Join us for the Back to School Picnic — Friday, Sept 16

The Bells Mill PTA will host its annual Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. See old friends and meet new ones! There will be a DJ, crafts, informational vendors, and plenty of fun!

Volunteers are needed for this event! Sign up here to help.

Preorder from Hangry Panda Food Truck! Bring a picnic or the Hangry Panda food truck will be present and the preorder link is live so take advantage of no lines (www.hangrypandafoodtruck.comRead Full Post

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Join the Bells Mill PTA today!

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Thank you to the 152 families and teachers who have joined PTA so far this year! Remember that PTA membership is annual. Please join or renew today!

Through the PTA, families and teachers work together to enrich the school experience. Each year we sponsor more than 50 programs, including the Teacher Classroom Fund, Academic Enrichment, Science Fair, STEM Night, Assemblies, Staff Appreciation, International Festival, Artist in Residence, community events, and so much more.

Membership dues account for less than 15% of our annual budget and we ask families to consider making a donation to help us fill the gap.… Read Full Post

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2nd MCCPTA Delegate Needed for Bells Mill

The Bells Mill PTA is allowed two delegates in the Montgomery County Council of PTAs. In this role you represent Bells Mill and advocate at the County Level. We are looking for a volunteer to be a second delegate for this year. There are monthly meetings on zoom, which can be alternated with the other delegate if you would like. To learn more about the role, please contact delegate@bellsmill.org.

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Order Bells Mill Spirit Wear!

Bells Mill spirit wear is now on sale! There are new shirts and sweatshirts this year! We are working with a local Montgomery County business, Sports Extra. Part of the proceeds will go toward our PTA! Order today and remember that every Friday is Bells Mill spirit day! The class with the most Bells Mill spirit will win! 

Use this link to order: https://sportsextraonline.com/collections/bells-mill-es

If you use the code: SHIP2BE , your items will be shipped to Bells Mill for free. Your child will take the items home once they arrive at school. … Read Full Post

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Save the Date: Magic & Muffins on Oct 8

Please join the PTA for Magic and Muffins on October 8th at 10 a.m. in the All Purpose Room. This will be a fun-filled morning tailored to our younger students (Headstart, K and 1st grades) but all Bells Mill families may attend and all siblings are welcome. Please RSVP on this signup genius so we can ensure we have enough muffins, coffee and crafts: https://tinyurl.com/2RN65N4S. A $2 per child cash donation at the event is greatly appreciated!… Read Full Post

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Register for After School Enrichment Classes through FLEX Academies

We are excited to welcome back after school programs through FLEX academies starting later this month. Programs are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Enrollment is now open until September 14, 2022 and spots are limited. See this flyer for more information on the class offerings.

Register here.

While the PTA helps coordinate this program, FLEX academies administers the programs and coordinates with the individual providers. For more information about a program, please email info@flexacademies.com.

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’22-’23 PTA Events Calendar

Check the PTA calendar on our website for information on PTA events and meetings. We keep this calendar updated as PTA events are added to the calendar during the year. See the links at the bottom of the calendar to subscribe as a Google Calendar, Apple Calendar or other service. A hard copy of the calendar will come home in backpacks next week!

Save the Dates:

September 16: Back to School Picnic

October 8: Magic & Muffins

October 12: General PTA Meeting

October 10-14: Scholastic Book Fair

October 21: Outdoor Movie Night

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Get Involved! Volunteer with PTA this year!

The PTA looking for volunteers to help organize and support our more than 50 activities and events! Your involvement is critical so we can continue to provide enrichment activities and support Bells Mill. This is also a great way to get to know parents, teachers, and administrators.

Please sign up to volunteer here: 22-23 Bells Mill PTA Volunteer Interest Form

Items marked as OPEN POSITION are in the most need of support for the  2022/2023 school year.… Read Full Post

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“Odyssey of the Mind” After School Program

Odyssey of the Mind is an international program aimed at developing creative problem solving skills in children of all ages. The program encourages teamwork, critical analysis of ideas, learning how to listen to one another, effective conflict resolution, flexible creative thinking, and on-stage performance skills. Students are placed in teams of 5-7 students based on grade level, interests, child preferences, and balance. Grades 1-2 participate in Primary Division and Grades 3-5 in Division 1.  Program meetings for 2022/2023 will be on Friday afternoons at 4:30 pm at Bells Mill.… Read Full Post

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