Author: Bethesda Elementary PTA

International Elementary-Level Book Drive

Our English Language Learner team is seeking elementary-level books in various languages to enrich the educational experience of our diverse student body.  If you have any books in languages other than English that you would be willing to donate, we would be immensely grateful. Please drop them off at the school – these resources will play a vital role […]

BE Store is Back!

BE School Store Returns This Week! For the 2023-2024 school year, the 4th Grade is relaunching the monthly School Store as a fundraiser for the class. This Friday, October 6 from 8:40-9:00, all students can purchase small school supplies and fun items for $.25-$3 each. The store is cash only, so kindly provide your child coins and small […]

BE Food Pantry

Please consider contributing to the BE Food Pantry. We will be stocking items to provide snacks and weekend meals for our students. Unfortunately, the Weekend Meal Program that provided food to our student in the past has ended due to funding. However, we still want to support our students! Thank you in advance for your […]

Welcome to 2023-2024 BE PTA

In accordance with the Bethesda Elementary School PTA’s bylaws, the PTA 2023-24 Executive Committee was voted in! 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 fun events throughout the […]

Covid-19 Safety Measures & Quarantine Guidance

Regarding COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, joint guidance from MDH and MSDE recommended that public school systems work with their local health department on following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs.  Montgomery County DHHS serves as our local health authority and operates our school-based health […]

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 […]

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 […]

BE PTA Communications in Other Languages

Great news! In an effort to offer translated materials in a quick and efficient manner to our international families:  Bonnes nouvelles! Dans le but d’offrir des documents traduits de manière rapide et efficace à nos familles internationales: 素晴らしいニュースです。海外のご家族に、翻訳された資料を迅速かつ効率的に提供するために PTAのウェブサイトに直接グーグル翻訳を利用できるようになりました。これにより、PTAのウェブサイト(https://bethesdaelementarypta.org)にアクセスすると、右上にメニューが表示され、ウェブページが瞬時に多言語に翻訳されるようになりました。言語の追加を希望される方はご連絡ください。 また、Weekly Roar Reportsにもランディングページ用のリンクを作成しました。(https://tinyurl.com/TranslatedRoarReport) そのリンクをクリックすると、すでにグーグル翻訳が埋め込まれた資料にアクセスできるので、どの言語でもニュースレターを見ることができるようになっています。そうすれば、リアルタイムで翻訳されたニュースレターにアクセスできるはずです。 ¡Buenas noticias! En un esfuerzo por ofrecer materiales traducidos de una manera rápida […]