Robin Ofner

answered yes 2013-01-08 10:58:16 -0500
Q: Do you think that the PTA should continue to have workshops? In the past couple of years we cover positive discipline, Race to Nowhere, sexuality communication, college savings account, Beall specialists.
A: yes

How are we doing?

In order for the PTA Board to do a better job serving our Dragon community, please take less than 5 minutes to answer the following questions. We greatly appreciate your feedback! Names of responders will be kept confidential but you may check below if you want to have your responses displayed on the website or not. By filling out a survey, your name will be entered to win a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Mamma Lucia. Last day to respond and be entered into the raffle is January 15, 2013. 

The PTA has provided services such as communications (such as Dragon Dateline Newsletter, Fridge Notes, the listserv & eblasts), workshops (such as Race to Nowhere, Sexuality communications), community events (such picnics, Dragon Men workshops, dance/sock hop), support the school's staff (gifts, social/food events, Staff Appreciation Week and financial reimbursements for classroom related supplies), raise funds for the school to cover for items that MCPS do not have money to pay for (Mixed Bags, Dine Out and Book Fair) and many other important events and issues such as advocacy with the Board of Education, hold a Science Expo, maintain the Butterfly Garden, create a school directory and yearbook, coordinate after school classes (Legos, Mad Science, sports), etc. We want to know what you think is worthwhile and important.  

We appreciate your time!

published Rockville Rewards Card ONLY $10! in News 2012-01-24 10:53:59 -0500

published MCCPTA Files in Resources 2011-11-16 21:17:02 -0500


MCCPTA 2015-16 (FY2016) Advocacy Priorities here

Beall PTA November 14th testimony here

MCCPTA Approved Colocation Resolution here

RM Cluster CIP Testimony BOE November 14th here

Twinbrook Safety Security and Instructional Space Issues here

published Staff in Resources 2011-09-19 22:25:18 -0400


Request for Field Trip Scholarship
Posted by · March 15, 2012 5:24 PM · 1 reaction

Request for Funding by a Beall Staff Member
Posted by · September 06, 2011 8:57 PM · 1 reaction

Staff Reimbursement Forms
Posted by · September 06, 2011 4:35 PM · 1 reaction

published PTA Docs in Resources 2011-09-19 22:24:25 -0400

PTA Docs

2017-18 welcome packet
Posted by · August 31, 2017 10:59 PM

published Top 10 reasons to volunteer at Beall in News 2011-08-17 00:57:53 -0400

Top 10 reasons to volunteer at Beall

Read this list then click over to sign up.  You'll never guess what the #1 reason is!!

published Translator Signup in Volunteer-Generic 2011-08-17 00:12:00 -0400

Volunteer for Translation Services

We need help welcoming new families to Beall and translating school documents/web pages.  If you're able to help out, sign up here!

published Welcome - Spanish in Welcome 2011-08-15 14:59:00 -0400

¡Bienvenidos de nuevo a la escuela, por el PTA de 2017-2018!

Hacerse miembro del PTA (Associación de Padres y Maestros) de Beall es una gran manera de conocer a nuestra escuela y para conectarse con otros padres. Tenemos un grupo de miembros activos y dedicados, y esperamos incuirles todos Uds. este año.

El PTA de Beall ha planeado muchos gran eventos durante 2016-2017, que incluyen el Disco Dragón, la Noche Internaciónal, la Feria de Ciencia, y nuestro partido anual entre los empleados y los padres. El PTA de Beall también contribuye fondos para asambleas de artes curturales, y provea apoyo fiscal para suministros y entranamiento para maestros y otras actividades. Busquen más información de programas extracurriculares y eventos otoños en los papeles que les enviaremos a casa en correo de mochila durante las próximas semanas.

Hacerse miembro del PTA es la mejor manera de apoyar a nuestra escuela. 100% de los fondos recaudados se usan directamente para las actividades de nuestros hijos. En los años recientes, hemos recaudado fondos para un nuevo patio de jugar, para proyectores de LCD para usar con los Smartboards en los salones, y para el entrenamiento de los maestros en el programa Junior Great Books. Miembros del PTA reciben un directorio de los alumnos de la escuela que incluye informacion de contacto. Esta información es útil para planear citas de jugar, para obtener las notas y tareas de sus hijos cuando faltan a la escuela, o para correspondencia.

Las juntas del PTA ocurren una vez cada mes, de 7-8 PM en punto. Se proveera cuidado de niños gratis para los alumnos de Beall. Puede obtener el calendario de las fechas en el internet: Nuestra primera sesión estará en el 3 de octobre. ¡Esperamos verle!

Tenemos que hablar de mucho y hacer mucho este año. Esperamos que se uniran con nosotros el 4 de october para empezar a planear las actividades.


Junta directiba del PTA de Beall, 2017-2018

Joshua Schnell, President

Elliot Alter, Principal

Jonathan Schwalbe, Vice-president of Programming

Monica Berger, Vice-president of Communications

Gotthard Szabo, Treasurer

Liza Ford, Secretary

Paula Tully, Fundraising Chairperson

Susan Gorant, MCCPTA Delegate

Rohit Ranjan, MCCPTA Delegate

Gabe Meyer, After-school Programs Coordinator

Delaney Higgs, Membership Coordinator



published After School in Events 2011-08-15 00:04:29 -0400

After School Activities

The Beall PTA is pleased to offer a wide variety of after-school activities this WINTER-SPRING.  Please review the list of activities below, and register your child for the class(es) that would most interest your Dragon.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

After-school classes are summarized below by the PTA for the convenience of Beall parents - however, the classes are subject to change, so please always check with the vendors to verify details. Please use the contact information listed under each activity to make all class inquiries, including about scholarships. Each class has at least one available financial need-based scholarship.
Note: All PTA-sponsored activities are listed below. There may occasionally be additional classes offered at Beall that are not sponsored or approved by the PTA. Any such vendors/programs are not vetted by, nor coordinated with, the Beall PTA, so we cannot answer questions regarding them. 
General questions and feedback regarding after-school activities may be addressed to our Coordinator for After-School Programs, Gabe Meyer, via email at
On each day of the activity, please remember to send a note with your child to remind the teacher that your child has an after-school activity at the school. 




Art Collage

Grades: 1-5
Cost: $130 (materials included)
Dates: Jan 8 - Feb 26 (NO class Jan 15 or Feb 19)
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Phone:  240-418-2785 



Grades: K-5
Dates: Dec. 4,11,18, Jan. 8,22,29, Feb. 5,12,26    Make-up if needed: Mar 5 and Mar 12 
Time: 3:40-4:35 pm
Phone: 301-938-2711


STEM Academy- Building FM Radio & Circuits-  nonsoldering robotics

Grades: K-2
Cost: $200/participant/Session (all materials included)
Dates: Jan: 22, Feb: 5, 12, 26, Mar: 5, 19, Apr: 16, 23, 30, May 7
Time: 3:30- 4:50 pm
Contact: Jude at
Phone: 202-460-4250
STEM Academy- Building FM Radio & Circuits-  soldering robotics

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $200/participant/session (all materials included)
Dates: Jan: 22, Feb: 5, 12, 26, Mar: 5, 19, Apr: 16, 23, 30, May 7
Time: 3:30- 4:30 pm
Contact: Jude at
Phone: 202-460-4250


Artsy Crafty World (Rockville Recreation)

Grades: 1-5
Cost: $75 resident/ $85 nonresident
Dates: Jan 22-Mar 10 (NO class Feb 19)
Time:  3:30-4:40 pm
Website:   Course #4210
Phone: 240-314-8620


Weave a Little Dream (Weaving)

Grades: 2-5  
Cost: $170
Dates: January 22nd - May 14th  (NO class Mar 5)
Time: 3:40-4:45 pm
Phone: 301-875-8790
Contact: Emily Meyer at   





Dance - Tap, Jazz & Ballet 

Grades: K-5
Cost: $198 (fee includes costume)
Dates: Feb 20-May 18 (NO class on March 27. May 18 dance recital at Academy of the Holy Cross)
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 pm, dismissal is at the back portables
Website and registration:
Contact: Angie Caulfield at
Phone: 301-908-7539


Tiny Chefs-  Stick It! (Rockville Recreation)

Grades: 1-5
Cost: $175 resident/ $185 nonresident
Dates: Jan 23-Feb 27
Time:  3:30-4:50 pm
Website:   Course #4209
Phone: 240-314-8620


Guitar Club

Grades: 2-5
Cost: $239
Dates: 12 weeks, beginning January 23
Time: 3:30 - 4:40 pm
Phone: 678-871-7625



KidzKeys (Piano)

Grades: K-2
Cost: $239
Dates: 12 week, beginning January 23
Time: 3:30 - 4:40 pm
Phone: 678-871-7625


Big Learning: Chemistry Detectives

Grades: K-2
Cost: $144
Dates: Jan 9-Feb 27
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Phone: 301-244-5254



Big Learning: Chemistry Mini-Lab

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $144
Dates: Jan 9-Feb 27
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Phone: 301-244-5254




Basketball by I9 Sports

Grades: K to 5
Cost:  $99/session;  $20 discount for second child registered for same season
Dates: Dec 13-Jan 24, and Jan 31-Mar 7
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Contact: Jon Siegel
Phone: 301-299-1039
Details and Registration first session
Details and Registration second session


Silver Knights Coding Club (Scratch)

Grades: 2-5
Cost: $176
Dates: Jan 17-Mar 7 (make-up if necessary on 3/14)
Time: 3:25-4:25 pm
Phone: 703-574-2070


Drama - Creative Kids

Grades: K-3
Cost: $96 by check ($103.40 by CC with online processing fee)
Dates: Jan 31-Mar 7
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Phone: 301-879-9319 (to pay by check)


Cheerleading - Pom Squad

Grades: K-5
Cost: $180
Dates: Jan 3-Mar 7 (participants are invited to perform at a Wizards game on Tuesday, March 13)
Time: 3:40-4:30 pm
Phone: 202-573-8274
Website: to enroll, visit





ClubSciKids -  To Infinity and Beyond 

Grades: K-2
Cost: $139
Dates: Feb 1-Mar 22
Time: 3:35-4:35 pm
Phone: 267-250-0172 or 908-892-6123


ClubSciKids -  Forensic Biology Fun 

Grades: 3-5
Cost: $139
Dates: Feb 1-Mar 22
Time: 3:35-4:35 pm
Phone: 267-250-0172 or 908-892-6123


Hip-Hop Club 

Grades: K-2
Cost: $80
Dates: Jan 18-Mar 15 (NO class Jan 25)
Time: 3:50-4:40 pm
Phone: 301-461-0032


Lego Applied Stem Lab (Rockville Recreation)

Grades: 1-5
Cost: $185 resident/ $195 nonresident
Dates: Jan 18-Mar 8
Time:  3:30-5:15 pm
Website:   Course #4208
Phone: 240-314-8620



Grades: K-5
Cost: $140 (sibling discount available)
Dates: Jan 18-Mar 15
Time: 3:40-4:45 pm
Contact: Andrea Creel
Phone: 240-277-2683





Spanish - Big Learning FLES

Grades: K-1 Introductory  or  2-5 Beginner (separate groups)
Cost:  $209
Dates: Feb 9-May 11
Time: 3:45-4:45 pm
Contact: FLES coordinator  Gabe Meyer at
Phone: 301-592-0861



Grades: K-5
Cost:  $120 per session, or $320 for all 3 sessions (qualifies for $40 off discount/ week for 2018 summer program)
Session 1  (Fall)  Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 03, Dec. 01, 08, 15.
Session 2  (Winter) Jan 12, 19, Feb. 02, 09, 16, 23, Mar. 09, 16, 23.
Session 3  (Spring) Apr 13, 20, 27, May 04, 11, 18, 25, June 01, 08.
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Contact: Carolyn Pancoast


Hip-Hop Club 

Grades: K-2
Cost: $80
Dates: Jan 19-Mar 16 (NO class Jan 26)
Time: 3:50-4:40 pm
Phone: 301-461-0032


Soccer by I9 Sports

Grades: K to 5
Cost:  $99/session;  $20 discount for second child registered for same season
Dates: Dec 8-Jan 19, and Feb 2-Mar 16 (NO class on Mar 9)
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Contact: Jon Siegel
Phone: 301-299-1039
Details and Registration first session
Details and Registration second session


Updated 12/14/2017 MB

published Link Your Supermarket Cards in Get Involved 2011-08-14 16:39:34 -0400

Link Your Supermarket Cards

Don't forget to register your Safeway card with eScrip and use eScrip for your shopping! Please also register your Giant, Harris Teeter and Target cards to help raise money for your PTA and for your school!

Click here to download the "Painless Fundraisers" document. 

Otherwise, click thru for instructions to complete the process on your own.

published Board Members in About 2011-08-13 14:05:41 -0400

Board Members

Principal - Elliot Alter

President - Joshua Schnell

Vice President of Programs and Planning - Jonathan Schwalbe

Vice President of Communications - Monica Berger

Treasurer - Gotthard Saghi Szabo

Secretary - Liza Ford

Fundraising Chair - Paula Tully

MCCPTA Delegate - Rohit Ranjan

MCCPTA Delegate - Susan Gorant

After School Programs Coordinator - Gabe Meyer

Membership Coordinator - Delaney Higgs



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