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The NB PTSA meets four times each school year at 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Mark your calendars now for the first business meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.  Our featured speaker will be premiere professional organizer, Jackie Kelley, who will share tricks and tips for keeping your household sane and organized.

Business meetings will also take place:
Nov. 11, 2014
Feb. 10, 2015
May 12, 2015

NBPTSA Back-to-School Picnic 

 Friday, September 19th from 6 to 9 pm

Meet on the black top and back fields and bring your blankets and chairs


North Bethesdas Back-to-School Picnic is BACK!  This year will be more fun than EVER with DJ by Unique Dreams, Games, Potomac Pizza, and Good Humor Ice Cream!


This event will be Rain or Shine (and will be moved into the cafeteria in the event of rain).

For more information contact Karen Schleifer and Beth Krupenski, Co-chairs   

NBPTSA After School (ASA) Activities

Sign-ups began Monday, September 8th

You can still sign up for after school activities online on your computer.  Click on "After School Activities" on the yellow tool bar to the left for more information


Care Cash Cashier Sign-up:

Thank you to those of you who have contributed gift cards or other small gifts to the NBMS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program (PBIS)---the Care Cash Program!  We still need more contributions and would appreciate any support that you could give to the program! 

Running the Care Cash cart during all three grades lunch period is a fun way and appreciated way to support the school!  Please click this link and grab a slot if you are able to assist:

There will be a PTSA Table at the Back to School Night on Thursday, so you can drop off any donations at the table on that night.  Or, your child can drop off the gift or gift card in the main office, in an enveloped marked:  PBIS., Attn:  Mrs. Stacey Kopnitsy.  

Thanks so much for your interest and support of this great program at NBMS!

Box Top Collection Drive:

Please remember to continue (or start!) clipping Box Tops squares off participating products.  We will have a fall collection and want to earn the school as much as we can!  There is a tall box in the front lobby next to the office door where you can drop off the Box Tops. The money goes directly to NB and is used for items on the staff’s Wish List.  This is a painless way to support the school.  Last year your combined contributions brought the school $429 – every bit helps!

Please have your student drop them off on their way into school, or bring them with you at Back to School Night on September 11th.  For more information on Box Tops, visit

Media Center Help Needed:

The NBMS Media Center could use your help! Know your alphabet?  Always wanted to work with the Dewey Decimal System?  The Media Center needs adult volunteers willing to shelve books and work on other library tasks.  Two hours a week or every other week would be greatly appreciated.  A library is a great place to be!  Contact the Media Assistant, Terry Kennedy at and thanks in advance!


Stay tuned for more information on parent volunteer opportunities at the school, including Care Cash Cashiers, Monday treats for our NBMS Teachers and Staff, Book Fair Cashiers, and other upcoming events!

For more information or to volunteer to help out, contact the Position Chair listed below:

NBMS PTSA Position Chairs and Volunteer Opportunities:

PTSA Position Name Email
President Lesli Marcus Gillman
VP Admin Michele Santy
VP Cluster Howie Philips
VP Financial Affairs OPEN  
VP Student Enrichment Joy Rafey
Treasurer Tammy Dekel
Secretary Tina Lucas
8th Grade Graduation OPEN  
After School Activities Cindy Griffin
After School Activities Susan Priester
Ashburton ES Liaison Sona Kammula
Back to School Picnic Beth Krupinski
Back to School Picnic Karen Schleifer
Book Club Marissa Brown
Boxtops for Education    
Cluster Representative Mariana Straathof
Communications Melissa Brady
Directory Lena Scott
Directory Veronica Walgamotte
Fundraising - Book Fair Christina Gorski
Fundraising - Book Fair Sunny
Fundraising - Showdown Christina Gorski
Fundraising - Wish List Joy Rafey
Giant A+ Bonus Bucks Jennifer Robinson
ICB Liaison Susan Anderson
Kensington Parkwood ES Liaison Susan Priester
Listserv Discussion Cathy Martin
Listserve Announcements OPEN  
Membership Cheryl Pickerell DiFrank
Membership Julie Kennon
NAACP Stanley Ray
Networking - 6th Grade Susannah Files
Networking - 6th Grade Sona Kammula
Networking - 7th Grade Susan Laine
Networking - 8th Grade OPEN  
Networking-8th Grade OPEN  
Skate Night Christina Gorski
Teacher Hospitality Mariella Dallas
Teacher Hospitality Tanja Hubacker
Special Needs Jen Cope
Volunteers OPEN  
Web Page Melissa Brady
WJ Liaison Sona Kammula
Wyngate ES Liaison Mary Papadopulos
Wyngate ES Liaison Kristen Wheeden








































































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