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Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Volunteers Needed for "Devlin Road" Elementary School Boundary Planning Committee
See the Web Announcement for details. 

Se necesitan voluntarios para formar el Comité de Planeamiento para los Límites de la Escuela Primaria "Devlin Road" (más información)


School Announcements
Bike Rodeo
Please enjoy these scenes from our Bike Rodeo on October 27th.

Panther Press for the week of October 27th
1st Annual BRES Kickball Tournament
On Saturday, November 8th the Bristow Run PTO will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Bristow Run Kickball Tournament. Registration forms, rules, and schedules can be found at kickballtournament.bristowrunes.schools.pwcs.edu. Registration deadline is Friday, October 31st. Questions regarding this exciting event can be directed towards bristowrunkickball@gmail.com. This event is open to the public as well and competitions will be formated by grade level pairings (K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, and 6th/7th/8th).
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.
Parental Overview of FITNESSGRAM Assessment
Please access the Parental Overview of FITNESSGRAM Assessment under communications on the Bristow Run Webpage or on my SchoolFusion page for more detailed information.

Note: Fitnessgram Assessment results (Pass/Fail) are not used in determining your child's Physical Education grade.
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS Month!
"Your students miss out on learning when they are absent, and we miss them when they are not at school."
    
Be a supporter of school attendance.  Check your student's attendance on PARENT PORTAL.  FIVE or more UAB (unexcused absences) or a total of 10 absences may result in an attendance referral to the Attendance Officer.  Be aware of school attendance rules and regulations. Click here to review Prince William County School Regulation 724-1 Attendance and Excuses.
"MAKE THE CONNECTION"

Regular Attendance = Academic Success
Constitution Day
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that "We the People" enjoy today.

WHAT IS CONSTITUTION DAY?

Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world."
Omega Man
Omega Man came to Bristow Run on Thursday, September 25th to tackle the issues of bullying, drugs, alcohol, violence, peer pressure, obesity and much more to motivate our youth toward exercising positive habits early in life. From elementary to high school, young people all over the nation have been challenged to "Be​ The H.E.R.O. in YOU! Helping Everyone Respect Others​ ​!​

 
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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Bucket Fillers
"Bucket Fillers" are those who help without being asked, give compliments, and generally spread kindness and good feelings to others. "Bucket Dippers" rob us of happy feelings by refusing to help with a task or by saying or doing cruel things. Our mission is to create a school of bucket fillers!  See the attached information to learn more about Bucket Filling at Bristow Run and how you can recognize your child! 
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!


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

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