:30 p.m.  At 6:00 we'll transition into learning and playing teacher recommended board games. 

Please email [email protected] if you plan on attending!  If you haven't joined the PTA, please click here.

Spirit Wear is Here!

Order your spirit wear today! Order forms went home in Tuesday folders or you can visit this link to order online.  Each shirt is $10 while supplies last (adult and youth sizes available).

Winter Carnival Volunteers

Brookfield's Winter Carnival can't happen without your help.  Sign up here to volunteer on December 3rd. We need people anytime from 10-2:30 and we appreciate any help you can offer. 

50/50 Raffle

Winter Carnival is happening on December 3rd and the PTA wants you to win money!  Enter our 50/50 raffle and win up to $400.  Tickets went home in last week's Tuesday folders.  Each ticket is only $1.  Send in your raffle tickets with money to enter the contest (must be 18 to play). 

Reminders Coat Drive

In collaboration with the PTA, Brookfield began its annual winter coat drive on November 1st.  We need coats! We will be collecting winter coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves for the Winter Carnival during the month of November. Collection boxes will be in the Main Office and the Family Center. Please drop off new or barely used items anytime during the school day.

Thank you in advance for your donations!

If you have any questions, please contact Shawnee Cason Pace at (703) 814- 8809 or [email protected]

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Upcoming Events November News and Notes Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and is open until December 1.

Coat Drive

In collaboration with the PTA, Brookfield began its annual winter coat drive on November 1st.  We need coats! We will be collecting winter coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves for the Winter Carnival during the month of November. Collection boxes will be in the Main Office and the Family Center. Please drop off new or barely used items anytime during the school day.

Thank you in advance for your donations!

If you have any questions, please contact Shawnee Cason Pace at (703) 814- 8809 or [email protected]

Daylight Savings Time is Ending (Fall Back)

 

This Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time ends. Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour!

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Students in Ms. Foster's class isolate the ending sound of words in an interactive phonics lesson.

Ms. Tickle's class is starting a writing lesson by reading When I Was Five and getting ready to brainstorm activities we do with our friends or people we care about!

Ms. Wilson reviews new books with fourth graders, including Mae Among the Stars, the story of the first black woman to travel in space.

Thanksgiving Basket

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share a good meal with family and friends. The Brookfield family is offering Thanksgiving baskets to families who are in need. It will be first come, first served. If you are not receiving assistance from another group and would like a Thanksgiving basket, please contact Shawnee Cason Pace at (703) 814-8809 or [email protected].

Student Survey for Strategic Planning

Students in grades 3-6 will take a survey next week to share their experiences at Brookfield. This feedback from our learners will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work to develop the FCPS Strategic Plan. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information here.

Reminders PTA Fun Run Update

There is only one week left to turn in any money pledged or collected for the Broncos Fun Run! Please provide any remaining money to your teacher (marked with your name and the teacher's) by November 10th! Prizes will be announced on November 14th. 

Brookfield's Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!

The Brookfield Website has the nomination links.

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in that category's criteria.

The Google form link has more information regarding each of these awards' criteria, and the eligibility requirements are below. Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Brookfield ES, you will be asked to provide more detailed information to complete the nomination packet. 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 11th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Evans at [email protected]

Veterans Day Celebration

On Monday, November 7th, schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will be celebrating Veterans Day for veterans, active military personnel and their families. 

Please join us!  For more information, click here.

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Upcoming Events October November Principal's Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

WOW! Yesterday’s PTA Fun Run was spectacular! The weather was perfect for being outside and our Broncos gave their best efforts as they circled the track and raised money for our school. We’ve included photos from the event below. It was great to see those of you who were able to attend. We hope you will come back on Monday for our Parent Coffee. We don’t have a formal agenda, but encourage you to stop by to meet us, ask questions, and share what’s on your mind.

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai

Jennifer Hutchinson

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes Portrait of a Graduate Happenings

Students in Ms. Howard's class discuss ways they have been an Ethical and Global Citizen during Morning Meeting.

Students are engaging in rich conversations about the five Portrait of a Graduate skills around the whole building at Brookfield! Teachers are using Morning Meeting, Closing Circle and many other opportunities throughout the day to engage students in reflection about how they are growing in these skills.

For more information about Portrait of a Graduate in FCPS click on this link: Portrait of a Graduate

Office of the Ombuds Supports Families

Did you know that FCPS has an Office of the Ombuds that is available to support you? An ombuds is someone who helps resolve conflict by facilitating communications and sharing available resources. The Office of the Ombuds works as an independent confidential resource to help students, families, community members, and employees get questions answered, resolve concerns, and voice complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

The ombuds is available to: 

  • Share strategies for parents to improve communication with, and between, school and home.

  • Help to resolve disagreements between parents and schools or disagreements involving employees in the workplace.

  • Provide ideas to foster parent participation in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan meetings.

They do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice. 

If you have concerns, questions, or complaints to share with the Office of the Ombuds, please call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], or visit their webpage, You may also submit a question

Schools Adopting Text and Translation Platform

FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. Look for messages from your child’s school on how they are implementing the app. For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools. If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the front office at your child’s school and ask for the registrar.

Bronco Block - Fun Run!

Sixth grade was out to an early start!

Fifth grade (above) and fourth grade (below) kept up the pace!

Third grade (above) and second grade (below) never slowed down!

First grade warmed up with Buddy!

Kindgergarten and Pre-Kindergarten ran and ran and ran!

Brookfield's Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!

The Brookfield Website has the nomination links.

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in that category's criteria.

The Google form link has more information regarding each of these awards' criteria, and the eligibility requirements are below. Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Brookfield ES, you will be asked to provide more detailed information to complete the nomination packet. 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 11th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Evans at [email protected]

Veterans Day Celebration

On Monday, November 7th, schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will be celebrating Veterans Day for veterans, active military personnel and their families. 

Please join us!  For more information here.

Broncos Fun Run

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in our 2022 Broncos Fun Run!   The money is still coming in but so far we have raised $19,605 for our school!   Don't forget November 10th is the deadline to turn in any money collected using your paper pledge forms!   All prizes will be decided and awarded based on final totals on November 10th!

Reminders Advanced Academics Corner

Reminder of our upcoming Full Time Advanced Academic Services Application and Screening  Meeting- November 2, 2022 at 3:30 in the Brookfield Library.

Link to the full-time services application - Application

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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

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10/21/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events October November News and Notes Congratulations Assistant Principal Hutchinson!

Congratulations to Ms. Hutchison who received an FCPS Excellence award for her positive impact on student achievement at Brookfield Elementary School. We are so proud of her recognition and thankful for her dedication and support of our Bronco Community!

Join the Principals for a Coffee

We will be hosting a Parent Coffee on Monday, October 31st, to introduce you to Margaret Sisler (new assistant principal), celebrate student learning and answer any questions you might have.  Building strong connections with our families is important to us and enhances the work we do as a school.  We hope you will swing by for coffee and light refreshments as you attend teacher conferences in the building from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Please stop by the cafeteria between 8:30 - 10:00 for coffee, light refreshments and conversation!

Impact Aid Forms: We Need Your Help!

Beginning on October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential. 

Visiting Our Cafeteria

As you join our students for lunch please help us cultivate a safe, nurturing, and caring environment in our cafeteria. We ask that you model and reinforce the following cafeteria guidelines:

Walk at all times.

  • Use voice level two (conversation voice)
  • Use kind words with everyone.
  • Remain in your space.
  • Keep your space clean.

Thank you!

Bronco Block

Fourth grade has a visit with Officer Meg

Fourth grade went to the Kennedy Center to hear the National Symphony Orchestra.

Third grade went to Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum (pictures above and below). The PTA pays for the buses to transport our students to these events – thank you PTA!

October is Bullying Awareness Month

October is Bullying Awareness month, and it is important to distinguish between rude, mean behaviors and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, families and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to get involved. Mean behaviors can hurt deeply, and adults can make a huge difference in the lives of young people when they hold kids accountable for being mean. Yet, meanness is different from bullying in important ways that should be understood, especially when it comes to support or intervention.

Rude

From kids, rudeness might look more like burping in someone's face, jumping ahead in line, bragging about earning the highest grade or even throwing a crushed-up pile of leaves in someone's face. Incidents of rudeness are usually impulsive, unplanned inconsideration, based on thoughtlessness or poor manners, but not actually meant to hurt someone.

Mean

The main difference between "rude" and "mean" behavior has to do with intention; while rudeness is often unintentional, mean behavior aims to hurt someone. Very often, mean behavior in kids is motivated by angry feelings. Meanness in kids might sound like:

  • "Are you seriously wearing that sweater again? Didn't you just wear it, like, last week? Get a life."
  • "You are so fat/ugly/stupid."
  • "I hate you!"

Bullying in FCPS’ Students Rights and Responsibilities is defined as:  “Any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.”

Please help us to accurately assist your students; we want to support them in situations of rude, mean, or bullying behavior. Talk with them to determine what exactly is happening and empower them to speak to an adult accurately so we can take care of them in the best way possible.

Thanks, as always, for your partnership.

Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies

October is Analogy Month! Analogies are a powerful teaching and learning tool because they build upon the brain's natural inclination to draw connections and comparisons as we learn new material.

Check out this link to the Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies and see them in action in a classroom.

CCT in FCPS

Join Us for the Fun Run Thursday, October 27th (rain date 11/3)

We are so excited to have you join us for Brookfield’s FUN RUN on Thursday, October 27th.  Family members are encouraged to attend by joining us on the back field near the track. A section of the field will be marked off for our cheering squad and we ask that you stay in this zone throughout the FUN RUN.

Here is the schedule for the day:

Grade and Time

6th Grade: 8:45 AM - 9:25 AM

5th Grade: 9:30-10:10

3rd Grade: 10:15-10:55 AM

4th Grade: 10:55 -11:35 AM

2nd Grade: 11:45 AM – 12:25 PM

1st Grade:  12:45-1:25 PM

K and Prek-: 1:50 - 2:35 PM 

If you haven’t made a pledge for your child’s class, it is not too late! Visit www.pledgestar.com/brookfieldrun to start collecting and help your child’s class win the next level of prizes!

Reminders Advanced Academics Corner

Reminder of our upcoming Full Time Advanced Academic Services Application and Screening  Meeting- November 2, 2022 at 3:30 in the Brookfield Library.

Link to the full-time services application - Application

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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

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