Science Fair & STEM Night Thank You

Last week’s Science Fair and STEM Night was a huge success! Congratulations to all of our Science Fair participants- the experiments were so creative and thoughtfully presented! Thank you to our STEM Night volunteers for arranging fun, engaging activities and demonstrations for our students. A big thank you to our event chair, Helen Maurer, for all of the time and energy she put into making this event fun and educational for all!

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BMES Model UN – Attention 5th graders!

This is an invitation to join us at Global Minds LLC for BMES Model UN for the Spring session, the last session for the school year. Global Minds offers three 8-week instructional sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) throughout the year, and serves as instructors and administrators to register students in local Model UN conferences at the U.S. Department of State, universities, high schools and middle schools throughout the DMV area. 

Date & Time: Spring session starts, Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 am, ends on April 20 (8 weeks) and meets in Ms.… Read Full Post

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Volunteers needed for TALENT SHOW – 3/10 and 3/17

Calling all Bells Mill student talent! The BMES PTA Talent Shows are on March 10 (grades K-2) and March 17 (grades 3-5). If your child would like to participate in the Talent Show, please complete the Google Form below. Everyone is invited to participate!

We also need parent help to make the talent shows a success and run smoothly. We are looking for:

On Deck Volunteers (K-1 show): fetch the upcoming performer from the “green room” (art classroom) and wait with them before they go on stage

Green Room Volunteers (K-2 show): supervise the children who are waiting to perform in the green room (art classroom)- help coordinate or supervise quiet activities (some provided by the PTA, others brought by individual children)

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please email Jennifer Nwadike at BellsMillEStalentshow@gmail.comRead Full Post

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WCHS Mulch Sale

The Winston Churchill Athletics Program is holding its first annual spring mulch sale to support our athletic teams and the student athletes with the help of Denchfield Landscaping Inc. All proceeds will go towards equipment for athletes, facility improvement, and to meet the needs of all of our student-athletes and their teams. Your orders will go a long way to keeping WCHS Athletics amongst the best in the state of Maryland. We are also offering families the opportunity to donate mulch to the beautification of their school.… Read Full Post

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Yearbook: Submit your pictures! Parent volunteers needed!

The PTA is excited to design the yearbook this year! Parents and staff are invited to submit photos to help us remember the school year! If you’ve got great photos of school and community events we’d like to see them! This could include:

   • PTA events, including the back to school picnic, Magic & Muffins, and the Outdoor Movie

   • Fall festival events and costume parade

   • Spirit days

   • Community service projects at the school

   • Sledding at Bells Mill on snow days

   • Sports teams or clubs associated with Bells Mill 

   • Class projects and other special memories

Please do not submit pictures taken at private events, such as birthday parties or playdates.… Read Full Post

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School-wide Vocabulary Parade – Tomorrow!

Friday, February 24 is our School-Wide Vocabulary Parade at 10:15AM on the blacktop. Parents are invited to watch!

CREATE. Help your child select an AWESOME vocabulary word for this project. It should be one that would be fun to make a costume to show the meaning. Design the costume using paper, boxes, hats, etc. Be sure your child can see and walk safely!

MAKE A VOCABULARY CARD. Make a large vocabulary card with your child’s word on it so everyone knows what vocabulary word is being represented.… Read Full Post

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STEM Night & Science Fair – Tomorrow, 2/24, 6-8PM

The PTA is excited to host a combined Science Fair & STEM Night on Friday, February 24 at 6-8 pm! Join us for a fun night featuring the hard work our students have put into their Science Fair presentations, as well as hands-on STEM activities with water balloons, edible DNA, chemical reactions, and more! No RSVP required. This is not a drop-off event.

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Congratulations to our Reflections Art Program honorees!

BMES is proud to announce that 6 students from our school community are honorees in this year’s MCCPTA Reflections Program:

Visual Arts: Vivian Tang, Award of Merit (Intermediate group)

Literature: Javier Gilbert, Award of Excellence (Primary group)

Dance: Jennifer Dong, Award of Excellence (Primary group); Surina Chawla, Honorable Mention (Intermediate group)

Photography: Rosalie Cullum, Award of Excellence (Primary group); Sloane Cypes, Award of Excellence (Intermediate group)

These students will be celebrated by the MCCPTA at an awards ceremony in May and all of them will compete in the state Reflections Program. … Read Full Post

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Call for Science Fair Projects!

Calling all student scientists!  The BMES Science Fair will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023 from 6-8pm in the Bells Mill ES APR.  Create a display to share with others or simply come and explore all the wonderful experiments from your classmates.  If you are interested in showcasing your independent experiment, please sign up no later than Feb 14, 2023 using this link.  Information about projects and displays can be found here.  If you have any questions, please email Helen Maurer at … Read Full Post

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STEM NIGHT Event Chair and Volunteers Needed

Our annual STEM Night & Science Fair will be held on February 24. We are looking for a volunteer to help lead the STEM Night portion of the program. We use the APR and a number of classrooms for students to use microscopes, build DNA models, learn to code and much, much more! We are looking for a volunteer who can help finalize the selection of activities, purchase materials (reimbursed, of course!), and coordinate on STEM Night.… Read Full Post

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