30 from 4 to 5:30pm
The PTSA is hosting a welcome for all new students to North Bethesda, Sunday, August 30th from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the North Bethesda Cafeteria. Each new student will receive a Carmens Italian Ice courtesy of the PTSA. Additional Ices will be available for purchase for parents and siblings.
Mr. Sumner and Mrs. Kopnitsky will be there to welcome students, and the PTSA will have information tables for Membership/Direct Donation, After School Activities, the PTSA Listserv, and the Kensington 8k Race.
Please join us any time between 4 and 5:30!!!
NBPTSA AFTER SCHOOL (ASA) ACTIVITIES
Registration on Monday, September 10th, beginning at 6 pm
Parents, registration for all After School Activity classes begins at 6pm on September 10th. Click on "After School Activities" in the yellow tool bar to the left to get more details on these exciting programs.
NBPTSA BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC
Friday, September 18th, 6 to 8 pm on the blacktop
This year will be more fun than ever! Dee Jay with fun games, dances, prizes, Moonbounce (new this year), Armands pizza and Good Humor Ice Cream.
Parents and students are welcome. More information to follow. Please contact Karen Schleifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Krupinski at email@example.com for questions.
NBPTSA Students vs. Staff Basketball Showdown
Watch for more information about this fun annual springtime event!
8th Grade End of Year Activities
A planning committee is now forming! Please contact Michele Santy at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the committee.
PARENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AND NBMS PTSA EVENTS CALENDER:
Care Cash Cashier Sign-up:
Each year the students get opportunities to earn Care Cash through the NBMS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program (PBIS). We will need contributions throughout the year such as gift cards or other small gifts, 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 and appreciated way to support the school!
There will be a PTSA Table at the Back to School Night, 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.
Stay tuned for information on how to sign up for these cashier timeslots. Thanks so much for your interest and support of this great program at NBMS!
Box Top Collection Drive:
This year North Bethesda Middle School will be participating in the Box Tops for Education program. 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. More information will be distributed in September by Annette Nahin, NBMS Box Tops Coordinator.
To see a list of participating products, please go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products.
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 email@example.com.
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 Teresa_M_Kennedy@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
Tuesday, Nov. 10: PTSA General Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 14: Skate Night, Cabin John Ice Rink
Tuesday, Feb. 9: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 26: Cupcake Wars
Friday, March 18: Staff-Student Basketball Showdown at Walter Johnson High School
Tuesday, May 10: PTSA General Meeting, Media Center, 7:30 pm