Bonnie Brae ES Updates November 12

Principals' Message

Happy Friday Bonnie Brae Community,

We are grateful each and every week for the veterans in the Bonnie Brae Community. If you haven't had the opportunity to view our virtual Veterans Day concert, please click the link below. It is one of many ways we were able to honor our veterans at BBES this week. Looking ahead to next week we are going to be hosting our November Principal's Coffee on Wednesday, November 17th at 10:00am. Our focus will be on student wellness in the area of Media Balance and Well-Being with our  Erica Demick who is our Bonnie Brae School Based Technology Specialist. In addition, Caitlin Burg, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher will be hosting a virtual information meeting on Advanced Academics on November 18 at 10:00am and 5:00pm hosted by Kaitlin Burg. We hope your children had a wonderful week and we are looking forward to seeing them back on Monday. 




Dwayne Young, Interim Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal

Stop The Spread

COVID Weekly Update

Every week, we will provide an update on our COVID-19 status to keep you informed. Parents interested in following the daily case reporting can refer to the COVID-19 Dashboard on the FCPS website. If you have any questions about how we are staying safe so we can keep learning in person, please contact the BBES office at 703-321-3900. 

Bonnie Brae reports 1 positive COVID-19 case this week. 1 is a student and 0 are staff.

3 students and staff will be learning and teaching remotely while in a pause, quarantine, or isolation. 

Remember, do your part to keep our school safe: Wear your mask, get vaccinated if you are eligible, practice healthy hygiene, and stay home when you are sick.

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

We continue to work to empower students to build positive relationships through the Positivity Project. For the next two  week's leading up to Thanksgiving, the focus will be on  Gratitude.

You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen. “Be thankful for what you have.”

To learn more about the Positivity Project and the 24 character strengths, click here.

Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day Virtual Concert

Fourth Grade honored the individuals who have served our country through music. The 4th grade students worked hard to learn songs about and to honor  our Veterans. This year, the 4th grade presented this concert virtually. We encourage you to share this presentation with your family, friends, and a Veteran! 

Below, Second Graders had the opportunity to listen to Col. Krafchick share his experience as a Veteran! Col. Krafchick has been a member of the BBES community and a father of two former Scotties! We are grateful for his service to our country and the time he gave to share his story today with the students!

Today and everyday, we are so grateful for our Veterans and the great sacrifice they have made to serve our country.


Parent Coffee Meeting

Every month, our Administrative Team offers an opportunity for our community to come together and hear about happenings at BBES! Please join us next Wednesday, November 17 from 10:00 - 11:00 am via Zoom.

This month, our School-based Technology Specialist, Erica Demick, will be joining us as we focus on Student Wellness in the area of Media Balance and Well-being

This session will help parents:

  • Understand developmental factors to consider
  • How to proactively prepare and establish boundaries with your child
  • How to respond to challenges when they arise


Media Balance & Well-being

AAP Level IV Information Meeting

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program with differentiated instruction in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science). 

Parents may join our virtual informational meeting on November 18 at 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM hosted by Kaitlin Burg (Advanced Academic Resource Teacher) to learn about Level IV services and how students are screened. 

Our virtual meeting will be held in Zoom- Meeting ID: 955 1530 7598 and Passcode: 971462

Preschool Transition to Kindergarten

For our pre-school parents, FCPS holds Parent Meetings/Information Sessions to discuss the transition to Kindergarten. Please review the linked flyer for the meeting information.  If you are planning to attend one of the meetings, please email Dorie Johanns. Bonnie Brae is a school in Region 4, however, FCPS will share the same information at all of the meetings if you cannot attend the designated Region 4 meeting.  If you have any questions after the meeting, please reach out to Dorie Johanns to further discuss your child’s transition to Kindergarten. 


Saturday Enrichment Program through William & Mary University

William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to share their Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) with your family.  SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning.  The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.   There are spring virtual courses available in the areas of engineering, music, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more.  Visit the website or view the flyer for more information and to register

Thanksgiving Luncheon Update

Due to vendor and transportation issues, Food Services shared that schools will not be serving Thanksgiving lunch this year. Traditionally, this was also a community event where parents came in to support. However, due to safety protocols, this will not be happening this year.

give thanks

award ribbon

Outstanding Staff Nominations

Every year, parents, staff members, and the community have an opportunity to nominate Outstanding Employees at our school. Nominations can be made for Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Professional Employee, and Outstanding Operational Employee. If you'd like to nominate one or more of our amazing staff members, please review this Nomination Guide and complete the Nomination Form. Thank you for recognizing the great work happening here at school. 

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares

The FCPS Cares Program 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. 


PTO Meeting Reminder

Have you heard about the upcoming renovations at BBES? The FCPS Office of Design and Construction will be joining the PTO meeting on Thursday, November 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM to discuss preliminary plans. It will be a great opportunity to hear about the exciting new addition to Bonnie Brae and have your questions answered. The meeting will be held via Zoom.

Hands In

Virtual Paint Night

Join us for a night of virtual fun on Friday, December 3 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM! Put on your painters' cap and follow along with Bonnie Brae's very own art teacher Mrs. Fuller!

Register by Monday, Nov. 29thRegistration Link Here.

PTO Event Volunteers Needed!

There are many opportunities to volunteer or serve as a committee chair/member. We are also looking to fill 2 vacant Board Positions! 

Please contact for more information on the PTO Activities listed below:

  • PTO EVENTS.  Movie Nights, Bingo Night, Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Luncheon, STEAM Fair / BBES Art Fair, Dances, Spring Carnival, Field Day, Multicultural Night 
  • PTO FUNDRAISING. Corporate Sponsorship Liaisons, Restaurant Nights, Fall Fundraiser - Charleston Wrap, Spring Fundraiser – Read-a-Thon
  • PTO PROGRAMS. After School Enrichment, Teacher Taught Enrichment Classes, School Assemblies
  • BBES SUPPORT. Staff Appreciation Activities, Garden/Campus Cleanup, Military & New Family Liaisons, Diversity Committee, Inclusion Committee, Rising Kindergarten Activities, Watch D.O.G.S.
  • PTO SUPPORT. Facebook Page and Website, Membership/Community Communications, Volunteer Coordinators, Financial Reconciliation Committee, Election Nominating Committee

PTO Membership 


Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations

  • November 17- Parent Coffee (10:00 - 11:00 AM - Zoom)
  • November 18- AAP Level IV Meeting (10am or 5 pm- Zoom), PTO Meeting (6:00 - 7:00 PM- Zoom), 
  • November 24-26- Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  • December 3- PTO Virtual Paint Night (7:00- 8:00 PM)

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



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