10/07/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

Brookfield Logo

If you would like to see this message in another language please click here to view it from our FCPS webpage.  Click on the Language button on the far left of the BKES website and choose the language you need (see image below for reference). 

On Mobile you'll need to click on the "Menu" button first. 

NYC Image

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminders


News and Notes

Mr. Whaley's Sixth Grade Class

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

Our Voices


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.

Bronco Block

Fifth grade math class

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

Sixth grade math class

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: 



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

Kristen Gluck, Brookfield AART - Kmgluck@fcps.edu  
Kristine Jessup, Brookfield AART - Kmjessup@fcps.edu

New BKES PTA Banner

Broncos Fun Run!

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!


Come to Family Night at Brookfield

Brookfield Family Night Invitation


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!

Bookworm Central logo


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 ctwilson@fcps.edu.

Brookfield Book Fair Signup Genius

Thank you!

Follow Us on Social Media


Brookfield on Twitter



Brookfield on Facebook