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View the videos we helped to make to get students and staff excited for the rest of the year and for the 3,4,5th graders to do well on the SOL Test:
School Counseling Program Achieves The Distinguished RAMP Designation
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.
FLE Letters Grades K and 1
The FLE Letters are posted in the program details folder below titled "FLE LETTERS GRADES K AND 1." These letters will also be sent home in your child's folder the day the lesson is taught. The letter explains the lesson and gives you the titles of the books used for instruction.
Three types of optional specialty programs are available for rising Middle School students: Math/Science at Marstellar, World Language at Parkside, International Baccalaureate at Stone Middle. There is also a traditional school for grades 1-8 at Pennington School. All of these programs require an application. These are OPTIONAL programs. If accepted, the student would attend the program at the school where the program is provided. For example, if a student resides in the boundary for Gainesville Middle School, but applies and is accepted to the Math and Science Specialty Program at Marstellar, the student would attend Marstellar. Please check the PWCS website for more information regarding each of the specialty programs: http://pwcs.specialtyprograms.schoolfusion.us/
Scroll down to the bottom for the link to the Middle School page or click here:
Middle School Specialty Program Applications must be completed online and are due February 1, 2016.
Each program has a program information night which can be found at the links listed above.
Summer Camp Information 2015
2015 Summer Camp Guide for Prince William County
Registration Began March 6
“Bucket Fillers” are those who help without being asked, give compliments, and generally spread kindness and good feelings to others. “Bucket Dippers” rob us of happy feelings by refusing to help with a task or by saying or doing cruel things. Our mission is to create a school of bucket fillers! See the program folder below called "Bucket Filling" to learn more!
Bully Prevention at
Bristow Run Elementary School
We want to make you aware of the anti-bullying lessons we are teaching your children. Our school is an official Olweus Bully Prevention School. We teach students that bullying is a repeated offense that cannot be corrected by them, or a bigger issue that we refer to as “Big Stuff”.
We teach a STAR tool called the People Problem Solving Star that has 5 ways to solve problems that we call “little stuff.” If a student has a “little stuff” problem, they can use any of the five methods on the People Problem Solving STAR. When they come to an adult we will usually ask “Have you tried at least three ways to solve your problem?” An example of this would be if a student is cutting in line, the student being cut should say, “Please stop I don’t like you cutting in front of me,” just ignore them, or talk it out by asking the student why they cut or make a deal that they can be first today and tomorrow someone else will be.
“Big stuff” is when the student is unable to solve the problem by using the 5 ways listed on the STAR or other ways you may discuss with them. “Big stuff” is also defined if the problem is against school rules, such as someone calling them an inappropriate name or putting their hands on them in any way. Basically if a student breaks school rules a teacher or other adult should know about it. This is called reporting and not “tattling”.
Also, as a part of the Olweus Program every class in the school has a weekly class meeting. Many issues are brought up and solved at these meetings.
Thank you for your continued support in helping us be a Bully Prevention school, and encouraging students to be problem solvers. You can read more about the Olweus program at this website: http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/index.page
STEP Parenting Classes announcement
Referrals for Counseling
Students may be referred for counseling in different ways:
* by their parent (call 703-753-7741)
* by their teacher
* by the administration and/or Intervention Committee
* by themselves
(Each classroom has a supply of self-referral forms
which students may complete and deposit in one of
two designated mailboxes).
Parental permission is required for students to see
the counselor on an on-going basis for the same issue.
Written permission is required for
participation in small group counseling sessions.
Most groups are held during lunch time once a week for approximately six weeks.
Powerpoint Slideshows on a variety of topics.
Information of a variety of topics related to parenting and child development
The Mission and Vision Statement for the School Counseling Department
Class Web Pages