Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

What a fantastic PTO sponsored movie night on Friday evening!  It was wonderful to see so many of our Scottie families enjoying Sing 2!  The weather could not have been better, and our amazing PTO volunteers ensured this was a wildly successful event!  

On the heels of movie night, next Friday (October 21) the PTO is holding their Fall Festival.  This event coincides with the kickoff to our Scholastic Book Fair.  Volunteers are needed, please consider signing up to help out with the Fall Festival or for the Book Fair.  Come on out, have some fun at the Festival, and check out the Book Fair. More details are included below! 

We hope you get to enjoy the great weather that is in the forecast for the weekend as a family.  Go Scotties! 

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal


Family.  Relationships.  Success.

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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...


Second Graders in Mrs. Sloane's class love their Oyamel branch they created with their classroom monarch butterflies!

5th-6th collaboration

Galactic Games were created by 6th graders in Mrs. Sorenson's class who served as ambassadors to 5th grade friends in Mrs. Shirey's class. They got to try out these student-created activities and collaborate with each other. Such a fun part of the day!

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Third Grade Students in Ms. Maguires class engaging with a brain break dance that helped them also practice their word study skills!

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Next Week's Events

  • Monday, October 17 @ 6:00 PM FLE Parent Preview (Zoom)
  • Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 PM PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, October 21 @ 6:00 PM PTO Fall Festival/Scholastic Book Fair

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Integrity

Character Strength Features: You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.

Quote of the Week: “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
Bob Marley

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Family Life Education

Students in grades K-6 participate in Family Life Education (FLE) instruction through their classroom teacher. Students in Kindergarten through grade three receive instruction in an emotional and social health unit. Students in grades 4-6 receive instruction in a human growth and development unit and an emotional and social health unit. For more information about the FCPS Family Life Education program, please see the detailed grade-level program descriptions.

In addition, grade level-specific curriculum lessons are available for review in multiple locations.

  • Online in Schoology - includes lessons and media titles that FCPS has streaming rights for. Any additional media or book titles that are not streamed are available at your child’s school library. Parents/guardians login to Schoology using the same username and password as their Student Information System (SIS) Parent account.
  • Your child’s school. Please contact the school to schedule a time to review lessons and/or media.
  • City of Fairfax Regional Library – lessons only.  Media is not available.

You are invited to attend a virtual opportunity sponsored by Terra Centre Elementary as part of the Robinson Pyramid to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons. School staff will be available to help give you an overview of the FCPS program and help you navigate the resources. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 17th from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM via Zoom. You will also be able to access the Zoom link for this presentation through your Schoology account in our BBES Parent Schoology Course along with the curriculum.

Instruction of the instructional units occurs at various times during the school year. Please contact your child’s teacher for specific dates of FLE instruction. We look forward to working as your partner in providing information that will help your child make healthy choices related to the exciting changes and new challenges he/she will be facing in the next few years.

Opt-out Information

Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their child participate in FLE instruction may choose to opt their child out of any or all of the lessons. If you would like to opt your child out of one or more lessons, please fill out the form provided to you in your child’s orientation packet at the beginning of the school year or you may access the opt out forms online at If you have already indicated your desire to opt your child out of FLE lessons by using the form provided earlier in the school year, you do not need to complete another form. Should you opt your child out and then later decide you want your child included in FLE instruction, you must notify your child’s school principal in writing before instruction begins.

An alternative non-FLE health instructional program is provided for children who do not take part in FLE instruction, and every effort is made to foster understanding and respect for family choices and to avoid peer pressure for or against participation in the program.

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Fall Festival

Learn more about the BBES PTO Fall Festival below.

Scholastic Book Fair

  • Friday, October 21 @ 6:00 PMScholastic Book Fair & PTO Fall Festival
  • October 25 - 28Scholastic Book Fair
  • Tuesday, October 25 @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM – Scholastic Book Fair, Family Night
  • Thursday, October 27 @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM – Scholastic Book Fair, Family Night
  • Friday, October 28 @ 2:00 - 4:00 PM – Scholastic Book Fair, Family Purchase (after 2 HR Early Release)- last chance!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming October 21 to 28! Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.



Retake Picture Day (Individual Photos)

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Students have the opportunity on Friday, November 4 to receive a picture retake from their Fall Photo Session. Teachers have been assigned a time-slot to bring students who are either missing a picture or have requested a retake. Please reach out to your classroom teacher if you would like to request your student's photo be retaken.

Flyers and order forms are available on our Bonnie Brae ES Website. Online ordering is available through the Lifetouch Website with Picture Day ID: EVT8WFWCH

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Next Week: PTO Meeting

Join us next week, Thursday, October 20th at 7 PM, for our monthly PTO Meeting (Zoom)

The PTO Meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will continue to occur on the the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM.

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Fall Festival



Bonnie Brae PTO Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 | 6 - 8 PM

Come join the BBES Community for an Evening of Food and Fun! Everyone is invited and entry is free! Costumes are encouraged and remember to follow the FCPS Student Rights & Responsibilities to ensure your costume is school appropriate.

Fall Festival Fun includes:

  • DJ & Dance Party
  • Food Trucks & Concessions
  • Games & Prizes
  • Opening Night of the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

Volunteers are needed:

upcoming events

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Monday, October 17 @ 6:00 PM FLE Parent Preview (Zoom)
  • Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 PM - PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, October 21 @ 6:00 PMPTO Fall Festival/Scholastic Book Fair
  • Monday, October 24 – Diwali (No School)
  • October 25 - 28Scholastic Book Fair
  • Tuesday, October 25 @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM – Scholastic Book Fair, Family Night
  • Thursday, October 27 @ 4:00 - 6:00 PM – Scholastic Book Fair, Family Night
  • Friday, October 28 – Quarter Ends 2-hour early release (dismissal at 1:15 PM)
  • Friday, October 28 @ 2:00 - 4:00 PM – Scholastic Book Fair, Family Purchase- last chance!
  • Monday, October 31 – Teacher Workday (No School)
  • Friday, November 4 Fall Picture Day (Retakes)
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