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End of Year Picnic

Friday, June 08, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Beall Elementary Back Lawn

There is rain in the forecast for June 1st, so this event is moving to its raindate: June 8th.

Let's close out the school year in a GREAT way... with a picnic!  The PTA sponsored end of year picnic will be held on the rear yard/lawn area behind the school from 6:30-8:30pm.  Food vendors will be on site and there will be music and dancing!  Bring your blankets and get ready to hang out with your fellow dragons!

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MCCPTA Voter Guide

If you are looking for information to help you make informed choices in Maryland's upcoming Primary Election, check out MCCPTA's 2018 Primary Voter Guide. The Voter Guide compiles answers from candidates for Montgomery County Board of Education, Montgomery County Council, County Executive and other offices regarding questions related to education funding, school safety, and more. 

The link below provides access to the MCCPTA Primary Voter Guide and other helpful election-related info:

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Early Voting starts on June 14. We urge you to educate yourself on the issues that are important to our community and VOTE!


Readathon results are in!

Woohoo!!  We have the final results of this year's Dragon Readathon.  Our Beall Dragons did a FANTASTIC amount of reading, logging a total of 261,542 minutes in three weeks!  

The classes that won a PIZZA PARTY for logging the most Readathon minutes in each grade are:

Kindergarten - Ms. Garcia's class 

1st grade - Ms. Lee's class

2nd grade - Ms. Johnson's class  

3rd grade - Ms. DeVriendt's class 

4th grade - Ms. Franklin's class

5th grade - Mrs. Striegel's class 

Special thanks to Susan Gorant, our fabulous Readathon Coordinator, for all her hard work!  Also thanks to Josh Schnell, Doug Murphy, Daniel Murphy, Mrs. Pisarra, Mrs.Gill, Mrs. T-C, and Mr. Alter for pitching in to help make this year's Readathon a success.  Also, thanks of course to Beall parents and teachers for encouraging our young Dragons to READ!

PTA Board for 2018-2019 schoolyear

At the PTA general meeting on May 1st, you voted for the PTA Board for next year!  The wonderful volunteers who have stepped up for these roles are:

  • President – Liza Ford
  • VP of Programs & Planning - Jonathan Schwalbe
  • VP of Communications - Roseline Tekeu
  • Treasurer - Katherine McCaffrey
  • Secretary -  Wendy Whitaker

Their terms begin July 1st.

At the same time, we thank the current Board for their service this year, ending June 30th: President Joshua Schnell; VP of Programs Jonathan Schwalbe (continuing next year); VP of Communications Monica Berger; Treasurer Gotthard Saghi-Szabo; and Secretary Liza Ford (serving as President next year). 

Board of Education cluster meeting

You are invited to attend a meeting with the Board of Education on May 17, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. The members of the Board are dedicating a full meeting to our Richard Montgomery Cluster of schools. Come join us.

*Childcare will be provided. Spanish, Chinese, and Sign Language interpreters available upon request. *

This meeting is an opportunity to:

  • Meet the members of the Board and others in your community.
  • Learn more about issues and opportunities in our cluster of schools.
  • Share feedback with members of the Board and ask questions.

This Meeting is For You! Please come out. Register today here!

  • If you are a parent, student, teacher, or administrator at any of the following schools below, this meeting is for you.
  • If you have a concern, a question, an idea that relates to our schools, this meeting is for you.

The Community of the Richard Montgomery Cluster of Schools:

  • Richard Montgomery High School
  • Julius West Middle School
  • Bayard Rustin Elementary School (formerly known as RMES#5)
  • Beall Elementary School
  • College Gardens Elementary School
  • Twinbrook Elementary School
  • Ritchie Park Elementary School

What you can do today?

Please Note:

  • All are welcome! Attendance is free.
  • Childcare will be provided (Children must be toilet-trained.) You are also welcome to have your child join the session.
  • Registration in NOT required, but we would appreciate it. You may come and submit questions the day of the meeting without registering. However, registering in advance will help us coordinate and know how many children need childcare, topics of interest, questions to ask the Board, and what language interpreters are needed (Spanish, Sign Language, Chinese, etc).

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