February 2014 Beall News

Click here to read the 2014 "January Wrap-Up, and What's Ahead for February?!" newsletter.

Hello Dragon Families! Grab your cup of coffee, tea or cocoa, and read up on some highlights of what’s been going on at Beall this past month, and what's to come in February!


January Wrap Up and Accolades

Our most profitable Dine Out night ever was had at Chipotle on January 14th, netting over $1100! A huge round of applause to Beth Wisneski and the rest of the Dine Out team – and major thanks to all the parents and kids who braved the loco line!

Other FUNdraising efforts included our first Dawson's Market 5% Back day on January 19th. 

Another fantastic Science Expo is complete, thanks to the tireless efforts of Kay Newhouse! Our deepest gratitude to Kay for all of her hard work organizing this student favorite! And let’s not forget all the fantastic scientists who came out to visit and talk with our budding young inventors and researchers.

The Beall PTA Membership is now 326 members strong and growing! Not a member yet? Join online now at https://beall.nationbuilder.com/join_form or contacting Zhen Tao at taozhen@hotmail.com. Beall staff who are members of the PTA are allowed to submit up to $100/per school year for classroom supplies reimbursement!

Painless Fundraising – check out how much your Club Card registrations have helped our school!

  • eScrip (Safeway, etc): $ 974.81 from September through December 2013
  • Giant A+ Rewards, thus far for school year 2013-2014: $1,929.82
  • Harris Teeter, thus far for school year 2013-2014: $225.04

What’s ahead for February?

After School Programs

The Spring schedule is out! We have lots of fantastic after-school activities for actors, artists, chess players, dancers, scientists, sports stars and more! Please visit http://www.beallpta.org/after_school_activities to check out all the opportunities – additions and updates are being made regularly.

PTA Officer Opportunities

Nominations for the 2014-2015 PTA will be in April and voting in June. Interested parties should contact John McKirgan at johnmckirgan@beallpta.org with questions. 

Staff Wish Lists

Teacher and other Beall staff wish-lists are online here: http://www.beallpta.org/staff_wish_lists.

Volunteer Opportunities

Beall is always happy to have Lunch and Recess volunteers! Come every day, or just drop in when you can, just don’t forget to sign in at the front office!

Lisa Carlo, the Health Room tech, needs volunteers between the hours of 9:15 am - 2:30 pm on February 19, 20, and 21 for the hearing and vision testing. It is to help with escorting the kids to and from the testing site. Please contact Lisa_M_Carlo@mcpsmd.org or Gina_M_Gill@mcpsmd.org if you are able to assist.

Many teachers are happy to have classroom assistance – please email your child’s teacher directly to find out more. Teacher emails are listed on the Beall ES website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/bealles/staff/directory.aspx

Yearbook

The yearbook development is underway. Please share and upload photos of 2013-2014 school and PTA events for the yearbook! We're using Dropbox. Go to http://lpx.me/nb6k-kbp4-sa7q/ and upload them before spring break! Thank you!!!

Upcoming Events

See the summary of upcoming February events below, and visit http://www.beallpta.org/events for more info! Or print out the February Calendar of events and activities at http://www.beallpta.org/google_calendar.   


PTA Meeting

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Media Center - Beall Elementary School in Rockville, MD

Babysitting provided by Global Children Center for PTA members. 

County Council CIP Hearing - RM Cluster Testimony

Thursday, February 6, 2014 around 07:00 PM
County Council Building - 100 Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD

RM Cluster is testifying at the County Council on Feb 6 at 7 pm. This affects the MCPS budget for the years 2015-2020. Please come if you are planning for your children to attend MCPS schools in those years!!!

Please write to your honorable state and county legislators. Info on www.mccpta.org/advocacy

Dine Out Night - Giuseppes and Ben & Jerry's

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Giuseppes and Ben & Jerry's

It's pizza and ice cream. Of course you'll be there. See you then!

Get on the bus to Annapolis!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Carver Education Center - Parking Lot in Rockville, MD

PTA Night in Annapolis is February 13. Get on the bus and come with us!!! It's your chance to improve public education. WHY??? The budget shortfall of about $700 million is supposed to come from the State. We need to get all the state legislators on our side!!! THAT IS WHERE YOU COME IN! We can't do it without you showing up in Annapolis on Feb 13. Just for a few hours!

Here is the link to more information on the MCCPTA website: http://www.mccpta.org/State.html and click here for the online signup:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45ACA92EA57-getonthe

Please write to your honorable state and county legislators. Info on www.mccpta.org/advocacy


Valentines Day Parties

Friday, February 14, 2014 
Beall Elementary School in Rockville, MD

Please contact your child's homeroom teacher and/or room parent for specific details, as some classroom parties are scheduled for different times.

Tea with Mr. Alter

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Beall Elementary School in Rockville, MD

Multicultural Night Celebration

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Gym - Beall Elementary School in Rockville, MD

Come celebrate the diversity that is Beall! Our community, from dozens of cultures representing the entire world, will be displayed through art, musical performances and and much more. Our Dragon students' artwork will also be on displayed throughout the school's galleries.
 
To be a part of the event and share your culture and traditions, please sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094DADAB2AA4F94-share/1280657 by February 1st. You can work with other families to set up displays or share your food. Any sort of displays, videos or food are welcome.

Skate Night at the Rockville Town Square

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 06:00 PM 
Rockville Town Square

The Beall Dragon Men's Program is sponsoring a skate night at the Rockville Town Square Ice Rink. There will be FREE ice time and skate rental for the first 100 people, $2 for everyone after that, skate guards and instructors will be on hand to help new and old skaters. What a deal!

Have a fantastic day, and stay warm! 
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