Bonnie Brae ES Updates May 27


Principals' Message

Dear Bonnie Brae School Community,

Thank you for your kindness, your grace, and your reassurances for our staff and students this week.  We continue to circle back to the word “family,” and our Scottie family is strong for each other and for our students.  Please continue to reach out to us if your child needs any support.

As we finish up the last full week of May, we enjoyed seeing so many Scotties in their red, white, and/or blue for our May SCA Spirit Day today! 

We hope you all have a chance to connect and spend time with family and friends this three-day weekend.  The weather is looking to be nice!  Get outside and unplug!

Go Scotties!




Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal 

Scott Hawk, Assistant Principal 

Bonnie Brae Elementary School

Family.  Relationships.  Success.


Next Week's Events

  • May 24-June 9- Student Laptop Collection Window
  • May 30- Memorial Day; No School
  • May 31-June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 1 @ 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert

Positivity Project

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


Spring Fine Arts Concert

Our Fine Arts Concert has been scheduled for June 1, 2022, from 5:30-8:30pm. The schedule and the time of the concert will remain the same. However, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases (and out of the abundance of caution), we will be holding our concert on the blacktop and cafeteria in consideration of safety requirements, while also allowing the presentation of our concert with an audience.

The weather will be warm on June 1, so please dress accordingly. The dress code for the performers calls for black bottoms (knee-length shorts or skirts, jeans, slacks) and white tops (t-shirts, polos, blouses, no crop tops or spaghetti straps). We also ask that all students come to the concert with a water bottle that they can keep at their seat during the concert.

If the weather calls for rain, then we will move the concert inside and social distance as much as possible. If we need to adjust, then we will be sure to notify families as far in advance as possible.
Due to space and safety requirements, each student performer may bring 2 guests to the concert. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this.
For those who may not be able to attend, the concert will be recorded and sent out to families via a link.

Learn more about the Spring Fine Arts Concert here


Student Laptop Collection

As the end of the school year approaches, we wanted to share with you the procedures related to the FCPS laptop assigned to your student.  We will be collecting all student laptops and chargers at the end of this school year, so that we may complete our inventory and maintenance on our laptop collection. 

Each classroom will be assigned a check-in time. Please ensure that your student has their laptop and charger ready to hand back on the day below. Their teacher and our technology team will support students in returning laptops. Following is our schedule for each grade-level:

  • Preschool Programs- Thursday, May 25
  • Kindergarten- Wednesday, May 25
  • Grade 1- Tuesday, May 24
  • Grade 2- Thursday, June 2
  • Grade 3- Wednesday, June 1
  • Grade 4- Thursday, June 2
  • Grade 5- Wednesday, June 8
  • Grade 6- Tuesday, June 7
  • Grades 4-6- Soft laptop cases will not be collected; students may keep these and use them for next year.

Summer Programs

If your student is participating in Summer Learning Programs, students may keep the laptop through July 22, 2023.

  • One the last day of summer programs, we will be collecting laptops for students on-site at Bonnie Brae Elementary
  • For any Summer Programs held elsewhere, we will be sending out drop-off times and will need the laptops returner no later than July 29, 2022

Please note that we will re-distribute laptops to our students in the fall when our inventory and maintenance is complete, so your student will be able to use an FCPS laptop again next year. 

Thank you,

Bonnie Brae's Tech Team

Questions? Contact Erica Demick, School-based Technology Specialist

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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

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As a reminder, our 6th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for June 9, from 9-10 AM.  We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion to middle school.  Weather permitting, we will be on the blacktop.  While we will not be monitoring the number of guests for each family, due to spacing and seating constraints we are recommending, but not requiring, two guests per 6th grade student.  This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we are looking forward to recognizing them on Thursday, June 9th from 9-10 AM! - Available Summer 2022

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through during the summer of 2022.  Students are able to use during the summer to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools/services such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT/ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access via archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at - Online Tutoring Services.  Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics & Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access via their active summer course in Schoology.

Additional resources schools may use to communicate summer access to students/families are provided in the - Online Tutoring Services Employee Hub Site to include a Summer Access Flyer that could be shared with students/families.

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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Thank you, BBES PTO!

We wanted to extend our gratitude to the members of our community and of the Bonnie Brae PTO. Our Spring Carnival was truly a hit last week and we are so grateful for the hard work and dedication that went into planning such a fantastic event for our students. We look forward to many more fun events hosted by the PTO!

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Bonnie Brae PTO 


Bonnie Brae PTO Website

PTO Donations


View the 2021-2022 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 24 - June 9- Student Laptop Collection Window
  • May 30 - Memorial Day; No School
  • May 31- June 10- Family Return to School Survey Submission Window
  • June 1 - 5:30-8:30pm  - Spring Fine Arts Concert
  • June 8- SCA Spirit Wear- Rainbow Day
  • June 9 - 9:00-10:00 am - 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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