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 […]

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(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。( 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 […]

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 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 […]


We’re making getting ready for school easy this year! Get the school supplies your kids will need for the year ahead through School Toolbox. To purchase your school supply kits 1) Go to 2) Select Your Child’s Class Grade 3) Add additional donation items 4) Purchase your supplies and have it delivered directly to your home! View our flyer below for […]