This Sunday! – Incoming Kindergartner & New Student Playdates

The PTA is excited to host playdates this summer on the Bells Mill playground (behind the school) to welcome new students! We kindly ask that you sign up so that we may contact you in case of a rain date. For questions, email [email protected]


The first 2022 Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate was a great success and we hope you will join us for the next one! Come enjoy popsicles and meet other kindergartners and their families before school starts!… Read Full Post

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Thank you for a great year!

As we end the school year the PTA would like to thank its members, volunteers, and board for supporting us this year. With your support we were able to bring back most of our community events, support student affairs, show our appreciation to the staff, and invest in our school. We would also like to express our appreciation to the Bells Mill staff for their commitment to our students. Finally, congratulations to all the students on your hard work this year!… Read Full Post

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Introducing the ‘22-’23 PTA Board

We are excited to announce our board for the upcoming school year! Please note that we have an opening for a second Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) delegate to represent Bells Mill at the county level. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in learning more. 

President — Debbie Fleischer

VP – Fundraising & Membership — Devin Donaldson

VP – Communications & Family Engagement — Deb Palisin

VP – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Varsha Morar

VP – School & Community Events – Amanda Klueger

Secretary — Jessica McClellan

Treasurer — Alison Jacknowitz

 Delegate 1 — Karen Lust

Thanks to the board members for volunteering for these roles!… Read Full Post

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June PTA Meeting Wrap-up

The final PTA meeting of the year was held on June 7, 2022. At this meeting we elected our board for next year, approved our renewed bylaws, and approved our budget for next year. Thanks to all who attended! The minutes are available on our website

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PTA Expenses & Reimbursements – DUE TOMORROW JUNE 17th

The Bells Mill ES PTA 2021-2022 Fiscal Year ends on June 30, 2022. In order to process all expenses in a timely fashion, it is critical that we receive all requests to pay expenses and all reimbursement requests by Friday, June 17, 2022. This is the last day of the School Year.  Any requests for reimbursement or requests for payment received after this date will not be paid. If you are leading an event for which you do not expect to have all invoices or receipts for reimbursement by this day, it is critical that you notify Alison Jacknowitz ([email protected]Read Full Post

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3 Volunteers Needed for 1 hour of Financial Review

At the end of each Fiscal Year we are required to have the books of the Bells Mill Elementary PTA undergo a financial review. This is not an audit, you do not need to be a CPA or financial professional to volunteer, and the entire commitment shouldn’t take more than 1-2 hours. Under Free State PTA rules, a committee of three people need to perform the review by reviewing the bank statements, check register and other documents from the 2021-2022 year and confirm them to be correct.… Read Full Post

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The Bells Mill End of Year Bash is TOMORROW!

Get ready for the Bells Mill End of Year Bash TOMORROW, Friday, June 10th from 5-7 p.m. on the blacktop! We’ll have big obstacle courses, bounce house, DJ, games, gaga pit, crafts, concessions and ice cream available for a small fee, and a DUNK TANK (try your best to dunk Mr. Eifler, Mr. Sheets and Mrs. White!!)

Today is the last day to buy tickets online. Please visit to buy your wristbands, pre-order pizza, and sign the waiver.… Read Full Post

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STEM Night and Science Fair Thank you! 

We are so happy and proud to be able to bring back the STEM night and the Science Fair to the Bells Mill community! Many parents volunteered their time and expertise and spent many hours helping with planning and designing the experiments, preparing the material and resources, performing the experiments, and engaging with the families and the students during the event. It was wonderful to watch our amazing volunteers taking the time to explain scientific ideas to the students in such an engaging manner, and also see the spark of curiosity and joy in the children’s eyes!… Read Full Post

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PTA Meeting TONIGHT! Vote on Budget, Board, and more! 

Our final PTA meeting of the year will be held TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30PM. At this meeting we will vote on our board for next year, the budget, and our bylaws as well as receive important updates from the school. The link will be distributed on Tuesday via Bear Post. Attend to be entered into a raffle to win two free tickets to Bash! 

Slate of Nominees: We are pleased to present the following volunteers for PTA Board Positions next year: President — Debbie Fleischer; VP – Fundraising & Membership — Devin Donaldson; VP – Communications & Family Engagement — Deb Palisin; VP – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Varsha Morar; VP – School & Community Events – Amanda Klueger; Secretary — Jessica McClellan; Treasurer — Alison Jacknowitz; Delegate 1 — Karen Lust; Delegate 2 — Vacant.… Read Full Post

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