Surviving Teen Anxiety Presentation

posted Jan 10, 2018, 4:01 PM by Web Admin

Many thanks to Dr. Rebecca Resnik who gave a fantastic presentation at the PTSA meeting on the subject of "Surviving Teen Anxiety: Protecting our teens in an age of distress". Attached is the presentation. 

March Madness - Volunteers Needed

posted Nov 10, 2017, 1:44 PM by Web Admin

Yes- it is only November but the PTSA is looking for some volunteers to help plan and coordinate the March Madness Basketball Showdown for the students.  The event will take place on March 9th from 6:30-8:30pm.  It is a fun evening for players and spectators alike!

We have folks who planned it last year who can help assist with the planning!  If you are interested, please email me ( and let me know by Friday Nov 10, 2017.   I will be in touch with all those interested.


Marianne Oursler, PTSA VP Student Activities

Parent Workshop

posted Nov 3, 2017, 2:36 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 6:13 AM ]

MCPS Parent Academy Cybersafety and Social Media Workshop

Thursday, November 30th @ 7:00-8:30 p..m. 

Learn about common websites, applications used by children, and safety issues related to computer and cell phone use. In addition, hear strategies for monitoring the use of social media in your household. Presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office.

Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

To attend, go to this website to register:

See you there!

Check out Twitter

posted Oct 11, 2017, 3:24 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 6:40 AM ]

The NBMS-PTSA is now on Twitter!  Follow us @NBMS_PTSA

NBMS Book Fair

posted Oct 8, 2017, 6:01 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 5:35 AM ]

North Bethesda Middle Schoo Scholastic Book Fair is over but you can still make purchases online:

Box Top Collection

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:36 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 8, 2017, 6:02 AM ]

Dear NBMS families,

Welcome back for the 2017-18 school year.  We have exciting news for Box Top collectors!!

This year one class in each grade will win an ice cream party for the most Box Tops collected!

Submit Box Tops in a baggie or envelope.  Be sure to write your student's grade level and name of SOARR teacher on the outside.  One SOARR class in each grade will win!

Our first submission date is November 1, 2017 but we will be counting Box Tops for the ice cream party until the second submission date in March.  You have lots of time to clip & submit to win!!!!  Ask your friends, family members & neighbors to save Box Tops for NBMS!

Drop your labeled baggies or envelopes in the giant Box Top collection bin outside the front office.  


posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:35 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 8, 2017, 6:13 AM ]



North Bethesda Middle School has the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars through supermarket loyalty card programs. Below are instructions for you to link your cards with our school. 

Giant A+ School Rewards:  If you need a Giant loyalty card, please stop by the store’s customer service counter or apply online for a card at (click the blue REGISTER button on the top right of the screen).  If you already have a Giant loyalty card, you must sign into your online account at (click the blue SIGN IN button on the top right of the screen – please note, if you have not created an online Giant Food account, you will first have to REGISTER).  Then click the “Rewards & Savings” tab, go the A+ School link, and either choose North Bethesda Middle School from the drop down menu or enter NBMS’s group code, which is 03709.  You do not have to re-link your card if you linked it to NBMS last year.  Please note that you must go online and link your card through your online account.  Giant no longer allows the Loyalty Card Coordinator to register other people’s cards.

Harris Teeter Together In Education Program:  If you need a Harris Teeter VIC card, please stop by the store’s customer service counter. You can link your card to NBMS yourself online at using the “Link Your School Today” tab or, the next time you shop at Harris Teeter, simply give the cashier your VIC card and NBMS’s code, 1095, and the cashier will link your card to NBMS for the entire school year.  You must re-link your Harris Teeter card yearly.  If you would like the PTSA to link your Harris Teeter VIC card, please email Marci Norton at with the first 11 digits on your VIC card (beginning with the number 4), your last name, and the 10-digit phone number associated with your Harris Teeter account.  Please note that the money provided to schools by Harris Teeter is a percentage of Harris Teeter brand products purchased. 

Any questions? E-mail Marci Norton at

Join the NBMS PTSA Today and get a car magnet!

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:14 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 3:42 AM ]

The North Bethesda Middle School (NBMS) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Board is looking forward to a great 2017-2018 school year! One of the best decisions you can make early in the school year is to join the PTSA! Be among the first 125 parents to sign up for a family membership to the NBMS PTSA and you will receive the NBMS Phoenix car magnet! Act now, as we expect to run out. Those who have paid by Thursday at 5 p.m. and are among the first 125 will be able to pick up their magnets at tomorrow night's Back-to-School Night:

  • Family memberships cost $45 for up to two parents and all NBMS students. In addition to the magnet, you will receive the school directory once it is printed.
  • Only want an individual membership ($25 for one parent)? You will still receive the school directory.
  • In addition, all families giving $25 or more to our direct donation campaign by October 31, 2017 will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • If you prefer to pay by check, please use this form.

Becoming a member of the NBMS PTSA is the best way to support your child's education.  Your dues allow us to cover basic operational costs (such as insurance for meetings and programs and publication of the student directory), sponsor events and activities (March Madness basketball tournament, cupcake wars and others), contribute to departments and programs (such as the media center, student assemblies, and the Science Olympiad), and purchase tools and supplies to enhance classroom learning.  Membership also helps you to connect to NBMS teachers and administrators, other parents, and valuable resources so that you can have a voice in your child's education and stay informed and advocate for issues affecting your child.  Only PTSA members receive a free NBMS directory.

Please remember to join and make your direct donation TODAY!

Thank you!


For any questions please contact:

Ellen Berg - or Marlie Osterhues –

Back to School Night - September 7, 2017

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:10 PM by Web Admin

Here's some information from the Principal's Letter and back-to-school packet. (It is available at and has important information such as bus routes and bell schedules.)

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 7, from 6:25 p.m.-8:39 p.m. There are additional meetings for parents of students in Special Education (5:45 in the gym) and ESOL (6:00 in the media center).

Parents will begin the evening in their students' homeroom classrooms (posted now at  at 6:25 p.m., then rotate through a much-shortened version of the school day, from first through seventh periods (ending at 8:39 p.m.), using their students' own schedules. Teachers for each class will introduce themselves and discuss curriculum and expectations. 

This evening is intended for adults only. Parking is limited, so it is helpful when parents who live nearby choose to walk.


posted Aug 27, 2017, 2:02 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

Welcome to the new school year!  Please read the Principal's Welcome Letter  It is a resource for the whole school year which includes School Supply Lists, New Student Orientation, Bus Routes, Back to School Night information, Bell Schedules, and much much more!  Save this document and refer to it throughout the school year. 

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