STEM NIGHT Event Chair and Volunteers Needed

Our annual STEM Night & Science Fair will be held on February 24. We are looking for a volunteer to help lead the STEM Night portion of the program. We use the APR and a number of classrooms for students to use microscopes, build DNA models, learn to code and much, much more! We are looking for a volunteer who can help finalize the selection of activities, purchase materials (reimbursed, of course!), and coordinate on STEM Night.… Read Full Post

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WCHS Presents Peter and the Starcatcher

Ever wonder how Peter and the Lost Boys got to Neverland in the first place? Based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s 2006 humorous young adult novel and adapted for the stage by Rick Elice, the play Peter and the Starcatcher shares the backstory of Peter and his pals.

A tale of marauding and magic and hijinx on the high seas, Peter and the Starcatcher is a delight for audience members of all ages.

Performances Friday, February 10th at 7pm, Saturday, February 11th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, February 12th at 2pm.… Read Full Post

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Save the Date – March Talent Shows

We’re excited to welcome back our talent shows this year! The talent shows will be held on Friday, March 10 (grades K-2) and Friday, March 17 (grades 3-5). New this year we will also feature BMES entries to the National PTA Reflections Art program. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate. If you are interested in volunteering — on-deck volunteers, AV technicians, green room and more — email

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More Lunch and Recess Volunteers Needed

Thank you to the recess and lunch volunteers for helping out! The Signup Genius has been updated with additional dates — parents and guardians, please sign up to help if you can!

If you are interested in volunteering for lunch and recess, check out the Informational Meeting Slides that were shared at the September 12th informational session. Make sure you have completed the MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect Training, and you have a copy or screenshot of the grades page before arriving at school.… Read Full Post

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BINGO Night — thank you!

The annual Family BINGO Night was a lot of fun – we had more than 300 players and every player ended up with a prize by the end of the night! We appreciate the teachers who volunteered to be our BINGO callers – Mrs. Abramson, Mrs. Lillis, Mrs. Tripodi, Mr. Eifler, Ms. Sanati, Ms. Ginsberg, Mrs. Park, and Mrs. Kemp. We had a full house and it went very smoothly! Thanks to organizers Jessica Farnsworth, Tiffany MacSlarrow, and Amanda Klueger and the many volunteers who pitched in to set up, check-in players, pass out food, and cleanup.

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Orders open for Family BINGO Night on 1/19

Join us for Bells Mill PTA Bingo Night on January 19, 2023 at 6:30PM in the APR!

Your favorite teachers will be the Bingo callers and all children will leave with a prize! Pre-order pizza, cookies, and Bingo cards for the whole family. Food and registration are done by pre-order only. Pick up your dinner & Bingo cards at the door.

Let’s go green: please bring your own water as bottled water will NOT be available.  

All pizza, cookie, and Bingo card pre-orders MUST be completed online by noon on Tuesday, January 17. 

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Committee chair(s) and volunteers needed for BMES Talent Show!

We’re excited to bring back the talent show for the first time since 2019! The talent shows will be held on Friday, March 10 (grades K-2) and Friday, March 17 (grades 3-5).

We volunteers to help to make the talent shows a success and run smoothly. We are looking for:

Show Chairs (1 or more per show): keep track of the schedule and emcee the event

On Deck Volunteers (1 or more per show): fetch the upcoming performer from the “green room” (art classroom) and wait with them before they go on stage

AV Technicians (1 or more per show): collect audio files before the show(s), organize the files/put them in order, play all audio files during the show, and mange all AV during the rehearsals and show

Green Room Volunteers (2 or more per show): supervise the children who are waiting to perform in the green room (art classroom)- help coordinate or supervise quiet activities (some provided by the PTA, others brought by individual children)

In addition to the shows on March 10 and March 17, there will be 2 rehearsals per age group immediately after school at 4pm- March 7 and March 9 for K-2 and March 14 and March 16 for 3-5.… Read Full Post

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Register for FLEX After School Enrichment Classes by January 9!

FLEX academies will be offering programs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Enrollment is now open and spots are limited. View flyer here for classes and schedule. Register by January 9. Note that additional enrollment is needed for Mudskippers pottery and the language classes to ensure there are enough students to hold the program.  

While the PTA helps coordinate this program, FLEX academies administer the programs and coordinates with the individual providers, as well as provides a staff person to ensure safe dismissal of students.… Read Full Post

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Holiday Staff Appreciation Wrap-up

Thank you to the more than 40 families who provided baked goods for the Holiday Cookie Buffet for staff. The selections were amazing and the teachers appreciated taking home a box of baked goods to enjoy of the holidays. Thanks for Jismi Johnson for coordinating the effort as well as the parents who helped set up. In addition, the PTA was happy to provide a catered luncheon by Gregorio’s in Cabin John for teachers before break.… Read Full Post

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