Brookfield News and Notes 9/08/2023

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Upcoming Events

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  • 17 - Asha-Jyothi 5K Run/Walk
  • 19 - Resource Night - 6:00 p.m.
  • 22 - Fall Picture Day
  • 25 - Yom Kippur Holiday

Principal's Message

BKES Admin Team


It has been a wonderful first few weeks of school!  Throughout the school, students are building classroom communities, developing skills in reading and writing, having rich conversations about math, and designing their first art pieces.  Our Broncos continue to build their identities as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, musicians, athletes, artists, and more! We are excited for all that is to come!

We hope you will join us for our Resource Night scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00 PM  in our school cafeteria. There will be representatives from Fairfax County government, as well as other businesses sharing how families can access cost saving programs for their children.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership. We couldn't do this work without you. 

Ellen Mukai

Anthony Ramakis

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes

🏗️ Projects Supported by the 2023 Bond Referendum

The 2023 $435 million Bond Referendum — which will be on the ballot this Election Day, Tuesday, November 7 — is expected to fund projects at Franklin Middle School and Armstrong, Bren Mar Park, Brookfield, Centre Ridge, Cub Run, Dranesville, Herndon, Lees Corner, Poplar Tree, Sangster, Saratoga, Union Mill, Virginia Run, Waples Mill, and Willow Springs elementary schools.

The building and renovation of our schools are not funded through the division’s operating budget. Voter-approved bonds allow payment for these projects over time. Read more about the 2023 Bond Referendum. Learn about registering to vote

Vote on Tuesday, November 7.

Learn more about Brookfield’s renovation plan here.  We are excited for construction to start in the spring and will share more information with our community in the coming months.

Early Literacy Program for Spanish Speaking Families Starts October 11th

Parents are able to help their children develop essential early literacy skills at home and gain confidence in their own ability to become active partners in their children's education. The program provides information and resources on how parents can establish a positive home-school connection by:

  • Understanding the important role parents play as their child's first teachers.
  • Recognizing behavioral and academic expectations of Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • Becoming familiar with school programs and services such as interpreters, parent liaisons, health and nutrition services, library services, enrichment programs, and before and after school care.
  • Parents receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program, as well as books and other materials.

The flyer with more information is here. Please contact Maria Delgadillo at 703-814-8803 or by email at 

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Mrs. Gong's Art Class

Mrs. Gong's fifth grade art students are designing their expressive sketchbook covers in one of the first are classes of the year.

✨ 2023-30 Strategic Plan — Goal 2: Safe, Supported, Included, and Empowered

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The 2023-30 strategic plan sets five main goals to create positive change in FCPS. These goals show where we should focus our attention and will help us align our efforts. Our equity commitment and a set of measures in each goal will measure our success. 

Goal 2 states that every student will be part of a school community that cares for their health, well-being, and opinions. We will listen to students and use their input to guide our decisions. We will respect their individuality, identity, and experiences. We will make sure they feel safe and supported at school.

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Support ASHA-JYOTHI 5K Run and Help Brookfield Students!

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We are pleased to share that we are partnering with a non-profit named Asha-Jyothi  ( ) to support their 15th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday September 17th at Fairfax Corner at 8:00 a.m

All proceeds that we raise will go towards student activities, events and supplies. Asha-Jyothi has generously agreed to donate back 100% of the registration money back to each participating schools AND:

·  An additional $500 for 25+ registrations

·  An additional $1000 for 50+ registrations

·  An additional $2000 for 100+ registrations

To sign up: Participating staff, students and/or their families please visit the webpage:

Simply enter the code “aj4schools” and select Brookfield ES from the drop down menu. A discount of $10 for the 5K (regular price $25) will be given to participants.


Brookfield Elementary School PTA

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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