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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New Fundraiser! Pick-your-own pumpkins at FarmAtHome

Enjoy time away from the crowds and come pick-your-own pumpkins at FarmAtHome in Poolesville, Maryland while supporting the Bells Mill PTA! FarmAtHome offers no admission fee, contactless, semi-private appointments and has pumpkins, mums, gourds, apple cider, fall decorations, and more for sale in a relaxing, family-friendly environment. Book any appointment online at this month and add “Bells Mill” in the notes section. FarmAtHome will donate 10% of sales to Bells Mill PTA! Prepay online and pay for additional items on-site using a QR code.

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Is your child interested in joining Odyssey of the Mind? Let us know by Friday, 10/15

Are you looking for an after school opportunity that helps students use their engineering, artistic, and theatrical skills to conceptualize and create new solutions to intriguing problems?  If so, then Odyssey of the Mind is for you. 

Please fill out the interest survey by Friday, 10/15 here:

For more information, email

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Volunteers Needed for PTA Activities

As PTA activities get underway for the school year, we’re looking for volunteers to help with our programs and events. Below is our list of committees and we’re looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please complete the google form and we’ll be in touch. 

Bells Mill PTA Volunteer Opportunities 

A description of the committees is available at Events and activities occur throughout the entire school year and we will be developing a full calendar shortly.… Read Full Post

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Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 10, 5:30-7:30

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA)  invites all Bells Mill students and families to celebrate the new school year! We will be hosting a picnic at Bells Mill on Friday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30.

Bar-T and Soccer Shots will host activities, craft tables will be available, and the Scouts programs will have information about local troops. Be sure to join the PTA while you are there and check out samples of shirts for our spirit wear fundraiser! … Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Community Corner

Each week in Bear Post we will share information from other schools in the cluster or community events that provide opportunities to connect and help each other. If you have anything you’d like to add, email While these are not sponsored or endorsed by the BMES PTA, we’re happy to help share information as appropriate.

  • Girls on the Run is coming to Bells Mill this fall! The program is open to girls in 3rd – 5th grade.
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Incoming Kindergarten Playdates — August 22

We were very excited to meet so many new kindergarten families at our last playdate! We’re hosting one more summer playdates for incoming kindergarteners. Please RSVP at so we know how many students to expect or to communicate in case of schedule changes. We’ll also be sharing information about PTA and other school activities!

Sunday, August 22 @ 10:00 AM at the Bells Mill Playground (back of the school)

See the flyer here. Please share with all incoming BMES families!

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Backpack Drive for Southlake Elementary ends Friday, July 30!

The Bells Mill PTA is having a backpack drive to collect backpacks filled with school supplies for our sister school, Southlake ES. We have a goal to collect 75 completed backpacks! We will have a collection box out front of Bells Mill ES from 9AM-2PM until Friday, July 30. Bells Mill has always been a place of service learning and a school that supports community. We are excited about coming together to support our sister school by providing learning materials!… Read Full Post

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2019-2020 Reflections Contest Entries due TOMORROW

The PTA Reflections Program entries are due soon!  Are you ready to submit?  Make sure to go through the checklist to ensure you’ve got what you need.

Put on your creative thinking caps, choose your category and create based on the theme!   Entries are due by Friday, November 15, 2019. Please see the Rules, Guidelines and Entry Forms for more information.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Barlow (

See this video for more info.

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Magic & Muffins – November 2

This is a new event this year! We heard from some of the families of younger students that we needed an activity more geared toward their age group as well as something to allow parents to get to know school families. Kindergarten and First Grade families are invited to join us for Magic & Muffins!

Parents sip on unlimited coffee and meet other families while your
children snack on muffins and enjoy an exciting magic show.… Read Full Post

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