New Fundraiser! Pick-your-own pumpkins at FarmAtHome

Enjoy time away from the crowds and come pick-your-own pumpkins at FarmAtHome in Poolesville, Maryland while supporting the Bells Mill PTA! FarmAtHome offers no admission fee, contactless, semi-private appointments and has pumpkins, mums, gourds, apple cider, fall decorations, and more for sale in a relaxing, family-friendly environment. Book any appointment online at www.FarmAtHome.com this month and add “Bells Mill” in the notes section. FarmAtHome will donate 10% of sales to Bells Mill PTA! Prepay online and pay for additional items on-site using a QR code.

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Save the Date: Magic & Muffins on 10/30

Families of Heat Start, Kindergarten, and First Grade students are invited to watch a magic show! Kids watch a magic show and eat muffins while parents sip on coffee and meet other families!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 10:00AM OUTSIDE AT BELLS MILL

Stay tuned for more information on purchasing tickets!

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Calling ALL BMES Artists! The 2021-2022 PTA Reflections Program is now accepting submissions

It is time to put on your thinking cap, roll up your creative sleeves, and REFLECT on this year’s theme:  “I Will Change The World By…”

Display your creativity via Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts.

For details, submission forms, and contest rules, and questions, please visit:  https://bellsmill.org/reflections-art-program/

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Spirit Wear Sales Extended!

We’re excited to offer a variety of spirit wear items for students, parents, and teachers so everyone can represent the Bells Mill Bears! Every Friday at Bells Mill is spirit day! This year the spirit wear sale will be a PTA fundraiser and we appreciate your support! 

This year we are ordering our customized spirit wear from a local screen printing and embroidery company, Sports Extra. We are excited to be partnering with a local business!… Read Full Post

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Comment on MCCPTA Advocacy Priorities

The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) would like to hear from you on what you consider to be important priorities for the school year. Based on your input, BMES PTA will submit comments on draft MCCPTA  priorities, which—along with feedback from other school PTAs—will help drive advocacy with MCPS, the Board of Education, the County Council, and the Maryland State Legislature. The priorities include  Communication; Covid-19 Response and Recovery; Curriculum; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Health, Wellness, and School Climate; Ombudsman; and Transportation and Facilities.… Read Full Post

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Is your child interested in joining Odyssey of the Mind? Let us know by Friday, 10/15

Are you looking for an after school opportunity that helps students use their engineering, artistic, and theatrical skills to conceptualize and create new solutions to intriguing problems?  If so, then Odyssey of the Mind is for you. 

Please fill out the interest survey by Friday, 10/15 here:  https://bit.ly/OOTMinterest

For more information, email bellsmillodyssey@gmail.com

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Join the Bells Mill PTA for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Through the PTA, families and teachers work together to enrich the school experience. Each year we sponsor more than 50 programs, including the Teacher Classroom Fund, Academic Enrichment, Science Fair, STEM Night, Assemblies, Staff Appreciation, International Festival, Artist in Residence, community events, and more.It is critical that each family join and support the PTA to ensure continued success of these programs.

A membership to the PTA costs $25 per family. However, membership dues account for less than 15% of our annual budget and we ask families to consider making a donation to help us fill the gap.… Read Full Post

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Volunteers Needed for PTA Activities!

We’re looking for volunteers to help with our programs and events at Bells Mill. Below is our list of committees and we’re looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please complete the google form and we’ll be in touch. In particular, we’re looking for a representative from Bells Mill for the MCCPTA Gifted & Talented Education Committee.

Bells Mill PTA Volunteer Opportunities 

A description of the committees is available at https://bellsmill.org/about/committees/. Events and activities occur throughout the entire school year and we will be developing a full calendar shortly.… Read Full Post

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BMES Family Directory — Create your new account!

Everyone needs to Create a New Account. The BMES PTA is excited to be welcoming parents and students to a new school year. Some things will look a little different this year, including the new and improved online school directory at AtoZ Connect!!   AtoZ Connect is now powered by Membership Toolkit to bring you the best school directory experience available. The system is secure, easy to use, and free to families once you log in, add, and verify your information.… Read Full Post

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Family Directory Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider sponsoring this year’s school directory by placing an ad for your business! There are options available in the print edition and the new mobile app. Your business will have exposure for at least a year. You can refer to THIS LINK for pricing and available spaces. Reach out to Michele Delgadillo from AtoZ if you want additional information. P: 301-523-0574 or E: michele@atozconnect.com.

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