2015-2016 PTSA MEETING SCHEDULE:
The North Bethesda Middle School PTSA meets four times each school year at 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center. The 2015-2016 business meetings will take place on:
October 13, 2015
December 8, 2015
March 8, 2016
May 10, 2016
DC UNITED vs NY Red Bulls at RFK stadium
Friday, May 13th at 7 pm
Rain or shine, seats under the roof, between sections 301-303 or 3311-313 (http://dcunited.com/matchday/seatingmap)
Let's create some fun memories. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes.
Come with your friends and family! Tickets are $25 per person= 16% will come back to our school!
Tickets form is attached here. Please bring it back with a check payable to NBMS PTSA and leave it inside the envelope located in the tray outside the office, or pay by credit card at Pay4schoolStuff.com
The order date has been updated, so make sure to get the forms in by 5 pm Monday, May 2nd. For questions contact Mariella Cacho at Mariella.firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBPTSA AFTER SCHOOL (ASA) ACTIVITIES:
The spring ASA schedule is in full swing. Registration took place on Monday March 14th. Click on "After School Activities" in the yellow tool bar to the left side panel to get more details on these exciting programs.
NBPTSA Students vs. Staff Basketball Showdown
Thank you to all the NB students, families, and teachers for your help with this incredible community event! and fundraiser for the school!
WALTER JOHNSON SCHOOL OVERCROWDING
UPCOMING FORUMS- Please show your support!
A huge area of concern for families within our Walter Johnson school cluster is the increase in residential development in the area and its future impact on our schools-- this includes Rock Spring, Grosvenor Heights, Toll Brothers WMAL radio tower site, Pike and Rose, and White Flint, in addition to the redevelopment trend of older homes in our area... Take for example Ashburton elementary school which has grown from 650 students in 2007 to over 900 this year representing a 57% increase. The schools are bursting at the seams, with portables being added to handle the volume, and school additions in the works for many of the schools including a possible addition at Walter Johnson to bring its capacity closer to 3200.
The Walter Johnson Cluster Roundtable Discussion Group will be considering facility options to address near-term and long-term enrollment increases in the Walter Johnson Cluster. NBMS, along with other schools in our cluster, has representatives on the Roundtable. Information on the Roundtable, including background materials and a schedule of meetings, is available here at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/planning/roundtable.aspx. Please come and show your support for these upcoming meetings both at the above link, as well as below. All meetings are open to the public, and there will be time at the end of each meeting for questions from the public.
NBMS has also set up meetings to share approaches and gather feedback from the NBMS community.
8th Grade End of Year Activities
A planning committee is now forming! Please contact Michele Santy at email@example.com to be added to the committee.
PARENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AND NBMS PTSA EVENTS CALENDER:
Care Cash Cashier Sign-up
Are you interested in signing up to be a Friday "Care Cash Volunteer" in the new year? Read on about this fun, volunteer opportunity at NBMS! NBMS appreciates your support!
The MCPS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) places an emphasis on school wide systems of support, and proactive strategies to encourage positive behavior and create a positive school environment. NBMS students earn Care Cash by demonstrating positive behaviors in the school environment. Students can redeem their Care Cash each Friday during the lunch periods for a variety of prizes, privileges and treats.
We are seeking Parent Volunteers to assist with the Friday Care Cash redemption during the NBMS lunch periods. Volunteers will be assisting with the program from about 10:30am until 12:45pm (on a Friday). The Care Cash Parent Volunteers will be working with 2 other parent volunteers, as well as Mrs. Kopnitsky, one of the NBMS Assistant Principals. The volunteers will be working in the role of a Care Cash Cashier.
Box Top Collection Drive:
This year North Bethesda Middle School will be participating in the Box Tops for Education program (see note above). Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are worth 10 cents and they quickly add up to cast for NBMS.
Please look for the pink "Box Tops" on products, clips them and hold on to them for now. To see a list of participating products, please go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products.
Annette Nahin , Box Top Coordinator 2015-2016
Loyalty Card Program
Here is an easy way to give thousands of dollars to our school with only 3 minutes of work! Please enroll in the loyalty card program and earn free money for our school from local retailers such as Giant, Harris Teeter, and Target. Last year we earned $3264.58 from Giant alone!
If you are registered and shop at these stores, a percentage of your purchases will be donated to NBMS! It is very easy to register and takes only a moment of your time. You can register online or by telephone. If you are already a member of Harris Teeter then please RENEW! Former members must renew with Harris Teeter every year!
Giant: Please register your card online at http://giantfood.com/aplus/register-card/ or call 1-877-366-2668. The NBMS code is 03709.
Harris Teeter: Please register or re-ink at http://harristeeter.com/community/together_in_eductaion/link_to_your_school.asps. The NBMS code is 1095.
*** Note Harris Teeter is currently running a Sweepstakes promotion and will be rewarding customers who link their VIC card between August 1 and September 30, 2015, with a chance to win $200 for themselves and $200 for NBMS. So please do not delay!
Target: If you have a Target Credit Card you may register by calling 1-800-316-6142 or by going to www. target.com/tcoe (take charge of education). Our school ID is 115766.
Unfortunately, the Safeway loyalty card program is no longer available.
If you have questions about the program please feel free to contact Jennifer Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Specialist, Ms. Christine Hafer at Christine_C_Hafer@mcpsmd.org and thanks in advance!
NBMS PTSA EVENTS CALENDAR FOR 2015-2016:
Note that events are subject to change so please check back into this website often. We will also notify you 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).
For more information or to volunteer for any upcoming PTSA events, please contact the Committee Chair listed at the bottom of the home page or click here!
Sunday, Aug. 30: NBPTSA Night Before School Meet-N-Greet for Sixth Grade and New 7th and 8th Grade Families, 4-5:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 10: NBPTSA After School Activities Registration Night (Flex Academy & NB Phoenix Program), 6pm
Friday, Sept. 18: NBPTSA Back-to-School Picnic
Saturday, Sept. 19: Kensington 8K, 2M, 1K (register at: http://www.kensington8k.org/)
Tuesday, Oct. 13: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30pm
Week of Nov. 5-13: Book Fair, Media Center
Saturday, Nov. 14: Skate Night, Cabin John Ice Rink
Tuesday, Dec. 8:: PTSA General Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 9: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 26: Cupcake Wars, 7:30pm
Friday, March 18: Staff-Student Basketball Showdown at Walter Johnson High School
Tuesday, May 10: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30 pm