Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

We had a great week celebrating Month of the Military Child, including Purple Up Day on Wednesday with our military connected students!    

Next week we have our kindergarten orientation, from 4-5:30 PM on Thursday, April 27, where we look forward to meeting our newest Scotties!  On Friday, April 28, we will hold our next parent coffee, with an opportunity for parents to hear from teachers and our instructional coach on ways to support their child during SOL testing.  We encourage parents to join us as we discuss ways to help our Scotties succeed on these assessments, while also lessening the anxiety that can be associated with SOL testing.  

Did you order an autism awareness and acceptance shirt?  Be sure to check your child's backpack on Monday, as they will be distributed to students throughout the day.  We encourage our Scottie students, staff, and community to wear their t-shirts or blue as we celebrate autism acceptance in April, and throughout the remainder of the school year.  

Finally, on Friday, April 28 we have our next SCA Spirit Day - Wacky Tacky Day!  Come dressed in mismatched clothes, mismatched colors, wacky hair, etc., or wear Bonnie Brae colors of blue and white! 

Have a great weekend!


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal 

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

Robinson Art Show


  • April 26 - Restaurant Night at Chipotle in Burke, 4-8 pm
  • April 27 - Kindergarten Orientation, 4-5:30 pm
  • April 28 - Parent Coffee, 8:40 AM-9:25, Cafeteria
  • April 28 - SCA Spirit Day - Wacky Tacky Day!

Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Purpose

Character Strength Features:  You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

Quote of the Week:  ““Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”

                                                   -GUATAMA BUDDHA


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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...


Kindergarten Orientation

Save the date!  Have a rising kindergarten student?  Kindergarten Orientation  will take place at Bonnie Brae on Thursday, April 27, from 4-5:30 PM!  Kindergarten orientation is for parents and kindergarten students.  Visit our Kindergarten Orientation page on our BBES website to learn more about this exciting event.

If you have completed the online registration process, please bring the following documents to orientation so we can complete the registration process:

  1. Original Birth Certificate
  2. Parent Photo ID
  3. Proof of Residency

We look forward to meeting our newest Scotties on April 27th!

Kindergarten Orientation Flyer

Parent Input for Next Year's Class Placement

We are getting ready to discuss class placement for the 2023-24 school year and would love to get your input for consideration during these discussions. If you would like to provide input, please complete this form by May 19, 2023. We look forward to continuing this collaboration with you and your children to best support their learning needs.


Staff Appreciation Week -

Giving the Gift of Recess Time

As a way to show the teachers how much we appreciate them, please consider volunteering to supervise students during recess. Feel free to sign up for one slot or many! Here is the link to the sign-up genius.

Pilot of Online Registration Includes BBES

Online Registration (OLR) will be available at more than 30 pilot schools beginning Friday, March 31. All FCPS schools will offer online registration beginning in June.

Families will be able to register their students electronically via SIS ParentVUE. Directions to setting up a SIS ParentVUE account are on the online registration page. 

The new system reduces manual data entry of basic student registration at all schools, allows online registration using the portal at any hour of any day, and enables secure electronic upload of student registration documents and storage, reducing paper records management. Parents/Guardians will continue to have the option of downloading the registration form bundle or paper registration forms as needed. Visit our website for more information on registering your child.

Family Resource Night-Thursday, April 27

The Robinson Family Resource Night is an opportunity to meet with community providers and to get information and resources for your family.  It is open to all families.  Families will have access to information about health, wellness, education, and employment resources available in Fairfax County.  The event takes place on Thursday, April 27 in Robinson Secondary's Gold Cafeteria from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.  View the flyer for more information (English, Spanish, Korean)

Family Resource Night

Bike and Roll to School Day

Join us Wednesday, May 3rd for Bike and Roll to School Day!  Participate with the Bonnie Brae School Community by walking or riding your bike to school on May 3rd.  Enjoy the many health benefits of biking or walking, as we partake in this great community event!  We hope to see you walking or rolling on May 3rd!

Bike and Roll to School Day

Spring 2023 Data Collection for FCPS ESSER/RTS

FCPS’ Office of Research and Strategic Improvement (ORSI) will gather information about FCPS’ teaching and learning efforts this school year from school-based administrators, teachers, students, and families this spring. These data collection efforts are part of FCPS’ ongoing study of what is working and what needs improvement following the pandemic. This includes FCPS’ use of $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students.

Surveys will be administered to students in grades 4 -12, all teachers, and all families from April 17 to May 1.  The family survey has been translated into the major languages.

  • Family Survey:  Survey links will be shared via email to the enrolling parent.

Thank you in advance for supporting data collection to inform FCPS about its teaching and learning efforts this year and help us best meet the needs of our students and staff.

Medicaid Enrollment Underway

If you have Medicaid/FAMIS/CHIP health insurance, the Medicaid Enrollment Processes began in March. The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) (Virginia Medicaid) has started to review Medicaid members’ health coverage to determine whether members are eligible for coverage. DMAS will not cancel or reduce coverage for members without asking for updated information, but they need your help to make this a smooth process.Make sure your current mailing address, email, and phone numbers are up-to-date so that important information about your coverage gets to you. Update your contact information today online at, or by calling Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 or your local Department of Social Services.If you need any assistance or have any questions, contact Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 or your local Department of Social Services.

Take Action to Continue Medicaid Coverage!

If you have Medicaid/FAMIS/CHIP health insurance, as of March, Virginia began reviewing members’ eligibility for health coverage..  Coverage will not be terminated before April 30, 2023. Medicaid will not cancel or reduce coverage for members without asking for updated information. In fact, Medicaid may be able to renew your coverage without asking you for anything. If so, you will get a letter in the mail letting you know your health care coverage will continue. If Medicaid does not have all information to renew your benefits, you will get a form or a checklist in the mail to complete and return by a certain date. Please make sure Medicaid has your updated contact information so they can reach you. Update your contact information today online at, or by calling Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 or your local Department of Social Services.Members who do not respond or do not complete the renewal form/checklist will not be eligible to keep their Medicaid health coverage.Members can respond in one of the following ways:  

  • Online at using the case number and client ID on the renewal form to associate the member's case to a CommonHelp account; 
  • Call Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 (TTY: 1-888-221-1590). (Have the requested information gathered and ready to give over the phone); 
  • By completing the form/documents and sending them in the prepaid return envelope by the due date; or 
  • By completing the form/documents and submitting them by fax or in person at the member's local Department of Social Services

For questions, additional help, or language assistance services or large-print, call Cover Virginia at 1-855-242-8282 (TTY: 1-888-221-1590) or email   

Robinson Art Show


Bonnie Brae Field Day

Mr. Oviatt and Mr. Orahood, Bonnie Brae's amazing PE teachers, are organizing a school-wide Field Day. We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help spearhead this event the first week of June. 

Please sign-up on our Field Day SignUp Genius if you are interested and able to support this event. Thank you! 

2023-2024 PTO Board 

We are currently soliciting nominations and interest for the 2023-2024 PTO Board members. Join this fun, collaborative group and support Bonnie Brae! For more information on joining the board, please contact

Open positions include: President Elect, Secretary, VP Programs, and VP Fundraising. 

Nominations and Elections will be held at the May and June PTO Meetings.

upcoming events

View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • May 1-5 - Restaurant Night at Chik Fil A in Burke, all day
  • May 3 - Bike and Roll to School Day
  • May 4 - Grade 5 Reading SOL
  • May 8 - Grade 4 Reading SOL
  • May 9 - Grade 6 Reading SOL
  • May 10 - Grade 5 Science SOL
  • May 11 - Grade 3 Reading SOL
  • May 12 - PTO Spring Carnival, 6-8 pm
  • May 15 - Grade 6 Math SOL
  • May 16 - Grade 5 Math SOL
  • May 17 - Grade 3 Math SOL
  • May 18 - Grade 4 Math SOL
  • May 19 - PTO Spring Carnival rain date
  • May 19 - Parent Input Form for Next School Year Due 

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