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Dine out @ Five Guys and Marble Slab!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Five Guys and Marble Slab @ Rockville Town Square

Join us for the first Dine Out night of the school year. 

Wednesday, October 18th, 5-9 pm

Have dinner at Five Guys, and head next door to Marble Slab for dessert!  "Celebrities" from Beall ES staff will be at Marble Slab to greet little Dragons and families!

No flyer needed, just mention "Beall Elementary" when you place your order,
and 15% of proceeds will be donated to our PTA.  

Here is the current line-up of celebrity scooping talent at Marble Slab
(NOTE: subject to change and staff schedules!)
So far -
     5:00 - Ms. DeVriendt, Ms. Angel, Ms. Cohen
     5:30 - Ms. Thomason, Ms. Lee, Ms. Hughes, Ms. Groth
     6:00 - Ms. Johnson, Ms. Kim, Ms. Franklin, Ms. Pisarra
     6:30 - Ms. Taylor
     7:30 - Ms. Newcomb, Ms. Korpacz, Ms. King, Ms. Saffell...
                                                                    ...and more to come!!!

 

We hope to see you at Five Guys and Marble Slab on Wednesday!

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Kids Helping Kids Food Drive with Manna Food Center

Beall Elementary is partnering with the Maryland Food Bank and the Manna Food Center to participate in the Kids Helping Kids Food Drive through October 26, 2017.

A box for donations will be by the school’s front entrance and we encourage all students to contribute!

 Most needed items include:

  • Canned Proteins - tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, beans
  • Pasta & Rice – brown & white rice, macaroni & cheese, pasta
  • Canned Vegetables – low sodium, no salt added
  • Fruits & Juices - in light syrup or its own juices, fruit cocktail, apple sauce, juice boxes
  • Breakfast Foods - cereal, oatmeal, quick oats, granola/cereal bars
  • Soups & Stews - low sodium beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, vegetable, turkey & rice
  • Dairy - shelf-stable milk, evaporated milk, infant formula

 If you would prefer to donate money, you can also visit the school’s Virtual Food Drive Page at: https://fooddrive.mdfoodbank.org/beall

 We will also have a collection box at the upcoming Beall Movie Night on Friday, October 20.

Spread the word!  Here is the flyer to share

 Questions? Contact secretary@beallpta.org

Advocacy re: MCPS 2018-19 school calendar discussion

For those families that may have missed the PTA meeting or e-mail from MCPS, it is important to be aware that the Board of Education is currently evaluating options for the 2018-2019 school year calendar, with BIG CHANGES. 
Due to:
  • Governor Larry Hogan's requirement that the school year start AFTER Labor Day (first Monday in September), and end no later than June 15th,
  • while still achieving the required 180 minimum instructional days and holidays required by law,
there is a real possibility that the next school year calendar will remove certain days off and professional days, AND possibly even shorten or entirely remove Spring Break. How do you feel about your kids having fewer days off next year?  How about no Spring Break??  Planning to travel over Spring Break in 2019?  Maybe you'll need to reconsider.
A good overview of the issues and options is here:
The link above gives the option of leaving feedback for the BOE at the bottom of the page.  However, if you would like to comment to the Governor directly about the hard start and end times he has set, or to the General Assembly about the mandated number of days built in, NOW is the time to express your opinions about this matter. The time to communicate those opinions is NOW.  Consider asking the Governor to rescind his executive order mandating hard start and end dates, and let the public school systems make their own calendar decisions.
If it's important to you, it's time to speak.  Here is a link to write to the governor about this issue:

 

Volunteer with the PTA!

We need your help! The Beall PTA organizes many activities throughout the year as well as helping out at the school for regular activities (e.g., translators, recess volunteers, etc...) and we rely on the PTA membership to coordinate and run the activities. You can help out in big ways, or really tiny ways, and any little bit is appreciated.  Please see the signup genius link below for a list of the posts still needing to be filled for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have any questions about the positions please feel free to reach out to Jonathan Schwalbe, the VP of Programs/Plans (programs@beallpta.org).

Sign up for After-School programs today!

Don't forget to sign your children up for after-school enrichment activities.  There are so many wonderful options, including music, sports, crafts, and STEM. Many programs are starting this week, so don't delay! Some classes might be cancelled if there is not enough interest to get a full group together.   Class offerings can be found here: http://www.beallpta.org/after_school_activities

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