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Last day of school - Thursday, June 19th - Early release at 1:40 PM
Divisionwide Announcements
Shop for School Tax-Free before School Begins; Virginia Sales Tax Holiday is August 1–3
July 21, 2014

School supplies selling for $20 or less per item and articles of clothing, including footwear, selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax during the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday scheduled for Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3.

Families with children in Prince William County Public Schools are encouraged to take advantage of these savings to prepare their students for the upcoming school year. Check your school’s Web site or call your school for a copy of the 2014–15 supply list. For a directory of schools, go to and click on “Schools,” then select the directory by grade level.

Go to the
Virginia Department of Taxation Web site for additional details and links to other resources and information.

Beginning July 28, SPARK, the Education Foundation for PWCS, will collect school supplies at the Kelly Leadership Center to help ensure that all student have the back-to-school basics they need to return to school ready to learn. The Kelly Leadership Center is located at 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112
Most-needed items include backpacks, 3-ring binders, tabbed dividers, folders with pockets, spiral notebooks, loose-leaf paper, colored pencils, pencil boxes/bags, tissues, hand sanitizer, marble composition books, ink pens (blue or black), No. 2 pencils, washable markers, crayons, highlighters, glue/glue sticks, rounded scissors, index cards, and graph paper.
School Announcements
School Supply Lists Posted
School Supply lists have been posted

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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.

Yearbooks have arrived!

The 2013-2014 Yearbooks have arrived! If you pre-purchased a yearbook, the students will receive them on Friday, June 13th.
We do have a few extra to sell and that will take place on Monday, June 16th in the front lobby between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. The cost of a yearbook is $27.00 CASH ONLY.  Yearbooks are sold on first come, first serve.
If you pre-ordered a yearbook and your student does not come home with it on Friday, please contact Mrs. Wells at as soon as possible.

Don’t Miss the Chance to Tell PWCS What You Think About Homework
Parents are asked for input about homework assigned to students.

June 5, 2014

As the year ends, PWCS is asking parents to share their opinions about homework Regulation 663-1 and about homework practices during this school year. The information provided will establish a baseline from which the School Division can continue to improve in implementing homework guidelines. The online survey contains both rating scale items and open-ended questions. Responses are anonymous. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 20.

Parent Homework Survey 

Camp Invention
Behind every discovery is a curious mind! If you are on the search for a fun, weeklong summer program for your rising 1st-6th grader, you’re in luck!

Bristow Run Elementary School will host again this year, Camp Invention from July 21 to July 25, 2014

Check out or call 800.968.4332 for registration information!
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


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.

School-Related Health Services at Free July Health Screening & Fair—Time-Saving Opportunity for Families
School Entry and Sports Physicals, Health Screenings, Giveaways, and More

A Health Screening & Health Fair will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Hylton High School.

The Health Screening & Health Fair will include free school-entry physicals, sports physicals, vision and hearing screenings, immunizations, concussion training for middle and high school parents and their student athlete, and enrollment assistance for Medicaid & FAMIS programs.

There will also be health and wellness information and free giveaways. Tentative plans also include blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose testing, and the mammogram mobile van.

The fair is a collaborative effort between Inova Partnership for Healthier Kids, the Office of Student Services, and the Office of Student Learning.

Tenmarks summer math program.
Research shows that most students lose  2-­‐3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer. We’re   delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks Education that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math program designed to help them reverse summer learning loss.

Visit our Tenmarks page by clicking here or look under parent resources.
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 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: if you have any questions.

Get in some extra SOL practice
By visiting the Bristow Run SOL practice test page here.
Spring break reading challenge
We were very fortunate that Uncle Slam from the Potomac Nationals came to visit us at school today. He challenged us to read four books over Spring Break. Please accept his challenge!
To participate in the challenge, please:
First Base: Read four books.
Second Base: Turn in your completed bookmark to receive two FREE tickets. Your bookmark must be filled out COMPLETELY to receive your tickets.
Third Base: Come to the game early on your school’s reading day, June 8, 2014 and wear your Panther wear (or purple or teal) to take part in the Reading Parade (at 12:30 pm ) on the field with your classmates & Uncle Slam.
Home: Have fun and enjoy the game!

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!

Spirit Night

Flyer posted on the communications page
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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