Zoom info for PTA Meeting – Oct 6th

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Stacy Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Oct 6, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 856 7936 7531
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Restaurant Nights – Save the Dates!

We’ve got two restaurant nights coming up so save the dates! On Oct 6th (PTA Meeting night!) – dine in or order from Shake Shack – stay tuned for a code to input into the Shake App.

Also, on Nov 25th, save the date for the next restaurant night at Potomac Pizza.

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Parent Meeting with Dr. Smith, 10/6/20 — Submit your Questions by TOMORROW!!

The October BMES PTA meeting will be held on October 6, 2020 at 6:00pm on Zoom. We will provide important updates on PTA activities and Dr. Smith will be our speaker. The link will be provided in advance of the meeting.

Please use this form to submit questions that you would like addressed at the meeting. We will answer as many as we can and will use your feedback to guide future meetings and communications from the PTA or the school.… Read Full Post

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ICYMI — Join PTA, Update Your School Directory Information, Sign up to Volunteer

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a non-profit organization that enhances educational excellence and strengthens the community. We’re working hard to refocus our priorities and efforts to support the unique needs of distance learning this semester. We’re also finding new ways to do some of our traditional activities, such as BINGO night, and providing new enrichment opportunities, such as virtual assemblies. To accomplish these goals, we need families to join and support the Bells Mill PTA.… Read Full Post

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PTA’s Reflections Art Program is back!

Calling BMES Artists!
Here is your chance to explore your artistic talents.
The PTA Reflections Program is BACK!
Deadline: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

PTA’s Reflections is a nationwide art program which provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.… Read Full Post

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Emergency Food for ALL Children

Just a reminder that MCPS is currently providing free meals to ALL Children under 18. They do NOT have to be MCPS Students, School age, or eligible for free meals (FARMS). If you or someone you know needs food, click here for a full list of distribution sites.

There are 74 schools and 5 additional bus drop offs on this list. There is also a list of places that weekend food is distributed. Families can pick up for ALL of their children at the same site, and 4 meals (each) are given on Wed and 6 (each) on Friday.… Read Full Post

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New Family Meet and Greet — Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA)  invites families with students new to Bells Mill to join a virtual meet and greet. Learn more about Bells Mill and the PTA, meet and chat with other new families, and ask our parent volunteers any questions you might have. The meeting will have two parts — one for kindergarten families and one for all other new families. Kindergarten families are welcome to join whether or not you have other children at Bells Mill, and feel free to stay for the entire meeting if you would like. … Read Full Post

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Model UN – Registration & Information Meeting

Registration for the Model UN Club is now open to students grades 5 – 8! This exciting program teaches students how to improve research, writing, public speaking, and negotiation skills. Students will build cultural awareness, cultivate their global citizenship through learning about international issues and the work of the United Nations. Sponsored by the CJMS and BMES PTAs, the parent-organized program will offer weekly meetings online via Zoom on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:10pm beginning on September 17.… Read Full Post

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After School Enrichment from Flex Academies

After school enrichment provider Flex Academies is offering online virtual classes and virtual tutoring. Since these programs are virtual and not just for Bells Mill students, the PTA is not sponsoring the program as we have done previously. We are sharing this information for families who are interested in enrichment options. 
The class schedule is available at https://flexacademies.com/wp-content/uploads/PTA-FLYER-MD.pdf. Learn more about online tutoring at https://beta.flexone.live/tutors/
For questions, please contact Flex Academies directly at info@flexacademies.com

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