The Bells Mill PTA is a partnership between parents and the school to enhance educational excellence and strengthen the community. Traditionally, we sponsor more than 50 events and activities in the school each year. We’re working hard to refocus our priorities and efforts to support the unique needs of distance learning this semester. We are committed to (1) making sure that students have the tools they need to make distance learning successful, (2) keeping the sense of community that makes Bells Mill special, and (3) supporting our school families during this challenging time.… Read Full Post
Though we are apart, Bells Mill Bear spirit brings us together. Show your school spirit even over zoom!
What you need to know:
-Orders will ship directly to your home this year.
-There is a good chance your order will arrive in time for the holidays but it cannot be guaranteed.
-We are unable to place any orders after the order close date.
-There are no refunds or exchanges so when in doubt, order a size up.… Read Full Post
Parents and Guardians are invited to have a informal virtual discussion on topics and issues impacting our BMES students with Dr. Smith. Don’t forget your coffee, tea or water!
Restaurant Night is around the corner! Come to Potomac Pizza on Wednesday, November 25 from 4-8pm, tell them you’re with BMES and they’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to our PTA!
Join the PTA for a virtual meeting and conversation with Dr. Smith and Mrs. Kanter. To keep our meeting secure, the zoom link will be sent out in the morning of Dec. 7th by Dr. Smith so please keep an eye on your email.
Bells Mill families and staff are invited to join a chairobics session led by a Bells Mill parent. It will be held this Saturday, November 28th at 11am. Unwind, de-stress, relax and reconnect with your families together through this yoga based aerobics routine involving deep breathing, stretching and gentle body movements on/with a chair. This is a free 30-minute live zoom event requiring a sturdy chair (optional if using floor mat) and internet connectivity. Please email email@example.com… Read Full Post
Chess.com, in association with the C&O Family Chess Center, are hosting a fun non-elimination chess tournament during Thanksgiving break for all Bells Mill students:
· Friday November 27th 10 am – 11:30 am
Please go to the following Sign Up Genius link to RSVP and more details will follow.
All students are welcome to join the tournament late or leave early.
If you are interested in your child playing online chess with other Bells Mill students but this date does not work, please RSVP with alternative dates that work for you.… Read Full Post
Calling BMES Artists!
Here is your chance to explore your artistic talents.
The PTA Reflections Program is BACK!
Deadline: Friday, November 20th, 2020
PTA’s Reflections is a nationwide art program which provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.… Read Full Post
MCPS is in Phase 2 of the Boundary Analysis which involves the use of the interactive boundary explorer tool developed by the consultant supporting the effort by MCPS. It is intended to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries by analyzing various data points. Learn more here. Access the interactive tool here.
Additionally, as part of Phase 2, MCPS is hosing small group meetings to allow residents and stakeholders to provide public feedback which is to be included in the final report that will be used to inform the Board of Education on future boundary planning.… Read Full Post
Read our fall newsletter to learn more about PTA plans for the school year.
Have you joined the PTA yet? Unfortunately, almost 70% of our families have not joined the PTA yet this year! In fact, we have more than 100 fewer members than we did this time last year. We are a stronger organization when all families and teachers join and participate in the PTA. Your membership fees and donations allow us to sponsor more than 50 activities and events each year that benefit BMES students.… Read Full Post
Thanks to all students who entered the pumpkin carving contest. We really enjoyed seeing your pictures and hope you had fun. It was a nice way to celebrate together!
We’re excited to announce the winners in the following categories:
Bear Pride — Siblings Kareena and Amrik for the Bells Mill Bears pumpkin
Most Creative — Siblings Ryan (4) and Rachel (1) for their erupting pumpkin
Favorite Sports Team — Amogh (5) for his Yankees pumpkin
Check out the entries in our Facebook album.