Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families! 

We wrap up another great week of learning with our PTO “Through the Decades VIP Dance Party” tonight!  As a reminder, this is a family event, and a parent or guardian must accompany all students.  See below for more information on this fun Bonnie Brae community event! 

Next week we are looking forward to our Valentine’s Day lunch, on February 14.  We hope you can join your child as we spread the love in the cafeteria and gym on Tuesday!

Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

  • February 13 – 100th day of school
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day lunch with families
  • February 16 – PTO meeting (Zoom link)
  • February 20 - School Holiday - George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus: Love

Character Strength Features:You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

Quote of the Week: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”      -MAYA ANGELOU


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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Club Photo Day


Pop-Up Donation Event: Spreading Love to Turkish Families - Tuesday Feb 14

Tuesday, February 14th- All Day

As we turn our attention toward celebrating Valentine's Day next week, our Bonnie Brae community will be coming together to spread the love to Turkish families who have been affected by the recent earthquake and resulting devastation. 

Throughout the day on Tuesday, February 14th, we will be collecting in-kind donations of new/ gently used and clean items from the list below. The Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. is accepting the donations listed below and flying them directly to impacted areas for immediate use. We plan to take the items we collect at Bonnie Brae to the embassy the very next day (February 15) so that families can receive our immediate help.  

Donations may be dropped off in the collection boxes outside of the main office. If your family would like to contribute, we will be accepting the following items: 

- Blankets

- Tents

- Sleeping bags

- Pocket warmers

- Winter clothing (jackets, gloves, headgear, socks)

If you are able, please put your donations in a clear bag with an itemized list of the contents attached (Example: 1 baby blanket, 2 pairs of adult gloves, 1 jacket). 

Please reach out to the BBES main office (703-321-3900) or Laura Kaniewski ( with any questions. Thank you!

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Valentine's Day Lunch

We are excited to invite Bonnie Brae families in for lunch on Valentine’s Day, February 14!  Parents and guardians are invited to attend lunch during their child’s lunch period, as we celebrate the Positivity Project character strength of Love the week of February 13-17. Students will be able to purchase lunch from the cafeteria on February 14, and while we do not have enough for parents to purchase from Bonnie Brae, we encourage any family members who attend to bring a lunch to eat with their child (family members can also bring a lunch in this day for their child if they wish as well!). 

Interested in attending lunch with your child on Valentine’s Day and spreading the “love”?   Additionally, if you would like to volunteer to support before, during, or after lunch on February 14, please email the PTO at and to let them know you can help!

When you arrive, please check in at the front office. The chart below will show you where each grade level will be eating that day so that you can meet them at the respective doors. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d please complete this form so that we know how many visitors to expect that day.

Parents have the option to eat outside with their children, weather permitting. They may use the outdoor tent, as well as the grass area.


Grade Level

Lunch location

11:00 - 11:30

Grade 3


11:15 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:15

Grade 1


12:00 - 12:30

Grade 6


12:15 - 12:45

Grade 5


12:30 - 1:00

Grade 4


12:45 - 1:15

Grade 2




February Webinars and Events for Parents

FCPS’ Parent Resource Center (PRC) is dedicated to helping adults support the success of all students. The PRC will present the following webinars in February: 

Click on the title above for more information and to register.

Friday, February 24 - 

Parent Coffee -- Topic: Math Fluency

Join us on Friday, February 24, from 8:40-9:20 AM for our next Parent Coffee.  Come meet Mrs. Doan, our math resource teacher, and learn about what it means to be fluent in math. We’ll also discuss how we can support our children in their understanding of “Math Facts” and why they are an important component of math fluency.  We hope you can join us!

Salad Bar is coming to BBES Feb. 27

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Student Introduction to Salad Bar

Salad Bar Rules Flyer

Student Salad Bar Training Video
Students learn the 5 rules when using the salad bar!

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YEARBOOK SALES are open and the digital materials are attached here. Paper notices to follow if they have yet to arrive at school.  Here's the direct link to purchase the yearbook that you can share with families:

You can use the link to go directly to your own ybpay site. Be sure to promote via parent communications home, any school social media sites like Twitter, or your PTA's website. More visibility means you sell more books! If you would like to use web banner images for your school or PTA websites, I have attached the banners in a zip file here.

If you would like some more insight into how to market your book, there are some great ideas which can be found here: If you would like to create your own unique QR code to promote sales, a great website is   You can personalize the QR code with your school colors or even upload your mascot!

FCPS Cares

Monday, February 6 was Counselor/Health Professional Appreciation Day.  We are grateful for these amazing Counselor/Health Professional staff that work with our students on a daily basis to make them feel accepted and comfortable in our place of learning. Specials teachers and resource teams placed this Scottie goodie box in the main office to celebrate how amazing this professional staff is and how grateful BBES is for the work you do!



Does your Scottie want to run a 5K? This spring they can join RunFit Kidz for after school fitness and fun that will culminate with running a 5K race in May. Registration opens Monday, February 13 at 8:00 am.  Click on the image above for flyer and details.

RunFit Kidz has a unique schedule for their program built around their race date. For those interested in registering for the upcoming spring session of after school programs, please watch for announcements in early March. 


BBES parents

BBES Parent Course on Schoology: New Update

A new flyer has been uploaded to our Parent Schoology Course.

New this week: 2023 Burke Centre Stingers

New this week: Community Table (Mesa Comunitaria) - Free Food

In order to access Schoology, you must be signed up for a Parent Vue account and can use those credentials to sign in. Don't have a Parent Vue account? Register today! 


upcoming events

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • February 20 - School Holiday - George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day
  • February 24 - Parent Coffee
  • February 27 – salad bar starts
  • March  2 – 2 hour early release
  • March  3 – student holiday
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