Read-a-Thon Updates and Leaderboard!

Thank you to all of the staff and students for reading and fundraising this week! 

Here is the leaderboard (as of 9am): 

Top Minutes

1. Mrs. Ginsburg (2nd)

2. Mr. Hirsch (5th)

3. Ms. Matthews (1st)

Top Fundraisers

1. Ms. Mossman (1st)

2. Mrs.Ginsburg (2nd) 

3. Ms. Matthews (1st)

As a school we have raised exactly $14,000 and read over 66,000 minutes! Great job Bells Mill Bears! 

Reminder: Adult Supervision Required at Events

As we prepare for upcoming afterschool events at BMES, we want to remind you that all students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or older sibling over the age of 18 when attending these events.

While at the event, students need to remain under the supervision of their accompanying adult. We’ve received feedback about students exploring areas of the school where they shouldn’t be at some recent evening activities at the school. Please help us to ensure safety for all.

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Academic Night is Tonight! February 29

The Bells Mill Academic Showcase “Leap into Learning” will be held tonight, February 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. This fun-filled night features a choice board where your child(ren) can participate in up to three events as well as other fun activities throughout the evening! Click here for a flyer with all of the events and activities for the night.

*Special message for families with incoming BMES Kindergarteners (2024-2025). Our amazing K team will have a special read aloud for incoming Kindergarteners from 6:30-7:45.… Read Full Post

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Donate Gently Used Books

The PTA is collecting children’s books for the little libraries (BMES, the Scotland Community Center, and soon South Lake ES) and Minds in Motion Childcare. Donation boxes will be available in the front hallway. We’ll also have a bin outside for the vocabulary parade on Friday March 1st. 

Books should be appropriate for preschool through middle school students and donations will be accepted until spring break. Thank you for your support!

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General PTA Meeting this Tuesday, March 5

Our next PTA General Meeting will be on Tuesday March 5, before Bingo Night begins. We will vote to Amend the PTA’s Bylaws, Section XII, Council Membership to correct an error in the number of delegates.

Paragraph a currently reads, “This local PTA/PTSA shall be represented in meetings of the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations by the president or alternate, the principal or alternate, and by __6___ delegates or their alternates. All representatives to the council must be members of this local PTA/PTSA.”… Read Full Post

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Bingo Night this Tuesday, March 5

Bingo Night is quickly approaching on Tuesday, March 5 in the APR! Doors will open at 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 6:00pm and will end at 7:30pm. Some of your favorite teachers will be the Bingo callers and all children will leave with a prize.

We are excited to announce that the 5th Grade Fundraising Committee will be selling beverages and candy at Bingo Night. CASH ONLY! All proceeds from the beverages and candy sold will go to support the BMES 5th grade promotion activities, including a picnic and a field trip.… Read Full Post

International Night – April 12

The annual event will return on Friday, April 12 from 6-7:30 with country displays, cultural dances, crafts and lots of fun! We’re looking for families to host country tables and perform cultural dances. Sign up here!

For more information or if you would like to help with planning the event or volunteering to set up or at the event please reach out to [email protected]

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Save the Date -Breakfast with Bears Monday, April 15

Breakfast with Bears Come join us on the blacktop for light breakfast refreshments (donuts and juice) before school on April 15th at 8:30 – 9:05am (rain date: April 16th). Each Bells Mill Bear can bring one special person to share the morning with. To ensure we have enough refreshments, please RSVP here by Thursday, April 11th.

Volunteers Needed for Breakfast with Bears We are looking for volunteers to help with coordinating food purchases, set up, clean up, and food distribution for Breakfast with Bears on April 15th (rain date: April 16th).… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Read-a-Thon Has Begun!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Read-A-Thon is underway! The annual Read-a-Thon is PTA’s BIGGEST FUNDRAISER and we’re counting on you to make it a success. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to activate your child’s personal reader page and make a donation today. Feel free to share this link with family members as well.

Your support will greatly assist us in meeting our financial goal of $14,000 for the Read-a-Thon. The class from each grade with the most minutes read will earn a popsicle party, and the class with the overall most funds raised wins a pizza party!… Read Full Post

Weekly Message from the PTA

The PTA is excited to announce that our annual ReadAThon starts on Monday (2/26). Please see below for a message about this fun event that encourages our kids to read.

As a follow up from last week, if you are interested in joining the Bells Mill PTA WhatsApp community, please click on this link. The PTA will use this community to send information and reminders regarding events and other important announcements throughout the year.

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