WJ Field Hockey Clinics

posted Mar 27, 2019, 1:13 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 3:12 PM ]

Hello Future Wildcats!


This year we will be hosting Elementary and Middle school clinics at Walter Johnson High School. You will receive training from Coach Mata and Coach Brager and get to meet a few of the current WJFH players who will be helping out at the clinics. We will look to split girls up by age and skill level but we invite players of ALL skill levels to join us! We will work on basic skills, fundamentals, rules, positioning, and field awareness.


Who:             Elementary and Middle School Youth

Location:     Walter Johnson High School Softball/Baseball Fields

What to Bring: FH Stick, shinguards, mouthguards, proper athletic footwear, water, and FH goggles (not mandatory)

Time:             8AM-10AM

Dates and Costs:

4/6/19   - FREE

4/13/19 - $ 20

4/20/19 - OFF

4/27/19 - $ 20

5/4/19   - $ 20

5/11/19 - OFF

5/18/19 - $20

A total of $60 Dollars for the Spring session (Make checks out to "Walter Johnson Field Hockey"). Funds raised go to WJFH program. Rain dates will be established if weather conditions are bad during clinics dates.




If you have any questions please do not hesitate with  to reach out to Coach Mata at (240) 802-0986 or (especially any equipment questions, possible missed clinics,etc).


We encourage all rising WJ Freshman interested in field hockey to attend!


NBMS Open Gym Night

posted Mar 12, 2019, 8:15 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Mar 12, 2019, 10:54 AM ]

SAVE THE DATE - Open Gym at NBMS on March 29, 2019 -  7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Come out Friday night for some free gym time sponsored by the NBMS PTSA! Bring your own ball.

Every student must bring a signed waiver and permission form for entrance. If student participated in March Madness and submitted waiver then, new waiver is not required.

Also, we need adult volunteers to chaperone this event. If you are available, please email

This event is for NBMS students only.

NBMS Cupcake Wars 2019

posted Mar 11, 2019, 5:25 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Mar 12, 2019, 10:59 AM ]

50 teams of 2-6 students armed with frosting, 18 cupcakes and decorating tools from home (do not bring toppings from home only icing) - Registration Form

What:       Competing in 3 timed rounds to be judged by NB staff. Decorating cupcakes based on themes. Judged on presentation and appearance with home tool and toppings in our surprise goodie bags.

When:      3:30pm – 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Where:     NB Cafeteria – Space is limited to only 50 teams


Snacks needed for NBMS Staff

posted Feb 27, 2019, 7:48 AM by Web Admin

The next NB staff meeting is this coming Monday, March 4th. We are still in need of contributions for the  staff "snack." Teachers greatly appreciate the snacks and are always so thankful. 

Please drop off food to NB on Monday before 3:20pm.

Stacey and Katrina
Hospitality Chairs 

SAVE THE DATE - March Madness, Friday, March 8

posted Feb 7, 2019, 5:22 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Feb 7, 2019, 1:48 PM ]

The NBMS PTSA is sponsoring a student basketball tournament in March.

  • What is it? A basketball tournament for NBMS Students!  This is a great family and community event, it gives parents and staff the opportunity to mingle with other parents, to get to know your kid's new friends and your student's families while the kids play basketball and/or cheer for their friends!
  • Who will play? Teams of 5 NBMS students from the same grade (boys/girls). 5-minute elimination games. Winning teams will continue to the next round. We will have a winner team per grade/category.  
  • When is the tournament? Friday, March 8th, 6-8:45 pm
  • Where: WJHS Gym - It is a Family Event. Not a drop off event
  • How much? It's free! There will not be a fee for student teams or volunteers so please participate in the event.
  • How can I help? We need the support of parents/guardians/grandparents/teachers/staff to help us make this event a success. Tasks involved include distributing registration forms at lunch time, set up/run the game, monitor doors and hallways, keep scores, assist students, clean up after the event, etc.  Please review the volunteer opportunities by clicking on link and sign up -

Below are required waivers for volunteers and students to participate in the event. Please complete and drop off team registration form (also attached) at NBMS Main Office or email to

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

-Bob Kim, 917-609-6353 or

P.S. The PTSA is also sponsoring an Open Gym Night at NBMS on Friday, March 29 from 7-9pm. Again, free to any NBMS student. More details to come.

PTSA Skate Night - March 15, 2019!

posted Jan 3, 2019, 5:38 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 12:53 PM ]

Hello NBMS Families!

We are now accepting registration forms for the upcoming NBMS Skate Night on March 15th from 8:15pm-9:45PM at Cabin John Ice Rink. The PTSA is sponsoring the admission fee this year, so students only need to pay for skate rentals ($4) upon arrival at the rink. 

The registration & waiver form is attached here. Please print, fill out, and sign the waiver on pages 2-3 and have your student turn it in to the main office by March 8th to guarantee their spot for an amazing night on the ice! Registration form is required for rink entry. 

Any questions? Please let us know!
Dana Aronovich and Cheri Mercurio, Event Co-Chairs

Box Tops = $$ for NBMS

posted Jan 3, 2019, 5:31 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 5:51 AM ]

Happy New Year NBMS families!!

Last day to turn in Box Tops for this school year is Friday, February 22, 2019.

Did you know you can find Box Tops on healthy items such as ...

Green Giant™ Fresh Herbs 
Green Giant™ Fresh Vegetables 

You can also find Box Tops on storage containers for packing perfect portions such as ...

Ziploc® brand Smart Snap Containers
Ziploc® brand Storage Bags
Ziploc® brand Twist ‘n Loc® Containers

Show NBMS some Emoji with Box Tops!  

Just drop them in the PINK BOX inside the front office.  Thank you for clipping!!

January 15th - LIKE: A Documentary About Social Media and Teens

posted Jan 3, 2019, 5:29 AM by Web Admin

The Walter Johnson PTSA I
nvites you to a screening of

Like: A Documentary About the Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

Tuesday, January 15th
7:00pm in the Walter Johnson Auditorium

Please come join us after a brief meeting to watch this short documentary about the impact of social media has on us and our teens.  After the show there will be a panel discussion and Q & A session.

LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain.  The goal of the film is to inspire and help equip us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care… but is that what’s really happening?

The event is free! Please sign-up if you are planning on attending.  Here is the link to register:

Parent Baked-Staff Cookie Exchange

posted Nov 15, 2018, 9:17 AM by Web Admin

The PTSA will be organizing it's first ever Parent Baked-Staff Cookie Exchange. We need YOUR help to make this a success. 

The teachers and staff at NB work endlessly to make school enjoyable and successful for our children. Let's show our appreciation by treating them to this cookie exchange!

We are looking for 40+ bakers. We are asking that each volunteer contribute 3-4 dozen cookies to the exchange. Staff will be invited to fill a container will your home baked cookies! 

The Cookie Exchange will take place at NB on December 18th. See sign up. 

We are asking for cookies to be dropped off on Sunday 12/16 or Monday 12/17 to:

*North Bethesda* 12/17
*Stacey Singer* 10108 Wildwood Rd., Kensington 12/16 or 12/17
*Katrina Sukduang* 5909 Lone Oak Drive, Bethesda 12/16 or 12/17

We look forward to starting this fun holiday season tradition! 

Stacey and Katrina
Hospitality Chairs 

MESSAGE FROM YOUR PTSA - Important Meeting Recap

posted Nov 15, 2018, 5:25 AM by Web Admin

Wow.  Last night’s PTSA presentation on suicide prevention among adolescents provided our members with critical information on this life-or-death issue challenging our community.  Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among children in middle school?  And even worse, it is on the rise.  As we have recently felt in our own community, the impact of teen suicide is devastating.  The good news to take away from last night's meeting is that youth suicide can be prevented with appropriate recognition and intervention.

Child psychologist Rebecca Resnick offered practical information on recognizing signs of suicidal risk, how to respond to protect and keep children safe, and how to talk to your children about suicide risk and prevention.  School psychologist Cheree Price explained the proactive steps that North Bethesda and MCPS are taking to openly address this health crisis, including the Signs of Suicide (“SOS”) suicide prevention program that will soon to be presented to all staff and students. 

For those who were unable to attend last night’s PTSA meeting, please find attached Dr. Resnick’s handout, “Surviving Anxiety:  Protecting our Teens in an Age of Distress.”  As those in attendance will attest, the presentation last night was outstanding.  A huge thank you to Dr. Resnick and Mrs. Price. 

The PTSA works for YOU!  Your PTSA meetings offer more than updates on PTSA events – we work to include topical and worthwhile presentations on the issues that are most relevant and important to our members and the NBMS community.  We hope you will join us!  As always, we welcome and invite your feedback.  

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