11/04/2022 - Brookfield News and Notes

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Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and is open until December 1.

Coat Drive

Coat Drive

In collaboration with the PTA, Brookfield began its annual winter coat drive on November 1st.  We need coats! We will be collecting winter coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves for the Winter Carnival during the month of November. Collection boxes will be in the Main Office and the Family Center. Please drop off new or barely used items anytime during the school day.

Thank you in advance for your donations!

If you have any questions, please contact Shawnee Cason Pace at (703) 814- 8809 or scpace@fcps.edu

Daylight Savings Time is Ending (Fall Back)



This Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time ends. Don’t forget to move your clocks back one hour!

Bronco Block

G2 Foster

Students in Ms. Foster's class isolate the ending sound of words in an interactive phonics lesson.

G1 Tickle

Ms. Tickle's class is starting a writing lesson by reading When I Was Five and getting ready to brainstorm activities we do with our friends or people we care about!

Reviewing New Books

Ms. Wilson reviews new books with fourth graders, including Mae Among the Stars, the story of the first black woman to travel in space.

Thanksgiving Basket

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share a good meal with family and friends. The Brookfield family is offering Thanksgiving baskets to families who are in need. It will be first come, first served. If you are not receiving assistance from another group and would like a Thanksgiving basket, please contact Shawnee Cason Pace at (703) 814-8809 or scpace@fcps.edu.

Student Survey for Strategic Planning

Students in grades 3-6 will take a survey next week to share their experiences at Brookfield. This feedback from our learners will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work to develop the FCPS Strategic Plan. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information here.


PTA Fun Run Update

Broncos Fun Run

There is only one week left to turn in any money pledged or collected for the Broncos Fun Run! Please provide any remaining money to your teacher (marked with your name and the teacher's) by November 10th! Prizes will be announced on November 14th. 

Brookfield's Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!

The Brookfield Website has the nomination links.

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

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Evans at 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, click here.

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