10/22/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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Calendar October November New on the Website News and Notes Brookfield Pilot for Concurrent Teaching

Brookfield Elementary School has been selected as a pilot location for a small group of students to return to in-person instruction for a designated period of time.  The purpose of the pilot is to bring greater equity in instructional time for students selecting in-person learning (2 full days each week) versus online learning (4 days a week). The pilot includes students in grades K, 1, 4, and 5.  The families of the selected classrooms have been notified. 

Ellen Mukai, Principal

Return to School Town Hall

Please join us on Tuesday, October 27th, from 6:30 - 7:30 to learn more about the plans to bring students back to school! We will share a presentation and offer opportunities for questions and answers.

Here is the link to the BBCU session.

Resource Night is Monday, October 26, 2020, @ 6:30 p.m.

Come One, Come All!

The Parent Center will host a Resource Night.

There will be helpful information regarding health insurance, leisure activities, and other resources to support the entire family. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there on Monday, October 26th, at 6:30 p.m.

Here is the link for the virtual session.

#DigCit Week!

Thank you, parents, for helping to make #DigCit week fantastic! Here are the three websites we highlighted this week. They are excellent resources for parents to have on hand.

Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Webinar for Families

Join the FCPS Dyslexia Specialist, Carrie Leestma, for an Update on FCPS Resources.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Awareness Month: A Webinar for Families

Time Change: Oct. 28 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.: Curbside Library Book Pickup for Grades 4-6, and anyone who missed the pickup on October 21.

We’ll have books already checked out to all the children when you get here. If your child did not place any books on hold, we still have books here for him or her!

You’ll also get a bookmark with your child’s name on it with a list of books we know kids like. Check off anything your child might want next time. You can write in a request too. Return the bookmark the next time you come.

·If you miss a pickup; you can come the next week. Your child’s books will still be here.

Please bring back the library books you’re finished with.

Reminders FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Brookfield employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share it with everyone.

Follow Us on Social Media Digital Citizenship Series: Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Navigate Life in the Digital Age
  • Series Part 1: How to Find Balance with Technology 
    • When technology becomes the primary place for school and connecting with others, what does it look like to set boundaries?
    • We will discuss ways to stay connected with the world and how to get back on track when it goes too far.  
    • Friday, November 6, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Series Part 2: Hot Topics: What Concerns You the Most? 
    • What can you do to set your child up for success to handle whatever challenges and temptations they may face with technology?  
    •  What can you do to help them rebound when they make a mistake?  We will be asking you to share your top concerns about the world of technology and your child so that we may craft this webinar around advice and resources on the hottest topics.
    • Friday, November 13, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register for Digital Citizenship Series: Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Navigate Life in the Digital Age 

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#DigCit for Wednesday from Brookfield

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A photo from last year, three students working on their Hour of Code activities.

Great Family Activities

Wide-Open School is a learning hub for families and teachers. They have collected resources to help make distance learning fun and engaging. 

Each day Wide-Open school provides a variety of activities you can do. For example, for Wednesday, October 21, the grade K-2 activities are

  • Learn how to make an origami box
  • Listen to Oprah Winfrey read "The Hula-Hoopin' Queen."
  • Follow the Digital Trail about #DigCit
  • Take a screen break and make masks.
  • Make a Doodler
  • Learn about Nutrition
  • Learn about garbage and recycling.

They have different activities for:

  • Pre-school
  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12.

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#DigCit for Tuesday from Brookfield

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Can I play this game?

Has your child ever asked to watch a movie or play a game you have never heard before? How do you know if it is appropriate? 

Common Sense Media has reviews of movies, Games, Apps, TV Shows, books, and music.

For each item, Common Sense Media will give information to help parents decide whether it is appropriate for their child. They include suggestions on minimum age, a rating, educational value, and information on a host of other categories. There is also a section called "What Parents Need to Know" to help families decide what is best for their child.

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Welcome to #DigCit Week

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This picture is from last year.  Third grader students were doing research on animals for a project.

Welcome to #DigCit Week!

Digital Citizenship Week is a week to reinforce how important it is to be a good digital citizen. We talk about the importance of the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior.

Every day we will be highlighting a resource that parents might find useful. Today's resource is the Digital Citizenship section of the FCPS website.

FCPS has excellent resources about

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10/19/2020 - Positivity Project - Forgiveness

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FORGIVENESS

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness

This week we are focusing on Forgiveness. Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to make up with the person that hurt you. To show forgiveness means, you forgive those who have done wrong and you accept that people make mistakes. Individuals with the character strength of forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has caused them pain.

Dinner Time Discussion

Read this quote as a family, “When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” - Bernard Meltzer. What do you think this quote means? Do you agree or disagree with this quote? Why?

Time to Take Action

Is there anyone in your life that you want to forgive? Think of ways to forgive so you can let go and move forward. Is there anyone in your life that deserves an apology from you? Talk to the person or write them a letter!

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10/16/2020 - Brookfield ES Noticias y Anuncios

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Calendar October Noviembre Nuevo en el Sitio Web News and Notes Programa Socio-Emocional  de Aprendizaje para Padres

Por favor únase a las consejeras de Brookfield para una sesión hecha para nuestros padres / cuidadores! El lunes 19 de octubre de 2020, ya sea a las 10:00 am o a las 6:30 pm, habrá una presentación en línea sobre cómo el personal de Brookfield enseña Aprendizaje Emocional y Social y lo que puede hacer en casa para continuar con el aprendizaje!

Aquí hay un video de nuestras consejeras sobre el evento.

Se les dará algunas estrategias que puede utilizar de inmediato y se le proporcionará tiempo para hacer sus preguntas específicas. Un intérprete de español también estará disponible.

Aquí está el BBCU Enlace para la reunión.

Cuestiones de Asistencia

La Asistencia se toma todos los días durante el Aprendizaje a Distancia. Si su hijo/a  va a perder todo o parte del día escolar debido a citas o viajes, por favor, dejar saber al maestro de su hijo y la escuela para saber qué lecciones perderá su hijo/a. Avisandonos nos permite satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo/a mejor y apoyar el aprendizaje continuo.

Usted nos puede notificar por correo electrónico a la maestra de su hijo, llamando a la línea de asistencia de Brookfield a 703-814-8787 y dejar un mensaje, o por correo electrónico a: BrookfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

El teléfono y el correo electrónico se revisan diariamente.

Serie de Ciudadanía Digital: Consejos para Padres: Ayudando a los Niños Navegar por la Vida en la Era Digital
  • Parte 1 de la Serie: Cómo Encontrar el Equilibrio con la Tecnología
    • Cuando la tecnología se convierte en el principal lugar para la escuela y la conexión con otros, ¿Cómo se ve establecer límites?
    • Discutiremos formas de permanecer conectados con el mundo y volver a la normalidad cuando llegue demasiado lejos.
    • Viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2020, 10 - 11:30 am
  • Parte 2 de la Serie  : Temas de Actualidad: ¿Qué es lo que más le preocupa?
    • ¿Qué puede hacer para preparar a su hijo para que tenga éxito y maneje cualquier desafío y tentación que pueda enfrentar con la tecnología?
    • ¿Qué puede hacer para ayudarlos a recuperarse cuando cometen un error? Le pediremos que comparta sus principales preocupaciones sobre el mundo de la tecnología y su hijo para que podamos elaborar este seminario web en torno a consejos y recursos sobre los temas más candentes.
    • Viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2020, 10 - 11:30 am

Registrese para la Serie Ciudadanía Digital: Consejos para padres: Ayudando a los niños Navegar por la Vida en la Era digital

Programa de Bibliotecas Públicas para los estudiantes

A partir del 1 de octubre,  todos los estudiantes de FCPS (Pre-K-12) pueden sacar materiales de la biblioteca pública del condado de Fairfax (FCPL), incluso si no tienen una tarjeta de biblioteca tradicional o si una tarjeta ha sido bloqueada debido a multas.

Bajo el programa Library Equity Access Pass (LEAP), una asociación con FCPS y FCPL, los estudiantes sólo necesitan su nombre, no una tarjeta de biblioteca física, para sacar tres artículos a la vez durante seis semanas cada uno (sin renovaciones). A las cuentas LEAP nunca se les cobran multas ni tarifas.

Un estudiante puede tener una cuenta de LEAP además de una cuenta de la biblioteca estándar. Las cuentas estándar permiten a los usuarios retener materiales y acceder a los recursos digitales de FCPL, como libros electrónicos y bases de datos.

Las familias pueden solicitar una cuenta estándar en línea y en las sucursales de la biblioteca.

Solicite las comidas gratis y de precio reducido

Solicitar comidas gratis o de precio reducido al visitar www.MySchoolApps.com. La elegibilidad también puede proporcionar a su hijo (s) otros beneficios importantes. Asegúrese de que su hijo (s) están aprobados para el año escolar 20-21. La solicitud en línea está disponible en los siguientes idiomas: árabe, chino, inglés, tagalo, francés, español, vietnamita y coreano.Las solicitudes impresas están disponibles para completar y enviar en inglés a pedido en los sitios de distribución de alimentos de FCPS.

Cares FCPS

¿Quiere celebrar a un empleado de Brookfield que hace cosas ordinarias de manera extraordinaria, o va más allá de lo que se espera? Si es así, a continuación, haga clic aquí para compartir con todo el mundo.

Síguenos en las Redes Sociales

 

Clubes de los Lunes

¡Los especialistas de Brookfield están encantados de ofrecer clubes relacionados con sus áreas! Los estudiantes pueden optar por participar en un club los lunes de 10: 30-11: 00 am. Los clubes ocurrirán en Google Meet en el Club Google Classroom. ¡Esperamos ver a sus hijos en estas sesiones opcionales de aprendizaje!

Recoleccion de Libros en la Acera de la Biblioteca  para K-3, y cualquiera que no pudo recoger el 14 de octubre.

El 21 de octubre de 3 de la tarde hasta las 6 pm tendremos libros ya revisados para todos los niños cuando lleguen aquí. Si su hijo no colocó ningún libro en espera, todavía tendremos libros aquí para él o ella!

También obtendrá un marcador con el nombre de su hijo/a en él con una lista de libros que sabemos le gustan a los niños. Marque todo lo que su hijo/a podría querer la próxima vez. Se puede escribir una solicitud también. Devuelva el marcador la próxima vez que venga.

Si se olvida una recogida, puede venir la próxima semana. los libros de su hijo/a todavía estarán aquí.

Por favor de traer de vuelta los libros de la biblioteca que haya terminado.

Semana de Ciudadanía Digital

La próxima semana es la Semana de la Ciudadanía Digital! Esten pendientes de actividades que los padres pueden hacer en casa con sus hijos.

Reminders Desde el PTA: ¡Talento Brookfield!

En asociación con Not Just Dance

¡Talento Brookfield! es un escaparate del talento VIRTUAL de nuestras familias de Brookfield. Es una manera para que los estudiantes y las familias se conecten entre sí y entretener desde su casa.

Cómo participar: Muéstranos tu talento!

Hacer un vídeo de sí mismo realizando un talento especial (debe ser una longitud máxima de 2 minutos). Algunos ejemplos incluyen: canto, baile, magia, comedia de rutina, monólogo dramático, malabares, gimnasia, la poesía recitación, o tocar un instrumento.

Sólo Estudiantes de Brookfield y hermanos pueden participar. Actos de talento recibirán un regalo por  participar. Complete este formulario y enviar su vídeo a pta.brookfield@gmail.com no mas tardar del 31 de octubre: www.brookfieldpta.org/talent

Ver el espectáculo! el13 de noviembre a 6:30pm  Reunanse en su casa para ver a los artistas a través de Blackboard Collaborate. Se enviara un enlace de la escuela para que lo puedan ver.

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10/15/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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Can you identify these students participating in #WalkingWednesday? Keep the pictures coming by sharing with Mrs. Peterson at wepeterson1@fcps.edu

Calendar October

November

 

New on the Website News and Notes Social-Emotional Learning Parent Program

Please join Brookfield’s counselors for a session made for our parents/caregivers! On Monday, October 19, 2020, at either 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM, there will be an online presentation about how Brookfield staff teaches Social Emotional Learning and what you can do at home to continue the learning!

Here is a video from our counselors about the event.

You’ll be given some strategies that you can use right away and will be provided time to ask your specific questions. A Spanish interpreter will also be available.

Here is the BBCU Link for the meeting.

Attendance Matters


Attendance is taken daily during Distance Learning. If your child is going to miss all or part of the school day due to appointments or trips, please let your child’s teacher and the school know so we are aware of which lessons your child will miss. Notifying us allows us to meet your child’s needs better and support ongoing learning. 

You may notify us by emailing your child's teacher, calling the Brookfield attendance line at 703-814-8787 and leaving a message, or by emailing us at: BrookfieldElem.Attendance@fcps.edu

The phone and email are checked daily.

Digital Citizenship Series: Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Navigate Life in the Digital Age
  • Series Part 1: How to Find Balance with Technology 
    • When technology becomes the primary place for school and connecting with others, what does it look like to set boundaries?
    • We will discuss ways to stay connected with the world and get back on track when it goes too far.  
    • Friday, November 6, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Series Part 2: Hot Topics: What Concerns You the Most? 
    • What can you do to set your child up for success to handle whatever challenges and temptations they may face with technology?  
    •  What can you do to help them rebound when they make a mistake?  We will be asking you to share your top concerns about the world of technology and your child so that we may craft this webinar around advice and resources on the hottest topics.
    • Friday, November 13, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Digital Citizenship Series: Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Navigate Life in the Digital Age 

Public Library Program for Students

Effective October 1, all FCPS students (PreK-12) can check out materials from the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL), even if they don’t have a traditional library card or a card has been blocked due to fines.


Under the Library Equity Access Pass program (LEAP), a partnership with FCPS and FCPL, students need only their name, not a physical library card, to check out three items at a time for six weeks each (no renewals). LEAP accounts are never charged fines or fees.  

A student can have a LEAP account in addition to a standard library account. Standard accounts allow users to place holds on materials and access FCPL’s digital resources, such as eBooks and databases. 

Families can apply for a standard account online and in library branches

Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Apply for free and reduced-price meals by visiting www.MySchoolApps.com. Eligibility may also provide your child(ren) other important benefits. Be sure your child(ren) are approved for the 20-21 school year. The online application is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Tagalog, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. Paper applications are available to complete and submit in English upon request at FCPS food distribution sites.

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Brookfield employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Follow Us on Social Media

 

Monday Clubs

The Brookfield Specialists are excited to offer clubs relating to their areas! Students may choose to participate in a club on Mondays from 10:30-11:00 am if they wish. Clubs will happen in Google Meet in the Club Google Classroom. We hope to see your children in these optional learning sessions!

Curbside Library Book Pickup for K-3, and anyone who missed the pickup on Oct. 14.

On Oct. 21 from, 3 pm until 6 pm we’ll have books already checked out to all the children when you get here. If your child did not place any books on hold, we still have books here for him or her!

You’ll also get a bookmark with your child’s name on it with a list of books we know kids like.  Check off anything your child might want next time.  You can write in a request too. Return the bookmark the next time you come.

If you miss a pickup, you can come the next week. Your child’s books will still be here. 

Please bring back the library books you’re finished with. 

Digital Citizenship Week

Next week is Digital Citizenship Week! Be on the lookout for activities parents can do at home with their children.

Reminders From the PTA: Brookfield Talent!

In Partnership with Not Just Dance

Brookfield Talent! is a VIRTUAL showcase of talent acts from our Brookfield families. It’s a way for our students and families to connect and entertain each other from home.

How to Participate: Show us your talent!

Make a video of yourself performing a special talent (must be a maximum length of 2 minutes). Some examples include: singing, dancing, magic, comedy routine, dramatic monologue, juggling, gymnastics, reciting poetry, or playing an instrument.

Only Brookfield Students and siblings may participate. Talent acts will receive a gift for performing. Complete this form and send your video to pta.brookfield@gmail.com by October 31st: www.brookfieldpta.org/talent

Watch the show! November 13th at 6:30 p.m. Gather at home and watch the performers through Blackboard Collaborate. A link to watch will be sent from the school.

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10/12/2020 - Positivity Project (Other People Matter)

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"The greatest favor you can do to your sister, mother, friend, teacher, student is put your phone away."

- Sherry Turkle

 

"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention."

- Jim Rohn

Other People Mindset: Being Present and Giving Others my Attention

This week we are focused on one part of the Other People Mindset: Being present and giving others my attention. This means that when you’re with other people you are present and give them your full attention. It’s important that we pick our heads up from our cell phones and truly listen to other people when they’re talking. A positive environment is built with positive relationships – and we can’t build positive relationships without attention. So, the answer is clear: we need to pay attention to people in our lives. That’s going to be good for individuals, small groups, and large societies.

Do More Together

Go on a walk or eat dinner with your family. No phones or screens allowed. 😊

Conversation Starter

How do you feel when someone is truly listening to you talk? How does it make you feel when someone is playing on their phone while you are talking to them?

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10/07/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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One of our wonderful sixth grade teachers and her adorable puppy on Walking Wednesday! Send your pictures to Wendy Peterson at wepeterson1@fcps.edu

Calendar October

November

 

Reminder: No School Monday, October 12, 2020

There is no school for students on Monday, October 12, 2020,  in recognition of Indigenous People’s Day. We look forward to seeing students online again Tuesday, October 13.

New on the Website News and Notes From the PTA: Brookfield Talent!

In Partnership with Not Just Dance

Brookfield Talent! is a VIRTUAL showcase of talent acts from our Brookfield families. It’s a way for our students and families to connect and entertain each other from home.

How to Participate: Show us your talent!

Make a video of yourself performing a special talent (must be a maximum length of 2 minutes). Some examples include: singing, dancing, magic, comedy routine, dramatic monologue, juggling, gymnastics, reciting poetry, or playing an instrument.

Only Brookfield Students and siblings may participate. Talent acts will receive a gift for performing. Complete this form and send your video to pta.brookfield@gmail.com by October 31st: www.brookfieldpta.org/talent

Watch the show! November 13th at 6:30 p.m. Gather at home and watch the performers through Blackboard Collaborate. A link to watch will be sent from the school.

4-6 Curbside Library Book Pickup on Wednesday Oct 14 from 3-6 pm.

Our next Curbside Library Book Pickup for Grades 4-6 is on Wednesday. Oct 14, between 3 pm and 6 pm. Wear your mask and come to Brookfield’s Kiss n Ride Door to get library books for your children. Cars and walkers are welcome. Please bring back your library books from last time.

 Here’s how we do it:

  •  We’ll have books already checked out to your child when you get here.
  • You’ll also get a bookmark with your child’s name on it with a list of books we know kids like. Check off anything your child might want next time. You can write in a request too.
  • Return the books and bookmark on Wednesday, Oct 28, between 3 pm and 6 pm.

We’ll do the same process for Grades K-3 on Wednesday Oct 21.

Advanced Academic Conversations

Are you interested in learning more about the variety of opportunities available for your child related to Advanced Academics? Do you have questions about the level of service or the application process? Mrs. Reed, the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, wants to answer these questions and more!  

To begin, please view these videos whenever it is convenient for your schedule.

As you watch these presentations, note your questions and bring them to Mrs. Reed at the Advanced Academic Office Hours scheduled later this month. Interpreters will be available for Spanish speaking families.

Nurturing Relationships Parenting Class

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services Parenting Program offers virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11. The course shares ways to help families build healthy, nurturing relationships. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the class will be offered via ZOOM, a free web-based conferencing tool. This class is held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., beginning October 13, 2020.  

To learn more, check out this flyer.

Classroom Visitor Guidelines

While FCPS is engaged in virtual learning, all teachers and staff should not allow third party visitors into online lessons without prior approval from the principal and with advance notice. This is similar to school rules during in-person schooling whereby visitors, including parents, would not physically come to classrooms without the aforementioned approval and scheduling. This is to protect the confidentiality of all students and to ensure that the learning environment is not disrupted. 

That being said, we appreciate that parents have been so helpful to their children as they learn from home. Very few young children are independent in using the technology tools or completing many assignments. We know that without parent help, we would have significantly greater challenges. Thank you. In alignment with the FCPS guidelines, we expect that parents will not intentionally or actively enter their voice or commentary into live lessons with groups of students. This would be considered an intrusion into the class. If any specific guidance is needed on how to support your children at home and not interfere in the learning of others, your child’s teacher will advise. Thanks for your attention to this point as we work together to deliver a new, unprecedented online program while maintaining standards.

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10/5/2020 - Positivity Project - Open-Mindedness

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OPEN-MINDEDNESS

 

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change"

 

- Albert Einstein

Open-Mindedness

This week we are focused on Open-mindedness. Open-mindedness is the willingness to actively search for evidence that goes against one’s favored beliefs, plans, or goals. Individuals with the character strength of open-mindedness are more likely to make accurate decisions – and decisions that they won’t regret. 

Read More Together

Click on this link to read Perfect Square by Michael Hall. A book about how a square opened its mind to new possibilities.

Conversation Starter

Talk about how you can use open-mindedness to make better decisions. What sort of things can you do before making a decision?

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10/2/2020 - Advanced Academics Information

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News and Notes - Advanced Academics Information

This update includes information about the Advanced Academic Program (AAP) in Fairfax County Public Schools. The resources below highlight information about the program goals and objective, various levels of service, and the application process. These resources can be viewed at a time that works best for you. If questions remain, please join Mrs. Reed on October 14th or October 15th to ask your question and clarify your understanding of this information.

Important Dates:

  • October 14th or 15th - Virtual Parent Meeting @ 6:30 PM:  This session is designed to answer any questions you may have AFTER viewing the Overview of AAP Services Presentation and the AAP Screening and Identification Presentation.
    • Here is the link to access the Overview of AAP Services Presentation. In this video you will find information about the levels of AAP services that FCPS offers. It includes some added details that are specific to Lees Corner:  Overview of AAP Services Presentation
    • Here is the link to access the AAP Screening and Identification Presentation. In this video you will find information about the Level IV Screening Process including important updates that are new this year. This is important to watch if you are planning to refer your child for AAP Level IV Services. AAP Screening and Identification Presentation
    • Here is the link to join the October 14 and 15 Parent Meeting:  Virtual Parent Meeting Guest Link
  • October 8th is the Fall Referral Deadline - Level IV Referrals are due for students NEW to Fairfax County boundaries as of January 1, 2020 who did not have the opportunity to be screened last spring.
  • December 1st is the Level IV AAP Referral Deadline.  No referrals will be accepted after this date.

Fechas importantes:

Esta actualización incluye información sobre el Programa Académico Avanzado (AAP) en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax. Los recursos a continuación resaltan información sobre las metas y el objetivo del programa, varios niveles de servicio y el proceso de solicitud. Estos recursos se pueden ver en el momento que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades. Si quedan preguntas, únase a la Sra. Reed el 14 de octubre o el 15 de octubre para hacer su pregunta y aclarar su comprensión de esta información.

  • Octubre  14 º o 15 º - Padres Reunion Virtual @ 6 : 30 PM : Esta sesión está diseñada para responder a cualquier pregunta que pueda tener DESPUÉS de ver la Descripción general de la presentación serviciosde AAP y la detección y presentación de la identificación de AAP 
    • Aquí está el enlace para acceder a la Presentación general de los servicios de AAP . En este video encontrará información sobre los niveles de servicios AAP que ofrece FCPS. Incluye algunos detalles añadidos que son específicos para Lees Corner:  presentación de los servicios de AAP-Padres invitados  
    • Aquí está el enlace para acceder a la Presentación de detección e identificación de AAP . En este video, encontrará información sobre el proceso de evaluación de nivel IV, incluidas las actualizaciones importantes que son nuevas este año. Es importante vigilar esto si planea derivar a su hijo a los servicios de nivel IV de la AAP. Presentation de AAP detección e Identificacion
    • Aquí está el enlace para unirse a la edición de octubre Reunión 14 & 15th Padre: virtual Pa rent Reunión de visitas de Enlace
  • Octubre 8 XX es la fecha límite del otono para refererir estudiantes - Nivel IV . Las referencias son para los estudiantes NUEVOS, en los límites del Condado de Fairfax desde  1 de enero de 2020 que no tuvieron la oportunidad de ser examinados en la primavera pasada.
  • Diciembre 1 st es la fecha límite de nivel IV AAP para referir estudiantes.. No se aceptarán referencias después de esta fecha. 

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10/01/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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Calendar October News and Notes Walking Wednesdays

Walking Wednesdays is a county-wide community program designed to promote physical and mental health. This campaign encourages students and parents/guardians to take time each Wednesday to walk and connect with friends, neighbors, and classmates before the school day and workday begins.  Whether your walk takes you around the block, to the bus stop, or to your school, we hope you will find others out walking and can greet one another from a distance.

Walking Wednesdays will kick off on October 7, 2020, which is International Walk to School Day.   

More information about Walking Wednesdays can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/safety-and-transportation/transportation-services/safe-routes-school-srts.


Families, neighborhoods, or schools can register their participation in International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2020, at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/registration/

K-3 Curbside Library Book Pickup on Wed. Oct. 7 from 3-6 pm

Our next Curbside Library Book Pickup for Grades K – 3 is on Wed. Oct 7, between 3 pm and 6 pm.  Wear your mask and come to Brookfield’s Kiss n Ride Door to get library books for your children.  Cars and walkers are welcome. Please bring back your library books from last time.

 

Here’s how we do it:

  •  We’ll have books already checked out to your child when you get here.
  • You’ll also get a bookmark with your child’s name on it with a list of books we know kids like.  Check off anything your child might want next time.  You can write in a request too.
  • Return the books and bookmark on Wednesday Oct. 21, between 3 pm and 6 pm.
 

We’ll do the same process for Grades 4 – 6 on Wed. Oct. 14.

Important Reminders

Please take a moment to fill out these electronic forms because they are crucial for your child.

Parenting Education Programs from Fairfax County

Enroll in Fairfax County's upcoming virtual session for parents with children 5-11 years old.  This program is offered at no cost to Fairfax County residents.

Check out the flyer for more information.

 

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9/28/2020 - Positivity Project

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A quote from Megan Rapinoe

Teamwork

This week we are focused on Teamwork.  Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement.  People who show this help their group members find success.  

In Digital Citizenship we talk about Relationships and Communications. Students need to understand that tone is hard to understand over text. Students need help understanding what they said to someone online can be different than what they meant to say.

Learn More:

Here is an interesting article from Common Sense Media about how parents and teens use technology.

Conversation Starter:

Talk about how you use social media. What sort of things do you share through social media, and what do you share in person?

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9/24/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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Calendar September October News and Notes PTA Meeting

The virtual PTA meeting is tonight.  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Here is the link for the virtual PTA meeting.

Important Reminders

Please take a moment to fill out these electronic forms because they are crucial for your child.

Library Curbside Pickup for Grades 4-6 Is Starting

Curbside Library Book Pickup for Grades 4-6 will begin on Wednesday, September 30, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.!  Wear your mask and come to Brookfield’s Kiss n Ride Door to get library books for your children.  Cars and walkers are welcome.

 

Here’s how we’ll do it:

  •  We’ll have books already checked out to your child and ready to go when you come to pick them up.
  • You’ll also get a bookmark with your child’s name on it.
  • The bookmark has a list of choices your child can make for their next checkout. You can write in requests too.
  • Return the books and bookmark on Wednesday, Oct. 14th, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., when you come to get your child’s next set of library books.

It’s important that you try to make it here on the 30th.  We won’t be able to make individual appointments. 

Brookfield Grab and Go Meal Service

Brookfield is a Grab and Go meal site. Through December 31, 2020, the grab and go meals will be provided at no cost for students at several sites throughout the county. FCPS students are welcome to come to any of the sites to pick up a meal during these time periods. 


All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch, as well as other county children under the age of 18. Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children's meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. Meals for Saturday and Sunday will be distributed each Friday.

Incorporating Growth Mindset Strategies to Help Children Thrive, by FCPS & Fairfax County Government

Mindsets are groups of beliefs that guide how we interpret the world around us. They shape our behaviors and decisions, and they play a major role in how we set and obtain goals. Research pioneered by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck suggests that people function on a continuum between having a “growth” mindset and a “fixed” mindset. While all of us have bits of both, finding ways to incorporate more of a growth mindset into our lives can help us to thrive and achieve our goals. To read more about growth mindset, click here.

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/incorporating-growth-mindset-strategies-help-children-thrive

 

Having Camera Issues?

FCPS created a series of help videos for families.

They created one called "Troubleshooting the Camera on your FCPS Laptop." If you are having trouble with your student's camera, this video can help.

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9/17/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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Calendar September October News and Notes Principal Office Hours

Ms. Mukai, principal, will be holding Principal Office Hours and invites all families to come share their experiences with school this year. There will not be a formal presentation, but a conversation to learn what is working well and what could make the learning experience even more valuable for students.

Principal Office Hours will be offered at this virtual meeting space for the next three weeks:

  • Wednesday, September 23 7:30 a.m - 8:00 a.m.

  • Wednesday, September 30 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 7 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please come share your experience, offer ideas, and ask questions!

Library Curbside Pickup for Grades K-3 is Starting

Curbside Library Book Pickup for Grades K – 3 will begin on Wednesday, September 23, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.!  Wear your mask and come to Brookfield’s Kiss n Ride Door to get library books for your children.  Cars and walkers are welcome.

  Here’s how we’ll do it:

We’ll have books already checked out to your child and ready to go when you come to pick them up.

  • You’ll also get a bookmark with your child’s name on it.
  • The bookmark has a list of books we know the kids like.  Please check off anything your child might want next time.  You can write in a request too.
  • Return the books and bookmark when you come to get your child's next set of books on Wednesday, October 7, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

It’s important that you try to make it here on September 23.  We won’t be able to make individual appointments. 

We’ll do the same process for Grades 4 – 6 on Wednesday, September 30.

Assessments Update

In the next few weeks your child will be taking a variety of assessments across content areas. The purpose of these assessments is to determine students’ areas of strength and growth. Teachers will then use the information to develop targeted lessons for your child. For this reason, it is imperative that students do this work on their own. Remind your student that the assessment is not graded and will be used by their teacher to help them learn this school year. It is okay if they do not know the answer to a question as it will tell the teacher that they need help to learn that concept.

Parent and Student Support Programs

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is offering two programs to support parents/guardians and students in distance learning.

NCS Connects: After School is a virtual platform providing programming for youth and teens during after-school hours, Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at bit.ly/ncsconnects. Virtual programs begin on September 21 and include academics (i.e., STEAM), family engagement, service learning, and youth leadership development.

Parent Connect

Provides in-person services for parents and guardians at a variety of community locations.  

In-person assistance for parents includes:

  • Support related to digital literacy and Internet access
  • Support related to language barriers

Connection to county Health & Human Services resources, service navigation, and referrals

These services are offered by appointment only Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. For days and hours of operation at each location, visit bit.ly/NCSparentconnect.

Technology Session for Families

Brookfield will hold a session on technology topics for parents. Our first session will be September 23 at 3:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m. Here is the link for the session. We will have a Spanish Interpreter available.  

During that session, we will talk about two topics.

  • 1. Troubleshooting the microphone
  • 2. Using bookmarks to make your student's day easier

If you have any questions, please email Kevin Feighery (kbfeighery@fcps.edu)

Having Camera Issues?

FCPS created a series of help videos for families.

They created one called "Troubleshooting the Camera on your FCPS Laptop." If you are having trouble with your student's camera, this video can help.

Early Literacy Program

You are invited to participate in a free parenting program for parents and children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years.

Parent topics include:

  • Parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Technology and preschoolers
  • Safety
  • Joy of sharing books.

Here is a flyer for more information.

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9/11/2020 - Brookfield News And Notes

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Calendar September October News and Notes Congratulations on a Great First Week!

Thank you to all of our Brookfield Broncos for an amazing first week of school! It has been wonderful to see the smiles and academic conversations occurring in our virtual classrooms. Our teachers continue to express how much they appreciate your partnership in supporting academics from a distance. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brookfield staff directly if you need assistance finding your child’s virtual class session or work.

Virtual Back-to-School Night

Mark your calendar for Brookfield’s Virtual Back to School Night. Teachers will share with you how to access the virtual location.

  • Monday, September 14 for Grades K-2
    • Session 1 - 6:00pm
    • Session 2 - 7:10pm
  • Tuesday, September 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Grades 3-6
    • Session 1 - 6:00pm
    • Session 2 - 7:10pm
Important Forms

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using the following link:

SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form 

The form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Permission Needed for Digital Tools

During instructional time, we will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent at https://brookfieldes.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources

Here is a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.  Thank you!

Advanced Academic Updates

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there are some adjustments to the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV screening processes for the 2020-21 school year. The FCPS public webpage contains the most up to date information related to these changes. 

Brookfield will hold an information session later this fall to answer parent questions and discuss the  application process for Level IV services.

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 and share your comments and feedback via this Google Survey.

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