Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

We are excited to hold our Family Curriculum Night next Thursday, March 30, from 6-7:30 PM.  To help us plan for the evening, please see the section below and share if your family plans to attend at this link, to include whether you would like to sign up for our "This is Us: A Cultural Celebration."  

Next Friday we hold our March SCA Spirit Day - March Madness!  Come dressed in your favorite college gear or wear your Bonnie Brae blue and white! Thank you to our SCA for organizing this fun day of Bonnie Brae spirit as we head into Spring Break!

Enjoy the weekend with your families, Scotties!


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal 


Family.  Relationships.  Success.


  • March 25 - All County Chorus at Lake Braddock Secondary School
  • March 30 - Family Learning Night, 6-7:30 PM
  • March 31 - SCA Spirit Day – March Madness! Come dressed in college gear or wear your Bonnie Brae blue and white!

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Humor

Character Strength Features:  You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

Quote of the Week:  “Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.”
                                          --MARK TWAIN


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Thank You - Community Businesses

We want to send a HUGE thank you to Safeway (on Burke Centre Pkwy.), Dunkin Donuts (at University Mall), and Giant (at University Mall) because they were so generous.  On Friday, March 17th, we used the donations to show our staff how LUCKY we are to have them at Bonnie Brae!

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BBES Family Learning Night

Join us on Thursday, March 30th from 6-7:30 PM for our Family Learning Night!  We are excited to hold a community potluck, learn more about each other's culture, and share information about literacy, math, and wellness at home. Please share if your family plans to attend at this link, to include whether you would like to sign up for our "This is Us: A Cultural Celebration."  We will be reaching out to those who register for the "This is Us: A Cultural Celebration" display with more details.  We are looking forward to this fun family event!

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Kindergarten Orientation

Save the date!  Have a rising kindergarten student?  Kindergarten orientation for 2023-2024 will take place at Bonnie Brae on Thursday, April 27, from 4-5:30 PM!  Kindergarten orientation is for parents and kindergarten students.  We look forward to meeting our newest Scotties next month!

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Order Your Bonnie Brae ES Yearbook Today

If you would like to order a Bonnie Brae ES Yearbook, please visit the Yearbook page on our Bonnie Brae ES website.  The order deadline is Friday, April 21st.  

Month of the Military Child

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize children from military families for their contributions and sacrifices. We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank children from Uniformed Services, State Department, and Foreign Services and other families for their service and sacrifices. We recognize that children serve too. The nationwide commemoration was established in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger.

FCPS is proud to have more than 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community and recognize their strength and resilience. 

To show our support, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to “Purple Up!” on April 20 for military children. 

Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Space Force blue. 

Post your picture and tag #PurpleUpFCPS. Let’s Purple Up! for military kids! 

COVID Test Kits Available

COVID-19 BinaxNOW test kits are available to Bonnie Brae families to pick-up prior to Spring Break. Test kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, and there is no charge for the kit.  FCPS is not requiring COVID-19 testing to return to school following Spring Break, but if you would like a COVID test kit (max two kits per student), please contact Jessica Martell, office assistant, at  

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upcoming events

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • April 3-7 - Spring Break
  • April 13 - Two Hour Early Release Day
  • April 14 - Student Holiday, Teacher Workday and Orthodox Good Friday
  • April 18 - Spring Picture Day (Individual and Class Picture)
  • April 21 - Student Holiday, Eid al-Fitr
  • April 26 - Restaurant Night at Chipotle in Burke from 4-8 pm
  • April 27 - Kindergarten Orientation from 4-5:30 pm
  • May 1-5 - Restaurant Night at Chik Fil A in Burke; all day
  • May 12 - PTO Spring Carnival from 6-8 pm
  • May 19 - PTO Spring Carnival rain date

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