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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 (family members can also bring a lunch in this day for their child if they wish as well!). 

Interested in attending lunch with your child on Valentine’s Day and spreading the “love”?  Be sure to complete this form to let us know you will be attending, so that we will have enough seats available for everyone.  Additionally, if you would like to volunteer to support before, during, or after lunch on February 14, please email the PTO at [email protected] and [email protected] to let them know you can help!

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

The First Grade Poetry Jam was a huge success!

February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February: 

Click on the title for more information and to register.

Come out for a night of fun and get down to the music of the 50's to the 2000's. Kids, bring your VIP to the dance and capture the moment with decade themed photo ops. Tickets are $5 per family and can be purchased in advance  HERE or at the door the night of the dance. Concessions will also be sold. 

We are looking for volunteers to help make this memorable night a success. If you are interested, please sign up HERE.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Bonnie Brae. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

 

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

New this week: Girl Scouts Information

New this week: Food & Nutrition Services job opportunities

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! 

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Community Feedback on Calendars
  • Text-to-Speech Function on WebsitesSummer Camps Information
  • Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Lunch

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

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

Bonnie Brae ES Reminders

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  No School Thursday and Friday

Reminder that today was the end of the second quarter. There is not school Thursday and Friday due to Teacher Work days. 

 

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day

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

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

Bonnie Brae ES Reminders

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5-6th Grade Strings Concert Tonight! Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30pm

Please join Bonnie Brae and Oak View for our combined 5th and 6th grade strings concert tonight at 6:30pm in the Oak View gym.

Oak View: 5004 Sideburn Rd / Fairfax, VA 22032

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day

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

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

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Hello Scottie Families!

As you likely saw in an email from Bonnie Brae this afternoon, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department and the PTO, we are postponing our PTO movie night to a later date, TBD.  Our top priority continues to be the health and wellness of our Bonnie Brae community, and we will be working with the PTO to determine a future date for movie night.  Thank you to our PTO Board and volunteers for their efforts to prepare for tonight. 

As a reminder, be sure to follow the Health Department's recommendations sent home in our eNotify message yesterday, which include washing hands with soap and water and staying home when sick.  Please contact our School Public Health Nurse, Kelly Scheider, at 571-585-9272 with any questions.  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Morning Meetings are such a powerful way to start the connecting!

Upcoming Events
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Bonnie Brae. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

 

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

New this week: Girl Scouts Information

New this week: Food & Nutrition Services job opportunities

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! 

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)
  • In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:
    • FY 2024 Budget Highlights
    • Draft School Year Calendar Options
    • FAFSA Help

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day

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

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

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PTO Meeting Reminder Thursday, January 19 -

Join us on, Thursday, January 19th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

Friday, January 20

 

SCA Spirit Day - Jersey Day

 

Wear your favorite sports jersey or T-shirt.  As always, you can "sport" Bonnie Brae colors as well!  

This Friday - Movie Night!!!

Join the PTO and BBES Community for a movie night at the school on Friday, January 20th! Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

To make this event a success we need volunteers to support it. Please sign-up here is you are able to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4EA8A92FA5F49-bonnie3

Movie Time: 6:30pm 

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

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 19 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • January 20 @ 6:30 PM – PTO Movie Night
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day

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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

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Hello Scottie Families!

2023 is off to a great start! We are very excited to see everyone next Friday, January 20 at our PTO Movie Night!  Next Friday we will also hold our January SCA Spirit Day - Jersey Day!  Wear your favorite sports team jersey or t-shirt, or wear Bonnie Brae colors of blue and white!

As a reminder, there is no school this upcoming Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.  Have a great three-day weekend, Scotties! 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

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These Kindergarten students were having a blast in PE!

Upcoming Events
  • January 16 – MLK Day (No School)
  • January 17 – Bullying Prevention Presentation (Terra Centre ES/Virtual- RSVP Here)
  • January 19 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • January 20 - SCA Spirit Day - Jersey Day!
  • January 20 @ 6:30 PM – PTO Movie Night
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Perseverance

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

Quote of the Week: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”   -PELE

Monday, January 16: No School

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Bullying Prevention Parent Info Session RSVP for January 17

FCPS is deeply committed to creating a safe and positive school environment where all students can learn. Through schoolwide positive behavior approaches and participation in K-12 health and guidance lessons, students are taught to behave respectfully and to resolve conflicts in positive ways.

The Bullying Prevention Presentation seeks to educate listeners on the following:

  • FCPS definition of bullying
  • Types of bullying
  • Differences between bullying and other forms of inappropriate behavior
  • How FCPS responds to allegations of bullying
  • How parents and schools can work together to prevent bullying

Join us in-person at the Terra Centre ES Cafeteria or online (link to follow) on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  To attend, please complete the Robinson Pyramid Bullying Presentation RSVP so we can prepare for the estimated number of attendees and send links to families who plan to attend online.

FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Bonnie Brae. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

Upcoming Webinars in January

The FCPS Parent Resource Center has a series of Webinars lined up for January. View the Newsletter here to learn more.

January Webinar Flyer

Featured Webinars:
  • Neurodiversity: What Do You Mean We are All Neurodiverse?

  • Social-Emotional Milestones in Early Childhood

  • Morning Meeting and Responsive Advisory Meeting: Building Positive Classroom Communities through Social and Emotional Learning

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meetings for Families of Students with Disabilities

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Please join us at an informational meeting for parents/guardians and other stakeholders:

Visit our website to see what language interpretation services will be available at each meeting and to learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • FCPS Building and Renovation Plans
    • Upcoming Webinars for Parents/Caregivers
    • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
    • Academy Open Houses
    • Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

PTO Meeting Reminder Thursday, January 19 -

Join us on, Thursday, January 19th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

Save the Date: Movie Night!

Join the PTO and BBES Community for a movie night at the school on Friday, January 20th! Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

To make this event a success we need volunteers to support it. Please sign-up here is you are able to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4EA8A92FA5F49-bonnie3

Movie Time: 6:30pm 

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

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming BBES PTO Events

We are planning two fun events for February and need parent volunteers to make each event successful. Please reach out to [email protected] to get more information about each event!

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 16 – MLK Day (No School)
  • January 17 – Bullying Prevention Presentation (Terra Centre ES/Virtual- RSVP Here)
  • January 19 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • January 20 @ 6:30 PM – PTO Movie Night
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

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Hello Scottie Families!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful winter break!  We have enjoyed seeing our Scotties smiling faces and the joyful learning that has taken place this week. The spring-like weather has been nice, but please be sure to send your child with a jacket or coat in the coming days, as the forecast calls for more seasonable, colder temperatures and we want all students to be prepared to go outside during recess. 

We want to share the bittersweet news that our School Based Technology Specialist (SBTS), Erica Demick, will be leaving Bonnie Brae for a promotion  outside of FCPS at the end of next week.  Mrs. Demick has been an incredible asset to all of us, and she will certainly be missed.  While we are in the process of hiring a new SBTS, please join us in wishing Mrs. Demick well, as her last day at Bonnie Brae will be Thursday, January 12. 

As always, we thank you for your partnership in your children's education.  Have a great weekend, and go Scotties!! 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Mrs. Sloane and Mrs. Ferraro's Student Teachers from George Mason University (Ms. J and Ms. P) have taken ownership of this bulletin board in the PreK/2nd/3rd grade wing since beginning their journey back in August. We appreciate their dedication to not only the students in their classroom but also our school community. Amazing educators in the making!

Students in Mrs. Ferraro's class (2nd Grade) engaging in morning meeting and showing one another respect by exhibiting appropriate body language, eye contact, and turn-taking while carefully listening to one another.

Upcoming Events
  • January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
  • January 9-13 – Virtual Math Week
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Prudence

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

Quote of the Week: “Discipline is what gives you freedom in life.” -Jocko Willink, Navy Seal

Virtual Math Week Coming Soon

Come together as a community for students in K-8 for 5 nights the week of January 9, 2023, with delightful math games and stories - all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home. All content will be available for free directly to all families in English and Spanish. 

Through rich story-based mathematics experiences, math week offers families  an opportunity to experience  math, literacy, history, and geography in a positive way. The games and stories feature several countries including Lesotho, Madagascar, Ghana, and China. 

All content will be available completely free on the website starting January 9, 2023. To access the games, families will be able to simply click on the day of the week and find their child's grade and language. View the website at anytime for explanations and videos.

Families can play for as little as 15 minutes or replay over and over lasting more than an hour on any given night. For families that want to reduce screen time, we will have physical print options for access to the content and games as well.

Use the games and stories on our website or dust off your favorite math game and play it as a family.

Any and ALL math experiences outside of a normal week count. Our goal is for FCPS to experience 1,000,000 minutes of math outside of the school day. Join us!

Bullying Prevention Parent Info Session RSVP for January 17

FCPS is deeply committed to creating a safe and positive school environment where all students can learn. Through schoolwide positive behavior approaches and participation in K-12 health and guidance lessons, students are taught to behave respectfully and to resolve conflicts in positive ways.

The Bullying Prevention Presentation seeks to educate listeners on the following:

  • FCPS definition of bullying
  • Types of bullying
  • Differences between bullying and other forms of inappropriate behavior
  • How FCPS responds to allegations of bullying
  • How parents and schools can work together to prevent bullying

Join us in-person at the Terra Centre ES Cafeteria or online (link to follow) on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  To attend, please complete the Robinson Pyramid Bullying Presentation RSVP so we can prepare for the estimated number of attendees and send links to families who plan to attend online.

Robinson Pyramid Presentation: Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs

FCPS is dedicated to providing parents and community members with the most accurate and up-to-date information on youth substance use, prevention, addiction, interventions and available supports. Please join us for the Robinson Pyramid Presentation on Thursday, February 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and our partners from the Fairfax County Police Department and Community Services Board as we discuss these topics as well as the ongoing opioid crisis. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of:

  • Alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioid.
  • List what you can do as a caregiver.
  • How to identify and connect with community resources.

View the event flyer to learn more.

Dual Language Immersion Program Registration

Registration for the countywide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 23. 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 2023-24 school year. 

Programs are available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. Visit the DLI registration page for more information on where the programs are offered. 

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at their school site. Meetings will begin on January 11. Details regarding access to virtual meetings will be available on the Dual Language Immersion registration page by the meeting date. 

Get more information on DLI programs and registration.

Upcoming Webinars in January

The FCPS Parent Resource Center has a series of Webinars lined up for January. View the Newsletter here to learn more.

January Webinar Flyer

Featured Webinars:
  • Neurodiversity: What Do You Mean We are All Neurodiverse?

  • Social-Emotional Milestones in Early Childhood

  • Morning Meeting and Responsive Advisory Meeting: Building Positive Classroom Communities through Social and Emotional Learning

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

New this week:

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! 

Renovation Update 

As you are likely aware, Bonnie Brae is scheduled for renovation and expansion, beginning this spring.  While we will not be losing any instructional spaces in the building this school year, prep work, to include moving temporary trailers, has begun outside the building.  Over winter break a duplex trailer was placed on the blacktop, in anticipation of the exterior work that will begin sometime around spring break. We will continue to provide updates in the coming months to Bonnie Brae families as we receive them from FCPS Design and Construction. Please reach out to Mr. Birge, Ms. Woo, or Mrs. Vershaw with renovation related any questions.  

Virtual Instruction Plan 

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made. 

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Bonnie Brae Elementary' s Virtual Instruction Plan

Bonnie Brae ES has prepared our school's virtual learning plan. Instructional schedules are now available. Check out the site to familiarize yourself with our Virtual Instruction Plan.

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • FCPS Building and Renovation Plans
    • Upcoming Webinars for Parents/Caregivers
    • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
    • Academy Open Houses
    • Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

PTO Meeting Reminder Thursday, January 19 -

Join us on, Thursday, January 19th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

Save the Date: Movie Night!

Join the PTO and BBES Community for a movie night at the school on Friday, January 20th! Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

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

Movie Time: 6:30pm 

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

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming BBES PTO Events

We are planning two fun events for February and need parent volunteers to make each event successful. Please reach out to [email protected] to get more information about each event!

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
  • January 9-13 – Virtual Math Week
  • January 16 – MLK Day (No School)
  • January 17 – Bullying Prevention Presentation (Terra Centre ES/Virtual- RSVP Here)
  • January 19 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • January 20 @ 6:30 PM – PTO Movie Night
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

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Hello Scottie Families!

What a great week it has been!  We enjoyed the amazing talents of our students on display during our band and chorus concerts Tuesday!  The cafeteria was packed, and we are grateful to all who were able to attend this special in-person event!  

SCA Spirit Day - Pajama Day, was also a huge hit today!  It was awesome seeing so many of our staff and students in their PJ's or Bonnie Brae colors of blue and white.  

As we head into break, we hope you all have an opportunity to relax and spend some quality time with family and friends these next two weeks. Happy winter break, Scotties! 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Our Fine Arts Winter Concert went off without a hitch on Tuesday! Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and Choir students created such beautiful music during our day and evening concerts. We are so proud of the work they have put in this year! Special thanks to Mrs. Oedemann (Choir), Ms. Warr (Choir), Mr. Gurian (Band), and Mrs. Andray (Band) for putting together such a wonderful day and evening for our students and families.

You could feel the winter cheer throughout the building this week across our staff and students! Check out some photo booth fun and teammate coordination of outfits! Special thanks to the support of our community in making this week possible!

Upcoming Events
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
  • December 18 - 26 – Chanukah
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
  • December 25 – Christmas
  • January 6 – Three Kings Day
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Optimism

Character Strength Features: You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

Quote of the Week: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break (Student holiday)

As a reminder, winter break will be held December 19 to January 2. To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break. We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year.Classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Winter Break — Office Closed

Our office will be closed over winter break.  We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year, on January 3, 2023!

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

Mark your calendars! COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

Speed Cameras Target School Zone Safety

On December 6, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to launch a pilot program that will have 10 speed monitoring devices (speed cameras) installed throughout the county. These cameras will be in nine school zones, including Sideburn Road near Bonnie Brae, and one construction zone. Thanks to our county partners for helping to improve the safety of our students and staff.

Studies show that speed camera enforcement is effective in improving safety by reducing speeding, accidents, and injuries. Read more about the school zone speed camera pilot program.

Virtual Instruction Plan 

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made. 

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Bonnie Brae Elementary' s Virtual Instruction Plan

Bonnie Brae ES has prepared our school's virtual learning plan. Instructional schedules are now available. Check out the site to familiarize yourself with our Virtual Instruction Plan.

Bullying Prevention Parent Info Session RSVP for January 17

FCPS is deeply committed to creating a safe and positive school environment where all students can learn. Through schoolwide positive behavior approaches and participation in K-12 health and guidance lessons, students are taught to behave respectfully and to resolve conflicts in positive ways.

The Bullying Prevention Presentation seeks to educate listeners on the following:

  • FCPS definition of bullying
  • Types of bullying
  • Differences between bullying and other forms of inappropriate behavior
  • How FCPS responds to allegations of bullying
  • How parents and schools can work together to prevent bullying

Join us in-person at the Terra Centre ES Cafeteria or online (link to follow) on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  To attend, please complete the Robinson Pyramid Bullying Presentation RSVP so we can prepare for the estimated number of attendees and send links to families who plan to attend online.

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

New this week: January 16- GMU MLK Day Basketball Event

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! 

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • High School Academy Open Houses
    • Congratulations to VHSL State Champions

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

Afterschool Program Opportunity Registration is now open!

After School programs are coming back to Bonnie Brae! The PTO is excited to offer a variety of programming for our students starting in January. Registration is now open and spots are limited due to class size restrictions, so be sure to check out the Afterschool Program Flyer.

Needs-based scholarships are available for these programs. For more information, please contact Amy Marshall at [email protected] for confidential communication.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • December 18 - 26 – Chanukah
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
  • December 25 – Christmas
  • January 6 – Three Kings Day
  • January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
  • January 16 – MLK Day (No School)
  • January 17 – Bullying Prevention Presentation (Terra Centre ES/Virtual- RSVP Here)
  • January 22  – Lunar New Year
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)

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Upcoming Events
  • Friday, December 16  – SCA Spirit Day- Wear Pajamas or BBES Blue & White
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)

We have one final day tomorrow, Friday, December 16 to celebrate with one another before Winter Break.

Bonnie Brae Spirit Day: Pajama Day! 

Join us and wear your comfy PJ’s or Bonnie Brae blue and white! We're looking forward to a great day.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Friday, December 16  – SCA Spirit Day- Wear Pajamas or BBES Blue & White
  • December 18 - 26 – Chanukah
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
  • December 25 – Christmas

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Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert (Cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, December 14 @ 9:00 AM – AAP 6th Grade Q & A Session (Zoom)
  • Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, December 16  – SCA Spirit Day- Wear Pajamas or BBES Blue & White
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
Tonight! BBES Winter Fine Arts Concert Tuesday, December 13 -

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the BBES Cafeteria for our annual Winter Fine Arts Concert featuring Band and Choir Students. The Band and Choir students have been working so hard to put together a beautiful winter concert! We are so proud of their work.

Learn more about the Winter Fine Arts Concert on our website.

Bonnie Brae Students in Grades K-6 will have the opportunity to attend a daytime showing of the concert with their teachers on December 13th. 

For Strings, a Winter Concert will occur in January and information is forthcoming.

Please reach out to Rochelle Oedemann if you have any questions.

AAP News and Notes Wednesday, December 14 -

Attention 6th Grade Families!

Please take a moment to read over the AAP Secondary Overview Presentation (also linked through our Bonnie Brae AAP Website) to learn more about secondary level gifted services provided by FCPS.

If you have any lingering questions, please plan to join us for a virtual Q & A session on Zoom. This session will be held from 9:00-9:30 am on Wednesday, December 14. Please reach out to our AART, Larissa Sheehan ([email protected]) with any additional questions.

December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break (Student holiday)

As a reminder, winter break will be held December 19 to January 2. To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break. We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year.Classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Winter Break — Office Closed

Our office will be closed over winter break.  We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year, on January 3, 2023!

Registration is Open!: Afterschool Programs

After School programs are coming back to Bonnie Brae! The PTO is excited to offer a variety of programming for our students starting in January. Registration opens next week and spots are limited due to class size restrictions, so be sure to check out the Afterschool Program Flyer with more information ahead of time to be ready to register on December 13th!

Needs-based scholarships are available for these programs. For more information, please contact Amy Marshall at [email protected] for confidential communication.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

PTO Meeting Reminder Thursday, December 15 -

Join us next week, Thursday, December 15th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, December 14 @ 9:00 AM – AAP 6th Grade Q & A Session (Zoom)
  • Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, December 16  – SCA Spirit Day- Wear Pajamas or BBES Blue & White
  • December 18 - 26 – Chanukah
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
  • December 25 – Christmas

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Hello Scottie Families!

Thank you to all who contributed to our December Days of Cheer and Wants and Needs drive!  We have such a supportive community and we appreciate our Scottie families!  As a reminder, our Wants and Needs drive continues through December 12.  See below for more information.

Next week we look forward to many exciting events, including our band and chorus winter concert, a 6th grade AAP parent information session, and our December PTO meeting.  Finally, we can't wait for our December SCA school spirit day on Friday; Pajama Day!  As with all spirit days, we encourage everyone to participate (parents, too!), either by dressing in pajamas, or wearing Bonnie Brae spirit wear colors of blue and white.   

One more week until Winter Break!  We hope you all enjoy this weekend, and we will see our Scotties on Monday!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Winter Break Office Hours

Our office will be closed over winter break.  We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year, on January 3, 2023!

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Thursday, students and teachers all over the school created snowflakes to spread December Cheer and decorate our hallways!

Inclusive schools week was a joyful week filled with lots of schoolwide participation. We celebrated being unified and unique! We love our Scottie Community.

Think Outside the Box! Plaid Day

We're a Team- wear your favorite jersey!

Be Unique with mismatched clothing!

Next Week's Events
  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert (Cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, December 14 @ 9:00 AM – AAP 6th Grade Q & A Session (Zoom)
  • Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Self-Control

Character Strength Features: You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

Quote of the Week: “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

BBES Winter Fine Arts Concert Tuesday, December 13 -

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the BBES Cafeteria for our annual Winter Fine Arts Concert featuring Band and Choir Students. The Band and Choir students have been working so hard to put together a beautiful winter concert! We are so proud of their work.

Learn more about the Winter Fine Arts Concert on our website.

Bonnie Brae Students in Grades K-6 will have the opportunity to attend a daytime showing of the concert with their teachers on December 13th. 

For Strings, a Winter Concert will occur in January and information is forthcoming.

Please reach out to Rochelle Oedemann if you have any questions.

AAP News and Notes Wednesday, December 14 - Attention 6th Grade Families!

Please take a moment to read over the AAP Secondary Overview Presentation (also linked through our Bonnie Brae AAP Website) to learn more about secondary level gifted services provided by FCPS.

If you have any lingering questions, please plan to join us for a virtual Q & A session on Zoom. This session will be held from 9:00-9:30 am on Wednesday, December 14. Please reach out to our AART, Larissa Sheehan ([email protected]) with any additional questions.

December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break (Student holiday)

As a reminder, winter break will be held December 19 to January 2. To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break. We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year.Classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Inclement Weather Guidance

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made. 

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

Save the Date: Family Math Week

ST Math is hosting family math week from January 9, 2023 until January 13, 2023. During the week of January 9, 2023, students will be encouraged to log onto the FCPS Family Math website to engage in math activities including stories that include mathematical concepts and a variety of different math games from around the world. All activities are available in English and Spanish. 

To learn more about ST Family Math Nights check out this video and flyer to share with teachers and help us reach our goal of logging on for one million minutes collectively as an FCPS community. 

More information will be available soon!

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

FCPS students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback:

  • “This tutor was very helpful! She didn't tell me the answers. When needed, she helped me solve them! She was very kind and she really helped me!” –Elementary Math Student
  • “This was an awesome tutor! She explained why I needed to do specific steps, and she gave me practice problems! Best tutor I have had!” –IB Chemistry Student

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

Mark your calendars! COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • Outdoor Learning Spaces
    • Job Opportunities for Bus Drivers and Food Services Workers
    • Strategic Planning Community Forums

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.

Afterschool Programs are Back!

After School programs are coming back to Bonnie Brae! The PTO is excited to offer a variety of programming for our students starting in January. Registration opens next week and spots are limited due to class size restrictions, so be sure to check out the Afterschool Program Flyer with more information ahead of time to be ready to register on December 13th! If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].

PTO Meeting Reminder

Join us next week, Thursday, December 15th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, December 14 @ 9:00 AM – AAP 6th Grade Q & A Session (Zoom)
  • Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • December 18 - 26 – Chanukah
  • December 19 - January 2 – Winter Break (No School)
  • December 25 – Christmas

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Hello Scottie Families!

We are so grateful to our amazing BBES PTO and community for the generous donations of gift cards and treats to make our December Days of Cheer possible! We know that our staff are truly appreciative of the recognition and we wouldn't be able to honor them in this way without the support of our Scottie families!

Along with our December Days of Cheer, we kick-off Inclusive Schools week on Monday with "think outside the box, wear flannel/plaid!" More information below on Inclusive Schools, December Days of Cheer, and the fun spirit days we have planned to celebrate. Be sure to check them out!

Have a great weekend, Scotties!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

The Outstanding Employees at BBES have been announced! Thank you to those that made nominations to help recognize this great group of staff members. Please join us in congratulating (from left to right):

  • Patrick Osborne, Multiple Disabilities Teacher- Outstanding New Teacher
  • Rheka Mhasawade, Instructional Assistant- Outstanding Operational Employee
  • Cheryl Clark, First Grade Teacher- Outstanding Teacher
  • Erica Demick, Technology Specialist- Outstanding Professional Employee
  • Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal- Outstanding Leader
  • Morgan Birge, Principal- Outstanding New Principal

At morning meeting, Mr. Weilert's class played would you rather to learn more about their individual preferences and shared similarities. What a great way to start their morning!

Next Week's Events
  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Monday, December 5  Think outside the box! Wear flannel/plaid
  • Tuesday, December 6  Be Unique! Wear mismatched, funky clothes
  • Wednesday, December 7 Be comfortable to be you! Wear sneakers and comfy sweats
  • Thursday, December 8  We’re a team! Wear your favorite jerseys
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Friday, December 9  Unity day! Wear BBES spirit wear or blue and white colors
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Other People Mindset | Supporting others when they struggle

Character Strength Features: When other people are struggling, I do my best to help them out.

Quote of the Week: “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

December 5-9 - Inclusive Schools Week

Dec 5-9 celebrates Inclusive Schools Week. Inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families create a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential. This year’s theme is Unity.

Our students have the same access to academic, non-academic, extra-curricular, and community activities and educational settings as their nondisabled peers, whenever appropriate.

BBES Inclusive Schools Spirit Week

We would like to recognize unity within the community through a schoolwide spirit week.

  • Mon, Dec 5: Think outside the box! Wear flannel/plaid
  • Tue, Dec 6: Be Unique! Wear mismatched, funky clothes
  • Wed, Dec 7: Be comfortable to be you! Wear sneakers and comfy sweats
  • Thu, Dec 8: We’re a team! Wear your favorite jersey
  • Fri, Dec 9: Unity day! Wear BBES spirit wear or blue and white colors
Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day, Thursday, December 8, is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali.

The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days. Learn more about Bodhi Day in this video from the Miami Children’s Museum.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Inclement Weather Guidance

Winter weather will be here before you know it! Watch this video to see how weather-related closing decisions are made. 

FCPS’ inclement weather procedures will remain the same as last year. The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, we will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

FCPS’ website is generally the first mode of communication during emergency weather closings. Other communication channels will be used as quickly as possible including email, text, social media, and news stations. Learn more about how schedule changes are communicated

Be sure to plan ahead for the winter season. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date in [email protected], bookmark the FCPS website, plan for childcare, if appropriate, and know what items your child may need to take home before a weather event.

AAP News and Notes

We enjoyed seeing many of you at the November Family Coffee as we shared more about talent development and differentiating work for all learners.  Please see the link below to review the presented material.

A friendly reminder that Full Time Services (Level IV) Referrals and optional documents (questionnaire and home work samples) for students in grades 2-6 are due no later than December 15.  Referral forms and questionnaires can be found using the below AAP forms link.  The AAP Overview  slide deck (beginning on slide 34) provides more information on the screening process and home work sample criteria. Be sure to check out the Family Coffee slide deck for more ideas on home work samples!  Please submit all questions and documents to our AART, Larissa Sheehan [email protected]. Thank you!

Links:

BBES Winter Fine Arts Concert

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the BBES Cafeteria for our annual Winter Fine Arts Concert featuring Band and Choir Students. The Band and Choir students have been working so hard to put together a beautiful winter concert! We are so proud of their work.

Learn more about the Winter Fine Arts Concert on our website.

Bonnie Brae Students in Grades K-6 will have the opportunity to attend a daytime showing of the concert with their teachers on December 13th. 

For Strings, a Winter Concert will occur in January and information is forthcoming.

Please reach out to Rochelle Oedemann if you have any questions.

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

New this week: Girls Lacrosse Clinic

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! 

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

FCPS NewsIn case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

    • Preparing for Winter Weather
    • Keeping Your Child Warm During Outdoor Activities
    • Proposed Process for Special Education Enhancement Plan
    • Provide Feedback on Secondary World Languages Basal Resources

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Monday, December 5  Think outside the box! Wear flannel/plaid
  • Tuesday, December 6  Be Unique! Wear mismatched, funky clothes
  • Wednesday, December 7 Be comfortable to be you! Wear sneakers and comfy sweats
  • Thursday, December 8  We’re a team! Wear your favorite jersey
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Friday, December 9  Unity day! Wear BBES spirit wear or blue and white colors
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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Bonnie Brae ES- December Cheer & Wants and Needs Reminders!

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Bonnie Brae December Cheer - Reminder!

Thank you to those who have been able to contribute to our December Days of Cheer for staff!  We have our two sign-up opportunities linked below, each with awesome ways to show your support.  Please consider donating and dropping off items by Thursday!

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12  –  Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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Bonnie Brae December Cheer!

We have shared the importance of showing gratitude these past two weeks, and we have an opportunity for our community to support the PTO and school in showing our staff gratitude prior to winter break.  We have two sign-up opportunities linked below, each with awesome ways to show your support for our staff:

The Bonnie Brae PTO is seeking donations of gift cards to use in a raffle for our wonderful teachers and staff leading up to winter break! Please see the sign-up for gift card donations.

Additionally, we have special activities and treats planned for each day in December to help make the month joyful for our fantastic Bonnie Brae staff, and we cannot do it without you! We appreciate anything that our families are able to donate. Please sign-up for donations for the treats and activities

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12  –  Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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Bonnie Brae December Cheer!

We have shared the importance of showing gratitude these past two weeks, and we have an opportunity for our community to support the PTO and school in showing our staff gratitude prior to winter break.  We have two sign-up opportunities linked below, each with awesome ways to show your support for our staff:

The Bonnie Brae PTO is seeking donations of gift cards to use in a raffle for our wonderful teachers and staff leading up to winter break! Please see the sign-up for gift card donations.

Additionally, we have special activities and treats planned for each day in December to help make the month joyful for our fantastic Bonnie Brae staff, and we cannot do it without you! We appreciate anything that our families are able to donate. Please sign-up for donations for the treats and activities

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12  –  Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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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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Hello Scottie Families!

As we wrap up a short week here at Bonnie Brae, we want to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!  A reminder there is no school tomorrow, and we hope you all have a chance to relax and refresh with family and friends in the coming days! 

Bonnie Brae December Cheer!

We have shared the importance of showing gratitude these past two weeks, and we have an opportunity for our community to support the PTO and school in showing our staff gratitude prior to winter break.  We have two sign-up opportunities linked below, each with awesome ways to show your support for our staff:

The Bonnie Brae PTO is seeking donations of gift cards to use in a raffle for our wonderful teachers and staff leading up to winter break! Please see the sign-up for gift card donations.

Additionally, we have special activities and treats planned for each day in December to help make the month joyful for our fantastic Bonnie Brae staff, and we cannot do it without you! We appreciate anything that our families are able to donate. Please sign-up for donations for the treats and activities

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. November 23-25 Thanksgiving (Holiday)

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Our Girls on the Run club ran their seasonal 5k at Dulles Town Center last weekend with the support of Mrs. Hovey. Although cold, they had a blast and stuck together through it all! 

We have such creative students! These friends made a unicorn turkey, a cupcake turkey, a minion turkey and more!!! What a fun activity!

Next Week's Events Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Kindness

Character Strength Features: You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

Quote of the Week: “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

BBES Winter Fine Arts Concert

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the BBES Cafeteria for our annual Winter Fine Arts Concert featuring Band and Choir Students. The Band and Choir students have been working so hard to put together a beautiful winter concert! We are so proud of their work.

Learn more about the Winter Fine Arts Concert on our website.

Bonnie Brae Students in Grades K-6 will have the opportunity to attend a daytime showing of the concert with their teachers on December 13th. 

For Strings, a Winter Concert will occur in January and information is forthcoming.

Please reach out to Rochelle Oedemann if you have any questions.

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Calendar Survey
  • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
  • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
  • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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

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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

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Hello Scottie Families!

As we wrap up a short week here at Bonnie Brae, we want to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!  A reminder there is no school tomorrow, and we hope you all have a chance to relax and refresh with family and friends in the coming days! 

Bonnie Brae December Cheer!

We have shared the importance of showing gratitude these past two weeks, and we have an opportunity for our community to support the PTO and school in showing our staff gratitude prior to winter break.  We have two sign-up opportunities linked below, each with awesome ways to show your support for our staff:

The Bonnie Brae PTO is seeking donations of gift cards to use in a raffle for our wonderful teachers and staff leading up to winter break! Please see the sign-up for gift card donations.

Additionally, we have special activities and treats planned for each day in December to help make the month joyful for our fantastic Bonnie Brae staff, and we cannot do it without you! We appreciate anything that our families are able to donate. Please sign-up for donations for the treats and activities

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. November 23-25 Thanksgiving (Holiday)

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Our Girls on the Run club ran their seasonal 5k at Dulles Town Center last weekend with the support of Mrs. Hovey. Although cold, they had a blast and stuck together through it all! 

We have such creative students! These friends made a unicorn turkey, a cupcake turkey, a minion turkey and more!!! What a fun activity!

Next Week's Events Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Kindness

Character Strength Features: You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

Quote of the Week: “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

BBES Winter Fine Arts Concert

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the BBES Cafeteria for our annual Winter Fine Arts Concert featuring Band and Choir Students. The Band and Choir students have been working so hard to put together a beautiful winter concert! We are so proud of their work.

Learn more about the Winter Fine Arts Concert on our website.

Bonnie Brae Students in Grades K-6 will have the opportunity to attend a daytime showing of the concert with their teachers on December 13th. 

For Strings, a Winter Concert will occur in January and information is forthcoming.

Please reach out to Rochelle Oedemann if you have any questions.

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Calendar Survey
  • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
  • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
  • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

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Upcoming Events
  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • November 23 - 25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Monday, November 21- Parent Coffee

Join us on today, November 21 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM for our Parent Coffee in the Cafeteria. We will spend our time together with Larissa Sheehan, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher to learn more about Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies. We hope you can join us!  

November 23-25 Thanksgiving (Holiday)

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Wednesday, November 16 @ 4:00 - 8:00 PM – PTO Spirit Night at Five Guys
  • Thursday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, November 18 SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack!
  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • November 23 - 25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Thursday, December 8- Bodhi Day
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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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

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Hello Scottie Families!

As we wrap up another great week of learning, we want to share our gratitude for the entire Bonnie Brae family and the support that our parents and staff provide to our Scotties. As a Positivity Project school, we have been learning about gratitude this week, and we are grateful to be a part of such an amazing community!

We are looking forward to our next parent coffee on Monday, November 21, at 8:40 AM.  Our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Ms. Larissa Sheehan, will be sharing creative and critical thinking strategies (one of our FCPS Portrait of a Graduate attributes) with families. 

As a reminder, next week is a short week, with school in session November 21 & 22, and Thanksgiving Break taking place from November 23-25. 

We hope you all have a great weekend!  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

 

Family.  Relationships.  Success. A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

There was widespread participation in our SCA Spirit Day for Anything but a Backpack Day! We loved seeing the suitcases, laundry baskets, grocery carts, coolers, and so many other creative ideas.

Second Graders worked hard preparing for a FIFA World Cup Parade in celebration of the tournament beginning this weekend. Special Thanks to our stupendous Second Grade Teachers for building excitement in our school! Let's go #TeamUSA!

6th graders in Miss Warr’s class learned to play ‘Instrumentopoly’! This board game teaches students the names of the  instruments in each instrument family while also engaging them in an exciting music version of the original Monopoly game!

These heroes are deserving of our thanks every day, and we were so happy to have celebrated them last Thursday at our Veterans Day Breakfast! We are grateful for their sacrifices. Thank you, veterans, for your courage, strength, and bravery in keeping us all safe!

Next Week's Events
  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • November 23 - 25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Gratitude

Character Strength Features: You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Quote of the Week: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

Monday, November 21- Parent Coffee

Join us on Monday, November 21 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM for our Parent Coffee in the Cafeteria. We will spend our time together with Larissa Sheehan, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher to learn more about Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies. We hope you can join us!  

November 23-25 Thanksgiving (Holiday)

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

TalkingPoints

FCPS has recently approved the use of TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. Look our for messages from your Bonnie Brae teachers coming soon! For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

Parents may opt to receive SMS text messages or visit their device's app store to download TalkingPoints for Parents. The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English, and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools. If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the front office at your child’s school and ask for the registrar.

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard!

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

Opportunities to Participate in the Strategic Planning Process

FCPS is offering a number of opportunities for parents/caregivers to be involved in the Strategic Planning process! Check out two immediate options below:

Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for the Family Team 

We are currently seeking nominations for parents/caregivers who are interested in contributing to Strategic Plan development as part of the Family Team. This team will represent the rich diversity of families that make up FCPS’ community, and will focus on identifying engagement and outreach practices that will improve our partnerships with families.

If you are interested in being part of the Family Team or would like to nominate someone else, please fill out this form by Tuesday, November 22. 

Be a Key Communicator!

If you are a member of a community organization or group, consider signing up to be a key communicator during the strategic planning process. FCPS key communicators are active members of the community who people turn to for information, and have an interest in sharing information about the school division and encouraging involvement. If this describes you or someone you know, please get the details and complete this form by Monday, November 28.

Alcohol and The Holidays

A few things to consider for parents and families in regards to alcohol and the holidays.

Register Now for SibShops

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Saturday, December 3, 2022  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Providence Community Center.

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services. There is only an in-person option.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Calendar Survey
  • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
  • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
  • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • November 23 - 25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Thursday, December 8- Bodhi Day
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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

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Bonnie Brae PTO

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Attendance: 703.321.3939 | Web | Twitter

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Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, November 16 @ 4:00 - 8:00 PM – PTO Spirit Night at Five Guys
  • Thursday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Thursday, November 17 – Thanksgiving Lunch (Students Only)
  • Friday, November 18 SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack!
  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
Tonight! Wednesday, November 16-  PTO Fundraising Event at Five Guys Burke - 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for Spirit Night at Five Guys tonight, Wednesday, November 16 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM! Make dinner easy by joining us for a fundraiser to support Bonnie Brae Elementary School PTO!

Five Guys will donate 20% of all orders (Online Orders, Call-In, Walk-In) between 4-8 pm to the PTO.

Don't forget to mention "Bonnie Brae PTO" when placing your order!

 

Five Guys

Burke Centre Shopping Center

5761 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015

(703) 988-6771

Thursday, November 17- PTO Meeting

Join us on, Thursday, November 17th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

Thursday, November 17- Thanksgiving Menu- Students Only

As you know, the annual FCPS Thanksgiving luncheon that included inviting our students’ parents, guardians, and family members in years past has not been offered over the last few years due to COVID-19. This school year, FCPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is excited to be able to provide a Thanksgiving lunch menu for students on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Unfortunately, FCPS has reported that supply chain challenges continue to impact daily operations of the FNS; as a result, the lunch this year is not open to parents, guardians, and other guests. We are working with the PTO to schedule a family lunch at a day later this school year and look forward to announcing a family luncheon date soon! 

Friday, November 18 SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack Day!

Friday, November 18th is our next SCA Spirit Day – Anything But a Backpack Day!  Our SCA Leadership Team invites Bonnie Brae staff and students to bring their belongings in anything but a backpack on November 18th.  Examples include a small cooler, a bucket, a small basket, a duffle bag, etc. (if riding a bus, containers must be small enough to fit on a student’s lap).  As a reminder, for all Bonnie Brae spirit days we encourage participation through the SCA theme for that month, or by wearing Bonnie Brae colors of blue and white! 

Poster created by Minna A., SCA Leadership Team

Monday, November 21- Parent Coffee

Join us on Monday, November 21 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM for our Parent Coffee in the Cafeteria. We will spend our time together with Larissa Sheehan, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher to learn more about Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies. We hope you can join us!  

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Wednesday, November 16 @ 4:00 - 8:00 PM – PTO Spirit Night at Five Guys
  • Thursday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, November 18 SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack!
  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • November 23 - 25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Thursday, December 8- Bodhi Day
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)

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

Bonnie Brae Elementary

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Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

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