Brookfield News and Notes 3/01/2024

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Read Across America is Monday, March 4th

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Read Across America will be celebrated at Brookfield on Monday, March 4!

Highlights will be:

  • Pajamas encouraged as we cozy up to read lots of books!

  • Guest Readers will visit classrooms to read to classes.

  • Classroom visits from therapy dogs LJ & Maui

Do You Know Where FCPS Funding Comes From?

The majority of FCPS funding is requested from the Fairfax County government, which generates its revenue from real estate and personal property taxes. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides the next largest source of revenue to FCPS through state aid and sales tax. The rest of the funding comes from a variety of sources, including federal aid and tuition for non-county residents. (The numbers above represent the FY 2025 proposed school operating fund in millions.)

FCPS does not have the authority to impose taxes and may only charge fees where the Commonwealth of Virginia has granted specific authority. Learn more about FCPS’ FY 2025 Advertised Budget.

✅ Look for the FCPS Family Engagement Survey This Sunday


Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

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Fourth graders build models of the ocean floor from clay that include key features like continental shelf and slope.


🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Our school typically conducts kindergarten registration events, including orientation, in the spring. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

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Talent Show - April 19th!

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Get ready to unleash your individual or group talent!

Sign-up Flyers for the PTA's Heritage Night and Talent Show will be sent home in student's Tuesday Folders.

Auditions: March 21st

Rehearsals: April 4, 11 & 18th

Students must attend at least one rehearsal and be able to attend the Talent Show on April 19th.

The Bees Will THANK YOU!


Support the PTA and shop Garden for Wildlife for native plants. Shop HERE!

Science Fair


Science Fair is Tuesday, March 19th. The deadline to sign-up is March 12th.

FREE Tri-fold presentation boards will be sent home with students who sign-up.

Want to be a judge at Science Fair or have questions? Email:


Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be this Saturday, March 9th from 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future Dates:

  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8

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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.