Buy your tickets for the Bells Mill Bash!

Come celebrate the end of the school year at the PTA Bells Mill Bash on June 9 at 5:30-8pm! There will be fun and games for all Bells Mill families. Please pre-order tickets and pizzasign the waiver, and sign up to volunteer! This event is for Bells Mill families only and is not a drop-off event.




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Volunteer Shout Out!

It was great to see so many kids playing and families getting a chance to meet or catch up. Thanks to the parents who volunteered for our Breakfast with Bears last week — Jessica McClellan, Erin Penfold, Deb Palisin, Virginia Runko, Youngshin Kim, Jenna Dean, Andrew Dean, Daniela Abeid, Ugo Nwadike, Gina Hidalgo, Emily Turek, Aruni Liyanage, Heather Lazott, and Yasaman Hekmat.

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Assembly to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

On Friday, May 26 the PTA will sponsor an assembly for all students (during the school day) to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Chua Lion Dance Team will provide an instrumental performance and tell the Lion Story and discuss its cultural significance. They will also “awaken” the lion in a special ceremony and perform the lion dance, including feeding the lion.

Also, because our Holi celebration was rained out for the BMES International Festival, stay tuned for information on a raindate for the last week of school.… Read Full Post

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New recess equipment for next year

The PTA is excited to purchase two funnel ball hoops for Bells Mill for outdoor recess. They will installed for next school year. Thank you to Mrs. Kemp and Mr. Tom for helping navigate MCPS requirements and Mrs. Over for helping with the ordering. We’re excited for our students to have additional infrastructure during recess!

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Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Mr. Tom asked us to share this information about field day and the opportunities for parents to get involved! Such a fun day for the school!

Field Day for Head Start/Autism and K- 2nd grade will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Grades 3-5 will have Field Day on Friday, June 2, 2023. Field Day activities will run from 9:45am to 2:30pm.  Field Day is a day where students spend part of the day outside participating in a variety of activities with their classmates.… Read Full Post

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Incoming Kindergartener & New Student Playdates

The PTA is excited to host playdates this summer on the Bells Mill playground (behind the school) to welcome new students! We kindly ask that you sign up so that we may contact you in case of a rain date. Sign up here:


·      Saturday, June 24, 10-11am

·      Saturday, July 15, 10-11am

·      Sunday, August 13, 10-11am

New Students in Grades 1-5

Students in Grades 1-5 who are new to Bells Mill are invited to a meet-up on Sunday, August 13 from 11-12.… Read Full Post

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RSVP for “Breakfast with Bears”

Come join your Bells Mill Bear for a special breakfast on the blacktop. Grades HS-2 will be held May 17th beginning at 830 am. Grades 3-5 will be on May 18th beginning at 830 am. Those with multiple children please select the date that best suits you. Please RSVP by May 15:

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Volunteers Needed for Breakfast with Bears

We are looking for a number of volunteers to help with coordinating food purchases, set up & clean up and food distribution on both May 17th and May 18th. … Read Full Post

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

The PTA sends its best wishes to the amazing Bells Mill staff as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! We appreciate your commitment to our students, quality education and partnership. We’ve had a lot of fun celebrating staff this week! We appreciate how our families, room parents, administration and PTA have partnered to show teachers how much they mean to us!

On Sunday students decorated the sidewalk with messages of appreciation! On Monday families brought in flowers to their teacher and Georgetown Cupcake donated cupcakes to staff.… Read Full Post

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