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Free Computers Through Montgomery Connects

Montgomery County has received a federal ECF grant to provide 40,000 computers for residents who do not have access to a computer. The County is using Eventbrite to create appointment tickets to manage computer pick-ups. Every person receiving a computer must have an individual appointment to pick-up a computer and must show photo ID to […]

2022 Summer Reading Challenge

MCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge! offers kids and teens a chance to fill their summer with great books and fun activities. This year, participants will help save the Chesapeake Bay (PDF). By completing missions, participants can help MCPL and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation preserve the Chesapeake Bay watershed, clean up the Chesapeake Bay, and provide healthy habitats for […]

Welcome to the 2022-2023 BE PTA

n accordance with the Bethesda Elementary School PTA’s bylaws, the PTA 2022-23 Executive Committee was voted in on Tuesday, June 7! We are so proud of the work this board does to support our community throughout the year.  From providing financial support to students in need to reimbursing teachers for extra classroom expenditures to organizing […]

COVID Update: Test to Stay

Bethesda ES was selected to participate in the Test-To-Stay Pilot Program (TTS). Below is information about TTS.   In partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is pleased to offer a quarantine alternative for your student. Test to Stay protocol is for students who have been exposed to […]

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 […]