Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

2023 is off to a great start! We are very excited to see everyone next Friday, January 20 at our PTO Movie Night!  Next Friday we will also hold our January SCA Spirit Day - Jersey Day!  Wear your favorite sports team jersey or t-shirt, or wear Bonnie Brae colors of blue and white!

As a reminder, there is no school this upcoming Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.  Have a great three-day 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...

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Fun in PE

These Kindergarten students were having a blast in PE!

week at a glance

Upcoming Events

  • January 16 – MLK Day (No School)
  • January 17 – Bullying Prevention Presentation (Terra Centre ES/Virtual- RSVP Here)
  • January 19 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • January 20 - SCA Spirit Day - Jersey Day!
  • January 20 @ 6:30 PM – PTO Movie Night
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Perseverance

Character Strength Features: You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

Quote of the Week: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”   -PELE

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Calendar Reminder

Monday, January 16: No School

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Bullying Prevention Parent Info Session

RSVP for January 17

FCPS is deeply committed to creating a safe and positive school environment where all students can learn. Through schoolwide positive behavior approaches and participation in K-12 health and guidance lessons, students are taught to behave respectfully and to resolve conflicts in positive ways.

The Bullying Prevention Presentation seeks to educate listeners on the following:

  • FCPS definition of bullying
  • Types of bullying
  • Differences between bullying and other forms of inappropriate behavior
  • How FCPS responds to allegations of bullying
  • How parents and schools can work together to prevent bullying

Join us in-person at the Terra Centre ES Cafeteria or online (link to follow) on Tuesday, January 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  To attend, please complete the Robinson Pyramid Bullying Presentation RSVP so we can prepare for the estimated number of attendees and send links to families who plan to attend online.


FCPS Cares

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Bonnie Brae. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

Upcoming Webinars in January

Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center has a series of Webinars lined up for January. View the Newsletter here to learn more.

January Webinar Flyer

Featured Webinars:

  • Neurodiversity: What Do You Mean We are All Neurodiverse?

  • Social-Emotional Milestones in Early Childhood

  • Morning Meeting and Responsive Advisory Meeting: Building Positive Classroom Communities through Social and Emotional Learning

COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan Meetings for Families of Students with Disabilities

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to implementing a plan for COVID-19 compensatory education as part of its obligation to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. Please join us at an informational meeting for parents/guardians and other stakeholders:

Visit our website to see what language interpretation services will be available at each meeting and to learn more about the COVID-19 Compensatory Education Plan.

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 Building and Renovation Plans
    • Upcoming Webinars for Parents/Caregivers
    • Dual Language Immersion Program Registration
    • Academy Open Houses
    • Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities

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

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PTO Meeting Reminder

Thursday, January 19 -

Join us on, Thursday, January 19th 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.


Save the Date: Movie Night!

Join the PTO and BBES Community for a movie night at the school on Friday, January 20th! Bring blankets to sit on and get there early to get your spot and grab some  concessions. We can't wait to see everyone there! 

To make this event a success we need volunteers to support it. Please sign-up here is you are able to help:

Movie Time: 6:30pm 

Please note that since this event is after school hours, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers Needed for

Upcoming BBES PTO Events

We are planning two fun events for February and need parent volunteers to make each event successful. Please reach out to to get more information about each event!

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View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • January 16 – MLK Day (No School)
  • January 17 – Bullying Prevention Presentation (Terra Centre ES/Virtual- RSVP Here)
  • January 19 @ 7:00 PM – PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • January 20 @ 6:30 PM – PTO Movie Night
  • January 22 – Lunar New Year
  • January 24 @ 6:30 PM – BBES/OVES Strings Concert @ Oakview ES
  • January 25 – Second Quarters Ends, Early Release
  • January 26 – Staff Development Day (No School) 
  • January 27 – Teacher Work Day (No School)
  • February 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM – Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol and Drugs
  • February 7 – Lifetouch Club Photo Day
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