Brookfield News and Notes 3/22/2024

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Upcoming Events

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Principals' Message

Admin team

Dear Brookfield Families,

It was wonderful to see many of you at the various science events early in the week. Thank you for spending your evening with us playing science games and checking out the amazing experiments that were conducted as a part of the PTA Science Fair! It is so exciting to see our students love for science and the incredible learning that can occur through play and experimentation.

Next week our students and staff will be staying home for Spring Break. We hope everyone enjoys time at home to play games, visit friends, and relax.  Our Brookfield staff is closing the office starting Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th. The office will reopen on Monday, April 1st.

We welcome our Broncos back to school on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Ellen Mukai

Anthony Ramakis

Margaret Sisler

News and Notes

Principal Mukai Requests Your Feedback

On Monday, March 18, Brookfield’s parents/guardians were 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!

Safe, Supported, and Included — the FCPS Family Summit 2024

The FCPS Family Summit will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Marshall High School. The conference will cover topics that are helpful for all families, such as social-emotional resources, along with a specially curated online component to provide supports for students with disabilities and their families. 

Some of the topics include raising resilient, independent children; forming meaningful connections with children; addressing big emotions; and the dangers of opioids and fentanyl. The conference is being planned by several FCPS offices in collaboration with the Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, Black Women’s Educational Alliance - DC Chapter, Hispanic Educators Association, and Asian Educators Association. 

This year’s theme is Safe, Supported, and Included, which aligns with Goal 2 of the FCPS Strategic Plan. More details will be available after spring break. 

🎨Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 5

Please save the date for the Chantilly Pyramid Art Show on April 5th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The art show will feature artworks from: Chantilly HS, Franklin MS, Rocky Run MS, Brookfield ES, Greenbriar East ES, Greenbriar West ES, Lees Corner, ES, Oak Hill ES, and Poplar Tree ES. 

Families are invited for fun activities and to view featured artwork. There will also be food trucks, so come hungry!

📖 Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend a virtual information night on Tuesday, April 9, to learn more about Lexia and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom to support student growth. Participants will also get tips for supporting their students at home. Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade. 

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Fourth graders went to the National Symphony Orchestra this week.  Judging by the smiles, it was a big hit!



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Some very interesting science projects this year at the Science Fair with some very interesting results!

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Advanced Academic Programs Spring Newsletters

The spring newsletter is available in English or Spanish.

⏰ Community Forums on Middle School Start Times

Fairfax County Public Schools is exploring options for adjusting middle school start times and invites the public to be part of the process. Prismatic Services, Inc., an educational consulting firm, will lead the forums. All forums will deliver the same presentation and provide the same feedback opportunities. Please attend the event that works best for your schedule: 

Registration is not required but does help with planning. Click one of the dates above to register. Language interpretation and childcare will be provided. Learn more about the project exploring middle school start times.  

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Tech Time - After School Program

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PTA Spring After School Clubs

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Not Just Dance:

Let's Draw:

High Kicks:


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Financial assistance is available.



Brookfield Office Hours

Brookfield's office will also be closed during Spring Break March 25th - March 29th. The office will reopen on Monday, April 1st.

Join us for 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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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.