Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

Our February SCA Spirit Day, Dress Up/Dress Down Day, was a huge hit today.  It is always such a treat to see the enthusiasm and creativity that our students and staff bring to SCA Spirit Days!

Included in this week's Family Newsletter is information about our upcoming "This is Us!" cultural celebration.  Please see below for more details on this great community event.  We are excited to be able to showcase the amazing family traditions and cultures that make Bonnie Brae such a special place to be!

Be sure to also check out the PTO section below, with more info on the upcoming Boosterthon Fun Run, the March 21 basketball game, and more!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • February 27 - Quarter 3 Interims Sent Home
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Love of Learning

Character Strengths:  You master new topics on your own or in
school.

Quote of the Week:  “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know
more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

-NEIL deGRASSE TYSON

Positivity Project for Families

Families can find resources to help continue the discussion of character strengths at home by visiting the Positivity Project for Families webpage.

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

You are never too old to enjoy a good book!

First graders in Ms. Imperato’s class participated in a Socratic Seminar to support their learning of poetry.

Read Across America

March 4-March 8, we will celebrate Read Across America Week with a Spirit Week!  Show your spirit each day and celebrate your love of reading. View the Read Across America Spirit Week flyer for more details.

Monday, March 4 - Reading Makes Life More Colorful: Wear your favorite color!

Wednesday, March 6 - Let's Get Reading: Read a book with your favorite color in the title or on the cover.

Thursday, March 7 - Hats Off to Reading: Wear your favorite hat!

Friday, March 8 - Cozy Up with a Good Book: Bring a stuffed animal and read to them (stuffed animal must fit in backpack).

Purchase Your FCPS Purple Up! T-Shirt

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, April 17, in recognition of our 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. Purple Up! t-shirts will be available for purchase through March 8, 2024. We are looking forward to celebrating Month of the Military Child with our Scottie community in April!

Kindergarten Orientation-Save the Date

Do you have a rising kindergartener?  Join us for our Bonnie Brae Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, April 2 (specific time to be determined).  Learn about kindergarten, meet our staff, tour the building, and experience a school bus.

You are invited to join us for our, "This Is Us! - A Celebration of Our Community of Families" at Bonnie Brae on Thursday, April 11th, 5:30 pm-7 pm.  We will learn about the cultures and traditions that make up our Bonnie Brae community as we experience performances, demonstrations, food, and a share fair.

We are looking for families to share about their culture and traditions with our Bonnie Brae community.  View our This Is Us! webpage and view our This Is Us! flyer to learn more about this event and to register to share about your family's culture, heritage, and traditions.

Order Your 2023-2024 Bonnie Brae Yearbook!

Bonnie Brae yearbooks sales are on sale!  Yearbooks ordered by April 15, 2024 are $23.  Families can order a yearbook via our Yearbook page on our Bonnie Brae website (credit card only).  If families wish to purchase a yearbook via check (made at to Bonnie Brae Elementary) or money order, please see our Barksdale Yearbook flyer.  Yearbook Order flyers will be sent home in Tuesday Folders on February 6th.  All yearbook orders are due by April 15, 2024.

***We will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in June at a cost of $25 per yearbook. ***

Yearbooks are expected to arrive late-May/early June. 

Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Students and staff enjoyed creating outfits for our Dress Up/Dress Down Spirit Day!

Student and Family Surveys

Family Engagement Survey to Open March 3

FCPS is partnering with independent research firm K12 Insight to administer a Family Engagement Survey, which will be open from Sunday, March 3, to Friday, March 22. Your feedback is critical in helping FCPS to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs throughout the district. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Community partnerships

The survey will be available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Parents/caregivers will receive the survey link via email from K12 Insight. A public link will also be posted on FCPS’ website. Paper surveys will be available in our front office. Please stay tuned for more information.

Share Your Thoughts on Schoology

FCPS will be conducting voluntary, anonymous surveys on the use of Schoology from Monday, March 11, to Friday, March 22. Surveys will be delivered to:

  • Elementary students (grades 3-6) through the Schoology App Center.
  • Secondary students via email from Naviance.

Student feedback will inform the school division’s use of Schoology and help improve its processes, communication, and professional learning for staff. FCPS’ Instructional Services Department will also be reaching out to families through focus groups. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions. 

Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener 

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3 -6 during February 28–March 7. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

If you have any questions, please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Cori Lonnett, at [email protected].

Bonnie Brae Fun Run | Register today!

The day is here! You can now register for our Bonnie Brae Fun Run! Our goal is to raise $20,000 for technology, field trips, PTO sponsored events, and more. Registering is easy and free!

⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM  ⭐️

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.

Thank you for working with us to make our school community continue to thrive. We are grateful for your support!

Mark your calendars with these key dates!

  • Bonnie Brae Fun Run Kickoff - 03/07/2024
  • Event Day - 03/18/2024
iCode Game Night - Parents Night Out - COMING SOON

Mark your calendars for our next Parents Night Out event with iCode! This is such a popular fundraiser, so make sure to register before spots run out! Drop off your kiddos and go out and enjoy your evening... they'll have access to games like Minecraft and Roblox and will be served pizza and drinks! Cost is $30/student.  View the iCode Game Night flyer.

When: Saturday, March 2nd from 6-9PM

Where: iCode in Burke 

Who: Students grades K-6

Chipotle Restaurant Night - COMING SOON

Join us for one of our best fundraisers of the year where the PTO receives 33% of sales! So help do some good for the school community AND get some delicious dinner!  View the Chipotle flyer.

When: Wednesday, March 6th from 4-8PM

Where: Chipotle on Burke Centre

Staff Appreciation Week Planning Committee

We need YOU to help shower our wonderful Bonnie Brae staff with love during Teacher Appreciation this May! Planning is a marathon, not a sprint, so we'll start meeting soon to brainstorm wonderful ideas and start working on logistics. Please reach out to [email protected] if you're interested in joining the planning committee!

BBES Staff Basketball Game 

Get ready for an action packed night, where our very own BBES staff go head to head on the basketball court! Join us for a fun night with performances by our very own Bonnie Brae Cheer Team, Chorus, and Pep Band!  View our BBES Staff Basketball Game flyer for more details.

When: Thursday, March 21st - Doors open at 5:30pm and Game starts at 6:15pm

Where: Robinson SS Gym

All attendees will need a ticket for entry, so save time at the door and get your tickets online! $5 for a single ticket and $20 for a family ticket (for 4 or more). Click here to get yours today: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/14785ea9-f620-4c87-bf39-4dcfa8f18dc3 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to make this a successful event! PLEASE sign up today so we have full coverage! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DACA72BA7F85-47090807-bonnie

RunFit Kidz - Registration OPEN!!

RunFit Kidz registration is open! Register at https://www.runfitkidz.com and see the RunFit Kidz flyer for more details!

Spring After School Programs Registration - COMING SOON! 

Information on the upcoming Spring session of after school clubs will be available soon! Make sure to keep an eye on the PTO website and Tuesday folders. Registration will open on Tuesday, March 12!

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • March 2 - iCode Game Night, 6-9 pm
  • March 4-March 8 - Read Across America Week
  • March 5 - School Planning Day (no school for students)
  • March 6 - PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm
  • March 7 - Boosterthon Kickoff
  • March 12 - PTO Spring After School Programs Registration Opens
  • March 18 - Boosterthon Fun Run
  • March 21 - Bonnie Brae Basketball Game (Robinson Gym), 6-8 pm
  • March 22 - BBES Spirt Day
  • March 22 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
  • March 25-March 29 - Spring Break (no school for students and teachers)
  • April 1 - Teacher Workday (no school for students)
  • April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, (time to be determined)
  • April 2 - Staff Development Day (no school for students)
  • April 3 - Spring After-School Programs Begin
  • April 10 - Eid al Fitr (no school for students or staff)
  • April 11 - This Is Us!-A Celebration of Our Community of Families, 5:30-7 pm (BBES Cafeteria and Gym)
  • April 16 - Spring Picture Day (individual and class)
  • April 17 - Purple Up! Day
  • April 17 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm

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Bonnie Brae ES-Reminder: Parent Coffee and Spirit Day on Friday, 2/23

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BBES Spirit Day - Dress Up/Dress Down Day!

Friday, February 23rd is February's SCA Spirit Day, Dress Up/Dress Down Day!  Come dressed fancy to the "9's," or dress down in PJs/sweats.  As always, we encourage full participation by dressing up/down, or by wearing Bonnie Brae spirit wear colors of blue and white.  

February Parent Coffee

Tomorrow, Friday, February 23rd we will host our next parent coffee.  Bonnie Brae’s English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL) team will share information that will support the learning of not just our English learners, but all students.  Please join us at 8:40 AM in the cafeteria.  

 Topics covered to include:

  • What is ESOL?
  • What is the role of the ESOL teacher?
  • What do students do when they work with an ESOL teacher?
  • How do ESOL teachers support Tier 1 practices for all students?
  • How can families support their children's learning at home?

We hope you can join us!

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

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

From BBES ES & PTO-Winter Warmies, Staff Basketball Game, PTO Meeting, & Staff Appreciation

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Winter Warmies

The SCA sponsored a Winter Warmies drive to collect items for families in need.  Please come to BBES from February 21-March 1 (8:45 AM-2:45 PM, and 3:30-4 PM, Monday-Friday) to select from items including coats, toiletries, and non-perishable food items. Upon arrival, please check in at the office and you will be directed where to go. Winter Warmies will also be open during the PTO meeting on February 21st from 5:30-7:30.

PTO Meeting TONIGHT: IN-PERSON

For just one hour of your month, you can connect with other parents and school admin staff, learn about all the great events and activities coming up, and hear about ways you can help make a positive impact in your child's school community! Join us for our next IN-PERSON PTO meeting!  View our PTO flyer for details

When: TONIGHT, February 21st from 6-7PM

Where: BBES Cafeteria

Links: PTO Meeting Virtual Streaming Option (Google Meet Link)

           BBES PTO Volunteer Opportunities

BBES Staff Basketball Game 

Get ready for an action packed night, where our very own BBES staff go head to head on the basketball court! Join us for a fun night with performances by our very own Bonnie Brae Cheer Team, Chorus, and Pep Band! 

When: Thursday, March 21st - Doors open at 5:30pm and Game starts at 6:15pm

Where: Robinson SS Gym

All attendees will need a ticket for entry, so save time at the door and get your tickets online! $5 for a single ticket and $20 for a family ticket (for 4 or more). Click here to get yours today: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/14785ea9-f620-4c87-bf39-4dcfa8f18dc3 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to make this a successful event! PLEASE sign up today so we have full coverage! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DACA72BA7F85-47090807-bonnie

Staff Appreciation Week Planning Committee

We need YOU to help shower our wonderful Bonnie Brae staff with love during Teacher Appreciation this May! Planning is a marathon, not a sprint, so we'll start meeting soon to brainstorm wonderful ideas and start working on logistics. Please reach out to [email protected] if you're interested in joining the planning committee!

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@bonniebraeelementary

@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!  

Thank you to the PTO for organizing our GLOW Dance last Friday!  The building was packed and full of glowing lights, neon, delicious food, fun music, lots of dancing, and tons of smiles!  We also enjoyed our Valentine's Day lunch this week, and we are grateful that so many of our Scottie families were able to attend.  What a great way to celebrate the Positivity Project character strength of love!

Next week on Friday, February 23, we have our February SCA Spirit Day, Dress Up/Dress Down Day!  Come dressed fancy to the "9's," or dress down in PJ's/sweats.  As always, we encourage full participation by dressing up/down, or by wearing Bonnie Brae spirit wear colors of blue and white.  

A reminder that Monday is Presidents' Day and schools are closed.  It looks like we might get some snow this evening...get out there and enjoy it!  

Enjoy the long weekend with your family and friends, Scotties!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • February 19 - George Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • February 21 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm
  • February 23 - BBES Spirit Day: Dress Up/Dress Down Day
  • February 23 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Humility

Character Strengths:  You do not seek the spotlight. You let your
actions speak for themselves.

Quote of the Week:  “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is
healthy to be reminded that the strongest might
weaken and the wisest might err.”

-MAHATMA GANDHI

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Students, families, and staff enjoying our Valentine's Day Lunch!

Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

February Parent Coffee

On Friday, February 23rd we will host our next parent coffee.  Bonnie Brae’s English for Speakers of Other Languages’ (ESOL) team will share information that will support the learning of not just our English learners, but all students.  Please join us at 8:40 AM in the cafeteria.  

 Topics covered to include:

  • What is ESOL?
  • What is the role of the ESOL teacher?
  • What do students do when they work with an ESOL teacher?
  • How do ESOL teachers support Tier 1 practices for all students?
  • How can families support their children's learning at home?

We hope you can join us!

Read Across America

March 4-March 8, we will celebrate Read Across America Week with a Spirit Week!  Show your spirit each day and celebrate your love of reading. View the Read Across America Spirit Week flyer for more details.

Monday, March 4 - Reading Makes Life More Colorful: Wear your favorite color!

Wednesday, March 6 - Let's Get Reading: Read a book with your favorite color in the title or on the cover.

Thursday, March 7 - Hats Off to Reading: Wear your favorite hat!

Friday, March 8 - Cozy Up with a Good Book: Bring a stuffed animal and read to them (stuffed animal must fit in backpack).

BBES Spirit Day - Dress Up/Dress Down Day

Our next Spirit Day, Dress Up/Dress Down Day, is on Friday, February 23rd.  Come dressed to the "9's" or dress down in PJs!

Order Your 2023-2024 Bonnie Brae Yearbook!

Bonnie Brae yearbooks sales are on sale!  Yearbooks ordered by April 15, 2024 are $23.  Families can order a yearbook via our Yearbook page on our Bonnie Brae website (credit card only).  If families wish to purchase a yearbook via check (made at to Bonnie Brae Elementary) or money order, please see our Barksdale Yearbook flyer.  Yearbook Order flyers will be sent home in Tuesday Folders on February 6th.  All yearbook orders are due by April 15, 2024.

***We will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in June at a cost of $25 per yearbook. ***

Yearbooks are expected to arrive late-May/early June. 

Kindergarten Orientation-Save the Date

Do you have a rising kindergartener?  Join us for our Bonnie Brae Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, April 2 (specific time to be determined).  Learn about kindergarten, meet our staff, tour the building, and experience a school bus.

Kindergarten Registration: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3…

There’s an easy five-step process for parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten:

  1. Determine eligibility. 
  2. Identify your local school. 
  3. Gather documents. 
  4. Fill out forms. 
  5. Schedule an appointment.

After the appointment at the school (the student and one caregiver must be present), the student will be ready for orientation, Bridge to Kindergarten, or any other introductory events each school may host. Read more about the registration process.

Try Online Registration

Parents may register their children online for kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn how to begin the online registration process

When registering, parents will create (or log in to an existing) SIS ParentVUE account. Please note that passwords should be more than 12 characters long. If you have an existing account and your password is shorter, please update it when you log in. 

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener 

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3 -6 during February 28–March 7. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

If you have any questions, please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Cori Lonnett, at [email protected].

Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget Focused on Educational Excellence and Competitive Compensation 

At the last School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid proposed a budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 that focuses on excellence and providing students an equitable education in an inclusive and respectful environment, where access, opportunity, and achievement are available to all. 

The budget also prioritizes competitive compensation to attract and retain a world-class workforce. 

The FY 2025 Proposed Budget totals $3.8 billion, an increase of $301.8 million, or 8.6%, over the FY 2024 Approved Budget. Nearly 86% of the budget is focused on instruction. Key highlights include:

  • Supporting students academically by maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students. 
  • Retaining and attracting world-class educators with a 6% market scale adjustment.
  • Strengthening student well-being outside of the classroom with expanded athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.
  • Continuing initiatives including expansion of inclusive preschool, adoption of green initiatives, and funding assistant director of student activities positions previously funded with ESSER III.

Special education daily contract extensions, funding for the safety and security screening program, and late buses to support academics and activities at middle schools are several of the priorities to be addressed at the end of FY 2024. 

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the Advertised Budget on Thursday, February 22. Read more about the proposed budget. Keep up with FCPS’ budget development process

Help Students Achieve Their Dreams. Teach for FCPS!

Save the date! Attend FCPS’ instructional job fair on Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Network and take advantage of interview opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools. Employment offers may be extended during the fair. Register today.

Our Schools, Our Future: Community Conversations Continue

Join Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid for Our Schools, Our Future – A Community Conversation. Your voice matters! Share your thoughts about FCPS and bring your questions to a conversation on:

Pre-registration for a Community Conversation is not required but will help FCPS plan. Childcare and interpretation services will be provided for all events based on staff availability. Events are open to all. Learn about other opportunities to connect with Dr. Reid.

Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge 

The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:45 a.m., at Hayfield Secondary School. The event features a public tasting of student dishes and demonstrations from two local celebrated chefs. 

The student challenge at the heart of this event is to create healthy, delicious, and culturally diverse school menu items that meet USDA guidelines. Entries will be judged by a panel including celebrity chefs, school food professionals, and local food producers. The public is invited to vote for their favorite dish. 

Chefs Najmieh Batmanglij and Chris Morgan of Joon will offer a demonstration at 11:15 a.m. Public tasting of student dishes will get underway at noon. 

Student-created dishes from this annual event have been featured on school menus throughout the Greater Washington Region. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

Fairfax County Science and Engineering Fair Open House

Members of the general public are invited to attend the science fair open house at Robinson Secondary School on Sunday, March 17, 1-3 p.m.

SOS Direct Donation Campaign - LAST DAY!

Donate today on the last day of Bonnie Brae PTO's DIRECT DONATION campaign, where all dollars go directly to supporting your children's school community! Click on the link and donate today! https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520

PTO Meeting Next Week - IN-PERSON

For just one hour of your month, you can connect with other parents and school admin staff, learn about all the great things events and activities coming up, and hear about ways you can help make a positive impact in your child's school community! Join us for our next IN-PERSON PTO meeting!

When: Wednesday, February 21st from 6-7PM

Where: BBES Cafeteria

Restaurant Night -- Mod Pizza!

The 6th Grade Class is having a restaurant night fundraiser at Mod Pizza on Sunday, February 18th, ALL DAY!  Please come out and support our efforts to raise money for the end of year events.  Bring the Mod Pizza flyer or order in advance using special code, MODGIVES20. We hope to see you there!

iCode Game Night - Parents Night Out - COMING SOON

Mark your calendars for our next Parents Night Out event with iCode! This is such a popular fundraiser, so make sure to register before spots run out! Drop off your kiddos and go out and enjoy your evening... they'll have access to games like Minecraft and Roblox and will be served pizza and drinks! Cost is $30/student.  View the iCode Game Night flyer.

When: Saturday, March 2nd from 6-9PM

Where: iCode in Burke 

Who: Students grades K-6

Chipotle Restaurant Night - COMING SOON

Join us for one of our best fundraisers of the year where the PTO receives 33% of sales! So help do some good for the school community AND get some delicious dinner!  View the Chipotle flyer.

When: Wednesday, March 6th from 4-8PM

Where: Chipotle on Burke Centre

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • February 27 - Quarter 3 Interims Sent Home
  • March 2 - iCode Game Night, 6-9 pm
  • March 5 - School Planning Day (no school for students)
  • March 6 - PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm
  • March 7 - Boosterthon Kickoff
  • March 18 - Boosterthon Fun Run
  • March 21 - Bonnie Brae Basketball Game (Robinson Gym), 6-8 pm
  • March 22 - BBES Spirt Day
  • March 22 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
  • March 25-March 29 - Spring Break (no school for students and teachers)
  • April 1 - Teacher Workday (no school for students)
  • April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 2-3:45 pm
  • April 2 - Staff Development Day (no school for students)
  • April 3 - Spring After-School Programs Begin
  • April 10 - Eid al Fitr (no school for students or staff)
  • April 16 - Spring Picture Day (individual and class)
  • April 17 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@bonniebraeelementary

@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

From BBES PTO-Direct Donation Drive Ends Friday (Fixed Link)

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SOS Direct Donation Drive Ends FRIDAY!

We love our Scotties! During this day of love, consider supporting our Scotties as we wrap up the direct donation drive on Friday. We thank all families who have generously contributed so far to this fundraiser where 100% OF FUNDS go directly to supporting our Scotties and school community! Donate today: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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@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

From BBES PTO-Direct Donation Drive Ends Friday!

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SOS Direct Donation Drive Ends FRIDAY!

We love our Scotties! During this day of love, consider supporting our Scotties as we wrap up the direct donation drive on Friday. We thank all families who have generously contributed so far to this fundraiser where 100% OF FUNDS go directly to supporting our Scotties and school community! Donate today: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520 

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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@BonnieBraeES

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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: Valentine's Day Lunch on Wednesday!

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Valentine's Day Lunch Wednesday!

We are excited to invite Bonnie Brae families in for lunch on Valentine’s Day, February 14!  Parents and guardians are invited to attend lunch during their child’s lunch period, as we celebrate the Positivity Project character strength of Love the week of February 13-17.  Students will be able to purchase lunch from the cafeteria on February 14, and while we do not have enough food for parents to purchase from Bonnie Brae, we encourage any family members who attend to bring a lunch to eat with their child. (On this day, family members can also bring a lunch for their child if they wish.)

If you would like to volunteer to support before, during, or after lunch on February 14, please email the PTO at [email protected] to let them know you can help!

Lunch Schedule:

10:45-11:15 Grade 5

11:05-11:35 Grade 3

11:20-11:50 Kindergarten

11:30-12 EAC

11:40-12:10 Grade 1

12:05-12:35 Grade 4

12:30-1:00 Grade 6

12:40-1:10 Grade 2

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@bonniebraeelementary

@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!  

We have had a great week at Bonnie Brae, and we are excited for the PTO GLOW Dance this evening, from 6-9 PM!  Save time at the door and buy your tickets online before the event here. A reminder that an adult must accompany students for the duration of the dance.  

Next week we celebrate the Positivity Project character strength of Love, and we look forward to our Valentine's Day Lunch on February 14!  See below for the time schedule and more details. 

Have a great weekend, Scotties!  

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • February 9 - PTO GLOW Dance, 6-9 pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Love

Character Strengths:  You value close relationships with others and
being close to people.

Quote of the Week:  “Think of love as a state of grace; not the means to
anything but the alpha and omega, an end in itself.”

-GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Mrs. Lonnett and Ms. Jeffries, thank you for everything you do for all of us!

Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

Valentine's Day Lunch

We are excited to invite Bonnie Brae families in for lunch on Valentine’s Day, February 14!  Parents and guardians are invited to attend lunch during their child’s lunch period, as we celebrate the Positivity Project character strength of Love the week of February 13-17.  Students will be able to purchase lunch from the cafeteria on February 14, and while we do not have enough food for parents to purchase from Bonnie Brae, we encourage any family members who attend to bring a lunch to eat with their child. (On this day, family members can also bring a lunch for their child if they wish.)

If you would like to volunteer to support before, during, or after lunch on February 14, please email the PTO at [email protected] to let them know you can help!

Lunch Schedule:

10:45-11:15 Grade 5

11:05-11:35 Grade 3

11:20-11:50 Kindergarten

11:30-12 EAC

11:40-12:10 Grade 1

12:05-12:35 Grade 4

12:30-1:00 Grade 6

12:40-1:10 Grade 2

Order Your 2023-2024 Bonnie Brae Yearbook!

Bonnie Brae yearbooks sales are on sale!  Yearbooks ordered by April 15, 2024 are $23.  Families can order a yearbook via our Yearbook page on our Bonnie Brae website (credit card only).  If families wish to purchase a yearbook via check (made at to Bonnie Brae Elementary) or money order, please see our Barksdale Yearbook flyer.  Yearbook Order flyers will be sent home in Tuesday Folders on February 6th.  All yearbook orders are due by April 15, 2024.

***We will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in June at a cost of $25 per yearbook. ***

Yearbooks are expected to arrive late-May/early June. 

Want to Substitute at Bonnie Brae?

Bonnie Brae has a strong group of substitute teachers and we are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to add to our pool! Substitutes ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference!

We provide substitutes with a flexible work schedule that a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant can tailor to their needs. This includes choosing the grade level(s) and subjects a substitute would like to teach, schools they would like to work at, and more!

Substitutes to Receive High-Volume Pay on High-Volume Days

The School Board has approved a list of 18 days for substitutes to receive high-volume pay. All teacher substitutes will receive their hourly pay plus an additional $80 for each high-volume day they work. See the list of high-volume days and more information

A bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required days has also been approved. Substitutes working 50 days within a school year, will earn a $200 bonus. Substitutes working 100 days within a school year, will earn a $300 bonus. Substitutes working 150 days within a school year, will earn a $400 bonus. Get more information on this sub bonus program

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers. Weekly virtual substitute teacher information sessions are held each Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m.  

Bonnie Brae Lost and Found

Has your child lost a winter coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, or lunch box?  View our January Lost and Found images to see what is currently in our Lost and Found.  If you see something that belongs to your child, have them come pick it up from our Lost and Found located inside the Bonnie Brae cafeteria.

Sign Up for FCPS Summer Camps 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com.

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

Caregivers can guide students to access expert tutoring, homework help, and writing support by clicking on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal—anytime, anywhere.

Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

Learn About Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools

Three FCPS elementary magnet schools provide programs that enhance learning in science, technology, and performing arts. 

If you are interested in sending your student to an elementary magnet school program, consider attending a school-based information night at Hunters Woods Elementary School, Bailey’s Primary Elementary School, or Bailey’s Upper Elementary School

Information nights will provide an opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and transportation.

Registration for the 2024-25 elementary magnet lottery is open Tuesday, March 5, through Friday, April 12. Get more information about the schools, their programs, and locations.

Lexia Parent Night: How We Help Your Child Learn to Read

FCPS funds the use of Lexia for all elementary and middle schools to use as part of their literacy instruction. Lexia is a computer-based program that supplements classroom instruction to help students develop literacy skills. It also provides teachers with data to identify students who need additional support, and the ability to know which specific concepts and skills to prioritize.Attend an information night on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School. Parents/caregivers will learn more about Lexia, and how FCPS is integrating it into the classroom and supporting student growth in reading. Attendees will also get tips for supporting their students at home.

Register to attend or submit a question in advance. Unable to attend in person? Join on Zoom

Integrating Lexia into the literacy curriculum aligns with the Virginia Literacy Act, FCPS’ Equitable Access to Literacy, and FCPS Strategic Plan Goal 3, which aims to have all students reading on level by the end of third grade.

Loving Solutions - A Class for Families with 5-10 Year Olds

Join other Robinson Pyramid families for a 10-week free family workshop focused on improving communication, boosting self-esteem, supporting strong willed children, and creating spaces of harmony at home.  The course kicks off on Tuesday, February 6 at Terra Centre with dinner and childcare provided.The course is free to families and most sessions are virtual. Please see the weekly topics below. View the Loving Solutions flyer for more details and to register for the workshop. 

Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener 

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3 -6 during February 28–March 7. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

If you have any questions, please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Cori Lonnett, at [email protected].

Glow Dance is Coming!

When: TONIGHT!!! Friday, February 9th from 6-9pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

(This is not a drop-off event, and an adult must accompany students for the duration of the dance. )

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for a night full of fun and excitement at the Bonnie Brae GLOW Dance! 

Save time at the door and buy your tickets online now! Entry is $3 per person, or $10 for a family of 4 or more.  Buy your tickets here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/8be91c9a-e96d-4511-b393-f7ebdf9816db 

Don’t forget to bring your appetite for some delicious BBQ dinner options for purchase by our favorite local caterer @cateringbyjesse. Check out the menu here!

Support Our Scotties Direct Donation Drive -- EXTENDED TO 2/16/2024!!!

The Bonnie Brae PTO direct donation drive "Support our Scotties" has been extended to 2/16/2024! There's still time to make a direct impact, where ALL FUNDS will go back to the Bonnie Brae community!

Visit our donation site and make a payment by check, credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay today! https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520

Restaurant Night -- Mod Pizza!

The 6th Grade Class is having a restaurant night fundraiser at Mod Pizza on Sunday, February 18th, ALL DAY!  Please come out and support our efforts to raise money for the end of year events.  Bring the Mod Pizza flyer or order in advance using special code, MODGIVES20. We hope to see you there!

Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsorship

Help us spread the word! For a limited time only, local businesses and families can help support our Scotties through sponsorship of our upcoming Boosterthon t-shirts! Please share the following link for more information and payment options: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/635f76cd-235a-4dd3-8cb4-9d74bcd27518

RunFit Kidz Spring Registration COMING SOON!

Learn about nutrition and proper running technique by joining the Bonnie Brae RunFit Kidz Spring Team!

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 1st – 6th
  • Games, activities, and drills to bring running concepts alive
  • Registration Opens on February 9th
  • Each session is 1hr 15min
  • We will offer one session: Tuesday’s AFTER-SCHOOL starting March 19 th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM
  • Note: Built into the schedule – we will have no class during spring break and on April 2nd 
  • 5K Celebration Run is Sunday, May 19th at Fairfax Corner
  • $115 includes training with a certified coach, entry into the chip-timed 5K, milestone tokens, commemorative RFK t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and post-5K festivities
  • More information about the program, school-specific information, and how to register can be found at https://www.runfitkidz.com 
  • Register early and secure your roster spot.
Event Volunteers Needed!

Wonderful volunteers are needed for upcoming events! Your time helping with these events is what makes this all possible! Consider signing up for a shift, or even sign up your former Scottie for some service hours! Many hands make light work ❤️ Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen!

***We're still in need of a Lead for the Spring Carnival so we can keep it on our calendar. If you're interested, please email [email protected] 

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genius 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius 

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View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • February 19 - George Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • February 20 - Dr. Reid's FCPS Families of Fairfax County Meeting, 6-7:30 pm
  • February 21 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm
  • February 23 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
  • February 27 - Quarter 3 Interims Sent Home
  • February 29 - BBES Spirit Day: Dress Up/Dress Down Day
  • March 5 - School Planning Day (no school for students)
  • March 6 - PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm
  • March 18 - Boosterthon Fun Run
  • March 21 - Bonnie Brae Basketball Game (Robinson Gym), 6-8 pm
  • March 22 - BBES Spirt Day
  • March 22 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
  • March 25-March 29 - Spring Break (no school for students and teachers)
  • April 1 - Teacher Workday (no school for students)
  • April 2 - Staff Development Day (no school for students)

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@bonniebraeelementary

@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

From BBES PTO-Restaurant Night Tonight, Basketball Game, & Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsors

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Restaurant Night TONIGHT!

Paisano's Restaurant night is TONIGHT! Support our PTO with 20% of sales from the event while also enjoying a delicious pizza!

When: Tuesday, February 6th from 4-9PM

Where: Paisano's on Burke Centre

Dine-In or Carry-Out ONLY! Not valid for delivery!

Thanks for supporting our Scotties and helping the Bonnie Brae PTO receive a “pizza” the pie and help raise some “dough”!

 

Staff Basketball Game!

Help us plan for the very first of its kind Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game Fundraiser! We'll watch our teachers go head-to-head on the court! The PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP WITH PLANNING!!!! Please reach out to [email protected] to be part of the planning committee to help make this a successful event! We need fun and creative ideas, so please reach out to join in on the planning fun!!

Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsorship

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Friday 2/9 is the final day for sponsorship payments*** Local businesses and families can help support our Scotties through sponsorship of our upcoming Boosterthon t-shirts! Please share the following link for more information and payment options: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/635f76cd-235a-4dd3-8cb4-9d74bcd27518

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!  

Renovation is around the corner, and our students have been enjoying the relocated and newly opened temporary playground this week!  Last night at the Bonnie Brae school construction community meeting we learned more information and updates to our impending renovation.  The BBES renovation website is linked here, and the slideshow from last night is available on the website. Construction is expected to begin sometime this month, with an estimated completion date of summer, 2026.  As always, we will share renovation related information with the community as soon as we receive it.  

We are looking forward to two awesome family events coming up, the PTO Glow Dance next Friday (February 9, 6-9 PM) and our Valentine's Day Luncheon, in which we "spread the love" on Valentine's Day, February 14. Full details on these events, including the Valentine's Day lunch schedule, below! 

Have a great weekend with your family and friends, Scotties! 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • February 6 - PTO Paisanos Burke Restaurant Night, 4-9 pm
  • February 8 - 100th Day of School
  • February 9 - PTO GLOW Dance, 6-9 pm
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  OPM Cheer Successes

Character Strengths:  When other people succeed, I am happy for
them and cheer them on.

Quote of the Week:  “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”

-ELEANOR ROOSEVELT 

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Our relocated playground is open and ready for students to enjoy!

Students in Mrs. Hovey's class participated in their Biomimicry PBL Showcase.

Importance of Attendance and Attendance Report Card

This is the time of year when winter weather and children’s illnesses can take a toll on school attendance. However, when not sick, it’s important to get your children to school every day possible. Do what you can to keep your children healthy. Dress them warmly for the cold weather. Encourage them to wash their hands regularly and send them to school with hand sanitizer.

Visit our website for more attendance resources.

To support families with understanding the importance of attendance, we will soon be sending home quarterly attendance progress reports.  Regular school attendance is critical to student growth and success, and we appreciate your efforts to ensure students attend school when they are not sick.  

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. Learn more about Presidents Day in Britannica.com. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 20. See the complete school year calendar.

Valentine's Day Lunch

We are excited to invite Bonnie Brae families in for lunch on Valentine’s Day, February 14!  Parents and guardians are invited to attend lunch during their child’s lunch period, as we celebrate the Positivity Project character strength of Love the week of February 13-17.  Students will be able to purchase lunch from the cafeteria on February 14, and while we do not have enough for parents to purchase from Bonnie Brae, we encourage any family members who attend to bring a lunch to eat with their child. (On this day, family members can also bring a lunch for their child if they wish.)

If you would like to volunteer to support before, during, or after lunch on February 14, please email the PTO at [email protected] to let them know you can help!

Lunch Schedule:

10:45-11:15 Grade 5

11:05-11:35 Grade 3

11:20-11:50 Kindergarten

11:30-12 EAC

11:40-12:10 Grade 1

12:05-12:35 Grade 4

12:30-1:00 Grade 6

12:40-1:10 Grade 2

Order Your 2023-2024 Bonnie Brae Yearbook!

Bonnie Brae yearbooks sales are on sale!  Yearbooks ordered by April 15, 2024 are $23.  Families can order a yearbook via our Yearbook page on our Bonnie Brae website (credit card only).  If families wish to purchase a yearbook via check or money order, please see our Barksdale Yearbook flyer.  Yearbook Order flyers will be sent home in Tuesday Folders on February 6th.  All yearbook orders are due by April 15, 2024.

***We will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in June at a cost of $25 per yearbook. ***

Yearbooks are expected to arrive late-May/early June. 

Want to Substitute at Bonnie Brae?

Bonnie Brae has a strong group of substitute teachers and we are always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to add to our pool! Substitutes ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference!

We provide substitutes with a flexible work schedule that a substitute teacher or substitute instructional assistant can tailor to their needs. This includes choosing the grade level(s) and subjects a substitute would like to teach, schools they would like to work at, and more!

Substitutes to Receive High-Volume Pay on High-Volume Days

The School Board has approved a list of 18 days for substitutes to receive high-volume pay. All teacher substitutes will receive their hourly pay plus an additional $80 for each high-volume day they work. See the list of high-volume days and more information

A bonus program for substitutes who accept more than the 10 required days has also been approved. Substitutes working 50 days within a school year, will earn a $200 bonus. Substitutes working 100 days within a school year, will earn a $300 bonus. Substitutes working 150 days within a school year, will earn a $400 bonus. Get more information on this sub bonus program

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers. Weekly virtual substitute teacher information sessions are held each Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m.  

Bonnie Brae Lost and Found

Has your child lost a winter coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, or lunch box?  View our January Lost and Found images to see what is currently in our Lost and Found.  If you see something that belongs to your child, have them come pick it up from our Lost and Found located inside the Bonnie Brae cafeteria.

Loving Solutions - A Class for Families with 5-10 Year Olds

Join other Robinson Pyramid families for a 10-week free family workshop focused on improving communication, boosting self-esteem, supporting strong willed children, and creating spaces of harmony at home.  The course kicks off on Tuesday, February 6 at Terra Centre with dinner and childcare provided.The course is free to families and most sessions are virtual. Please see the weekly topics below. View the Loving Solutions flyer for more details and to register for the workshop. 

Superintendent to Present FY 2025 Proposed Budget

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will present the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Proposed Budget at the School Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reid’s presentation, as well as other budget documents, will be available after she presents to the board. 

View the meeting on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11), the FCPS YouTube Channel, or the FCPS website. To watch School Board meetings dubbed in Spanish, please visit the FCPS en Español YouTube channel.

If you would like language interpretation or American Sign Language support for any School Board meeting, please contact the board clerk. Find your School Board member and how to contact them on the School Board Members webpage.

So much to learn in 2nd grade while discussing stories and creating poetry.

Here Comes the Bus

Want to know if your child's bus is on schedule or where the bus is? Here Comes the Bus® is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus — almost in real time — on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. 

Parents can track multiple buses if their children don’t all ride the same bus; know exactly when children arrive at school or the bus stop; and receive customized text and/or email notifications about bus locations, schedule changes, or delays.

To get started, download the app from the Apple iOS or Android app store. Check out the Here Comes the Bus and Frequently Asked Questions webpages for more information.

Already using the Here Comes the Bus app? Send your feedback to [email protected].  

Note: eNotify text messaging will continue to be used for reporting bus delays and bus incidents.

Get Information About Your Child’s Internet Activity on Their FCPS Laptop

There is a online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Additionally, if parents wish to get more detailed information, the weekly Parent Report offers parents the ability to self-sign-up to the free Internet Use Parent Portal. Parents who sign up for the Internet Use Parent Portal can log-in any time to see a little more detail about their child’s internet browsing. The portal also offers the parent added ability to “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours on the FCPS device.  

Interested parents can submit a request directly via the Technology Support for Families page for weekly Parent Reports. FCPS will validate the enrolling parent’s email in SIS, and once processed, the parent will receive a weekly report over each weekend. The weekend report will come from our internet content filtering service, Lightspeed.

Kindergarten students enjoyed playing on the recently opened playground!

Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener 

The Spring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener will be administered to students in grades 3 -6 during February 28–March 7. Students use the SEL Screener twice a year to share their perspectives on how well their school and community help them develop skills they need to succeed. The screener works by asking questions or presenting statements that students can think about and respond to. More information is available about the SEL Screener by accessing this link: 

https://www.fcps.edu/student-tests-and-assessments/student-assessment-details/social-emotional-screener  

If you have any questions, please reach out to our SEL Screener Lead, Cori Lonnett, at [email protected].

Elementary Institute for the Arts Summer Program - Registration Opens Feb. 1st!

Elementary Institute for the Arts, E-IFTA, is a weekly arts camp for elementary-aged students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create!  Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theatre, and visual art.  They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging.  Visit the Elementary Institute for the Arts webpage for more details.                                                                                                    

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

New this week: George Mason Super Reader Promotion (for grades K-5)

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! 

Glow Dance is Coming!

When: Friday, February 9th from 6-9pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for a night full of fun and excitement at the Bonnie Brae GLOW Dance! 

Save time at the door and buy your tickets online now! Entry is $3 per person, or $10 for a family of 4 or more. This is not a drop-off event, and an adult must accompany students for the duration of the dance. Buy your tickets here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/8be91c9a-e96d-4511-b393-f7ebdf9816db 

Don’t forget to bring your appetite for some delicious BBQ dinner options for purchase by our favorite local caterer @cateringbyjesse. Check out the menu here!

Support Our Scotties Direct Donation Drive -- EXTENDED TO 2/16/2024!!!

The Bonnie Brae PTO direct donation drive "Support our Scotties" has been extended to 2/16/2024! There's still time to make a direct impact, where ALL FUNDS will go back to the Bonnie Brae community!

Visit our donation site and make a payment by check, credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay today! https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520

NOTICE: Moving to Zeffy for all Payments/Donations

We are thrilled to announce that the PTO is moving payment and donation processing from PayPal to Zeffy! This site is safe, FREE, and allows us to easily track payments. Since PayPal charges a transaction fee, please discontinue use of PayPal moving forward.

One thing to note is that Zeffy requests an optional donation to their site since it is free to use. When using Zeffy, just remember to change the optional donation to their site to "Other" and the amount to $0 (see example below). While this is indeed a small extra step compared to the previous process, the move to Zeffy will significantly improve the administrative work being done by volunteers behind the scenes, offer credit card payment options, and we won't lose any money to processing fees!!!

We appreciate your support as we work to automate processes, increase payment options, and ensure more funds go directly to our community. 

Restaurant Night COMING SOON!

Paisano's Restaurant night is coming soon! Support our PTO with 20% of sales from the event while also enjoying a delicious pizza!

When: Tuesday, February 6th from 4-9PM

Where: Paisano's on Burke Centre

Dine-In or Carry-Out ONLY! Not valid for delivery!

Thanks for supporting our Scotties and helping the Bonnie Brae PTO receive a “pizza” the pie and help raise some “dough”!

Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsorship

Help us spread the word! For a limited time only, local businesses and families can help support our Scotties through sponsorship of our upcoming Boosterthon t-shirts! Please share the following link for more information and payment options: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/635f76cd-235a-4dd3-8cb4-9d74bcd27518

RunFit Kidz Spring Registration COMING SOON!

Learn about nutrition and proper running technique by joining the Bonnie Brae RunFit Kidz Spring Team!

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 1st – 6th
  • Games, activities, and drills to bring running concepts alive
  • Registration Opens on February 9th
  • Each session is 1hr 15min
  • We will offer one session: Tuesday’s AFTER-SCHOOL starting March 19 th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM
  • Note: Built into the schedule – we will have no class during spring break and on April 2nd 
  • 5K Celebration Run is Sunday, May 19th at Fairfax Corner
  • $115 includes training with a certified coach, entry into the chip-timed 5K, milestone tokens, commemorative RFK t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and post-5K festivities
  • More information about the program, school-specific information, and how to register can be found at https://www.runfitkidz.com 
  • Register early and secure your roster spot.
Event Volunteers Needed!

Wonderful volunteers are needed for upcoming events! Your time helping with these events is what makes this all possible! Consider signing up for a shift, or even sign up your former Scottie for some service hours! Many hands make light work ❤️ Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen!

***We're still in need of a Lead for the Spring Carnival so we can keep it on our calendar. If you're interested, please email [email protected] 

GLOW Dance SignUp Genuis 

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genius 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius 

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View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch
  • February 19 - George Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • February 21 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm
  • February 23 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
  • February 29 - BBES Spirit Day: Dress Up/Dress Down Day
  • March 5 - School Planning Day (no school for students)
  • March 6 - PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@bonniebraeelementary

@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

From BBES PTO-Glow Dance Shirt Sale Extended!

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Glow Dance Shirt Sale Extended until January 31st!

Get your GLOW Dance T-shirts for $18 per shirt, available for online purchase only until 10 am, January 31st!  Each shirt will also gain you entry as your ticket to the event! Shirts will be sent home with your student the week of the dance. (T-shirt purchase is optional and not required for attendance.) Get your shirt here: https://abbacustom.com/bonniebraees/shop/home

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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!  

Have a great weekend, Scotties!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • January 29 - 3rd Quarter Begins
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Strengths Review

Character Strengths:  Optimism, Prudence, Social Intelligence, OPM-Supporting Others and Creativity    

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Our Strings Winter Concert was enjoyed by all! Click to watch our musicians perform!

6th grade students practiced revising and refining their thinking while coding in Scratch.

Winter Warmies!

Beginning the week of January 22, and running through January 31, the SCA at Bonnie Brae is running a Winter Warmies donation drive to assist families in need. Please consider donating something from the list below for the drive.  Donation boxes have been placed on the stage area in the main lobby.

*High Need Item

CLEANING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Bath Towels (not hand towels)  
  • Hand Soap - pump bottles  
  • *Paper Towels  
  • Ziplock bags - All sizes  

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

  • *Travel Size Shampoo - not conditioner   
  • Travel-size mouthwash (Crest Alcohol free), body wash, shaving cream, deodorant

FOOD & BEVERAGES

  • Oatmeal - individual packets  
  • Ramen noodles, granola bars, breakfast bars
  • Canned food items
  • Culturally responsive non-perishable items.

CLOTHING ITEMS

  • Winter hats and gloves  
  • Sweatshirts and hoodies - all sizes  

Bonnie Brae families will have the opportunity to select first from the donated items.  Any remaining items will be donated to the local Salvation Army.  Thank you for supporting those in need! 

Anything But a Backpack Spirit Day

Anything But a Backpack Spirit Day

School Construction Community Meeting 

The Bonnie Brae Elementary School Construction Community Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 1st, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria (enter door #1). Language interpretation will be provided.

We have heard that the contract for the renovation has been signed, and funds have been transferred to the contractor.  Site work will take place soon for the contractors trailer (on the left front ball field as you face the fields from the parking lot), and in a few weeks we expect to see renovation work taking place on the addition and in the vacated wing of the building.  

Project completion is still projected to be Winter 2025. 

The February 1st community meeting is an opportunity to learn what to expect as construction begins on the school renovation. Questions and comments can be shared at the meeting and in an online feedback form that will be open 

Click here to learn more about the February 1st Bonnie Brae Community Meeting.  Updates and information about the renovation will be posted to the Bonnie Brae Elementary School project webpage.

Anything But a Backpack Spirit Day

Order Your 2023-2024 Bonnie Brae Yearbook!

Bonnie Brae yearbooks sales have opened!  Yearbooks ordered by April 15, 2024 are $23.  Families can order a yearbook via our Yearbook page on our Bonnie Brae website (credit card only).  If families wish to purchase a yearbook via check or money order, please see our Barksdale Yearbook flyer (we will also be sending home flyers at a later date).  All yearbook orders are due by April 15, 2024.

***We will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale on-site in June at a cost of $25 per yearbook. ***

Yearbooks are expected to arrive late-May/early June. 

Anything But a Backpack Spirit Day

Get Information About Your Child’s Internet Activity on Their FCPS Laptop

There is a online service that is free to FCPS parents who are interested in knowing more about their child’s internet activity on an FCPS device. Parents can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week. 

Additionally, if parents wish to get more detailed information, the weekly Parent Report offers parents the ability to self-sign-up to the free Internet Use Parent Portal. Parents who sign up for the Internet Use Parent Portal can log-in any time to see a little more detail about their child’s internet browsing. The portal also offers the parent added ability to “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours on the FCPS device.  

Interested parents can submit a request directly via the Technology Support for Families page for weekly Parent Reports. FCPS will validate the enrolling parent’s email in SIS, and once processed, the parent will receive a weekly report over each weekend. The weekend report will come from our internet content filtering service, Lightspeed.

Glow Dance is Coming!

When: Friday, February 9th from 6-9pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for a night full of fun and excitement at the Bonnie Brae GLOW Dance! 

Get your GLOW Dance T-shirts for $18 per shirt, available for online purchase only until January 28th! Each shirt will also gain you entry as your ticket to the event! Shirts will be sent home with your student the week of the dance. (T-shirt purchase is optional and not required for attendance.) Get your shirt here: https://abbacustom.com/bonniebraees/shop/home

Save time at the door and buy your tickets online now! Entry is $3 per person, or $10 for a family of 4 or more. This is not a drop-off event, and an adult must accompany students for the duration of the dance. Buy your tickets here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/8be91c9a-e96d-4511-b393-f7ebdf9816db 

Don’t forget to bring your appetite for some delicious BBQ dinner options for purchase by our favorite local caterer @cateringbyjesse. Check out the menu here!

Support Our Scotties Direct Donation Drive -- EXTENDED TO 2/16/2024!!!

The Bonnie Brae PTO direct donation drive "Support our Scotties" has been extended to 2/16/2024! There's still time to make a direct impact, where ALL FUNDS will go back to the Bonnie Brae community!

Visit our donation site and make a payment by check, credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay today! https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520

NOTICE: Moving to Zeffy for all Payments/Donations

We are thrilled to announce that the PTO is moving payment and donation processing from PayPal to Zeffy! This site is safe, FREE, and allows us to easily track payments. Since PayPal charges a transaction fee, please discontinue use of PayPal moving forward.

One thing to note is that Zeffy requests an optional donation to their site since it is free to use. When using Zeffy, just remember to change the optional donation to their site to "Other" and the amount to $0 (see example below). While this is indeed a small extra step compared to the previous process, the move to Zeffy will significantly improve the administrative work being done by volunteers behind the scenes, offer credit card payment options, and we won't lose any money to processing fees!!!

We appreciate your support as we work to automate processes, increase payment options, and ensure more funds go directly to our community. 

Restaurant Night COMING SOON!

Paisano's Restaurant night is coming soon! Support our PTO with 20% of sales from the event while also enjoying a delicious pizza!

When: Tuesday, February 6th from 4-9PM

Where: Paisano's on Burke Centre

Dine-In or Carry-Out ONLY! Not valid for delivery!

Thanks for supporting our Scotties and helping the Bonnie Brae PTO receive a “pizza” the pie and help raise some “dough”!

Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsorship

Help us spread the word! For a limited time only, local businesses and families can help support our Scotties through sponsorship of our upcoming Boosterthon t-shirts! Please share the following link for more information and payment options: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/635f76cd-235a-4dd3-8cb4-9d74bcd27518

RunFit Kidz Spring Registration COMING SOON!

Learn about nutrition and proper running technique by joining the Bonnie Brae RunFit Kidz Spring Team!

  • Open to boys and girls in grades 1st – 6th
  • Games, activities, and drills to bring running concepts alive
  • Registration Opens on February 9th
  • Each session is 1hr 15min
  • We will offer one session: Tuesday’s AFTER-SCHOOL starting March 19 th from 3:30 – 4:45 PM
  • Note: Built into the schedule – we will have no class during spring break and on April 2nd 
  • 5K Celebration Run is Sunday, May 19th at Fairfax Corner
  • $115 includes training with a certified coach, entry into the chip-timed 5K, milestone tokens, commemorative RFK t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and post-5K festivities
  • More information about the program, school-specific information, and how to register can be found at https://www.runfitkidz.com 
  • Register early and secure your roster spot.
Event Volunteers Needed!

Wonderful volunteers are needed for upcoming events! Your time helping with these events is what makes this all possible! Consider signing up for a shift, or even sign up your former Scottie for some service hours! Many hands make light work ❤️ Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen!

***We're still in need of a Lead for the Spring Carnival so we can keep it on our calendar. If you're interested, please email [email protected] 

GLOW Dance SignUp Genuis 

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genius 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius 

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View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • February 6 - PTO Paisanos Burke Restaurant Night, 4-9 pm
  • February 9 - PTO GLOW Dance, 6-9 pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch
  • February 19 - George Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • February 21 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm
  • February 23 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am
  • February 29 - BBES Spirit Day: Dress Up/Dress Down Day
  • March 5 - School Planning Day (no school for students)
  • March 6 - PTO Chipotle Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm

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: Spirit Day Tomorrow, Calendar Reminder, & Boosterthon Sponsorship

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Spirit Day - Anything But a Backpack Day is Tomorrow

Tomorrow is our Anything But a Backpack Spirit Day!

When getting ready for this spirit day, keep in mind the following guidelines:

1) Safety first! Choose a “backpack” that closes securely to protect your laptop and other school items. Your “backpack” must not create a safety hazard in the hallways or classroom.

2) If your classroom is upstairs (grades 1 and 2), you must be able to carry your “backpack” up the stairs. You will not be permitted to use the elevator to accommodate your bag.

3) Space is limited, particularly in the trailers, so “backpacks” should not be overly large.

Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsors

Attention all Scottie families! Our inaugural Bonnie Brae Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser is scheduled for March 18th.  As part of the event, the BBES PTO hopes to provide t-shirts for all of our Scotties participating in the run.  

To help offset the cost of the event t-shirts, the PTO is offering a limited time opportunity for local businesses and BBES families to sponsor the shirts.  We'd love for you to share this opportunity as soon as possible with local businesses you think might be interested. Please share this Boosterthon T-Shirt Sponsorship flyer and the following link for payment: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/635f76cd-235a-4dd3-8cb4-9d74bcd27518

Interested businesses and families can be directed to [email protected] by February 1st with any questions.

Contributions are tax-deductible and business/family names, logos, and payments are due by February 9th.  Note:  A minimum revenue generation amount must be met for the PTO to be able to consider sponsorship opportunities.    

Thanks for your help with this fundraiser!

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

From BBES - Yearbook Cover Contest, Winter Warmies, Glow Dance, Donations, & New Payment Processing

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Yearbook Cover Contest - Submissions Due Tuesday, January 23rd!

Interested students should submit a yearbook design by Tuesday, January 23rd.  All submitted designs should meet the criteria listed on our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer.

Winter Warmies!

Beginning the week of January 22, and running through January 31, the SCA at Bonnie Brae is running a Winter Warmies donation drive to assist families in need. Please consider donating something from the list below for the drive.  Donation boxes have been placed on the stage area in the main lobby.

*High Need Item

CLEANING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Bath Towels (not hand towels)  
  • Hand Soap - pump bottles  
  • *Paper Towels  
  • Ziplock bags - All sizes  

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

  • *Travel Size Shampoo - not conditioner   
  • Travel-size mouthwash (Crest Alcohol free), body wash, shaving cream, deodorant

FOOD & BEVERAGES

  • Oatmeal - individual packets  
  • Ramen noodles, granola bars, breakfast bars
  • Canned food items
  • Culturally responsive non-perishable items.

CLOTHING ITEMS

  • Winter hats and gloves  
  • Sweatshirts and hoodies - all sizes  

Bonnie Brae families will have the opportunity to select first from the donated items.  Any remaining items will be donated to the local Salvation Army.  Thank you for supporting those in need! 

Glow Dance

When: Friday, February 9th from 6-9pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Grab your dancing shoes and join us for a night full of fun and excitement at the Bonnie Brae GLOW Dance! 

Get your GLOW Dance T-shirts for $18 per shirt, available for online purchase only until January 28th! Each shirt will also gain you entry as your ticket to the event! Shirts will be sent home with your student the week of the dance. (T-shirt purchase is optional and not required for attendance.) Get your shirt here: https://abbacustom.com/bonniebraees/shop/home

Save time at the door and buy your tickets online now! Entry is $3 per person, or $10 for a family of 4 or more. This is not a drop-off event, and an adult must accompany students for the duration of the dance. Buy your tickets here: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/8be91c9a-e96d-4511-b393-f7ebdf9816db 

Don’t forget to bring your appetite for some delicious BBQ dinner options for purchase by our favorite local caterer @cateringbyjesse. Check out the menu here!

Support Our Scotties Direct Donation Drive -- EXTENDED TO 2/16/2024!!!

The Bonnie Brae PTO direct donation drive "Support our Scotties" has been extended to 2/16/2024! There's still time to make a direct impact, where ALL FUNDS will go back to the Bonnie Brae community!

Visit our donation site and make a payment by check, credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay today! https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/donation-form/341b5732-1c1b-4d0b-97d0-6bc84b98d520

NOTICE: Moving to Zeffy for all Payments/Donations

We are thrilled to announce that the PTO is moving payment and donation processing from PayPal to Zeffy! This site is safe, FREE, and allows us to easily track payments. Since PayPal charges a transaction fee, please discontinue use of PayPal moving forward.

One thing to note is that Zeffy requests an optional donation to their site since it is free to use. When using Zeffy, just remember to change the optional donation to their site to "Other" and the amount to $0 (see example above). While this is indeed a small extra step compared to the previous process, the move to Zeffy will significantly improve the administrative work being done by volunteers behind the scenes, offer credit card payment options, and we won't lose any money to processing fees!!!

We appreciate your support as we work to automate processes, increase payment options, and ensure more funds go directly to our community. 

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!  

With the winter weather in full effect, a reminder to send your students with coats, hats, and gloves, as we typically have recess outside, even when it's cold.  We hope you all have enjoyed the snowfall this week, and with the possibliity of more winter weather in the weeks ahead, please be sure to keep a close eye on the news and www.fcps.edu when snow is in the forecast for any school closures or delays.

As a reminder, next Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher workday.

Have a great weekend, Scotties!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • January 23 - Winter Strings Concert, Oak View ES, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • January 25 - BBES Spirit Day, Anything But a Backpack Day!
  • January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter, 2-Hour Early Release
  • January 26 - Teacher Workday (no school for students)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Social Intelligence

Character Strengths:  You are aware of other people’s thoughts and
feelings. You understand why they do things.

Quote of the Week:  “The single most important lesson I learned in 25
years of talking every single day to people, was that there’s a common denominator in our human experience. The common denominator I found in
every single interview is we want to be validated. We want to be understood.”

-OPRAH WINFREY     

A few amazing highlights that happened this week... Quarter End, Early Release, and Student Holiday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

School Construction Community Meeting - Update

The Bonnie Brae Elementary School Construction Community Meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 1st, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria (enter door #1). Language interpretation will be provided.

We have heard that the contract for the renovation has been signed, and funds have been transfered to the contractor.  Site work will take place soon for the contractors trailer (on the left front ball field as you face the fields from the parking lot), and in a few weeks we expect to see renovation work taking place on the addition and in the vacated wing of the building.  

The meeting is being rescheduled because of the snow day. Project completion is still projected to be Winter 2025. 

The February 1st community meeting is an opportunity to learn what to expect as construction begins on the school renovation. Questions and comments can be shared at the meeting and in an online feedback form that will be open 

Click here to learn more about the February 1st Bonnie Brae Community Meeting.  Updates and information about the renovation will be posted to the Bonnie Brae Elementary School project webpage.

Yearbook Ordering Information Coming Soon

Information about ordering the 2023-2024 Bonnie Brae Yearbook is coming soon!  Families will be able to purchase yearbooks by check or online (no cash).  The cost per yearbook is $23 if ordered by our pre-order deadline, April 15th.  If families purchase a yearbook during our June onsite sale, the cost per yearbook increases to $25.  During the onsite sale, we will have a limited number of yearbooks for sale (first come, first serve). 

Look for yearbook ordering information in the next couple of weeks.

Loving Solutions - A Class for Families with 5-10 Year Olds

Join other Robinson Pyramid families for a 10-week free family workshop focused on improving communication, boosting self-esteem, supporting strong willed children, and creating spaces of harmony at home.  View the Loving Solutions flyer for more details and to register for the workshop. 

Our baseball fields and trees were covered in beautiful snow!

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit the FCPS website for more information.

January is National Mentoring Month

Imagine a world where young people feel empowered, encouraged, and understood. Mentors can make that world a reality by helping young people find and follow their passions, excel in school, and thrive wherever they are.

Learn more about Mentoring Month.

Research has shown that young people with at least one trusted mentor are less likely to skip school, less likely to use illegal drugs or drink alcohol, and more prepared to enter college or the workforce. Yet one in three children lack a mentor.

All it takes is one person to serve as a trusted adult to help change a young person’s path in life. Mentors provide attention, support, and enrichment, and help connect their mentees to resources that may help them on their journey in life.

FCPS’ MentorWorks program matches mentors with students in schools near where they live or work. They meet for at least 30 minutes a week. Learn more about how to become a mentor for an FCPS student. Please contact Martha Macdonald, mentoring specialist, for additional information at [email protected].  

Event Volunteers Needed!

Wonderful volunteers are needed for upcoming events! Your time helping with these events is what makes this all possible! Consider signing up for a shift, or even sign up your former Scottie for some service hours! Many hands make light work ❤️ Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen!

***We're still in need of a Lead for the Spring Carnival so we can keep it on our calendar. If you're interested, please email [email protected] 

GLOW Dance SignUp Genuis 

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genius 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius 

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View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 29 - 3rd Quarter Begins
  • February 6 - PTO Paisanos Burke Restaurant Night, 4-9 pm
  • February 9 - PTO GLOW Dance, 6-9 pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch
  • February 19 - George Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • February 21 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm
  • February 23 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am

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

From BBES - PTO Meeting Tonight, Volunteers Needed, & Yearbook Cover Contest

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Virtual PTO Meeting TONIGHT!

Join us for just one hour and get connected with your Bonnie Brae community! Hear from our wonderful principal, get to meet the PTO and upcoming events, and learn about ways you can help make magical memories for our Scotties!

When: Wednesday, January 17th from 6-7PM

Where: VIRTUAL:  https://meet.google.com/xjq-tfuy-uhn

Events Volunteers Needed!!

BBES PTO loves all our wonderful volunteers! Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen! See sign-up genius links below to volunteer for upcoming events.

***We're still in need of a Lead for the Spring Carnival so we can keep it on our calendar. If you're interested, please email [email protected] ❤️

GLOW Dance SignUp Genius

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genuis 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius

Yearbook Cover Contest - Submission Deadline Extended

We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 Yearbook Cover Contest!  Our theme this year is, "I am a creative and critical thinker!",  Families can also find our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer onlineInterested students should submit a yearbook design by Tuesday, January 23rd.  All submitted designs should meet the criteria listed on our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer.

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

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Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

We hope you all have had a great week, and we are looking forward to Bingo Night this evening from 6-8 PM!  While Bingo Night is a fundraiser for 6th grade end-of-year celebrations, it is open to the entire Bonnie Brae community. We hope to see you there!

A reminder that Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and schools will be closed.  On Tuesday, January 16, FCPS Office of Design and Construction will host a community meeting in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:30 PM to share details on our upcoming renovation. 

Have a great 3-day weekend with your family and friends! 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)
  • January 16 - Bonnie Brae Construction Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • January 17 - PTO Meeting (virtual), 6-7 pm
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Perseverance

Character Strengths:  You complete what you start despite
obstacles. You never give up.

Quote of the Week:  “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if
you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you
have to keep moving forward.”

-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Mrs. Na's class enjoyed a crisp morning walk!

Our side playground was removed, and the new one is being installed on the baseball field.

Bingo Night!

It's Bingo Time!!  Come one, come all to the 6th Grade Bingo Night Fundraiser from 6-8 pm tonight!  The event is open to the whole BBES community.  Games will kick off at about 6:15 pm and there will be prizes for the winners.  Concessions will also be available for purchase.  Hope to see you there.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. See the complete school year calendar.

School Construction Community Meeting - Update

The Bonnie Brae Elementary School Construction Community Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria (enter door #1). Language interpretation will be provided.

The meeting is being rescheduled because of an administrative delay. The contract is on the Fairfax County School Board agenda December 14. This should not have a significant impact on the construction timeline. Project completion is still projected to be Winter 2025. 

The January 16 community meeting is an opportunity to learn what to expect as construction begins on the school renovation. Questions and comments can be shared at the meeting and in an online feedback form that will be open January 16-January 30.

Click here to learn more about the January 16th Bonnie Brae Community Meeting.  Updates and information about the renovation will be posted to the Bonnie Brae Elementary School project webpage.

Yearbook Cover Contest

We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 Yearbook Cover Contest!  Our theme this year is, "I am a creative and critical thinker!",  Families can also find our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer online.  Interested students should submit a yearbook design by January 19th.  All submitted designs should meet the criteria listed on our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer.

Loving Solutions - A Class for Families with 5-10 Year Olds

Join other Robinson Pyramid families for a 10-week free family workshop focused on improving communication, boosting self-esteem, supporting strong willed children, and creating spaces of harmony at home.  View the Loving Solutions flyer for more details and to register for the workshop. 

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Tutor.com Can Help With More Than Homework

Tutor.com offers more than help with homework! This on-demand tutoring service also provides a comprehensive range of resources including exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests at no cost to families. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time. If they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor for help through voice or chat options. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com webpage.

Free Resources for Families

Did you know that caregivers can access free webinars, confidential consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities? 

Learn more about FCPS’ Family Resource Center (FRC).

Be the first to learn about new workshops by signing up for the FRC newsletter.

Event Volunteers Needed!

Wonderful volunteers are needed for upcoming events! Your time helping with these events is what makes this all possible! Consider signing up for a shift, or even sign up your former Scottie for some service hours! Many hands make light work ❤️ Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen!

GLOW Dance SignUp Genuis 

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genius 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius 

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 23 - Winter Strings Concert, Oak View ES, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • January 25 - BBES Spirit Day, Anything But a Backpack Day!
  • January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter, 2-Hour Early Release
  • January 26 - Teacher Workday (no school for students)
  • January 29 - 3rd Quarter Begins
  • February 6 - PTO Paisanos Burke Restaurant Night, 4-9 pm
  • February 9 - PTO GLOW Dance, 6-9 pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch
  • February 19 - George Washington's Birthday & Presidents' Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • February 21 - PTO Meeting (In-Person), 6-7 pm
  • February 23 - Parent Coffee (BBES Cafeteria), 8:40-9:15 am

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Bonnie Brae PTO

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From BBES PTO - Five Guys Restaurant Night and Bingo Night

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Five Guys Restaurant Night

Five Guys Restaurant Night TONIGHT!

Take dinner off your to-do list tonight while supporting the PTO at the same time!  Check our Five Guys flyer for more details

When: TONIGHT! Thursday, Jan 11th from 4-8PM

Where: Five Guys on Burke Centre

We hope to see you there!

BINGO Night - 6th Grade Class Fundraiser

Bring your markers and come out for a night of family fun! The 6th Grade Class is hosting a BINGO night fundraiser!  See the Bingo Night flyer for more details.

Who: Everyone is invited!

Where: BBES Cafeteria

When: Friday, Jan 12th from 6-8PM **games will start at 6:15PM with various prizes

Cost: $2/card or 3 for $5

This is a CASH ONLY event! Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the 6th Grade Class.

PTO Updated Events Calendar for 2023-2024 

We've had some changes with event dates and some additions with restaurant nights. Please use this REVISED calendar for upcoming PTO events!

BBES PTO loves all our wonderful volunteers! Make some new friends, support our Scotties, and help make the magic happen! See sign-up genius links below to volunteer for upcoming events:

GLOW Dance SignUp Genius

Valentine's Day Lunch SignUp Genuis 

Bonnie Brae Staff Basketball Game SignUp Genius

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES-Reminder: Club and Candid Picture Day Tomorrow

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Club and Candid Picture Day is Tomorrow!

Club and Candid Picture Day takes place on Wednesday, January 10th.  The following student groups will have their pictures taken:  All County Chorus, 6th Grade Band, 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Chorus, 5th Grade Chorus, All County Chorus, 6th Grade Strings, 5th Grade Strings, 4th Grade Strings, Eco Club, Patrols, News Show, Girls on the Run, and SCA Leadership Team.  

A Barksdale photographer will also be going around school taking candid photos during the school day.

Please remind your children to listen for their specific clubs and/or groups when they are announced.  Also, all patrols need to remember to bring and wear their belts.  Patrols without belts will not be photographed.  Remember - Club and Candid Picture Day happens only one time during the school year.

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 New Year! We've had a wonderful start to 2024. It's been a joy to have everyone back at school. We have truly enjoyed hearing about all the fun things that students, families and staff did during Winter Break.

As we jump into the new year, our teachers have done a great job of reviewing routines and procedures this week. A new year is a great time to reset and to start good habits. We look forward to seeing the growth of our students throughout the remainder of the school year.

Next week Bonnie Brae parents have organized a 6th Grade Bingo Night Fundraiser, from 6-8 pm on Friday, January 12. The event is open to the whole BBES community!  Games will kick off at 6:15 pm and there will be prizes for the winners. We hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • January 8-12 - Virtual Math Week
  • January 9 - Winter PTO After School Programs Begin
  • January 10 - Club and Candid Picture Day
  • January 11 - PTO Five Guys Restaurant Night, 4 pm-8 pm
  • January 12 - Bingo Night (Sponsored by 6th Grade Class), 6 pm -8 pm
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Prudence

Character Strengths:  You plan for the future and achieve your
goals by making careful everyday choices.

Quote of the Week:  “Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought,
and those to be shunned.”

-CICERO

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Mrs. Clark's students are thrilled to have Finnie, the class fish, back with them!

Club and Candid Picture Day

Club and Candid Picture Day takes place on Wednesday, January 10th.  The following student groups will have their pictures taken:  All County Chorus, 6th Grade Band, 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Chorus, 5th Grade Chorus, All County Chorus, 6th Grade Strings, 5th Grade Strings, 4th Grade Strings, Eco Club, Patrols, News Show, Girls on the Run, and SCA Leadership Team.  

A Barksdale photographer will also be going around school taking candid photos during the school day.

Please remind your children to listen for their specific clubs and/or groups when they are announced.  Also, all patrols need to remember to bring and wear their belts.  Patrols without belts will not be photographed.  Remember - Club and Candid Picture Day happens only one time during the school year. 

Help FCPS Reach 1 Million Minutes of Math

FCPS Family Math Week starts on Monday, January 8! Participate in games and stories online. FCPS is working toward a total of 1 million minutes logged by families. The event is free, with activities from ST Math geared toward students in grades K-6 and their families. 

Math Week offers families an opportunity to experience math, literacy, history, and geography in a fun and positive way. All content will be available for families in English and Spanish beginning Monday, January 8. Visit the Math Week website

Students in Ms. Kroptavich's class build and create as they get ready for the school day!

Bingo Night!

It's Bingo Time!!  Come one, come all to the 6th Grade Bingo Night Fundraiser from 6-8 pm on Friday, January 12. The event is open to the whole BBES community.  Games will kick off at about 6:15 pm and there will be prizes for the winners.  Concessions will also be available for purchase.  Hope to see you there.

School Construction Community Meeting - Update

The Bonnie Brae Elementary School Construction Community Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the school’s cafeteria (enter door #1). Language interpretation will be provided.

The meeting is being rescheduled because of an administrative delay. The contract is on the Fairfax County School Board agenda December 14. This should not have a significant impact on the construction timeline. Project completion is still projected to be Winter 2025. 

The January 16 community meeting is an opportunity to learn what to expect as construction begins on the school renovation. Questions and comments can be shared at the meeting and in an online feedback form that will be open January 16-January 30.

Click here to learn more about the January 16th Bonnie Brae Community Meeting.  Updates and information about the renovation will be posted to the Bonnie Brae Elementary School project webpage.

Yearbook Cover Contest

We are excited to announce our 2023-2024 Yearbook Cover Contest!  Our theme this year is, "I am a creative and critical thinker!"  A flyer went home with all students in their Tuesday folders.  Families can also find our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer online.  Interested students should submit a yearbook design by January 19th.  All submitted designs should meet the criteria listed on our Yearbook Cover Contest flyer.

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 22. Current pre-K students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program, and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2024-25 school year. Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Parents/caregivers who are interested may want to attend an informational meeting. Meetings are held at the school site. Check the FCPS events calendar for the most current information. Meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16

A virtual meeting hosted by the World Languages Office will include general program information. Access to this virtual meeting will be made available on the FCPS events calendar and the Dual Language Immersion registration site on the day of the meeting.

Get more information on the immersion program webpage and registration page.

Safe Students, Safe Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools believes that academic success is built on the foundation of a safe learning environment. This includes physical safety, and mental health and wellness. 

FCPS has a comprehensive approach to safety that involves physical security measures, online monitoring by security staff, and crisis intervention support. The division has created the Safe Students, Safe Schools Brochure (PDF) to enhance your awareness of potential hazards and to equip you with practical tips for how you can help. Visit the FCPS website for more information.

Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

Students created winter village scenes in Mrs. Feeney's art class.

Five Guys Restaurant Night

Five Guys Restaurant Night is coming soon! Help support the PTO while getting a delicious dinner at the same time! Five Guys will donate 20% of your purchase to the PTO.  Check our Five Guys flyer for more details

When: Thursday, January 11th from 4-8PM

Where: Five Guys in Burke 

We hope to see you there!

GLOW Dance 

Mark your calendars for an evening of fun and excitement, and get ready for the GLOW Dance!!!

When: Friday, February 9th from 6-9PM

Where: Bonnie Brae 

Keep an eye out for more details to follow soon!

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)
  • January 16 - Bonnie Brae Construction Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • January 17 - PTO Meeting (virtual), 6-7 pm
  • January 23 - Winter Strings Concert, Oak View ES, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • January 25 - BBES Spirit Day, Anything But a Backpack Day!
  • January 25 - End of 2nd Quarter, 2-Hour Early Release
  • January 26 - Teacher Workday (no school for students)
  • January 29 - 3rd Quarter Begins
  • February 9 - PTO GLOW Dance, 6-9 pm
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch

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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