JOIN THE BELLS MILL PTA FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

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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

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New Family Meet and Greet — Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA)  invites families with students new to Bells Mill to join a virtual meet and greet. Learn more about Bells Mill and the PTA, meet and chat with other new families, and ask our parent volunteers any questions you might have. The meeting will have two parts — one for kindergarten families and one for all other new families. Kindergarten families are welcome to join whether or not you have other children at Bells Mill, and feel free to stay for the entire meeting if you would like. … Read Full Post

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ICYMI — Join PTA, Update Your School Directory Information, Sign up to Volunteer

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a non-profit organization that enhances educational excellence and strengthens the community. We’re working hard to refocus our priorities and efforts to support the unique needs of distance learning this semester. We’re also finding new ways to do some of our traditional activities, such as BINGO night, and providing new enrichment opportunities, such as virtual assemblies. To accomplish these goals, we need families to join and support the Bells Mill PTA.… Read Full Post

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PTA’s Reflections Art Program is back!

Calling BMES Artists!
Here is your chance to explore your artistic talents.
The PTA Reflections Program is BACK!
Deadline: Wednesday, November 18, 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

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Model UN – Registration & Information Meeting

Registration for the Model UN Club is now open to students grades 5 – 8! This exciting program teaches students how to improve research, writing, public speaking, and negotiation skills. Students will build cultural awareness, cultivate their global citizenship through learning about international issues and the work of the United Nations. Sponsored by the CJMS and BMES PTAs, the parent-organized program will offer weekly meetings online via Zoom on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:10pm beginning on September 17.… Read Full Post

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After School Enrichment from Flex Academies

After school enrichment provider Flex Academies is offering online virtual classes and virtual tutoring. Since these programs are virtual and not just for Bells Mill students, the PTA is not sponsoring the program as we have done previously. We are sharing this information for families who are interested in enrichment options. 
The class schedule is available at https://flexacademies.com/wp-content/uploads/PTA-FLYER-MD.pdf. Learn more about online tutoring at https://beta.flexone.live/tutors/
For questions, please contact Flex Academies directly at info@flexacademies.com

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Newly Elected BMES PTA Board Members & Approved Budget

On September 1, we held a socially distanced PTA meeting in the BMES parking lot to vote on the PTA board and budget. An in-person vote was required by the county PTA bylaws. Thanks to the 15 members who came out to make sure this happened! 
The 20-21 PTA board members are below. Thank you to this group for volunteering to lead the PTA this year to provide all our students with academic enrichment and a strong community.… Read Full Post

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Get involved – PTA volunteers needed!

Each year the PTA supports more than 50 activities to enrich the academic experiences of our students and build a sense of community. Your involvement is a key factor in our continued success to provide enrichment activities and support to the school. This is also a great way to get to know parents and teachers!

he following is our list of committees and we’re looking for volunteers! Please sign up here for the ones you would be interested in supporting and we’ll be in touch!… Read Full Post

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