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PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Technology Changing This Year's Grade 6 Math SOL Test
Read more. La tecnología introduce cambios a los exámenes SOL de matemáticas de sexto grado para este año. Más información. Trắc nghiệm SOL Toán Học Lớp 6 Thay đổi theo Công nghệ. Hãy xem them.





 
School Announcements
All Virginia Elementary Chorus
All Virginia Elementary Chorus will take place on March 28th in Culpepper, Virginia at Eastern View High School. Mrs. Maletick and eight of our Bristow Run fifth graders will represent our school.

Kaylah Conrad, JD Petro, Sophie Aram, Jaida Guevara, Alice Roberts, Daniella Owusu , Elin Bejoy and Maryam Khalil will join with 200 students from the state of Virginia. A free concert will be performed at 4:30.

Congratulations to these students. We know you will represent Bristow Run with Pride.
 
SOL testing schedule
The latest SOL testing schedule has been posted in the SOL Testing and Assessment section of the website.
Spring Break Reading Challenge ~ Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
Keep track of your reading over Spring Break using Uncle Slam's Reading Bookmark!
* Read 4 books between March 28, 2015 and April 25, 2015
* Fill out the bookmark completely
* Run the Bases with Uncle Slam!

Bring your bookmark to the Potomac Nationals game on Sunday, April
26th and receive 2 free tickets!


 
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. Please rest, relax, and enjoy your time off with your families and friends. We look forward to seeing you back here on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 ~~ Mrs. Parker and Mr. Baldwin ~~


 
Make Reading a Part of Your Family's Spring Break!
Spring Break is around the corner for many of us, and whether your family is relaxing at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or spending time on the home front, Spring Break can -- and should -- be a time for reading. And fun reading at that! Inviting children to help with Spring Break travel planning is an often-overlooked opportunity for reading. Together, research and read about where you plan to go, having your child help with decision-making when it comes to restaurants, activities, and travel ideas.

While traveling, opportunities for reading are abundant. Street signs, maps, menus, travel guides, and brochures offer tons of reading material for families with readers of every level. Pick these up whenever possible because they not only make great souvenirs but they can help your child with post-travel writing!

Don’t fret if you're not going anywhere this Spring Break; reading can be made fun even on your "Staycation". Often we neglect the spots in our own hometown that other people travel miles to see. Take a day to visit the places of interest near you -- even if you've driven by them a thousand times. Give yourself time to read the fliers and historic information in and around the building, and talk to the tour guide or docent. Encourage your family to listen and ask questions.

Click here to download the reading calendar.

 
Panther Press for the week of March 30th
Sensory Friendly Films
Sensory Friendly Films is a program that plays movies that are designed to provide a more inclusive environment for people with sensory-related disabilities such as Autism.

Sensory Friendly means that the lights are turned up, the volume level of the movie is turned down, people are allowed to get out of the seats and move/wiggle, and shout/sing during the movie.

These showings are sometimes the only way that some kids/adults are able to see movies together as a family. The first sensory friendly film will be the movie Home on March 29th at 10:00 am.

Click here for more information.



 
2nd Annual Kids' Run
The 2nd Annual Kids' Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am. If you and/or your child would like to sign up for this race, please contact your child's teacher for a paper registration. The run will be about 1 mile and start at the front of the school, go out along Worthington Drive (one lane blocked off and PWC Police assisting) and turn around at the Braided Stream intersection to come back to school. Participants will receive a tee shirt with their entry as they are available (guarenteed for those who register before March 27th). The first 100 registrants will recieve a free Fun Fair punch card compliments of the PTO. After this exciting, active events our PTO sponsored Fun Fair will begin at 11:00am. Come join us for this exciting day at Bristow Run Elementary School! Any questions, or if you know a company that would be willing to donate to this event, please contact Scott Baldwin at baldwisl@pwcs.edu
Pasta Dinner!
Bristow Run is proud to announce that we will be holding a pasta dinner on Friday, April 17th from 5:30pm-8:00pm. All funds will support literacy development at BRES. Cost is $5 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family. Free admission to the dinner to all 5K participants! Don't miss out on the Friday Fun...it is a great way to start the weekend festivities!
Panther Pride 5K

The 3rd Annual Panther Pride 5K scheduled for Saturday, April 18th with a start time of 8:00am. The festivities begin on Friday night, April 17th, with a Pasta Dinner ($5/person; $25/family max) and Packet Pickup from 5:00-8:00pm. If you would like to sign up for this race, please click HERE (5K only). Participants will receive a tee shirt with their entry if registered by March 27th (more available on first come, first serve basis at registration). Support literacy and learning at BRES by participating in this fun, yet competitive event! If you have any questions, or if you know a company that would be willing to donate to this event, please contact Scott Baldwin at baldwisl@pwcs.edu

 

Coding in the classroom
Language is an integral part of any student's learning, and at Bristow run Mrs. Kingston's 2nd grade class is learning the language of computers.

Learning to "code" is not just about getting a job in the computer programming industry. In this day and age technology is a fundamental part of a child's life. Although not all students in a science class become scientists, that knowledge helps them understand the world we live in and makes them a more rounded person. In much the same way, “coding” will help students understand how a computer works. Coding trains the mind to analyze problems and teaches problem solving skills. But it’s more than simply learning to solve problems. Students learn to be detail oriented.

Although Bristow Run’s instructional Technologist Mr. Painter has taught short introductory coding lessons to other grade levels, this is the first time he has instructed a whole class in the code.org programming curriculum, and he would like to build off of this to offer coding to more students at Bristow Run.

 
4th grade Williamsburg field trip rescheduled
The March 6th field trip to Williamsburg for 4th grade has been rescheduled to May 12th. More information will follow.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration is April 9th from 10 am to 5 pm and then again on April 23rd from 9 am to 3 pm in the gym area of Bristow Run Elementary School. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who might have rising kindergarten students. 

There are Registration packets available in the Front Office, please feel free to pick up one any time Monday through Friday (except holidays) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. If you pick up a packet and fill it out at home then bring it along with the following on one of the registration dates, it will expedite your time with us.
 
You will need the following in order to complete registration and for the student to be considered Enrolled:
 
Student's Original Birth Certificate (copies are not permitted)
Student's Social Security Card (copies are not permitted)
Student's Physical (this must be dated within one year of the student starting school in Virginia)
Student's Immunization Record (student must have 4 DPT and 4 Polio vaccines, 3 Hep B'S, 2 MMR's and 2 Varicella vaccines.
Three Proofs of Residency: 1 Proof of Residency needs to be the Sales or Lease Contract on your house, which must be in our boundary area.

You will also need any 2 of the following:
 
Driver's License - with current address on it which indicates that you reside in BRES boundary
Utility Bill for home in BRES boundary
Car Registration with current address of home in BRES boundary
Personal Property Tax Bill with current address of home in BRES boundary
Voter Registration Card with current address of home in BRES boundary

Please note that school starts on: August 31, 2015 this year. 

Please contact Cindy Luttrell at:  luttrecl@pwcs.edu with any questions.
SOL Test Schedule
Please click on the link to view the most recent draft of the SOL Testing Schedule for May/June 2015.
Click here to view.

 
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. 
Car Line Reminders (AM and PM)
Our new car line has done wonders for the flow of traffic and in getting our buses in to school on time.  Please remember a few key points outlined below to ensure everyone's safety and quick entry/exit from school grounds:
  • -Please remember to form two lanes in the morning and afternoon around the loop.
  • -Please be courteous...at the merge point near the cones, please alternate like you would on a "normal" highway with a merge area (like a zipper!).
  • -The morning car line starts around 8:40 am. You will notice some vans from area daycares there as they are on a strict schedule for drop off in the mornings.
  • -Please make sure that student’s exit the vehicle on the right side and that you are close to a curb before allowing your student to exit the vehicle. 
  • -For safety reasons, please remain in your vehicle at all times. 
  • -Make sure to use your blinker while merging.
  • -And lastly, please be sure to pull all the way down to the end of the sidewalk before allowing your student to exit the vehicle.
Thank you for taking your time to ensure not only your own safety, but the safety of our students as they are arriving and being dismissed each day.
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.
 
Twitter: Facebook:
@BristowRunES Bristow Run Elementary




 
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

877.444.5014.

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 http://pwcs.menus.schoolfusion.us/. 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

Vulcan Materials continues to support Bristow Run
Vulcan Materials Company, with the help of Chris Carroll, has been a partner of Bristow Run Elementary School for some time now. They have assisted in projects, educating our children, donation of goods and services, and much more. This year, like last year, they are donating not only labor to help revitalize our Global Garden, but many items such as mulch, hoses, timers, a rain gauge, and more! We are very appreciative of all this help as we continue to strive to make our Global Garden yet another learning environment for our students. Thank you Vulcan Quarry!


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