Bonnie Brae ES Updates January 21

Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support and flexibility during our first virtual snow day yesterday. Student attendance exceeded our expectations and we recognize this is a result of the partnership between Bonnie Brae and our families. For the time being, we will continue to have students take home their laptops home daily in the event of weather or if they are out of school for another reason. As a reminder, Monday is a staff development day for our staff and no school for students. We look forward to welcoming back students on Tuesday, January 25th. 




Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

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COVID Weekly Update

Every week, we will provide an update on our COVID-19 status to keep you informed. In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department we have identified more than one student at Bonnie Brae who has reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of January 10 – January 14.  

FCPS also maintains a Covid-19 dashboard that is updated daily with cases from the school and division level. Parents interested in following specific numbers at Bonnie Brae can refer to the COVID-19 Dashboard on the FCPS website to keep you informed and aware throughout the week. 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. 

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

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- Supporting Others When They Struggle.

“A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.” -H.Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Advanced Academic Services in Middle School

AAP services in middle school look a little different than in elementary school. Middle school students may receive services in IB Middle Years Programs, Honors courses, and full-time Advanced Academic services. Please review this document to see how services are provided in middle school and beyond.

Read more about Bonnie Brae's AAP Services.

Winter Concert

Next Week: Winter Concert Information

With current COVID restrictions, our fine arts concert will be held this month on January 28. We will present a livestream and a recording of band (6th Grade), strings (5th/6th Grade), and choir (5th/6th Grade) concert next week! The livestream will begin at 9:15 AM via Zoom on January 28 and families are welcome to join.

We will record the concert during the school day in the morning in the event you cannot attend the livestream. After, we will send the recording via a link to families the following week. 

Below are the dress codes for each performing group.

  • Band: Black bottoms, white tops, and optional winter accessories
  • Choir: Black bottoms, white tops, and optional winter accessories
  • Strings: Black bottoms, white tops, and optional winter accessories

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to sharing this presentation with you! -BBES Music Department

Virtual Instruction

Bonnie Brae's Virtual Learning Plan

We have prepared Virtual Instruction Guide for families detailing all of the necessary information your family will need to join us virtually. Additionally, here are the modified Virtual Learning Schedules for all grade levels and programs. 

FCPS shared that our next snow day and those thereafter will be virtual days running on an approximate two-hour delay schedule.  ALL elementary schools will run from 10:30AM – 3:15PM. See the planned schedule for our snow days below:

Read more about Bonnie Brae's Inclement Weather Plan including grade-level schedules, accessing Virtual Classrooms via Schoology, and Technology Information

Recap to our Parent Coffee

Thank you to those that were able to join us on Wednesday this week at our Parent Coffee. Highlighted was Quarantine and Isolation updates, mask policy, and a tech guide for parents supporting Virtual Instruction.

Our next Parent Coffee will be Wednesday, February 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 via Zoom. We hope to see you there!



Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week

Hate to cook, shuffling kids between activities?! Make dinner easy by joining us for an all week fundraiser to support Bonnie Brae Elementary School PTO! Get your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner @ Chick-Fil-A!

The Bonnie Brae PTO is hosting an event at the Burke Centre Chik Fil A Spirit Week during the week of January 31 – February 4th anytime between 6 AM - 10 PM (5815 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015). 

  • 15% of all orders placed during the entire week will be donated to the PTO.
  • Be sure to mention Bonnie Brae Elementary when placing your order!


Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations


Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, Monday, January 24 (professional development day), are holidays for students. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 25. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

  • January 21- Teacher Work Day
  • January 24- Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
  • January 28- Winter Concert (Zoom)
  • January 31- February 4- Chick Fil A Spirit Week
  • February 16- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • February 17- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • February 21- President's Day (No School)

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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