Bonnie Brae ES Updates- Summer Edition- June 16

GovDelivery1 week 6 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

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

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

Last Day Scottie makes his way around the school to say goodbye to all the Staff and Students.

View more photos on our website.

Bonnie Brae Staff bidding our Scotties "see you later" for the summer.

View more photos on our website.

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

Assistant Principal Panel Interest 

Interested in supporting with our upcoming AP panel?  Click on this link to share your input on characteristics and skills you feel are important in our next assistant principal.  

Lost & Found

This is the final call for Lost & Found items!  Please take a look at the pictures above to see if anything belongs to you.

Items will be available for pick up between June 13th - 16th from 9:00 - 12:00 PM. We will be donating any remaining lost articles on Friday, June 17.

Thank you!

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

*The office will be closed July 4-8

 

Popsicles on the Playground 

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

  • July 14th at 10:00 AM (Rising Kindergarten Families) 
  • August 2nd at 5:00 PM (New to Bonnie Brae and Rising Kindergarten Families) 
Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Follow Us On Social Media!

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours 

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BBES Summer School Instructional Hours

(beginning 07/11-07/29)

8:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates June 9

GovDelivery2 weeks 6 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a week it has been! The final week of the school year has brought so much joy to our students and staff. We were able to celebrate the success of our 6th grade students this morning with our 6th grade promotion ceremony. Thank you to our 6th grade teachers and so many of our other staff members who played a part in making this a special event for our 6th grade Scotties! 

Thank you also to the many parents who were able to help organize and cary out our class parties yesterday and today. What a pleasure it was to have some fun as we celebrated a great year with our students. 

As a reminder, tomorrow is the last day of the school year, and we have a two hour early release, with dismissal starting at 1:15 PM. 

We would also like to take this time to thank all our parents and guardians who have not only supported your students, but our entire Bonnie Brae community. We hope that you all have an opportunity to enjoy some much-needed family time this summer. Cherish this time together, and while we know it will go by fast, we hope that you will have a moment to enjoy some down-time as well! 

Finally, while we wish for our Scotties to have a wonderful summer filled with outside adventure and fun, we also want to make sure they READ this summer! Enjoy the sun and read, read read! 

 

One more day Scotties! 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

End of Year Celebrations Scotties Celebrating - Happy Summer! Annual 5th Grade Kickball Tournament 6th Grade Celebration 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony Congratulations to the Class of 2028!

Photos from ceremony will be shared next week with 6th Grade families.

Upcoming Events
  • June 9 @ 6:00 PM- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • May 31-June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 10 - Last Day of School (2 hour early release) 
PTO Meeting Reminder

Please join us for the last PTO meeting of the year at 6 PM this evening, Thursday, June 9 via Zoom.

We will vote on a draft budget for the next School Year and accept nominations for the 2022-2023 PTO Board. We still have a number of vacancies, so if you are interested in joining this fun and dynamic group supporting the Bonnie Brae teachers and community, please let us know!

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22 

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Lost & Found

This is the final call for Lost & Found items!  Please take a look at the pictures above to see if anything belongs to you.

Parents, you may ask your child to visit the Lost & Found or you may check in at the office and look through the Lost & Found between the hours of and 9:30 - 4:00 PM on June 10.

  • Items will also be available for pick up between June 13th - 16th from 9:00 - 12:00 PM. 
  • We will be donating any remaining lost articles on Friday, June 17.

Thank you!

Fine Arts Performance Check out the recording from the Spring Fine Arts Performance

 

SOL Results 

If your child is a current third through sixth grader and took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE by Wednesday, June 8. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today!

Last Chance: Yearbooks There are a limited number of Yearbook copies still for sale!

The Yearbook Booth will be selling them in the lobby tomorrow morning during arrival for $25 cash or check. You can also pay ahead through My School Bucks to login or create your account. Thank you for supporting our school!

School Supplies

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

Follow Us On Social Media!

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 PM

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

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

Bonnie Brae's Summer Office Hours 

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BBES Summer School Instructional Hours

(beginning 07/11-07/29)

8:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates June 3

GovDelivery3 weeks 5 days ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What an amazing Fine Arts Concert we had Wednesday night!  Our students looked and sounded incredible, and we want to thank our band, strings, & chorus directors (Mr. Freeman, Mr. Miller, Ms. Oedemann, & Ms. Warr) for their efforts as they led their respective performances.  Our first in-person concert since 2019 was a huge success and we so enjoyed seeing our Scotties do their thing!  

How can it be that next week is already the last week of school?  It doesn't seem possible.  This time of year truly is bittersweet for teachers and staff.  We are able to reflect on the incredible progress students have made and, at the same time, will miss our students so much over the summer.  

We are looking forward to many fun activities this week, including our class celebrations (Wednesday, June 8 for grade 6, & Thursday, June 9 for grades K-5).  Our 6th grade promotion will be held the morning of June 9, and our last day of school is Friday, June 10.  As a reminder, there is a 2-hour early release on the last day of school.

Enjoy some time outside these next few days, and have a great weekend with your family!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • May 24-June 9- Student Laptop Collection Window
  • June 8- SCA Spirit Wear, Rainbow/Skittles Day!
  • June 9 @ 9:00-10:00 AM- 6th Grade Promotion 
  • May 31-June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 10 - Last Day of School (2 hour early release) 

As a reminder, the last day of the 2021-22 school year is Friday, June 10, and students will be dismissed early. Check with your child's school for its individual dismissal time. 

Positivity Project 

Our teachers and students have engaged with all 24 Character Strengths and have learned a lot throughout the way. Our community will continue to dig deeper into these character strengths as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for supporting us with meaningful conversations at home.

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teacher's Choice

Character Strength Features: View All 24 Character Strengths

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

As a reminder, our 6th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 9, from 9-10 AM.  We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion to middle school.  Weather permitting, we will be on the blacktop and it is looking like a sunny and 80 degree day!

While we will not be monitoring the number of guests for each family, due to spacing and seating constraints we are recommending, but not requiring, two guests per 6th grade student. 

This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we are looking forward to recognizing them on Thursday, June 9th from 9-10 AM!

Student Laptop Collection

As the end of the school year approaches, we wanted to share with you the procedures related to the FCPS laptop assigned to your student.  We will be collecting all student laptops and chargers at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection. 

Each classroom will be assigned a check-in time. Please ensure that your student has their laptop and charger ready to hand back on the day below. Their teacher and our technology team will support students in returning laptops. Following is our schedule for each grade-level:

  • Preschool Programs- Thursday, May 25
  • Kindergarten- Wednesday, May 25
  • Grade 1- Tuesday, May 24
  • Grade 2- Thursday, June 2
  • Grade 3- Wednesday, June 1
  • Grade 4- Thursday, June 2
  • Grade 5- Wednesday, June 8
  • Grade 6- Tuesday, June 7
  • Grades 4-6- Soft laptop cases will not be collected; students may keep these and use them for next year.

Summer Programs

If your student is participating in Summer Learning Programs, students may keep the laptop through July 22, 2023.

  • One the last day of summer programs, we will be collecting laptops for students on-site at Bonnie Brae Elementary
  • For any Summer Programs held elsewhere, we will be sending out drop-off times and will need the laptops returner no later than July 29, 2022

Please note that we will re-distribute laptops to our students in the fall when our inventory and maintenance is complete, so your student will be able to use an FCPS laptop again next year. 

Thank you,

Bonnie Brae's Tech Team

Questions? Contact Erica Demick, School-based Technology Specialist

SOL Results 

If your child is a current third through sixth grader and took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE by Wednesday, June 8. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE accoun. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today!

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks have been distributed and there are a limited number of copies still for sale! If you would like to purchase a yearbook, reserve yours today by going to My School Bucks to login or create your account. There, you will see that you can purchase a Yearbook to reserve one for your student for $25; one per student. Students can also bring cash or check to school. There is a booth setup in the main lobby where students can pick up a yearbook.

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

FCPS Cares

FCPS CARES is an opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others. Every month, a nominated employee from each region and Central Offices will be recognized as an FCPS CARES of the Month recipient. We’ll share their names in Employee News, and they will also have access to a new FCPS CARES banner for their profile photo in Outlook. Watch this video to learn more about FCPS CARES. We also encourage you to acknowledge a staff member who has gone above and beyond!  We love our KPES staff members, let's tell them how we feel!

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications Due This Summer

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

Interested families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 24 - June 9- Student Laptop Collection Window
  • May 31- June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 8- SCA Spirit Wear- Rainbow Day
  • June 9 - 9:00-10:00 am - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • June 10 - Last Day of School (2 hour early release) 
2022-23 School Year to Start on August 22 

With the school year winding down and many families making plans for summer camps, vacations, and other activities, be sure to note that the first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Monday, August 22. See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates May 27

GovDelivery1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

Thank you for your kindness, your grace, and your reassurances for our staff and students this week.  We continue to circle back to the word “family,” and our Scottie family is strong for each other and for our students.  Please continue to reach out to us if your child needs any support.

As we finish up the last full week of May, we enjoyed seeing so many Scotties in their red, white, and/or blue for our May SCA Spirit Day today! 

We hope you all have a chance to connect and spend time with family and friends this three-day weekend.  The weather is looking to be nice!  Get outside and unplug!

Go Scotties!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • May 24-June 9- Student Laptop Collection Window
  • May 30- Memorial Day; No School
  • May 31-June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
Positivity Project 

Our teachers and students have engaged with all 24 Character Strengths and have learned a lot throughout the way. Our community will continue to dig deeper into these character strengths as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for supporting us with meaningful conversations at home.

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teacher's Choice

Character Strength Features: View All 24 Character Strengths

Spring Fine Arts Concert

Our Fine Arts Concert has been scheduled for June 1, 2022, from 5:30-8:30pm. The schedule and the time of the concert will remain the same. However, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases (and out of the abundance of caution), we will be holding our concert on the blacktop and cafeteria in consideration of safety requirements, while also allowing the presentation of our concert with an audience.


The weather will be warm on June 1, so please dress accordingly. The dress code for the performers calls for black bottoms (knee-length shorts or skirts, jeans, slacks) and white tops (t-shirts, polos, blouses, no crop tops or spaghetti straps). We also ask that all students come to the concert with a water bottle that they can keep at their seat during the concert.


If the weather calls for rain, then we will move the concert inside and social distance as much as possible. If we need to adjust, then we will be sure to notify families as far in advance as possible.
Due to space and safety requirements, each student performer may bring 2 guests to the concert. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this.
For those who may not be able to attend, the concert will be recorded and sent out to families via a link.


Learn more about the Spring Fine Arts Concert here

Student Laptop Collection

As the end of the school year approaches, we wanted to share with you the procedures related to the FCPS laptop assigned to your student.  We will be collecting all student laptops and chargers at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection. 

Each classroom will be assigned a check-in time. Please ensure that your student has their laptop and charger ready to hand back on the day below. Their teacher and our technology team will support students in returning laptops. Following is our schedule for each grade-level:

  • Preschool Programs- Thursday, May 25
  • Kindergarten- Wednesday, May 25
  • Grade 1- Tuesday, May 24
  • Grade 2- Thursday, June 2
  • Grade 3- Wednesday, June 1
  • Grade 4- Thursday, June 2
  • Grade 5- Wednesday, June 8
  • Grade 6- Tuesday, June 7
  • Grades 4-6- Soft laptop cases will not be collected; students may keep these and use them for next year.

Summer Programs

If your student is participating in Summer Learning Programs, students may keep the laptop through July 22, 2023.

  • One the last day of summer programs, we will be collecting laptops for students on-site at Bonnie Brae Elementary
  • For any Summer Programs held elsewhere, we will be sending out drop-off times and will need the laptops returner no later than July 29, 2022

Please note that we will re-distribute laptops to our students in the fall when our inventory and maintenance is complete, so your student will be able to use an FCPS laptop again next year. 

Thank you,

Bonnie Brae's Tech Team

Questions? Contact Erica Demick, School-based Technology Specialist

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks are set to arrive at the end of May and will be distributed the week of May 31-June 3. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, we have a limited number of copies left. Reserve yours today by going to My School Bucks to login or create your account. There, you will see that you can purchase a Yearbook to reserve one for your student for $25; one per student.

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

As a reminder, our 6th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for June 9, from 9-10 AM.  We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion to middle school.  Weather permitting, we will be on the blacktop.  While we will not be monitoring the number of guests for each family, due to spacing and seating constraints we are recommending, but not requiring, two guests per 6th grade student.  This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we are looking forward to recognizing them on Thursday, June 9th from 9-10 AM!

Tutor.com - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use Tutor.com during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate Tutor.com summer access to students/families are provided in the Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Thank you, BBES PTO!

We wanted to extend our gratitude to the members of our community and of the Bonnie Brae PTO. Our Spring Carnival was truly a hit last week and we are so grateful for the hard work and dedication that went into planning such a fantastic event for our students. We look forward to many more fun events hosted by the PTO!

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 24 - June 9- Student Laptop Collection Window
  • May 30 - Memorial Day; No School
  • May 31- June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 1 - 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 8- SCA Spirit Wear- Rainbow Day
  • June 9 - 9:00-10:00 am - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Reminders May 26

GovDelivery1 month ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

SCA SPIRIT DAY - MAY 27

The next SCA spirit day will be tomorrow, Friday, May 27.  In honor of Memorial Day, dress in patriotic colors!

SCA Donation Drive Update

Thanks to our amazing community for all the book, clothing, and toy donations that were dropped in our foyer last week. We are making the donations to ECHO. ECHO, an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charity, gives food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies, and provides clothes and household items to people with low incomes.

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 27- SCA Spirit Day- Wear Patriotic Colors!
  • May 30- No School; Memorial Day
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 8- SCA Spirit Day- Wear the Rainbow!
  • June 9 @ 9:00-11:20am - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates May 20

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

It's been another great week of learning here at Bonnie Brae.  To cap off the week, we look forward to seeing our students and families tonight at the PTO Spring Carnival, from 6-8 PM!  Come on out and join in on the fun!

Have a great evening, and stay cool this weekend!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • *TONIGHT* May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
Positivity Project 

This past week was our last official week for the Positivity Project. Our teachers and students have engaged with all 24 Character Strengths and have learned a lot throughout the way. Our community will continue to dig deeper into these character strengths as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for supporting us with meaningful conversations at home.

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teacher's Choice

Character Strength Features: View All 24 Character Strengths

SOL Test Updates

All grade levels have completed their assigned SOL Testing Dats. We are now working on retakes and makeups for qualified students. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks are set to arrive at the end of May and will be distributed the week of May 31-June 3. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, we have a limited number of copies left. Reserve yours today by going to My School Bucks to login or create your account. There, you will see that you can purchase a Yearbook to reserve one for your student for $25; one per student.

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion into middle school. Weather permitting, we will be on the blacktop. We would like to welcome 2 guests per 6th grade student, in addition to any children under age 5. Please join us in recognizing them on Thursday, June 9th from 9-10am.

Increase in COVID Cases in Fairfax County

We are aware that FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and nervousness in our community as our County has transitioned out of the low community level into a medium COVID-19 community level. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep our schools open and safe for all students to learn.

Our layered prevention strategies have generally served us well throughout this school year, and we have continued to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Northern Virginia Health Departments to do what we are able to to keep our students safe. We understand that some people are wondering why we have not returned to requiring universal masking. 

The Code of Virginia mandates that schools cannot require universal masking without allowing the parent/legal guardian to elect for their child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). 

However, there are many things each of us can choose to do to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe and healthy. 

Get Vaccinated or Boosted - Vaccination is the best protection we have against severe illness. Everyone is encouraged to stay up to date with vaccinations and boosters. If you need more information about COVID-19 vaccinations or where to get the dose you need, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Consider a Mask - Mask use is optional for everyone in FCPS schools. However, health experts agree that wearing a mask is an excellent practice for avoiding COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe illness, or live or have social contact with someone in this situation, speak with your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask or take additional precautions.

Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested - This time of year sniffles and fatigue may be allergies, or they may be COVID-19. That is why it is always best practice to stay home if you are sick or having symptoms and get tested as soon as possible. Staying home when you are sick or having symptoms is the best thing you can do to help stop the spread of any virus, especially COVID-19.

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

BBES Spring Carnival

The weather looks amazing for our Spring Carnival TONIGHT from 6-8pm. There will be games, prizes, lots of fun. You won't want to miss the dunk tank event where you will have the opportunity to dunk Mr. Birge, Mr, Hawk and many other Bonnie Brae teachers and staff. Because we had to reschedule we will not have food trucks at the event, but there will be pizza and other concessions for sale!

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 9 @ 9:00-10:00pm - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Reminders May 19

GovDelivery1 month 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

PTO Meeting Reminder

Please join us Thursday at 6pm for the monthly PTO meeting. You can join the meeting here: PTO Meeting 6:00pm.  We will have one final meeting on 9 June to review the yearly financial report.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

BBES Spring Carnival

The weather looks amazing for our Spring Carnival on 20 May from 6-8pm. There will be games, prizes, lots of fun. You won't want to miss the dunk tank event where you will have the opportunity to dunk Mr. Birge, Mr, Hawk and many other Bonnie Brae teachers and staff. Because we had to reschedule we will not have food trucks at the event, but there will be pizza and other concessions for sale!

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates May 13

GovDelivery1 month 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

Our students continue to be engaged as we look forward to many exciting end of the year events and activities including the PTO spring carnival, 6th grade promotion and our fine arts concert. We look forward to seeing many of our families at these events! 

As you may have noticed in our health updates, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases along with many other schools in FCPS. We included some reminders below regarding our layered mitigation strategies and links to the FCPS COVID-19 dashboard. If you have any questions regarding procedures or protocols, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. 

Sincerely, 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Learn more about the history of Bonnie Brae ES and our new logo.

Next Week's Events
  • *LAST DAY* May 13- Class Placement Parent Input Due
  • May 16-20- SCA Donation Drive
  • May 16- 5th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 16- 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • May 17- 6th Grade Math SOL Test
  • May 19 - PTO Meeting 6:00pm via Zoom
  • May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
Positivity Project 

This past week was our last official week for the Positivity Project. Our teachers and students have engaged with all 24 Character Strengths and have learned a lot throughout the way. Our community will continue to dig deeper into these character strengths as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for supporting us with meaningful conversations at home.

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teacher's Choice

Character Strength Features: View All 24 Character Strengths

Increase in COVID Cases in Fairfax County

We are aware that FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and nervousness in our community as our County has transitioned out of the low community level into a medium COVID-19 community level. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep our schools open and safe for all students to learn.

Our layered prevention strategies have generally served us well throughout this school year, and we have continued to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Northern Virginia Health Departments to do what we are able to to keep our students safe. We understand that some people are wondering why we have not returned to requiring universal masking. 

The Code of Virginia mandates that schools cannot require universal masking without allowing the parent/legal guardian to elect for their child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). 

However, there are many things each of us can choose to do to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe and healthy. 

Get Vaccinated or Boosted - Vaccination is the best protection we have against severe illness. Everyone is encouraged to stay up to date with vaccinations and boosters. If you need more information about COVID-19 vaccinations or where to get the dose you need, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Consider a Mask - Mask use is optional for everyone in FCPS schools. However, health experts agree that wearing a mask is an excellent practice for avoiding COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe illness, or live or have social contact with someone in this situation, speak with your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask or take additional precautions.

Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested - This time of year sniffles and fatigue may be allergies, or they may be COVID-19. That is why it is always best practice to stay home if you are sick or having symptoms and get tested as soon as possible. Staying home when you are sick or having symptoms is the best thing you can do to help stop the spread of any virus, especially COVID-19.

Bonnie Brae Class Placement

Thank you for your continued partnership with staff at Bonnie Brae Elementary! We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. We carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process. We encourage family input to share information school staff should be aware of to aid the process of creating classes for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Keep in mind family input is one of multiple pieces of information used to create classes and classes are not finalized until late August. So that your submission can be considered prior to conversations with current staff, please submit your input here no later than Friday, May 13, 2022. Thank you!

6th Grade Panoramic Photo

The yearly 6th grade group Panoramic Photo is scheduled for May 16 at 9 am. Sixth grade students will wear their class t-shirt in the photo. To order a photo, please follow the directions found on this Panoramic Photo Order Form.

SCA Donation Drive: May 16-20

During the week of May 16-20, the SCA will be collecting Books, Toys and Clothing for donations.  Items can be dropped off in the front foyer.  Thank you!

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion into middle school. Weather permitting, we will be on the blacktop. We would like to welcome 2 guests per 6th grade student, in addition to any children under age 5. Please join us in recognizing them on Thursday, June 9th from 9-10am.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

People with ancestral roots in Asia and the islands of the Pacific have been integral to the story of America. In 1992, May was designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to celebrate their heritage and contributions.

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S.

SOL Test Updates

Students are making great progress for SOL testing in Grades 3-6 will. We have two left; Grade 5 and Grade 6 Math occurring next week. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

BBES Lunch and Recess Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support during our lunch hours and recess hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. Our grade levels have recess scattered throughout the day at various times from 9:30am - 2:45pm. Volunteers in both settings have the opportunity to connect and engage with students on a daily basis and support the safety and supervision of students at Bonnie Brae. Even 30 minutes of support one day a week can be a help to our students. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

Register for Dr. Reid’s Virtual Town Hall (May 17)

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website.

BBES Spring Carnival

The rescheduled date for the Spring Carnival is this FridayMay 20th from 6-8pm.

We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please signup to help at one of the games or to donate a cake for the cake walk at the links below. More carnival details will be released soon!

We look forward to enjoying festivities with you!

Volunteers: Bonnie Brae PTO: Bonnie Brae Spring Carnival- Volunteer Signup

Cake Walk Donations: Cake Walk Donation Signup

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 13- Class Placement Parent Input Due
  • May 16-20- SCA Donation Drive
  • May 16- 5th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 16- 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • May 17- 6th Grade Math SOL Test
  • May 19 - PTO Meeting 6:00pm via Zoom
  • May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 9 @ 9:00-10:00pm - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates May 6

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

A huge thank you to our PTO for helping us make Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week so special for everyone here at Bonnie Brae!  

On Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Reid, the new FCPS superintendent, will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 PM. FCPS will share details about this event  directly via email in the near future.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!  We hope everyone has a great weekend with your family!  

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Learn more about the history of Bonnie Brae ES and our new logo.

Next Week's Events Positivity Project 

We have made it to our last official week for the Positivity Project. Our teachers and students have engaged with all 24 Character Strengths and have learned a lot throughout the way. Our community will continue to dig deeper into these character strengths as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for supporting us with meaningful conversations at home.

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Outro Week- Other People Mindset

Character Strength Features: To celebrate our learning about these traits and mindsets this year, we will spend the week reflecting on what it means to show the Other People Mindset.

Quote of the Week: “Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.” -Edward Everett Hale

Bonnie Brae Class Placement

Thank you for your continued partnership with staff at Bonnie Brae Elementary! We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. We carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process. We encourage family input to share information school staff should be aware of to aid the process of creating classes for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Keep in mind family input is one of multiple pieces of information used to create classes and classes are not finalized until late August. So that your submission can be considered prior to conversations with current staff, please submit your input here no later than Friday, May 13, 2022. Thank you!

6th Grade Panoramic Photo

The yearly 6th grade group Panoramic Photo is scheduled for May 16 at 9 am. Sixth grade students will wear their class t-shirt in the photo. To order a photo, please follow the directions found on this Panoramic Photo Order Form.

Spring Fine Arts Concert

Our Fine Arts Concert has been scheduled for June 1, 2022, from 5:30-8:30pm. Learn more about the Spring Fine Arts Concert here

Save the Date! SOL Test Dates for Grades 3-6

SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will occur in May. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

BBES Lunch and Recess Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support during our lunch hours and recess hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. Our grade levels have recess scattered throughout the day at various times from 9:30am - 2:45pm. Volunteers in both settings have the opportunity to connect and engage with students on a daily basis and support the safety and supervision of students at Bonnie Brae. Even 30 minutes of support one day a week can be a help to our students. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

BBES Spring Carnival

Due to the impending weather, we are postponing the PTO Spring Carnival (originally scheduled on May 6th from 6-8pm). The rescheduled date is May 20th from 6-8pm.

We are still planning the dunk tank! If you would like to support this fun event, please click on this link to sign-up for a 10-minute time slot between 6:20-7:40 PM. 

We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please signup to help at one of the games or to donate a cake for the cake walk at the links below. More carnival details will be released soon!

We look forward to enjoying festivities with you!

Volunteers: Bonnie Brae PTO: Bonnie Brae Spring Carnival- Volunteer Signup

Cake Walk Donations: Cake Walk Donation Signup

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 10- 5th Grade Science SOL Test 
  • May 11- 4th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 12- 3rd Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 13- Class Placement Parent Input Due
  • May 16- 5th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 16- 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • May 17- 6th Grade Math SOL Test
  • May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30 PM - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Save-the-Date (details to come) 

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates April 29

GovDelivery2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

We had yet another great week of learning and sharing in the success of our Scotties.  Last night we enjoyed a fantastic Family Curriculum night, and we appreciate everyone who was able to attend.  A huge shout out to our many teachers and staff who organized and carried out the event, it was such a great night!  

We also want to share some bittersweet news with the community.  Our Administrative Assistant, Heidi Vallejos, who has been such an important part of the Bonnie Brae family for many years, has taken on a new role supporting the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) as an Administrative Assitant in the Superintendent's Office.  We congratulate Ms. Vallejos on her new role, and will miss her here at Bonnie Brae.  Ms. Vallejos' last day at Bonnie Brae will be Friday, May 6.  In the meantime, we are currently in the process of finding a new Administrative Assistant at Bonnie Brae, and look forward to filling this position in the coming weeks.  

Have a great weekend!

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3- 6th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 4- 5th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 5-  4th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6- 3rd Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Leadership

Character Strength Features: You value each member of your group and inspire them to do their best.

Quote of the Week: “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teacher Appreciation Week! May 2-6

Next week is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! Check out the themes for each day and encourage your students to show some love to their teachers! The past few years have been trying and we have asked our teachers to do more than ever before. We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of teachers in front of our students each day.

The Bonnie Brae PTO is organizing some fun for teachers and If you would like to donate items for the staff breakfast on Tuesday, May 3rd, please visit the Sign-up genius. Thank you for your support of our amazing staff members!

FCPS Cares

One way families can show appreciation to their child's teacher is through the FCPS Cares Program. FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, 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 acknowledge our Bonnie Brae staff members. 

Bonnie Brae Class Placement

Thank you for your continued partnership with staff at Bonnie Brae Elementary! We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success. We carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during the class creation process. We encourage family input to share information school staff should be aware of to aid the process of creating classes for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Keep in mind family input is one of multiple pieces of information used to create classes and classes are not finalized until late August. So that your submission can be considered prior to conversations with current staff, please submit your input here no later than Friday, May 13, 2022. Thank you!

Update: Spring Fine Arts Concert

Our Fine Arts Concert has been scheduled for June 1, 2022, from 5:30-8:30pm. This is a slight change from the schedule that was sent out last week. Due to the capacity of our spaces, we need to expand the concert schedule to allow space and time for all performing groups. We truly appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

 

Please note that fine arts teachers will communicate specific arrival time and meeting location to their students.

Time Cafeteria Gym

5:30pm

4th Grade Strings

 

6:00pm

5th/6th Grade Strings

7:00pm

5th/6th Grade Band

8:00pm

5th Grade Chorus

6th Grade Chorus

 

We have double checked rosters and we are confident that families will not have multiple children in overlapping chorus performances. That being said, we would like to ensure every family is able to see their children perform. If you notice that your children are in overlapping in the 5th/6th grade chorus groups, please email Jessica Warr (BBES Music Teacher) at j[email protected] and we will modify the schedule to make it work for everyone!

More information concerning the concert coming soon from the Fine Arts department. Thank you! - Jessica Warr

Save the Date! SOL Test Dates for Grades 3-6

SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will occur in May. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

Yearbook Order Waitlist

If you missed the yearbook deadline, we will have some to purchase when they arrive in late-may. During that entire week, Mrs. Demick will have a table set up in the Lobby during arrival with yearbooks to purchase. While supplies last, yearbooks will be $25, cash only. Students may purchase them as they come into the building. Thank you for supporting BBES!

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

BBES Spring Carnival

Join us on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-8:00pm for the Spring Carnival (Rain date TBD). We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please signup to help at one of the games or to donate a cake for the cake walk at the links below. More carnival details will be released soon!

Volunteers: Bonnie Brae PTO: Bonnie Brae Spring Carnival- Volunteer Signup

Cake Walk Donations: Cake Walk Donation Signup

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 2- Eid al Fitr
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3- 6th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 4- 5th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 5-  4th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6- 3rd Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • May 10- 5th Grade Science SOL Test 
  • May 11- 4th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 12- 3rd Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 16- 5th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 17- 6th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • June 1- Spring Fine Arts Concert, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • June 9 - 6th grade promotion save the date (details to come) 

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Family Curriculum Night Reminder: Thursday, April 28th

GovDelivery2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by registering here. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates April 22

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

We hope that you had a great week navigating the interesting spring weather, ending with a beautiful day today. Students and staff showed support for our military families on Wednesday by wearing purple, and supported Autism Awareness Month today by wearing blue or Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirts!  Thank you to all who participated, it was yet another awesome week here at Bonnie Brae!  

Tomorrow, April 23 is the last day to order a BBES Yearbook. Yearbooks are $20, and if you would like to place an order, please click on this link

As always, we hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Purpose

Character Strength Features: You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

Quote of the Week: “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” -Gautama Buddha

Last Call: BBES Yearbook  Order Deadline: Tomorrow, April 23

Click here to order a Yearbook today.

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by registering here. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!

April: Month of the Military Child
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors.

Read more about the Month of the Military Child.

All County Chorus Recording

Each year, the 6th grade choir students can audition for the FCPS All County Chorus Festival. This chorus is a group of 500+ students from elementary schools from across the county that work on various musical selections and then come together in March to perform as a group. This year, Bonnie Brae Elementary had 6 students chosen to participate in this chorus! Enjoy their performance! Zoom Recording

Spring Fine Arts Concert

Our Fine Arts Concert has been scheduled for June 1, 2022, from 5:30-7:30pm. Below is the proposed schedule.

Please note that fine arts teachers will communicate specific arrival time and meeting location to their students.

Time Gym Cafeteria

5:30pm

4th Grade Strings -

6:00pm

5th/6th Grade Strings

5th/6th Grade Band

6:45pm

5th Grade Choir

6th Grade Choir

We have double checked rosters, and we are confident that families will not have multiple children in overlapping performances. That being said, we would like to ensure that every family is able to see their children perform. If you notice that your children are in overlapping performing groups, please email Jessica Warr (BBES Music Teacher) at [email protected], and we will modify the schedule to make it work for everyone!

More information concerning the concert coming soon from the Fine Arts department.

Save the Date! SOL Test Dates for Grades 3-6

SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will occur in May. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

2022 Read-A-Thon Success!

Wow. BBES Readers are the best! Our students read 187,606 pages during the last week of March. The PTO Board is very excited to share that we far exceeded our fundraising expectations for the Read-A-Thon and raised $7,984.42 for our Specials Programs. These funds will be used to purchase new items for Specials classrooms that the whole school can enjoy. Congratulations to our winner and a huge thank you to everyone who participated and made this a fantastic event!

Winners

Kindergarten: Hannah A.

1st Grade: Evera T.

2nd Grade: Daniel S.

3rd Grade: Judy Z.

4th Grade: Katelyn M.

5th Grade: Khanh N.

6th Grade: August F.

Winner Classes: Ms. Hovey and Ms. Sorenson

BBES Spring Carnival

Join us on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-8:00pm for the Spring Carnival (Rain date TBD). We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please signup to help at one of the games or to donate a cake for the cake walk at the links below. More carnival details will be released soon!

Volunteers: Bonnie Brae PTO: Bonnie Brae Spring Carnival- Volunteer Signup

Cake Walk Donations: Cake Walk Donation Signup

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6th we will take the time to show our appreciation for our teachers. The past few years have been trying and we have asked our teachers to do more than ever before. We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of teachers in front of our students each day. This year the PTO will be recognizing our teachers with a breakfast on Tuesday, May 3rd. We are seeking donations from our wonderful BBES families. If interested, please sign-up here.

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors
  • April 28 @ 6:00-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3- 6th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 4- 5th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 5-  4th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6- 3rd Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • May 10- 5th Grade Science SOL Test 
  • May 11- 4th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 12- 3rd Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 16- 5th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 17- 6th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • June 9 - 6th grade promotion save the date (details to come) 

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES- 4/19 Reminders

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

This Week's Reminders
  • April 19 @ 7:00pm- All County Chorus Watch Party (Zoom)
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20 @ 10:00am-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 20- PTO Spirit Night @ Five Guys
  • April 21 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00 PM-8:00pm- Robinson Pyramid Art Show
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
All County Chorus Watch Party

Each year, the 6th grade choir students can audition for the FCPS All County Chorus Festival. This chorus is a group of 500+ students from elementary schools from across the county that work on various musical selections and then come together in March to perform as a group.

This year, Bonnie Brae Elementary had 6 students chosen to participate in this chorus! For several months, these students have been meeting once a week at 7:30am to learn and practice the songs and they did so with beautiful smiles and enthusiasm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a live audience was not allowed to view the performance. The performance was recorded and is being broadcasted at various times on Channel 21. We are very proud of our Bonnie Brae students and want to highlight their accomplishment!

TONIGHT, April 19, 2022, at 7pm, Miss Warr and Mrs. Oedemann will host a virtual watch party on Zoom for Bonnie Brae families to view the All-County Chorus Festival performance. (Meeting ID: 949 3781 5327 / Passcode: 541821 /Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)).

Please feel free to join us using the link below. See you tonight!

Miss Warr & Mrs. Oedemann

Parent Coffee

As a reminder, we will be hosting our monthly Parent Coffee on Wednesday, April 20 with our administrative team. Please join us on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:00AM - 11:00 AM via Zoom. Our administrative team will share some end of the year updates and be available to answer any questions or wonderings families might have.  

April 20

Tomorrow is BBES Purple Up Day! Wear purple to support Virginia’s military children.

Robinson Pyramid Art Show

Come see artwork from J.W. Robinson Secondary School and Bonnie Brae, Fairview, Laurel Ridge, Terra Centre, and Oakview Elementary Schools on Thursday April 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Field House at RSS.

Yearbook Deadline: April 23

Click here to order your yearbook today!

PTO Meeting Reminder

On Thursday, April 21 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, the Bonnie Brae PTO will be hosting the monthly meeting via Zoom.

The Meeting Agenda for April 2022 will be posted here and is also available on the PTO Website. Hope to see you there!

PTO Spirit Night Fundraiser

Make your dinner plans easy while helping BBES! On Wednesday, April 20, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Burke Centre Five Guys and mention Bonnie Brae at checkout to earn money for our school. 

Five Guys

Burke Centre Shopping Center

5761 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • April 19 @ 7:00pm- All County Chorus Watch Party (Zoom)
  • April 20- PTO Spirit Night @ Five Guys
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20 @ 10:00am-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00 PM-8:00pm- Robinson Pyramid Art Show
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors
  • April 28 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00 PM- BBES PTO Spring Carnival

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates April 15

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Mrs. Clark’s First Graders have worked hard in our school garden this week. Students collaborated to plan a Salad Garden and worked together to clean, till, and sew seeds into the soil. They even wore their Science hats and wrote down observations and notes in their own notebooks. We can't wait to see how their hard work will pay off!

Next Week's Events
  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 19 @ 7:00pm- All County Chorus Watch Party (Zoom)
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20- PTO Spirit Night @ Five Guys
  • April 20 @ 10:00-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Character Strength Features: You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

Quote of the Week: “Appreciation is a beautiful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -VOLTAIRE

April 19: Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day on April 19 will include both Class and Individual Photographs. More information can be found on our Spring Picture Day Website page. Order forms will be sent home in a forthcoming Tuesday Folder. 

All County Chorus Watch Party

Hello BBES Community! Each year, the 6th grade choir students can audition for the FCPS All County Chorus Festival. This chorus is a group of 500+ students from elementary schools from across the county that work on various musical selections and then come together in March to perform as a group.

This year, Bonnie Brae Elementary had 6 students chosen to participate in this chorus! For several months, these students have been meeting once a week at 7:30am to learn and practice the songs and they did so with beautiful smiles and enthusiasm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a live audience was not allowed to view the performance. The performance was recorded and is being broadcasted at various times on Channel 21. We are very proud of our Bonnie Brae students and want to highlight their accomplishment!

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 7:00pm, Miss Warr and Mrs. Oedemann will host a virtual watch party on Zoom for Bonnie Brae families to view the All-County Chorus Festival performance. (Meeting ID: 949 3781 5327 / Passcode: 541821 /Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC))

Please feel free to join us using the link above. See you Tuesday!

Miss Warr & Mrs. Oedemann

Parent Coffee

As a reminder, we will be hosting our monthly Parent Coffee on Wednesday, April 20 with our administrative team. In addition, we will have members from our mental health team sharing some practical mindfulness strategies. Please join us on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:00 - 11:00am via Zoom to learn some mindfulness strategies. Our administrative team will also be available to answer any questions or wonderings families might have.  

April: Arab American Heritage Month  

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. 

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. There are approximately 3.7 million Arab Americans in the U.S.

April: Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Here at Bonnie Brae, we hope to celebrate our Military Connected Youth by honoring them on the three Wednesdays in April. Please join us in showing support on the following days:

  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia’s military children.
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors.

Read more about the Month of the Military Child.

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th, 6:00 - 7:00pm

*doors open at 5:45pm 

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by filling out the Family Curriculum Night Interest Form. Be on the lookout for more details soon. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students. Please review the AAP Spring Newsletter here (English / Spanish) to learn more about the levels of service as well as find links to referral forms and the AAP website.

 

Please reach out to Kaitlin Burg at [email protected] with any questions regarding the upcoming AAP spring screening timeline.

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

PTO Meeting Reminder

On Thursday, April 21 from 6:00 - 7:00pm, the Bonnie Brae PTO will be hosting the monthly meeting via Zoom.

The Meeting Agenda for April 2022 will be posted here and is also available on the PTO Website. Hope to see you there!

BBES Spring Carnival

Join us on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-8:00pm for the Spring Carnival (Rain date TBD). We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please signup to help at one of the games or to donate a cake for the cake walk at the links below. More carnival details will be released soon!

Volunteers: Bonnie Brae PTO: Bonnie Brae Spring Carnival- Volunteer Signup

Cake Walk Donations: Cake Walk Donation Signup

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6th we will take the time to show our appreciation for our teachers. The past few years have been trying and we have asked our teachers to do more than ever before. We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of teachers in front of our students each day. This year the PTO will be recognizing our teachers with a breakfast on Tuesday, 3 April. We are seeking donations from our wonderful BBES families. If interested, please sign-up here.

PTO Spirit Night Fundraiser

Make your dinner plans easy while helping BBES! On Wednesday, April 20, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Burke Centre Five Guys and mention Bonnie Brae at checkout to earn money for our school. 

Five Guys

Burke Centre Shopping Center

5761 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 19 @ 7:00pm- All County Chorus Watch Party (Zoom)
  • April 20- PTO Spirit Night @ Five Guys
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20 @ 10:00-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors
  • April 28 @ 6:00-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • June 9 - 6th grade promotion save the date (details to come) 

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates March 31

GovDelivery2 months 4 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a great week!  Yesterday marked the end of our 3rd grading period, and it also gave us the chance to meet our newest Scotties during our kindergarten orientation meet & greet. So much fun seeing their smiling faces as they toured the building and met our Bonnie Brae teachers and staff! 

As a reminder, our school and office will be closed next week for Spring Break (April 4-8).     

We will see our students back on Monday, April 11 for the beginning of the 4th quarter. We hope you are all able to take this time to connect as a family and you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Spring Break! 

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Next Week's Events
  • April 4-8- Spring Break
  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue (Month of the Military Child)
Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on April 1; Spring Break Is April 4-8

As a reminder, Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Other People Mindset (OPM)

Character Strength Features: Identifying and appreciating the good in others

Quote of the Week: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust

Kindergarten Orientation- Virtual Information Session

We had a fantastic turnout for our Virtual Information Session for Kindergarten Orientation. We are so excited to meet our new Scotties and their families. If you missed it, the recording is now available. Likewise, if you have a neighbor who's child has turned 5 before 09/30/2017, please pass this message along so that they have the information of what to expect here at BBES.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students. Please review the AAP Spring Newsletter here (English / Spanish) to learn more about the levels of service as well as find links to referral forms and the AAP website.

 

Please reach out to Kaitlin Burg at [email protected] with any questions regarding the upcoming AAP spring screening timeline.

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by visiting the survey website

April 19: Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day on April 19 will include both Class and Individual Photographs. More information can be found on our Spring Picture Day Website page. Order forms will be sent home in a forthcoming Tuesday Folder. 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Picture Day

Spring picture Day is Tuesday, April 19 and we are in need of 3-5 parent volunteers! Volunteers will help organize classes when they arrive to the gym, hand out picture day portrait cards, and help the day run smoothly. Lifetouch will be onsite from 8:30 pm-3:00 pm. Please indicate your interest and availability using this Spring Picture Day Volunteer form. Following, someone will contact you to confirm your time. Thank you in advance!

Autism Awareness T-Shirts - Ability to Purchase Once Again Due to Popular Demand!

We have heard from many families who still wish to purchase a Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt.  Our vendor has been kind enough to open up the online store once again, and orders can be placed through April 9th.  Shirts will be delivered to Bonnie Brae the week of April 18th.  Once again, to receive free shipping use the discount code #BBES.  All parents, students, and staff who are interested in purchasing a Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt, please click on this link.     

April: Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Here at Bonnie Brae, we hope to celebrate our Military Connected Youth by honoring them on the three Wednesdays in April. Please join us in showing support on the following days:

  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue 
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia’s military children.
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors.

Read more about the Month of the Military Child.

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th from 6:00pm -7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by filling out the Family Curriculum Night Interest Form. Be on the lookout for more details soon. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!

Registration for VIP Summer Camp Now Open

What is your middle school child doing this summer? FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th & 8th grade students attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee and students will need to bring a bag lunch to camp each day.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have field trips activities on Fridays to water parks, movies etc.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation will be provided from Robinson to South County Middle School in the mornings and back to Robinson each afternoon.

 

Camp Details

Dates: Wednesday, June 29  - Thursday, July 28, 2022 (no camp July 4 or 5)

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (opens at 8am for parent drop off)

Location: South County Middle School | 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Robinson Secondary School

 

Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here: https://forms.gle/gSJJV9HfUxtz2rFP8  

 

Registration Fee:  $50 – Payable once you receive an email confirmation that your child has been accepted into camp. Payment is due no later than May 6th to secure your child’s spot in camp!

 

Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the camp fee, contact Mary Aunon by emailing [email protected] prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 10, 2022.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check; please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

 

School Contact: Mary Aunon, After School Program Specialist, Robinson Secondary School | [email protected]

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • April 4-8- Spring Break
  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue 
  • April 15- Good Friday
  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20 @ 10:00am-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors
  • April 28 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Wednesday Reminders

GovDelivery2 months 4 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Reminders for This Week
  • March 31- Autism Awareness Day
  • March 31- End of Quarter 3- 2 Hour Early Release at 1:15pm 
  • March 31 @ 2:00pm-3:15pm - Kindergarten In-Person Meet & Greet 
  • April 1- Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • April 4-8- Spring Break
Autism Awareness Day at BBES

Tomorrow is Autism Awareness Day at Bonnie Brae! Remember to show your support of Autism Awareness and wear your Autism Awareness Month T-Shirt or Blue Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear on Thursday, March 31. 

Calendar Reminder: Early Dismissal on March 31 and Student Holiday on April 1; Spring Break Is April 4-8

As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Kindergarten Orientation 

Today we had a successful virtual kindergarten orientation. As a reminder, tomorrow we will be hosting our in-person portion of our orientation. Any families with a rising kindergartener are welcome to attend. Please register below. Families and students are invited to attend. 

In-Person Meet & Greet / Building Tour - March 31st from 2:00pm-3:15pm

Essential locations building tour and meeting key staff members.

Please register here or edit your response at this link. Each registrant will be assigned to a color group.

Schedule: Below is the schedule that we will follow. Each color group will start at a different location and will be able to visit all essential locations. We will be sending out a unique schedule to all registered families.

  • 1:45-2:00 Arrival at main entrance (Door 1)
  • 2:00-2:10 Location 1
  • 2:12-2:22 Location 2
  • 2:24-2:34 Location 3
  • 2:36-2:46 Location 4
  • 2:48-2:58 Location 5
  • 3:00-3:10 Location 6
  • 3:10-3:30 Playground and meet PTO

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Kindergarten Orientation/Registration

GovDelivery3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Last Call - Kindergarten Orientation Registration

Bonnie Brae ES will be hosting a two part Kindergarten Orientation session.

Part I: Virtual Orientation - March 30th from 9-10am

Expectations for and preview of the upcoming Kindergarten school year.

Please register here or edit your response at this link.

We will be sending out a virtual meeting link to all registered families.

Part II: In-Person Meet & Greet / Building Tour - March 31st from 2-3:15pm

Essential locations building tour and meeting key staff members.

Please register here or edit your response at this link. Each registrant will be assigned to a color group.

Schedule: Below is the schedule that we will follow. Each color group will start at a different location and will be able to visit all essential locations. We will be sending out a unique schedule to all registered families.

  • 1:45-2:00 Arrival at main entrance (Door 1)
  • 2:00-2:10 Location 1
  • 2:12-2:22 Location 2
  • 2:24-2:34 Location 3
  • 2:36-2:46 Location 4
  • 2:48-2:58 Location 5
  • 3:00-3:10 Location 6
  • 3:10-3:30 Playground and meet PTO
Kindergarten 2022-23 School Year Registration

To plan for sufficient staffing to support your child, we request that you begin the registration process as soon as possible.

Registration information and forms are available online.

Contact person: Jenny Martinez 

Eligibility: a child who will be age 5 on or before September 30, 2022. (Children born after September 30, 2017 are ineligible to attend kindergarten for the upcoming school year).

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates March 18

GovDelivery3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a great spirit day today!  It was awesome to see our Scottie community show their spirit with their retro/decades day gear!  Check out the video below for some highlights from the day!

On Thursday we show our support for Autism Awareness and encourage students and staff to wear blue or their Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt.  For families and students who ordered Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirts, they will be distributed to students this week.  On Fridays throughout the month of April we will encourage our Scottie community to wear blue or their Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt. 

We can't wait to meet our newest Scotties this week during kindergarten orientation, which takes place on Wednesday March 30th and Thursday March 31st. Details (included below) were recently sent out to registered participants. If you registered and did not receive a link, please reach out to our office at 703-321-3900.

Have a great weekend with your family.  Go Scotties!

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Scotties Rockin' Their Rad Retro Wear! Next Week's Events Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Humor

Character Strength Features: You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people. 

Quote of the Week: “Find happiness in ordinary things and keep your sense of humor” -Boyd K. Packer

Autism Awareness Day @ BBES

Remember to show your support of Autism Awareness and wear your Autism Awareness Month T-Shirt or Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear on Thursday, March 31.

Kindergarten Orientation Details

Bonnie Brae ES will be hosting two Kindergarten Orientation sessions in just two short weeks! Following are the important information regarding the sessions:

  • Weds., March 30th  at 9:00am -10:00am - Virtual Information Session (meeting link will be emailed to registered families)
  • Thurs., March 31st  at 2:00pm-3:30pm     -In-Person Meet & Greet + Building Tour  

Please visit our K Orientation Website Page to register and learn about our orientation details.

Click here to Register for Kindergarten for 2022-2023 school year 

Arrival & Dismissal Safety

The safety of our students, parents, and staff continues to be our top priority.  Please see below for reminders of important safety procedures implemented here at Bonnie Brae during arrival and dismissal. 

BUS LOOP

  • In order for our buses to arrive and exit in a timely manner (to service the entire county), the bus loop needs to be clear of all personal vehicles at the following times:
    • 8:10-8:45 am
    • 3:00-3:45 pm

KISS & RIDE

  • Speed Limit: <5 MPH
  • Any students arriving by car must utilize the Kiss & Ride loop (or park in a designated parking space along Sideburn Road, with an adult walking their child to the front entrance)
  • Yield to all pedestrians in the Kiss & Ride/parking lot entrance and be on the lookout for staff members helping students / parents cross the entry way
  • When waiting to turn into Kiss & Ride, keep the entry and exit lanes clear of vehicles so students can cross safely with staff assistance
  • When departing the Kiss & Ride loop, please only turn right onto Sideburn Road
  • Only utilize parking along Sideburn Road that is designated for parking.  “Double parking” is not permitted by Fairfax County and is a safety hazard to all arriving/departing students and families. 
  • U-Turns on Sideburn Road are prohibited by Fairfax County

WALKERS

  • Please continue to use the sidewalks to ensure safety of staff, students, community, and bus drivers
  • Students and families should cross Sideburn Road at the designated crosswalk by Nellie White Ln.

 

BBES Building Renovation Plans

In November, the Building Renovation Plans were released to our community during a PTO meeting. We would like to pass along those presentation slides for any family who may have missed that meeting. Renovation is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023 and continue through spring of 2025.

April: Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Here at Bonnie Brae, we hope to celebrate our Military Connected Youth by honoring them on the three Wednesdays in April. Please join us in showing support on the following days:

  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue 
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia’s military children.
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors.

Read more about the Month of the Military Child.

April 19: Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day on April 19 will include both Class and Individual Photographs. More information can be found on our Spring Picture Day Website page. Order forms will be sent home in a forthcoming Tuesday Folder. 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Picture Day

Spring picture Day is Tuesday, April 19 and we are in need of 3-5 parent volunteers! Volunteers will help organize classes when they arrive to the gym, hand out picture day portrait cards, and help the day run smoothly. Lifetouch will be onsite from 8:30-3:00 pm. Please indicate your interest and availability using this Spring Picture Day Volunteer form. Following, someone will contact you to confirm your time. Thank you in advance!

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th from 6:00pm -7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by filling out the Family Curriculum Night Interest Form. Be on the lookout for more details soon. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!

Online Tutoring Support

Available soon, FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. A forthcoming email will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

Save the Date! SOL Test Dates for Grades 3-6

SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will occur in May. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials, [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

Cafeteria Host at BBES

Bonnie Brae is currently in search of a Cafeteria Host. Our Cafeteria Host helps our community of students by welcoming them into the cafeteria, helping our younger students open lunch items, and ensure that our cafeteria runs safely and smoothly.

Interested applicants should email Kathy Rials, [email protected] to apply.

Next Steps: Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

Read, read, read! Don't forget that Read-A-Thon continues through Sunday, March 27th. Once you have your completed reading log with the total number of pages read tallied, it's time to collect your pledges and flat donations. Cash or checks are accepted and checks should be made out to the Bonnie Brae PTO. Please return your clearly marked pledge sheets, reading logs, and donations to your teacher or the BBES Front Office no later than Wednesday, March 30th. Winners will be announced the week after Spring Break. Thank you for your support and keep reading!

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • March 30 @ 9:00am-10:00am - Kindergarten Virtual Orientation
  • March 31- Autism Awareness Day
  • March 31- End of Quarter 3- 2 Hour Early Release
  • March 31 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm - Kindergarten In-Person Meet & Greet 
  • April 1- Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • April 4-8- Spring Break
  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue 
  • April 15- Good Friday
  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20 @ 10:00-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors
  • April 28 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES Updates March 18

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a great week it has been here at Bonnie Brae!  We are looking forward to our PTO Read-a-Thon fundraiser that begins next week.  Read, read, read!!

Next week on Friday, March 25 is our next Bonnie Brae spirit day -- Retro/Decades Day!  Wear your retro gear or Bonnie Brae spirit wear to show your Scottie spirit!  In two weeks, on March 30 at 9 AM we will hold our virtual kindergarten orientation, and on March 31 at 2 PM our in-person kindergarten meet & greet and tours.  Details on these great events below. 

Enjoy the fantastic early spring weather, and have a great weekend with your family!  

 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Welcome to our New "Week at a Glance" feature. We hope to more clearly highlight the events happening in the upcoming week for our families below.

Next Week's Events
  • March 21-27- Read-A-Thon Week!
  • March 25- SCA Spirit Day- Retro/Decades Day
Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Make-up Week/Mindfulness

Character Strength Features: This week will be used by teachers to focus and dig deeper on a previously taught Character Strength while also focusing on Mindfulness.

 

BBES SCA Spirit Day

Our next spirit day will be Friday, March 25th--Retro Day! Look through your closet and find anything representing any decade you like!  Tie-dye?  Groovy!  Bell-Bottoms?  No problem!  We would love to see what you come up with. 

Kindergarten Orientation Details

Bonnie Brae ES will be hosting two Kindergarten Orientation sessions in just two short weeks! Following are the important information regarding the sessions:

  • Weds., March 30th  at 9:00am -10:00am - Virtual Information Session (meeting link will be emailed to registered families)
  • Thurs., March 31st  at 2:00pm-3:30pm     -In-Person Meet & Greet + Building Tour  

Please visit our K Orientation Website Page to register and learn about our orientation details.

Click here to Register for Kindergarten for 2022-2023 school year 

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th from 6:00pm -7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by filling out the Family Curriculum Night Interest Form. Be on the lookout for more details soon. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!

Parent Coffee Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our monthly Parent Coffee. The recording is now available with the passcode: kr3J#nrB#M

Save the Date! SOL Test Dates for Grades 3-6

SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will occur in May. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials at [email protected]

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

Online Tutoring Support

Available soon, FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. A forthcoming email will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.

Cafeteria Host at BBES

Bonnie Brae is currently in search of a Cafeteria Host. Our Cafeteria Host helps our community of students by welcoming them into the cafeteria, helping our younger students open lunch items, and ensure that our cafeteria runs safely and smoothly.

Interested applicants should email Kathy Rials, [email protected] to apply.

Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

The Bonnie Brae ES PTO is planning a Read-a-thon Fundraiser as a send-off to National Reading Month. Grow your love for reading and help raise funds for the BBES Specials Programs! This year's Read-A-Thon will be held March 21st-27th. Pledge Sheets and Reading Logs will be sent home in next week's Tuesday Folders. 

Prizes will be awarded to one student per grade-level and two classes with the highest total pages read! Completed pledges, donations, and Reading Logs and donations can be submitted to your child's classroom teacher, the front office, or email [email protected].  Winners will be announced following Spring Break! All proceeds will go towards the BBES Specials Programs this year.

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

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

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

Bonnie Brae ES PTO Reminder

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

PTO Meeting Reminder: Tomorrow

The March PTO Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 17 at 6:00pm via Zoom.. All are welcome to attend! The agenda and February meeting minutes can be found on the BBES PTO website. We hope to see many new and returning faces online tomorrow.

The Meeting Agenda for March 2022 is available and will also be posted on the PTO Website. Hope to see you there!

Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

The Bonnie Brae ES PTO is planning a Read-a-thon Fundraiser as a send-off to National Reading Month. Grow your love for reading and help raise funds for the BBES Specials Programs! This year's Read-A-Thon will be held March 21st-27th. Pledge Sheets and Reading Logs will be sent home in next week's Tuesday Folders. Additional pledge sheet and information can be found on our Bonnie Brae Website.

Prizes will be awarded to one student per grade-level and two classes with the highest total pages read! Completed pledges, donations, and Reading Logs and donations can be submitted to your child's classroom teacher, the front office, or email [email protected].  Winners will be announced following Spring Break! All proceeds will go towards the BBES Specials Programs this year.

Bonnie Brae PTO 

Bonnie Brae PTO Website

  • March 17- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • March 21-27- Read-A-Thon Week!
  • March 30- Kindergarten Virtual Orientation
  • March 31- Autism Awareness Day
  • March 31- End of Quarter 3- 2 Hour Early Release
  • March 31- Kindergarten In-Person Orientation Meet & Greet
  • April 1- Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • April 4-8- Spring Break

View the 2021-2022 School Calendar

Bonnie Brae Hours of Operation

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructional Hours

8:20 AM - 3:15 PM

Front Office

(703) 321 - 3900

 

These messages are also archived on our website

Subscribe to News You Choose emails. 

Bonnie Brae Elementary

@BonnieBraeES

Bonnie Brae ES Website

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

36 seconds ago
Bonnie Brae Elementary School News and announcements
http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml Subscribe to GovDelivery feed