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Mark your calendars now for our next business meeting on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015. The North Bethesda  Middle School PTSA meets four times each school year at 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

2014-2015 Business meetings take place on:

  • September 23, 2014
  • December 9, 2014
  • February 10, 2015
  • May 12, 2015      


After School Activities Survey

Hellos NB Community!   The PTSA is considering contracting with Flex Academy for the after school activities program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please help us gather information about your priorities and interests in an after school activities program, by completing this online survey.  The survey is created by Flex. It is quick and easy and will take less than 5 minutes to complete.  If we do contract with Flex, this will also help them create a program that best serves our community.

This survey will be active until June 12, but do not waste time...take it today!   

 8th Grade End of Year Activities:

Please mark your calendar for these end-of-year 8th grade activities.

Friday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.: PTSA 8th Grade Dance. Admission as well as snacks and beverages are sponsored by the PTSA. Entertainment for the evening will include DJ Myra, a photo booth, and a slide show of memories of the students. Students will also receive a free T-shirt. The dance will be at NB, in the gym. Kids like to dress up a bit for this, but it is not a formal, and definitely not a “date” event/mini-prom—just a chance for the kids to celebrate together.

Please contribute to the slide show by sending up to five digital photos to by May 20th.  Special thanks to Sarai Flores and Mr. Green for organizing this slideshow.

Friday, June 12  from 8:15-9:00am:  The annual 8th Grade PTSA Donuts and Juice Yearbook Signing Party.  Bring yearbooks to school this day, along with favorite writing utensils. The event will be outside if weather permits.  

Friday, June 12 from 12:50-2:40 pm:   8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. At this event, the NBMS eighth grade team will recognize students within various course-specific and grade-specific award categories. All parents are welcome to attend and help us celebrate this wonderful group of 8th graders. This is not a PTSA-sponsored event.

For information on any of these events, please contact 8th Grade Team Leader, Derrick_M_Greenor 8th Grade Dance Sponsor Megan_G_Kelley.  





The NBPTSA Students vs. Staff Basketball Showdown

was a big success!  Thank you to all our many parent and student volunteers that helped to make this a very fun and memorable evening!



The third session of After School Activities will begin 

the week of  March 2nd


Parents, registration for all classes is open and waiting for your student!  We have added a few new classes including Math Masters, Small Group Math Tutoring, Fashion Designer Runway, and a clay sculpting class called Clay Creations. Please click on the "After School Activities" link (in the yellow section to the left) to get more sign-up information and/or click on

Please direct any questions to



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. The final collection for this year is rapidly approaching (the deadline will be February 20th).  We 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.  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!


(Note that events are subject to change so please check back in to this website often. We will also notify of any changes via our listservs and our Facebook page, so please join them (go to our "Links" section to find directions on how to join them).

Sun., Aug. 24: NBPTSA Back-to-School Pizza Night, 5-7 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 8: NBPTSA ASA Registration Night, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 19: NBPTSA Back-to-School Picnic

Sat., Sept. 20: Kensington 8K, 2M, 1K (register at:

Tue., Sept. 23: PTSA General Meeting

Week of Nov. 7-13: Book Fair, Media Center  


Sat., Nov. 22: Skate Night, Cabin John Ice Rink

Tue., Dec. 9: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30 p.m.

Tue., Feb. 10: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 27: Cupcake Wars

Tue., March 10: PTSA Book Club, Media Center, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., March 13: Staff-Student Basketball Showdown at Walter Johnson High School

Tue., May 12: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer to help out with any of these events, please 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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