MCPS Families Helping Families Campaign

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES is a coordinated community partnership between MCCPTA, MCPS, and the MCPS Educational Foundation.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has deeply impacted many families in Montgomery County. The MCPS Educational Foundation is asking our very giving community to support the Families Helping Families campaign. The funds donated through the MCPS Educational Foundation will be turned into gift cards and distributed to MCPS families in need through the MCPS Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement (OSFSE).… Read Full Post

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Virtual Environmental Read-Aloud Hosted By MCPS High Schoolers

Join GenGreen, an MCPS high school student run nonprofit, in a virtual environmental read-aloud on November 21st from 10:30-11:00 AM. They will be reading “Global Warming & Climate Change: With Theodore” and leading a discussion about the planet through zoom.

Check out their website for other environmental resources suited for elementary school kids. They have coloring pages, DIY videos, and much more.

We look forward to seeing you and your children there!


Questions? Email

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ICYMI — Join PTA, Update Your School Directory Information, Sign up to Volunteer

The Bells Mill Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a non-profit organization that enhances educational excellence and strengthens the community. We’re working hard to refocus our priorities and efforts to support the unique needs of distance learning this semester. We’re also finding new ways to do some of our traditional activities, such as BINGO night, and providing new enrichment opportunities, such as virtual assemblies. To accomplish these goals, we need families to join and support the Bells Mill PTA.… Read Full Post

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PTA Meeting Recap

Our first PTA meeting was held on October 6 with more than 60 families and teachers attending. We introduced the board, provided a treasurer’s report, and provided a preview of upcoming activities and volunteer opportunities. Read the recap here.

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

Looking to get into the Halloween Spirit? Join us for a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest.
How it works: Carve or decorate a pumpkin with your child. Then take a photo of their pumpkin and send it to or thru our Facebook page- Bells Mill Elementary PTA. Submissions will be shared on our Facebook page.

Please include your child’s name, along with the best way to reach you if your child wins.

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 30
Winners Announced: Monday, November 2

“Bear Pride- Most Spirited Pumpkin”
“Most Creative”
“Fan-Favorite Sports Team”
There will be one winner per category.

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Emergency Food for ALL Children

Just a reminder that MCPS is currently providing free meals to ALL Children under 18. They do NOT have to be MCPS Students, School age, or eligible for free meals (FARMS). If you or someone you know needs food, click here for a full list of distribution sites.

There are 74 schools and 5 additional bus drop offs on this list. There is also a list of places that weekend food is distributed. Families can pick up for ALL of their children at the same site, and 4 meals (each) are given on Wed and 6 (each) on Friday.… Read Full Post

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Today! Donation Day at Shake Shack to benefit the PTA

Order today from Shake Shack today to support the Bells Mill PTA! Please use the code “donation” on the Shack App, web, or kiosk when checking out and Shake Shack will donate 25% of your total meal purchase to Bells Mill Elementary PTA.

Tuesday, October 6,2020, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Shake Shack – Cabin John
7997 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854

To comply with social distancing regulations, we are encouraging guests to order via the Shake Shack app or their website.… Read Full Post

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Restaurant Nights – Save the Dates!

We’ve got two restaurant nights coming up so save the dates! On Oct 6th (PTA Meeting night!) – dine in or order from Shake Shack – stay tuned for a code to input into the Shake App.

Also, on Nov 25th, save the date for the next restaurant night at Potomac Pizza.

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