DIY Workshop & Parent Social — March 27, 2020

Join other Bells Mill parents for a fun DIY workshop at Hammer & Stain! There are lots of cool projects to choose from and a portion of the proceeds go back to the BMES PTA! Beer & wine available for purchase, feel free to bring snacks! Capacity is 30 people — first come, first serve. You must register at least 72 hours in advance. Learn more here.

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Talent Show!

Now is the time for our amazing BMES students to showcase their talents! Our annual Talent Show is coming up in March. See the attached registration form for important information.


Gr K-2:  March 13th from 6-8pm.  Rehearsal (MANDATORY) March 10th (8-9am) or March 11th (4-5pm).

Gr 3-5:  March 20th from 6-8pm.  Rehearsal (MANDATORY) March 18th (8-9am) or (4-5pm)

Registration due March 6th.

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Camp Bells Mill

Camp Bells Mill will be taking place this summer from July 6 through July 24. The hours will be 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is a local school summer camp with learning experiences for our incoming Kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-registration materials will be coming soon. Please watch Spotlight of the Week mailings from Mrs. O for additional details!

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Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientation for the 20-21 school year for Bells Mill Elementary School is scheduled for Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th! Kindergarten orientation is an opportunity to help parents/families with enrollment processes, and to provide a small peek into the world of kindergarten at Bells Mill Elementary School! The new VIP’s will have an opportunity to become acquainted with future friends, staff, and the Bells Mill school environment. Present Kindergarten classes will not be held on these dates.… Read Full Post

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Read-a-Thon wraps up after an incredible two weeks! 

The Bells Mill PTA would like to thank the entire school community for making read-a-thon such a success! The students enjoyed two weeks immersed in literacy – from the book quotes on the morning announcements to mid-day DEAR time to nightly videos of bedtime stories on Facebook. The students logged an impressive 250,000 minutes! We hope your students enjoyed the extra emphasis on reading. Thanks to all for making this a wonderful learning opportunity and a successful fundraiser:

  • We appreciate the amazing efforts of the Bells Mill staff who partnered with us on this very important effort.
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Bells Mill – Directories Available!

Bells Mill Directory – Online (All Families)

Did you know that all Bells Mill families have access to the online Bells Mill Directory through A to Z Connect?  And that you can also view the directory through an app downloaded on your smartphone?  Over 375 families have an A to Z Account that will link them to the online directory.  For those families,  go to from your desk top and enter your email and password. … Read Full Post

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Submit Pictures for Yearbook!

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events (please do not submit pictures taken at birthday parties or i.e. sleepovers) we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Click here.… Read Full Post

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Skate Night is Saturday – Pre-registration now closed

Bells Mill Skate Night is on Saturday. Online and pre-registration is now closed. If you didn’t pre-register you can pay the regular admission fee to the rink at the door. We’re excited to see so many of you coming!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
6:30 PM – 8 PM
Cabin John Ice Arena, 10610 Westlake Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

The rink is reserved for all friends and family members of current Bells Mill students. Children should wear helmets, winter clothing, and gloves.… Read Full Post

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