Tomorrow! Learn to Make a Mango Lassi

Join us on zoom on Wednesday, April 14 at 2PM for a hands on cooking class! We’ll learn to make a mango lassi, which is a traditional South Asian beverage. Register at
Please have the following ingredients and supplies available:

1 1⁄2 or 3 large ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into chunks (can use jarred or frozen if you prefer)
2 1⁄4 or 4 1⁄2 cups plain yogurt
3 or 6 Tbsp honey, plus more to taste
2 1⁄4 or 1 tsp cardamom, plus extra for sprinkling/garnish
Ice (optional)


  • Chefs knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting boards
  • Paring knives
  • Blender
  • Rubber spatula
  • Serving cupS
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Support Autism Acceptance – Wear blue on Thursday, April 15!

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Bells Mill is honored to be home to an amazing program to support the needs of students with autism. On Thursday, April 15 we invite the Bells Mill community to wear blue to show acceptance of autism and celebrate differences. The class with the highest participation will win a virtual movie party! To learn more about autism and how to support awareness, visit:

Autism Speaks

Autism Self Advocacy Network 

Autism Society

National Autism Center at the May Institute

Interactive Autism Network

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Bells Mill International Festival – Starting Sunday!

Join our virtual BMES International Festival to celebrate the diversity of the Bells Mill Community!

  • Food Trucks starting Sunday! In April and May food trucks will be serving “GRAB & GO” style at Bells Mill, offering a culinary taste around the world! Check the schedule and pre-order instructions at
    • We’ll kick things off this Sunday with Rocklands BBQ from 4-7PM!
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NACCP Parents’ Council Meeting – April 21, 2021

The next Parents’ Council Meeting is Wednesday, April 21 with the MCPS Board of Education members. You won’t want to miss this!

Apr 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting here.

You will receive a link about joining the meeting after you register.

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“Bach to Rock” Virtual Dance Party – May 1, 2021

Our kids have been worked hard and been flexible over the past year. It’s time to celebrate and dance the night away. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 1 at 7:00pm.

Please register here:

Bach to Rock will send the Zoom link the day before the event.

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Bells Mill Community Corner

Even if we are apart, we’re still together! Each week in Bear Post we will share information from other schools in the cluster or community events that provide opportunities to connect and help each other. If you have anything you’d like to add, email While these are not sponsored or endorsed by the BMES PTA, we’re happy to help share information as appropriate.

  • With in-person after school enrichment classes on hold, young Rembrandts is offering online art classes for elementary students.
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Lots of Fun at “Magic and Muffins”

Last Saturday the kindergarten and first grade families marveled at a virtual magic show with Magic Evan while enjoying their homemade muffins! We introduced this event last year to meet the interests of our younger students and allow parents a chance to share in a school event with their children. We are grateful to parent volunteers Amanda Klueger and Jessica McClellan for organizing this great opportunity!

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