Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

What a week!  What a year!  We had such a great final week of the year, from class celebrations to our 6th grade promotion ceremonies.  We are grateful to all of the parents and staff who supported these special events, which led to a fun-filled last few days of the year.  

As we finish another amazing year at Bonnie Brae, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude and admiration for all of our families.  It has been a year filled with joyful learning and success, and we thank you for your partnership in your children's education.  

Have a wonderful summer, and enjoy the time with your family.  Go Scotties!

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. 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...

Our 6th grade Scotties enjoyed their end of year party.

What a fabulous year! Have a great summer Scotties!

Juneteenth Holiday - June 19

The Bonnie Brae office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19.

Summer Office Hours

The Bonnie Brae office will be open from 9 AM-Noon each weekday this summer.  The office will be closed the week of July 1-5.  Please call our main office line, 703-321-3900 with any questions about summer office hours. 

Summer Popsicles on the Playground Events

We are looking forward to bringing students and families together for some Summer fun! 

Thursday, July 11 from 2-3 PM - Rising Kindergarten Families Popsicles on the Playground  

  • We are thrilled to host our Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground event to welcome rising kindergarten students and families on the playground on the baseball field

Tuesday, July  30 from 4-5 PM - Rising Kindergarten and New Families Popsicles on the Playground

  • We look forward to meeting rising Kindergarten families and families new to Bonnie Brae during our Popsicles on the Playground event on our playground on the baseball field
Bonnie Brae Bookmobile

Bonnie Brae Elementary School (BBES) will continue the Bonnie Brae Bookmobile to provide books to students during Summer 2024.  The Bonnie Brae Book Mobile will run on June 27, 2024 from 12 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. and July 18, 2024 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and will be stopping at four locations in the community, with the last stop being the BBES parking lot, to distribute books and popsicles to interested students.  

Please consider making a donation of a new or gently used book(s).  New and/or gently used books will be collected May 20, 2024 through June 10, 2024 in the foyer at Bonnie Brae ES. There will be labeled boxes to leave the books.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at [email protected].  

The stops and approximate times are listed below.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 27, 12 pm - 2 pm:

12:00 p.m.---Burkeshire Commons Apts.- Chase Commons & Burke Commons Road

12:30 p.m.---Oakwood - Bridgetown & Burke Commons Road (Playground)

1:00 p.m.---Colony Park - Colony View Drive (next to the Playground)

1:30 p.m.---Bonnie Brae ES School Parking Lot

Thursday, July 18, 2 pm - 4 pm:

2:00 p.m.---Oak Leather Drive - Cul de Sac at the end of Oak Leather Dr.

2:30 p.m.---Cove Landing - Burke Cove Comm Ctr - Burke Ctr Pkwy & Cove Landing

3:00 p.m.---Fairfax Club Estates Pool - John Ayres Drive (Cul-de-sac outside the pool)

3:30 p.m.---Bonnie Brae ES School Parking Lot

Summer Reading Choice Board

Let's continue reading this summer!  Students are invited to read and complete 15 blocks on our Bonnie Brae Summer Reading Choice Board.  Bring the choice board back to school by August 23, 2024 for a celebration of summer reading treat!

Burke Centre Library Summer Reading Program Events

Our Burke Centre Library is hosting some special programs this summer.  Check out the Summer Reading Adventure on Monday, June 24, 10:30 am-12 pm at the Burke Centre Library.  View the Summer Reading Adventure flyer for more details

Do you like creating with Legos?  Participate in the Lego Contest on Monday, June 24, 10: 30 am-12 pm at the Burke Centre Library.  View the Lego Contest flyer for more details.  Don't forget to submit the Lego Entry Form by Saturday, June 22.

SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • June 19 - Juneteenth Holiday (school offices closed)
  • June 27 - Bonnie Brae Book Mobile 12-2 pm
  • July 11 - Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergarten Families, 2-3 pm
  • July 18 - Bonnie Brae Book Mobile, 2-4 pm
  • July 30 - Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergarten Families and New Families to Bonnie Brae, 4-5 pm

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES: Early Release Today (1:15 pm)

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Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)-Today

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is today, Wednesday, June 12.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Last Day of School, Yearbooks, and Lost and Found

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Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.

Yearbook Onsite Sales

We have a limited number of yearbooks for sale.  Students can purchase a yearbook as they arrive on Wednesday morning in the front lobby. Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section. 

Lost and Found Items

We have lots of coats, water bottles, clothing, and lunch boxes in our lost and found.  Students can stop by our lost and found to see if anything belongs to them.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae PTO

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Yearbook Sales & School Supplies

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Yearbook Onsite Sales

We still have a limited number of yearbooks for sale.  Students can purchase a yearbook as they arrive on Monday and Tuesday morning in the front lobby. Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section. 

All yearbooks will be distributed to students on the following dates:

  • Sixth grade students on June 10
  • All other classes on June 11
School Supplies for the 24-25 School Year

Get a head start on the 2024-2025 school year by pre-purchasing your child’s school supplies! Your child’s teacher has identified the school supplies needed for a successful year. 

In cooperation with the Bonnie Brae PTO, Campus Survival Kits has assembled a kit of all necessary supplies for one low price!  Avoid supply shortages in stores and get everything you need! 

Pre-order student supply kits by visiting the Bonnie Brae Campus Survival Kits webpage and ordering by July 15!

Families can find grade level supply lists, and pre-ordering information, on our Bonnie Brae Supply Lists webpage.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae PTO

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

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

What an incredible week!  We enjoyed so many special events this week! We had the pleasure of hearing and seeing our students perform during our day and evening band, strings & chorus concerts, and we finished off the week with our first Field Day since 2019!  All that and we also had a blast being turned into ice cream sundaes as we kept the promise that was made before the start of Boosterthon.  See some fun photos below.

Thank you so much to all of the staff and parent volunteers for the support this week. Field Day could not have been a success without the help of our volunteers, and we are grateful that we had such a large turnout! 

The final week of the year is finally upon us, and it is packed with grade level parties and end of the year special events, including 6th grade promotion on Tuesday, June 11.  See below for 6th grade promotion details!

A reminder that the last day of school is Wednesday, June 12, and we have a 2-hour early dismissal at 1:15 PM that day.  Have a great last weekend before the end of the school year!  

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 12 - Last Day of School, 2 Hour Early Release, 1:15 pm
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... Bonnie Brae Parking for Promotion & Special Events

A reminder to be sure to park only in dedicated parking spaces on school grounds, or along available street parking in front of and near Bonnie Brae.  With a high volume of parents volunteering for class parties and attending 6th grade promotion, please be sure to refrain from parking in the bus lane, along yellow curbs, or in front of any neighborhood driveways.  Thank you for respecting our community and keeping everyone safe!

Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Wednesday, June 12, and students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.

As we head into the final week of the school year, we are poviding our weekly absenteeism update.  Visit our website for attendance resources. As of June 7, 2024, Bonnie Brae's absenteeism rate is at 12.8%.  This is a decrease from last week.  Be sure to send your child to school when healthy, and help us finish the year strong!  

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Due to space constraints, we will be hosting our 6th grade promotion ceremony in two different locations:  9 AM (Koehler & Vericker's classes) in the cafeteria and 9:15 AM (Wilks, Turner, & Sorenson's classes) in the gym. We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders promotion to middle school!  This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we look forward to recognizing them on Tuesday, June 11!

Yearbooks

We have a small number of yearbooks available for purchase.  We will be in the front lobby during arrival on Monday, June 10th.  Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section. 

Yearbooks will be distributed to students on the following dates:

  • Sixth grade students on June 10
  • All other classes on June 11

Chorus concert at Robinson.

Summer Office Hours

The Bonnie Brae office will be open from 9 AM-Noon each weekday this summer.  The office will be closed the week of July 1-5.  Please call our main office line, 703-321-3900 with any questions about summer office hours. 

Health Room - Medications Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time (1:15 pm) on the last day of school (Wednesday June 12th). Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. If your student will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, the existing medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program, but you will need to pick up the medication on the last day of school and deliver the medication and completed forms to the summer learning site  on  the first day of the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Summer Popsicles on the Playground Events

We are looking forward to bringing students and families together for some Summer fun! 

Thursday, July 11 from 2-3 PM - Rising Kindergarten Families Popsicles on the Playground  

  • We are thrilled to host our Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground event to welcome rising kindergarten students and families on the playground on the baseball field

Tuesday, July  30 from 4-5 PM - Rising Kindergarten and New Families Popsicles on the Playground

  • We look forward to meeting rising Kindergarten families and families new to Bonnie Brae during our Popsicles on the Playground event on our playground on the baseball field
Bonnie Brae Bookmobile

Bonnie Brae Elementary School (BBES) will continue the Bonnie Brae Bookmobile to provide books to students during Summer 2024.  The Bonnie Brae Book Mobile will run on June 27, 2024 from 12 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. and July 18, 2024 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and will be stopping at four locations in the community, with the last stop being the BBES parking lot, to distribute books and popsicles to interested students.  

Please consider making a donation of a new or gently used book(s).  New and/or gently used books will be collected May 20, 2024 through June 10, 2024 in the foyer at Bonnie Brae ES. There will be labeled boxes to leave the books.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at [email protected].  

The stops and approximate times are listed below.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 27, 12 pm - 2 pm:

12:00 p.m.---Burkeshire Commons Apts.- Chase Commons & Burke Commons Road

12:30 p.m.---Oakwood - Bridgetown & Burke Commons Road (Playground)

1:00 p.m.---Colony Park - Colony View Drive (next to the Playground)

1:30 p.m.---Bonnie Brae ES School Parking Lot

Thursday, July 18, 2 pm - 4 pm:

2:00 p.m.---Oak Leather Drive - Cul de Sac at the end of Oak Leather Dr.

2:30 p.m.---Cove Landing - Burke Cove Comm Ctr - Burke Ctr Pkwy & Cove Landing

3:00 p.m.---Fairfax Club Estates Pool - John Ayres Drive (Cul-de-sac outside the pool)

3:30 p.m.---Bonnie Brae ES School Parking Lot

Summer Reading Choice Board

Let's continue reading this summer!  Students are invited to read and complete 15 blocks on our Bonnie Brae Summer Reading Choice Board.  Bring the choice board back to school by August 23, 2024 for a celebration of summer reading treat!

Strings concert at Robinson.

SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For grade 3-8 students, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year.

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

INOVA Back to School Pediatric Health Fairs

Inova Cares Clinic (ICC) will provide children ages 5+ with free school entrance physicals and immunizations at summer health fairs for children on Medicaid or who are uninsured. The clinics will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 29, at ICC for Children - Manassas
  • Saturday, July 20, at ICC for Children - Herndon
  • Saturday, August 17, at ICC for Children - Falls Church

Appointments are required. No walk-ins will be allowed. Call 703-698-2550 for an appointment.

Band concert at Robinson.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from Monday, June 24, through Friday, August 2. Any FCPS parent or secondary student can schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or social worker by phone or videoconference. 

Parents of students in any grade level can request a consultation to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, and academic success. Information about community resources will also be provided.

Middle or high school students can request a consultation to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes. Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time management.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this service. Request a consultation or call and leave a message at 703-503-2520.

Summer Fun for All! Summer Camps and Adapted Recreation

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has a list of dozens of summer camps including general camps, camps for students with a variety of needs, and camps for children of military personnel. 

They’ve also prepared a list of adapted resources, sorted by activity, that are inclusive for children and adults of various physical abilities. 

Learn more by calling 703-204-3941, emailing [email protected], or visiting the FRC webpage.

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • June 27 - Bonnie Brae Book Mobile 12-2 pm
  • July 11 - Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergarten Families, 2-3 pm
  • July 18 - Bonnie Brae Book Mobile, 2-4 pm
  • July 30 - Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergarten Families and New Families to Bonnie Brae, 4-5 pm

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Field Day Friday (some information)

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Field Day Information

Bonnie Brae's Field Day is tomorrow, Friday, June 7!

Please remind students to dress appropriately, as it will be warm and some stations involve water, so students may get a little wet.  Students should wear athletic shoes.  Students should also bring a water bottle with them for Field Day.  They can carry it from station-to-station.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have already signed up!  If you are able, we can still use some more volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

Field Day Schedule:

  • Session 1:  (8:45-10:30 am – Grades 2 and 3, Enhanced Autism)  *Please arrive by 8:25 am for this session.
  • Session 2(10:30-12:15 pm – Grades K, 1, and 6)  *Please arrive by 10:10 am for this session.
  • Session 3:  (12:45-2:30 pm – Grades 4 and 5)  *Please arrive by 12:25 pm for this session.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Field Day Volunteers Needed

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Field Day Volunteers Needed

Bonnie Brae's field day is tomorrow, Friday, June 7.  We are still looking for volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Field Day Volunteers Needed & Yearbook Sales

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Field Day Volunteers Needed

Bonnie Brae's field day is this Friday, June 7.  We are still looking for volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

Yearbook Onsite Sales

We still have a limited number of yearbook copies for sale.  Students can purchase a yearbook as they arrive on Thursday and Friday this week. Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section. 

All yearbooks will be distributed to students on the following dates:

  • ECCB & PreK students on June 5
  • Sixth grade students on June 10
  • All other classes on June 11

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Yearbook Onsite Sales

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Yearbook Onsite Sales

If families did not pre-order a Bonnie Brae Yearbook, we will have a limited number of copies for sale in our front lobby starting Tuesday, June 4th (as students arrive).  We will continue sales until we are sold out, or until June 7th.  Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section. 

All yearbooks will be distributed to students on the following dates:

  • ECCB & PreK students on June 5
  • Sixth grade students on June 10
  • All other classes on June 11

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

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

Hello, Scottie families!  

What a week!  We had such a great time on Wednesday morning during the Robinson senior parade.  It was loud and it was a blast, as we paraded through the halls of Bonnie Brae with our students cheering on over 450 Robinson graduates.  Congratulations to all the former Scotties who will be graduating from Robinson or Lake Braddock next week!

We had a great day celebrating our final SCA Spirit Day of the year today, Beach Day!   Next week is our final full week of the school year, and it is packed with fun activities and exciting learning opportunities, including our band, strings, and chorus concerts (see schedule below), and Field Day, which takes place on Friday, June 7.  See the section below on Field Day for more information, and please consider volunteering here to support this fun event!

Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends!

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • June 4-7 - Yearbook Sales in Lobby (while students arrive)
  • June 5 - 5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (Oak View ES), 6-7 pm
  • June 5 - Last Day of School for ECCB and PreK Students
  • June 6 - 4th Grade Strings Concert (Robinson), 
  • June 6 - 5th/6th Grade Band Concert (Robinson),
  • June 7 - Field Day (no rain date)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Spiral Review

Character Strengths:  We will continue to review and deepen our understanding of the character strengths. 

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... Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.

As we approach the final 8 days of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources. We continue to share weekly absenteeism updates here through the end of the year.  As of May 31, 2024, Bonnie Brae's absenteeism rate is at 13.5%.  This is an increase from last week.  Be sure to send your child to school when healthy, and help us continue to decrease our overall percentage of students who are considered chronically absent (as a reminder, chronic absenteeism is missing 10% or more of days in a school year, regardless of excused or unexcused).

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Due to space constraints, we will be hosting our 6th grade promotion ceremony in two different locations:  9 AM (Koehler & Vericker's classes) in the cafeteria and 9:15 AM (Wilks, Turner, & Sorenson's classes) in the gym. We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders promotion to middle school!  This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we look forward to recognizing them on Tuesday, June 11!

Summer Popsicles on the Playground Events

We are looking forward to bringing students and families together for some Summer fun! 

Thursday, July 11 from 2-3 PM - Rising Kindergarten Families Popsicles on the Playground  

  • We are thrilled to host our Kindergarten Popsicles on the Playground event to welcome rising kindergarten students and families on the playground on the baseball field

Tuesday, July  30 from 4-5 PM - Rising Kindergarten and New Families Popsicles on the Playground

  • We look forward to meeting rising Kindergarten families and families new to Bonnie Brae during our Popsicles on the Playground event on our playground on the baseball field
Yearbook Distribution and Onsite Sales

Yearbooks will be distributed to ECCB & PreK students on June 5th, sixth grade students on June 10, and the rest of the school on June 11.  If families did not pre-order a Bonnie Brae Yearbook, we will have a limited number of copies for sale in our front lobby from June 4-June 7 (as students arrive).  Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section.  

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Bonnie Brae's field day is on Friday, June 7 (unfortunately, not able to schedule a possible rain date).  We are in need of volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

Bonnie Brae Bookmobile

Bonnie Brae Elementary School (BBES) will continue the Bonnie Brae Bookmobile to provide books to students during Summer 2024.  The Bonnie Brae Bookmobile will run on June 27, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and July 18, 2024 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and will be stopping at four locations in the community, with the last stop being the BBES parking lot, to distribute books and popsicles to interested students.  

Please consider making a donation of a new or gently used book(s).  New and/or gently used books will be collected May 20, 2024 through June 10, 2024 in the foyer at Bonnie Brae ES. There will be labeled boxes to leave the books.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at [email protected]

Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families of Elementary Students ST Math

All students have access to ST Math over the summer that they can access through Schoology. This video shows students and families how to access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQR_drzeR9E

In addition to the information listed below, it is recommended that students who are moving from a standard level math class to an honors level math class have their ST Math journey reassigned to the next grade level. 

Family Resource Center

Family webinars that may be worth sharing are posted on the FCPS Family Resource Center site with specific mathematics webinars posted under academics.

VDOE

The following resources have been curated from the Virginia Department of Education:

VDOE Mathematics Resources for Families

Additional resources

The following resources are free and available for anyone to use. Please note that FCPS does not have a paid subscription to either service.

Zearn online summer math

Khan academy summer site 

The construction vehicles have been busy preparing for the new wing!

Mathematics Independent Learning Options for Families of Secondary Students Mathspace

Current middle school students and high school students through PreCalculus will continue to have access to Mathspace through Schoology. Students are encouraged to practice their mathematics through utilizing the Mathspace Skills Check-Ins.  

Family Resource Center

Family webinars that may be worth sharing are posted on the FCPS Family Resource Center site with specific mathematics webinars posted under academics.

VDOE

The following resources have been curated from the Virginia Department of Education:

VDOE Mathematics Resources for Families

ST Math

All middle school students and high school students enrolled in ESOL Math support classes have access to ST Math over the summer that they can access through Schoology. This video shows students and families how to access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQR_drzeR9E

Additional resources

The following resources are free and available for anyone to use. Please note that FCPS does not have a paid subscription to either service.

Zearn online summer math

Khan academy summer site

School Board Votes to Adopt Fiscal Year 2025 Approved Budget

The Fairfax County School Board voted to adopt Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Approved Budget at their last board meeting. The FY 2025 Approved Budget totals $3.7 billion — a net increase of $233.2 million or 6.6% over the previous year. 

The FY 2025 Approved Budget focuses on providing educational excellence for all students and ensuring that employees’ hard work and dedication are acknowledged through competitive compensation. Both of these efforts fully align with the FCPS 2023-30 Strategic Plan.

Nearly 86% of the Approved Budget is targeted at instruction. Key budget highlights include funding for a 4% compensation increase for all employees; maintaining existing class size formulas and providing necessary support to all students; and expanding athletics offerings, additional athletic trainers, and enhanced stipends for fine and performing arts.

Read the news release.

Summer Camps

Online Campus Summer Registration Closing Soon!

Registration for summer classes with FCPS' Online Campus will close on Friday, June 7. Online campus courses are for students in grades 7-12. Email [email protected] or call 703-503-7781 with any questions.

Other Summer Learning OpportunitiesChantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Family Literacy Workshops This Summer

Three wonderful and free family friendly summer workshops will be held at the Fairfax County Public Library in Fairfax by the George Mason University Literacy Engagement Action Project. Learn more about these free programs by visiting the links below or viewing this flyer.

June Event

July Event

August Event

Family Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

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View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 12 - Last Day of School, 2 Hour Early Release, 1:15 pm
  • July 11 - Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergarten Families, 2-3 pm
  • July 30 - Popsicles on the Playground for Rising Kindergarten Families and New Families to Bonnie Brae, 4-5 pm

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Bonnie Brae ES: Five Guys Restaurant Night & Spirit Day

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Five Guys Restaurant Night-Tonight!

Take dinner off your to-do list tonight while supporting the PTO at the same time!  View the Five Guys Restaurant Night flyer for more details.

When: Thursday, May 30th, 4-8PM

Where: Five Guys on Burke Centre Parkway

BBES Spirit Day: Beach Day on Friday, March 31

Friday, May 31 is May's SCA Spirit Day, Beach Day!  Come dressed in your favorite beach attire (remember, no bathing suits).  As always, students may  wear Bonnie Brae spirit wear colors of blue and white.  

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: Volunteer Breakfast (Thursday, May 30)

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!

Have you volunteered to chaperone, work in the library, support a classroom, prepare materials, or help with classroom events? 

Come celebrate with us tomorrow, May 30, from 8:30-9:15 AM in the cafeteria! We are partnering with the PTO to provide this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers.  For planning purposes, volunteers are asked to please RSVP at this link to share their intentions for the event.  

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Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES: Volunteer Breakfast, Five Guys Restaurant Night, & Field Day

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!

Have you volunteered to chaperone, work in the library, support a classroom, prepare materials, or help with classroom events? 

Come celebrate with us on Thursday, May 30, from 8:30-9:15 AM in the cafeteria! We are partnering with the PTO to provide this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers.  For planning purposes, volunteers are asked to please RSVP at this link to share their intentions for the event.

Five Guys Restaurant Night

Take dinner off your to-do list this Thursday while supporting the PTO at the same time!  View the Five Guys Restaurant Night flyer for more details.

When: Thursday, May 30th, 4-8PM

Where: Five Guys on Burke Centre Parkway

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Bonnie Brae's field day is on Friday, June 7 (unfortunately, not able to schedule a possible rain date).  We are in need of volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

What an amazing PTO Spring Carnival last week!  Thank you to all our staff and PTO volunteers for supporting this fun family event! 

As we continue to plan for our summer bookmobile, we need your support!  Please consider making a donation of any new or gently used books to contribute to this summer reading initiative!  New and/or gently used books will be collected through June 10, 2024 in boxes outside in the main lobby. See the bookmobile section below for more information.

A reminder that there is no school on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Enjoy the 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
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • May 30 - Five Guys Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm
  • May 31 - Spirit Day-Beach Day
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Spiral Review

Character Strengths:  We will continue to review and deepen our understanding of the character strengths. 

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... Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow.

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources. We continue to share weekly absenteeism updates here through the end of the year.  As of May 24, 2024, Bonnie Brae's absenteeism rate is at 13.2%.  This is an decrease from last week.  Be sure to send your child to school when healthy, and help us continue to decrease our overall percentage of students who are considered chronically absent (as a reminder, chronic absenteeism is missing 10% or more of days in a school year, regardless of excused or unexcused).

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!

Have you volunteered to chaperone, work in the library, support a classroom, prepare materials, or help with classroom events? 

Come celebrate with us on Thursday, May 30, from 8:30-9:15 AM in the cafeteria! We are partnering with the PTO to provide this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers.  For planning purposes, volunteers are asked to please RSVP at this link to share their intentions for the event.  

Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Due to space constraints, we will be hosting our 6th grade promotion ceremony in two different locations:  9 AM (Koehler & Vericker's classes) in the cafeteria and 9:15 AM (Wilks, Turner, & Sorenson's classes) in the gym. We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders promotion to middle school!  This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we look forward to recognizing them on Tuesday, June 11!

Yearbook Distribution and Onsite Sales

Yearbooks will be distributed to ECCB & PreK students on June 5th, sixth grade students on June 10, and the rest of the school on June 11.  If families did not pre-order a Bonnie Brae Yearbook, we will have a limited number of copies for sale in our front lobby from June 4-June 7 (as students arrive).  Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section.  

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Bonnie Brae's field day is on Friday, June 7 (unfortunately, not able to schedule a possible rain date).  We are in need of volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Later this month, you will begin receiving your child’s spring assessment results. If you aren’t sure what assessments your child took this year, view this list of tests by grade level on FCPS’ website. 

How the results are delivered depends on the test. Scores will be posted in SIS ParentVUE, or sent by mail or from the school or testing organization. Learn what to expect regarding assessment reporting practices and timelines

Visit FCPS’ website for additional information about student assessments, including what each assessment is testing for and how to interpret the test results. Caregivers should contact their children’s teacher with any testing questions.

New SOL Growth Reports for Grade 3-8 Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test results, along with other student data, help demonstrate in which subjects or topics students may need additional academic support.

In order to help interpret SOL results for parents, the Virginia Department of Education has released new Standards of Learning Growth Parent Reports for families of students who took grade 3-8 SOL math and reading tests this spring. 

The Growth Parent Report ties together scores from fall and winter Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) with the student’s current spring SOL results to show their trend in academic progress this year. 

Learn how to understand your student’s grade 3-8 SOL results and find resources to support their ongoing learning.

Bonnie Brae Bookmobile

Bonnie Brae Elementary School (BBES) will continue the Bonnie Brae Bookmobile to provide books to students during Summer 2024.  The Bonnie Brae Bookmobile will run on June 27, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and July 18, 2024 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and will be stopping at four locations in the community, with the last stop being the BBES parking lot, to distribute books and popsicles to interested students.  

Please consider making a donation of a new or gently used book(s).  New and/or gently used books will be collected May 20, 2024 through June 10, 2024 in the foyer at Bonnie Brae ES. There will be labeled boxes to leave the books.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at [email protected]

Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE

Signing up for a SIS ParentVUE account helps you to support your child’s academic success. Caregivers can view important information in ParentVUE such as attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment scores. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. A SIS ParentVUE app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video explains the steps. Find out more. To create a new account, please contact Mrs. Jenny Rios Godoy ([email protected]) for an activation letter. 

If you already have an account, be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Parents/guardians can update their phone numbers or email addresses in the Parent/Guardian section. View more information

Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance! 

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to remember to check your students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families that earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available this summer. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2022-23 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

Enjoy Fun and Resources at the Summer Extravaganza

Stop by Woodson High School on Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for the FCPS Summer Extravaganza. Enjoy face painting, food, music, a moonbounce, alpaca petting, storytime, and student performances — all at no cost! Additional food trucks will be on site selling a variety of treats. 

Families are invited to take part in engaging educational activities designed to spark curiosity and growth. Community organizations will be providing tips, resources, and helpful information. Visit the Summer Extravaganza webpage for details and register to attend. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful for planning purposes.

Fairfax County is Hosting Its 1st Puzzle Hunt! 

When: Launches June 15, 2024

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals have been hard at work, creating an exhilarating adventure for puzzle solvers. We are thrilled to announce the Fairfax County Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting this summer, solve one puzzle or do them all. Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. For more information go to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Five Guys Restaurant Night

Take dinner off your to-do list tonight while supporting the PTO at the same time!  View the Five Guys Restaurant Night flyer for more details.

When: Thursday, May 30th, 4-8PM

Where: Five Guys on Burke Centre Parkway

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • June 4-7 - Yearbook Sales in Lobby (while students arrive)
  • June 5 - 5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (Oak View ES), 6-7 pm
  • June 5 - Last Day of School for ECCB and PreK Students
  • June 6 - 4th Grade Strings Concert (Robinson), 
  • June 6 - 5th/6th Grade Band Concert (Robinson),
  • June 7 - Field Day (no rain date)
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 12 - Last Day of School, 2 Hour Early Release, 1:15 pm

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Class Picture Retake Day (May 22)

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Class Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, May 22

All classes will have their class picture retaken on Wednesday, May 22.  The new class pictures will be delivered to Bonnie Brae before the end of the school year.  All students will receive a complimentary retaken class picture. **No individual photos will be taken.***

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

From BBES PTO: Chili Cook-Off (Staff Appreciation Event)

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Chili Cook-off -- Staff Appreciation Event

Are you ready to flex your best chili recipe and win bragging rights for making the staff's favorite chili? See signup genius for more donations needed and details for drop-off, or contact PTO directly with any questions: [email protected]

When: Friday, June 7th

Donation Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DACA72BA7F85-49724226-chili#/

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Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter

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Hello, Scottie families!  

Tonight is the big night!  We are looking forward to our PTO Spring Carnival, from 6-8 PM this evening.  Our PTO and volunteers have done an amazing job organizing the Spring Carnival, and we hope to see you there.  See the PTO section below for more details!

Have a wonderful evening at the Spring Carnival, and a fantastic weekend with your family and friends.

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success. Next Week's Events
  • May 17 - PTO Spring Carnival, 6-8 pm
  • May 21 - Grade 5 Science SOL Test
  • May 22 - Class Picture Retake Day
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Spiral Review

Character Strengths:  We will review and deepen our understanding of the character strengths. 

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...

Fourth grade students problem solved using Keva Planks.

Our Scotties are smiling even when it rains almost daily!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. We All Belong Here!

As we approach the end of the school year, it’s important for students to stay engaged, attend school, and finish strong! Visit our website for attendance resources. We are continuing to share weekly absenteeism updates through the end of the year.  As of May 17, 2024, Bonnie Brae's absenteeism rate is at 14.2%.  This is an increase from last week.  Be sure to send your child to school when healthy, and help us decrease our overall percentage of students who are considered chronically absent (as a reminder, chronic absenteeism is missing 10% or more of days in a school year, regardless of excused or unexcused).

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!

Have you volunteered to chaperone, work in the library, support a classroom, prepare materials, or help with classroom events? 

Come celebrate with us on Thursday, May 30, from 8:30-9:15 AM in the cafeteria! We are partnering with the PTO to provide this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers.  For planning purposes, volunteers are asked to please RSVP at this link to share their intentions for the event.  

Memorial Day Holiday

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday. Learn about the history of Memorial Day. See the complete school year calendar.

Yearbook Distribution and Onsite Sales

Yearbooks will be distributed to ECCB & PreK students on June 5th, sixth grade students on June 10, and the rest of the school on June 11.  If families did not pre-order a Bonnie Brae Yearbook, we will have a limited number of copies for sale in our front lobby from June 4-June 7 (as students arrive).  Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (one per student).  Students can bring in exact cash or a check made out to "Bonnie Brae Elementary", with "Yearbook" written in the For section.  

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Bonnie Brae's field day is on Friday, June 7 (unfortunately, not able to schedule a possible rain date).  We are in need of volunteers to manage stations.  If you are able to volunteer on June 7, please see our Field Day SignUpGenius.

Bonnie Brae Bookmobile

Bonnie Brae Elementary School (BBES) will continue the Bonnie Brae Bookmobile to provide books to students during Summer 2024.  The Bonnie Brae Book Mobile will run on June 27, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and July 18, 2024 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and will be stopping at four locations in the community, with the last stop being the BBES parking lot, to distribute books and popsicles to interested students.  

Please consider making a donation of a new or gently used book(s).  New and/or gently used books will be collected May 20, 2024 through June 10, 2024 in the foyer at Bonnie Brae ES. There will be labeled boxes to leave the books.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at [email protected]

SOL Testing at Bonnie Brae

Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) standardized tests in reading, mathematics, and science take place in May. The FCPS Grade Level Tests webpage provides information by grade level about the general assessment schedule and reporting method for each required assessment type in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). If you have questions about SOLs, contact your child's teacher or Natalie Vershaw, school test coordinator.

Family Life Education Materials Available for Review

The recommended Family Life Education instructional materials are available for community review through Monday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. View details and a feedback form

Sixth grade students in Mrs. Turner's class were creative and innovative while creating items out of water bottles during their PBL.

Calling All Alumni and Friends!

Educate Fairfax is proud to introduce FCPS Alumni & Friends, an online network of alumni, teachers, parents/caregivers, and community members with ties to Fairfax County Public Schools. Whether you are a recent FCPS graduate or you’ve returned to Fairfax to work or raise your own family, this network will celebrate our alumni and friends of FCPS through stories, news and events, reunions, homecoming, and other activities. It’s also a great way to rekindle old friendships and build new ones. Join FCPS Alumni & Friends today!

Spring Carnival - Tonight!

The BBES PTO welcomes all families to join us for our annual event as we celebrate with carnival games, music, bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, staff dunk tank, food trucks, and concessions!  View our Spring Carnival flyer for more details.

When: Friday, May 17th from 6-8PM

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary

Cost: $5/student (save time with pre-sale tickets online: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/092ec9d8-6609-4bf1-8c22-b2384be69815)

These exciting events that make magical memories for our little ones are only possible WITH YOUR HELP! Please sign up to help during the event via our Spring Carnival SignUpGenius.  

*This is not a drop-off event, and all students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event. 

Five Guys Restaurant Night - COMING SOON!

Take dinner off your to-do list tonight while supporting the PTO at the same time!  View the Five Guys Restaurant Night flyer for more details.

When: Thursday, May 30th, 4-8PM

Where: Five Guys on Burke Centre Parkway

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

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday (no school for students and staff)
  • May 30 - Five Guys Restaurant Night, 4-8 pm
  • May 31 - Spirit Day-Beach Day
  • June 4-7 - Yearbook Sales in Lobby (while students arrive)
  • June 5 - 5th/6th Grade Strings Concert (Oak View ES), 6-7 pm
  • June 5 - Last Day of School for ECCB and PreK Students
  • June 6 - 4th Grade Strings Concert (Robinson), 
  • June 6 - 5th/6th Grade Band Concert (Robinson),
  • June 7 - Field Day (no rain date)
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 12 - Last Day of School, 2 Hour Early Release, 1:15 pm

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

Bonnie Brae ES: Superintendent Community Conversations

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Final Two Community Conversations With the Superintendent

Dear Bonnie Brae Families,

Dr. Michelle Reid has been hosting Community Conversations and Employee Conversations  throughout the division since the fall of this school year. She is committed to getting to know our school communities. 

The dates for the final two Community Conversations are below. These events provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to connect with Dr. Reid, share concerns and ideas. She is there to listen and answer your questions. Your voice is important.

We invite you to register for one of the last two community conversations of the school year. Please register for a time and place that is convenient for you. Pre-registration is not required, but does help us plan.

Upcoming Community Conversations:

Childcare and language interpretation services will be provided.

For more information please visit our website.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the last two Superintendent Community Conversations of the year.

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: PTO Meeting & Spring Carnival Volunteers Needed

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Virtual PTO Meeting TONIGHT

All are welcome to join us for our final PTO meeting of the 2023-2024 school year! Please call in and join us to get connected with the school community, hear from our principal, and vote on future board members for the 2024-2025 school year!

When: Wednesday, May 15th at 6PM

Where: Virtual -  https://meet.google.com/gft-xroz-ssm

Spring Carnival - Volunteers Needed! 

Please sign up today to volunteer for our annual Spring Carnival! The BBES PTO welcomes all families to join us for our annual event as we celebrate with carnival games, music, bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, staff dunk tank, food trucks, and concessions!  View our Spring Carnival flyer for more details.

When: Friday, May 17th, 6-8PM

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary

Cost: $5/student (save time with pre-sale tickets online: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/092ec9d8-6609-4bf1-8c22-b2384be69815)

These exciting events that make magical memories for our little ones are only possible WITH YOUR HELP! Please sign up to help during the event via our Spring Carnival SignUpGenius.  

*This is not a drop-off event, and all students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

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

From BBES PTO: Spring Carnival Volunteers Needed

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Spring Carnival - Volunteers Needed! 

Please sign up today to volunteer for our annual Spring Carnival! The BBES PTO welcomes all families to join us for our annual event as we celebrate with carnival games, music, bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, staff dunk tank, food trucks, and concessions!  View our Spring Carnival flyer for more details.

When: Friday, May 17th, 6-8PM

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary

Cost: $5/student (save time with pre-sale tickets online: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/092ec9d8-6609-4bf1-8c22-b2384be69815)

These exciting events that make magical memories for our little ones are only possible WITH YOUR HELP! Please sign up to help during the event via our Spring Carnival SignUpGenius.  

*This is not a drop-off event, and all students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

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

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