10/28/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Dear Brookfield Families,

WOW! Yesterday’s PTA Fun Run was spectacular! The weather was perfect for being outside and our Broncos gave their best efforts as they circled the track and raised money for our school. We’ve included photos from the event below. It was great to see those of you who were able to attend. We hope you will come back on Monday for our Parent Coffee. We don’t have a formal agenda, but encourage you to stop by to meet us, ask questions, and share what’s on your mind.


Ellen Mukai

Jennifer Hutchinson

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes

Portrait of a Graduate Happenings


Students in Ms. Howard's class discuss ways they have been an Ethical and Global Citizen during Morning Meeting.

Students are engaging in rich conversations about the five Portrait of a Graduate skills around the whole building at Brookfield! Teachers are using Morning Meeting, Closing Circle and many other opportunities throughout the day to engage students in reflection about how they are growing in these skills.

For more information about Portrait of a Graduate in FCPS click on this link: Portrait of a Graduate

Office of the Ombuds Supports Families

Did you know that FCPS has an Office of the Ombuds that is available to support you? An ombuds is someone who helps resolve conflict by facilitating communications and sharing available resources. The Office of the Ombuds works as an independent confidential resource to help students, families, community members, and employees get questions answered, resolve concerns, and voice complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

The ombuds is available to: 

  • Share strategies for parents to improve communication with, and between, school and home.

  • Help to resolve disagreements between parents and schools or disagreements involving employees in the workplace.

  • Provide ideas to foster parent participation in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan meetings.

They do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice. 

If you have concerns, questions, or complaints to share with the Office of the Ombuds, please call 571-423-4014, email ombuds@fcps.edu, or visit their webpage, You may also submit a question

Schools Adopting Text and Translation Platform

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FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. Look for messages from your child’s school on how they are implementing the app. For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools. If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the front office at your child’s school and ask for the registrar.

Bronco Block - Fun Run!

Sixth Grade

Sixth grade was out to an early start!

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade (above) and fourth grade (below) kept up the pace!

Fourth Grade

Third Grade update

Third grade (above) and second grade (below) never slowed down!

Second Grade

First Grade

First grade warmed up with Buddy!

PreK and Kindergarten

Kindgergarten and Pre-Kindergarten ran and ran and ran!

Brookfield's Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!

The Brookfield Website has the nomination links.

You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in that category's criteria.

The Google form link has more information regarding each of these awards' criteria, and the eligibility requirements are below. Please note that if your nominee is selected to represent Brookfield ES, you will be asked to provide more detailed information to complete the nomination packet. 

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 11th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Evans at mdevans@fcps.edu.

Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day

On Monday, November 7th, schools in the Chantilly High School pyramid will be celebrating Veterans Day for veterans, active military personnel and their families. 

Please join us!  For more information here.

New BKES PTA Banner

Broncos Fun Run

Fun Run

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in our 2022 Broncos Fun Run!   The money is still coming in but so far we have raised $19,605 for our school!   Don't forget November 10th is the deadline to turn in any money collected using your paper pledge forms!   All prizes will be decided and awarded based on final totals on November 10th!


Advanced Academics Corner

Reminder of our upcoming Full Time Advanced Academic Services Application and Screening  Meeting- November 2, 2022 at 3:30 in the Brookfield Library.

Link to the full-time services application - Application

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Kristen Gluck - Kmgluck@fcps.edu  and Kristine Jessup - Kmjessup@fcps.edu

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