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.

Students from the Bells Mill Odyssey of the Mind team are holding a few restaurant fundraiser nights to raise money to support attendance at the World Finals at the end of May in Michigan.

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BMES International Festival Thank You!

Last week we shared an incredible celebration of the school’s diversity! We appreciate the many families who created displays, shared traditions, and offered food samples so we can better understand each other’s cultures. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! In addition, Mrs. Havenstein’s No Place for Hate group created an amazing collage. The many talented performers were fun to watch. Thank you to Georgia Karamalikis, Asmaa Seif Eldin, Varsha Morar, and Debbie Fleischer for helping to organize!… Read Full Post

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Tonight! Important PTA Meeting!

Parents and PTA members are invited to attend our final general meeting of the year. It will be held at 6:30PM in the APR. This meeting is in-person only. Childcare will not be available but children are welcome to attend if needed.

Vote on PTA officers/delegates and budget for next year, and hear from Dr. Smith and Mrs. Kemp on how the school forms classes for next year and how you can support your child as they transition to the next grade!… Read Full Post

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BMES PTA Officer and MCCPTA Delegate Candidates for ’23-’24 School Year

The nominating committee is pleased to present the following candidates for the PTA officer and delegate roles for next year. We would like to thank these volunteers for coming forward as well as the outgoing board for their tremendous contribution over the past year. The PTA will hold elections on May 2 at 6:30 PM in the APR.

PresidentDeb Palisin
Vice President – Membership & FundraisingAmanda Klueger
Vice President – Community EventsShara Reiter
Vice President – Communications & Family EngagementJessica McClellan
Vice President – Diversity, Equity & InclusionVarsha Morar
SecretaryDebbie Fleischer
TreasurerMia Bautista
MCCPTA DelegateKaren Lust
MCCPTA DelegateErin Penfold
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Important info for BMES International Festival (Friday, 4/28)

Visit 19 countries in one night! The BMES International Festival will be held on Friday, April 28 at 6-7:30. Visit country displays, watch performances, and make crafts. Please note that this IS NOT a drop off event and all students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Join us as we celebrate the Spring Festival of Colors! The Festival of Color is a celebration of colors in the style of the Holi holiday. It involves opening many, many colorful packets of
rainbow dust that folks throw around in a playful way, marking all light colored clothes
with a vibrant rainbow explosion of COLOR.… Read Full Post

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PTA General Meeting – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Our next PTA meeting will be held on May 2 at 6:30PM in the APR. The agenda will include board elections, approval of next year’s budget, and presentations from the school on preparing your students for moving to the next grade level and the process for class assignments.

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