Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter



Hello, Scottie families!  We hope you all have been having a fantastic summer, filled with reading, fun, and relaxation!  You will find many important back-to-school updates in this newsletter, including the Parent Toolkit section, with information pertinent to the beginning of the year. 

Additionally, we want to remind everyone of our upcoming Open House and Back-to-School Bonnie Brae BBQ Bash, both scheduled for next Friday, August 19.  See below for details! 


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal


                                 Family.  Relationships.  Success.

week at a glance

Next Week's Events

  • August 19- Open House/Meet the Teacher!
    • 9:00-10:00 AM- Kindergarten 
    • 10:00-12:00 PM- Grades 1-6
      • 10-11am student last name starting with A-L (Recommended)
      • 11-12pm student last name starting with M-Z (Recommended)
  • August 19- Back-to-School BBES BBQ Bash! RSVP Here.
  • August 22 @ 8:20 AM- First Day of School!
  • August 24 @ 6:00 - 7:15 PM- Virtual Back to School Night

Welcome Back, Scotties!

Save the Date for our Opening Events.

Welcome back, Scotties!

View and translate this information on our website.

bts flyer

Back to School Bonnie Brae BBQ Bash Planning


In order to help us plan for this event, please indicate your attendance if your family intends to attend the BBQ on August 19, from 11:15 - 12:30 PM

Kiss & Ride Sign Up

As we welcome students back to Bonnie Brae ES, we want to ensure the safe arrival and departure of each child. Bonnie Brae ES has an established area called the Kiss & Ride (at our side parking lot), which is designed as a safe place for adults in private vehicles to load and unload children. With the cooperation of all drivers, we will be able to provide an efficient and safe transfer of children.

If you are interested in using Kiss and Ride to drop off or pick up your child, please complete the embedded form. Returning and new Kiss and Riders will receive new tags prior to students returning.


parent toolkit

Parent Toolkit

Please visit our Parent Toolkit webpage where some yearly action items for all parents to complete are housed. Items with an asterisk (*) are time sensitive and require parent action.

Bonnie Brae Fine Arts Programs

We are excited to offer Strings or Band Ensemble to ALL interested 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade students!

  • ALL interested 4th Grade students may choose to sign up for STRINGS!
  • ALL interested 5th & 6th Grade students may choose to sign up for either STRINGS or BAND!

During the first week of school, our students will have the opportunity to see and hear a variety of the Instrumental choices that we offer, so please keep an eye out for more information to come in Tuesday Folders, such as Sign-Up Forms and how to rent an instrument to use for class!

We are so excited to be together soon!  Please consider signing up for Band or Strings – making music together will really make this year special for all!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr. Miller, Strings

Mr. Gurian, Band,

Picture Day: Fall Individual Photos

fall picture day

Fall Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 6 throughout the day! Students will attend picture day with their teachers. Flyers and order forms will be sent home via Tuesday Folders and the information is also available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVTRXHBZ9

Cafeteria Help Wanted!

Looking for a way to support our school for a few hours each day?  We are in need of a dining attendant to help out during lunch.  Our dining attendant (a paid position) supports students during lunch, with working hours from 10:30 AM-1:45 PM.  Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Hector Collazo, at, if you are interested! 

student at lunch

New Student Registration

We're excited to welcome our newest Scotties to Bonnie Elementary School! Looking for information about registering a new student with us?

Need assistance? Contact our School Registrar, Jenny Martinez.

Important Information-

  • Children turning 5 on or before September 30 should be registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. 
  • Now is the time for students to be registered. Schools are planning playdates, screenings, teacher visits, and other gatherings for kindergarten students to get to know their teachers and each other over the summer. Register soon to make sure you don’t miss out! 

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