Brookfield News and Notes 6/12/2024

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Upcoming Events June July
  • 11 - Bookmobile!
  • 25 - Bookmobile!
August
  • 8 - Bookmobile!
  • 16 - Brookfield's Open House
Principals' Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

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

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

As we kick off summer, we want to thank you for sharing your amazing children with us! We have enjoyed teaching and learning with them and hope they will keep reading over the next several weeks! 

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

Stay well,

Ellen Mukai

Anthony Ramakis

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes Brookfield’s Renovation Starting Soon!

We’re so grateful that voters approved the bond referendums for the FCPS Capital Improvement Projects and Brookfield’s renovation! We’ve been anticipating the start of construction, and we won’t have to wait much longer! This summer you’ll begin to see some changes. Here’s what we are expecting:

  • Six quads (temporary classrooms) will be arriving this summer and will be placed in the softball field.
  • The trailers behind the school used for band, strings, Spanish, and ESOL will be removed.
  • When students return to school in the fall, some grade levels and staff members will be in new places inside the school.
  • Students in grades 3-6 will move into the quads after Winter Break in January 2025.
  • As the work gets underway, we will share regular updates and hold community meetings to update families.

This website contains the plans for Brookfield’s renovation and is updated when new information is available.

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns, please reach out to Principal Mukai at [email protected].

Save the Date: Open House is Friday, August 16th

Today may be the last day of school but we're already excited to welcome you back from summer break!

Brookfield's Open House is scheduled for Friday, August 16th. We will share grade level times closer to the event. Hope to see you there!

Summer Office Hours

Effective Tuesday, June 18th - Friday, August 9th, school office hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  The school and office will be closed on  several summer holidays including June 17, June 19, July 4th and July 5th.

Regular hours will resume on Monday, August 12th.

Bronco Block - A Busy End Of Year!

Sixth grade tie-dyeing t-shirts

Kindergarteners enjoying recess

Second grade celebration - mmmm popsicles!

Getting creative!

Monday's weather allowed sixth grade to get their kicks!

Fourth grade kickball tournament

End of the year celebration for the Get2Green team!

New kindergarten family orientation

Thank you for an amazing 2023-2024 school year! The PTA deeply appreciates all the donations, volunteers, and support.

Reminder: PTA membership must be renewed annually. Information on membership for the 2024-2025 school year will be available in July.

Next PTA Community Meeting: Tuesday, September 10th @ 7:00 p.m.

Questions? [email protected]

Brookfield is Partnering with School Tool Box to Make Shopping for School Supplies Easy! 

Our teachers have already loaded in the supply lists for the 2024-25 school year -- all you have to do is select your child's grade and order! School supplies will ship directly to your home! 5% of all purchases will go back to the PTA for school programs. Every supply box purchased, will provide one meal to a child through Feed My Starving Children. And best of all, you get to relax and know that your child is ready for the fall!

Order your supply kits today! 

(The kits are fully customizable - you can add supplies and remove the ones you already have.)

PTA on Vacation

Brookfield PTA will be on vacation June 13 to August 12. The PTA email will be monitored, but there may be a delay in responses.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Reminders The Bookmobile is Coming this Summer! 

The Bookmobile is a free, mobile Library- we come to a few Brookfield Community neighborhoods and bring books to you to borrow and return.  We have books for all ages, including adults!

We will come on the following dates:

Thursday, June 27

Thursday, July 11

Thursday, July 25

Thursday, August 8

Our stops are:

Brookfield Pool: 4:40-5:00 | Winding Brook: 5:05-5:20

Chantilly Mews: 5:25-5:40 | Fields of Chantilly: 5:45-6:00

We hope to see you there!

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Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Brookfield News and Notes 6/07/2024

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Upcoming Events June July
  • 11 - Bookmobile!
  • 25 - Bookmobile!
August
  • 8 - Bookmobile!
News and Notes Congratulations CHS Class of 2024! Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Wednesday, June 12, the last day of school.

The Bookmobile is Coming Again this Summer! 

The Bookmobile is a free, mobile Library- we come to a few Brookfield Community neighborhoods and bring books to you to borrow and return.  We have books for all ages, including adults!

We will come on the following dates:

Thursday, June 27

Thursday, July 11

Thursday, July 25

Thursday, August 8

Our stops are:

Brookfield Pool: 4:40-5:00 | Winding Brook: 5:05-5:20

Chantilly Mews: 5:25-5:40 | Fields of Chantilly: 5:45-6:00

We hope to see you there!

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

Bronco Block - A Busy End Of Year!

In the annual sixth grade versus teachers volleyball game, both sides claimed victory.

Birthday books - and bookmarks - were popular all year.

Mr. Steve from the Chantilly Public Library visited students to share the public library's Coupon Program and events that would take place over the summer.  The kids were really excited!

Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and Strings played a farewell concert in the gym.  They've really gotten good!

Future kindergarteners in Ms. Dominick's class (below) enjoyed their last breakfast together before their graduation ceremony.  In Mrs. Benner's class (bottom), students wait patiently for the ceremony to start.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

Brookfield is Partnering with School Tool Box to Make Shopping for School Supplies Easy! 

Our teachers have already loaded in the supply lists for the 2024-25 school year -- all you have to do is select your child's grade and order! School supplies will ship directly to your home! 5% of all purchases will go back to the PTA for school programs. Every supply box purchased, will provide one meal to a child through Feed My Starving Children. And best of all, you get to relax and know that your child is ready for the fall!

Order your supply kits today! 

(The kits are fully customizable - you can add supplies and remove the ones you already have.)

Brookfield Garden Clean-Up - June 8th

Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some track bags, and make our garden sparkle!  Together we can make a difference! This is a great opportunity for student service hours!

  • When:  Saturday June 8, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
  • Where: Brookfield Elementary School Garden
Reminders Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The final monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, June 8th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

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Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Brookfield News and Notes 5/31/2024

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Upcoming Events June News and Notes Careers with the Federal Aviation Administration

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration visited with students in fourth and fifth grade to share information on aviation careers. Students practiced angles for landing an airplane and building planes and circuits!

Health Room Notice

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student their medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Anaysha Bloom, at 703-814-8710, or your school public health nurse, Reggie Santiago, at 571-460-9581.

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities - Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.
Bronco Block

Last Friday, first grade shared their Animal Presentations with their families and classes from around the school.  There were bobcats, bears, dinosaurs and many smiling faces!

Family and friends of Ms. Dominick's and Mrs. Benner's Pre-Kindergarten classes were treated to Brookfield's inaugural Pre-K Bee Musical.  The place was buzzing!

Rocky Run Spanish Speaking Family Night for Rising Seventh Graders

On Thursday, we had a great Spanish-speaking parent night for our rising 7th graders.  Our families heard about life at middle school, including information about our bell schedule, academics, rock time, afterschool programs, and support within the school. They also received the book “Como Hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y Como Escuchar para que los Adolescents Hablen” (How to talk so teens will listen and listen so teens will talk)  and will be participating in a book club later in the month. 

☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

Brookfield Garden Clean-Up - June 8th

Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some track bags, and make our garden sparkle!  Together we can make a difference! This is a great opportunity for student service hours!

  • When:  Saturday June 8, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
  • Where: Brookfield Elementary School Garden
Reminders Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The final monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, June 8th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Follow us on Social Media

Brookfield on X

Brookfield on Facebook

Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Brookfield News and Notes 5/24/2024

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Upcoming Events May June News and Notes Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Library Reminder

ALL BOOKS ARE DUE BY MAY 31st!

Lost books are $5.00 and can be paid for with cash or a check made out to Brookfield ES.

Questions? Email Mrs. Gavin at [email protected]  

Free Summer Park Activity for Students and Families

Fairfax County is hosting its first Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to  www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats.

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Bronco Block

Fourth grade enjoyed a trip to Jamestown.  Here Mrs. Cribby's class poses for a picture with the ship Susan Constant just visible in the background.

Jamestown -Mrs. Howard's Class and volunteers.

The third grade picnic was especially nice because it didn't rain!

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact [school registrar’s name] for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Chantilly Girls Summer Basketball camp Attention Sixth Grade Parents!

The 6th Grade Party is coming up on May 31 and we need your help to make it a success!

The teachers attend and help chaperone the kids but they do not plan, run, or decorate it so we need your help!

Each 6th grade class is in charge of bringing sides/drinks/desserts. The PTA provides the pizza. We are looking for volunteers to help with the party and for donations for the kids as we raffle off prizes!

Please note that the party is for 6th graders only (not for families).

Volunteers Needed for the Beach Party!

The end of year 6th Grade Party is a huge highlight for the students! They look forward to this the entire year and it's a great send-off from Brookfield! The theme for this year's party is Beach/Tropical. It will take place on Friday, May 31 in the cafeteria from 12:30-2:40 p.m. 

The teachers attend the party and help supervise the kids, but do not plan or setup/cleanup the party. This is completely parent-run! 

We need your help to make it a fun success!

SIGN-UP HERE

Is Your Child Screen Ready?

Learn how to make this important decision during the PTA Connected: Ready, Tech, Go!™ workshop supported by AT&T on May 29th at 7:00pm in the Brookfield Library.

Brookfield Garden Clean-Up - Now June 8th  

Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some trash bags, and make our garden sparkle!  Together we can make a difference! This is a great opportunity for student service hours!

  • When:  Saturday June 8, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
  • Where: Brookfield Elementary School Garden
End of Year Spirit Wear Reminder!

The last day to order Brookfield Spirit Wear for the 2023-2024 school year is May 29th, 2024!

Get your spirit wear for SCA School Spirit Day on June 12th!

Go to Brookfield.Memberhub.com to order!

Reminders Follow us on Social Media

Brookfield on X

Brookfield on Facebook

Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Brookfield News and Notes 5/17/2024

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Upcoming Events May News and Notes Community Conversations

Dear Brookfield Families,

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for the last community conversation of the school year. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

Upcoming Community Conversation:

May 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you at the last Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

Join the Driving Force in Education

Join us as a school bus driver for competitive pay, great benefits including retirement, health, and dental plans, along with life and disability insurance. Your infants and preschool-aged children can ride with you. Join our team today!

Check out our flyer to learn more!

Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

 

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Bronco Block

Thanks to our 5th grade teachers for all the hard work they put into planning this fun event!

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

🎓 Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

In FCPS, we all belong. From the first day of school, to the last day of school, every child matters. If your student is having a hard time finishing the year strong and attending school, please contact a trusted adult at the school—a teacher, counselor, or administrator. Visit FCPS’ website for more attendance resources.

Brookfield Garden Clean-Up - Now June 8th!  

Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some track bags, and make our garden sparkle!  Together we can make a difference! This is a great opportunity for student service hours!

  • When:  Saturday June 8, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
  • Where: Brookfield Elementary School Garden
PTA Community Meeting and Board Elections

The Brookfield PTA is looking for a few good people to join the board next school year. To learn more, email [email protected]. And thank you!

PTA Community Meeting and Board Election will be on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm in the Library.

End of Year Spirit Wear Reminder!

The last day to order Brookfield Spirit Wear for the 2023-2024 school year is May 29th, 2024!

Get your spirit wear for SCA School Spirit Day on June 12th!

Go to Brookfield.Memberhub.com to order!

Chantilly Chess Club Tournament
  • When: May 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (approx.) 
  • Where: Chantilly High School , 4201 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151 

Registration - Register HERE

  • $20 if pre-registered 
  • $25 at the door

Age Groups 

  • K-8
  • K-5
  • K-3

Awards will be given for each age group, as well as an overall school award.

Reminders Follow us on Social Media

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Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Brookfield News and Notes 5/10/2024

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Upcoming Events May News and Notes Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students.

Yearbook Information

Yearbooks Are $15 Each. If You Do NOT Purchase, You MUST RETURN Yearbook. If Purchasing, Please Send Payment In The Envelope Provided. Payment Due By May 17

You may pay online as well at www.strawbridge.net Follow the ONLINE instructions and then enter the following code when prompted: YB28170

 

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Enjoy Learning, Fun, and Helpful Information at the Extravaganza! 

Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza! Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and inspire growth. In addition to learning activities, enjoy tips and helpful information for families. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost!

 

Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for more details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it's helpful for planning purposes.

Middle School Start Times

Attend a forum to hear about adolescent sleep research from an expert, learn about FCPS’ ongoing middle school start times study, and participate in small group discussions. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Breakout sessions will be held for middle school students to share their voices. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Register by clicking on one of the following dates: 

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.

Immunization Clinic

Get your child's immunizations up-to-date!  Open to all FCPS students who need immunizations.  Go to the Fairfax County Health Department to learn more or check out the flyer! (English/Spanish)

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We enjoyed celebrating our teachers all week!  Thank you for the many ways you showed them gratitude!

Our preschool literacy students and families celebrated their accomplishments in learning their alphabet.  Way to go!

Wonderful learning activities at Brookfield. All of 3rd grade joined a zoom presentation with the National Zoo. Students in music were introduced to Orff instruments.  Kindergarteners created habitats in art class.  And students in kindergarten also learned about the letter B as they played with bubbles.  

Brookfield Garden Clean-Up  

Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some track bags, and make our garden sparkle!  Together we can make a difference! This is a great opportunity for student service hours!

  • When:  May 18, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
  • Where: Brookfield Elementary School Garden

Check out the flyer to learn more!

PTA Community Meeting and Board Elections

Join us on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM for our PTA meeting.  

Click on the flyer to learn more!

End of Year Spirit Wear Reminder!

 

The last day to order Brookfield Spirit Wear for the 2023-2024 school year is May 29th, 2024!

Get your spirit wear for SCA School Spirit Day on June 12th!

Go to Brookfield.Memberhub.com to order!

Help Us Spread Positivity and Kindness!

Join us in decorating our sidewalks with encouraging messages, beautiful drawings and inspiring quotes using colorful chalk.

Support your community and school in a fun and creative way!

Lazy DOG Spirit Weekend FUNraiser!

A whole week of Spirit fun at Lazy Dog Chantilly from May 6-12! This week covers Teacher Appreciation week AND Mother’s Day! Be sure to tell them you’re with Brookfield and they’ll save a copy of your receipt. Order takeout and use the code! They will donate 15% all week!

Chantilly Chess Club Tournament
  • When: May 25, 2024, 9 AM - 5 PM (approx.) 
  • Where: Chantilly High School , 4201 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151 

Registration - Register HERE

  • $20 if pre-registered 
  • $25 at the door

Age Groups 

  • K-8
  • K-5
  • K-3

Awards will be given for each age group, as well as an overall school award.

Reminders Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, May 11th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future date - June 8th.

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Upcoming Events May News and Notes Bike & Roll to School Day

Join us on Wednesday, May 8th!

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Congratulations to the sixth grade students who performed in the 2024 FCPS Sixth Grade All-County Choral Festival! Kaytlyn Bishop, Lillie Fisher, Rachel Ganbat and Regina Le-McKee performed with 650 other sixth graders and a guest conductor on Saturday, April 27. They learned music and performed beautifully! Special thanks to Mr. Darling and Ms. Day for their support during the rehearsals and festival!

Chantilly Math Club Students Host Competition

The Chantilly High School Math Club will be hosting its annual math competition for middle and elementary school students on Thursday, May 16th, in the Chantilly High School cafeteria. Use the QR codes to register and learn more!

Chalk the Walk

Help us spread positivity and kindness!

Join us in decorating our sidewalks with encouraging messages, beautiful drawings and inspiring quotes using colorful chalk.

Support your community and school in a fun and creative way!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 6-10th.

On Tuesday, May 7th we are asking students and families to bring in flowers or a plant for their teachers. For Thursday, May 9th we ask for students to bring in a Thank You card for their teachers. A card template was sent home in Tuesday Folders.

Questions? [email protected]

Spirit Week Fun at Lazy Dog Chantilly

A whole week of Spirit fun at Lazy Dog Chantilly from May 6-12! This week covers Teacher Appreciation week AND Mother’s Day! Be sure to tell them you’re with Brookfield and they’ll save a copy of your receipt. Order takeout and use the code! They will donate 15% all week!

Click on the Flyer to Learn More

Reminders Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, May 11th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future date - June 8th.

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Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Upcoming Events May News and Notes Top Ratings at the District 12 Solo and Ensemble Festival

At the District 12 Solo and Ensemble festival at Rachael Carson Middle School last week, Kelly Zaldana Guajala (Flute), Rachel Ganbat (Flute) and Jayleen Perez Ramirez (Trombone) all received a Superior rating - the highest rating you can receive.

Please congratulate them – they worked so hard!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30, 2024? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out to Ms. Gomez or call our main office at 703-814-8700.

Parent Input for Class Placement

We are already working on our plans for the 2024-2025 school year!

Class placements are an essential component of learning and building community. We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during this process. If you have information that you would like us to consider as we determine where to place your child next year, please share your input by responding to this survey. Please do not request specific teachers, as this does not take into account the many variables we must take into consideration. It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral information.

Completion of this form is optional, but must be received by Friday, May 10.

Yearbooks Are $15 Each. If you do NOT purchase, You MUST RETURN your yearbook. If purchasing, please send payment in the envelope provided. Payment Due By May 17.

You may pay online as well at www.strawbridge.net Follow the ONLINE instructions and then enter the following code when prompted: YB28170

If you were charged shipping and handling, you will be refunded, this was an error.

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Spring Band Concert

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

🙋 Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources.

Chantilly Pyramid Spring Sports Night

Come cheer on the Chantilly Chargers on Monday, April 29th! All students wearing Brookfield Spirit Wear get in with a paying adult! Enjoy soccer, baseball, tennis, and softball while visiting with our extended community.

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Brookfield News and Notes 4/19/2024

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Upcoming Events April
  • 19 - PTA Heritage Night 
May Principals Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

This week was filled with wonderful events showcasing our students talents and abilities! From impressive musical performances to displays of athleticism on Field Day – it’s been a joy to witness the growth and development of our Broncos! We are grateful to each and every parent who joined us through volunteering, attending events, or cheering on your children. Thank you for being such wonderful partners in their educational journey. Your support and collaboration make our community a very special place.

We end the week with the PTA Heritage Night and Talent Show! We hope you’ll join us once more this week for this cherished event!

Sincerely,

Ellen, Margaret, and Anthony

News and Notes Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

FCPS students in grades 3-12 took the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener during March, providing updated information on skills such as achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. 

In late April, individual student SEL Screener results will be available for families in the Documents section of SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail. 

Get more information about the screener on the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s teacher. 

Join us in Celebrating Earth Week Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 Show your spirit by dressing for each day! Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) School Health Services Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

To determine the quality of these services, a survey has been developed. The survey runs until April 26, 2024.

Survey link: www.redcap.link/FCHDSchoolHealthSurvey.

Please share your experience with school health services at Brookfield Elementary School by taking the survey.

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Field Day

Graduates of Brookfield's 2024 Parenting Class!

Summer Arts Camp

Don’t miss out on this summer’s most exciting arts enrichment program! At Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), students take art, music, theater, and dance classes daily. E-IFTA is for current second through fifth grade students. Learn more on the E-IFTA webpage. Email [email protected] with any questions.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

FCPS is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Register for an in-person forum by clicking on one of the following dates: 

A virtual forum will be held on Monday, May 13, 6:30-8 p.m. That registration link will be available soon.

While registration is not required, it does help with planning. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

CHS Boys Basketball Camp

Coach Rodney Carmichael, the boys Varsity Head coach at Chantilly High School will host the boys' summer  basketball camp taking place in June.

The camp will run June 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase for lunch as well as t-shirts and trophies for those who excelled during camp.

Register via the QR code or contact Coach Carmichael for more information -[email protected].   

PTA Heritage Night is Tonight!

Celebrate what makes Brookfield so Special! Join us at Brookfield Elementary School at 6:00PM!

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Upcoming Events April
  • 15 - Field Day
  • 19 - PTA Heritage Night and Talent Show
News and Notes Give Your Feedback on the Budget

We are now in the middle of the annual budget process, which includes opportunities for you to give feedback:

  • Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18: The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors conducts public hearings on the county budget. Sign up to speak.  
  • Tuesday, May 7: The County Board of Supervisors adopts its budget, tax rates, and transfer amount to FCPS. 
  • Tuesday, May 14: The School Board holds a public hearing on the FCPS budget.
  • Thursday, May 23: The School Board adopts FCPS’ approved budget.

Learn more about the FCPS FY 2025 Advertised Budget and see the full Budget Development Calendar.

SOL Spring Schedule

Please see below for the Virginia spring SOL (Standards of Learning) schedule. A passing score is anything between 400-600. Any student who does not pass the SOL and scores in the range of 375-399 will have the opportunity to retake the Math, Reading, and Science SOL.  Retakes will be held from May 28th to 31st.  If you do not want your child to retake an SOL, please reach out to your teacher via email to let them know.

3rd Grade:

  • Reading SOL May 9th
  • Math SOL May 16th

4th Grade:

  • Reading SOL May 9th 
  • Math SOL May 16th 

5th Grade:

  • Reading SOL May 7th
  • Math SOL May 14th
  • Science SOL May 10th 

6th Grade:

  • Reading SOL May 7th
  • Math SOL May 14th
✅ School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

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Brookfield Elementary students and families attended the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show where many of our Broncos displayed wonderful works of art.

Brookfield eclipse viewing party!

Fourth grade students transformed our cafeteria into a museum by sharing their research projects with friends and family.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Immigrant Family Reunification Class

A class will be held online in Spanish for immigrant families looking to reunite during challenging transitions. Saturday classes will be available April 13, 20, or 27, from 9-11:30 a.m. Register online. For more information, please contact Sussy Tomer at [email protected].

Theatre at the Rock Presents A Wrinkle in Time

Theatre at the Rock presents A Wrinkle in Time, based on the classic book by Madeleine L’Engle!  Performances are April 12 at 7:00 p.m., April 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and April 14 at 2:00 p.m.  General Admission Tickets are $10 and are available now at https://etix.com/ticket/v/15634/rocky-run-middle-school-theatre?performance_id=88602155&country=US&language=en

Buy your tickets early and be ready to follow Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin on an intergalactic adventure!

PTA Heritage Night!

When: April 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate what makes Brookfield so Special! Delicious Food, Heritage Displays, Store Time and Talent Show!

Informational Flyer will be sent home in Tuesday Folders.

PTA Stock the Lounge

Help the PTA stock the staff lounge with coffee and tea supplies. All donations are requested by Thursday, April 18th.

We are looking for the following donations:

  • K-Cups of coffee & tea
  • Individually wrapped tea bags
  • Individual sugars (all types)
  • Flavored Syrups
  • Stirrers
  • Paper hot beverage cups

Please leave donations at the front office or email [email protected] for pick-up/drop-off information.

Reminders Field Day is Monday, April 15th!

Feel free to come and watch!  The schedule is:

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades - 8:00-10:35 a.m.

1st and 2nd grades - 12:15-2:30 p.m.

*Kindergarten - 1:15-2:25 p.m.

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News and Notes

Due to anticipated inclement weather, Brookfield's Field Day will be moving from Friday, April 12th to Monday, April 15th.

If you have signed up to volunteer and are unable to support Monday, please contact Cindy Barker at [email protected]

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Upcoming Events April News and Notes Register Today for the Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet School Lottery

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools — Hunters Woods, Bailey’s Primary, and Bailey’s Upper — provide enhanced learning programs in science, technology, and performing arts. Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open through Friday, April 12. Learn more about the schools, their programs, and locations

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families.

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

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High school students volunteer to read with students at Broncos Readers Club, a weekly after school program designed to encourage reading.

Kindergarten students practice point of view to build their critical thinking skills. To take it even further, they discussed the multiple points of view friends can have on the same topic.

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

PTA Heritage Night!

When: April 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate what makes Brookfield so Special! Delicious Food, Heritage Displays, Store Time and Talent Show!

Informational Flyer will be sent home in Tuesday Folders.

Tech Time - After School Program

Signup here: https://brookfield.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true

Reminders Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, April 13th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future dates:

  • May 11th
  • June 8th
Join us for Field Day!

Field Day is Friday, April 12th 2024!

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades - 8:00-10:35pm

1st and 2nd grades - 12:15-2:30pm

*Kindergarten - 1:15-2:25pm

Field Day is almost here!  We need your help to make it a success.  Please consider volunteering for a few hours using the Sign Up Genuis links below.  (*Kindergarten and pre-school will have their Field Day from 1:15-2:25pm.  The specialists will be running their stations, so we do not need volunteers, but please feel free to come and watch!)

Volunteers, please arrive at 8am for grades 3-6; and 12:15pm for grades 1-2.  Games will start at 8:30am and 12:45pm but we would like you here 30 minutes beforehand so you can have a chance to learn how your station will run.  Thank you!

Any questions, please contact Cindy Barker at [email protected]

Volunteers for grades 5-6 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 3-4 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 1-2 - sign up here

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Upcoming Events March April Principals' Message

Dear Brookfield Families,

It was wonderful to see many of you at the various science events early in the week. Thank you for spending your evening with us playing science games and checking out the amazing experiments that were conducted as a part of the PTA Science Fair! It is so exciting to see our students love for science and the incredible learning that can occur through play and experimentation.

Next week our students and staff will be staying home for Spring Break. We hope everyone enjoys time at home to play games, visit friends, and relax.  Our Brookfield staff is closing the office starting Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th. The office will reopen on Monday, April 1st.

We welcome our Broncos back to school on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Ellen Mukai

Anthony Ramakis

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes Principal Mukai Requests Your Feedback

On Monday, March 18, Brookfield’s parents/guardians were sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break. 

🎨Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 5

Please save the date for the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 5th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The art show will feature artworks from: Chantilly HS, Franklin MS, Rocky Run MS, Brookfield ES, Greenbriar East ES, Greenbriar West ES, Lees Corner, ES, Oak Hill ES, and Poplar Tree ES. 

Families are invited for fun activities and to view featured artwork. There will also be food trucks, so come hungry!

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

Bronco Block

Fourth graders went to the National Symphony Orchestra this week.  Judging by the smiles, it was a big hit!

Some very interesting science projects this year at the Science Fair with some very interesting results!

Advanced Academic Programs Spring Newsletters

The spring newsletter is available in English or Spanish.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

Tech Time - After School Program

Signup here: https://brookfield.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true

PTA Spring After School Clubs

Sign up links:

Not Just Dance: https://notjustdance.net/special-programs/after-school-program/

Let's Draw: https://brookfield.memberhub.com/

High Kicks: https://brookfield.memberhub.com/

Soccer: https://otamanage.azurewebsites.net/office/nova

Tech Timehttps://brookfield.memberhub.com/

Financial assistance is available.

Questions? [email protected]

Reminders Brookfield Office Hours

Brookfield's office will also be closed during Spring Break March 25th - March 29th. The office will reopen on Monday, April 1st.

Join us for Field Day!

Field Day is Coming April 12th 2024!

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades - 8:00-10:35pm

1st and 2nd grades - 12:15-2:30pm

*Kindergarten - 1:15-2:25pm

Field Day is almost here!  We need your help to make it a success.  Please consider volunteering for a few hours using the Sign Up Genuis links below.  (*Kindergarten and pre-school will have their Field Day from 1:15-2:25pm.  The specialists will be running their stations, so we do not need volunteers, but please feel free to come and watch!)

Volunteers, please arrive at 8am for grades 3-6; and 12:15pm for grades 1-2.  Games will start at 8:30am and 12:45pm but we would like you here 30 minutes beforehand so you can have a chance to learn how your station will run.  Thank you!

Any questions, please contact Cindy Barker at [email protected]

Volunteers for grades 5-6 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 3-4 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 1-2 - sign up here

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Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Upcoming Events March News and Notes Congratulations Amy Yoham!

Congratulations to Amy Yoham, one of  Brookfield's Office Assistants, who has been selected as Region 5's Outstanding Operational Employee Nominee. Ms. Yoham will represent Region 5 in the FCPS Outstanding Awards ceremony taking place later this spring.

Principal Mukai Requests Your Feedback

On Monday, March 18, Brookfield’s parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Spring Break

We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!

This student holiday will run from Monday, March 25th - Tuesday, April 2nd.

Students will return to school on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Brookfield's office will also be closed during Spring Break and will resume business on Monday, April 1st.

SOL Save the Date!

The integrated reading/writing SOL test for fifth graders is scheduled for Thursday, March 21st. More information is available on the
SOL assessments webpage.

Be prepared and do your best!

New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact Margaret Sisler at [email protected] regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more.

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The Lego robotics club session was enjoyed by both students and their families.

Check out third graders learning how to program their own rock, paper, scissors game using blockchain coding on MicroBits! 

Families of our first grade students joined us for breakfast and to learn more about literacy. The best part was inviting them into the classroom to read with their child.

🩹 Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being. 

Note: All students enrolling in public and private schools in Virginia are required to be adequately immunized per the Code of Virginia.

🏅 Nominations Open for First Class Award for Inclusion

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First Class Awards. The awards are presented annually to educators, administrators, and students who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The ACSD will recognize award winners at the Family Summit on Saturday, April 20

Nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools by Friday, March 22. Email [email protected] with questions.

Science Fair is March 19th!

Join BKES PTA and see the amazing Science Fair displays by our students before Science Night!

PTA Community Meeting!

PTA Community Meeting, Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Brookfield ES Library.

Talent Show !

Get ready to unleash your individual or group talent!

Sign-up Flyers for the PTA's Heritage Night and Talent Show will be sent home in student's Tuesday Folders.

Auditions: March 21st

Rehearsals: April 4, 11 & 18th. 

Students must attend at least one rehearsal and be able to attend the Talent Show on April 19th.

Spring After School Clubs

Sign up links:

Not Just Dance: https://notjustdance.net/special-programs/after-school-program/

Let's Draw: https://brookfield.memberhub.com/

High Kicks: https://brookfield.memberhub.com/

Soccer: https://otamanage.azurewebsites.net/office/nova

Tech Time:https://brookfield.memberhub.com/

Financial assistance is available.

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Pre-order your native plant garden now, save time and money later!

Help us grow!

Native plants are perennials with deep root systems that come back more abundant every year - costing less than annuals over time!

You can shop using our unique sales link:

https://fundraising.gardenforwildlife.com/Fxg7EF

Spring Break Basketball Camp

 

Boys' spring break basketball camp will take place March 25th - March 28th in the evenings.  The camp will be at Chantilly High School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during spring break. 

Register through the QR code or email Coach Rodney Carmichael for more information - [email protected].

Reminders ✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey Today!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Family Science Night

Family Science Night will be held in the Brookfield Elementary School Gym on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. after the Science Fair.  Come try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math from the Children’s Science Center Lab.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.  Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery and science learning!

Join us for Field Day!

Field Day is Coming April 12th 2024!

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades - 8:00-10:35pm

1st and 2nd grades - 12:15-2:30pm

*Kindergarten - 1:15-2:25pm

Field Day is almost here!  We need your help to make it a success.  Please consider volunteering for a few hours using the Sign Up Genuis links below.  (*Kindergarten and pre-school will have their Field Day from 1:15-2:25pm.  The specialists will be running their stations, so we do not need volunteers, but please feel free to come and watch!)

Volunteers, please arrive at 8am for grades 3-6; and 12:15pm for grades 1-2.  Games will start at 8:30am and 12:45pm but we would like you here 30 minutes beforehand so you can have a chance to learn how your station will run.  Thank you!

Any questions, please contact Cindy Barker at [email protected]

Volunteers for grades 5-6 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 3-4 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 1-2 - sign up here

Follow us on Social Media

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Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Upcoming Events March News and Notes Daylight Saving Time Begins - March 10th

Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour!

As a result of the time change, some students may be walking to school or to bus stops in the dark. Help your child stay safe by having them wear reflective clothing and bright or light colors, or add reflective items to their backpacks or clothes. Also, encourage your child to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up and not to run into the street or cross between parked cars.

Join us for Field Day!

Field Day is Coming April 12th 2024!

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades - 8:00-10:35pm

1st and 2nd grades - 12:15-2:30pm

*Kindergarten - 1:15-2:25pm

Field Day is almost here!  We need your help to make it a success.  Please consider volunteering for a few hours using the Sign Up Genuis links below.  (*Kindergarten and pre-school will have their Field Day from 1:15-2:25pm.  The specialists will be running their stations, so we do not need volunteers, but please feel free to come and watch!)

Volunteers, please arrive at 8am for grades 3-6; and 12:15pm for grades 1-2.  Games will start at 8:30am and 12:45pm but we would like you here 30 minutes beforehand so you can have a chance to learn how your station will run.  Thank you!

Any questions, please contact Cindy Barker at [email protected]

Volunteers for grades 5-6 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 3-4 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 1-2 - sign up here

Family Science Night

Family Science Night will be held in the Brookfield Elementary School Gym on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. after the Science Fair.  Come try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math from the Children’s Science Center Lab.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.  Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery and science learning!

🥁 Summer Camps and Learning Programs

Have you made summer plans for your child yet? Are you looking for a summer camp for your child with special needs?

The Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military. 

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The Public Safety Team of MPO Ryan Low and Emily Arnold visited with Brookfield's Pre-K team.  Boy could that siren whoop!

Third graders in Mrs. Canavan's class are working hard on their Ancient Civilizations project!

Public Speaking Workshop

This past fall, our Brookfield fifth graders participated in an after-school workshop to build their public speaking skills. The workshop was designed by a few Chantilly High School students participating in DECA, an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. This workshop got great feedback from our 5th-grade participants, and this past weekend, the high school students won first place at a state competition for this project!

This is a great example of empowering our youth to become leaders and mentors in our community. Congratulations! 

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

This year, spring break is March 25-29. We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days. Student attendance is very important. Every day, our teachers will be teaching, and students will be learning. Studies have shown that just two absences per month can cause students to fall behind. Let’s finish this school year strong. Visit FCPS’ website for attendance resources.

☀️ Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m.  

Because the timing overlaps with dismissal, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Talent Show - April 19th!

Get ready to unleash your individual or group talent!

Sign-up Flyers for the PTA's Heritage Night and Talent Show will be sent home in student's Tuesday Folders.

Auditions: March 21st

Rehearsals: April 4, 11 & 18th

Students must attend at least one rehearsal and be able to attend the Talent Show on April 19th.

Grow Your Garden!

 

Brookfield PTA has partnered with Garden for Wildlife to offer native plants. Shop HERE!

Science Fair Deadline March 12th

The last day to sign-up for Science Fair is March 12th!

Science Fair is Tuesday, March 19th.

FREE Tri-fold presentation boards will be sent home with students who sign-up.

Want to be a judge at Science Fair? Email: [email protected]

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Reminder First Grade Family Literacy Coffee

When: March 14, 8:00-9:30am

Where: Brookfield Cafeteria

Who: Parents and Guardians of 1st grade students

Please join us for a coffee & breakfast while learning more about your first grade reader!  We will discuss what Reading instruction looks like in your child’s classroom as well as offer ideas for how you can support your child at home.  You will have an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and try what you’ve learned with your child!  Please plan to stay for the entire event.

Questions? Contact Anna Lyn Copeland (Reading Specialist) [email protected]

Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be this Saturday, March 9th from 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future Dates:

  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

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Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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Brookfield News and Notes 3/01/2024

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Upcoming Events March News and Notes Read Across America is Monday, March 4th

Read Across America will be celebrated at Brookfield on Monday, March 4!

Highlights will be:

  • Pajamas encouraged as we cozy up to read lots of books!

  • Guest Readers will visit classrooms to read to classes.

  • Classroom visits from therapy dogs LJ & Maui

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

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Fourth graders build models of the ocean floor from clay that include key features like continental shelf and slope.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

Talent Show - April 19th!

Get ready to unleash your individual or group talent!

Sign-up Flyers for the PTA's Heritage Night and Talent Show will be sent home in student's Tuesday Folders.

Auditions: March 21st

Rehearsals: April 4, 11 & 18th

Students must attend at least one rehearsal and be able to attend the Talent Show on April 19th.

The Bees Will THANK YOU!

Support the PTA and shop Garden for Wildlife for native plants. Shop HERE!

Science Fair

Science Fair is Tuesday, March 19th. The deadline to sign-up is March 12th.

FREE Tri-fold presentation boards will be sent home with students who sign-up.

Want to be a judge at Science Fair or have questions? Email: [email protected].

Reminder Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be this Saturday, March 9th from 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future Dates:

  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
Follow us on Social Media

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Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  

Disclaimer: Opportunities offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific school. These opportunities may utilize technology tools that have not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review the Terms of Service, User Agreements, and Privacy Policy for any technology platform that the enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

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