Bristow Run ES Panther Press

October 2021

2021-2022 Back to School Message From Superintendent, Dr. LaTanya D. McDade & Chairman At Large, Dr. Babur Lateef

2021-22 Welcome Back To School Message

Information from School Nurse: Mrs. Antonucci

Just as a reminder:

Parents are asked to evaluate their students for symptoms of illness each day before sending them to school. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please do not send them to school: fever greater than or equal to 100.4, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of taste or smell, sore throat, nasal congestion/nasal discharge, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, fatigue, chills, or headache. ** If your child has 2 or more of these symptoms, they must be seen by a Dr and receive a clearance note before they return to school. **

If your child becomes sick at school with any Covid-19 and/or influenza-like symptoms that cannot be attributed to another known diagnosis, you will be called and asked to take your child home. Your child will need to be evaluated by a physician and cleared for return to school. Based on your child’s symptoms, if the physician feels a Covid test is warranted, I will need a copy of the test results for your child’s attendance record.

If your child has been exposed to someone who has tested positive and it's been determined that he/she is a close contact, your child will need to quarantine at home. The guidelines we follow for quarantining have been established by Prince William Health District. If your child is a close contact, please call me so I can review these options with you.

Please be sure all phone numbers on your child’s emergency card are accurate and up to date. Notify the school immediately should your contact information change.

Please call or email me with questions or to provide medical updates regarding your child. It is also helpful to include me in any emails you send to your child’s teacher regarding their illness and absence.

Beth Antonucci, RN

571-222-9875 (clinic)

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Walk to School Day: Tuesday, October 12th

Please join us on Tuesday, October 12th, as we join children and adults at schools around the world in celebration of International Walk to School Day!

We have a large group of walkers at Bristow Run and would like to celebrate by walking to school on this special day. If you walk to school with your child, feel free to take some pictures on your way to share. Please email pictures to Mrs. Francis and Mr. Nenni, and they will post them at school to share with students. We will also be sending home a scavenger hunt through canvas that students can do as well on their walk. All students will be celebrating this special day. Students who ride the bus or are car riders will walk the school grounds before school to participate. On Monday, October 11th, we will notify families should we need to reschedule due to inclement weather. Thanks for supporting our Bristow Run PE program!

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Technology Update: Digital Citizenship

Teachers have been busy learning about new technologies With Mr. Painter, Ms. Foelsch, and Mrs. Tucker. They now have access to a graphics design app called Canva and Padlet, a neat way to interact with students. Ms. Foelsch and Mr. Painter hoped to do an art lesson with Canva soon with 3rd through 5th grade.

Mr. Painter will be going into classrooms in the coming weeks to discuss digital citizenship. In a nutshell, digital citizenship is how we keep ourselves safe, secure and behave properly when interacting with technology. Parents can support this effort at home by stressing the following things.

1. If you ever see or read anything online that makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened, tell a teacher or a parent immediately.

2. Always be respectful to others online. Do not threaten or harass others.

3. Only use your school accounts for school business.

Canvas Training Zoom for Parents: Tuesday, October 12th

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Book Character Pumpkin Contest- "Articifical Pumpkin" Please turn pumpkins into the library with name underneath

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Examples of Book Character Artificial Pumpkins

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Bristow Run Art Room's New Instagram Account

Bristow Run's art room now has an Instagram account! Please check out our art room Instagram for updates on art room fun. The Instagram handle is "@bristowrun_artroom." The Instagram photos will not contain pictures of students' faces or identify them in any way.

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Our Student Tweeters & Reporters this month

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Tweets from our Student Tweeters!

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BRES School Counseling Department

School Counselors are currently teaching grades K-2 during library encore time. We are teaching lessons about what a School Counselor does, responsibility and kindness.

If you think your child needs a School Counseling Group (changing families, friendship, social skills, and other topics) or individual counseling, please contact:

Mrs. Leischner for grades K,2,4:
Mrs. MacWhorter for grades 1,3,5:

Bristow Run's Garden Set-up Day SUCCESS!

Bristow Run’s first garden workday was a huge success! To create our new garden beds first we placed cardboard on the grass, then shoveled compost on top, and finished with planting several different kinds of cover crop seeds. Keep an eye out for new growth in the garden! A big thank you to all the Master Gardeners who came to the garden to guide our Bristow Run volunteers. Our next workday will be in the spring. Stay tuned for a specific date!

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PWCS Wants You! PWCS Support Staff Job Fair

PWCS is hosting a job fair October 9, 2021!

Crossing Guards NEEDED!

Attention Parents....

Are you interested in:

  • A part-time position
  • Having the middle of your day free
  • Working close to home with no commute
  • Promoting Public Safety
  • Making a difference in the community
  • Promoting the safety and wellbeing of our most precious resource, our children

A Crossing Guard position may be for you!

Prince William County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Crossing Guard. Positions are currently available in the Manassas, Gainesville, and Haymarket areas. This part time employment will allow you to have the middle of day free, paid training and uniforms, and accrue sick and annual leave.

If you are interested, you are encouraged to submit your application via the link below. You may also forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested. The position will close on 10/14/2021.

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No School: Monday, October 11th

Walk to School Day & Canvas Parent Zoom Training: Tuesday, October 12th

SCA Spirt Day: Friday, Oct. 15th Career Day: Dress Like your Dream Job

Picture Day: Monday, October 18th

Book Character Pumpkin Contest: Due by Wednesday, Oct 20th: Artificial Pumpkin Only!

SCA Spirt Day: Friday, Oct. 22nd Twin/Triplet Day: find a friend or two/match day

SCA Spirt Day: Friday, Oct. 29th Fall Spirit Wear: Wear Black, Orange, Purple etc.

Friday, October 29th: End of First Grading Period

No School: Monday, November 1st Conference Day

No School: Tuesday, Nov. 2nd Teacher Professional Workday

SCA Spirt Day: Friday, Nov. 5th: Hat Day

SCA Spirt Day: Friday, Nov. 12th: Wear Red, white, blue, & Camo Day to honor our veterans

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Please Join Bristow Run Elementary Facebook Group

Bristow Run Elementary Facebook Group, is a closed group on Facebook so you must request access. Please click on the "button above" to join the group and see all the amazing things our students are doing at BRES!

Please Follow @BristowRunES on Twitter!

Want to see the PWCS Twitter craze? Please follow us @BristowRunES