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

Inverness Recreation Club: Swim, tennis, pickleball, swim team (kids and adults), social events, playground and much more! Come find your friends and have a fun summer at the Inverness Recreation Club!… Read Full Post

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Weekly Message from the PTA – Bells Mill Bash and Upcoming Deadlines!

The Bells Mill Bash is quickly approaching on Thursday June 6, 5:30pm-8:00pm. There will be bounce houses, games, an ice cream truck (for purchase), and concessions sales. Please plan to purchase tickets and pre-order pizza ahead of the event, the deadline for this is Thursday May 30! We’ll also need some volunteers to make the event a success. We can’t wait to see you there to celebrate the end of the school year! Link to flyer with more information can be found here.Read Full Post

Weekly Message from the PTA

To our fabulous Bells Mill Teachers and Staff: You’re not just experts in your subjects, you’re also masters of the “wow” factor. From turning math problems into adventures to transforming history lessons into epic tales, you keep us on the edge of our seats and make every day a new and exciting journey.

And let’s not forget your superpowers outside the classroom! You’re counselors, comedians, and confidants all rolled into one.

So here’s to you, our amazing Teachers and Staff!… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill PTA Fundraiser at Corner Bakery – May 14

Join us May 14th (7:30 AM – 8:00 PM) at Corner Bakery Cafe (10327 Westlake Dr, Bethesda) while school is out and make a difference! 25% of money spent on Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders will support the BMES PTA. Mention that you are with the Bells Mill Elementary PTA when ordering. Use the coupon code of “659” for online orders. This flyer has all the details.

Tonight! Please Join Important PTA Meeting

Parents and PTA members are invited to attend our final general meeting of the year. It will be held at 6:30PM in the APR. This meeting is in-person only. Childcare will not be available but children are welcome to attend if needed.

We will be honoring our Reflections Program Participants, voting on PTA officers/delegates and budget for next year, a presentation from Dr. Varsha Morar about Mental Health Resources and hear from Dr. Smith and Mrs.… Read Full Post

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Weekly Message from the PTA

Welcome to May! As we step into a new month filled with opportunities for growth and learning, it’s important to take a moment to express our gratitude to someone who plays a pivotal role in our school community.

Yesterday was School Principal’s Day, and we want to honor Dr. Smith, our lead Bear.  Dr. Smith has demonstrated unwavering dedication to excellence and fostering an environment where both students and staff thrive. Through her tireless efforts, she not only ensures the academic success of our students but also cultivates a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels valued and empowered to reach their full potential.… Read Full Post

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Weekly Message from the PTA

Greetings Bells Mill Bears and Families! This week marks a celebration of achievements and gratitude within our community.

This week, we have come together for Autism Acceptance Spirit Week. Once again our students and staff unite to honor and embrace neurodiversity in our school and community.

This is also Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to extend heartfelt gratitude to the over 100 Parent and Teacher Volunteers who generously dedicate their time and efforts to our school’s success.… Read Full Post

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BMES PTA Officers and MCCPTA Delegate Candidates for 2024-25 School Year

The nominating committee is pleased to present the following candidates for the PTA officer and delegate roles for next year. We would like to thank these volunteers for coming forward as well as the outgoing board for their tremendous contribution over the past year. The PTA will hold elections on May 7 at 6:30 PM in the APR.

President: Deb Palisin
Vice President – Membership & Fundraising: Amanda Klueger
Vice President – Community Events: Shara Reiter
Vice President – Communications & Family Engagement: John Sorrenti
Vice President – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Sarah Ghoddousi
Secretary: Debbie Fleischer
Treasurer: Ying Zhang
MCCPTA Delegate: Erin Penfold
MCCPTA Delegate: Becky Sorto Orellana

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