Brookfield News and Notes 9/29/2023

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Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Parent Information Meeting

An Advanced Academic Programs parent information meeting will be held at Brookfield Elementary School on Tuesday, October 3 from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. in the school cafeteria and will be repeated in a virtual meeting on Zoom at 6:00 p.m.  Parents may join the session using this link.

The Advanced Academic Resource teachers will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening process, and answer questions about advanced academic services.  For more information, please contact Sally Chadbourn ( or Moonhee Doan (

We All Belong at School

Each one of us is unique, and every student matters. If your student is having a difficult time attending class, please speak with a trusted adult at school. There are solutions. 

Watch this video to see how everyone belongs at school. Visit our Attendance webpage for resources on attendance. Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

💲 Substitutes to Receive High-Volume Pay on High-Volume Days

The School Board has approved a list of 18 days for substitutes to receive high-volume pay. All teacher substitutes will receive their hourly pay plus an additional $80 for each high-volume day they work. See the list of high-volume days and more information. 

A bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required days has also been approved. Substitutes working 50 days within a school year, will earn a $200 bonus. Substitutes working 100 days within a school year, will earn a $300 bonus. Substitutes working 150 days within a school year, will earn a $400 bonus. Get more information on this sub bonus program

Make a SUBstantial Difference! 

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers. Weekly virtual substitute teacher information sessions are held each Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Register for an upcoming session on Wednesday, October 4

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Pearson Greeting

Teachers greet their students every morning as they come into class.  Above, Ms. Pearson greets a second grader (with Ms. Jessup in the mirror doing the same) and students in Ms. Sayen's class (below) line up to wait their turn.

Waiting their turn

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Offered in October

One of the ways FCPS supports the mental wellness of all students is the SEL Screener.  

The screener is offered to all students in grades 3-12 in October and again in February or March. It addresses skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. 

The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. Screener data is used to create the learning, experiences, and environments students need to be successful. Key updates to the screener this year include:

  • Different versions for students in grades 3-5 and 6-12. 
  • Fewer topics with more questions to provide schools and families with more data to support planning. 
  • Additional questions aligned with FCPS’ commitment to educational equity.  

SEL Screener results are sent to families via postal mail. Families who wish to opt their child out should complete the opt-out form in the Annual Notice packet or in SIS ParentVUE. 

For more information, please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage or contact your child’s school. 

Please note that the SEL Screener differs from the anonymous Fairfax County Youth Survey

✨ 2023-30 Strategic Plan — Goal 5: Leading for Tomorrow's Innovation

The 2023-30 strategic plan sets five student-centered goals to create positive change in FCPS. These five goals show where we should focus our attention and will help us align our efforts. 

Under Goal 5, every student will graduate ready to thrive in life after high school with the skills they need to navigate, adapt, and innovate for a sustainable future. Using data gathered from students, we will ensure they are ready for a wide variety of options for their futures. 

Visit FCPS’ Strategic Plan webpage to learn more about how we will measure the success of Goal 5. 

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Brookfield Family Movie Night

PTA Movie Night


We are still in need of volunteers.  Please sign up here:

If it is raining or too muddy, we will move Movie Night to the cafeteria. 

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.

Go to to register your student and start fundraising! 


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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