Brookfield News and Notes 4/05/2024

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Register Today for the Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet School Lottery

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools — Hunters Woods, Bailey’s Primary, and Bailey’s Upper — provide enhanced learning programs in science, technology, and performing arts. Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open through Friday, April 12. Learn more about the schools, their programs, and locations

Register Today for the FCPS Family Summit

Registration is open for the FCPS Family Summit, which will take place on Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-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 theme — Safe, Supported, and Included — aligns with Goal 2 of FCPS’ 2023-30 Strategic Plan

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High school students volunteer to read with students at Broncos Readers Club, a weekly after school program designed to encourage reading.

Critical Thinking

Kindergarten students practice point of view to build their critical thinking skills. To take it even further, they discussed the multiple points of view friends can have on the same topic.

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

Attend a virtual information night to learn about Lexia on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discover how FCPS is integrating this program into the classroom to support student literacy growth. Tips for supporting students at home will also be shared. 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. 

⏰ 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. 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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PTA Heritage Night!

Heritage Night

When: April 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate what makes Brookfield so Special! Delicious Food, Heritage Displays, Store Time and Talent Show!

Informational Flyer will be sent home in Tuesday Folders.

Tech Time - After School Program

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Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, April 13th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

Future dates:

  • May 11th
  • June 8th

Join us for Field Day!

Field Day is Friday, 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.