11/18/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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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!

Bronco Block

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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11/11/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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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

Bronco Block

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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11/04/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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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!

Bronco Block

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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10/28/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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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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10/14/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events October Principal's Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

Thanks to each of you who attended our Portrait of a Graduate family event on Wednesday and Thursday evening. It was great to play games with you and see the smiles on our students faces as they greeted friends in the hallway.

Thanks, too, for your tremendous support of Brookfield's book fair! We appreciate everyone who shopped and especially those who volunteered to assist with sales. We couldn't offer this opportunity without you!

Over the next few weeks, we hope to see you coming in for teacher conferences. We appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules to connect with your child's teacher and hope you are finding the meetings valuable. It isn't too late to sign up for a parent conference.  Please reach out to your child's teacher to find a time to meet. We also invite you to reach out to us should you be interested in meeting one-on-one.  Building strong connections with our families is important to us and enhances the work we do as a school. 

We look forward to meeting with you!

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai
Jennifer Hutchinson
Margaret Sisler

News and Notes

New assistant principal, Margaret Sisler, visits classrooms to meet our students and teachers.

Student Monitor Needed

Brookfield is looking for one more student monitor to join our staff.  Please reach out to Principal Mukai at [email protected] or at 703-814-8700 if you are interested. 

Student Monitors:
Description:   Provides supervision of students throughout the school day to include but not limited to  the classroom, hallways, lunch, recess, specials and at arrival/dismissal; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; operates technology; performs administrative and non-instructional duties; ensures all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; works with individual and small groups of students.  
Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable managing student behaviors in large and small groups, ensuring all layered prevention/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and has general familiarity/skills with basic office technology in support of teachers, students, and the classroom.
Hourly Band 4:  $16.36/hr Thank You Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

We are grateful to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries for sponsoring Loving Solutions, a parenting class that will take place in the evening at Brookfield Elementary starting in November. In the image, WFCM representative Pamela Montesinos, presents a check for $4,000 to Brookfield principals and Maria DelGadillo, family liaison.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who come to our Family Night / Book Fair!  Students had lots of fun working with their families on the Portrait of a Graduate inspired activities.

Take a look at some of the pictures of the event!

Bronco Block

Third grade students are adding instruments to the song Great Big House while second grade students (bottom) are adding instruments to the I Have a Car song.

Andrea Page, PTA President, helps students pick out books to celebrate their birthdays.

Broncos Fun Run!

We are on a ROLL, Broncos!

So far, our school has raised $7,500 for our Broncos FUN RUN! We are halfway to our goal of $15,000 and a dance party for the ENTIRE SCHOOL! Not to mention the other prizes your classes can win by going to pledgestar.com/brookfield and asking friends and family to make a pledge. Classes can earn fun things for collecting donations, including stuffed animal and pajama days, popcorn and pizza parties, and so much more! Ask a grown up to help you - they have gotten an email about it, plus a flyer.

Let's go, Broncos!

Reminders Advanced Academics Corner

Don’t miss the upcoming meeting about Level IV applications and the Screening Process. 

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Time: 3:30-4:30

Where: Brookfield Library

This meeting is for all parents and guardians who want to know more about how to apply for full-time advanced academic services for their child. We will review the application process along with how students are screened.

For more information about advanced academic services in FCPS please click here

Deadline for all full-time advanced academic services applications is December 15, 2022.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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

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10/07/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events October News and Notes

Mr. Whaley's sixth grade class prepares for Language Arts

Social and Emotional Learning Activities and Screener

Students in grades K-2 will no longer participate in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screener. Instead, the Child Behavior Rating Scale administered in kindergarten, existing attendance, and behavior data will be used to determine necessary social emotional instruction and supports. School teams will use these measures alongside family input, as they develop their understanding of students’ needs and strategies to support them.Students in grades 3-12 will be able to participate in the SEL screener. School teams and families use this information to develop positive school cultures and support students academically and personally. This year, students will participate in the screener in the fall (October/November) and spring (March).

Parents are able to opt their child out of taking the SEL screener. Read more about SEL and signature practices online.

Our Voices, Our Future

 

Fairfax County Public Schools is launching the engagement phase that will help us develop our brand new Strategic Plan

During her Community Conversations listening tour in each high school pyramid, Superintendent Michelle Reid has heard from many of you about your hopes and aspirations for our students. That feedback will become part of our proactive strategic plan that will serve as our North Star—or guide—for the future.

Starting in October, we will be inviting the entire FCPS community to engage in building our shared future. This includes hearing from our parents and caregivers, students, and broader community, as well as surveying students in grades three and above. You will have an opportunity to have your voice heard in one of many sessions (both in-person and virtual) during November and December. We encourage you to join us in this journey by actively participating in the conversation.

The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. For a more detailed overview, visit FCPS’ Strategic Planning webpage.

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Ms. Scott's fifth grade class is learning a new approach to fractions (above) while Ms. Alwood's sixth grade class learns estimation.

Overview of Advanced Academics

Last week Brookfield held its Advanced Academic Informational meeting for families to learn more about the program services offered at Brookfield. We discussed some of the amazing opportunities all our students have daily to access critical and creative thinking skills and utilize advanced academic program resources.

For a video version of this meeting and all the information it contained, please click on one of the links below: 

Spanish   

English    

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any thoughts or questions you might have.

Kristen Gluck, Brookfield AART - [email protected]  
Kristine Jessup, Brookfield AART - [email protected]

Broncos Fun Run!

Have YOU started collecting donations for the Broncos Fun Run? So far, Brookfield students have raised $5,378 since last week! Only $9,622 more to reach our goal of $15,000 for our school! So far, 14 classes have all earned a stuffed animal day once the funds are collected, and 5 are on their way to earning an extended recess!

Make sure your class isn't missing out. Visit pledgestar.com/brookfieldrun to start collecting! Let's go, Broncos!

Reminders Come to Family Night at Brookfield

 

The Family Night and Book Fair is next week!

We are holding it on two different nights. We ask families to come on the day that matches their child's last name.  If that day does not work, please come whenever is best for your family!

  • A - L  please come on Wednesday, October 12

  • M – Z please come on Thursday, October 13 

Doors Open and Book Fair Starts at 5:30 p.m.

STEAM Activities Start 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 p.m.

The Book Fair is Coming!

 

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

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

Brookfield Book Fair Signup Genius

Thank you!

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9/30/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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October News and Notes Do You See What I See?

The primary grades are learning lessons from folktales

You Are Invited!

 

Brookfield is happy to announce our Book Fair / Family Night in two weeks!

We are excited to invite our Brookfield families to our night-time event in our school building.  To give families flexibility, we are going to hold the event over two days. We ask parents to come on the day that matches their child's last name.  If that day does not work for you, feel free to come on the day that works best for your family. 

  • A - L  Wednesday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m.

  • M – Z please come on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m.

Portrait of a Graduate

Look what's growing in Ms. Shirabi's Kindergarten class!

Growing Portrait of a Graduate at Brookfield

This year Brookfield students will be focusing on the five Portrait of a Graduate Skills: 

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Critical and Creative Thinker
  • Goal-Oriented and Resilient 
  • Ethical and Global Citizen 

These attributes are important because they empower students to be productive citizens of a global community as well as be successful as they move through life!

Financial Support with Activity Fees

There are many activities and events that offer reduced fees for families in need. For example, participation in a sports league, SAT test fees for high school students and rental fees for musical instruments are just some of the activities where a reduced fee can be offered for a family in need. 

So how do I get proof to show my family qualifies for reduced fees?

If you believe that your family might qualify, please fill out a free/reduced meal form found here: https://www.fcps.edu/frm Once you fill out the form and submit your financial information, you will get an email confirmation. That confirmation serves as your proof that your family qualifies for reduced fees wherever they are offered. 

But I thought that everyone at Brookfield  received free lunch this year and that we didn't have to fill out a form.

That is correct. No families have to fill out a form for their child to have free lunch this school year. But if your family needs to get reduced fees for things like instrument rentals and sports teams, you do need to fill out the form. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Maria Delgadillo and Shawnee Pace, our Family Liaisons or Kisha Lee, our Social Worker. They can be reached at 703-814-8700.

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Students explore place value and number lines. How can you order the cards to make the biggest number?

Sixth grade working out the strategies in Mission Impossible

Making WiFi More Affordable at Home

 

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that provides qualifying households with $30 per month towards internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

Learn more here:  https://affordableconnectivity.gov/.

ESSER III Funding Supports Student Success: Your Voice Matters

In the fall of 2021, FCPS received $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. 

ESSER III focus areas have included resources for prevention and mitigation of COVID, academic services, multilingual engagement, support for students’ social emotional needs, and professional development. 

Your Voice Matters!

A feedback form is now live on the ESSER III webpage.  Your input will inform the School Board and FCPS staff on the community’s view of our work. Watch this video to see the impact ESSER III funds are having in our schools. Learn more on FCPS’ website

Movie Night!

Due to the rain forecast we will hold Movie Night inside the Brookfield Cafeteria! Please feel free to bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

All students must have an adult to attend.  No student drop-offs!

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

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

Thank you we look forward to seeing you all there!

Broncos Fun Run!

Have you heard about the Broncos Fun Run??

Everyone will be outside on October 27th, running laps with our classes, to raise money for the school! Students collect pledges from friends and family by using the paper form that went home in Tuesday folders this week, or online at https://pledgestar.com/brookfieldrun/.

Classes can earn fun things for collecting donations, including stuffed animal and pajama days, popcorn and pizza parties, and so much more! Let's meet our goal of raising $15,000 this year, Broncos!!

Reminders The Book Fair is Coming!

 

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

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

Brookfield Book Fair Signup Genius

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9/23/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September October News and Notes Learning is Exciting

Third graders play place value BINGO

The Book Fair is Coming!

 

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

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

Brookfield Book Fair Signup Genius

Thank you!

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

Mindmapping in Ms. Alwood's class

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

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PreK students paint with purple and read scary books!

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

Annual Title 1 Meeting

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

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

Fall AAP Newsletter

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

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

Free After-School Tutoring

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

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

Birthday Books Coming Soon!

 

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

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

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

PTA Meeting and Membership

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

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

Outdoor Movie Night!

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

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

Thank you we look forward to seeing you all there!

Reminders Advance Academic Corner

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

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

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

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

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

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9/16/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September News and Notes Brookfield's Newest Monarchs

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

Brookfield is a Title I School

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

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

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

Spirit Night!

 

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

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

Early Literacy Program

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

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

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

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

Contact Information

For information about a specific program, contact;

@ Brookfield - Maria Delgadillo (703) 814-8803

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

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

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

Reminders PTA Meeting and Membership

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

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

PTA Outdoor Movie Night!

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

Advance Academic Corner

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

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

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

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We're looking forward to meeting you!

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

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9/09/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September News and Notes Where Technology Meets Creativity

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

Advance Academic Programs Corner

Welcome to another wonderful year at Brookfield!

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

Below are the dates and times for both meetings:

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

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

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

For more information regarding AAP, click here.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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

Bronco Block PTA Meeting and Membership

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

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

PTA Outdoor Movie Night!

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

Anonymous Tip Line Puts Safety First

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

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

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

Thank you Kiwanis Club!

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

Understanding the Dangers of Opioid Use

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

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

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

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

Reminders Family Resource Night

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

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

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9/01/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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

Mrs. Snyder's Class Learns about Fire Drills

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

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

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

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

 

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

Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies

Family Resource Night

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

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

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

Talking Points

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

News You Choose

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

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

eNotify

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

SIS ParentVUE

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

Interested in How Your Child Uses Their FCPS Laptop?

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

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

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

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

  • the Student ID for their child.

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

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

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8/26/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Upcoming Events September Principal's Message

Hello Brookfield Families,

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

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

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai, Principal

Jennifer Hutchison, Assistant Principal

Andrew Orenstein, Assistant Principal

News and Notes Transition Coming for News You Choose

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

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

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

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

Does Your Child Need a Backpack?

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

To report an absence or late arrival:

Breakfast and Lunch: Free for Everyone

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

Library Volunteers are Welcome!

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

Supporting Portrait of a Graduate at Home

            Help Your Kids at Home!

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

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

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

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8/23/2022 - Brookfield Special Update

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Congratulations and Farewell Mr. Orenstein!

 

Dear Brookfield Families,

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

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

 

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai, Principal

[email protected]

 

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8/19/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information about the SR&R is available online.

Safety at Kiss and Ride

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

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

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

Dismissal

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

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

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

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

New Trust Policy

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

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

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

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

Support our Students While You Shop Online!

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

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

Superintendent Community Conversation

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

Please register for this event here

Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVUE

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

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

Get more information about updating your emergency care information.

Bus Loop Safety

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

Reminders Bell Schedule

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

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8/12/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Calendar August September Principal's Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Ellen Mukai, Principal

Jennifer Hutchison, Assistant Principal

Andrew Orenstein, Assistant Principal

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

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

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

Here are the grades and assigned times:

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

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

  • 12:00 – 1:00        Kindergarten

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

We look forward to seeing you!

The Digital Resources Consent Form

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

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

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

Say Yes to FCPS! FCPS Seeking Outstanding Substitutes!

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

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

Upcoming Sessions: August 17, 24 and 31

Schedule Your Child's Immunizations Now!

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

School Supply Lists Available

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

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

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

Reminders Bell Schedule

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

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