Brookfield News and Notes 9/22/2023

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Want to Meet with a Teacher? Schedule in Advance

Prior to winter break, our teachers will be reaching out to schedule parent conferences with you to discuss your child's academic and social progress. 

Parents can also ask for a meeting anytime throughout the year - but these must be scheduled in advance.  Our teacher's  devote their full attention to students when they are in the classroom, and will be unable to accommodate parents who "drop by" to speak with them.

If you would like to discuss your child's progress or any celebrations/concerns, please contact the teacher to schedule a meeting. Our teachers value family partnerships and are  happy to schedule a time that is convenient for everyone involved.

Bringing Forgotten Items to School

When your child forgets something they need  for school, you can drop it off at Door 1 by the main office. Lunch boxes, instruments, homework, etc. can be left with our office staff who will promptly get these items to your child.  

🤧 Tips to Stay Healthy

Flu season is quickly approaching and communicable diseases continue to be present in our schools. Families and staff are encouraged to follow the health practices below to prevent the spread of illnesses and help keep our schools safe:

  • Make an appointment to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible. Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine (with rare exceptions). Flu vaccines are widely available at doctors’ and pediatricians’ offices, grocery stores, and pharmacies.
  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you have not done so already. As of Tuesday, September 12, updated COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use among those aged 6 months or older for the 2023-24 season. Find out where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster in your community by visiting Vaccinate Virginia, or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA or 877-829-4682. Note: Flu vaccines and COVID vaccines can be provided in the same appointment.
  • Check with your student’s healthcare provider to make sure they are up to date on their required school entrance immunizations. Immunization records can now be updated in SIS ParentVUE through the Online Verification Update form.
  • Check for mild, cold-like symptoms each day, such as fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath. If a child is sick, please keep them home and get them tested for COVID-19 to stop further spread from occurring. Additional guidance on when to keep your child home due to symptoms and illness is available on the FCPS Attendance webpage. FCPS employees are also advised to stay home and get tested when feeling sick.
  • Don’t forget to wash hands regularly, avoid touching the face with unwashed hands, cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing, and limit the time children spend in large group settings with contagious individuals whenever possible.

The most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 school health practices is available on the Health and Safety Guidance webpage.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keeping our schools safe and healthy.

Library Volunteers Needed!

Hello Amazing Brookfield Families!

We would love to get some help in our library with reshelving returned books, checking books in, and checking books out to classes as needed. This is a wonderful chance to participate in your child's school community!

If you would like to know more about this opportunity please email our school librarian, Sheila Gavin at 

✨ 2023-30 Strategic Plan — Goal 4: Equitable Access and Opportunity

The 2023-30 strategic plan sets five main goals to create positive change in FCPS. 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 monitor our progress toward these goals. 

Under Goal 4, high-quality academics will be available to all students. They will have access to excellent resources that support their success. Visit the Strategic Plan webpage to learn more about how we will measure the success of Goal 4. 

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First graders counting

First graders play math games to learn to count on from 10.

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First graders counting

Kiss and Ride: Right Turn Only

Brookfield's Kiss and Ride lane is designed to move traffic through in a safe and efficient way. An important element of this design is that only right turns are allowed. This ensures vehicles can move through the line quickly and keeps our students safe as they use the crosswalk at the top of the loop. We appreciate everyone's efforts to follow this rule.

Thank you for putting safety first!

Do You Know the Password to Your Child's Laptop?

As a parent, you are encouraged to know your child's username and password. Please ask them what they are and write them down somewhere safe.

Common Sense Media suggests you also regularly talk to your child about how they use computers and their privacy settings.

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Upcoming PTA Meeting

PTA Meeting

Click here for more information on the PTA Meeting.

Brookfield Family Movie Night

PTA Movie Night

Click here for more information on Movie Night.

Volunteers Needed for Movie Night on September 29th!

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

Bronco's Fun Run!

Fun Run

This year’s main fundraiser is the Broncos Fun Run!

It’s a one month program that kicks off TODAY! Families will gather pledges for every lap your student runs, and we’ll then celebrate at the Fun Run on October 18th where all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student! Donations will go toward educational opportunities for our kids!

Information packets were also sent home in Tuesday Folders and is available here.

Register your student(s) on:

PTA Winter Clothing Drive

PTA Clothing Drive

Drop off donations during school hours at the main office. 

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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