BINGO Night – Fri, Nov 15th (LAST CHANCE – FOOD ORDERS!)

We’re all set and ready for our BINGO night this Friday!  Looks like we’re gonna have a great showing and looking forward to seeing all of our BMES families!

If you haven’t pre-ordered food already, you’re in luck!  We’ve extended the deadline.  Make sure to return both forms attached by tomorrow morning (November 15th) for pizza!

Join us in the All Purpose Room for a fun-filled family night out!!! Eat, play BINGO, win prizes, and have fun with your family, friends, and favorite teachers!… Read Full Post

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Food Drive!

The Bells Mill family is growing by welcoming our new sister school, South Lake Elementary in Gaithersburg! Through this partnership, the schools will work together to support and enhance the educational opportunities for all of our children.

Our students are collecting food items and donations to support our new sister school by providing Thanksgiving meals to fifty families!

There are two ways to help! You are welcome to pick from either option or donate in both ways.… Read Full Post

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Local Business Donor for Food Drive?

BMES is collecting donations to feed 50 families in need this Thanksgiving. We’re looking for a business to donate 50 new reusable grocery bags to package the meals. Know anyone who can help? We’d love to connect with them!

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2019-2020 Reflections Contest Entries due TOMORROW

The PTA Reflections Program entries are due soon!  Are you ready to submit?  Make sure to go through the checklist to ensure you’ve got what you need.

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 (

See this video for more info.

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Virtual Community Conversation on Curriculum TONIGHT

Don’t miss an opportunity to join MCPS curriculum leaders and learn more about the new curriculum during a live presentation and virtual conversation beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The presentation will discuss curriculum implementation, key highlights, and available resources and supports for parents. During the live program, online questions will be answered.

The conversation will focus on the new elementary curriculum from 6–7 p.m., and the new middle school curriculum from 7:15–8:15 p.m.… Read Full Post

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MCPS Boundary Study – Upcoming Meeting Nov 18th

MCPS is undergoing a district wide boundary analysis that could alter school boundaries for all students county wide.  Please click here for more information provided by MCPS on the study as well as the timeline.

The next community meeting being held by MCPS will be on November 18 at 850 Hungerford Road.  All of those interested in engaging and speaking are encouraged to sign up here.

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PTA School of Excellence – Survey Responses Needed

Your PTA believes in the importance of a strong school community. That is why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence Program! In your child’s school folder you will notice a letter and survey. Your feedback is an essential part of our application. Please complete the survey by Nov. 8th.

There are two ways to complete the survey. Please pick the option most convenient for you. Only one survey response per household is requested.… Read Full Post

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No Shame at School Act

Maryland PTA is joining Maryland Hunger Solutions in collecting individual and organizational sign-ons in support of the federal No Shame at School Act. Click here for the sign-on letter.

When students arrive in the cafeteria without cash in hand or in their school meal accounts, they accrue meal debt. Unfortunately, many school systems – even here in Maryland — utilize practices that shame, stigmatize, or even punish students in an attempt to ensure their families repay their accrued school meal debt.… Read Full Post

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