Bonnie Brae ES Updates March 18

Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a great week it has been here at Bonnie Brae!  We are looking forward to our PTO Read-a-Thon fundraiser that begins next week.  Read, read, read!!

Next week on Friday, March 25 is our next Bonnie Brae spirit day -- Retro/Decades Day!  Wear your retro gear or Bonnie Brae spirit wear to show your Scottie spirit!  In two weeks, on March 30 at 9 AM we will hold our virtual kindergarten orientation, and on March 31 at 2 PM our in-person kindergarten meet & greet and tours.  Details on these great events below. 

Enjoy the fantastic early spring weather, and have a great weekend with your family!  


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.


Welcome to our New "Week at a Glance" feature. We hope to more clearly highlight the events happening in the upcoming week for our families below.

Next Week's Events

  • March 21-27- Read-A-Thon Week!
  • March 25- SCA Spirit Day- Retro/Decades Day

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Make-up Week/Mindfulness

Character Strength Features: This week will be used by teachers to focus and dig deeper on a previously taught Character Strength while also focusing on Mindfulness.



BBES SCA Spirit Day

Our next spirit day will be Friday, March 25th--Retro Day! Look through your closet and find anything representing any decade you like!  Tie-dye?  Groovy!  Bell-Bottoms?  No problem!  We would love to see what you come up with. 

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Kindergarten Orientation Details

Bonnie Brae ES will be hosting two Kindergarten Orientation sessions in just two short weeks! Following are the important information regarding the sessions:

  • Weds., March 30th  at 9:00am -10:00am - Virtual Information Session (meeting link will be emailed to registered families)
  • Thurs., March 31st  at 2:00pm-3:30pm     -In-Person Meet & Greet + Building Tour  

Please visit our K Orientation Website Page to register and learn about our orientation details.

Click here to Register for Kindergarten for 2022-2023 school year 

Family Curriculum Night

Bonnie Brae is thrilled to host an in-person Family Curriculum Night, and we invite all BBES families to join us for this event!

When: Thursday, April 28th from 6:00pm -7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Why: Partner with staff to learn ways to support our students’ literacy, math, and wellness development!

For our planning purposes, please register to attend by filling out the Family Curriculum Night Interest Form. Be on the lookout for more details soon. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!



Parent Coffee Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our monthly Parent Coffee. The recording is now available with the passcode: kr3J#nrB#M

Save the Date! SOL Test Dates for Grades 3-6

SOL testing for Grades 3-6 will occur in May. The dates for each assessment are available on the Bonnie Brae Website. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

BBES Lunch Volunteer Opportunity  

We are seeking parent volunteers to support our lunch hours. Lunch starts at 10:45am and ends at 1:30pm. As the weather gets nicer we are looking forward to having some of our volunteers support at some of our outdoor learning spaces as well. 

If you are interested in supporting any day(s) of the week on a consistent basis during any portion of our lunch block, please contact Kathy Rials at

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our students and to continue encouraging safety protocols.

Online Tutoring Support


Available soon, FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. A forthcoming email will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website.


Cafeteria Host at BBES

Bonnie Brae is currently in search of a Cafeteria Host. Our Cafeteria Host helps our community of students by welcoming them into the cafeteria, helping our younger students open lunch items, and ensure that our cafeteria runs safely and smoothly.

Interested applicants should email Kathy Rials, to apply.


Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

The Bonnie Brae ES PTO is planning a Read-a-thon Fundraiser as a send-off to National Reading Month. Grow your love for reading and help raise funds for the BBES Specials Programs! This year's Read-A-Thon will be held March 21st-27th. Pledge Sheets and Reading Logs will be sent home in next week's Tuesday Folders. 

Prizes will be awarded to one student per grade-level and two classes with the highest total pages read! Completed pledges, donations, and Reading Logs and donations can be submitted to your child's classroom teacher, the front office, or email  Winners will be announced following Spring Break! All proceeds will go towards the BBES Specials Programs this year.



Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

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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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