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Continuity of Learning

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Below is a brief reminder of summer continuity of learning. Please go to new information.  Registration is required.

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

New Information

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members.  Registration is required.  To register your child for office hours and to receive a secure link, please complete the Google form at https://forms.gle/7c9nhs5obnioqmgYA

 

Please contact April Cage at alcage@fcps.edu, if you have any questions.

                               The schedule is as follows:

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Hello Everyone! The PTO is offering the opportunity for parents to order school supplies which will be delivered directly to Bonnie Brae.    Here is the information for our Teacher Tailored Schoolkits following the 2020 Teacher lists.  The website will be live until June 21st, 2020.  Our agreement provides the PTO with 10% of the total sales.   You will need the website and the account number to order. WEBSITE: www.ShopTTKits.com ACCT #: 93947   Thanks so much.

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Have a wonderful summer!

Dear Bonnie,

What a wild ride this school year has been!  I am so proud of our school community.  Through the thick and thin, we pulled together to create an amazing experience of virtual learning for students, teachers and families!  I would like to give a sincere thank you to each of our parents who became teachers overnight!  Some of you even taught multiple grade levels while maintaining your own responsibilities for work and home!  Thank you!

Here is a brief message to our school community!  Enjoy your summer!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fduQ5Mutsdw&feature=youtu.be

 

Sending virtual hugs to each of you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

Continuity of Learning

Dear Parents/Guardians,

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended distance learning opportunities for students throughout the summer. Your students will have access to skill practice through the iReady digital lessons through the FCPS public Universal Screener website. Students will need to enter their FCPS login credentials to access these resources. These digital activities will be available until Friday, July 31st.

Additionally, students currently in grades K-6 will receive both a Mathematics and a Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June. Digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide recommended practice activities for students to review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year; they are not intended to preview content from next year’s grade level but rather reinforce essential learning from this past year.

As students access these activities from June 29 to July 31, they will have the opportunity to attend one virtual office hour each week with one of our own outstanding staff members.  All students will receive information about how to connect to their class through their Gmail account on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by their summer school teacher.  Your child will join the grade level class that matches the grade level content practice book you receive.

Please contact April Cage at alcage@fcps.edu, if you have any questions.

                               The draft schedule is as follows:

End of year pictures! We will miss you! These Scotties are headed to 3rd grade! The 6th grade promotion was a success! Parent Input Form (last day)

We are reviewing the information you've provided about learning environments for your son/daughter. The form will not be available after this week.  Please use this link to share information about the type of learning environment that your student will thrive in! Please complete this form by June 12, 2020. Here is the link to the form. You must copy and paste in a separate tab for it to work. https://forms.gle/EW3pj7CQQXi9siFd7

As a gentle reminder, please DO NOT request specific teachers or use teacher names. Thanks in advance!

 

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

As a gentle reminder, student pick-up will continue Monday and Tuesday.  There will be some teachers on hand to help us make sure you receive your student's items.  In some cases, not all items are identifiable.  Please know that we will do our best to ensure all items are returned to the rightful owner. 

Important Note: Display in your car window your student's Last name, First name and their teacher's name on a sheet of paper that can be seen from the front window.

Monday, June 8th, 1-4 pm 

(Grades K-6, families w/multiple children) Bus Loop

Tuesday, June 9th, 10:00 am  to 12:00 pm 

(FECEP, PAC, Enhanced Autism) Bus Loop

If you do not wish to retrieve your child’s classroom belongings at all, please fill out the form located in this link: https://forms.gle/q9y7STHdnfeUpdxr6 to let us know. Please note that by filling out this form, your student’s items will not be bagged or available for pick-up. School supplies may be donated or saved for future use by the school.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

6th grade Curbside Ceremony, Wednesday, June 10th at 9:30 am

The "curbside" promotion ceremony will take place on the original date, June 10th at 9:30 am. The "curbside" celebration will take place in the bus loop. Teachers will be there to celebrate our 6th graders by handing out promotion certificates, awards, trophies and medals for all their accomplishments as you and your family drive thru.

There will not be opportunities to take photos with staff at this time.  FCPS must follow the strict guidelines from the health department on social distancing.  If that changes before June 10th, you'll be the first to know.

 

The draft promotion schedule is below. 

 9:30  am  Mrs. Carlson

10:00 am  Mr. Vericker

10:30 am  Mrs. Turner

11:00 am  Mrs. Tighe

 

The school will be decorated with balloons and yard signs that you and your family can access before and after the entire celebration is over to commemorate their final days at Bonnie Brae. This is a small celebration to honor their hard work and the time we've spent together at Bonnie Brae over the years.  More details about this very special day will come soon so that you may plan accordingly.

Summer Learning
  • Due to school closures, FCPS will make a virtual option available to all students and families who wish to continue distance learning throughout the summer.
  • Virtual resources will be available on Blackboard 24-7, and Language Arts and Math review workbooks will be mailed home to students.
  • Designated teachers will be available to meet virtually with students to do check-ins and support student learning from Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31. 

 

Parent Input Form

We are reviewing the information you've provided about learning environments for your son/daughter. The form will not be available after this week.  Please use this link to share information about the type of learning environment that your student will thrive in! Please complete this form by June 12, 2020. Here is the link to the form. You must copy and paste in a separate tab for it to work. https://forms.gle/EW3pj7CQQXi9siFd7

As a gentle reminder, please DO NOT request specific teachers or use teacher names. Thanks in advance!

 

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

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

As a gentle reminder, student pick-up will continue Monday and Tuesday.  There will be some teachers on hand to help us make sure you receive your student's items.  In some cases, not all items are identifiable.  Please know that we will do our best to ensure all items are returned to the rightful owner. 

Important Note: Display in your car window your student's Last name, First name and their teacher's name on a sheet of paper that can be seen from the front window.

Monday, June 8th, 1-4 pm 

(Grades K-6, families w/multiple children) Bus Loop

Tuesday, June 9th, 1-4 pm 

(FECEP, PAC, Enhanced Autism) Bus Loop

If you do not wish to retrieve your child’s classroom belongings at all, please fill out the form located in this link: https://forms.gle/q9y7STHdnfeUpdxr6 to let us know. Please note that by filling out this form, your student’s items will not be bagged or available for pick-up. School supplies may be donated or saved for future use by the school.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

6th grade Curbside Ceremony, Wednesday, June 10th at 9:30 am

The "curbside" promotion ceremony will take place on the original date, June 10th at 9:30 am. The "curbside" celebration will take place in the bus loop. Teachers will be there to celebrate our 6th graders by handing out promotion certificates, awards, trophies and medals for all their accomplishments as you and your family drive thru.

There will not be opportunities to take photos with staff at this time.  FCPS must follow the strict guidelines from the health department on social distancing.  If that changes before June 10th, you'll be the first to know.

 

The draft promotion schedule is below. 

 9:30  am  Mrs. Carlson

10:00 am  Mr. Vericker

10:30 am  Mrs. Turner

11:00 am  Mrs. Tighe

 

The school will be decorated with balloons and yard signs that you and your family can access before and after the entire celebration is over to commemorate their final days at Bonnie Brae. This is a small celebration to honor their hard work and the time we've spent together at Bonnie Brae over the years.  More details about this very special day will come soon so that you may plan accordingly.

Summer Learning
  • Due to school closures, FCPS will make a virtual option available to all students and families who wish to continue distance learning throughout the summer.
  • Virtual resources will be available on Blackboard 24-7, and Language Arts and Math review workbooks will be mailed home to students.
  • Designated teachers will be available to meet virtually with students to do check-ins and support student learning from Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 31. 

 

Parent Input Form

We are reviewing the information you've provided about learning environments for your son/daughter. The form will not be available after this week.  Please use this link to share information about the type of learning environment that your student will thrive in! Please complete this form by June 12, 2020. Here is the link to the form. You must copy and paste in a separate tab for it to work. https://forms.gle/EW3pj7CQQXi9siFd7

As a gentle reminder, please DO NOT request specific teachers or use teacher names. Thanks in advance!

 

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

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

As I sit and ponder over the recent events in  our country, like many of you,  I am brought to tears and real sadness.  Racism and inequity must be addressed if we want a better future for all of our children.  As FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Brabrand shared, “Racism and hate have no place in FCPS. FCPS is a place where we strive for love, inclusiveness, and compassion for all while providing hope for the future.” Bonnie Brae will continue to stand on those values.  Together, we can, and we will make a difference.

At Bonnie Brae, we will continue to challenge our norms and practices. We will continue to listen to each other’s stories, to hear the perspectives of our staff, students and their families.  We will build relationships that embrace and celebrate our individuality and diversity. We are committed to teaching our young students how to be compassionate and brave individuals who respect and honor differences. We will foster open hearts and open minds. We believe, “I, You, We Matter.” 

We have heard from many of you who are hurting and disappointed and not sure how to share the news with your children. Some of you are even wondering if you should share at all. We recognize that while the recent events may be visible to our children, these acts are not new and the societal response can shift thinking. We also recognize that pain, fear, confusion and anger are natural emotions that accompany such images and lead our children to ask questions.  These questions may be difficult to answer at times.

If you and/or your children need support with talking about the recent events, I have added a few resources below. As always, our school mental health team  and administrators are also available if you need additional support. We don’t have the answers yet. We can promise that we will continue to work together to teach, love and honor our differences and acknowledge that it’s those differences that make us stronger and better as a school community.

 

Children’s Books:

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

Talking Tips:

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/young-kids-racial-injustice

 Teaching Tolerance, Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education:

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/critical-practices-for-antibias-education

American School Counseling Association Race and Equity Resources: 

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors/professional-development/learn-more/race-and-equity-resources

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

PTO Meeting Tomorrow @ 6pm

All the information you need to join in on the meeting is below.  Thanks in advance for your participation.

 

Topic: BBES June PTO Meeting

Time: Jun 4, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75008139919?pwd=NHZFdGQ2WStxNW5memxxYXFnbXVmUT09

 

Meeting ID: 750 0813 9919

Password: 3qRXpS

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Student Pick-up Schedule

Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

 

As a gentle reminder, student pick-up begins mid-week.  There will be some teachers on hand to help us make sure you receive your student's items.  In some cases, not all items are identifiable.  Please know that we will do our best to ensure all items are returned to the rightful owner. 

Important Note: Display in your car window your student's Last name, First name and their teacher's name on a sheet of paper that can be seen from the front window.

Grade:

Curbside Pickup Date/Time

Kindergarten   Kiss N Ride

Return books borrowed

June 3rd 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1st Grade    Bus Loop

Return books borrowed

June 3rd 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2nd Grade    Kiss N Ride

Return books borrowed

June 4th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3rd Grade    Bus Loop

Return books borrowed

June 4th 2:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

4th Grade Kiss N Ride

Return Patrol belts and books

June 5th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

5th Grade   Bus Loop

Return Patrol belts and books

June 5th 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

6th Grade    Kiss N Ride

Tighe & Turner

Return books & patrol belts

June 5th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

6th Grade   Bus Loop

Carlson & Vericker

Return books & patrol belts

June 5th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Multiple grade levels Kiss N Ride

June 8th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Multiple grade levels   Bus Loop

June 8th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ECCB PAC EA & FECEP Bus Loop

June 9th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

If you do not wish to retrieve your child’s classroom belongings at all, please fill out the form located in this link: https://forms.gle/q9y7STHdnfeUpdxr6 to let us know. Please note that by filling out this form, your student’s items will not be bagged or available for pick-up. School supplies may be donated or saved for future use by the school.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

Update: Returning items

Laptops:  All students K-6 will keep their laptops over the summer for distance learning UNLESS you are moving. If you are moving, please return your laptop and charger on the designated student pick up day for your grade level. 

We will have a spot identified where students can return items that they have borrowed from school and or their teacher (books-classroom or library, patrol belts, etc.). 

Instrument Drop off (6th grade only and students moving)

If you are MOVING or have RENTED an instrument from the school or county or you are a 6th grader, we will be collecting your instrument on your scheduled pick up day.

 

6th grade Curbside Ceremony, June 10th at 9:30 am

The "curbside" promotion ceremony will take place on the original date, June 10th at 9:30 am. The "curbside" celebration will take place in the bus loop. Teachers will be there to celebrate our 6th graders by handing out promotion certificates, awards, trophies and medals for all their accomplishments as you and your family drive thru.

There will not be opportunities to take photos with staff at this time.  FCPS must follow the strict guidelines from the health department on social distancing.  If that changes before June 10th, you'll be the first to know

 

The draft promotion schedule is below. 

 9:30  am  Mrs. Carlson

10:00 am  Mr. Vericker

10:30 am  Mrs. Turner

11:00 am  Mrs. Tighe

 

The school will be decorated with balloons and yard signs that you and your family can access before and after the entire celebration is over to commemorate their final days at Bonnie Brae. This is a small celebration to honor their hard work and the time we've spent together at Bonnie Brae over the years.  More details about this very special day will come soon so that you may plan accordingly.

Register Now! It impacts staffing at each grade level.

Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please contact the school registrar as soon as you can. We appreciate your support in this effort!  This helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students.

All registrations will be done by email.  Please use the link below to find the form for registering your child.  Since Covid19, we've made some adjustments.

Here is the link for the kindergarten registration.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-kindergarten-orientation-2020-21

Please contact Michele McLaughlin, our school registrar at  msmclaughlin@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

Parent Input Form

It is important to us that we create learning environments where your children thrive!  We value your input to help us do that!  In the final weeks of school, teachers will collaborate to create a classroom of students where each child can grow and contribute in a way that builds community. As a school, we'd like to seek your input as well. You know your children best!  Please use this link to share information about the type of learning environment that your student will thrive in! Please complete this form by June 12, 2020. Here is the link to the form. You must copy and paste in a separate tab for it to work. https://forms.gle/EW3pj7CQQXi9siFd7

As a gentle reminder, please DO NOT request specific teachers or use teacher names. Thanks in advance!

 

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

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Updated Student Pick-up Schedule

Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

 

Please read the updated schedule for student pick up below.  We will conduct student pick up by grade level. If a student has medication, you will need to sign for it at your vehicle.  Please look at your specific date and time.  If you have children at multiple grade levels, you can wait until June 8th. 

We will be hosting the required Vehicle Curbside Pickup of these items by grade level on the following days in the Bonnie Brae Kiss N Ride area and Bus Loop: You will be asked to pop the trunk so that items can be placed inside.

Grade:

Curbside Pickup Date/Time

Kindergarten   Kiss N Ride

Return books borrowed

June 3rd 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1st Grade    Bus Loop

Return books borrowed

June 3rd 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2nd Grade    Kiss N Ride

Return books borrowed

June 4th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3rd Grade    Bus Loop

Return books borrowed

June 4th 2:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

4th Grade Kiss N Ride

Return Patrol belts and books

June 5th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

5th Grade   Bus Loop

Return Patrol belts and books

June 5th 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

6th Grade    Kiss N Ride

Tighe & Turner

Return laptops, books & patrol belts

June 5th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

6th Grade   Bus Loop

Carlson & Vericker

Return laptops, books & patrol belts

June 5th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Multiple grade levels Kiss N Ride

June 8th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Multiple grade levels   Bus Loop

June 8th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ECCB PAC EA & FECEP Bus Loop

June 9th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

If you do not wish to retrieve your child’s classroom belongings at all, please fill out the form located in this link: https://forms.gle/q9y7STHdnfeUpdxr6 to let us know. Please note that by filling out this form, your student’s items will not be bagged or available for pick-up. School supplies may be donated or saved for future use by the school.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

Returning items!

Please read below. You only need to turn in an instrument or laptop if you are a 6th grader and/or you are moving!  Everyone else will keep their laptops and instruments until further information is provided.

We will have a spot identified where students can return items that they have borrowed from school and or their teacher (books-classroom or library, patrol belts, etc.). 

Instrument Drop off (6th grade only and students moving)

If you are MOVING or have RENTED an instrument from the school or county or you are a 6th grader, we will be collecting your instrument on your scheduled pick up day.

 

6th grade Curbside Ceremony, June 10th at 9:30 am

The "curbside" promotion ceremony will take place on the original date, June 10th at 9:30 am. The "curbside" celebration will take place in the bus loop. Teachers will be there to celebrate our 6th graders by handing out promotion certificates, awards, trophies and medals for all their accomplishments as you and your family drive thru.

There will not be opportunities to take photos with staff at this time.  FCPS must follow the strict guidelines from the health department on social distancing.  If that changes before June 10th, you'll be the first to know

The school will be decorated with balloons and yard signs that you and your family can access before and after the entire celebration is over to commemorate their final days at Bonnie Brae. This is a small celebration to honor their hard work and the time we've spent together at Bonnie Brae over the years.  More details about this very special day will come soon so that you may plan accordingly.

Virtual Spirit Week! 5/26-5/29 Register Now!

Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please contact the school registrar as soon as you can. We appreciate your support in this effort!  This helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students.

All registrations will be done by email.  Please use the link below to find the form for registering your child.  Since Covid19, we've made some adjustments.

Here is the link for the kindergarten registration.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-kindergarten-orientation-2020-21

Please contact Michele McLaughlin, our school registrar at  msmclaughlin@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

We miss these faces, and so many more! Parent Input Form

It is important to us that we create learning environments where your children thrive!  We value your input to help us do that!  In the final weeks of school, teachers will collaborate to create a classroom of students where each child can grow and contribute in a way that builds community. As a school, we'd like to seek your input as well. You know your children best!  Please use this link to share information about the type of learning environment that your student will thrive in! Please complete this form by June 12, 2020. Here is the link to the form. You must copy and paste in a separate tab for it to work. https://forms.gle/EW3pj7CQQXi9siFd7

As a gentle reminder, please DO NOT request specific teachers or use teacher names. Thanks in advance!

 

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

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

The Bonnie Brae Staff will be hard at work over the next two weeks packing up classrooms and identifiable student items from the school year. They will collect and bag up all items from student desks, classroom cubbies, etc.

Please understand that during this process, some unmarked items may not be able to be identified as belonging to a specific student

We will be hosting the required Vehicle Curbside Pickup of these items by last name on the following days in the Bonnie Brae Kiss N Ride area and Bus Loop:

Last Name Begins With:

Curbside Pickup Date/Time

A – B    Kiss N Ride

June 3rd 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

C – D    Bus Loop

June 3rd 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

E – G    Kiss N Ride

June 4th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

H – J    Bus Loop

June 4th 2:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

K – M  Kiss N Ride

June 5th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

N – O   Bus Loop

June 5th 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

P – R    Kiss N Ride

June 5th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

S – T    Bus Loop

June 5th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

U – W Kiss N Ride

June 8th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

X – Z    Bus Loop

June 8th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

We will also have a spot identified where students can return items that they have borrowed from school and or their teacher (books-classroom or library, patrol belts, etc.).  We will not be collecting laptops or instruments during this time.  If you have borrowed a laptop or rented an instrument from the school, there will be a separate return process for these items. 

If you do not wish to retrieve your child’s classroom belongings at all, please fill out the form located in this link: https://forms.gle/q9y7STHdnfeUpdxr6 to let us know. Please note that by filling out this form, your student’s items will not be bagged or available for pick-up. School supplies may be donated or saved for future use by the school.

More specific instructions and additional updates will be coming as we get closer to the date for student pick-up.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

Virtual Spirit Week! 5/18-5/22 Register Now!

Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please contact the school registrar as soon as you can. We appreciate your support in this effort!  This helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students.

All registrations will be done by email.  Please use the link below to find the form for registering your child.  Since Covid19, we've made some adjustments.

Here is the link for the kindergarten registration.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-kindergarten-orientation-2020-21

Please contact Michele McLaughlin, our school registrar at  msmclaughlin@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

Flat Teacher Adventures @ BBES

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

We are so excited to have successfully completed another week of distance learning.  Students are engaged in lessons that we believe will positively impact them in the long run.

We'd like to say thank you to all the families who helped to make this past week very special for our staff. Each note, gift, video message, drawing and surprise made them all feel loved and appreciated.  We are so fortunate to have such a caring community.  In these uncertain times, we lean on the things that bring us joy, peace and love.  Thank you for filling our week with an abundance of it!  To top it all off, Mr. Collazo combined your messages, videos and pictures for the grand finale!  Click the link and grab a box of Kleenex! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maq-R1dnGzg

We look forward to another successful week with students! 

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

Virtual Spirit Week! Mental Health Corner

Mental Health and Self-Care for Caretakers:

As caretakers it’s incredibly important to monitor our mental health and wellness during this challenging time. We’re finding new ways to navigate our relationships and everyday lives, which can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. Several organizations are offering free virtual events designed to help support adult self-care and mental health. Please check out the link below to find event descriptions and registrations.

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/upcoming-events-support-mental-health-and-wellness

Register Now!

Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please contact the school registrar as soon as you can. We appreciate your support in this effort!  This helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students.

All registrations will be done by email.  Please use the link below to find the form for registering your child.  Since Covid19, we've made some adjustments.

Here is the link for the kindergarten registration.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-kindergarten-orientation-2020-21

Please contact Michele McLaughlin, our school registrar at  msmclaughlin@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

Curbside Teacher Appreciation! Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for all you do!

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Attention: Picture Messages needed!

Dear Bonnie Brae,

We want to make Teacher Appreciation Week extra special!  Please send me a photo of your child holding a special message to their teacher or to all Bonnie Brae teachers.  Mr. Collazo will compile them into a very special message at the end of the week!    

It's going to be a nice surprise and we'd love to have as many Scotties as possible!

I have received some already! Thank you! 

 

Best,

 

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Alcage@fcps.edu

 

 

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

Our students had a successful week with distance learning!  We are so happy to see students back online with their teachers and friends. The students are doing a great job participating in their sessions and being good digital citizens.  Please continue to remind them of their digital footprint and ways to stay safe and be responsible online. 

Now that the classroom teachers are settling in with students, our specialists will introduce their live sessions to students.

The specialists have been working hard to host a variety of Art, Library, Music, PE, and Band & String sessions with you.  Check out their new website, https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/bbespecialists/home… and register to attend one of their live sessions.  It's that easy!  We hope you'll decide to register for at least one! They will be there waiting for your student!

Please keep in mind that the sessions will be recorded so you can always view them at your own convenience.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Video messages or pictures can be uploaded here! Please keep videos to 1 minute or less.  https://bit.ly/2Wnwpnz

Registration is open for all students

Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please contact the school registrar as soon as you can. We appreciate your support in this effort!  This helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students.

All registrations will be done by email.  Please use the link below to find the form for registering your child.  Since Covid19, we've made some adjustments.

Here is the link for the kindergarten registration.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-kindergarten-orientation-2020-21

Please contact Michele McLaughlin, our school registrar at  msmclaughlin@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

A Look into Specials

Copy and paste the link below into a new window to find the full schedule for the week. The link to register for a session can be found on the BBES website and above in the first part of the newsletter.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/node/4222 

Bonnie Brae PTO

Officers needed! The PTO wants you! The next meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2020 at 6 pm! Click the link to find out when elections are happening and who to contact to attend!

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/announcements/pto-elections-announcement

Student Intention Forms for 2020-2021

We need your help in projecting our total enrollment for next school year.  For families NOT returning to Bonnie Brae Elementary School in the fall of 2020-21, please complete and return the “Student’s Intention for the Next School Year” form by Friday, May 8, 2020. 

Please note that an individual form should be completed for each student in your household that attends Bonnie Brae Elementary School.  Use this link to complete the form.  https://forms.gle/7xDiFLatACPKd1p76

  

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Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

We want to take a moment to thank our entire school community for your continued support.  We have had fun celebrating the Month of the Military Child along with our spirit week activities.  We hope you enjoyed the video to students, teachers and families showing a small glimpse of our recent time together.  If won't be long before we're all back together again. Here is it again if you missed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ZvFIT6lNI

Earlier this week, principals, school leaders and teachers engaged in training to get our Distance Learning Plan back on track.  We are pleased to announce that our teachers have been working diligently to prepare for a successful week of face-to-face sessions beginning on tomorrow, April 27th.  

This week our specials (PE, Music, Art,  AART, and Library) classes will be asynchronous lessons unless otherwise noted.  You can find links to their videos and activities on Blackboard 24-7.  An updated newsletter about specials is available weekly and posted on our school website by Mrs. Batty. Copy and paste the link  below inside a new window to find out more.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/node/4222

What can you expect?

  • Individualized secure links in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU).
  • Each student has a unique link connected with his or her FCPS Gmail and student ID.
  • The new link does not require the need to access the Blackboard 24-7 portal.
  • Synchronous classes, office hours and meetings can occur easily with BBCU.

We are so fortunate to work with an amazingly gifted staff and supportive community.  If you have any questions, specific to your child’s needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to a teacher, counselor or administrator.  We are here to support our community as we continue with our distance learning plan and resume live sessions this week. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Cage, Principal

Mrs. Bennink, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Killingsworth, Assistant Principal

 

Virtual Spirit Week! Send us your pictures!

Email your pictures to Mrs. Cage at alcage@fcps.edu or tag us on Twitter @BonneBraeES

Kingergarten Registration

Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please contact the school registrar as soon as you can. We appreciate your support in this effort!  This helps to keep class sizes at optimal numbers for the best learning environment for all students.

All registrations will be done by email.  Please use the link below to find the form for registering your child.  Since Covid19, we've made some adjustments.

Here is the link for the kindergarten registration.

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/new-student-registration-kindergarten-orientation-2020-21

Please contact Michele McLaughlin, our school registrar at  msmclaughlin@fcps.edu if you have any questions.

 

Learning Packet Opt out information

The distance learning packets are available electronically and are now fillable. If you would like to print or fill in the packets at home, please use the link below to stop receiving the printed instructional packets in the mail.

https://www.fcps.edu/academics/distance-learning-fcps/distance-learning-plan-complete-information/message-opt-out

Parents will need their student’s ID number and their e-mail address to access the opt out system. Please note, it may take up to 1 week to process the request to opt out. 

Bonnie Brae PTO

Do you want to get more involved at Bonnie Brae and connect with other parents, teachers and administrators?  The PTO needs you!  Click the link to find out when elections are happening and who to contact!

https://bonniebraees.fcps.edu/announcements/pto-elections-announcement

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