Bonnie Brae ES Updates March 31

Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

What a great week!  Yesterday marked the end of our 3rd grading period, and it also gave us the chance to meet our newest Scotties during our kindergarten orientation meet & greet. So much fun seeing their smiling faces as they toured the building and met our Bonnie Brae teachers and staff! 

As a reminder, our school and office will be closed next week for Spring Break (April 4-8).     

We will see our students back on Monday, April 11 for the beginning of the 4th quarter. We hope you are all able to take this time to connect as a family and you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Spring Break! 


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Autism Awareness Month


Next Week's Events

  • April 4-8- Spring Break
  • April 13- Wear military insignias and/or patriotic red, white, and blue (Month of the Military Child)

Calendar Reminder

Calendar Reminder: Student Holiday on April 1; Spring Break Is April 4-8

As a reminder, Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Other People Mindset (OPM)

Character Strength Features: Identifying and appreciating the good in others

Quote of the Week: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust

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Kindergarten Orientation- Virtual Information Session

We had a fantastic turnout for our Virtual Information Session for Kindergarten Orientation. We are so excited to meet our new Scotties and their families. If you missed it, the recording is now available. Likewise, if you have a neighbor who's child has turned 5 before 09/30/2017, please pass this message along so that they have the information of what to expect here at BBES.


Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Elementary Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students. Please review the AAP Spring Newsletter here (English / Spanish) to learn more about the levels of service as well as find links to referral forms and the AAP website.


Please reach out to Kaitlin Burg at with any questions regarding the upcoming AAP spring screening timeline.

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by visiting the survey website


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 pm-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!


Autism Awareness T-Shirts - Ability to Purchase Once Again Due to Popular Demand!

We have heard from many families who still wish to purchase a Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt.  Our vendor has been kind enough to open up the online store once again, and orders can be placed through April 9th.  Shirts will be delivered to Bonnie Brae the week of April 18th.  Once again, to receive free shipping use the discount code #BBES.  All parents, students, and staff who are interested in purchasing a Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirt, please click on this link.     


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.

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!


Registration for VIP Summer Camp Now Open

What is your middle school child doing this summer? FCPS and the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th & 8th grade students attending Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County Middle Schools. There is a $50 camp supply fee and students will need to bring a bag lunch to camp each day.  Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, doing arts and crafts and cooking. We will have field trips activities on Fridays to water parks, movies etc.  The staff is comprised of FCPS teachers and support staff, After School Program Specialists, and trained DNCS staff. Transportation will be provided from Robinson to South County Middle School in the mornings and back to Robinson each afternoon.


Camp Details

Dates: Wednesday, June 29  - Thursday, July 28, 2022 (no camp July 4 or 5)

Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm (opens at 8am for parent drop off)

Location: South County Middle School | 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, VA 22079

Transportation:  FCPS bus pick-up and drop-off available at Robinson Secondary School


Registration Procedure:  Use the registration link provided here:  


Registration Fee:  $50 – Payable once you receive an email confirmation that your child has been accepted into camp. Payment is due no later than May 6th to secure your child’s spot in camp!


Refund Policy:  To request a refund of the camp fee, contact Mary Aunon by emailing prior to the cutoff date of Friday, June 10, 2022.  Refund requests submitted after the cutoff date will not be considered. Refunds will be in the form of a check; please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.


School Contact: Mary Aunon, After School Program Specialist, Robinson Secondary School |

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.


View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • 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 @ 10:00am-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00pm-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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