Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

Thank you to our Scottie community for providing the food this morning for our Veterans Day breakfast!  Veterans of our Bonnie Brae family embody the Positivity Project character strength of bravery, and we are so glad that many of them were able to join us this morning with their child or grandchild!  

As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day.  Have a great weekend, 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...


Our third grade students and teachers had a blast at the National Zoo on Wednesday. Check out this curious sea lion getting in on the action!

Morning Meeting

Mrs. Vershaw, Assistant Principal, lead morning meeting with these amazing sixth graders in Mrs. Sorenson's class! Playing “Would You Rather” and hearing their reasoning was such a great start to her day!

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Next Week's Events

  • Thursday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, November 18 SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack!

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Gratitude

Character Strength Features: You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

Quote of the Week: “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -Dalai Lama

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Thursday, November 17-

PTO Meeting

Join us on, Thursday, November 17th 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.


Friday, November 18

SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack Day!

Friday, November 18th is our next SCA Spirit Day – Anything But a Backpack Day!  Our SCA Leadership Team invites Bonnie Brae staff and students to bring their belongings in anything but a backpack on November 18th.  Examples include a small cooler, a bucket, a small basket, a duffle bag, etc. (if riding a bus, containers must be small enough to fit on a student’s lap).  As a reminder, for all Bonnie Brae spirit days we encourage participation through the SCA theme for that month, or by wearing Bonnie Brae colors of blue and white! 


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Save the Date: Parent Coffee

Join us on Monday, November 21 from 8:40 - 9:25 AM for our Parent Coffee in the Cafeteria. We will spend our time together with Larissa Sheehan, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher to learn more about Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies. We hope you can join us!  

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Last Chance! Outstanding Employee Awards

We are accepting nominations for Bonnie Brae Elementary Staff Members for the 2022 – 2023 school year.  Please review the attached flyer for categories and next steps.

FCPS is encouraging all schools to identify outstanding employees.  This outreach more readily recognize FCPS employees is in response to employee feedback from the school district's annual Working Conditions Survey.

This form will help us to collect nominations for:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding New Teacher
  • Outstanding New Principal
  • Outstanding Leader
  • Outstanding Professional Employee
  • Outstanding Operational Employee

Please consider nominating an outstanding staff member, so that they may be recognized for their day-to-day efforts in supporting our students, staff, and FCPS initiatives. 

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 11, 2022.

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Online Tutoring

📚 Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test?

FCPS students have unlimited access to live, on-demand, 1-to-1 online tutoring support from through Schoology at no cost to families. Sessions are safe and secure with over 200+ subjects covered. Tutors are available 24/7 and tutoring is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, and French. Detailed information including FAQs and opt-out instructions are available on the Online Tutoring Services website

Learn how students can log in and access a tutor by watching a video: 

Staying Healthy this Cold/Flu Season

Although the community level of COVID-19 in Fairfax County is currently low, cases of RSV, the flu, and other viruses are on the rise. It continues to be important to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick. For more tips, visit our Return to School website.

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View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • Thursday, November 17 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, November 18 SCA Spirit Day- Anything but a Backpack!
  • Monday, November 21 @ 8:40 AM – Parent Coffee (Cafeteria)
  • November 23 - 25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Thursday, December 8- Bodhi Day
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)
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