Bonnie Brae ES Updates December 3

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 0 positive COVID-19 cases this week.

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.

Student Quarantine

FCPS Return to In-Person Instruction and FCPS Activities Options

For students who are temporarily paused due to COVID exposure, they will be following the below quarantining guidelines (families will have 3 options). SACC will maintain the 14 day quarantining period only.

Additionally, if needed, please reference the available COVID diagnostic testing sites for students and staff.

  14-day 10-day 7-day with Negative Test (effective Dec. 6th)
Return Day Day 15 Day 11 Day 8 or later
Return Conditions Symptom free Symptom free

Symptom free 


Negative Rapid Antigen or PCR test taken Day 5 of quarantine or later

Required Documents to be Submitted to School SARA Alert Clearance Letter from Health Department

FCPS Pause Letter indicating return date (exposure in school)


Return Letter for Outside Exposures indicating return date (exposure outside of school - parent must request letter from school as soon as student is quarantined by the HD)

Proof of Negative Test taken on Day 5 of Quarantine or later


FCPS Pause Letter inidicating return date (exposure in school)


Return Letter for Outside Exposures indicating return date (exposure outside of school - parent must request letter from school as soon as student is quarantined by the HD)


NEW: COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Available for All Students

All students now have access to COVID-19 drive-through diagnostic testing at locations across the county, including one in each of the FCPS school regions. Students who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to test quickly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Testing is also a step in the return to school process following illness or exposure.

A full list of locations and schedules is available on our website.

Appointments are not required but families must register through FCPS’ secure online portal before testing.

More information about FCPS’ COVID-19 testing program, including diagnostic testing, is available online.

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

We continue to work to empower students to build positive relationships through the Positivity Project. For the next week, the focus will be on  Other People Mindset: Knowing my words and actions affect others. 

Everything that you do and say can affect people in a positive way. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”

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

Reminder:  Window for AAP Level IV (full-time) Referrals to Close December 15, 2021

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to  Kaitlin Burg, Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, no later than December 15

The window to submit an AAP Level IV Referral Form is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Level IV services can be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Kaitlin Burg Referrals for AAP Levels II-III (part-time services) are screened at the local school. 

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Bonnie Brae Elementary School.


Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN). Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors.

This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme is “Rebuilding our Inclusive Community Together.” Join us in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week December 6-12, 2021! Learn more here.

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 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


Calendar Reminder and Cultural Observance Day: Bodhi Day, December 8 

Wednesday, December 8 (Bodhi Day), is a religious and cultural observance day. Religious and cultural observances are designed to allow students the opportunity to miss school for observances not already designated as school holidays.

  • December 3- PTO Virtual Paint Night (7:00- 8:00 PM)
  • December 6-12- Inclusive Schools Week
  • December 8- Bodhi Day
  • December 15- Parent Coffee (10:00 - 11:00 AM - Zoom)
  • December 16- PTO Meeting (6:00 - 7:00 PM - Zoom)
  • December 20-31- Winter Break

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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