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Thursday, March 5, 2015

All Prince William County Public Schools closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy.

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Se cancelan todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional. SACC no abrirá. Teletrabajo sujeto a la política.

Tất cả các Trường Công lập Quận Prince William đóng cửa do thời tiết khắc nghiệt trong một số vùng. TÍN HIỆU ĐỎ cho các nhân viên. Tất cả mọi hoạt động hệ trường bao gồm cả các buổi thuyết trình Phát triển Chuyên nghiệp điều bị hủy bỏ. SACC sẽ không mở cửa. Chính sách nầy áp dụng cho mọi nhân viên và hoạt động từ xa.

Upcoming Events
- 5K Packet Pick up
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Pasta Dinner
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Silent Auction
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
School Announcements
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.
Panther Press for the week of March 2nd
Panther Pride 5K and Kids' Run

The 3rd Annual Panther Pride 5K and Kids' Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. The festivities begin at 8am with the 5K (3.1 miles) run. If you would like to sign up for this race, please click HERE (5K only).  At 10:30am, we will have our Kids' Run which will be a 1 mile route that is to be determined at this time. More information about this active event for the Bristow Run students and their families will be coming soon. Participants of both races will get a tee shirt with their entry.  After these 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


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: with any questions.
Car Line Reminders (AM and PM)
Our new car line has done wonders for the flow of traffic and in getting our buses in to school on time.  Please remember a few key points outlined below to ensure everyone's safety and quick entry/exit from school grounds:
  • -Please remember to form two lanes in the morning and afternoon around the loop.
  • -Please be the merge point near the cones, please alternate like you would on a "normal" highway with a merge area (like a zipper!).
  • -The morning car line starts around 8:40 am. You will notice some vans from area daycares there as they are on a strict schedule for drop off in the mornings.
  • -Please make sure that student’s exit the vehicle on the right side and that you are close to a curb before allowing your student to exit the vehicle. 
  • -For safety reasons, please remain in your vehicle at all times. 
  • -Make sure to use your blinker while merging.
  • -And lastly, please be sure to pull all the way down to the end of the sidewalk before allowing your student to exit the vehicle.
Thank you for taking your time to ensure not only your own safety, but the safety of our students as they are arriving and being dismissed each day.
Heritage Night is a celebration of the different cultures represented at Bristow Run Elementary School. We value and respect the differences in our students and their families and look forward to showcasing our family heritages on Wednesday, March 18th from 6:30-8pm.
As we begin to plan for this event, we are looking for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to come and share their cultural talents or skills (conduct a craft, provide a dance lesson, teach kids a game, demonstrate writing, display artifacts, recite poetry, show a video, perform a musical demonstration, provide food representing your culture).

We are also having a Family Parade of Cultural Clothing for students and families to participate in, so please let us know if you will be able to join us. Volunteers are needed for the activities and for set up and clean up.
If you can volunteer to help, please email or call our school counselor, Melissa Leischner at 703.753.7741 or via email at

Thank you for helping us to make Family Heritage Night a success once again this year.
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.

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. 
Bristow Run Elementary Designated 2014 School of Excellence

Our students have the distinction of attending a newly named PWCS School of Excellence. This is the 13th consecutive year Bristow Run earned the coveted title.  

School of Excellence is the highest recognition awarded to schools by the PWCS School Board. It signifies high levels of performance on state accreditation, Annual Measurable Objectives, and in moving toward the goals of the Division's Strategic Plan.

Congratulations to everyone who helped to earn this important indicator of student success.

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.
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

Omega Man
Omega Man came to Bristow Run on Thursday, September 25th to tackle the issues of bullying, drugs, alcohol, violence, peer pressure, obesity and much more to motivate our youth toward exercising positive habits early in life. From elementary to high school, young people all over the nation have been challenged to "Be​ The H.E.R.O. in YOU! Helping Everyone Respect Others​ ​!​

Constitution Day
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that "We the People" enjoy today.


Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world."
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.

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 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

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!

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