Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

Thank you to our Bonnie Brae community for helping us make our staff and teacher appreciation week such a huge success!  We are so grateful to those who donated so much of their time and resources to show our Scottie staff how much we appreciate them.  

Tonight we hold our 2nd annual Au-Some Family Fun Night, and we look forward to a special evening with our families of students with autism, from 5-6:30 PM. 

As a reminder, the date for the PTO Spring Carnival was moved to next Friday, May 19, from 6-8 PM.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a great weekend, and a wonderful Mother's Day!   


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal 

Family.  Relationships.  Success.


PTO Spring Carnival - New Date!

Join us Friday, May 19 for the Spring Carnival (Rain date: 9 June). We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please email if you are able to volunteer some time!

  • 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 18 - PTO Meeting
  • May 19 - PTO Spring Carnival, 6-8 pm
  • May 19 - Parent Input Form for Next School Year Due 


Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Other People Mindset

Character Strength Features: 1. Identify and appreciate the good in other people, 2. Know that your words and actions affect others, 3. Support others when they struggle, 4. Cheer on others’ successes, and 5. Be present and give others your attention.

This Week's Intent: Classroom communities wll review the 24 Positivity Project character strengths and the Other People Mindset.

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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

“May Day” is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice-procedure radio communications. The new 9-8-8 number is a suicide and crisis lifeline, similar to 9-1-1 in a medical/safety emergency. One in six youth, aged 6-17, experience a mental health condition each year.  Please click here for more information on Mental Health Awareness Month. 

SOL Testing Resources

As shared at our parent coffee this morning, here are some resources available to Bonnie Brae students to support with SOL test review. 

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.

Bonnie Brae Bookmobile

This summer, Bonnie Brae Elementary School (BBES) will introduce the Bonnie Brae Bookmobile to provide books to students during Summer 2023.  The Bonnie Brae Bookmobile will run on July 6, 2023 from 10 a.m.-12p.m. and July 25, 2023 from 2-4 p.m. and will be stopping at four locations in the community, with the last stop being the BBES parking lot, to distribute books and popsicles to our students! Community stops will be announced before the end of the school year. 

We need your support!  Please consider making a donation of any new or gently used books to support this summer reading initiative!  New and/or gently used books will be collected beginning May 8, 2023 through June 17, 2023 in boxes outside the library by the music room.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at  

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BSTEM Enrichment Center

Stem exCEL has opened their BSTEM Enrichment Center in Fairfax City in time for 2023 Summer Camps! In addition to the Early Bird Discount available until June 3rd, they are providing ALL Bonnie Brae families a Bonnie Brae PTO Summer Camp discount.  At final registration checkout, use Coupon Code: 2023summer.


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! 

PTO Spring Carnival

PTO Spring Carnival - New Date!

Join us Friday, May 19 for the Spring Carnival (Rain date: 9 June). We need a lot of volunteers to make the event successful. Please email if you are able to volunteer some time!

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.

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  • May 19 - PTO Spring Carnival
  • May 26 - Parent Coffee, 8:40-9:25 am (cafeteria)
  • May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday (no school for students)
  • June 2 - 5th & 6th Grade Strings Concert, 6 pm (Robinson)
  • June 5 - 4th Grade Strings Concert, 6 pm (Bonnie Brae)
  • June 6 - 5th & 6th Grade Band and Chorus Concert, 6 pm (Robinson)
  • June 8 - Field Day
  • June 9 - Last Day of School for ECCB and PreK Students
  • June 9 - PTO Spring Carnival Rain Date
  • June 12 - Field Day Rain Date
  • June 15 - 6th Grade Promotion 
  • June 15 - PTO Meeting
  • June 16 - Last Day of School (Two Hour Early Release)

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