Scottie Tales for the week of April 19

A Note From Your Principal

We are beyond excited to be welcoming back more Scotties this week. As I shared at the PTO meeting this past Wednesday, we were able to offer all of our students who are attending in-person an opportunity to expand to 4 days a week. Those families that elected to expand to the 4 day per week schedule will begin tomorrow. With more students coming a few changes will need to be put in place to meet the new CDC guidance for safe in-person learning. 

  • Some classes will be eating lunch in the cafeteria and the gym at 6 feet apart. We will be asking parents to come and help out with lunch supervision next week. Please be on the lookout for a signup if you are able to support us. 
  • Students coming 4 days a week will have the option to leave laptops at school Tuesday through Friday. Laptops will go home Friday so students can participate in morning meeting the following Monday. 
  • Chargers need to come to school when the laptop comes. We do not have enough power cords to accommodate all the laptops at this time. To avoid misplacing chargers, please also label it with your student's name using a label or piece of tape. 

There will be additional opportunities for certain students to receive in-person instruction this summer. While information about these programs is still being solidified by the county, the dates for students will be July 12- July 30. More information on the summer learning opportunities will be coming out shortly. 

With all that is going on and changing it is hard to believe we already need to think about the 2021-2022 school year. As the end of this year approaches we are starting preliminary discussions about class groupings for next year and would like your input. Please take a moment to complete the Parent Input Survey give us more insight on your child. Tell us more about the type of learner your child is and the type of learning environment your child thrives in. This information will help us better match your child to one of our amazing teachers. As you fill out the survey, please DO NOT name teachers. Teaching assignments are made to meet the needs of our students and teacher requests will not be honored. The deadline to complete the survey is May 10 by 4PM. 

Lastly, SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will begin next week. By now, all parents/guardians with children in Grades 3-6 should have received communication with information about testing. If you have questions about testing please contact Assistant Principal Bennink ( For more information and a schedule for the SOL testing window please visit the Bonnie Brae website.

Have a great week, make sure you are taking time to get our kids (and ourselves) unplugged and outside.  

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

  • April 20- 4 Day a week opportunity begins for those who were invited
  • April 21- Purple Day wear purple to celebrate Military Child month
  • April 22- Earth Day- Bonnie Brae ES clean up event during recess
  • April 27- SOL testing begins
  • May 3- Teacher Appreciation Week begins
  • May 13- PTO sponsored workshop on keeping kids safe  
  • May 20- PTO Meeting 

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


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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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