Read-a-Thon wraps up after an incredible two weeks! 

The Bells Mill PTA would like to thank the entire school community for making read-a-thon such a success! The students enjoyed two weeks immersed in literacy – from the book quotes on the morning announcements to mid-day DEAR time to nightly videos of bedtime stories on Facebook. The students logged an impressive 250,000 minutes! We hope your students enjoyed the extra emphasis on reading. Thanks to all for making this a wonderful learning opportunity and a successful fundraiser:

  • We appreciate the amazing efforts of the Bells Mill staff who partnered with us on this very important effort.
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Bells Mill – Directories Available!

Bells Mill Directory – Online (All Families)

Did you know that all Bells Mill families have access to the online Bells Mill Directory through A to Z Connect?  And that you can also view the directory through an app downloaded on your smartphone?  Over 375 families have an A to Z Account that will link them to the online directory.  For those families,  go to from your desk top and enter your email and password. … Read Full Post

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Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation for the 20-21 school year for Bells Mill Elementary School is scheduled for Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th! Kindergarten orientation is an opportunity to help parents/families with enrollment processes, and to provide a small peek into the world of kindergarten at Bells Mill Elementary School! The new VIP’s will have an opportunity to become acquainted with future friends, staff, and the Bells Mill school environment. Present Kindergarten classes will not be held on these dates.… Read Full Post

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Submit Pictures for Yearbook!

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events (please do not submit pictures taken at birthday parties or i.e. sleepovers) we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
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Skate Night is Saturday – Pre-registration now closed

Bells Mill Skate Night is on Saturday. Online and pre-registration is now closed. If you didn’t pre-register you can pay the regular admission fee to the rink at the door. We’re excited to see so many of you coming!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
6:30 PM – 8 PM
Cabin John Ice Arena, 10610 Westlake Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

The rink is reserved for all friends and family members of current Bells Mill students. Children should wear helmets, winter clothing, and gloves.… Read Full Post

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February PTA Meeting RECAP

On Tuesday we had our third general meeting of the Bells Mill PTA for this school year, and the first in 2020.  Thanks to all who attended, and a special thanks to Ms. Abramson, Ms. Goodhand, Ms. Tabachow, and Ms. Bordley for presenting!

For those who could not make it, here is a quick recap:

  • We discussed Read-a-Thon, which kicked off on Monday — we are off to a great start with participation and donations!
  • Abramson introduced the Benchmark reading curriculum, and Ms.
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STEM Night Thank You!

Last Friday’s amazing STEM Night was a wonderful collaboration among parents, school staff and community. Thanks to the many volunteers from school staff, Bells Mill parents, Churchill Robotics Club, Richard Montgomery iGEMS club, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It was a wonderful learning opportunity!

Special thanks to our organizers who put a tremendous amount of work into this effort! Tina Ehtiati organized the event on the PTA side, including writing the proposal to get a grant from the National PTA to support us.… Read Full Post

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Parent Teacher Meeting – TOMORROW Feb 4th

Come join us for our next PTA meeting on February 4th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Media Center.  Free pizza & childcare available in the APR!

February Discussion Topics:

  • Three Bells Mill teachers will present a hands-on classroom example of the new reading curriculum. This is a great way to see what and how your students are learning across grade levels.
  • Our winter will be full of fun and educational activities sponsored by the PTA(Parent Teacher Association).
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