Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Next Week's Events
  • Sunday, October 2- National Custodian Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Friday, October 7 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Forgiveness

Character Strength Features: You forgive those who have done wrong. You accept that people make mistakes.

Quote of the Week:“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Next Week: Bonnie Brae Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Overview Meeting

An information meeting will be held at Bonnie Brae Cafe on October 6, 2022, at 8:45 AM and virtually at 6:00 PM (Zoom). Our AART, Larissa Sheehan, will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. An ASL interpreter and Spanish translator will be available during the evening Zoom session.

The same information will be presented at both meetings, please select the session that works best with your schedule. If you are unable to attend, a presentation recording and slide deck will be posted to Bonnie Brae's AAP website.  

To RSVP for this event, please complete the linked google form. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. We hope to see you next week!

Calendar Reminder

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 4. Tuesday is noted as a ½ religious/cultural observance date on the FCPS calendar. (On a ½ O day, certain activities may not occur after school.)

Wednesday, October 5, is a holiday for teachers and students (only 12-month employees report). 

Looking Ahead: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10 

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the histories, cultures, and contributions of Native peoples, past and present. This year, Monday, October 10, is a student holiday and staff development day. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

SCA Leadership Team

The SCA sponsors are excited to announce elections for the 2022-23 school year!  SCA will be organized a little differently this year, as we align ourselves with the other elementary schools in the Robinson pyramid.  Our SCA will become the Bonnie Brae Leadership Team, and this team will support our school through spirit days and helping our community through kindness and other activities.  For 6th Grade, there will be six Cabinet Members, and for each of 4th and 5th grade, there will be five members on the Leadership Team.

Important Dates:

  • September 23—SCA Leadership Team information broadcast to students on the Bonnie Brae News Show
  • September 27—Optional SCA Q & A Interest Meeting with our SCA Sponsors (for those with questions)
  • September 29 - Interest form due date
  • September 30—Sponsors will go over next steps for candidates running
  • October 11—Grades 4, 5, & 6 vote for candidates within their grade level

The first SCA Leadership Team meeting will take place on Monday, October 17.

Please direct any questions to our SCA sponsors, Rochelle Oedemann or Lynda Falkenstein.

Schedules by Grade Level

The schedules for each grade level for both instruction and for Specials classes are now live on our website. We hope this helps families in the future to know what's happening here at school!

 

Postponed: Outdoor Movie Night 🌧Movie Night has been postponed due to the rainy evening ahead of us. We will be hosting movie night, instead, next week on Friday, October 7 at 7 PM and hope you can join us then.

Join the PTO and BBES Community for an outdoor movie night on the back playground!  We will showing Sing 2

Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions.

Admission is free and the PTO will  be selling pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy, and drinks. We can't wait to see everyone there!

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Please let us know if you can help with set-up, concessions, or clean-up. Please reach out to [email protected].

Movie Time: 7:00pm

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Sunday, October 2- National Custodian Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Friday, October 7 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Postponed due to rain: Movie Night

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Postponed🌧: Outdoor Movie Night

 

🌧Movie Night has been postponed due to the rainy evening ahead of us. We will be hosting movie night, instead, next week on Friday, October 7 at 7 PM and hope you can join us then.

Join the PTO and BBES Community for an outdoor movie night on the back playground!  We will showing Sing 2! 

Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions.

Admission is free and the PTO will  be selling pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy, and drinks. We can't wait to see everyone there!

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Please let us know if you can help with set-up, concessions, or clean-up. Please reach out to [email protected].

Movie Time: 7:00pm

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Friday, October 7 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

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Postponed🌧: Outdoor Movie Night

 

🌧Movie Night has been postponed due to the rainy evening ahead of us. We will be hosting movie night, instead, next week on Friday, October 7 at 7 PM and hope you can join us then.

Join the PTO and BBES Community for an outdoor movie night on the back playground!  We will showing Sing 2! 

Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions.

Admission is free and the PTO will  be selling pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy, and drinks. We can't wait to see everyone there!

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Please let us know if you can help with set-up, concessions, or clean-up. Please reach out to [email protected].

Movie Time: 7:00pm

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Friday, September 30 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Reminder: Movie Night is happening this Friday!

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Outdoor Movie Night

Join the PTO and BBES Community for an outdoor movie night on the back playground this coming Friday, September 30th!  We will showing Sing 2! 

Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions.

Admission is free and the PTO will  be selling pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy, and drinks. We can't wait to see everyone there!

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Please let us know if you can help with set-up, concessions, or clean-up. Please reach out to [email protected].

Movie Time: 7:00pm

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Reid's Commnunity Conversation (Robinson SS)
  • Friday, September 30 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello Scottie Families!

What a beautiful day today to end a beautiful week here at Bonnie Brae!  A reminder that Monday, September 26, is a student holiday and there is no school.  We look forward to seeing our students next week on Tuesday. 

Next Friday, September 30, is another Bonnie Brae spirit day, and we ask that those who are able wear their Bonnie Brae spirit wear or blue and white! 

We hope you are able to enjoy crisp, cool temperatures that will be around this weekend.  Get outside, be active, and have some fun as a family!      

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Reid's Commnunity Conversation (Robinson SS)
  • Friday, September 30 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Perspective

Character Strength Features:You appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of
view.

Quote of the Week: “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
-Confucius

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday/Professional Work Day,  Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Robinson Secondary School on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-7:30 PM. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend: https://forms.gle/KgpZRCJPG4cWfkCW8 

[SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

Outdoor Movie Night

Please see the "Bonnie Brae PTO" Section below for information about our Outdoor Movie Night on September 30, at 7 PM.

Attendance Matters!

Regular attendance is important not only for academic growth, but also for physical wellbeing and social-emotional health. Habits and routines established at home go a long way toward keeping kids on track and successful in coming to school regularly and on time.

What you can do:
  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine. Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Talk with your child about what they are looking forward to for the following day at school. Even identifying small positives can make a big difference in motivation
  • Attend school-sponsored events whenever possible. Being actively involved in the school community increases student sense of belonging and makes coming to school more enjoyable.
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
Schedules by Grade Level

The schedules for each grade level for both instruction and for Specials classes are now live on our website. We hope this helps families in the future to know what's happening here at school!

 

SCA Leadership Team

The SCA sponsors are excited to announce elections for the 2022-23 school year!  SCA will be organized a little differently this year, as we align ourselves with the other elementary schools in the Robinson pyramid.  Our SCA will become the Bonnie Brae Leadership Team, and this team will support our school through spirit days and helping our community through kindness and other activities.  For 6th Grade, there will be six Cabinet Members, and for each of 4th and 5th grade, there will be five members on the Leadership Team.

Important Dates:

  • September 23—SCA Leadership Team information broadcast to students on the Bonnie Brae News Show
  • September 27—Optional SCA Q & A Interest Meeting with our SCA Sponsors (for those with questions)
  • September 29 - Interest form due date
  • September 30—Sponsors will go over next steps for candidates running
  • October 11—Grades 4, 5, & 6 vote for candidates within their grade level

The first SCA Leadership Team meeting will take place on Monday, October 17.

Please direct any questions to our SCA sponsors, Rochelle Oedemann or Lynda Falkenstein.

BBES Parent Course on Schoology: New Update A new flyer has been uploaded to our Parent Schoology Course.

New this week: Girl Scouts Troop Forming at BBES

In order to access Schoology, you must be signed up for a Parent Vue account and can use those credentials to sign in. Don't have a Parent Vue account? Register today! 

Outdoor Movie Night

Join the PTO and BBES Community for an outdoor movie night on the back playground Friday September 30th! Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions. The PTO will be selling pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, and drinks. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

 

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Please let us know if you can help with set-up, concessions, or clean-up. Please reach out to [email protected].

Movie Time: 7:00pm 

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

After School Activities

The PTO is seeking a volunteer to serve as the After School Programs Coordinator to organize some after school programs for Bonnie Brae. 

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected]o.org to learn more.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Reid's Commnunity Conversation (Robinson SS)
  • Friday, September 30 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Parent Coffee Reminder

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Family.  Relationships.  Success. Parent Coffee

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 22 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM, we look forward to our first Parent Coffee of the year in the Cafeteria.  We hope you can join us as we will be sharing a Responsive Classroom overview for parents and guardians. We hope to see you there!  

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Thursday, September 22 @ 8:40 AM- Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Reid's Commnunity Conversation (Robinson SS)
  • Friday, September 30 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello Scottie Families!

It’s been another great week at Bonnie Brae!  We enjoyed seeing so many students and staff join in on kindergarten Color Week, with today being the final day of this fun learning and school spirit opportunity.  Next week we look forward to our first Parent Coffee of the year on Thursday, September 22, at 8:40 AM in the cafeteria.  We hope you can join us as we will be sharing a Responsive Classroom overview for parents and guardians. 

Looking for ways to support here at Bonnie Brae?  Please consider applying for our open Dining Attendant position.  We also invite parents and guardians to volunteer to help in the cafeteria during lunch hours (11 AM-1:30 PM).  If you are interested in helping out as our Dining Attendant or as a volunteer, please contact Kathy Rials, office assistant, at [email protected]

As always, we thank you for your partnership in your children’s education.  Have a great weekend!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Thursday, September 22 @ 8:40 AM- Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Other People Mindset: Being Present

Character Strength Features: When I’m with other people, I’m present and give them my full attention.

Quote of the Week: “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the everyday things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”
-Booker T. Washington

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)

From September 15 to October 15, FCPS recognizes and celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of the members of our community whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Parent Coffee

Please join us for our first Parent Coffee! We plan to meet in the Cafeteria on September 22, 2022 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM. Bonnie Brae is a Responsive Classroom school and we will be sharing a Responsive Classroom overview for our parents and guardians. We hope to see you there!  

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday/Professional Work Day,  Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 26, is a student holiday/professional work day for teachers. It is also Rosh Hashanah, the second day of the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Superintendent Community Conversations

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Robinson Secondary School on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-7:30 PM. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend: https://forms.gle/KgpZRCJPG4cWfkCW8 

[SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News

As a reminder, Bonnie Brae is hosting an AAP Overview Meeting to review AAP services and the screening process on October 6, 2022. If you plan to attend, please complete this Google Form by September 23 to help us better plan for our upcoming session. Please contact Larissa Sheehan ([email protected]) with any questions.

Tutor.com Access for Students

FCPS students continue to have unlimited access to live, 24/7, 1-to-1, online tutoring services through Tutor.com at no cost to families during the 22-23 SY. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following: Elementary - How It Works and Middle & High - How It Works. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Acorn Collection Season is Here!

As the temperatures finally start to drop and we begin our transition into fall, foresters and staff at the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) will soon be busy gathering and sorting this year’s acorn crop in preparation for growing the next generation of trees. Students and families can support in this initiative!

Every year, Virginians from all over the state collect and donate acorns and other seeds that VDOF staff plant at the Augusta Nursery, where more than a dozen hardwood tree species get their start.  Successful seedlings are later sold to Virginia landowners, typically to reforest open lands. Trees that begin from homegrown acorns, nuts and seeds are much more likely to thrive in Virginia’s climate. Learn more about the Acorn Collection details here.

Outdoor Movie Night

Join the PTO and BBES Community for an outdoor movie night on the back playground Friday September 30th! Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions. The PTO will  be selling popcorn, candy, and drinks. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

 

We need volunteers to make this event a success. Please let us know if you can help with set-up, concessions, or clean-up. Please reach out to [email protected].

Movie Time: 7:00pm 

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

After School Activities

The PTO is seeking a volunteer to serve as the After School Programs Coordinator to organize some after school programs for Bonnie Brae. 

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected]o.org to learn more.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Thursday, September 22 @ 8:40 AM- Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Reid's Commnunity Conversation (Robinson SS)
  • Friday, September 30 @ 7 PM- PTO Outdoor Movie Night
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- PTO Meeting Reminder

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Tonight: PTO Meeting Reminder

Join us tonight, Thursday, September 15th at 7 PM, for the first PTO Meeting of the School Year! We will meet via Zoom to enable the broadest participation as possible! The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

After School Activities

The PTO is seeking a volunteer to serve as the After School Programs Coordinator to organize some after school programs for Bonnie Brae. 

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected]o.org to learn more.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, September 16- White Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 22 @ 8:40 AM- Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Next Week's Events
  • Monday, September 12- Blue Day (Color Week)
  • Tuesday, September 13- Purple Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 14- Brown Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15- Black Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, September 16- White Day (Color Week)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Open-mindedness

Character Strength Features: You like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.

Quote of the Week:“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” -Frank Zappa

Color Week!

Continue to join us each day next week until Friday, September 17 by wearing the colors of the day here at BBES. Kindergarten will be learning their colors the next two weeks and would love for all Scotties throughout the building in Grades K-6 to participate in wearing the color noted above if possible. Thank you for your support of our young learners!

Parent Coffee

Please join us for our first Parent Coffee! We plan to meet in the Cafeteria on September 22, 2022 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM. Bonnie Brae is a Responsive Classroom school and we will be sharing a Responsive Classroom overview for our parents and guardians. We hope to see you there!  

Advanced Academic Program (AAP) News Ability Testing

FCPS uses ability testing as one consideration of the holistic screening process for advanced academic services. Test scores are not weighted or prioritized in the holistic screening process.

  • All students in Grade 1 take the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT).
  • All students in Grade 2 take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).
  • NNAT and/or CogAT may be administered to students in Grades 3-6 who do not have an ability test score during the regularly scheduled testing windows.

Parents or guardians may request a one-time retest of either the CogAT or the NNAT in grades 3-6. Requests must be made during the fall testing windows. Please contact the school testing coordinator, Natalie Vershaw ([email protected]), no later than September 15 to request the CogAT or October 15 for the NNAT.

Bonnie Brae AAP Overview Meeting

An information meeting will be held at Bonnie Brae on October 6, 2022, at 8:45 AM and virtually at 6:00 PM (Zoom). Our AART, Larissa Sheehan, will provide information about levels of service, explain the screening processes, and answer questions about advanced academic services. The same information will be presented at both meetings so you may select the session that works best with your schedule. Please contact Larissa Sheehan ([email protected]) to request translation services. Additional information relating to advanced academics at Bonnie Brae and FCPS will be communicated on our school website. Please bookmark this site for access to the latest AAP resources and updates. We hope to see you in October!

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  

  • If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms were included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6)
  • Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6).
  • A preview of the FLE Curriculum can be found on our BBES Parent Schoology Course.
  • Program questions may be addressed by contacting our FLE lead, Chris Orahood  at [email protected], or FCPS Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected].
Parent Toolkit

The information shared below can also be found online in the Parent Toolkit.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. 

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] (weCare) module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

SR&R

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS).

  • Please review, sign, and return the SR&R to Bonnie Brae in ParentVue. 
  • Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Digital Resource Consent

At Bonnie Brae Elementary, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources. Please complete these forms so your child is able to access all resources.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our websiteLearn more about our Lightspeed Parent Reports.

After School Activities

The PTO is seeking a volunteer to serve as the After School Programs Coordinator to organize some after school programs for Bonnie Brae. 

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected]o.org to learn more.

PTO Meeting Reminder

The PTO will meet the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. We will meet via Zoom to enable the broadest participation as possible! Please join us for the first meeting next week on Thursday, September 15th.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Monday, September 12- Blue Day (Color Week)
  • Tuesday, September 13- Purple Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 14- Brown Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15- Black Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, September 16- White Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 22 @ 8:40 AM- Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur (No School)
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 8:45 AM- AAP Overview Information Session at BBES
  • Thursday, October 6 @ 6 PM- AAP Overview Virtual Information Session (Zoom
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (No School)
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

UPDATE: Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello Scottie Families!  What a treat to see so many of our students and staff (family members, too!) dressed in Bonnie Brae blue and white today for our first spirit day of the year!  A reminder that there is no school on Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  

Thank you for partnering with us to ensure we have had a fantastic first two weeks, and we hope everyone has a fun extended weekend with their family!  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 6- Red Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 7- Orange Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 8- Yellow Day (Color Week)
  • Friday, September 9- Green Day (Color Week)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teamwork

Character Strength Features: You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.

Quote of the Week: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” -Margaret Mead

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos Picture Day Information

Flyers and order forms were sent home again with students today (9/1) and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Volunteer Information

Fall picture day is Tuesday, September 6 and we are in need of 3-5 parent volunteers! Volunteers will help organize classes when they arrive to the gym, hand out picture day portrait cards, and help the day run smoothly. Lifetouch will be onsite from 8:30-3:00 PM.

🍂Please indicate your interest and availability using this Fall Picture Day Volunteer form

🍂Following, someone will contact you to confirm your time. Thank you in advance!

Color Week!

Join us each day from Tuesday, September 6 until Friday, September 16 by wearing the colors of the day here at BBES. Kindergarten will be learning their colors the next two weeks and would love for all Scotties throughout the building in Grades K-6 to participate in wearing the color noted above if possible. Thank you for your support of our young learners!

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Superintendent Community Conversations-Invitation Messaging

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Robinson Secondary School on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend: https://forms.gle/KgpZRCJPG4cWfkCW8 

[SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  

  • If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms were included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6)
  • Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6).
  • A preview of the FLE Curriculum can be found on our BBES Parent Schoology Course.
  • Program questions may be addressed by contacting our FLE lead, Chris Orahood  at [email protected], or FCPS Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected].
BBES Parent Course on Schoology

You may have seen your students utilizing Schoology, our schoolwide Learning Management System. Did you know that we also have a Bonnie Brae ES Parent Schoology Course, too? There, you can find lots of helpful information and notices that we put out throughout the year. It is also a great place to access the links for our Parent Coffee and PTO Meetings. We hope to use this platform to house many items going forward. 

New Folder: Non-Profit Organizations - Flyers

New this week: Community Table- Burke Presbyterian Church

In order to access Schoology, you must be signed up for a Parent Vue account and can use those credentials to sign in. Don't have a Parent Vue account? Register today! 

Parent Toolkit

The information shared below can also be found online in the Parent Toolkit.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. 

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] (weCare) module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

SR&R

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS).

  • Please review, sign, and return the SR&R to Bonnie Brae in ParentVue. 
  • Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Digital Resource Consent

At Bonnie Brae Elementary, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources. Please complete these forms so your child is able to access all resources.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our websiteLearn more about our Lightspeed Parent Reports.

PTO Board Positions

The PTO is seeking nominations for the President-Elect and Vice-President of Programs positions on the board.

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected] and 

[email protected]

Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear!

If you missed getting your 2022-2023 Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear at the Open House, there is still time!

We have reopened sales for our Gray, Bonnie Brae Paw Shirt. You can submit your order here: BBES 2022 Spirit-Wear Order Form (google.com) Please make sure you also submit payment via paypal or contact [email protected] if you prefer to pay via cash. Sales are open 26 August- 6 September. 

We do have a limited inventory of child sizes in our Blue Scottie Dog shirt. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in that style. 

PTO Meeting Reminder

The PTO will meet the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. We will meet via Zoom to enable the broadest participation as possible! Please join us for the first meeting on September 15th.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 6- Red Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 7- Orange Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 8- Yellow Day (Color Week)
  • Friday, September 9- Green Day (Color Week)
  • Monday, September 12- Blue Day (Color Week)
  • Tuesday, September 13- Purple Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 14- Brown Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15- Black Day (Color Week)
  • Friday, September 16- White Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Thursday, September 29 @ 6:30 PM- Community Conversation with Dr. Reid at RSS
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello Scottie Families!  What a treat to see so many of our students and staff (family members, too!) dressed in Bonnie Brae blue and white today for our first spirit day of the year!  A reminder that there is no school on Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  

Thank you for partnering with us to ensure we have had a fantastic first two weeks, and we hope everyone has a fun extended weekend with their family!  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 6- Red Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 7- Orange Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 8- Yellow Day (Color Week)
  • Friday, September 9- Green Day (Color Week)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teamwork

Character Strength Features: You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.

Quote of the Week: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” -Margaret Mead

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos Picture Day Information

Flyers and order forms were sent home again with students today (9/1) and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Volunteer Information

Fall picture day is Tuesday, September 6 and we are in need of 3-5 parent volunteers! Volunteers will help organize classes when they arrive to the gym, hand out picture day portrait cards, and help the day run smoothly. Lifetouch will be onsite from 8:30-3:00 PM.

🍂Please indicate your interest and availability using this Fall Picture Day Volunteer form

🍂Following, someone will contact you to confirm your time. Thank you in advance!

Color Week!

Join us each day from Tuesday, September 6 until Friday, September 17 by wearing the colors of the day here at BBES. Kindergarten will be learning their colors the next two weeks and would love for all Scotties throughout the building in Grades K-6 to participate in wearing the color noted above if possible. Thank you for your support of our young learners!

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Superintendent Community Conversations-Invitation Messaging

Dr. Michelle Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. Events will be scheduled at high schools in each pyramid between August 18 - October 27. Please contact Kathy Ryan, [email protected], or Christie Scott, [email protected], with questions.

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Robinson Secondary School on Thursday, September 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district.

Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as child care and light refreshments. Please register to attend: https://forms.gle/KgpZRCJPG4cWfkCW8 

[SPANISH - AMHARIC - ARABIC - CHINESE - KOREAN - URDU - VIETNAMESE]

COVID Diagnostic Testing
  • Newsletter:COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available at no cost for all currently enrolled FCPS students on select dates throughout the year when transmission may be highest. Diagnostic testing is provided at designated times and locations for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Testing will be available September 6-8 and 12-14. Visit the testing website for information on locations and how to register for an appointment. 

Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.  

  • If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, opt out forms were included in your child’s back-to-school/orientation packets and are available online for Elementary (K-6)
  • Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6).
  • A preview of the FLE Curriculum can be found on our BBES Parent Schoology Course.
  • Program questions may be addressed by contacting our FLE lead, Chris Orahood  at [email protected], or FCPS Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or [email protected].
BBES Parent Course on Schoology

You may have seen your students utilizing Schoology, our schoolwide Learning Management System. Did you know that we also have a Bonnie Brae ES Parent Schoology Course, too? There, you can find lots of helpful information and notices that we put out throughout the year. It is also a great place to access the links for our Parent Coffee and PTO Meetings. We hope to use this platform to house many items going forward. 

New Folder: Non-Profit Organizations - Flyers

New this week: Community Table- Burke Presbyterian Church

In order to access Schoology, you must be signed up for a Parent Vue account and can use those credentials to sign in. Don't have a Parent Vue account? Register today! 

Parent Toolkit

The information shared below can also be found online in the Parent Toolkit.

Health Information and Emergency Care Forms

The Health Information Form (HIF) (SS/SE -71) Health Information Form and the Emergency Care Information form (SS/SE-3) Emergency Care Information provide valuable information regarding student health conditions. 

For SY 22-23, these forms will be required for all students. Parents/guardians may submit these forms either through electronic submission accessed within the [email protected] (weCare) module; or thorough Back to School packets for those families without ParentVue accounts.

SR&R

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS).

  • Please review, sign, and return the SR&R to Bonnie Brae in ParentVue. 
  • Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Digital Resource Consent

At Bonnie Brae Elementary, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources. Please complete these forms so your child is able to access all resources.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our websiteLearn more about our Lightspeed Parent Reports.

PTO Board Positions

The PTO is seeking nominations for the President-Elect and Vice-President of Programs positions on the board.

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected] and 

[email protected]

Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear!

If you missed getting your 2022-2023 Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear at the Open House, there is still time!

We have reopened sales for our Gray, Bonnie Brae Paw Shirt. You can submit your order here: BBES 2022 Spirit-Wear Order Form (google.com) Please make sure you also submit payment via paypal or contact [email protected] if you prefer to pay via cash. Sales are open 26 August- 6 September. 

We do have a limited inventory of child sizes in our Blue Scottie Dog shirt. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in that style. 

PTO Meeting Reminder

The PTO will meet the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. We will meet via Zoom to enable the broadest participation as possible! Please join us for the first meeting on September 15th.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Tuesday, September 6- Red Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 7- Orange Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 8- Yellow Day (Color Week)
  • Friday, September 9- Green Day (Color Week)
  • Monday, September 12- Blue Day (Color Week)
  • Tuesday, September 13- Purple Day (Color Week)
  • Wednesday, September 14- Brown Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15- Black Day (Color Week)
  • Friday, September 16- White Day (Color Week)
  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Picture Day is Coming 09/06

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Volunteers Needed for Picture Day- Fall Individual Photos Volunteer Information

Fall picture day is Tuesday, September 6 and we are in need of 3-5 parent volunteers! Volunteers will help organize classes when they arrive to the gym, hand out picture day portrait cards, and help the day run smoothly. Lifetouch will be onsite from 8:30-3:00 PM.

🍂Please indicate your interest and availability using this Fall Picture Day Volunteer form
🍂  Following, someone will contact you to confirm your time.

Thank you in advance!

  Picture Day Information

Flyers and order forms were sent home via Tuesday Folders and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday

Stay up to date on all things BBES! Subscribe to our School Calendar.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello Scottie families!  Happy Friday!  We have had such an amazing start to the 2022-2023 school year, and seeing our students return has brought us so much joy.  We have had the opportunity to visit classrooms and spend time with students at the bus loop, at kiss and ride, at lunch and at recess. 

Thank you for your patience, especially with transportation, while we have steadily worked out many of the kinks from the first week.  Our kiss and ride process is going quicker each day, and we appreciate that everyone continues to watch for our students during arrival and dismissal, as safety is our top priority.  

Next Thursday, September 1, is our first Bonnie Brae spirit day -- Blue & White Day!  Students and staff (families, too) are encouraged to wear Bonnie Brae spirit wear or our school colors of blue and white.  Spirit days will continue throughout the year, typically on the last Friday of each month, and we will communicate these with our community as dates are finalized. 

As a reminder, there is no school in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5. 

Have a great weekend!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

                                 Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • Monday, August 29- First Day for PreK and Class-based Students
  • Thursday, September 1 - Blue and White Spirit Day
  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Curiosity

Character Strength Features: You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

Quote of the Week: “Curiosity is the one thing invincible in nature.” -Freya Stark

Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 2, and Monday, September 5, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Attendance Matters!

Regular attendance is important not only for academic growth, but also for physical wellbeing and social-emotional health. If you have concerns regarding attendance for your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to the front office. They will connect you with a member of the BBES Attendance Team to help address your needs.

 DID YOU KNOW?

  • Regular school attendance in elementary school improves the chances that your child will read on grade level.
  • Chronic absenteeism (missing 18 or more school days per year) is a primary cause of lower academic achievement even when the absences are "excused" or understandable.
  • Students who attend 90% or more of the school year are more likely to graduate from high school on time.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with peer conflicts or facing some other potentially serious difficulty, and help is available. 
Bonnie Brae Fine Arts Programs- Due Wednesday, 08/31

We are excited to offer Band, Chorus, and Strings to ALL interested 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students!

  • ALL interested 4th Grade students may choose to sign up for STRINGS!
  • ALL interested 5th & 6th Grade students may choose to sign up for either STRINGS, BAND, or CHORUS!

During the first week of school, our students will have the opportunity to see and hear a variety of the Instrumental choices that we offer, so please keep an eye out for more information to come in Tuesday Folders, such as Sign-Up Forms and how to rent an instrument to use for class!

Sign up forms were sent home in Tuesday folders. If you need another form, please reach out to your homeroom teacher or any of the music teachers. Forms are due AUGUST 31.

We are so excited to be together soon!  Please consider signing up for Band or Strings – making music together will really make this year special for all!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Gurian, Band, [email protected]

Mr. Miller, Strings  [email protected]

Mrs. Oedemann, Chorus,[email protected]

Ms. Warr, Chorus, [email protected]

Parent Toolkit Please visit our Parent Toolkit webpage where some yearly action items for all parents to complete are housed. Items with an asterisk (*) are time sensitive and require parent action. Digital Resource Consent

At Bonnie Brae Elementary, our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used.

This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools.

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to the school if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Screen Activity Report for Parents

FCPS has tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our websiteLearn more about our Lightspeed Parent Reports.

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Parent/Guardian Signature

We are extremely happy to have your child in our school with us this year!

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Cafeteria Help Wanted!

Looking for a way to support our school for a few hours each day?  We are in need of a dining attendant to help out during lunch.  Our dining attendant (a paid position) supports students during lunch, with working hours from 10:30 AM-1:45 PM.  Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Hector Collazo, at [email protected], if you are interested! 

PTO Board Positions

The PTO is seeking nominations for the President-Elect and Vice-President of Programs positions on the board.

If you are interested, please reach out to [email protected] and 

[email protected]

Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear!

If you missed getting your 2022-2023 Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear at the Open House, there is still time!

 We have reopened sales for our Gray, Bonnie Brae Paw Shirt. You can submit your order here: BBES 2022 Spirit-Wear Order Form (google.com) Please make sure you also submit payment via paypal or contact [email protected] if you prefer to pay via cash. Sales are open 26 August- 6 September. 

 

We do have a limited inventory of child sizes in our Blue Scottie Dog shirt. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in that style. 

PTO Meeting Reminder

The PTO will meet the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. We will meet via Zoom to enable the broadest participation as possible! Please join us for the first meeting on September 15th.

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos

Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 6 throughout the day! Students will attend picture day with their teachers. Flyers and order forms will be sent home via Tuesday Folders and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Monday, August 29- First Day for PreK Students
  • Thursday, September 1 - Blue and White Spirit Day
  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Weekend (No School)
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day (No School)
  • Tuesday, September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday

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What a great turnout for our Open House and Bonnie Brae Back-to-School BBQ Bash!  It was wonderful to see our Scotties and their families today.  Thank you to the PTO for partnering with us for this event, as we served over 800 hot dogs and 300 slices of pizza!  Also, a HUGE thank you to our staff who worked throughout the day to provide such a welcoming and positive envirnment for our families and students.  

We are looking forward to the first day on Monday!  As we start this year, we are excited to support our students as they connect, collaborate, and create using FCPS Portrait of a Graduate attributes.  We look forward to partnering with you during the 2022-2023 school year!  

As a reminder, school begins at 8:20 AM and ends at 3:15 PM daily.  As we begin a new year, please be patient as buses may run later than usual and the Kiss and Ride line will likely be longer.  We will work together to ensure a safe return to school for all. 

Have a wonderful weekend with your families, Scotties! 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

                                 Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events Parent Toolkit Please visit our Parent Toolkit webpage where some yearly action items for all parents to complete are housed. Items with an asterisk (*) are time sensitive and require parent action. Emergency Care Updates in SIS ParentVue
  • FCPS provides [email protected] (weCare), an emergency care information system, available to FCPS parents and guardians who have registered for their own Parent account
  • weCare helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to go online to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience
  • Contact information provided automatically enrolls parents to receive eNotify communications from the district and their child’s school
  • eNotify is the communications tool for FCPS emergency, transportation, attendance, weather closings and delays, and essential outreach messages
  • Messages are sent via email and text messages. Occasional phone messages are sent as well
  • More information available here
Device Distribution
  • Laptops for Grades 1-6 will be distributed during school over the first two weeks
  • iPads will be distributed to Kindergarten students during the month of September
  • Devices for Grades 3-6 will come home with students nightly and need to be charged
  • Devices for Grades K-2 will remain at school, and only go home as needed
First Day of School
  • School hours are 8:20 – 3:15
  • On the First Day of School, doors will open at 8:15
  • Families are invited to escort their child to class on the first day of school
  • Attending family members will drop child at classroom door and refrain from entering the classroom
  • Please take pictures in advance of entering the school building
Kiss & Ride Sign Up

As we welcome students back to Bonnie Brae ES, we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Bonnie Brae ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride (at our side parking lot), which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please complete the embedded form. Returning and new Kiss and Riders will receive new tags prior to students returning.

Families who have signed up for Kiss and Ride will receive additional information via email.

Bus Transportation
  • Please check ParentVue for assigned bus pick up and drop off time
  • Please arrive early and anticipate delays as drivers perfect routes during the first 7-10 days of school
  • Kindergarten students must be met by a family member at the bus stop.  Kindergarten students will not be released to an elementary aged siblings.
Walkers
  • Students are welcome to walk to school
  • They will enter through Door 1
  • Walkers are permitted to leave school at dismissal via Door 1
  • Kindergarten walkers must be met by a family member at Door 1
Cafeteria
  • Students will be accessing the cafeteria during lunch
  • Students will be washing hands and/or sanitizing before and after lunch
  • Lunch schedules have been developed to maximize space when possible
  • Outdoor seating may be an option classes can explore on occasion
  • Families will not be permitted to eat with their children to start the year due to space limitations
Meal Service
  • Breakfast and Lunch meals are available for purchase in the cafeteria
  • Grant for free meals has ended
  • Families requiring assistance through Free/Reduced Price meal option must apply online
  • Students will be assigned a pin number and must enter it prior to every purchase
  • Hot lunches will be available
  • Menus are now live and available here
  • Consider adding funds to support additional lunch purchases via MySchoolBucks
Bonnie Brae Fine Arts Programs

We are excited to offer Band, Chorus, and Strings to ALL interested 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students!

  • ALL interested 4th Grade students may choose to sign up for STRINGS!
  • ALL interested 5th & 6th Grade students may choose to sign up for either STRINGS, BAND, or CHORUS!

During the first week of school, our students will have the opportunity to see and hear a variety of the Instrumental choices that we offer, so please keep an eye out for more information to come in Tuesday Folders, such as Sign-Up Forms and how to rent an instrument to use for class!

If you are interested in signing up for our Fine Arts Programs, please complete the forms below:

We are so excited to be together soon!  Please consider signing up for Band or Strings – making music together will really make this year special for all!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Gurian, Band, [email protected]

Mr. Miller, Strings  [email protected]

Mrs. Oedemann, Chorus,[email protected]

Ms. Warr, Chorus, [email protected]

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos

Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 6 throughout the day! Students will attend picture day with their teachers. Flyers and order forms will be sent home via Tuesday Folders and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Cafeteria Help Wanted!

Looking for a way to support our school for a few hours each day?  We are in need of a dining attendant to help out during lunch.  Our dining attendant (a paid position) supports students during lunch, with working hours from 10:30 AM-1:45 PM.  Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Hector Collazo, at [email protected], if you are interested! 

New Student Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest Scotties to Bonnie Elementary School! Looking for information about registering a new student with us?

Need assistance? Contact our School Registrar, Jenny Martinez.

Important Information-
  • Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Now is the time for students to be registered. Schools are planning playdates, screenings, teacher visits, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure you don’t miss out! 

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • August 22 @ 8:20 AM- First Day of School!
  • August 24 @ 6:00 - 7:15 PM- Virtual Back to School Night
  • Friday, September 2 – Labor Day
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day
  • September 6- Fall Picture Day
  • Monday, September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 10 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday

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Hello, Scottie families!  We are looking forward to our Open House and Back-to-School BBQ Bash on Friday!  Please see below for reminders of our Friday schedule, with recommendations of when to attend by last name.  Additionally, families will be able to find their child's teacher in SIS ParentVue on Thursday, August 18. 

See you soon, Scotties!!  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

                                 Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • August 19- Open House/Meet the Teacher!
    • 9:00-10:00 AM- Kindergarten 
    • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM- Grades 1-6
      • 10-11AM student last name starting with A-L (Recommended)
      • 11-12PM student last name starting with M-Z(Recommended)
  • August 19- Back-to-School BBES BBQ Bash! RSVP Here.
  • August 22 @ 8:20 AM- First Day of School!
  • August 24 @ 6:00 - 7:15 PM- Virtual Back to School Night
Welcome Back, Scotties! Save the Date for our Opening Events.

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Back to School Bonnie Brae BBQ Bash Planning

In order to help us plan for this event, please indicate your attendance if your family intends to attend the BBQ on August 19, from 11:15 - 12:30 PM

Kiss & Ride Sign Up

As we welcome students back to Bonnie Brae ES, we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Bonnie Brae ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride (at our side parking lot), which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please complete the embedded form. Returning and new Kiss and Riders will receive new tags prior to students returning.

Parent Toolkit Please visit our Parent Toolkit webpage where some yearly action items for all parents to complete are housed. Items with an asterisk (*) are time sensitive and require parent action. Bonnie Brae Fine Arts Programs

We are excited to offer Strings or Band Ensemble to ALL interested 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students!

  • ALL interested 4th Grade students may choose to sign up for STRINGS!
  • ALL interested 5th & 6th Grade students may choose to sign up for either STRINGS or BAND!

During the first week of school, our students will have the opportunity to see and hear a variety of the Instrumental choices that we offer, so please keep an eye out for more information to come in Tuesday Folders, such as Sign-Up Forms and how to rent an instrument to use for class!

We are so excited to be together soon!  Please consider signing up for Band or Strings – making music together will really make this year special for all!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Miller, Strings  [email protected]

Mr. Gurian, Band, [email protected]

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos

Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 6 throughout the day! Students will attend picture day with their teachers. Flyers and order forms will be sent home via Tuesday Folders and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Cafeteria Help Wanted!

Looking for a way to support our school for a few hours each day?  We are in need of a dining attendant to help out during lunch.  Our dining attendant (a paid position) supports students during lunch, with working hours from 10:30 AM-1:45 PM.  Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Hector Collazo, at [email protected], if you are interested! 

New Student Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest Scotties to Bonnie Elementary School! Looking for information about registering a new student with us?

Need assistance? Contact our School Registrar, Jenny Martinez.

Important Information-
  • Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Now is the time for students to be registered. Schools are planning playdates, screenings, teacher visits, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure you don’t miss out! 

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

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Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

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Hello, Scottie families!  We hope you all have been having a fantastic summer, filled with reading, fun, and relaxation!  You will find many important back-to-school updates in this newsletter, including the Parent Toolkit section, with information pertinent to the beginning of the year. 

Additionally, we want to remind everyone of our upcoming Open House and Back-to-School Bonnie Brae BBQ Bash, both scheduled for next Friday, August 19.  See below for details! 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

                                 Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • August 19- Open House/Meet the Teacher!
    • 9:00-10:00 AM- Kindergarten 
    • 10:00-12:00 PM- Grades 1-6
      • 10-11am student last name starting with A-L (Recommended)
      • 11-12pm student last name starting with M-Z (Recommended)
  • August 19- Back-to-School BBES BBQ Bash! RSVP Here.
  • August 22 @ 8:20 AM- First Day of School!
  • August 24 @ 6:00 - 7:15 PM- Virtual Back to School Night
Welcome Back, Scotties! Save the Date for our Opening Events.

View and translate this information on our website.

Back to School Bonnie Brae BBQ Bash Planning

In order to help us plan for this event, please indicate your attendance if your family intends to attend the BBQ on August 19, from 11:15 - 12:30 PM

Kiss & Ride Sign Up

As we welcome students back to Bonnie Brae ES, we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Bonnie Brae ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride (at our side parking lot), which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please complete the embedded form. Returning and new Kiss and Riders will receive new tags prior to students returning.

Parent Toolkit Please visit our Parent Toolkit webpage where some yearly action items for all parents to complete are housed. Items with an asterisk (*) are time sensitive and require parent action. Bonnie Brae Fine Arts Programs

We are excited to offer Strings or Band Ensemble to ALL interested 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students!

  • ALL interested 4th Grade students may choose to sign up for STRINGS!
  • ALL interested 5th & 6th Grade students may choose to sign up for either STRINGS or BAND!

During the first week of school, our students will have the opportunity to see and hear a variety of the Instrumental choices that we offer, so please keep an eye out for more information to come in Tuesday Folders, such as Sign-Up Forms and how to rent an instrument to use for class!

We are so excited to be together soon!  Please consider signing up for Band or Strings – making music together will really make this year special for all!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Miller, Strings  [email protected]

Mr. Gurian, Band, [email protected]

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos

Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 6 throughout the day! Students will attend picture day with their teachers. Flyers and order forms will be sent home via Tuesday Folders and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Cafeteria Help Wanted!

Looking for a way to support our school for a few hours each day?  We are in need of a dining attendant to help out during lunch.  Our dining attendant (a paid position) supports students during lunch, with working hours from 10:30 AM-1:45 PM.  Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Hector Collazo, at [email protected], if you are interested! 

New Student Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest Scotties to Bonnie Elementary School! Looking for information about registering a new student with us?

Need assistance? Contact our School Registrar, Jenny Martinez.

Important Information-
  • Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Now is the time for students to be registered. Schools are planning playdates, screenings, teacher visits, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure you don’t miss out! 

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

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Popsicles on the Playground

Popsicles on the Playground- We are looking forward to bringing students and families together for some Summer Fun! On Tuesday, August 2 at 5 PM, we are thrilled to host our second Popsicles on the Playground event to welcome any new to BBES and/or rising Kindergarten Families on our Blacktop Playground! Families may enter our Main Entrance at Door 1 to access the playground area. We can't wait to get to know you better!

July 31: Last Chance to Order Supply Kits

We know you love battling the crowds for the last yellow notebook on the store shelf, but why not spend an extra afternoon at the pool and buy your school supplies in one click from Campus Survival Kits? The more parents who order, the more free supplies the school receives so stretch your dollar and your summer fun by ordering today! Order by July 31 for guaranteed delivery to the school before the back to school orientation. Visit Campus Survival Kits today.

Learn more about each grade level's supply lists at Bonnie Brae ES.

Welcome, Assistant Principal Vershaw!

Please join us in welcoming our Assistant Principal Natalie Vershaw to Bonnie Brae ES! We are excited to have her join our team and cannot wait for her to meet the Bonnie Brae community! Read more about Mrs. Vershaw.

Welcome Back, Scotties! Save the Date for our Opening Events.

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Back to School Bonnie Brae BBQ Bash Planning

In order to help us plan for this event, please indicate your attendance if your family intends to attend the BBQ on August 19, from 11:15 - 12:30 PM

New Student Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest Scotties to Bonnie Elementary School! Looking for information about registering a new student with us?

Need assistance? Contact our School Registrar, Jenny Martinez.

Important Information-
  • Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Now is the time for students to be registered. Schools are planning playdates, screenings, teacher visits, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure you don’t miss out! 
Cafeteria Help Wanted!

Looking for a way to support our school for a few hours each day?  We are in need of a dining attendant to help out during lunch.  Our dining attendant (a paid position) supports students during lunch, with working hours from 10:30 AM-1:45 PM.  Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Hector Collazo, at [email protected], if you are interested! 

Paperless Opt-Outs Available!

As a part of our ongoing efforts to streamline paper processes, parents can now select a number of opt-out’s electronically via ParentVUE.  Once you have signed into your ParentVUE account, simply select the “Student Info” tab and click on “Edit Information.” You will find opt-out’s listed there.  Parents that do not yet have a ParentVUE account will still be able to use paper forms for notification. If you need to set up your ParentVUE account, you can create one online via the FCPS ParentVUE Registration page.

Be Wise, Immunize! Required Vaccines for 2022-23 School Year

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space This School Year and Beyond

FCPS is proud of its caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families. The Fairfax County School Board’s recently approved a Trust Policy that solidifies that commitment. It aligns with Fairfax County’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy to ensure that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. FCPS’ new Trust Policy webpage will be live soon, with the policy and other important information available in eight languages. Please keep an eye out for the link in an upcoming issue of FCPS This Week.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

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Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES Updates- Summer Edition- July 22

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  • August 2 at 5:00 PM Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 19 Open House/Meet the Teacher!
    • 9:00-10:00 AM  Kindergarten 
    • 10:00-12:00 PM Grades 1-6
  • August 22 First Day of School!
  • August 24 Virtual Back to School Night, 6:00-7:15 PM 
Popsicles on the Playground 

We are looking forward to opportunities to bring students and families together this summer. We have set aside the following dates for students and families to connect with one another on the playground. 

  • August 2nd at 5:00 PM (New to Bonnie Brae and Rising Kindergarten Families) 
Be Wise, Immunize! Required Vaccines for 2022-23 School Year

All students are required to be immunized against certain communicable diseases to attend school in the state of Virginia. It is important for all students to receive the required immunizations. 

Please talk with your family healthcare provider about whether or not your children are up to date on their vaccines before the new school year begins. Submit updated immunization records to your school as soon as possible. 

More information on immunization requirements and the necessary documentation is available online.

Kindergarten Registration 

Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 

Now is the time for students to be registered. Schools are planning playdates, screenings, teacher visits, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure you don’t miss out! 

Students should be registered at the school they will be attending. A boundary locator is available online, along with a list of required documents, and additional help for military families, families who need language assistance, and other forms of support. 

If you have not already, be sure to sign up for your school’s newsletter to learn more about school events, celebrations, and deadlines. Find the sign up link on each school’s website, or view the full list online.

Providing a Safe and Welcoming Space This School Year and Beyond

FCPS is proud of its caring culture and strives to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all students and families. The Fairfax County School Board’s recently approved Trust Policy solidifies that commitment. It aligns with Fairfax County’s Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy to ensure that FCPS students and families can access FCPS benefits and services without fear that information will be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to federal immigration officials. FCPS’ new Trust Policy webpage will be live soon, with the policy and other important information available in eight languages. Please keep an eye out for the link in an upcoming issue of FCPS This Week.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

*The office will be closed July 4-8

 

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours 

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BBES Summer School Instructional Hours

(beginning 07/11-07/29)

8:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

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Bonnie Brae ES Updates- Summer Edition- July 8

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Popsicles on the Playground 

We are looking forward to bringing students and families together for some Summer Fun! Tomorrow, July 14 at 10 am, we are thrilled to host our first Popsicles on the Playground event to welcome our rising Kindergarten Families on our Blacktop Playground! Families may enter our Main Entrance at Door 1 to access the playground area. We can't wait to get to know you better!

 

If you are unable to attend tomorrow's opportunity, we will be hosting another Popsicles on the Playground on August 2nd at 5:00 PM (New to Bonnie Brae and Rising Kindergarten Families).

School Supplies

Bonnie Brae Supply Lists for Grades K-6 are now visible on our website. For the second year, we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits to offer parents an easy and hassle-free option to purchase school supplies. All kits will be ready and delivered to our school before the first day. The order deadline for a Campus Supply Kit is July 15Learn more about how to order a Campus Survival Kit!

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

*The office will be closed July 4-8

 

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  • July 14 @ 10:00 AM- Popsicles on the Playground
  • July 15- Campus Supply Kit Ordering Deadline
  • August 2 @ 5:00 PM- Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 22- First Day of School!
Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours 

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

BBES Summer School Instructional Hours

(beginning 07/11-07/29)

8:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

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Bonnie Brae ES Updates- Summer Edition- July 8

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View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • July 14th at 10:00 AM Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 2nd at 5:00 PM Popsicles on the Playground
  • August 22- First Day of School!
Popsicles on the Playground 

We are looking forward to opportunities to bring students and families together this summer. We have set aside the following dates for students and families to connect with one another on the playground. 

  • July 14th at 10:00 AM (Rising Kindergarten Families) 
  • August 2nd at 5:00 PM (New to Bonnie Brae and Rising Kindergarten Families) 
Be Wise, Immunize! Required Vaccines for 2022-23 School Year

As we begin to look ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we encourage everyone to Be Wise, Immunize! Immunizations are required for public school entry and help keep children protected from many diseases. Many children missed their well check-ups and their recommended childhood immunizations during recent years of disruptions from COVID-19. It is critical to catch up now to keep children healthy and protect them from serious diseases.

We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider to make sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible. If your child needs a vaccine to complete their records, you can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or visit the Fairfax County Health Department website for a schedule of child immunization clinics. 

School Supplies

Bonnie Brae Supply Lists for Grades K-6 are now visible on our website. For the second year, we have partnered with Campus Survival Kits to offer parents an easy and hassle-free option to purchase school supplies. All kits will be ready and delivered to our school before the first day. Learn more about how to order a Campus Survival Kit!

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application ten  days prior to the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.  

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. Schools also benefit from funding opportunities based on Free and Reduced Price Meal application numbers. 

Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

*The office will be closed July 4-8

 

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours 

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BBES Summer School Instructional Hours

(beginning 07/11-07/29)

8:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

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Follow Us On Social Media!

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae Elementary

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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5420 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 | Main Office: 703.321.3900
Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

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