Other useful NBMS websites
To join the PTSA listserv: Follow these instructions for joining a Google Group and search for “North Bethesda Middle School PTSA” or just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and grade of your student, or clink on the following link https://groups.google.com/g/north-bethesda-middle-school-ptsa-listserve
To join the Open Discussion listserve: Follow these instructions for joining a Google Group and search for “OPEN DISCUSSION North Bethesda Middle School PTSA” or just send a message to email@example.com with the name and grade of your student, or clink on the following link https://groups.google.com/g/north-bethesda-middle-school-ptsa-open-discussion
NBMS Enrichment Academy (After School Activities program)
Facebook Facebook feed for the NBMS PTSA. Find the page and "like" it to join!
Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Links
www.BtheOne.org - website that also links to resources and hotline phone numbers.
www.sptsusa.org/parents - has lots of info sheets on warning signs and what to say to your children.
https://www.changedirection.org/ Change Direction
www.CrisisChat.org - . Students also can chat online for help
Youth Crisis Hotline – free confidential and anonymous support by trained counselors. 301-738-9697
Youth Crisis Textline – 301-738 – 2255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255
Community & Other Resources
Video tips on developing Literacy with your family from Between the Lions at PBS.org
Games you can play at home, in the car, or anywhere to develop skills like story telling, letter-sound relationships, and vocabulary from Between the Lions at PBS.org
Cyberbullying Research Center Important tips on what to do if your child has been cyberbullied, cyberbully prevention, warning signs, how to set up technology use contracts, questions parents should ask about technology, etc.
Callersmart.com To help parents and caregivers better understand the issues surrounding cyberbullying and how to help their children should they become victim.
Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) The Parent Encourgement Program is a nonprofit organization providing classes, workshops, community talks (including PTAs), presentations by noted authors, and other educational resources to parents and caregivers here in Montgomery County (Kensington), as well as in DC and Virginia.