Bonnie Brae ES- Family Newsletter



Hello, Scottie families!  

We had a great Math & Literacy event last night!  Thank you to the families who were able to attend, and to our Bonnie Brae staff for their dedication to provide a fun learning opportunity for our Scottie students and their parents!

As we approach Veterans Day tomorrow, we want to take a moment to express our deep gratitude to the brave individuals who have served and continue to serve our country. We enjoyed a wonderful Veterans Day breakfast with our Bonnie Brae veteran connected families this morning, and we are grateful for the generous and delicious breakfast donations that were provided by the Bonnie Brae community.  To our Bonnie Brae families who have veterans among them, we extend a heartfelt thank you for the sacrifices you and your loved ones have made.

The 2nd quarter is off to a very strong start and we are looking forward to a full week of school with our students next week.  Enjoy the weekend with you family and friends!

Morgan Birge, Principal

Natalie Vershaw, Assistant Principal

Melissa Johnson, Assistant Principal

Family.  Relationships.  Success.

week at a glance

Next Week's Events

  • November 10- Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night, 3 pm-9 pm
  • November 15 - PTO Meeting (In-Person, with a Streaming Option), 6 pm -7 pm
  • November 17 - SCA Spirit Day

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Positivity Project

Upcoming Weekly Focus:  Gratitude

Character Strengths: You are aware of and thankful for good things
that happen.

Quote of the Week:  “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of
appreciation for goodness.”
                                                                                          -DALAI LAMA

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A few amazing highlights that happened this week...

Veterans Day Breakfast



Veterans Day

Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. Learn more about the history of Veterans Day at 

Math and Literacy Night Resources for Parents

Check out our Math and Literacy Night Resources webpage.  Links to resources and activities shared during the family night are posted and ready for families.

Reminder:  Window for Full-time AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grades 2-7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Larissa Sheehan, ltsheehan@fcps.eduno later than December 15, 2023

The window for families to submit a referral for full-time AAP services is the first day of school through December 15, annually.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. 

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Larissa Sheehan,

Referrals for subject-specific and part-time AAP are screened at the local school. If you miss this deadline, your student can still be screened for subject-specific AAP or part-time AAP for the remainder of the year and submit a referral for full-time AAP next fall. 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.


Save the Date!  Bonnie Brae Construction Community Meeting- December 6

Bonnie Brae Elementary School will soon be under construction as work begins on a renovation that will provide modern amenities and add approximately 40,000 square feet to the building. A community meeting will be held with FCPS Design and Construction on December 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria to learn more about what to expect as we enter this new phase of the project. 

Learn more about the Bonnie Brae Elementary School renovation.


Accessing FCPS Digital Resources At Home

FCPS students can log onto many of our digital resources for learning from their FCPS device, or a personal device.  Please visit the FCPS Digital Resources to Support Student Learning at Home webpage for information about available digital resources and links to access them. 

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Please be sure to log into ParentVue to complete the Impact Aid form by November 17, 2023.  Once logged in, please select the “Online Packets” tab at the top, then select “Federal Impact Aid Survey” from the drop-down menu.  Alternatively, parents may complete and return the paper copy of the form that was sent home in Tuesday Folders this week. 

For questions regarding the Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid, please call 703-329-7750 or email or visit  Additional information about Impact Aid programs and grants is available on the U.S. Department of Education's website at DoED Impact Aid Programs.  Have questions or need a ParentVue account? Contact Jenny Martinez, Student Information Assistant/Registrar by email:

Have a ParentVue account, but need assistance? Complete this Help Request Form:

Veterans Day

Community Review of Elementary ELA Basal Instructional Resources

A community review of the VDOE-approved Cycle II core instructional materials is scheduled for November 15, 2023, until noon on December 15, 2023. As part of the public review process, an open house has been scheduled during this period to allow community members to ask questions to members of the Elementary Language Arts team. Please share the information included in this communication with school staff and community by November 20, 2023.

Digital materials for public review and comment will be available on the Elementary Language Arts Basal Resource Review website.

Hard copies of instructional materials will be available for review at:

Pimmit Hills Center, Room 207 7510 Lisle Avenue Falls Church, VA 22043  

Materials may be reviewed at Pimmit Hills Center Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors should enter through door #4 and check in at the main office or with the building coordinator on duty. 

An open house with representatives from the Elementary Language Arts team will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

All community feedback will be shared with the review committee and with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting.


Chuck E. Cheese FUNdraiser - Tonight!

Chuck E. Cheese FUNdraiser - TONIGHT!

See you TONIGHT at Chuck E. Cheese! All Scotties are welcome to come and play, and 20% of sales will come back to the BBES PTO!

When: Friday, Nov. 10th from 3-9 pm 

Where:  Chuck E. Cheese, Fairfax location

Present the Chuck E. Cheese coupon sheet and mention Bonnie Brae for food or game pass purchases. 

chuck e cheese fundraiser

Next PTA Meeting - November 15th!

The next in-person PTO meeting is Wednesday, November 15th at 6 pm in the cafeteria.  Come make new friends, ask questions, meet other parents and teachers, and find out how you can help our school community and get connected!  We love our Scottie community and cannot wait to meet you!
Use this link to stream the meeting if you cannot make it in person:  

Game Night at iCode - PTO FUNdraiser

Sign up today!!! Send the kiddos for a fun night of gaming while parents take the night off!

Who: K-6 grade students

Where: iCode in Burke - 6045 Burke Centre Pkwy, Suite 202

When: Saturday, Nov 18th from 6-9PM

Cost: $30 per participant, pizza and drinks included!

Includes 3 hours of supervised gaming by background-checked staff at iCode with other Scotties!

Registration: Click on link and scroll ALL THE WAY TO BOTTOM for the Bonnie Brae Game Night option.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Register early and secure your spot!

Game Night at iCode

Calling all Event Planners!!!

Are you great at event planning, a leader, AND looking for a way to support our students?  The PTO is looking for an Events Lead and needs YOU!!! Make new friends, get involved, and make the magic happen for our kiddos! Events include: BINGO Night, Spring Carnival, VIP Dance, and many more! 

Contact for more details.

Events Lead Digital Flyer

PTO Volunteer Opportunities are OPEN!

Join in the fun, make an impact, and get involved! Volunteering is one of the best ways to get connected with other amazing Scottie families. Your help makes a huge difference in the lives of our students, so sign up today to help make the magic happen! Bonnie Brae PTO LOVES our amazing volunteers!

upcoming events

View the 2023-2024 FCPS School Calendar

  • November 18 - Game Night at iCode, 6 pm-9 pm
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)
  • December 1 - Parent Coffee, 8:40 am-9:15 am
  • December 4-8 - PTO Chick Fil A Spirit Days
  • December 6 - Bonnie Brae Construction Meeting, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
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