BMES Model UN Club Registration

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 and founded by former Bells Mill parents, Audré Park and Shreelata Durbhakula. The BMES Model UN Club is open to 5th graders only.

For detailed information, visit the website at Global Minds, LLC.

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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 While these are not sponsored or endorsed by the BMES PTA, we’re happy to help share information as appropriate.

  • Bulldog Soccer Clinics: Girls soccer skills clinic for grades 3-8 on Sun Oct 16, 2-4pm at the Churchill stadium field (11300 Gainsborough Rd) hosted by the Churchill Bulldogs Girls Varsity Soccer Team.
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Register now for Bar-T Kids Club (before and after school care)

Bar-T Kids Club provides before and after school care at Bells Mill ES from 7:00am – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday. Each day is filled with fun clubs, outdoor play, group games, delicious snacks, socialization, and safe fun! Bar-T’s trained and energetic staff provide a variety of options each day so that the children in their care are able to choose the clubs that most intrigue them. These choices can range from cooking, to dance, sports and games, arts and crafts, and even magic!… Read Full Post

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Donations Needed for Staff Welcome Back Breakfast (Monday, 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 Monday, August 22, 2022. 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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This Sunday! – Incoming Kindergartner & New Student Playdates

The PTA is excited to host playdates this summer on the Bells Mill playground (behind the school) to welcome new students! We kindly ask that you sign up so that we may contact you in case of a rain date. For questions, email


The first 2022 Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate was a great success and we hope you will join us for the next one! Come enjoy popsicles and meet other kindergartners and their families before school starts!… Read Full Post

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Thank you for a great year!

As we end the school year the PTA would like to thank its members, volunteers, and board for supporting us this year. With your support we were able to bring back most of our community events, support student affairs, show our appreciation to the staff, and invest in our school. We would also like to express our appreciation to the Bells Mill staff for their commitment to our students. Finally, congratulations to all the students on your hard work this year!… Read Full Post

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Introducing the ‘22-’23 PTA Board

We are excited to announce our board for the upcoming school year! Please note that we have an opening for a second Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) delegate to represent Bells Mill at the county level. Please contact if you are interested in learning more. 

President — Debbie Fleischer

VP – Fundraising & Membership — Devin Donaldson

VP – Communications & Family Engagement — Deb Palisin

VP – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Varsha Morar

VP – School & Community Events – Amanda Klueger

Secretary — Jessica McClellan

Treasurer — Alison Jacknowitz

 Delegate 1 — Karen Lust

Thanks to the board members for volunteering for these roles!… Read Full Post

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June PTA Meeting Wrap-up

The final PTA meeting of the year was held on June 7, 2022. At this meeting we elected our board for next year, approved our renewed bylaws, and approved our budget for next year. Thanks to all who attended! The minutes are available on our website

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