Weekly Message from the PTA

Greetings Bells Mill Bears and Families! This week marks a celebration of achievements and gratitude within our community.

This week, we have come together for Autism Acceptance Spirit Week. Once again our students and staff unite to honor and embrace neurodiversity in our school and community.

This is also Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to extend heartfelt gratitude to the over 100 Parent and Teacher Volunteers who generously dedicate their time and efforts to our school’s success.… Read Full Post

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BMES PTA Officers and MCCPTA Delegate Candidates for 2024-25 School Year

The nominating committee is pleased to present the following candidates for the PTA officer and delegate roles for next year. We would like to thank these volunteers for coming forward as well as the outgoing board for their tremendous contribution over the past year. The PTA will hold elections on May 7 at 6:30 PM in the APR.

President: Deb Palisin
Vice President – Membership & Fundraising: Amanda Klueger
Vice President – Community Events: Shara Reiter
Vice President – Communications & Family Engagement: John Sorrenti
Vice President – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Sarah Ghoddousi
Secretary: Debbie Fleischer
Treasurer: Ying Zhang
MCCPTA Delegate: Erin Penfold
MCCPTA Delegate: Becky Sorto Orellana

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Winston Churchill Community Carnival – April 27

The WCHS SGA is sponsoring a Community Carnival on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM with games, rides, bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, free sports clinics, food, music, and more.

The fair includes information booths about clubs and groups, services for our community and PTSAs from each of out feeder schools. Registration information for Kindergarten also will be available.

Come out and join the community for this fun for all ages event!

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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 would like to add, email [email protected]While these are not sponsored or endorsed by the BMES PTA, we’re happy to help share information as appropriate.

Ness Basketball: Join us at Ness Basketball for one of our 8 weeks of basketball camp this summer starting on June 17th and running all the way until August 9th at the Jewish Day School in Rockville.… Read Full Post

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Ledo’s Fundraiser Tonight (April 18) – Make some magic with 5th grade!

Ledo’s Westlake will donate a portion of its proceeds from online, carryout and dine-in sales from 5-9PM tonight, April 18. Order in-person (mention Bells Mill) or online at order.ledopizza.com. Enter the code “Fundraiser” in the coupon/fundraiser code area on the checkout page. Ledo’s will have a magician performing from 5-8PM to make it fun!

The Bells Mill 5th grade class needs to raise an additional $300! Money raised will go to BMES to support 5th grade promotion activities, including a picnic and field trip.… Read Full Post

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Yearbook – Place Your Order by May 3; Last Day to Upload Photos is Today April 18

Yearbook sales are now live! Orders must be placed by May 3. To purchase, visit www.freedpics.com and enter password: BMES24YB. This flyer has the info.

We are asking Parents and staff 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! Submit all photos through this link: https://images.jostens.com/0g1i6iLbyEyZzQg95Isb8Ig

Photo submissions must be received by April 18. This could include:

– PTA events, including the back-to-school picnic, magic and muffins, and movie night
– Fall festival events
– Spirit days
– Community service projects at the school
– Field Trips
– International festival
– Odyssey of the mind
– 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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Spring Spirit Wear for your Bells Mill Bear

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe- and that includes adding some new Bells Mill spirit wear to your closet! With 12 fun designs to choose from, hundreds of clothing styles, and weekly promotions, www.bellsmillspiritwear.com is the place to shop. Sign up for weekly emails to receive promotions directly to your inbox between now and the end of May and help us raise important funds for Bells Mill PTA. Shipping is always $4.95. We can’t wait to see our Bells Mill Bears in their fun spirit wear!

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Save the Date: General PTA Meeting May 7

The next general PTA meeting will be on May 7th at 6:30pm in the APR. All parents and staff are encouraged to attend! We will be voting on the 2024-25 budget and incoming board members. We must have a quorum of at least 15 people for a vote so please join us!

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