Bonnie Brae ES Updates April 22


Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

We hope that you had a great week navigating the interesting spring weather, ending with a beautiful day today. Students and staff showed support for our military families on Wednesday by wearing purple, and supported Autism Awareness Month today by wearing blue or Bonnie Brae Autism Awareness shirts!  Thank you to all who participated, it was yet another awesome week here at Bonnie Brae!  

Tomorrow, April 23 is the last day to order a BBES Yearbook. Yearbooks are $20, and if you would like to place an order, please click on this link

As always, we hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!  


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.


Next Week's Events

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Purpose

Character Strength Features: You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

Quote of the Week: “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” -Gautama Buddha


Last Call: BBES Yearbook 

Order Deadline: Tomorrow, April 23

Click here to order a Yearbook today.


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

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 registering here. We look forward to seeing everyone in-person and reconnecting with our community. Hope to see you there!


April: Month of the Military Child

  • April 27- Wear Camo print, purple, or patriotic colors.

Read more about the Month of the Military Child.

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All County Chorus Recording

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! Enjoy their performance! Zoom Recording


Spring Fine Arts Concert

Our Fine Arts Concert has been scheduled for June 1, 2022, from 5:30-7:30pm. Below is the proposed schedule.

Please note that fine arts teachers will communicate specific arrival time and meeting location to their students.

Time Gym Cafeteria


4th Grade Strings -


5th/6th Grade Strings

5th/6th Grade Band


5th Grade Choir

6th Grade Choir

We have double checked rosters, and we are confident that families will not have multiple children in overlapping performances. That being said, we would like to ensure that every family is able to see their children perform. If you notice that your children are in overlapping performing groups, please email Jessica Warr (BBES Music Teacher) at, and we will modify the schedule to make it work for everyone!

More information concerning the concert coming soon from the Fine Arts department.

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

SOL Testing

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.

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2022 Read-A-Thon Success!


Wow. BBES Readers are the best! Our students read 187,606 pages during the last week of March. The PTO Board is very excited to share that we far exceeded our fundraising expectations for the Read-A-Thon and raised $7,984.42 for our Specials Programs. These funds will be used to purchase new items for Specials classrooms that the whole school can enjoy. Congratulations to our winner and a huge thank you to everyone who participated and made this a fantastic event!


Kindergarten: Hannah A.

1st Grade: Evera T.

2nd Grade: Daniel S.

3rd Grade: Judy Z.

4th Grade: Katelyn M.

5th Grade: Khanh N.

6th Grade: August F.

Winner Classes: Ms. Hovey and Ms. Sorenson


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, May 3rd. We are seeking donations from our wonderful BBES families. If interested, please sign-up here.


Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations


View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • 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 3- 6th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 4- 5th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 5-  4th Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6- 3rd Grade Reading SOL Test 
  • May 6 @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • May 10- 5th Grade Science SOL Test 
  • May 11- 4th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 12- 3rd Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 16- 5th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • May 17- 6th Grade Math SOL Test 
  • 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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