9/01/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Safety Drills During the School Year

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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!

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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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Communications with Brookfield

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

Talking Points

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

News You Choose

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

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


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 smcarbajal@fcps.edu, fill out an emergency care card, or update through your SIS ParentVUE account. 


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?

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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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