Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter (Updated Links)


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Hello Scottie Families!

As we wrap up a short week here at Bonnie Brae, we want to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!  A reminder there is no school tomorrow, and we hope you all have a chance to relax and refresh with family and friends in the coming days! 

Bonnie Brae December Cheer!

We have shared the importance of showing gratitude these past two weeks, and we have an opportunity for our community to support the PTO and school in showing our staff gratitude prior to winter break.  We have two sign-up opportunities linked below, each with awesome ways to show your support for our staff:

The Bonnie Brae PTO is seeking donations of gift cards to use in a raffle for our wonderful teachers and staff leading up to winter break! Please see the sign-up for gift card donations.

Additionally, we have special activities and treats planned for each day in December to help make the month joyful for our fantastic Bonnie Brae staff, and we cannot do it without you! We appreciate anything that our families are able to donate. Please sign-up for donations for the treats and activities


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal


Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Calendar Reminder

November 23-25

Thanksgiving (Holiday)

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed November 23-25. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

GOTR Collage

Our Girls on the Run club ran their seasonal 5k at Dulles Town Center last weekend with the support of Mrs. Hovey. Although cold, they had a blast and stuck together through it all! 

creative students

We have such creative students! These friends made a unicorn turkey, a cupcake turkey, a minion turkey and more!!! What a fun activity!

week at a glance

Next Week's Events

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Kindness

Character Strength Features: You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

Quote of the Week: “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Bonnie Brae ES "Wants and Needs" Drive

Let’s come together as a school community to assist in making sure that every child is getting something that they want AND need this holiday season. ECHO directly helps local families in need with obtaining items related to basic needs, as well as, holiday gifts and meals. Bonnie Brae will be hosting a donation drive from November 28 until December 12 where families may donate items to the boxes outside of the Main Office to help families in need. 

Learn more about our BBES “Wants and Needs” Drive to see what families want and need!


Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

BBES Winter Fine Arts Concert

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Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the BBES Cafeteria for our annual Winter Fine Arts Concert featuring Band and Choir Students. The Band and Choir students have been working so hard to put together a beautiful winter concert! We are so proud of their work.

Learn more about the Winter Fine Arts Concert on our website.

Bonnie Brae Students in Grades K-6 will have the opportunity to attend a daytime showing of the concert with their teachers on December 13th. 

For Strings, a Winter Concert will occur in January and information is forthcoming.

Please reach out to Rochelle Oedemann if you have any questions.

District News/In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • FCPS Calendar Survey
  • How to be involved in the Strategic Plan
  • Post-Thanksgiving COVID Testing
  • Recommended Changes to Family Life Education Curriculum 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, sign up today.  

upcoming events

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 28 - December 12   Bonnie Brae "Wants and Needs" Drive
  • Thursday, December 8 Bodhi Day
  • Tuesday, December 13 @  6:00 - 8:00 PM – Winter Concert  (Cafeteria)
  • December 19 - January 2 –Winter Break (No School)
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