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Important SOL information below to include a revised schedule and information on expedited retakes!
Upcoming Events
School Announcements
Panther Press for the week of May 25th
Camp Invention 2015
Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Join us as we celebrate our 25th year of reinventing summer fun! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time disassembling electronics to create something new and taking part in high-energy games! Lessons explore connections between science, technology and innovation. Discounts are available, so register today! Visit or call 800.968.4332 for information.
Celebrate Calm(tm)

10 ways to stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling by Kirk Martin.

Monday June 8th - 7-9 PM
Tuesday June 9th - 9-10:30 AM
Glenkirk Elementary 

More information here.
Congratulations Mr. Baldwin
Congratulations Mr. Baldwin on his recent appointment as Principal at Round Elementary in Manassas City Schools effective July 1, 2015.
Thank you for all that you've done for Bristow Run.  Best wishes on your new journey.  We'll always consider you a Panther and we know that your Panther Pride will be hard to hide.
You loved them in Dunk Tank One!
Wait until you see Dunk Tank Two:The Score! If the school collectively scores 85% or more on our Math and Reading SOLs and you get to see Mrs. Parker and Mr. Baldwin in the dunk tank.

Bristow Run Panthers ROCK THE TEST!

Words and vocals by Jennifer McIntyre
STEM Night a huge success!
We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that participated in STEM Night, held on April 23rd.  We appreciate all of the organizations that shared an array of fun activities, experiments, displays, exhibits, and models.  The planetarium, Robotics Club, Lego Club, Discover and Explore Science Center, Micron, Aviation Ed., DJ equipment (Mr. Bohman), science experiments, and math games were the big highlights of the night!! We couldn’t have done it without our great staff, math committee, and volunteers.  We are proud to say it was a huge success and we are looking forward to next year!!

Bristow Run SOL Testing Schedule Updated
There have been recent changes to the SOL testing schedule due to VDOE udpates. Please click on the calendar below to view testing information. If your child will miss a scheduled SOL, please let your child's teacher know as soon as possible.
Click here to view.
Expedited Retake Parental Consent forms and most recent SOL calendar posted.
New Virginia Department of Education guidelines allow students an opportunity for students who have been performing on grade level throughout the year and score between a 375-399 to possibly retake their SOL test. Please click on the link below for more information. This information will also come home to parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers in the near future.

Click here to view the files on the SOL testing and assessment page.
Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics grant.
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Lisa Muras, a representative from the Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NVAND) presented the Bristow Run Horticulture Club with a garden grant for the school garden.  NVAND awarded a total of twenty small grants to schools with existing gardens that produce at least one edible plant each year.  This organization of dietitians wants to increase awareness of eating healthy and excite children about fruits and vegetables. 

The grant will be used to finish installing plant materials in the story book garden.  Please come visit our school garden and check out the NVAND sponsorship sign located in the sensory garden bed.  Thank you to NVAND for helping our garden grow!
More sensory-friendly movies.
There are two local sensory-friendly movies playing this weekend.

Potomac Mills 18 Theater in Woodbridge is playing Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 at 10 am on Saturday, April 25th.

Regal Virginia Gateway Theater in Gainesville is playing Monkey Kingdom at 10 am on Sunday, April 26th.

Due to the great showing in the Regal theater in Gainesville last month, they have now extended these sensory-friendly movies into the upcoming months! I was there and it was amazing to see and hear all of the families that took advantage of this opportunity, many of which I could tell would never have gone to the regular movies together otherwise!

Thank you so much for spreading this to families that may want to go to these movies! 

Below is the upcoming schedules at the two theaters.

Potomac Mills 18 Theater in Woodbridge has a schedule online for the rest of the year. They run their sensory-friendly movies on the last Saturday of the month at 10 am. 

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC Theatres - In Partnership with the Autism Society
In Partnership with the Autism Society, We Bring AMC Sensory Friendly Films to Families Affected by Autism on a Monthly Basis to Select Communities.

Regal Virginia Gateway Theater in Gainesville is scheduled for the last Sunday of each month at 10 am. 

Panther Pride 5K
Thanks to everyone who came out to make our Panther Pride 5K and Kids' Run such a great success! We had a beautiful day for our event and are already planning for next year. If you are interesting in a Panther Pride shirt, please call the office for more details.
Summer Camp Guide
To check out the 2015 summer camp guide for PWC listed by the parks, please click on the following link:

Online registration starts March 6, 2015.
Dear Bristow Run Family
Congratulations to students, staff and families for our 13th year of School of Excellence. I am so proud of all of our hard work and dedication to ensure our students' success.

 ~~ Mrs. Parker and Mr. Baldwin ~~

Want to know more about our Counseling Department?
Pawing our way to fitness
Bristow Run Families: Stay active at home by completing this workout. Return the paw and have it displayed at school!
Complete at least one activity from each of the four sections. Color in the corresponding toe on the panther paw to track your fitness. Remember to follow the repetition guideline that you learned in PE. K & 1st grade should follow the lowest number. 2nd & 3rd grade should follow the middle number. 4th & 5th grade should follow the highest number. Once you have completed each paw, fill it out completely and turn it in to your teacher!
Parent Directions: Please save this paper so that your student will know which exercises to complete. After this, only blank paws will be sent home to complete.

Download the forms here.
Spelling Bee Winners
The Bristow Run spelling bee was a great success. Students 1-5 competed against others in their own grade level. Then the winners for each grade level had a final spelling bee. Carter, Auburn, Haylee, Lillybeth and Elin were a supportive and rewarding group of spellers. Congratulations go out to Lillybeth as our Bristow Run Champion!!!
She will compete in March in the PWC spelling Bee. 
Join Us Online

Did you know that you can keep up with Bristow Run Elementary School using our Twitter account and Facebook page? All school wide announcements are automatically mirrored to these services, and we hope to add more in the future.
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2014–15 Student Accident Insurance—Enrollment Opens July 1
Student accident insurance is becoming more and more important to families due to lack of other insurance for their children, or having major medical plans with ever increasing deductibles and co-insurance requirements. Student accident insurance will be available July 1 for parents to enroll their students for the next year. Markel (PWCS student accident insurance provider) has an electronic enrollment process through the Markel Web site or by calling


This Web site allows parents to:

• View all of the coverage and premium options;
• Review a “Frequently Asked Questions” section; and
• Purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of what they purchased.

Application for free and reduced meal prices
Dear Parent or Guardian:

Meals are available for free or reduced prices for eligible students in Prince William County Public Schools. In order to receive these benefits, you must apply for meal assistance every year. Applications filed last year are only good for the first few days of school. Children from households that meet Federal Income Guidelines shown in the attached letter are eligible for a minimum of reduced price meals.

In prior years, this application packet was mailed to your home. This year in an effort to make the application process more efficient, application information has been attached to this email to any parent or guardian who has an email address on file with the child’s school.

For the fastest way to apply for free and reduced price meal benefits for your child, you can apply online by Online applications are typically processed within 48 hours of submission. If you prefer, you can print out the attached application and return it to:

School Food and Nutrition Services

P.O. Box 389

Manassas, VA 20108

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