Bristow Run ES Panther Press

May 2022

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Dear Panther Families,


As we prepare to end the year, I want to make sure to thank our Panther Families for your support and dedication this year. This was a challenging year returning after a full year of interrupted learning due to the pandemic. We started the year with many restrictions, but fortunately ended the year with class picnics, field trips, recess with all classes, and a promotion ceremony for our 5th graders! It’s so exciting to have some “normal” activities to look forward to as we end the year.


I am excited to share that this summer our building will start a full renovation project that will last 15 months! Our building will be closed this summer as contractors work to update our front entrance, office spaces, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. We will also be adding an auxiliary gym out back by the kindergarten wing. We will continue to work on our new learning garden space outside the library. Parents can still reach us over the summer by calling the Bristow Run number (703-753-7741). Please continue to check our school webpage for updates! Class supply lists and dates for Open House in August will be posted soon.


I would like to thank the Bristow Run school community for all the kind emails, cards, and recognition this past week as I was recognized as Principal of the Year for PWCS. I am so thankful to work with the best students, staff, and parent community. Thank you for trusting me with your most valuable treasure – your child! I promise to always give them my best!


With Heartfelt Thanks,

Mrs. Jeck

Student Placement for 2022-23 School Year

As we are closing out this year, we are also planning for the 2022-23 school year. With all the planning, we have to consider student placement for next year. I value and appreciate parent feedback on the type of learning environment in which you feel your child may learn best. Specific teacher requests are not part of the form on purpose, but we do like to match up the characteristics of a teacher with what you believe your child needs. The form will be open until Friday, June 3. Thank you in advance for your input.


Click below purple button below to access the form.

https://tinyurl.com/BRESplacement


If are not planning on having your student return next year please go to your Parent Vue account at the end of the year and complete the Withdrawal form. Thank you!

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!

Kindergarten online registration for the 2022-23 school year, and is followed up with an in-person registration appointment.


Parents whose students are currently enrolled in any PWCS preschool program (preschool or special education) do not need to complete the online kindergarten registration process. Instead, they should contact the registrar for the school where their student will attend for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.


If you have any questions about kindergarten registration, don't hesitate to get in touch with Bristow Run's registrar, Susie Pierce. PierceSC@pwcs.edu

Online Tutoring Available

All PWCS students now have access to free online tutoring 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Through our partnership with Paper, every student has unlimited access to trained tutors to ask questions, work through problems, get feedback on their writing, and grow their confidence.


Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether you’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions for your essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in all subjects and more than four languages.


Click the link below for additional information on accessing the free tutoring services.

https://www.pwcs.edu/departments/Instructional_technology/paper

Garden Update

This has been a very exciting month for our school garden! The wood for our giant chalkboard wall is up and will soon be painted with chalkboard paint. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, two of three of our garden beds are filled with perennial plants such as Coneflowers, Peonies, Baptisia, and more. Perennials are a type of plant that come back every year. We can't wait to see these flowers bloom. Our future garden plans include a beautiful mural, a rock river, mulching paths to walk through the garden, and more planting. Stay tuned for our next garden workday!

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Watch D.O.G.S. Dad's of Great Students!

Let’s Bring WATCH D.O.G.S Back in 2022-23!


Are you interested in being the “Top Dog” at BRES? The Top Dog will work directly with the administration to relaunch our Watch DOG program! Curious what the program does? It works by encouraging fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Fathers and father figures sign up to volunteer through a ‘Launch Event’ this September! WatchDOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students as needed.


What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


If interested in the Top DOG position, please contact Mrs. Jeck via email at jeckrc@pwcs.edu

Important Information & Dates

Lost & Found Items

Lost and Found bins are overflowing. Please come by and check the tables by the office. All left over Lost and Found items will be donated in June.

Library Books are DUE!

Please start searching for any missing books!

Book Fair is HERE!

The Book Fair will be here June 6-10!

It will be open from 9:15-3:00 daily and 4:00-6:00 Wednesday, June 8th.

Picnic Dates

Thursday, June 9 - 1st Grade Picnic from 2-3 PM

Friday, June 10 - 2nd Grade Picnic from 11:30 to 12:30

Friday, June 10 - 4th Grade Picnic from 12:40 to 1:40

Thursday, June 9th: 5th-grade Promotion Ceremony

The 5th-grade Promotion Ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym.

Last Day of School for Students: June 15th

This will be a half-day with dismissal at 11:50.

The students will have lunch provided to them that day.

Summer School Information

If you need help with enrolling your student for Summer School or PWCS Summer Enrichment, please open the following links:

CAMP INFORMATON

PWCS Summer Performing Arts Enrichment

Summer Performing Arts Enrichment is a 2 week immersive program for students interested in music and theater. It is open to students currently enrolled in grades 2-8. Please see the attachments for more information and how to register.
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PWCS Discovery Summer School Enrichment Programs

These ELA courses are tuition-free, four-day camps in July at various locations throughout the county.

Camps offered are:

  • Picture-Perfect STEM Camp Kindergarten
  • Picture-Perfect STEM Camp Grades 1-2
  • Picture-Perfect STEM Camp Grades 3-5
  • Reader's Theatre Camp Grades 2-3
  • Reader's Theatre Camp Grades 4-5

Jr. Jazzercise Haymarket Fitness Camp

For rising 3rd-6th graders who want to dance and make friends. Jr. Jazzercise Camp is for boys and girls who love to dance and move. We’ll learn about health, fitness, and confidence through choreographed dances and team building activities. No dance experience needed! Camp leaders are licensed school teachers and certified Jazzercise instructors.

Camp Invention: Piney Branch Elementary

Piney Branch Elementary school will host a one-week Camp Invention during the week of June 27th-July 1st. This camp encourages growth mindset and social-emotional growth with a deep focus on STEM activities.

https://www.summercamps.com/camp/camp-invention-at-piney-branch-elementary-school-virginia/

Please Join Bristow Run Elementary Facebook Group

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