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Pumpkin Patch Day is October 23rd – Volunteers Needed

PUMPKIN PATCH DAY – OCTOBER 23, 2017                                    

On this super, exciting day, a Pumpkin Patch will ‘magically appear’ in the grassy area near the gym.  Students will have an opportunity to visit the Pumpkin Patch and choose a pumpkin just right for them.  During the week, teachers will plan fun, educational activities in reading, writing and math for the students.

We need parent volunteers to help supervise Pumpkin Patch Day and assist students with selecting their pumpkins. If you have any questions about volunteering for Pumpkin Patch Day please contact Ms. Kerry Bulcavage at Kerry_L_Bulcavage@mcpsmd.org.  Please click the link below to sign up!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090D4CA5A929A02-pumpkin

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Donuts with Dads – Thursday, 10/12 @ 9 – 10:45am

Tomorrow is the “Donuts with Dads” celebration where Burnt Mills Elementary School will honor our fathers and significant male role models. Dads/father figures and their children will share in an activity and have donuts together. All dads/father figures are invited to stay throughout the day to enjoy lunch, recess, specials or a classroom visit with their child. Please be sure to you have RSVP’ed to the school, as we are expecting a large group.

At the “Donuts with Dad” celebration, BMES will also launch the Watch D.O.G.S. program. Watch D.O.G.S. ​is ​an ​innovative ​program ​focused ​on education ​and ​safety ​in ​schools ​by ​using ​positive ​influence ​of ​fathers ​and father-figures. ​We ​need ​five ​(5) ​dads/father-figures ​to ​step ​up ​and ​help to ​launch this ​great ​program. Our goal is to get 100 Dads/father figures involved and committed to this important program for students.

       

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Thank you all for a great PTA meeting!

Last night’s PTA meeting was a success! There was a great turnout, great discussions, and great momentum moving forward. Many thanks to Tom Hucker for presenting his work on the Montgomery County Council. And, a huge thanks to all of the parents, teachers, and community members for attending.

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Reminder! PTA meeting Tuesday, 10/10/17 @ 7pm

Please join us at the PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm in the All Purpose Room. Our special guest will be Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker. We will review the PTA budget, talk about PTA fundraising, view PTA website, and discuss upcoming volunteer and advocacy opportunities.

Light refreshments/snack and child care for school aged children will be provided.

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Reminder! Open House at BMES 10/09/17

A message from Dr. Ashton regarding Open House…

We ​are ​looking ​forward ​to ​your ​visit ​on Monday, ​October ​9th! ​

​During your ​visit, ​we ​have ​the ​following ​opportunities ​available ​for ​you:
★ Please ​plan ​to ​stop ​by ​the ​cafeteria ​from ​9:30-10:30 ​a.m. ​for ​an ​information
session ​on ​how ​to ​use ​the ​new Parent ​Portal. ​
★ PTA ​will ​have ​a ​membership ​table ​available ​for ​parents who wish to join the PTA.
★ We ​will ​be ​launching ​our ​new ​parent ​involvement ​program ​called Watch ​D.O.G.S.
(Dads ​of ​Great ​Students). ​
★ Pumpkin ​Day ​Donations – ​We ​will ​be ​collecting ​donations ​during ​Open ​House. ​