Category: news

Boundary Study: BOE Adopts SuperIntendent Recommendation

The Montgomery County  Board of Education has adopted the superintendent’s recommendation for the Somerset, and Westbrook Elementary Schools Boundary Study. The adoption moves sections B3 and B8 from BE to Somerset Elementary, effective for the 2022-2023 school year for students entering Kindergarten through 4th grade. Students entering 5th grade during that school year will remain […]

How to Prevent Gun Violence

The tragedy in Michigan was a sobering reminder of the risks that our children and school staff take every day by going to school. Our children are facing a mental health crisis while gun access is a major factor affecting whether a child commits suicide. In 2020, gun sales nationally increased by over 60 percent, about 40 percent by first time gun owners. In Montgomery […]

Translated BE PTA Communications

Great news! In an effort to offer translated materials in a quick and efficient manner to our international families:  We have added a plugin to add google translate directly on our PTA website. Now, when you visit our website ( there is a menu in the upper right hand corner and the webpage can instantly be translated […]

Fall 2021 Festivities/Parade

On Friday, October 29th, Bethesda Elementary will have an outdoor parade starting at 1:45 PM followed by classroom celebrations which will include FALL activities and NO FOOD. Students may dress in a costume for the parade.  They should bring their costumes to school and change prior to the parade. There will be NO PARKING permitted […]

After School Clubs

Dear BE Families, Registration for after school clubs opens this Wednesday, September 15, at 12:00 PM(noon)! Please review this flyer to see the class offerings. Registration is all online through the Flex Academies website. All classes are eight (8) weeks long. To register, you will need to create an account for your student(s). Step-by-step instructions are provided here. Key Dates: September […]

Covid-19 Safety Measures & Quarantine Guidance

Under the direction of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and in alignment with the Maryland State Department of Health and the Maryland State Department of Education, MCPS has updated guidelines regarding the quarantine of unvaccinated students. Below are the new guidelines: Unvaccinated students who have been in close contact with an […]

COVID-19 Testing & Advocacy

The PTA board is strongly recommending all our BE students opt-in by filling out this online form for the surveillance COVID-19 testing program that is anticipated to start the week of September 13th. Please sign the form by this Wednesday, September 8th.  According to the CDC, COVID-19 surveillance testing is part of the prevention strategy […]