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First day of school - Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Minnieland
Upcoming Events
Today
9/11/2014
9/12/2014
- NOVA Blood Drive
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10/2/2014
 
School Announcements
Welcome back letter from Superintendent Steven L. Walts
Please click on your preferred language to read Superintendent Walts' welcome back letter for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Changes To Arrival and Dismissal Procedures/Locations
Starting on Tuesday, September 2nd, our bus and car loop will switch locations (see attached aerial diagrams). The attached letter outlines the changes that will occur. We will have a new order of dismissal as well: 1) Patrols/Daycare vans/Bike Riders, 2) Walkers/SACC, 3) Bus Dismissal, 4) Car Riders.
 
Important note: There will be no cars allowed in the bus loop (the old car loop) directly in front of the building at any time. If you are picking up your child early from school, you can either temporarily park in the car loop (the old bus loop) or park in a parking spot. Please be respectful of our preschool parking locations (signs to come in the near future).

Arrival and Dismissal change letter
 
Safe Routes to School Initiative

Bristow Run Elementary School is proud to announce that students in grades 3-5 will now have the opportunity to ride their bikes to school and safely secure them to our new bike racks. The bike racks are conveniently located to the left of the main school entrance near the sidewalk. Parents of those who wish to have their student(s) ride their bike need to have a permission form completed and returned to the front office before students are permitted to ride their bikes. While on school grounds (from Worthington Drive and up to the school) students will be required to walk their bikes for both their safety and the safety of others. If you have any questions, please contact the front office. Pictured above: Robyn Francis, Cole Francis, Lexi Francis, and Brady Warren
New Lunch Prices for 2014–15
Student school lunches will cost a bit more this school year. Prices will increase by a nickel at all levels due to federal directives that require parity with the amounts school divisions are reimbursed by the free- and reduced-price lunch program.

Prices beginning September are
• $2.40 Elementary School;

• $2.55 Middle School; and

• $2.65 High School.

The adult lunch price is $3.35.

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

School Supply Lists Posted
School Supply lists have been posted

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

 
Help our P.E. Department By Donating P.E. Equipment
Why: To replace equipment for P.E.

How: D
onate P.E. equipment in the box outside the gym or make a check donation
MADE PAYABLE to: BRES PTO in the box in the main office.

What: J
ump ropes, youth size 5 basketballs, TISSUES, bean bags, electric basketball pump, playground balls, 5 LARGE NET bags, 2 small net bags, xx large net bag, and double dutch ropes. The PE department is also looking for higher quality equipment that will withstand the demand of heavy usage. any monetary donations towards this are appreciated!
Participation is voluntary!
All items will be presented at the 5th grade promotion ceremony however the deadline to donate has been extended past this ceremony.

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.

Kiss-N-Ride Car Tags
If you currently have a Kiss-N-Ride car tag and your child will attend Bristow Run next school year, please send an email to Mrs. Wells at wellspa@pwcs.edu providing her with your tag number and your student’s name. If you have more than one student who will attend Bristow Run, please include the names of all of your students in the email. 

If you have a current 5th grade student who has no siblings who will attend Bristow Run for the next school year or you are moving away from Bristow Run please turn your car tag in to Mrs. Wells in the office.
      
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Wells at 703-753-7741 or email at:  wellspa@pwcs.edu if you have any questions.

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!


School of Excellence celebration
Bristow Run School of Excellence - Congratulations to Bristow Run Elementary for once again being selected as a Prince William County School of Excellence. Students, parents, and staff, thank you for all of your hard work!

Student Portal
Bristow Run has added a Student Portal with links to websites students can use to sharpen their skills. Click here to visit, or select Student Portal Web Resources under Student Resources.
RSS Feeds available
For those of you that make use of them, an rss feed of Bristow Run announcements is available on the communications page, or by clicking here.

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