Get ready for the Burnt Mills Walkathon on May 12!

The BMES school community is supporting our school by hosting the 2nd Annual BMES “Healthy Heart” Walkathon Fundraiser next month.  Since this year’s theme takes inspiration from the Healthy Heart Initiative (, during recess time on May 12, our students will participate in the walk/run on the school grounds to observe healthy habits, like good nutrition and exercise, and celebrate school spirit. Kids have the option to wear a white shirt (from home) that will be sprayed at the end of the walk with a non-toxic, color spray to keep as a souvenir from the event.

Please open the link below to learn more about this event and how you can help support this fundraiser. Donation forms are due to your student’s classroom teacher by May 11.  Fantastic prizes await for student’s who collect the most donations. Adult volunteers are needed at check points on the walking route.

BMES Walkathon 2017 Donation Form


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PTA Meeting at the Enclave on January 10th!

Reminder: BMES Parents!

Please see the attached agenda for Our first Burnt Mills Elementary School PTA Meeting  this Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30pm at 
Enclave Silver Spring – Club House
11225 Oak Leaf Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20901

We thought it would an ideal location since many of our families live in the Enclave (and it could provide a unique change of setting for our first meeting of the year).

Please come at 6:30pm as we will start the meeting promptly. 
Light refreshments will be served (and board games will be available for the children to play with as we conduct our meeting of the new year).

See you there!


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Burnt Mills READ-A-Thon

The annual READ-A-Thon, sponsored by the BMES PTA, is underway!

Reading dates are December 19, 2016 – January 6, 2017. All forms and donations are due by January 13!

The packet, which includes all the details, is available in English and Spanish:

Read-a-thon 2016-17 Packet




November 2016 Updates

Here’s a list of what’s going on this month:

November 1 – PTA meeting

November 7 – Professional Day; no school for students

November 8 – Election Day; no school for students and teachers

November 10 & 11 – Early release; Parent/Teacher conferences

November 12 – Zootopia Family Movie Night at 5:30 pm; $1 per person/$5 per                            family

November 17 – Reading Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm

November 23 – Early relase

November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday; schools and office closed


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PTA Meeting on November 1st


Please attend our first PTA Meeting of the Year!

Tuesday November 1st 6 PM meet and greet, 6:30 meeting start

Dinner and child care provided.

This is a unique opportunity to have your voice heard by the School Board and County Council.

School board members Jill Ortman-Fouse, Phil Kaufman, and Michael Durso, along with County Council member Tom Hucker will be in attendance. Do you have questions, ideas, or concerns you would like to share? Do you have issues that are impacting your community but are not sure how to address them? This is a unique opportunity for Burnt Mills. Please pass your questions and/or ideas on to Mike Miehl at We want to hear from you!