Volunteers needed to help with lunch and recess

The Bells Mill Kids need your help! We are asking all parents to consider assisting with lunch and recess. Come and see a bit of what your son or daughter’s day is like. The children love seeing and playing with us. The big kids really do enjoy the company as much as the little ones. Learn more here

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Save the date! Upcoming PTA events

We’ve got a busy fall calendar with some great activities!  See a quick summary of upcoming events – hope to see you there!

Wed, Sept 25 – Restaurant Night @ Shake Shack
Wed, Oct 2 – First general PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm. Room Parent meeting at 6:00pm.  More information and agenda to follow.
Mon, Oct 14 – Thur, Oct 17 – Scholastic Book Fair
Sat, Nov 2 – Muffins & Magic. This is a new event this year for our kindergarten and first grade families!

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PTA Membership Drive — Join or renew your membership today!


We are a stronger community when all families join and actively participate in the PTA! The PTA is a great way for parents, teachers, and staff to enrich the experience of all our students. Each year we sponsor more than 50 events and activities, including Teacher Classroom Funding, Academic Enrichment, Science Fair, Assemblies, Staff Appreciation, International Festival, Geography Bowl, Artist in Residence, Book Fair, and more. It is critical that each and every family join and support the PTA to ensure continued success of these programs.… Read Full Post

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Volunteers Needed to Attend Cultural Arts Showcase for Assemblies Committee

The Cultural Arts Assemblies Committee is reviewing and selecting cultural events for 2019-2020! The committee needs volunteers to attend the Cultural Arts Showcases offered by MCPS on October 2nd, 3th, and 7th. During these showcases various performing companies approved by the County make 15-minute presentations. More information about the showcases including time, location, and the full catalog can be found here. If you are interested please contact Tina Ehtiati, Committee Chair at tehtiati@gmail.com.

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Odyssey of the Mind – Parent Information Session on 9/23

Are you looking for a screen-free way to build your child’s creativity and problem-solving skills?

Then you should consider Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM)! OOTM is an afterschool program where students use their artistic, theatrical and engineering skills to create new solutions to intriguing problems; they learn to “think outside the box,” developing valuable skills that will be essential for success in the 21st Century.

Bells Mill has a robust Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) program: last year we sent eight teams to the Maryland State Finals and two of these teams participated in the World Finals.… Read Full Post

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2019-2020 Reflections Contest

The PTA Reflections Program is excited to announce its 2019-2010 Theme: LOOK WITHIN!

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 (jenrbarlow@verizon.net)

See this video for more info.

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Still Need More Tennis Balls!

We are in need of lots of tennis balls to cut and place on student chairs!  If you have some to donate, please drop them off at the main office.

If anyone is a part of a tennis club or country club, would you be able to check with them?  As they rotate their inventory, many times they are left with an abundance of old tennis balls in need of a home!

All contributions always appreciated!! … Read Full Post

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