Brookfield News and Notes 5/24/2024

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Memorial Day Holiday

M Day

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Library Reminder


Lost books are $5.00 and can be paid for with cash or a check made out to Brookfield ES.

Questions? Email Mrs. Gavin at  

Free Summer Park Activity for Students and Families

Puzzle Hunt

Fairfax County is hosting its first Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to

☀️ Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats.

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Bronco Block


Fourth grade enjoyed a trip to Jamestown.  Here Mrs. Cribby's class poses for a picture with the ship Susan Constant just visible in the background.


Jamestown -Mrs. Howard's Class and volunteers.


G3 Picnic

The third grade picnic was especially nice because it didn't rain!

📝 Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

📈 New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact [school registrar’s name] for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Chantilly Girls Summer Basketball camp

BB Camp

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Attention Sixth Grade Parents!


The 6th Grade Party is coming up on May 31 and we need your help to make it a success!

The teachers attend and help chaperone the kids but they do not plan, run, or decorate it so we need your help!

Each 6th grade class is in charge of bringing sides/drinks/desserts. The PTA provides the pizza. We are looking for volunteers to help with the party and for donations for the kids as we raffle off prizes!

Please note that the party is for 6th graders only (not for families).

Volunteers Needed for the Beach Party!


The end of year 6th Grade Party is a huge highlight for the students! They look forward to this the entire year and it's a great send-off from Brookfield! The theme for this year's party is Beach/Tropical. It will take place on Friday, May 31 in the cafeteria from 12:30-2:40 p.m. 

The teachers attend the party and help supervise the kids, but do not plan or setup/cleanup the party. This is completely parent-run! 

We need your help to make it a fun success!


Is Your Child Screen Ready?


Learn how to make this important decision during the PTA Connected: Ready, Tech, Go!™ workshop supported by AT&T on May 29th at 7:00pm in the Brookfield Library.

Brookfield Garden Clean-Up - Now June 8th



Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some trash bags, and make our garden sparkle!  Together we can make a difference! This is a great opportunity for student service hours!

  • When:  Saturday June 8, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
  • Where: Brookfield Elementary School Garden

End of Year Spirit Wear Reminder!

Brookfield Spirit Wear Info -

The last day to order Brookfield Spirit Wear for the 2023-2024 school year is May 29th, 2024!

Get your spirit wear for SCA School Spirit Day on June 12th!

Go to to order!


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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.