Incoming Kindergartener & 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. Sign up here:


·      Sunday, August 13, 10-11am — final playdate!

New Students in Grades 1-5

Students in Grades 1-5 who are new to Bells Mill are invited to a meet-up on Sunday, August 13 from 11-12.… Read Full Post

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Thanks for supporting BMES PTA this year!

Dear Bells Mill Community,

As we wrap up the school year, I wanted to share my appreciation to the parents, teachers, administrators and broader school community who supported PTA this year. We are lucky to have strong membership, generous supporters, and dedicated volunteers committed to our school.

With your help we were able to support more than 50 programs and activities to support our children’s education and student experience at Bells Mill. To help build community we planned events such as the Back to School Picnic, Outdoor Movie Night, Magic & Muffins, Family BINGO Night, Talent Show, and last week’s Bells Mill Bash.… Read Full Post

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TODAY (6/16)! Deadline to submit for reimbursement for PTA activities

If you volunteered for a PTA committee and have any expenses to submit to reimbursement, please see below! Friday, June 16th is the last day to submit expenses for reimbursement from the PTA.  To request reimbursement complete this form and attach the appropriate receipts. Receipts should clearly identify the items you are requesting reimbursement for. You can leave forms and receipts in the PTA box in the main office or email forms and all receipts to [email protected]

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Monday — Annual Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival

Celebrating the past and present of the first places African-Americans owned land in Montgomery County, the Scotland community of Potomac, Md., is announcing a significant expansion of its annual Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival for 2023. The Scotland neighborhood is a treasured part of our Bells Mill community.

Featuring a children’s carnival and music performance, as well as art exhibitions, food, sports, and presentations on Black history in this region, the events for the federal holiday on Monday, June 19, will be spread across the Cabin John Regional Park, Cabin John Village, and the Scotland community on Seven Locks Road.… Read Full Post

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Bells Mill Bash is tomorrow! Online sales for wristbands end at 11:59PM tonight!

Come celebrate the end of the school year at the PTA Bells Mill Bash tomorrow night at 5:30-8pm! There will be fun and games for all Bells Mill families. Please pre-order wristbandssign the waiver, and sign up to volunteer! This event is for Bells Mill families only and is not a drop-off event.

Ticketing: (wristband orders due by 6/8 at 11:59pm) If you miss the deadline, please email [email protected]



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New recess equipment for next year

The PTA is excited to purchase two funnel ball hoops for Bells Mill for outdoor recess. They will installed for next school year. Thank you to Mrs. Kemp and Mr. Tom for helping navigate MCPS requirements and Mrs. Over for helping with the ordering. We’re excited for our students to have additional infrastructure during recess!

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Volunteer Shout Out!

It was great to see so many kids playing and families getting a chance to meet or catch up. Thanks to the parents who volunteered for our Breakfast with Bears last week — Jessica McClellan, Erin Penfold, Deb Palisin, Virginia Runko, Youngshin Kim, Jenna Dean, Andrew Dean, Daniela Abeid, Ugo Nwadike, Gina Hidalgo, Emily Turek, Aruni Liyanage, Heather Lazott, and Yasaman Hekmat.

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Assembly to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

On Friday, May 26 the PTA will sponsor an assembly for all students (during the school day) to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Chua Lion Dance Team will provide an instrumental performance and tell the Lion Story and discuss its cultural significance. They will also “awaken” the lion in a special ceremony and perform the lion dance, including feeding the lion.

Also, because our Holi celebration was rained out for the BMES International Festival, stay tuned for information on a raindate for the last week of school.… Read Full Post

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Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Mr. Tom asked us to share this information about field day and the opportunities for parents to get involved! Such a fun day for the school!

Field Day for Head Start/Autism and K- 2nd grade will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Grades 3-5 will have Field Day on Friday, June 2, 2023. Field Day activities will run from 9:45am to 2:30pm.  Field Day is a day where students spend part of the day outside participating in a variety of activities with their classmates.… Read Full Post

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