Scottie Tales for the week of March 15

A Note From Your Principal

Tomorrow, we welcome back Scotties in Grades 3-6 to the building and we couldn't be more excited to see them. If your Scottie is returning tomorrow please be sure that your student knows how they are getting home, has all the supplies they need including an extra mask, and you have completed the Health Screening Commitment Form which is linked at the bottom. 

As we have had students in the building for the past two weeks we have some changes to procedures that we need to remind you about. 

Kiss & Ride- If you are utilizing Kiss & Ride, please be sure your student is sitting on the passenger side of the car. Students will need to enter and exit your car on the passenger side during drop off and pick up for safety reasons. If your student needs to be buckled into a car seat, please consider parking and picking your student up as a walker to avoid holding up the line.   

Kiss & Ride Exit- When you are leaving Bonnie Brae after dropping off or picking up your student you MUST make a right out of the parking lot onto Sideburn Rd. Fairfax Police have notified the school that they will be out on Sideburn ticketing those drivers that do not follow this traffic pattern. 

Breakfast- As stated at the Parent / Principal Townhall meetings, breakfast and lunch are available at no cost to you for the remainder of the school year. Please remind your student that if they want breakfast it is available to pick up in the lobby or at doorway 3 when entering from kiss and ride. Please remind your student to pick one up if they need it. 

Science Time- With the amazing support of the PTO we are having our fist virtual assembly on March 22 immediately following your students morning meeting. Students experience the amazing Mr. Hagerman and his wonderful experiments for all to enjoy. Check out this short video for a preview of his show. Teachers will provide students with the virtual link after morning meeting to join the fun!

As we return routines and procedures are being updated and tweaked to ensure we are operating at our full potential. Please be patient. With new guidelines and strict social distancing protocols, things will take a little longer than usual. If you feel things are taking too long or have another suggestion how we might be able to change a protocol we have, please refrain from stopping the staff when they are at their arrival or dismissal post. Instead, feel free to come to our next PTO meeting and join in a reflective dialogue on how the BBES return to in-person-learning has been going. We would love to hear from you. 

National Reading Month is also celebrated in the month of March and we are excited to partner with our amazing PTO to celebrate reading. This month the PTO is sponsoring a Read-a-thon with prizes awarded to the classes that read the most. For more information on this and more please visit our Read-a-thon section on the school website. When you visit the website be on the lookout for your favorite Bonnie Brae staff member reading their favorite book. 

Health Screening Commitment Form

If your student(s) are coming back to in-person instruction, the county is asking you to complete the Parent/ Guardian Health Screening Commitment form either in paper or in ParentVue prior to the return of your student(s) group. Please visit the FCPS website for more information on the Commitment Form.


As your return date gets closer, transportation information will be available through ParentVue. Please login to get the most current bus stop and route information from there. If you do not have a ParentVue account reach out to our Technology Specialist, Erica Demick ( for assistance.

As indicated in previous editions of the Scottie Takes, our bell schedule has changed as of February. Please take a few minutes to check out the New Bell Schedule to find your grade level specific schedule. 

As always, we are going to come out stronger because of each other. Stay safe, take care of yourself and take care of each other. 


Principal Skerker


Upcoming Events

  • March - Read-a-thon ongoing all month
  • March 18 - PTO Meeting 
  • March 19 - PTO STEAM Night 2 
  • March 19 - BBES Celebrate the Students begins
  • March 22- PTO sponsored Virtual Science Assembly
  • March 24 & 25 - Spring School Picture Day
  • March 26 - 2 hour early release - Spring Break Begins
  • April 5 - No School - Teacher Workday

Celebrate the Students

Shhhhh, don't spoil the surprise! We want to celebrate the growth, resiliency, strength of the students at Bonnie Brae during this time. Starting after school March 19 there will be a bucket of sidewalk chalk by the front doors the school. Over the weekend and throughout the week, without your students knowing swing by the school and leave a message of encouragement and support for our students to see as they come to school this week. Let's fill up the sidewalks of our school with messages for all our students. #Scottiepride

School Picture Day

Spring Pictures will be happening March 24 and 25 for both in-person and virtual students. Please check the Bonnie Brae website Spring Picture Day page for all your order information, how the days will look, and sign up if you have a virtual student.   

Calling all 5th Graders

If your student is in 5th grade and returning to in-person learning this month than this message is for you. We are looking for fifth graders to help students safely transition to and from school each day. If helping support safety and being a role model for your classmates sounds like it is up your alley sign up to be be one of our 2020-21 school safety patrols today. Complete the following form to start your patrol application now. 

5th / 6th Chorus 

Do you have a 5th or 6th grader who would be interest in chorus this year?

Mrs. Oedemann and Miss Warr are excited to welcome students back to the school! We are hoping, if space and time allow, to hold some sort of choir class this year.

If we are able to hold a choir class, students will wear masks and be socially distant.

If you are a 5th or 6th grade student and are interested in being in choir this year, please fill out the Google Form below! This form is not a sign up for choir but simply a form to gauge interest. More information to come!

Calling All Rising Kindergartners

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2021?  If so, Bonnie Brae will be hosting three Kindergarten Registration days: 

Monday, April 5th from 12-4 pm

Monday, April 12th from 9:30 am-2:00 pm

Monday, April 19th from 4-7 pm.

Please use the following link REGISTER HERE to schedule a time for in-person registration.

All kindergarten requirements and registration forms can be found on the Fairfax County website at  Please complete these forms and bring them with you, as well as proof of address, an original birth certificate, parent ID and record of a physical examination. Physicals need to be dated August 23, 2020 or after and may be provided at a later time.

If you prefer, you have the option of emailing the completed forms to Michele McLaughlin at You can either bring the other documentation with you to one of our in-person registration days or email Michele for an appointment. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that only enrolling parents come to registration.

Spread the word that Bonnie Brae Kindergarten Registration is now open to family and friends in your neighborhood!



Stem night

GS spring break

lasagna love flyer

Looking for a way for your family to help a neighbor? Consider volunteering your family's culunary skills and joining the Lasagna Love network.


Resources from the BBES Mental Health team

If you are ever in need of support for your students the mental health team at Bonnie Brae is here for you. Whether it be for a family transition, anxiety over the pandemic, or something else you might need support with our counselors, social worker and psychologist are an email away. There is a bounty of resources as well as staff contact information at on the Bonnie Brae website in the Mental Health & Student Wellness section which you can access at the link below.

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