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3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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School Announcements
Panther Press for the week of January 26th
Spring 2015 SEP Info
Spring 2015 SEP Info is here!  Registration nights are Thurs., Jan. 22 and Tues., Jan. 27, 3:30-6PM, in the BRES lobby.  

Information on programs can be found here.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HERITAGE NIGHT
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 leischma@pwcs.edu

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.
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.

WHAT IS CONSTITUTION DAY?

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."
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​ ​!​

 
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.
 
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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!


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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