Brookfield News and Notes 3/15/2024

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News and Notes

Congratulations Amy Yoham!


Congratulations to Amy Yoham, one of  Brookfield's Office Assistants, who has been selected as Region 5's Outstanding Operational Employee Nominee. Ms. Yoham will represent Region 5 in the FCPS Outstanding Awards ceremony taking place later this spring.

Principal Mukai Requests Your Feedback

On Monday, March 18, Brookfield’s parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Spring Break

We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!

This student holiday will run from Monday, March 25th - Tuesday, April 2nd.

Students will return to school on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Brookfield's office will also be closed during Spring Break and will resume business on Monday, April 1st.

SOL Save the Date!

The integrated reading/writing SOL test for fifth graders is scheduled for Thursday, March 21st. More information is available on the
SOL assessments webpage.

Be prepared and do your best!

New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces

FCPS has developed Regulation 1502 to ensure all students and staff have reasonable accommodation and access to meditation and silent reflection spaces within the school division. The regulation provides guidance for schools on how to manage requests for silent reflection during instructional and non-instructional time, and for students to leave school for religious activities.

These spaces are for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or silent reflection, inclusive of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Parents/caregivers must provide written permission for students requesting to miss instructional time on a regular basis. Families are encouraged to contact Margaret Sisler at regarding accommodations. View Regulation 1502. Visit FCPS' Guidelines for Religious Activities webpage for more.

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Lego Club

The Lego robotics club session was enjoyed by both students and their families.


Check out third graders learning how to program their own rock, paper, scissors game using blockchain coding on MicroBits! 

Literacy event

Families of our first grade students joined us for breakfast and to learn more about literacy. The best part was inviting them into the classroom to read with their child.

🩹 Measles Is Preventable

Measles is making headlines as the number of cases nationwide has topped 40, with three confirmed cases in people living in or traveling through the National Capital Region. 

The good news is that measles is preventable through vaccination! Vaccines help teach the immune system how to defend against germs, helping to build up natural defenses. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Visit the Fairfax County Health Department website to find out more about measles.

Extended Hours at Immunization Clinics

To help parents/caregivers obtain vaccinations for their children, the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) will offer immunization clinics with extended hours:

Parents/caregivers should make an appointment but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 703-246-7100 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about vaccinating your child and find community resources to support their health and well-being. 

Note: All students enrolling in public and private schools in Virginia are required to be adequately immunized per the Code of Virginia.

🏅 Nominations Open for First Class Award for Inclusion

The Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) is seeking nominations for the First Class Awards. The awards are presented annually to educators, administrators, and students who support, design, and/or implement inclusion activities that result in positive outcomes for students. The ACSD will recognize award winners at the Family Summit on Saturday, April 20

Nominate an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to inclusive practices in Fairfax County Public Schools by Friday, March 22. Email with questions.

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Science Fair is March 19th!

Science Fair

Join BKES PTA and see the amazing Science Fair displays by our students before Science Night!

PTA Community Meeting!

March Meeting

PTA Community Meeting, Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Brookfield ES Library.

Talent Show !

Talent Show

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.

Spring After School Clubs

Spring Clubs

Sign up links:

Not Just Dance:

Let's Draw:

High Kicks:


Tech Time:

Financial assistance is available.

Questions? Email:

Pre-order your native plant garden now, save time and money later!


Help us grow!

Native plants are perennials with deep root systems that come back more abundant every year - costing less than annuals over time!

You can shop using our unique sales link:

Spring Break Basketball Camp

BB Camp


Boys' spring break basketball camp will take place March 25th - March 28th in the evenings.  The camp will be at Chantilly High School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during spring break. 

Register through the QR code or email Coach Rodney Carmichael for more information -


✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey Today!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Survey results will help us to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our school community. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy 
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey is available in 10 languages. Please check your email for a message from FCPS partner, K12 Insight, with a link to the survey or access the survey now. Your voice matters!

Family Science Night

Family Science Night will be held in the Brookfield Elementary School Gym on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. after the Science Fair.  Come try different hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math from the Children’s Science Center Lab.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.  Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, discovery and science learning!

Join us for Field Day!

Field Day

Field Day is Coming April 12th 2024!

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades - 8:00-10:35pm

1st and 2nd grades - 12:15-2:30pm

*Kindergarten - 1:15-2:25pm

Field Day is almost here!  We need your help to make it a success.  Please consider volunteering for a few hours using the Sign Up Genuis links below.  (*Kindergarten and pre-school will have their Field Day from 1:15-2:25pm.  The specialists will be running their stations, so we do not need volunteers, but please feel free to come and watch!)

Volunteers, please arrive at 8am for grades 3-6; and 12:15pm for grades 1-2.  Games will start at 8:30am and 12:45pm but we would like you here 30 minutes beforehand so you can have a chance to learn how your station will run.  Thank you!

Any questions, please contact Cindy Barker at

Volunteers for grades 5-6 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 3-4 - sign up here

Volunteers for grades 1-2 - sign up here

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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.