Welcome new Principal, Dr. Stacy Smith

We are all very excited to welcome Dr. Stacy Smith as the new Principal of Bells Mill. Dr. Smith brings with her tremendous experience and passion for elementary education and we look forward to welcoming her as a Bells Mill Bear.

Please join all of us in welcoming Dr. Smith to our community!

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Countdown to Kindergarten Website

Welcome Incoming Kindergarteners!

Visit the Countdown to Kindergarten website each week to find new learning activities that you can engage in with your kindergartener. Each week will have a theme with a poem, book suggestions, video clips, math activities, writing activities, and a special Draw and Talk activity, and more! We want you to stay fit and mindful, so we have included activities that get you outside and moving too! Feel free to save your activities and share with your teacher once we are all back at school!… Read Full Post

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Volunteers for 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 and you do not need to be a CPA or financial professional to volunteer. Under Maryland PTA rules, a committee of three people need to perform the review by reviewing the bank statements, check register and other documents from the 2019-2020 year and confirm them to be correct.… Read Full Post

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Happy Last Day of School!

As we wrap up the school year, the PTA would like to thank the school community for its support this year. We would also like to extend a special thanks to the 200+ members and dozens of PTA volunteers who supported our efforts related to fundraising, school events, academic improvement, advocacy, and community building. We are a stronger school with your support. We would also like to express our gratitude to the teachers and staff for being great partners in the PTA, and wish our retiring staff the best as they begin their next chapter.… Read Full Post

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Interested in getting involved in PTA next year?

Planning starts soon for next year’s PTA events and priorities. We have board nominees and a budget that we will vote on at our first PTA meeting next year. We will be forming committees soon to support our key events and initiatives. If you would like to help out, please review the committees list here and email us at info@bellsmill.org. We’re interested in meeting new faces and hearing fresh ideas!

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Bells Mill ES International Festival Cookbook for Download

Since we weren’t able to celebrate the amazing diversity of Bells Mill with our traditional International Festival this year, the PTA would like to share this BMES International Festival cookbook for everyone to enjoy at home. This cookbook includes favorite recipes from the Bells Mill community from where you’re from, where you’ve traveled, or just a favorite dish from your family. Thanks to all who contributed to this effort. Enjoy!

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Bells Mill Community Parade to Honor Mrs. Oglesby, Mrs. Bedell & Mrs. Lurye TODAY!

Help the BMES Staff Honor Mrs. Oglesby, Mrs. Bedell & Mrs. Lurye, three amazing educators who are retiring at the end of this school year. While we hate to say goodbye we know that so many new and wonderful adventures await them.

Decorate your car, make a sign to hang on the side of your car, honk your horn & wave good-bye as the BMES car parade goes past Mrs. O, Mrs. Bedell & Mrs. Lurye.… Read Full Post

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Kindergarten Registration for Next Year

Given that the school buildings are currently closed, you can register your incoming kindergartner online for next year. Parents of incoming kindergartners can now proceed with enrollment through a secure drop box where you can send all your enrollment documents. Please follow the google form below. Fill it out and you will receive an automated email from MCPS with further directions on how to get documents for enrollment to the school.

Please use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNNQ5nntorQTHZbXm6IQO4fY3XzM1dyHi6AaaeMj9tk0dSNw/viewform… Read Full Post

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PTA Expenses & Reimbursements – DUE JUNE 17th!!

The Bells Mill ES PTA 2019-2020 Fiscal Year ends on June 30, 2020. 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 Wednesday, June 17, 2020. This is the day after the Teacher Professional Day that ends the 2019-2020 School Year.  Any requests for reimbursement or requests for payment received after this date will not be paid.… Read Full Post

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Support the PTA on Amazon Smile – Now Available in App!!

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.… Read Full Post

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