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.

  • Interested in the Great Outdoors, STEM, Leadership, Community Service, and much more? Girls and boys of all ages are invited to check out Cub Scout Pack 54!
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Back to School Picnic — Tomorrow (9/8)

Please join us for a night of fun on Friday, September 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for our Back to School Picnic. We will have music, crafts, ice cream truck and more. Preorder pizza sales have closed but you are welcome to bring your own picnic. If you are interested in volunteering,  please sign up here. (HS and MS students can also volunteer for SSL Hours). We look forward to seeing you there!

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Bells Mill a PTA National School of Excellence for ’22-’24

We’re excited to share that Bells Mill Elementary School was recently named a 2022-2024 National PTA School of Excellence! National PTA’s School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. Bells Mill ES and Bells Mill PTA are one of only 368 PTAs and schools nationwide to be designated a 2022-2024 School of Excellence.

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Join the PTA for this School Year!


**Thank you to the 175+ families and staff who have already joined PTA!**

Dear BMES families and teachers,

It’s time for another exciting school year to start, and an important part of Bells Mill Elementary is our PTA. We are a stronger community when all families join and actively participate in the PTA.

How much does membership cost? A membership to the PTA costs $25 per family. We invite you to join the PTA For Your Child because increasing our membership, even by one family, helps make a difference.… Read Full Post

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Best Wishes for a Great School Year!

The Bells Mill PTA welcomes students, staff and families back to school! It’s going to be a great year! Look for our weekly Bear Post with news and information on activities, programs, and opportunities! We are happy to provide the yard card, which will be up through this afternoon for your pictures.

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Donations Needed for Staff Welcome Back Breakfast (Tuesday, Aug 22)

We continue to be extremely grateful for all of our teachers/staff and their commitment to our students and community! The PTA is kicking off the welcome events with a special breakfast for our teachers/staff on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. We would appreciate your support.

You may bring in anything – please either choose from the list below or bring something else by selecting the “Other Item” option. Examples of what we are requesting include: quiche, breakfast casseroles, bagels, muffins, fresh fruit, coffee pods, etc.… Read Full Post

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Popsicle Social – Thursday, August 24

We’re excited to welcome everyone back to school at the Popsicle Social after each Open House. Students, reconnect with classmates! Parents, look for information on joining PTA, volunteer opportunities and spirit wear sales! See you on the blacktop!

  • Head Start, Kindergarten, and Grades 1&2: Open House from 10-11 with popsicles after you meet your teacher
  • Grades 3-5: Open House from 11:30-12:30 with popsicles after you meet your teacher

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Area Summer Advocacy Meeting – July 18

You are invited to attend the Central Summer Area Advocacy Meeting on July 18 from 6-9PM at Julius West Middle School. It is an opportunity for members of the Winston Churchill Cluster Community to gather with MCPS, elected officials, and MCCPTA advocates to discuss issues affecting our community.  The meeting will also be used to develop MCCPTA’s advocacy priorities for the 2023-2024 school year.  SSL hours can be earned by student participants.

The discussion topics for this meeting are: 1) School Safety; 2) Staffing; 3) Facilities and Boundaries; and 4) Improvement of Instruction/Practices of Teaching and Learning in Heterogeneous Classroom Facilities.… Read Full Post

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