Why Support the PTA?

The PTA works closely with the school administration and staff to support the school and your children. We would not be able to accomplish our mission without financial and volunteer support from our families and local businesses. In order to help our children and our teachers, the Bells Mill PTA sponsors programs in the following areas:

  • Academic Improvement — $10,000
    • Direct reimbursement to teachers for classroom materials
    • Teacher training, books, and materials
    • Media center books
    • Gifted and talented materials
  • Cultural Arts — $4,000
    • Artist in Residence which includes visits by grade of poets, artists, illustrators, musicians and writers
    • Reflections Art awards and assembly
    • Two cultural arts assemblies, such as Mad Science, traveling planetarium and children’s author
  • Student Affairs — $7,600
    • Indoor and outdoor recess
    • Organizers for students
    • Fifth grade promotion celebration and patrol picnic
    • Odyssey of the Mind and Model UN
  • School Events — $7,900
    • Community building events such as Back-to-School Picnic, Bells Mill Bash, Kindergarten popsicle social, Bingo Night, STEM night, and Talent Show
    • Informational events such as Principal’s Teas, Kindergarten Orientation, Math/Literacy Nights, Geography Bowl, Science Fair, International Night, and Black History Night
  • Staff Appreciation — $5,000
    • Staff back to school ice cream social
    • Staff lunch for before winter break
    • Staff appreciation week in the spring
  • Administration — $1,500
    • Liability insurance for the PTA
    • MCCPTA dinner and training
    • Office supplies
    • Speakers for PTA meetings
    • Website fees
  • Other Expenses/Fees — $1,250
    • PayPal and Square fees, bank fees

The PTA also sponsors the following activities but does not earn any funds by doing so:

  • Book Fair: The Book Fair raises about $6,500 in scholastic dollars that goes directly to the Media Center.
  • FLEX Academies Afterschool Program: The PTA understands that afterschool programs are expensive so we work with FLEX to provide the lowest cost possible. Other area PTAs increase the fees in order to raise funds but Bells Mill ES PTA does not earn any money working with FLEX.

Financial Documents

2023 – 2024

2023 – 2024 Budget approved May 2, 2023

Prior Year Financials

2023 – 2023 Budget approved June 7, 2022

2021 – 2022 Budget approved May 18, 2021

2020 – 2021 Budget approved September 1, 2020

2019 – 2020 Budget as amended December 3, 2019