Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter


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Hello Scottie Families!

We are so excited to see everyone at the PTO Spring Carnival tonight, from 6-8 PM!  This is always a great family event, with games, food, and other fun activities. As a reminder, this is a family event, and students must be accompanied by an adult.  We can't wait to see you this evening!   

As we continue to plan for our summer bookmobile, we need your support!  Please consider making a donation of any new or gently used books to contribute to this summer reading initiative!  New and/or gently used books will be collected through June 16, 2023 in boxes outside the library by the music room. See the bookmobile section below for more information.

Have a great weekend!


Morgan Birge, Principal

Elaine Woo, Assistant Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal 

Family.  Relationships.  Success.



PTO Spring Carnival - Tonight!

Join us tonight from 6-8 pm for our Spring Carnival!

  • May 19 - PTO Spring Carnival, 6-8 PM
  • May 26 - Parent Coffee, 8:40-9:25 am (cafeteria)


Positivity Project

Focus for the Week:  Power of Your Character

Significance:  It brings the Other People Mindset element of My Words and Actions Affect Others to life by focusing on the concept that our character is revealed in how we impact others.

Quote of the Week:  “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

                                                                    ---MAYA ANGELOU

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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

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Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Our 6th grade promotion ceremony is scheduled for June 15, from 9-10 AM, in the BBES cafeteria.  We are excited to celebrate our 6th graders’ promotion to middle school!  Due to limited seating in the cafeteria, we are recommending up to two guests for each family.  Should we reach maximum capacity in the cafeteria, we will live stream the ceremony to the gymnasium for overflow viewing.  This is a special day for our 6th grade students and families, and we look forward to recognizing them on Thursday, June 15 from 9-10 AM!

6th Grade Promotion

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. 

May Parent Coffee

Join us Friday, May 26 for our final parent coffee of the year.  Hear from our mental health team on ways to support your child with mental health and wellness during the summer months.  We look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria, from 8:40-9:25 AM on May 26! 

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 through June 16, 2023 in boxes outside the library by the music room.  Questions or suggestions?  Please contact Karen Radcliffe at  

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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.

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View the 2022-2023 FCPS School Calendar

  • 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, 9-10 am
  • June 15 - PTO Meeting
  • June 16 - Last Day of School (Two Hour Early Release)

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