Restaurant Night TONIGHT Feb. 22 to Support 5th Grade End of Year Activities

Save some time and don’t make dinner plans for tonight! The 5th grade fundraising committee organized a restaurant night at Ledo’s in Westlake on Thursday, Feb 22 from 5-9PM. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to BMES to support 5th grade promotion activities, including a picnic and field trip. The school community is invited to support them! Order in-person (mention Bells Mill) or online at order.ledopizza.com. Enter the code “Fundraiser” in the coupon/fundraiser code area on the checkout page.… Read Full Post

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Read-a-Thon! Starts Monday, Feb. 26

Bells Mill Elementary School PTA is holding a Read-a-thon this year! Read-a-thons actually get your reader excited about reading and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more. Our Read-a-thon starts Monday February 26, 2024. We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/323738333036/1 and following the simple instructions. We’ve chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills, and is a great fundraiser for the PTA!… Read Full Post

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Bingo Night – March 5

Bingo Night is Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Bingo start at 6:00 pm.

If you previously registered, your registration will automatically transfer over to the new date of March 5. We are in need of volunteers to make Bingo Night a success. If you are attending on March 5 and can volunteer, please sign up HERE.

Due to popular demand for this event, we are unable to accept any new registrations at this time.

Model UN Coordinator

BMES Model UN – Spring Session

Model UN (or MUN) is an authentic simulation of the United Nations General Assembly in which students act as country delegates and engage in acts of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making. The program is offered through Global Minds, LLC, founded in 2021 by former Bells Mill/Cabin John parents, Audré Park and Shreelata Durbhakula. Global Minds offers three 8-week instructional sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) throughout the year, and serves as instructors and administrators to register students in local Model UN conferences at the U.S.… Read Full Post

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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.

Girls on the Run – Registration for Girls on the Run (GOTR) begins soon. GOTR is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade.… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Sock Drive – Send in Socks Through February 16

Did you know that socks are the #1 most requested item in our shelters? Sponsored by the Kindergarten Team, Kindergarten Room Parents and in partnership with the BMES Green Leader Club, we are accepting all size socks (gently used or new) to support community shelters. There are drop-off baskets in every hall, so please bring your donations by February 16. 

Thank you very much for your generous support to help families in our local communities.

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Yearbook Photos: Submit by April 18

The PTA is excited to design the yearbook this year! Parents and staff are invited to submit photos to help us remember the school year! If you’ve got great photos of school and community events, we’d like to see them! This could include:
• PTA events, including the back-to-school picnic, magic and muffins, and movie night
• Fall festival events
• Spirit days
• Community service projects at the school
• Field Trips
• Sports teams or clubs associated with Bells Mill
• Class projects and other special memories

Please do not submit pictures taken at private events, such as birthday parties or playdates.… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Talent Show is Tomorrow!

Come see your friends and classmates in the BMES Talent Show on Friday, February 2. Doors open at 6.00pm. The students have worked hard on their talents and can’t wait to perform. Due to overwhelming interest and the many talents of our students, we are no longer accepting submissions for this year!

The 5th grade class will be selling concessions with proceeds to support their end of year activities, including a picnic, field trip and more.… Read Full Post