Invitation to Join the PTA Board for Next School Year!

It’s hard to believe but we need to think about next year already!

Board Positions

While we have several current board members who will be running for re-election, there will be a few open positions to fill. We are looking for PTA board members, particularly in the roles below. While each board member has a particular focus, we work together to support the school.  In addition, the PTA board meets with school leadership on a monthly basis. If… Read Full Post

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PTA Meeting Recap

Thanks to the 37 families who joined our PTA meeting this week. We heard a great presentation from Mrs. Kanter on her role as school counselor. We shared information on Black History Month program, which will be posted soon. We also discussed upcoming activities for the spring, including a Playwright in Residence for the 5th grade and Science/STEM Night. Minutes will be posted on the website soon.

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Final call for BMES Family Directory!

This is our final call for you to update/verify your directory/contact information, childs teacher, and privacy settings. We did our best to caputre privacy preferences that you submitted to the school via the Annual Notice for Directory Information and Student Privacy, however, it is your responsility to ensure your preferences are accurately reflected — PLEASE log in to double check and update as needed.  

If you have not logged into the new system this year, you must first create a NEW account. Once… Read Full Post

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Restaurant Night Updates

Thanks to the community for supporting PTA with our recent restaurant nights at Ledo’s and Shake Shack. Last week’s Shake Shack donation day raised $250 for the Bells Mill PTA. Mark your calendar for our next night at Gregorio’s on February 1.

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Contact us

As the Bells Mill PTA participates in meetings with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs and supports the needs of Bells Mill ES, we welcome your thoughts as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Please send us your questions, comments and concerns about COVID protocols, transportation or other topics. It is helpful to hear from you so we can share input that represent the Bells Mill community. Your input may also help inform our agenda topics for the next PTA meeting.… Read Full Post

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Spirit wear fundraiser wrap-up

Thanks to the Bells Mill community for supporting our spirit wear sale! We were able to raise $865 to support PTA! We also appreciate your donations that allowed us to provide 36 shirts to students in need at Bells Mill!

We appreciate your patience as the vendor faced supply chain issues when filling orders. If you have any questions about your spirit wear order, please reach out to spiritwear@bellsmill.org. Thank you!

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November PTA Meeting Recap

We held our November PTA meeting on November 2, 2021. We discussed upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, the MCPS Equity Initiative, and Dr. Smith and Mrs. Kemp answered questions from the community. The minutes and slides from the meeting are available here. Mark your calendar for our next meeting on December 7.

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One week left for our Thanksgiving Food Drive for South Lake ES!

Our sister school, South Lake Elementary School, in Montgomery Village has asked for our help to provide Thanksgiving meals to 40 families from the school who need assistance. The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Bells Mill Student Government Association (SGA) are excited to work together to help.

We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations through a local food bank to help make sure all South Lake families can enjoy a holiday meal.… Read Full Post

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Buy your Ticket for Magic & Muffins! Volunteers Needed! THIS Saturday, 10/30

Join us for Magic & Muffins featuring the magical fun of Professor Fizzwiffle! It will be a fun-filled morning where kids watch a magic show and eat muffins! Although this event is tailored to our younger students, all Bells Mill families may purchase tickets and all siblings are welcome.

THIS Saturday, October 30, 10:00am on the upper blacktop

Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Folding chairs will also be available. Everyone must wear a mask unless eating or drinking.… Read Full Post

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