2 Volunteers Needed for PTA Board Nominating Committee

Our bylaws require we form a nominating committee to fill next year’s PTA board. We need to identify at least two volunteers who are current PTA members by May 1. The nominating committee will be responsible for formally nominating eligible persons for open PTA board positions and reporting their nominees to the general membership prior to the PTA election at a general membership meeting in May. The estimated time commitment is less than 30 minutes! If you are able to serve on the nominating committee, please email us at info@bellsmill.orgRead Full Post

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Compensatory Education for Missed IEP Services During COVID

Has your child with disabilities regressed or did not receive all the services on their IEP this year in virtual learning? 

Please join the MCCPTA Special Education Committee as we host an important and timely webinar with education attorney, Nicole Joseph who will discuss options on how to get what your child needs to recover from learning loss during the pandemic. 

Topic: Compensatory Education for Missed IEP Services During COVID – Webinar with Education Attorney, Nicole Joseph

Time: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM Eastern

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81455140013?pwd=UGZBNWRNRy9sVytucnFjb0hBS1Z5QT09Read Full Post

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Food Trucks @ Bells Mill on Saturday (4/17)!

Our virtual BMES International Festival continues this weekend with 3 food trucks on Saturday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30.

 Bun’d Up: Pre-orders open now: https://bundup.square.site
 Big Greek on Wheels: Pre-orders open on Saturday, April 17 at 10:00 am at
www.biggreekcafe.com/food-truck (click Order Online)

Please remember to wear a mask, stay six feet apart, and take your food to go!

The Virtual Cooking Class on Wednesday was great! Families enjoyed earning to make a mango lassi, which is a traditional South Asian beverage.… Read Full Post

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MCCPTA Engage Meeting – Options & Outcomes: Curriculum Choices

The Montgomery County Council of PTAs is sponsoring this community conversation. Learn which courses to take and what colleges are looking for. Decisions in elementary school can determine your path in high school. Parents, MCPS educators and a college admissions officers will answer your questions. SIGN UP TODAY: bit.ly/EngageApr2021

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NACCP Parents’ Council Meeting – April 21, 2021

The next Parents’ Council Meeting is Wednesday, April 21 with the MCPS Board of Education members. You won’t want to miss this!

Apr 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting here.

You will receive a link about joining the meeting after you register.

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Tomorrow! Learn to Make a Mango Lassi

Join us on zoom on Wednesday, April 14 at 2PM for a hands on cooking class! We’ll learn to make a mango lassi, which is a traditional South Asian beverage. Register at bmes.eventbrite.com
Please have the following ingredients and supplies available:

1 1⁄2 or 3 large ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into chunks (can use jarred or frozen if you prefer)
2 1⁄4 or 4 1⁄2 cups plain yogurt
3 or 6 Tbsp honey, plus more to taste
2 1⁄4 or 1 tsp cardamom, plus extra for sprinkling/garnish
Ice (optional)


  • Chefs knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting boards
  • Paring knives
  • Blender
  • Rubber spatula
  • Serving cupS
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Support Autism Acceptance – Wear blue on Thursday, April 15!

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Bells Mill is honored to be home to an amazing program to support the needs of students with autism. On Thursday, April 15 we invite the Bells Mill community to wear blue to show acceptance of autism and celebrate differences. The class with the highest participation will win a virtual movie party! To learn more about autism and how to support awareness, visit:

Autism Speaks

Autism Self Advocacy Network 

Autism Society

National Autism Center at the May Institute

Interactive Autism Network

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