Bonnie Brae ES Updates April 15



Mrs. Clark’s First Graders have worked hard in our school garden this week. Students collaborated to plan a Salad Garden and worked together to clean, till, and sew seeds into the soil. They even wore their Science hats and wrote down observations and notes in their own notebooks. We can't wait to see how their hard work will pay off!


Next Week's Events

  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 19 @ 7:00pm- All County Chorus Watch Party (Zoom)
  • April 20- Purple Up! Wear purple to support Virginia's Military Children
  • April 20- PTO Spirit Night @ Five Guys
  • April 20 @ 10:00-11:00am- Parent Coffee (Zoom)
  • April 21 @ 6:00-7:00pm- PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • April 23- Yearbook Order Deadline

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Character Strength Features: You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

Quote of the Week: “Appreciation is a beautiful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -VOLTAIRE


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. 

All County Chorus Watch Party


Hello BBES Community! Each year, the 6th grade choir students can audition for the FCPS All County Chorus Festival. This chorus is a group of 500+ students from elementary schools from across the county that work on various musical selections and then come together in March to perform as a group.

This year, Bonnie Brae Elementary had 6 students chosen to participate in this chorus! For several months, these students have been meeting once a week at 7:30am to learn and practice the songs and they did so with beautiful smiles and enthusiasm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a live audience was not allowed to view the performance. The performance was recorded and is being broadcasted at various times on Channel 21. We are very proud of our Bonnie Brae students and want to highlight their accomplishment!

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 7:00pm, Miss Warr and Mrs. Oedemann will host a virtual watch party on Zoom for Bonnie Brae families to view the All-County Chorus Festival performance. (Meeting ID: 949 3781 5327 / Passcode: 541821 /Dial by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC))

Please feel free to join us using the link above. See you Tuesday!

Miss Warr & Mrs. Oedemann


Parent Coffee

As a reminder, we will be hosting our monthly Parent Coffee on Wednesday, April 20 with our administrative team. In addition, we will have members from our mental health team sharing some practical mindfulness strategies. Please join us on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:00 - 11:00am via Zoom to learn some mindfulness strategies. Our administrative team will also be available to answer any questions or wonderings families might have.  

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April: Arab American Heritage Month  

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. 

Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. There are approximately 3.7 million Arab Americans in the U.S.


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 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, 6:00 - 7:00pm

*doors open at 5:45pm 

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!

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.

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.

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PTO Meeting Reminder

On Thursday, April 21 from 6:00 - 7:00pm, the Bonnie Brae PTO will be hosting the monthly meeting via Zoom.

The Meeting Agenda for April 2022 will be posted here and is also available on the PTO Website. Hope to see you there!


BBES Spring Carnival

Join us on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-8:00pm for the Spring Carnival (Rain date TBD). We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please signup to help at one of the games or to donate a cake for the cake walk at the links below. More carnival details will be released soon!

Volunteers: Bonnie Brae PTO: Bonnie Brae Spring Carnival- Volunteer Signup

Cake Walk Donations: Cake Walk Donation Signup

Teacher Appreciation Week


May 2-6th we will take the time to show our appreciation for our teachers. The past few years have been trying and we have asked our teachers to do more than ever before. We are so lucky to have such an amazing group of teachers in front of our students each day. This year the PTO will be recognizing our teachers with a breakfast on Tuesday, 3 April. We are seeking donations from our wonderful BBES families. If interested, please sign-up here.


PTO Spirit Night Fundraiser

Make your dinner plans easy while helping BBES! On Wednesday, April 20, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Burke Centre Five Guys and mention Bonnie Brae at checkout to earn money for our school. 

Five Guys

Burke Centre Shopping Center

5761 Burke Centre Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015


Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations


View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • April 19- Spring Picture Day (Individual & Class Photo)
  • April 19 @ 7:00pm- All County Chorus Watch Party (Zoom)
  • April 20- PTO Spirit Night @ Five Guys
  • 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 @ 6:00-7:00pm - Family Curriculum Night 
  • May 2- Eid al Fitr
  • May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • June 9 - 6th grade promotion save the date (details to come) 

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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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