Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch & Cookie Exchange – Need More Volunteers and SignUps!

This year, we’re throwing a catered lunch (thank you to Gregorio’s for their generous donations!), and a cookie exchange.  See the Sign Up Genius.

Lunch: December 18

Cookie Exchange: December 19

We need all non-perishable contributions BY DECEMBER 17.

We need all lunch perishable items BY 10:00am on DECEMBER 18.

We need all cookies BY 9:30am on DECEMBER 19.

(If you are donating, please double-check for which day you’ve signed-up.)

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The Art Room needs your help

See the below letter from Mrs. Park in our Art Room.  Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!!

Dear artist fans,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. The first marking period has flown by and I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the second marking period. The artists in the art room have been working very hard to produce wonderful original works of art that show their creativity.

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WCHS Online Parent Discussion Board

Parents, we are excited to announce the launch of an online forum to provide Churchill parents an opportunity to support their students by asking for recommendations, sharing ideas, asking questions, and generally mentoring each other in our Churchill community. The PTSA board has worked hard on selecting the best platform for this forum, and you may join here. This is the board’s response to all those of you who have been asking how to get in contact with other, and create communities of interest!… Read Full Post

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The MCCPTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for MCCPTA officer positions for the 2020-2021 school year. The positions are:


Vice President for Educational Issues

Vice President for Administration

Vice President for Programs

Vice President for Advocacy


Recording Secretary, Board of Directors

Recording Secretary, Delegates Assembly

Area Vice Presidents

Cluster Coordinators


February 21 – all nominations are due; this will include completion of these two files. (Area VPs and CCs are due later and will be discussed in a separate email)

After February 21, the nominating committee may seek additional nominees for positions if qualified candidates have not been nominated.… Read Full Post

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December 3 PTA General Meeting Recap

We had a wonderful general meeting of the 2019-2010 Bells Mill PTA last night. Thanks to all who attended! We again had a great showing of parents and teachers!

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

  • We officially adopted South Lake Elementary as our sister school, after a successful Thanksgiving food drive that exceeded all expectations!
  • We also passed two general resolutions at the meeting:
    • Added a budget line item of $200 for expenses related to our new sister school.
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New Curriculum Parent Info Night – Dec 10

The elementary parent information night originally scheduled for November 18th has been rescheduled for December 10th at Wheaton High School at 7 p.m. Parents/guardians and community members are encouraged to come learn from MCPS staff about the three-year rollout of new curricular and instructional materials, and supports for elementary English Language Arts and Math. Childcare will be provided for children aged 4 years old and up.

For more information, click here.

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2020-2021 School Year Calendar

The Board of Education adopted the school year calendar for the 2020-2021 school year during its December 3, 2019 meeting. The school year will begin on Monday, August 31, 2020, and the last day of school is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The calendar includes 182 days of instruction, a 10-day spring break, one full day of planning and professional development at the end of each quarter; and one operational closure in September.  Click here for more info.

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PTA Meeting Agenda – Dec 3

Join the Bells Mill PTA for a Parent/Teacher Meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM in the Bells Mill Media Center. Free childcare is provided by Bar-T in the APR and we will provide free cheese pizza for students staying at Bar-T.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A special presentation on the new reading curriculum including Benchmark Advance Assessments the students are taking and how you can enhance learning at home through Benchmark Universe. (Please bring your child’s Google username and password with you so you can participate in a benchmark demonstration.)
  • An introduction to our new sister school (South Lake ES) and results of our Thanksgiving Food Drive.
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