Thankful, Grateful, Giving: Brambleton Special Digital Publication

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Brambleton Growing Families. Building Community. Connecting Life.

Brambleton Community Association Digital Publication

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Nurturing Cooperation and Teamwork in Young Children


Cooperation and teamwork are important life skills that can contribute to professional and personal success, so parents and educators should encourage these behaviors as early as possible. Learning and practicing cooperation at a young age is also shown to increase selfesteem and motivation, help foster emotional health and result in greater sensitivity and trust with others.

Lead to Future Success in School

At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know. That’s why our exclusive Balanced Learning® approach emphasizes character development and life skills, like cooperation and teamwork, along with intellectual, creative and physical skills. Nurturing a balance of these important developmental areas can help ensure that children are prepared for school and for life. “We want children to learn to work well with others as a way of life,” said Mike Hummer, Franchise Owner of Primrose School at Moorefield Station. “We help children develop this skill by facilitating experiences that encourage them to work together and by modeling behaviors they can imitate. We also partner with parents so cooperation is reinforced in the classroom and at home.”

At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know.

Every day, there are numerous opportunities to demonstrate what cooperation and teamwork look like to children through fun and purposeful lessons and activities. At Primrose School at Moorefield Station, teachers model positive behavior and teach children about different character traits with the help of our Primrose Friends puppets. Primrose Friend Katie® the cat helps children learn about cooperation and developing friendships. With Katie’s help, Primrose teachers read books that emphasize cooperation, and Katie encourages children to think of real examples of cooperation to make connections to their own lives.

As part of our Mud Pies® nature program, children practice essential skills for teamwork, such as patience, planning and responsibility, as they tend to a Primrose Patch garden. Children discover the exciting world of science and ecology by exploring the garden and working together to identify seeds, bulbs, soil and plants. Every Primrose child — infant to Kindergartener — also participates in our Rhythm and Notes® music program. Songs, dances and musical games enhance children’s creative and intellectual development, and children learn to work together by clapping in unison, listening to one another and sharing instruments. Create an environment for learning. Cooperation and teamwork can seem like big concepts for little ones to grasp, but with the right approach, parents and educators can set the stage for these skills early on.

Learn about the Primrose Schools® Balanced Learning ® approach and Primrose School at Moorefield Station by visiting or calling 703-726-9306. 1

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Contents 3 Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees

7 BKC Turkey Trail Trot

4 Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

8 The Salvation Army Angel Tree

9 INOVA Children's Hospital - No Sew Blankets

Northern Virginia Orthodontics

5 2018 Giving in Brambleton 6 Brambleton Kids Care

10 Cards for Soldiers

What Are You Thankful For, Brambleton? "Amazing neighbors!" - Jeff Armstrong "A great community to live!" - Rubi Wani "A happy and healthy family. :)" - Amanda Verdier

12 Winter Wonderland 14 Arcola Santa Tour



Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees

Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees, in association with the Brambleton Town Center, will return to Brambleton this holiday season! Trees will be sold at Olympia Drive across from Legacy Park starting on Friday, November 23rd. Tree sales benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. Come purchase a tree or a wreath and enjoy the fire pit and s'mores with the whole family! Visit secchristmastrees for more information. Hours: M-F: 10 AM to 9 PM Sat: 9 AM to 9 PM Sun: 10 AM to 7 PM


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osta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry firmly believes in supporting our community and giving back to those around us. It is part of the culture that we have created at the office, and we are proud of it! We have donated to various local schools, sports teams, organizations, and events in the local community – too many to list!

In addition to offering dental screenings at local schools and senior centers, we also opened our office for a day for free dentistry to those in need through Dentistry from the Heart. We treated 91 patients and provided a total of $58,000 in free dentistry! We also sponsor an array of local cancer charities, including Step Sisters, Love Crushes Cancer, Team Mattias, and Smashing Walnuts. In total, we have given more than $20,000 to local cancer charities. We also sponsor Sprout Therapeutic Riding Center, which offers therapeutic services through partnerships with horses for those with disabilities, special needs, or those in need of healing and hope.

Another neat thing we do to give back during the holidays is to take the entire office to Build-A-Bear, where each team member makes a bear and then delivers it to a children's hospital. We also adopt multiple families through Loudoun County services and shop for gifts for each family member in order to provide them with a holiday to remember. It’s one of our favorite days of the year when we get together to wrap gifts and head to Build-A-Bear!

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iving back to the community is more than just a mission statement for the team at Northern Virginia Orthodontics – it is a true guiding principle. Since 2008, NVO has donated over $1.2 million to local organizations, schools, and the fight against pediatric cancer.

In 2018, NVO has had the pleasure of working with and giving to a variety of community organizations and causes including Team Mathias, Step Sisters, and the new Brambleton Library, as well as to local elementary, middle school, and high school activities, events, sports teams, and clubs.

NVO not only gives back to the community, but we also empower our patients to contribute to important causes in our neighborhood through our NVO Cup for a Cure Starbucks Cafe. At NVO’s Brambleton office, all patients and their guests receive a free beverage at our in-house Starbucks cafe, and for each drink we serve, NVO donates $1 to pediatric cancer research and awareness. This year NVO is supporting the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, and so far, NVO’s patients have helped us raise $19,970!

To help ensure that NVO can make an even bigger impact in the communities of the patients we serve, we are pleased to announce the formation of our 501(c)(3) non-profit, The NVO Foundation. One hundred percent of the proceeds of every donation to The NVO Foundation support our mission of actively impacting the fight against cancer and contributing towards the greatest needs of the community and area schools. If you’re interested in learning more about The NVO Foundation or making a donation, please visit While 2018 has been truly remarkable for the team at Northern Virginia Orthodontics, we know that there is so much more we can do to help our amazing community in the coming year.



2018 Giving in Brambleton Dana Vinci, CFEA - Lifestyles Manager


t has been another impressive year of giving in Brambleton, and the numbers don’t lie! Brambleton residents continue to amaze me with the amount of giving that they do throughout the year. In 2018, Brambleton and its partners have raised an impressive amount of funds and items:

• Bram Kids Care: $220 raised for NOVA Diaper Bank. Also provided many volunteer hours for Brambleton youth. • Van Metre: $110,000 raised during Cornhold Competition for HomeAid of Northern Virginia, Emerging Scholars, HeroHomes

• Step Sisters: $95,000 total raised, which includes proceeds from the Ribbon Run.

• INOVA Children’s Hospital: 56 no-sew blankets donated. Brambleton Community Association Publication

• Two by Four 5k: $22,000 raised for Canines-n-Kids Foundation. • Lace Up for Learning: $15,224 raised for local schools. We know that these figures don’t even scratch the surface of what our residents have donated to other charities or include the amount of volunteer hours that they’ve put in. 2018 is also is not over yet! Please take a moment to learn more about all of the charities that Brambleton supports as well as our current Bram Gives Back initiatives at

• Green Drop: 16,233 bags/boxes donated; 80% of sales will be donated to Purple Heart.


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Brambleton Kids Care

Turkey Trail Trot Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018 9:00am Family & Pet Friendly Meet at the Corner Clubhouse

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