Bonnie Brae ES Updates March 18

Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a great spirit day today!  It was awesome to see our Scottie community show their spirit with their retro/decades day gear!  Check out the video below for some highlights from the day!

On Thursday we show our support for Autism Awareness and encourage students and staff to wear blue or their Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt.  For families and students who ordered Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirts, they will be distributed to students this week.  On Fridays throughout the month of April we will encourage our Scottie community to wear blue or their Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt. 

We can't wait to meet our newest Scotties this week during kindergarten orientation, which takes place on Wednesday March 30th and Thursday March 31st. Details (included below) were recently sent out to registered participants. If you registered and did not receive a link, please reach out to our office at 703-321-3900.

Have a great weekend with your family.  Go Scotties!


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Scotties Rockin' Their Rad Retro Wear!

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Next Week's Events

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Humor

Character Strength Features: You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people. 

Quote of the Week: “Find happiness in ordinary things and keep your sense of humor” -Boyd K. Packer

autism awareness

Autism Awareness Day @ BBES

Remember to show your support of Autism Awareness and wear your Autism Awareness Month T-Shirt or Bonnie Brae Spirit Wear on Thursday, March 31.

k orientation flyer

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 

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Arrival & Dismissal Safety

The safety of our students, parents, and staff continues to be our top priority.  Please see below for reminders of important safety procedures implemented here at Bonnie Brae during arrival and dismissal. 


  • In order for our buses to arrive and exit in a timely manner (to service the entire county), the bus loop needs to be clear of all personal vehicles at the following times:
    • 8:10-8:45 am
    • 3:00-3:45 pm


  • Speed Limit: <5 MPH
  • Any students arriving by car must utilize the Kiss & Ride loop (or park in a designated parking space along Sideburn Road, with an adult walking their child to the front entrance)
  • Yield to all pedestrians in the Kiss & Ride/parking lot entrance and be on the lookout for staff members helping students / parents cross the entry way
  • When waiting to turn into Kiss & Ride, keep the entry and exit lanes clear of vehicles so students can cross safely with staff assistance
  • When departing the Kiss & Ride loop, please only turn right onto Sideburn Road
  • Only utilize parking along Sideburn Road that is designated for parking.  “Double parking” is not permitted by Fairfax County and is a safety hazard to all arriving/departing students and families. 
  • U-Turns on Sideburn Road are prohibited by Fairfax County


  • Please continue to use the sidewalks to ensure safety of staff, students, community, and bus drivers
  • Students and families should cross Sideburn Road at the designated crosswalk by Nellie White Ln.




BBES Building Renovation Plans

In November, the Building Renovation Plans were released to our community during a PTO meeting. We would like to pass along those presentation slides for any family who may have missed that meeting. Renovation is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023 and continue through spring of 2025.


April: Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, providing an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of Virginia’s youngest heroes, over 80,000 military connected children.

Here at Bonnie Brae, we hope to celebrate our Military Connected Youth by honoring them on the three Wednesdays in April. Please join us in showing support on the following days:

  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue 
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia’s military children.
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors.

Read more about the Month of the Military Child.


April 19: Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day on April 19 will include both Class and Individual Photographs. More information can be found on our Spring Picture Day Website page. Order forms will be sent home in a forthcoming Tuesday Folder. 

Volunteers Needed for Spring Picture Day

Spring picture Day is Tuesday, April 19 and we are in need of 3-5 parent volunteers! Volunteers will help organize classes when they arrive to the gym, hand out picture day portrait cards, and help the day run smoothly. Lifetouch will be onsite from 8:30-3:00 pm. Please indicate your interest and availability using this Spring Picture Day Volunteer form. Following, someone will contact you to confirm your time. Thank you in advance!

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!


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.

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,

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


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.


Next Steps: Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

Read, read, read! Don't forget that Read-A-Thon continues through Sunday, March 27th. Once you have your completed reading log with the total number of pages read tallied, it's time to collect your pledges and flat donations. Cash or checks are accepted and checks should be made out to the Bonnie Brae PTO. Please return your clearly marked pledge sheets, reading logs, and donations to your teacher or the BBES Front Office no later than Wednesday, March 30th. Winners will be announced the week after Spring Break. Thank you for your support and keep reading!



Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations


View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • March 30 @ 9:00am-10:00am - Kindergarten Virtual Orientation
  • March 31- Autism Awareness Day
  • March 31- End of Quarter 3- 2 Hour Early Release
  • March 31 @ 2:00pm-3:30pm - Kindergarten In-Person Meet & Greet 
  • April 1- Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • April 4-8- Spring Break
  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue 
  • April 15- Good Friday
  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20 @ 10:00-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline
  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors
  • April 28 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr

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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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