PTA Meeting – Monday December 7, 2020

Join us on zoom for our next PTA meeting at 6:30-7:30pm! Learn more about what the PTA has been doing and bring suggestions for what we can do together. Our speaker will be school counselor Sarah Kanter. principal Dr. Smith and director Dr. Peter Moran will be available to answer questions and take comments. Submit questions or comments you would like to see addressed in advance at https://forms.gle/8Ug9tN4EamesqPm28 

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Bells Mill Sharing Library

The PTA recently installed a sharing library outside the Scotland Community Recreation Center. Feel free to take a book or leave a book! A library will be installed at Bells Mill soon too. The cost of materials came for PTA and they were built by Ben and Nora Fleischer’s grandfather. Special thanks to the Kanz family for donating a bunch of books to get us started!

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Bells Mill Online Chess Tournament Results

On November 28, Bells Mill held its first online chess tournament. 17 contestants played for 1 1/2 hours! Congratulations to all the participants! Everyone competed hard and showed the best sportsmanship! So proud of everyone who participated! The top 5 rankings are below:

·       1st place- Dennis Feketekuty (K) (12 wins, 0 lost)
·       2nd place- Sam Nielson (2nd grade) (10 wins, 2 losses)
·       3rd place- Luke Feketekuty (2nd grade) (8 wins, 2 losses)
·       4th place- Noah Schraeder (5th grade) (4 wins, 5 losses)
·       5th place- Lyla Acadia (5th grade) (3 wins, 1 lost, 1 draw)
Thanks to parent John Feketekuty for coming up with this idea and organizing it for our students!

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ENGAGE! Community Conversation (Dec 5)

This is the last ENGAGE! Community Conversation – This Saturday, December 5th from10-11:30am. We will have 3 discussion groups:

REOPENING EXPECTATIONS: This conversation is for families who selected in-person learning beginning Jan. 12/Feb. 1 (asssuming conditions allow). What are your questions/concerns? What can you expect as classes reopen? (Note: This is not designed as a discussion about whether MCPS should reopen schools.)VIRTUAL LEARNING SUCCESS STORIES: If virtual learning is working well for your student, share your story.… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Holiday Chairobics Session — 11/28

Bells Mill families and staff are invited to join a chairobics session led by a Bells Mill parent. It will be held this Saturday, November 28th at 11am. Unwind, de-stress, relax and reconnect with your families together through this yoga based aerobics routine involving deep breathing, stretching and gentle body movements on/with a chair. This is a free 30-minute live zoom event requiring a sturdy chair (optional if using floor mat) and internet connectivity. Please email stutijk@gmail.com… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Online Chess Tournament

Chess.com, in association with the C&O Family Chess Center, are hosting a fun non-elimination chess tournament during Thanksgiving break for all Bells Mill students:

· Friday November 27th 10 am – 11:30 am

Please go to the following Sign Up Genius link to RSVP and more details will follow.

All students are welcome to join the tournament late or leave early.

If you are interested in your child playing online chess with other Bells Mill students but this date does not work, please RSVP with alternative dates that work for you.… Read Full Post

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