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Minnieland
Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
School Announcements
Panther Press for the week of April 20th
Gainesville MS Instrument Try Out Sessions
Attention Future 6th Grade Music Students
All sessions are 6pm - 8pm :

Monday - April 27
Monday - May 4
Monday - May 11
Monday - May 18

Come to the Gainesville Middle School Band Room and try out any instrument you would like. Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bells, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba. We'll have a blast while finding the best band instrument for you.

I look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the band director, Mr. Ballas , by email at BallasSL@pwcs.edu
Summer Camp Guide
To check out the 2015 summer camp guide for PWC listed by the parks, please click on the following link: http://www.pwcparks.org/leisure_online/2015_Camps/

Online registration starts March 6, 2015.
STEM Night
Bristow Run will host a STEM Night on April 23, from 6:30-8:00. Each grade level will create a fun, and engaging game that students can rotate to during the event.

There will be a lot of fun interactive activities/exhibits there as well.

* Flight simulators
* Cloud Models
* Micron Activities
* DJ Equipment
* Laser Tag
.....and many more! We look forward to seeing you all there.
Fun Fair and Silent Auction
The annual Fun Fair and Silent Auction will be held on Sat., Apr. 18th, 11 AM - 3 PM . The PTO can't wait for everyone to see all the new things we're doing this year! There will be face painting, games, pony rides, a visit from the Lockheed Martin STEM council, Class Baskets, lots of amazing raffles, and SO MUCH MORE!! We hope to see ALL of our Bristow Run families there on Sat., April 18th (11AM - 3PM)!

Presale for punch cards, wristbands, and raffle tickets will run from Apr. 7th to Apr. 16th ! Presale forms will go home via your child's Panther folder the week of Mar. 23 rd , be on the look out for them ! We are in need of volunteers to help make the Fun Fair & Silent Auction a success!! If you are interested in helping out in a way that benefits all BRES students as well as have a little fun, please consider volunteering with us!

We need only 2 hours of your time, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the Fun Fair, too!! Please click on the Sign - Up Genius link below to see where help is needed!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f44aea72da20-bres1
 
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!


 
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.

 
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 ~~


 
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

 

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!
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.
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. 
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

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