Brookfield News and Notes 10/13/2023

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Congratulations to Brookfield Excellence Award Winners!


On Wednesday, October 11, FCPS recognized employees who go above and beyond every day for students, staff, and families at the FCPS Excellence Awards. This year Brookfield had seven employees recognized for their incredible work and dedication to our school and its community. Please join us in celebrating these Brookfield educators:

Brandi Kapusta, Office Assistant

Margaret Sisler, Assistant Principal

Kevin Feighery,  School Based Technology Specialist (not pictured)

Stephanie Carr, Literacy Resource Teacher

Donna Johansen-Cross, Instructional Coach

Anna Lyn Copeland, Reading Teacher

Moonhee Doan, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher

Bookfair Help Needed



Hello Brookfield families! The bookfair is coming the week of October 23-27 and we need your help to make it a success. Please consider donating some of your time volunteering in the library for the week. To sign up on the available days and times, please click here.

Thank you!

🌒 Upcoming Solar Eclipses and How to View Them Safely

There will be an annular eclipse on Saturday, October 14. Virginia is not in the direct path of the moon’s shadow, so we will only be able to see a partial eclipse in this region. FCPS has gathered resources for students and families to learn more about the eclipse, and how to view it safely. 

Save the date for a more dramatic event! On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total eclipse will be viewable from North America. 

Chantilly Pyramid Football Fun on Friday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.



Join the Brookfield Community at the Chantilly High School football game! Students from Brookfield will be singing the national anthem, joining the band, and some will even get the chance to run on the field!  All students get in free with a paying adult ($5).  All Broncos are encouraged to wear their Brookfield Spirit wear at the game!

Please join us for this pyramid event and show your Brookfield Spirit!

Join Us for the FUN RUN

Parents are invited to come and cheer for their child/children on the day of the FUN RUN. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th and different grade levels run at different times throughout the day:

6th Grade: 8:45 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. 

5th Grade: 9:40-10:20

3rd Grade 10:30-11:10 

4th Grade: 11:20-12:05 

1st Grade:  12:10-12:50 

K and PreK: 1:00-1:40

2nd Grade: 1:50-2:30

Please join us on the track - walk on the softball field side of the building and stand in the parent zone to cheer on your child/children.

📖 Students Reading by the Third Grade

During the Academic Matters and strategic plan update segments on last Thursday’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid presented on the division wide target to have students reading by third grade. 

FCPS has continued to improve its approach to reading over the last several years through our Equitable Access to Literacy (EAL) plan. Reading by third grade is also one of the measures of Goal 3: Academic Growth and Excellence in our 2023-30 strategic plan

By focusing on foundational skills for our young readers and literacy intervention for upper grades, FCPS has made significant progress towards narrowing the achievement gaps in this critical skill. Visit the Strategic Plan webpage for more information. 

Bronco Block

Kinder coloring

In Mrs. Sharabi's kindergarten class the letter of the week is "L" (above).  Below, Mr. B's and Mrs. Barker's sixth graders are limbering up for the Fun Run next week.

Sixth grade PE

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

The Impact Aid Program is a federal grant program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities. The program's mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned and therefore tax-exempt property. Your support in identifying students with federal connections will ensure that FCPS can obtain its fair share of grant funds from this program. 

The surveys will be available online this year. Please log into ParentVue from October 16 to October 30.  Once logged in, please select the “Online Packets” tab at the top, then select “Federal Impact Aid Survey” from the drop down menu. 

Any surveys not completed by October 31 a paper copy will be sent home in Tuesday Folders on November 8. Please be sure to complete and sign the survey and have your child return the original (fax or email copies may not be sent) to their teacher no later than Thursday, November 16th.  

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid, please call 703-329-7750 or email or visit  Additional information about Impact Aid programs and grants is available on the U.S. Department of Education's website at DoED Impact Aid Programs. 

Have questions or need a ParentVue account? Contact Hilda Gomez Perez, Student Information Assistant/Registrar by email:

Have a ParentVue account, but need assistance? Complete this Help Request Form:

Chantilly High School Haunted House

CHS Haunted House

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Broncos Fun Run!

BFR by grade and time

Sign up to volunteer here!


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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