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Dear 5th Grade Parents of Students Attending Gainesville MS (GVMS) next school year,
Applications will be available for any students wishing to apply for the enriched science program at GVMS online on GVMS website on May 1.  In previous years, teachers would recommend students for this program.  This year there is an application process and any rising 6th grade GVMS student can apply.  The online application must be completed by May 27th.  The application can then be submitted via email or mailed to GVMS.  Once completed, a recommendation form will be sent from GVMS to the 5th grade teacher to complete.  The contact person for further information is Jason Maneno, Science Department Chair GVMS You can also find information on the GVMS website.
​Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration:
If you need to register your rising Kindergartener for the 2016-2017 school year, please call the school office at 703.753.7741 to make an appointment. Appointments will held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. 

You will need to provide the following to register:
•    Your rising kindergartener’s original birth certificate
•    3 forms of proof of residency (deed/lease AND 2 bills)
•    Physical examination and immunization record*
*Please note: You may still register your student if you do not have their physical or  immunization record on your appointment date.  We will however, need to have the physical and immunization record  prior to the first day of school.  
Panther Press for the week of April 25th
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Program

Bristow Run Elementary School has again attained the coveted Recognized American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Program designation.  While this is the third time BRES has achieved this distinction, this is the first time under the direction of Mrs. Leischner and Mrs. Snipes.  Also known as RAMP, this designation proves that our school counseling department is top notch!  Mrs. Leischner and Mrs. Snipes worked very hard to complete the application process using information from the previous school year to re-RAMP our school.  The application process is rigorous and proves that our BRES Counseling Department is making an exemplary commitment to providing a comprehensive and data-driven school counseling program.  RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a national panel of school counseling professionals who assess a school counseling program in 12 different areas of program expertise.  More than 600 schools have been designated as RAMP since the program’s inception in 2004. 


Mrs.  Leischner previously attained RAMP at her former school, Potomac View Elementary and has written articles for the national ASCA magazine about the RAMP process.  Please join us in congratulating our awesome School Counseling Department on this highly sought after achievement! 

Important TDAP information
Effective July 1st, 2014, all rising 6th graders, MUST have a Tdap booster before entering middle school in September, regardless of age.  If your child has already received the booster, please forward proof of immunization to the school.  Bristow Run will accept proof of immunization documentation until June 17th, 2016.  After that, documentation should be taken to the student's middle school.
Bristow Run Supports Autism Awareness Month
Register now at before May 10 to receive $15 off!
A message from Rhonda Jeck - Acting principal, Bristow Run Elementary
Greetings Bristow Run Family,

My name is Rhonda Jeck and I was just appointed as the acting principal of Bristow Run Elementary for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.  My first day was Tuesday, March 29 and it has been a busy start!  My days have been filled with getting to know students, staff and community members, and simply learning my way around the building.

As a new member of your school community, let me share a bit about my background and experience.  I come to you with over 25 years of educational experience in a variety of roles.  I spent my initial years as an elementary classroom teacher and later pursued a Master’s in Elementary Education with dual endorsements as a Reading Specialist and K-12 Administrator.  Following my classroom experience, I served as a Title One Reading Specialist and Data Coach for seven years with Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Va.  For the last few years, I have had the privilege of serving as a school administrator for both Buckland Mills and Haymarket Elementary in Prince William County.

The collaborative work that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of in Prince William County is what inspired me to accept the position as acting principal of this great school community.  I look forward to the opportunity to partner with you in making Bristow Run the very best it can be for our students; a warm and nurturing learning environment where all of us can flourish and grow.

Over the next few weeks, I look forward to connecting with as many of you as possible.  I believe strongly in the power of collaboration and am committed to creating an environment in which the sharing of ideas is valued and encouraged.  My door is open to you always.  I am eager to hear your perspectives and learn more about your individual and collective hopes and dreams for Bristow Run Elementary.  On April 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, there will be an informal “Meet and Greet” at the school.  I hope that many of you will be able to stop by to introduce yourself as we begin this journey together!

Please don’t hesitate to stop by the school and say hello.  You can also reach out to Ms. DellaFave in the office at  if you’d prefer to schedule a time for a meeting.  Or, you can send me your thoughts at

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
2016-2017 PWCS Approved Budget
Bike Rodeo

Safe Routes to School is hosting a bike rodeo to teach basic bike safety skills to students.
Endorphin Fitness will be conducting the rodeo and teaching the bike safety skills. Please join us and get ready for Bike to School Day on April 1st 2016 from 5 PM to 7 PM! 

 Please make sure you bring your bike and helmet to the rodeo!
Yearbooks on Sale

Hello Bristow Run Families,

Yearbooks are now on sale! To order your yearbook, please use the following link;


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Cundiff at

Thank you!

SOL night
Dear 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Bristow Run Families,
An invitation is coming home with your child today about our upcoming SOL Nights in April.  Please let us know if you will be attending or not by completing the bottom section of the form.  Please return the form to your child's teacher by Friday, March 18th.  Please see attached an additional copy of the form for your convenience.
Thank you!

File attachments:
SOL night invite

Kindergarten registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on the 
following dates and times:
Thursday, April 7th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Thursday, April 21st from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.                  
Please bring the following with you  to registration:
Your rising Kindergartener
Their original birth certificate
3 forms of proof of residency (deed/lease and 2 bills)
Physical examination and Immunization record

For further information on what you will need to enroll your child, please refer to the PWCS Kindergarten Enrollment and Requirements Page.
Gainsville Middle School Rising 6th grade information night
Camp Invention
Hello Bristow Fun Families,
Camp Invention is coming to BRES July 18-22!  Transform your summer from ordinary to extraordinary!
Please review the attached flyer for further information and multiple ways to save on your registration fee.
Thank you!
Lesson Study with First Grade
Today the First Grade Team began a professional development journey through Lesson Study.  During the Lesson Study process, grade level teams work together to plan a Language Arts lesson, observe the lesson being taught in one of their classrooms by a team member, and collect and analyze student data taken from the taught lesson.  Discussions after the lesson determine key characteristics of quality lessons that teachers can take right back to their classrooms and implement. The first grade team graciously agreed to pilot the Lesson Study process with the Reading Specialist and all involved had a powerful day of professional learning.  We look forward to more grade level teams starting the Lesson Study process next school year!

Congratulations to...
Michael Ciampaglione..Washington Post teacher of the year nominee.
Important SOL information for 2016
School of Excellence

Dear Bristow Run Families,

Bristow Run has been recognized as a 2014 - 2015 School of Excellence. This is our 14th year of being recognized for such a wonderful achievement! Congratulations to our Bristow Run superhero students, staff and parents!  


Click here to read more.

Student Services Symposium
Brooke Bono represented Bristow Run at the Office of Student Services Symposium. She stood on stage to thank elementary school counselors for helping students understand their feelings.  Good job, Brooke!
Welcome to the newest Superheroes:

Danielle Sarver, Bristow Run Kindergarten
Allison Emerick, Bristow Run Third Grade
Ambrianna Bankston,Bristow Run Fourth Grade
Sara Korpeck, Bristow Run Strings
Brandon Short, Bristow Run Physical Education

Assistant Principal Mrs. Ball and ITC Mr. Painter working to get ready for next week.
Mrs. Tucker working hard to get the library ready for learning.
Office staff working hard to get us ready!
2015 Meal Prices
2015 meal prices have been posted. Click here to view or look under "Need to Know".

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