Bonnie Brae ES Updates May 20


Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

It's been another great week of learning here at Bonnie Brae.  To cap off the week, we look forward to seeing our students and families tonight at the PTO Spring Carnival, from 6-8 PM!  Come on out and join in on the fun!

Have a great evening, and stay cool this weekend!




Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.


Next Week's Events

  • *TONIGHT* May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival

Positivity Project

Positivity Project 

This past week was our last official week for the Positivity Project. Our teachers and students have engaged with all 24 Character Strengths and have learned a lot throughout the way. Our community will continue to dig deeper into these character strengths as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for supporting us with meaningful conversations at home.

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Teacher's Choice

Character Strength Features: View All 24 Character Strengths

SOL Test Updates

All grade levels have completed their assigned SOL Testing Dats. We are now working on retakes and makeups for qualified students. If you have questions about testing please contact Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal.

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Yearbook Update

Yearbooks are set to arrive at the end of May and will be distributed the week of May 31-June 3. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, we have a limited number of copies left. Reserve yours today by going to My School Bucks to login or create your account. There, you will see that you can purchase a Yearbook to reserve one for your student for $25; one per student.

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony


We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion into middle school. Weather permitting, we will be on the blacktop. We would like to welcome 2 guests per 6th grade student, in addition to any children under age 5. Please join us in recognizing them on Thursday, June 9th from 9-10am.

Increase in COVID Cases in Fairfax County

We are aware that FCPS has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases and outbreaks and nervousness in our community as our County has transitioned out of the low community level into a medium COVID-19 community level. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep our schools open and safe for all students to learn.

Our layered prevention strategies have generally served us well throughout this school year, and we have continued to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Northern Virginia Health Departments to do what we are able to to keep our students safe. We understand that some people are wondering why we have not returned to requiring universal masking. 

The Code of Virginia mandates that schools cannot require universal masking without allowing the parent/legal guardian to elect for their child to not wear a face covering while on school property (to include FCPS buildings). 

However, there are many things each of us can choose to do to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe and healthy. 

Get Vaccinated or Boosted - Vaccination is the best protection we have against severe illness. Everyone is encouraged to stay up to date with vaccinations and boosters. If you need more information about COVID-19 vaccinations or where to get the dose you need, visit the Fairfax County Health Department website.

Consider a Mask - Mask use is optional for everyone in FCPS schools. However, health experts agree that wearing a mask is an excellent practice for avoiding COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. If you are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe illness, or live or have social contact with someone in this situation, speak with your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask or take additional precautions.

Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested - This time of year sniffles and fatigue may be allergies, or they may be COVID-19. That is why it is always best practice to stay home if you are sick or having symptoms and get tested as soon as possible. Staying home when you are sick or having symptoms is the best thing you can do to help stop the spread of any virus, especially COVID-19.

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

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BBES Spring Carnival

The weather looks amazing for our Spring Carnival TONIGHT from 6-8pm. There will be games, prizes, lots of fun. You won't want to miss the dunk tank event where you will have the opportunity to dunk Mr. Birge, Mr, Hawk and many other Bonnie Brae teachers and staff. Because we had to reschedule we will not have food trucks at the event, but there will be pizza and other concessions for sale!


Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations


View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 20th @ 6:00-8:00pm- BBES PTO Spring Carnival
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 9 @ 9:00-10:00pm - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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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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