Brookfield News and Notes 11/10/2023

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Upcoming Events

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  • 13-14 - Brookfield Spirit Night at Paisano's
  • 15 -PTA Meeting and Wellness Workshop
  • 22-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Principal's Message

Admin Team

Dear Brookfield Families,

We have had a fabulous first quarter! There is much to celebrate, and we encourage you to ask your child what they are most proud of accomplishing.  We also want to recognize the incredible work of our teachers and staff. They make Brookfield a wonderful place to learn and grow.

We were delighted to host many of you for parent conferences last week. As parent conferences continue, we request that you bring your hopes and dreams regarding your child’s education to share with their teacher. We care so much for your children and hope to continue to build partnerships with you to support their growth and development.

Next Wednesday (11/15/23) is our second PTA meeting of the year. We’re offering a parent workshop on Student Wellness and the Zones of Regulation (details below) prior to the meeting. We hope you will come and learn more about all the great things happening at our school!

Hope to see you soon,

Ellen Mukai

Anthony Ramakis

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes

Educate Fairfax Announces Brookfield Art Program as Grant Winner

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Congratulations to Brookfield’s art teachers, Ms. McKay and Ms. Gong, who submitted a grant proposal that was awarded by Educate Fairfax.

The proposal’s goal is to teach Brookfield’s students about art-related careers from experts working in their field. Students will initiate a pen pal exchange with artists to learn about their work. At the end of the school year, students will create an art piece inspired by what they learned from this exchange. We are very excited to see the ways this proposal inspires our students – now and in the future.

Congratulations, again, to our art teachers!

Join us for a Wellness Workshop!

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Join us on November 15th at 6:30 P.M. for an interactive experience to learn more about Wellness supports at Brookfield including the Zones of Regulation, Calm Corners, Wellness and Brain Lab!  PTA meeting to follow.

Click Here to Register

Learn More about the Workshop Activities

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Regarding student attendance, we are seeing an increase in children being out of school for multiple days and weeks at a time. While we understand that our students have families that live all over the world, we also know that the impact on your child's learning is significant when they are not in school. There is no amount of reading, writing, or math that will make up for core instruction that is missed each day during their absence. As the holidays approach, it is important that you know we will be teaching and assessing students through the last day before the Thanksgiving holiday and Winter Break.  

Please be sure your child attends school every day this holiday season so your child is not in a position where they will need to catch-up on assignments and learning time missed. Our priority will always be your child's academic, social, and emotional success in school, and their daily attendance in class every day makes a big difference.

Thank you for all you do to prioritize your child's education in our partnership. We appreciate you!

Thank You Voters! 2023 School Bond Referendum Passed

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Thank you to the Fairfax citizens who supported the 2023 Bond Referendum. Some of the money from the bond vote is expected to fund the next phase of our school’s construction project. 

Roughly 67% of those voting in the 2023 election supported the $435 million bond referendum, continuing a long history of support of school bond approvals in Fairfax County. 

Stay engaged as we build our future. Keep up-to-date on construction and capital improvements across FCPS by visiting our Capital Improvement Project webpage. 

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Veterans Day

Mrs. Zarybnisky’s fifth grade classroom is visited by her husband, Colonel Zarybnisky, in a Veterans Day event that was live streamed to the whole school.

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Brookfield's band is working hard on their Winter Concert!

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Reminder:  Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Moonhee Doan ( or Sally Chadbourn ( no later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

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Brookfield Spirit Night at Paisano's

Spirit Night

New Brookfield PTA Spirit Shirts are now available!

New PTA Shirts

Orders placed online will be delivered to teacher's mailboxes.

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
  • M&Ms
  • Graham Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Sprinkles
  • Nutella
  • Apples

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

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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