Embrace Ausome!

This “Embrace Ausome” program is by Walter Johnson students who have designed free, entertaining and educational after school activities for children with special needs.

Parents are invited to sign their children up for as many workshops as they want, assuming that the times don’t overlap.

Check out this great opportunity!

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International Night Volunteers Needed

We’re looking for volunteers to help plan a virtual version of our International Festival, a celebration of the diversity of Bells Mill. If you have ideas or could lend a hand, please reach out to Georgia Karamalikis, PTA VP for Committees, at Georgia_N_Karamalikis@mcpsmd.org.

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Virtual Tutoring Resources from MCCPTA

Because of the amazing response from our MCPS high school students who are looking to volunteer as virtual tutors, the MCCPTA is directly sponsoring a number of newly formed student-led platforms to try and meet the tutoring demand.

Kiddo, provides families looking for free learning support a single place to search and register for those services. This free virtual tutoring platform is the Central platform for families to search and register for free student-led tutoring services. 

Families can also signup directly on each student-led site

Aurora Tutoring
Generation Z Tutoring
Hope Spreaders
Montgomery County Virtual Tutoring Project
MoCo Pineapple Tutoring
SparkStars Tutoring
Stepping Stone Tutoring

Note — the student-led programs operate independent registration sites, but have joined this central platform. … Read Full Post

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Sign the Petition on Special Education

The Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) is asking our PTA members to sign this petition to MCPS, the Board of Education, and the Montgomery County Council urging immediate action to support students with disabilities. Please READ AND SIGN THE PETITION and SHARE YOUR STORY about how distance learning has affected your special education student(s) and your family.  Please note:  this petition is NOT taking a position on the larger issue of reopening schools; Rather, this petition is asking specifically for an emergency solution to help students with disabilities.… Read Full Post

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Support Our Local Business Community!

Bells Mill and its PTA have been so lucky to have the support of so many businesses in our community. During these challenging times, we encourage you to support the businesses who have supported us with donations over the years! Restaurants that often support Bells Mill include Tally-Ho Restaurant, Potomac Pizza, Gregorios, California Tortilla, Baskin Robbins, and Shake Shack. Show your support and don’t forget to thank them for their support of Bells Mill! 

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Interactive Theater Experience – FREE Virtual Play!

The Peace Mountain Theatre Company is offering up a free interactive ZOOM theater experience for young viewers on Sunday, Jan 24th at 4pm. This will be a short, one-act play called “The Other” which follows four young people lost in the woods – when they find a shack and now have a decision upon them. What do they do? What would YOU do? The play is best suited for late elementary school through middle school and allows viewers to tell the actors what to do and say!… Read Full Post

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Anti-Racist Audit

The Montgomery County Council of PTAs invites you to join them on Saturday, Jan 16th at 10am to engage on the MCPS anti-racist system audit. Learn what it’s all about, what’s happening now – and share your thoughts and questions with MCPS and community leaders.

Sign up here. More information here, Spanish here.

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Happy New Year from the PTA!

The PTA wishes all our families and staff a happy and healthy new year! We appreciate the commitment, resilience, and support of the Bells Mill Community and we are honored to work with you all to the benefit of our students.

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