Brookfield News and Notes 10/27/2023

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News and Notes

Let's Celebrate Brookfield’s Outstanding Staff!

Nominations for the Brookfield Outstanding Employee Awards are NOW open!

Consider a teacher, principal, or other school staff member who has demonstrated exceptional work within the eligible categories. Submit your nomination by providing a short but specific explanation for your choice using the Google Form link below. (Estimated time it takes to complete one nomination: 10-15 minutes).

Winners will be celebrated at the school level and then go on to compete at the pyramid level! Those who win at pyramid level will move onto the district level!

 Window for nominations closes Friday, November 10! 

😊Nominate HERE😊

For any questions, please email your Awards Liaison, Vicky Stacy

November Events Hosted by the Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center (FRC) offers free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. The FRC is hosting the following events in November:

Click the links above to register for the events. For more information, visit the Family Resource Center webpage.

Bronco Block

BKES Bokfair

The bookfair is a highlight every year!

Family Fun Night

Family STEAM Night was such fun and we had nearly 100 families join us both nights- thanks for attending!

📊 Results of the 2022-23 Fairfax County Youth Survey

The Fairfax County Youth Survey provides insights into the behaviors and attitudes that affect the health and well-being of Fairfax County youth and includes survey data from Brookfield's sixth graders.

Most Fairfax County students reported they feel safe at their school. Overall, the percentage of students who reported risky behaviors continued to decrease in many areas including substance use, sexual activity, and aggressive and delinquent behavior. 

Mental health indicators including feelings of sadness/hopelessness, suicidal ideations, and suicide attempts also improved noticeably compared to 2021. Students who reported the recommended amount of physical activity increased compared to the prior year as well. 

Read more about the report’s findings, and find the full report on the county’s website.

Protective Factors Support Healthy Habits and Positive Choices

Results from the Fairfax County Youth Survey highlight the importance of students having three or more “protective factors.” Protective factors are individual, family-based, school-based, and community-based assets (such as participating in extracurricular activities, having parents available for help, or having teachers recognize good work) that support healthy habits and positive choices. Learn more about promoting positive outcomes

Survey data shows that students with at least three protective factors have a lower likelihood of reporting mental health challenges and engaging in a variety of risky behaviors, including substance and opioid abuse. These findings led to the development of the Three to Succeed program, which is being implemented divisionwide to educate FCPS students, families, and staff on the importance of protective factors and increasing the number of high school students with three or more of them.

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PTA Spirit Wear is on Sale!

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Last year's Spirit Shirts are now on sale for $5! No new stock will be ordered in this design. Sale pricing only applies to 2022-2023 Spirit Shirts.  

Clothing Drive

Brookfield ES PTA is collecting new or gently used winter clothing. Please donate coats, gloves, hats and shoes and drop them off at the Front Office. 

Awesome to the Core! Donations Needed.


Brookfield Elementary School PTA is asking for donations to Education Professionals' Day on November 16th. We are planning an apple themed snack table for the staff lounge.

If you can donate new, unopened containers of:

Caramel Sause (squeeze bottle)

Chocolate Sauce

White Chocolate

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate Chips


Graham Crackers





Please email to coordinate pick-up or drop off of donations.


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