Backpack Drive for Southlake Elementary

The Bells Mill PTA is having a backpack drive to collect backpacks filled with school supplies for our sister school, Southlake ES. We have a goal to collect 75 completed backpacks! We will have a collection box out front of Bells Mill ES during the school day beginning July 19th and ending July 30th, on weekdays only. Bells Mill has always been a place of service learning and a school that supports community. We are excited about coming together to support our sister school by providing learning materials!… Read Full Post

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Incoming Kindergarten Summer Playdates!

This year the PTA is sponsoring two summer playdates for incoming kindergarteners!  We can’t wait for all the incoming Bells Mill Kindergarten students and families to meet and become a part of our wonderful school community! We hope you can come to one (or both!) of this summer’s meet-ups for popsicles and playground fun! Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/3cxxCRX so we know how many students to expect or to communicate in case of schedule changes. We’ll also be collecting for our school supply drive to benefit South Lake ES and signing families up for PTA for the year!… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Community Corner

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 communications@bellsmill.org. While these are not sponsored or endorsed by the BMES PTA, we’re happy to help share information as appropriate.

  • Girls on the Run is coming to Bells Mill this fall! The program is open to girls in 3rd – 5th grade.
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Thank you for supporting PTA this year!

As we wrap up the year, we want to take a minute to thank our Bells Mill families, teachers, and school community who joined the PTA, volunteered time, or made a donation. Your support is critical to our continued support of the Bells Mill community. We are so proud of our students for their resilience, and grateful to the amazing Bells Mill staff who gave their all to make this year the best it could be!… Read Full Post

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Last Day of School Signs

Don’t forget to take a picture on the last day of school to mark the end of a year we will never forget! We created a set of signs for your pictures on Wednesday – there are options for each grade and a few generic ones. Download here.

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3 Volunteers Needed for 1 hour for financial review!

At the end of each Fiscal Year we are required to have the books of the Bells Mill Elementary PTA undergo a financial review. This is not an audit, you do not need to be a CPA or financial professional to volunteer, and the entire commitment shouldn’t take more than 1-2 hours. Under Maryland PTA rules, a committee of three people need to perform the review by reviewing the bank statements, check register and other documents from the 2020-2021 year and confirm them to be correct.… Read Full Post

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Tonight! California Tortilla Fundraiser & Celebrity Scoop Night – May 26

Join the PTA tonight for two fundraisers to support Bells Mill, including appearances by your favorite Bells Mill staff at Baskin Robbins!

California Tortilla in Cabin John Shopping Center will donate 25% of group sales on Wednesday, May 26 to Bells Mill (11AM-8PM). In store pickup, curbside pickup, or delivery are available. Indoor dining is available, but online ordering in advance is recommended.

1. Start an online order on CaliforniaTortilla.com.

2. In the left column, find and click on the category called “Spirit Night.”… Read Full Post

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Last Week! Shop the BMES Scholastic Book Fair

Our virtual Scholastic Book Fair is underway! 25% of sales go to Bells Mill to buy books for classrooms and students in need. Last year’s fair allowed the school to purchase classroom sets of novels for the reading curriculum and social-emotional learning lessons. Shop the fair here through May 30 http://www.scholastic.com/bf/bellsmilles

  • Each weeknight at 7pm a BMES teacher will read a favorite book and share a few recommendations for summer reading! See the zoom link from Dr.
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Churchill Cluster Elementary School Parent Coffee: Race & Equity – June 4

Please join the Churchill Cluster Elementary School Principals, School Staff, and Central Office Staff to engage in conversations about race and equity on Friday, June 4th, 9:30am. Zoom link to be provided by the school.

We will discuss:

  • the importance of talking about race and racism and how it exists in our community
  • the importance of collaborating together as a cluster
  • how to talk to our children about racism and how to be an anti-racist
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Volunteers for Financial Review

At the end of each Fiscal Year we are required to have the books of the Bells Mill Elementary PTA undergo a financial review. This is not an audit, you do not need to be a CPA or financial professional to volunteer, and the entire commitment shouldn’t take more than 1-2 hours. Under Maryland PTA rules, a committee of three people need to perform the review by reviewing the bank statements, check register and other documents from the 2020-2021 year and confirm them to be correct.… Read Full Post

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