Brookfield News and Notes 9/15/2023

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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
  • 27 - PTA Meeting - 7:00 in the Cafeteria
  • 29 - PTA Movie Night

News and Notes

Free Food Giveaway -Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will resume this Saturday, September 16th from 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last.

The free food giveaway will take place on the following dates at Brookfield Elementary School:

September 16th
October 21st
November 4th
December 16th

Picture Day is September 22nd

BKES Picture Day

Picture Day Attire

Choose Colors that compliment your child. Solid colors and small patterns work best.  Avoid clothing with large images and logos.

Send No Money Today!

A proof or portrait package will be sent home from the school with information on how to order.

🩹 The Importance of Up-to-Date Immunizations

Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep students protected from serious diseases. While COVID-19 vaccinations are not required, many other immunizations are. Check with your students’ healthcare providers now to make sure they are up to date on their immunizations.

Immunization records can now be updated online in SIS ParentVUE through the Online Verification Update form. To access that form, click Online Packets in the top right of the screen after logging in to SIS ParentVUE. Caregivers can obtain an activation key letter to activate their SIS ParentVUE account by contacting the main office at (703) 814-8700.

Students Are Learning Every Day

As you plan upcoming trips and other family events, please remember the importance of sending your child to school every day. Review the FCPS School Year Calendar and try to plan any time away during long breaks from school. 

Children who show up for school regularly develop fundamental reading and math skills while building a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. Research shows that children who were chronically absent (missing 18 days or more) in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade.

Read more about how families can help form good attendance habits

✔️ Caregiver Checklist: Have You Completed These Important Forms?

During the first weeks of the year, caregivers receive many forms to complete. Several of the most important ones are below:

  1. Digital Resources Consent: Some FCPS-approved digital resources require parent/caregiver consent before they can be used by students. Find the list of resources which require consent on the Digital Resources - Parent Consent page. This page also includes directions on how to provide permission. 

  2. Student Rights and Responsibilities: This document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses. Parents using SIS ParentVUE will be prompted to sign the document when they log in to that platform. A printable version of the document with a signature sheet is available on the SR&R webpage

  3. Opt-Outs: The Opt-Out Booklet is online or available from your child’s school. It contains information on: 

    1. Parents’ rights to inspect and consent or opt out before their child participates in certain surveys.

    2. Parents’ rights to inspect instructional materials.

    3. Rules regarding student records and disclosure of student information (including photo/video of students) and the right to opt out.

    4. Parents’ rights to opt out of the Social Emotional Learning Screener, physical exams not required by state law, career or social emotional counseling, Library Equity Access Pass Project, and/or

    5. The process by which complaints may be filed if parents or students believe their rights have been violated.

Paper forms can be signed and returned to school.

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The PTA gives out Birthday Books to all students monthly throughout the course of the year.  Here kindergarteners are exploring their options.


Welcome Message from the School Board

Stella Pekarsky, Sully District Representative

Karen Keys-Gamarra, Member-at-Large

Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Member-at-Large

😷 2023-24 Health and Safety Guidance for Schools

Although the COVID-19 hospital transmission level (previously the COVID-19 Community Transmission level) for Fairfax County is currently low, COVID-19 cases have risen in Virginia during the last few weeks, and flu season will soon be upon us. Be sure to review FCPS Health and Safety Guidance for the best ways to prevent the spread of disease and to find out when students should stay home from school. 

Fall Advanced Academic Program Newsletters

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✨ 2023-30 Strategic Plan — Goal 3: Academic Growth and Excellence

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FCPS’ 2023-30 strategic plan sets five main goals to create positive change in our schools. These five 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. 

Under Goal 3, every student will learn to use critical and creative thinking. They will meet or exceed academic goals. Students will reach their full potential. 

Visit the Strategic Plan webpage for more information. Watch this video to learn more about the many voices that came together to create the plan. 

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Upcoming PTA Meeting

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Volunteers Needed for Movie Night on September 29th!

Please volunteer to help at Movie Night - sign up below!

Where Does the PTA Money Go?

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Click here to see how the PTA supports Brookfield!

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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