Brookfield News and Notes 5/31/2024

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Careers with the Federal Aviation Administration

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Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration visited with students in fourth and fifth grade to share information on aviation careers. Students practiced angles for landing an airplane and building planes and circuits!

Health Room Notice

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than 2:00 pm, student dismissal time, on the last day of school, June 12. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student their medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, Anaysha Bloom, at 703-814-8710, or your school public health nurse, Reggie Santiago, at 571-460-9581.

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning Opportunities - Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

💪 Let's Finish the School Year Strong!

Student attendance is important all year, up to the last day of school. Attendance affects student performance and school accreditation. See how to:

  • Check your child’s attendance record.
  • Help your student stay engaged at school.
  • Report future absences.
  • Understand the FCPS school calendar.


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Animal 1

Last Friday, first grade shared their Animal Presentations with their families and classes from around the school.  There were bobcats, bears, dinosaurs and many smiling faces!

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PreK Musical

Family and friends of Ms. Dominick's and Mrs. Benner's Pre-Kindergarten classes were treated to Brookfield's inaugural Pre-K Bee Musical.  The place was buzzing!

Rocky Run Spanish Speaking Family Night for Rising Seventh Graders

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On Thursday, we had a great Spanish-speaking parent night for our rising 7th graders.  Our families heard about life at middle school, including information about our bell schedule, academics, rock time, afterschool programs, and support within the school. They also received the book “Como Hablar para que los Adolescentes Escuchen y Como Escuchar para que los Adolescents Hablen” (How to talk so teens will listen and listen so teens will talk)  and will be participating in a book club later in the month. 

☎️ Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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Brookfield Garden Clean-Up - June 8th


Let's roll up our sleeves, grab some track 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


Free Food Giveaway - Fresh Foods and Pantry Staples

The final monthly free food distribution held by a community partner will be on Saturday, June 8th 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while supplies last at Brookfield Elementary School.

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