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Important Events and Dates for August and September 2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 1:40 PM by Lee Newman   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 4:13 PM ]

Important dates to remember:

Monday, August 13th:  Suburban Village book mobile from 6:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 15th:  VPI Pre-school parent orientation at Meadowbrook High School from 8:30-11:00 AM

Wednesday, August 15th:  Crestwood/Bon Air community meeting at 6:30 at Crestwood Elementary School

Monday, August 20th:  Suburban Village book mobile from 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 21st:  Midlothian District school safety meeting from 6:30-8:00 PM at Midlothian High School hosted by Dr. Javaid Siddiqi.  Click here for more information. For information in Spanish, click here.

Monday, August 27th:  Suburban Village book mobile from 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, August 30th Open House

               2:00- New to Bon Air families (1st-5th grade)

               2:30- All students (1st-5th grade)

               6:30- Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, September 4th:  First day of school!

Tuesday, September 4th:  VPI Open House from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Thursday, September 13th:  Back to school night for 3rd-5th grade from 6:30-7:30 PM

Thursday, September 20th Back to school night for Pre-K- 2nd grade from 6:30-7:30 PM

 Other Updates:mportant updates:   

Social Media:  You can now find Bon Air Elementary School on social media!  We are excited to use social media to communicate about upcoming events and highlight the great things that are going on at our school! Please pick the method below that is most convenient for your family and like us or follow us!

Facebook:  Bon Air Elementary School

Twitter:  @BAES_Eagles

Instagram:  baes_eagles

Start Times:  Bon Air Elementary will be operating on the early start time schedule beginning this fall.  The official school day is from 7:45 AM-2:15 PM.The doors will open to students at 7:35, and the tardy bell will ring at 7:45.  Dismissal will occur promptly at 2:15. Our school office hours are from 7:15-3:15. More information related to the change in start times can be found below under transportation.

Theme:  Each year Bon Air Elementary has a theme that depicts the focus for our staff and school for the year.  This year we wanted our theme to reflect the wonderful community that exists at Bon Air Elementary and within the Bon Air community as a whole.  One of the greatest strengths of our school and community are our relationships with each other, and we are excited to focus on strengthening these relationships this year.  Our theme for the 2018-2019 school year will be: Growing a village, one relationship at a time.

Transportation: The Bon Air bus routes have been posted.  Click here to see the bus routes. Please check back weekly for updates throughout the month of August and September. 

Volunteering:  We are so fortunate to have numerous parents who volunteer for us in many different roles.  If you plan to be a field trip chaperone, classroom helper, or volunteer for our school in other ways this year, please fill out the online Chesterfield County Public Schools volunteer application.  To access this form, please click here. Involved parents are critical to a school’s success!

YMCA After School Program:  This year the YMCA will be hosting an after school program at Bon Air Elementary.  For more information or to sign your child up for this program, please click here.  

18-19 Supply List

posted Aug 1, 2018, 5:34 PM by Lee Newman

There have been some minor changes to the supply list. See attachment.

Ms. Buck is Chesterfield County's First Year Teacher of the Year!

posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:41 AM by Lee Newman   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 6:07 AM ]

Ms. Ashley Buck, in her first year as an Exceptional Education teacher, has been named the First Year Teacher of the Year, not just for Bon Air Elementary but for the whole county!  Woohoo!

Bon Air's First Pre-K: There are slots still open!

posted May 25, 2018, 9:23 AM by Lee Newman

Bon Air Elementary is part of the VPI (Virginia Pre-school Initiative) program starting next Fall. If you have a child who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30 and are interested, please contact this # and mention that you are in the Bon Air Elementary district. 804-706-6061

The Bon Air PTA needs your help….really, we do!

posted May 25, 2018, 9:16 AM by Lee Newman   [ updated May 25, 2018, 9:17 AM ]

For the next school year, 2018-2019, we are in need of many people to fill open positions. The Bon Air Elementary School PTA is a 501-c-3 non- profit organization run solely by volunteers. We fund, sponsor, and organize many programs for your children and the school throughout the year. And we hope you can help!


Open Positions for 2018-2019:


5K Committee - looking for a few people to take over this wonderful Bon Air tradition. Help needed in many areas: getting sponsors, t-shirt design, course set up and take down, organizing sign up website, the breakfast and more. This is our second biggest fundraiser and we are in jeopardy of losing it if we don’t find volunteers to take it over!


Village Fair Committee -help needed in many areas: t-shirt sales, volunteer coordinator, marketing, games & inflatables, prizes, finding sponsors…. Lots of openings that can be done by working parents at night 


Village Fair Silent Auction Committee- We need some people with spreadsheets skills that are organized and good at getting auction items for VF!  If we do not have a silent auction lead by the end of June, we most likely will not be able to have a silent auction at the fair this fall. That would reduce our profits by $8000! This role can be done by working parents at night 


Beautification- taking care of the potted plants outside of school. Time commitment - a few hours a school year


Facebook & Twitter– keep our followers up to date on the happenings at BAES. Time commitment - an hour a week & can be done from home


Moms & Muffins/Dads & Donuts- coordinating these events by purchasing food, set up & break down and getting volunteers.


Council & District Delegate– serves as a liaison to the Chesterfield County PTA by attending their meetings


Grandparents Day- always the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. This position organizes volunteers, food and beverages for the visiting family members in the gym. 


Hospitality- these volunteers are in charge of organizing various breakfasts and lunches for the staff throughout the school year, organizing Teacher Appreciation Week and making sure all the special days (Administrative Assistants Day, Bus Driver Appreciation Day, etc…) are covered as well.


Newsletter- organize articles from PTA committee members into a newsletter form. This year we did an online version. Can be done at home by a working parent.


Spirit Wear- in charge of making flyers, ordering & distributing the Bon Air Eagle swag for our school!


Student Directory- need someone with spreadsheet skills! Organize the student info into a handy directory


Website- our very neglected Bon Air PTA website needs lots of TLC! Can be done at home by a working parent.


Open positions for the 2019-2020school year:


Almost the entire executive board will be up for re-election next spring, so if you are interested in the position of President, Vice President in charge of Fundraising, Vice President in charge of Programs or Treasurer, please contact us for more information. 



The Bon Air PTA loves this school and wants to do as much as we can for it! But we cannot do it without help from volunteers. If we don’t have volunteers to fill positions, many committees are in jeopardy of being eliminated.  


Everyone is always welcome to come to a PTA board meeting to check things out – the next one is June 5that 6:30pm in the Library.  And the next General Membership meeting is June 12that 6:30pm before the 4thgrade Recorder Rally.


Please contact us with any questions:


Jen Swain    jenswain@verizon.net


Joan Nelson   mjnelson1227@comcast.net

"Stepping Up" Robious Middle School 2018

posted May 11, 2018, 6:02 AM by Eun Jung Klyce

Calling all rising 6th grade students!  It’s time to STEP UP and get ready for your time at Robious Middle School.  Time to STEP UP to the next level in school, and shed those elementary school colors for some “Raider” red and black!

“Stepping Up” is a one day program designed to ease the transition to middle school and to ensure that students have the skills necessary to succeed at Robious Middle School.

Stepping Up has three main goals:

  1. Students will develop positive relationships with teachers & other students.

  2. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the school building and school procedures.

  3. Students will develop skills to help them succeed in middle school.

Stepping Up is filled with many activities that students will enjoy; such as: school tour and scavenger hunt, “getting to know you” activities, how to open a locker, how to work with your school counselor, teacher expectations, how to follow a student schedule, and more!  Students will also learn about clubs, dances, homework, dress code, and general school procedures.

Choose one: Session 1:  Tuesday, August 7 Session 3: Thursday, August 16

                     Session 2: Tuesday, August 14 Session 4: Tuesday, August 21

Time:  9:00 am – 2:00 pm


$38.00** non-refundable.  Registration begins May 7 through June 22.  Parents are strongly encouraged to register and pay online at https://goo.gl/forms/0mgG1yAN0Cb3mxii1.  Registration can also be done in person between 8:30am and 2pm in the front office at Robious Middle. Checks should be made payable to Robious Middle School.  (Spaces may be limited.) The cost includes dri-fit T-shirt, drawstring bag, lunch, and the chance to have fun and meet new friends and much, much more.  

For questions, email denise_cushman@ccpsnet.net

It’s time to STEP UP to middle school. We want to make sure that you are heading in the right direction as you continue down your educational path, one step at a time.

**Please contact the RMS counseling department (378-2510) if payment is an issue. We want as many students to attend as possible!


¡Atención estudiantes que van a estar en nivel sexto el año siguiente!  Es la hora para STEP UP y prepararte para tu tiempo en Robious Middle School.  Es la hora para STEP UP al nivel siguiente en la escuela, y para quitar los colores de su escuela primaria para el rojo y negro de los “Raiders”.

“Stepping Up” un programa de día que es diseño para aliviar la transición a middle school y para asegurar que los estudiantes tienen todas las habilidades que necesitan para tener éxito en Robious Middle School.

Stepping Up tiene tres metas importantes:

  1. Los estudiantes van a desarrollar relaciones positivas con los maestros y otros estudiantes.

  2. Los estudiantes van a tener la oportunidad para acostumbrarse con el edificio y las normas de la escuela.

  3. Los estudiantes van a desarrollar habilidades que van a ayudarlos a tener éxito en middle school.

¡Stepping Up está lleno con muchas actividades que los estudiantes disfrutan como: un recorrido de la escuela con una “búsqueda de tesoro”, actividades para “conocerte”, como abrir y usar un taquilla, como hablar con su consejero, como seguir el horario de los estudiantes, las expectaciones de los maestros, y más!  También los estudiantes van a aprender de los clubes, los bailes, la tarea, el código de vestimento, y otras normas de la escuela.

Eliga uno: Sesión 1:  martes, el 7 de agosto Sesión 3: jueves, el 16 de agosto

                     Sesión 2: martes, el 14 de agosto Sesión 4: jueves, el 21 de agosto

todas las sesiones son de las 9:00 hasta las 14:00


$38.00** no reembolsable.  La registración empieza el 7 de mayo y termina el 22 de junio. Recomendamos que los estudiantes se inscriban en https://goo.gl/forms/0mgG1yAN0Cb3mxii1.  También, se puede inscribir en persona entre las horas de 8:30 hasta las 14:00 en la oficina de Robious Middle School. Se deben escribir los cheques a “Robious Middle School”. Los espacios para el programa son limitados. El precio incluye: una camiseta de “dri-fit”, una mochila de cordón, almuerzo, y la oportunidad a conocer con amigos nuevos y mucho más.  

Si tiene preguntas, mande un email a: denise_cushman@ccpsnet.net

Es la hora para STEP UP a middle school. Queremos que los estudiantes anden en el camino mejor mientras están transitando en sus vidas.

**POR FAVOR llame a la oficina de consejos de Robious si no puede pagar por el programa (378-2510) Queremos que tenemos todos los estudiantes possibles.

Bon Air 5K

posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:06 PM by Lee Newman

The Bon Air 5k is Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Go to www.bonair5k.com for more information. 

Bike Safety Month

posted Apr 25, 2018, 4:41 AM by Lee Newman

May is Bike Month!  See attached information including bike safety tips for kids.

Original Works PTA Fundraiser

posted Apr 13, 2018, 9:02 AM by Lee Newman

Original Works is a PTA fundraiser that features your child's artwork on products such as mugs, keychains, tote bags and many other options. Keep an eye out in your child's backpack - you should be getting the packet with the artwork & order form today or tomorrow!  Details are attached below. 

Orders are due next Wednesday, April 18. Remember to send the artwork back with the completed order form and payment(cash or check-made out to Bon Air PTA). These products make great gifts for Mother's Day or Father's day! Orders should be in by May 11, right before Mother's Day. 

Thanks for all your support! 

The Spring Book Fair and Food Truck Fest is Tuesday, April 17 at BAES.

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:57 AM by Lee Newman

The Book Fair is in the gym from 4pm to 7pm. The Food Truck Fest is from 5pm to 7pm in the carpool loop featuring Boardwalk, Dank Eats, Go Go Vegan Go and Kona Ice. The cafeteria will be open for a place to eat dinner, as well as a few picnic tables outside. 

Also that night in the gym, there will be a Bon Air PTA General Membership Meeting at 5:45pm and a Minds in Motion Performance by 4th grade at 6pm. 

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