Fundraiser at California Tortilla & Baskin Robbins Scoop Night — Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Our restaurant night fundraisers kicks off with crowd favorite California Tortilla and Baskin Robbins Scoop Night! 

California Tortilla: Wednesday, September 22nd from 11am – 9:30pm

Orders must be placed online at for in store pickup, curbside pickup, or delivery from the Potomac, MD restaurant. 25% of group sales will be donated to the Bells Mill Elementary PTA!

1. Start an online order on

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

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Back to School Picnic Thank You

It was great to see everyone at last week’s Back to School picnic! Thank you to Georgia Karamalikis for organizing the picnic, Fayuan Wen for running the craft table, and our PTA board members for helping to set up! We appreciate that the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Pros to You, Bar-T, and Soccer Shots came to share information about their offerings! 

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Order this year’s BMES Spirit Wear by 9/30!

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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Support BMES PTA with Amazon Smile

When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice. Click here to register the Bells Mill PTA as your AmazonSmile Charity.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Bells Mill Elem PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. 

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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

As PTA activities get underway for the school year, we’re looking for volunteers to help with our programs and events. 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. 

Bells Mill PTA Volunteer Opportunities 

A description of the committees is available at 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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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 While these are not sponsored or endorsed by the BMES PTA, we’re happy to help share information as appropriate.

  • Churchill Fall Community Night this Friday, September 17th at 6:30 pm. Come cheer on the Bulldogs as they take on B-CC (home game).
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Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 10, 5:30-7:30

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA)  invites all Bells Mill students and families to celebrate the new school year! We will be hosting a picnic at Bells Mill on Friday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30.

Bar-T and Soccer Shots will host activities, craft tables will be available, and the Scouts programs will have information about local troops. Be sure to join the PTA while you are there and check out samples of shirts for our spirit wear fundraiser! … Read Full Post

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