Fundraiser at California Tortilla & Baskin Robbins Scoop Night — Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Our restaurant night fundraisers kicks off with crowd favorite California Tortilla and Baskin Robbins Scoop Night! 

California Tortilla: Wednesday, September 22nd from 11am – 9:30pm

Orders must be placed online at for in store pickup, curbside pickup, or delivery from the Potomac, MD restaurant. 25% of group sales will be donated to the Bells Mill Elementary PTA!

1. Start an online order on

2. In the left column, find and click on the category called “Spirit Night.”

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Back to School Picnic Thank You

It was great to see everyone at last week’s Back to School picnic! Thank you to Georgia Karamalikis for organizing the picnic, Fayuan Wen for running the craft table, and our PTA board members for helping to set up! We appreciate that the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Pros to You, Bar-T, and Soccer Shots came to share information about their offerings! 

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Support BMES PTA with Amazon Smile

When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to the charity of your choice. Click here to register the Bells Mill PTA as your AmazonSmile Charity.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Bells Mill Elem PTA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. 

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BMES Family Directory — Create your new account!

Everyone needs to Create a New Account. The BMES PTA is excited to be welcoming parents and students to a new school year. Some things will look a little different this year, including the new and improved online school directory at AtoZ Connect!!   AtoZ Connect is now powered by Membership Toolkit to bring you the best school directory experience available. The system is secure, easy to use, and free to families once you log in, add, and verify your information.… Read Full Post

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

  • Churchill Fall Community Night this Friday, September 17th at 6:30 pm. Come cheer on the Bulldogs as they take on B-CC (home game).
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