March 2014 Beall News

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


February Wrap Up and Accolades

A fantastic and fun Dine Out night ever was had at Giuseppe’s and Ben & Jerry’s on February 11th. Pizza and ice cream – an all-star combo! 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 turned out!

All the snow postponed our advocacy efforts until March – so you still have time to get on the bus! See the March happenings below for further details.

Valentine’s Parties may have been postponed, but no amount of snow could stop our teachers and students from sharing the love with cards and candy! XOXOXO

Another extraordinary Multi-Cultural Night is complete, thanks to the amazing efforts of Tida Violante, Deborah Cohen, Dereje Tessema and Zhen Tao! Our deepest gratitude to this hard-working team for organizing this very special biannual event! And let’s not forget all the fantastic families who came out to visit and share their cultures with us.

Last night, a wintry, wonderful time was had by one and all at our first ever Beall Skate Night! Thanks so much to Dragon Man Rob Gibbs for heading up this freezy fun event!

The Beall PTA Membership is now 330 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): $ 1,141.89 from September 2013 - January 2014
  • Giant A+ Rewards, thus far for school year 2013-2014: $2,555.50
  • Harris Teeter, thus far for school year 2013-2014: $273.34

What’s ahead for March?

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. 

We are actively recruiting for next school year - many positions are open! Delegate (2), Fundraising Chairperson, Directory, Bulletin Boards, as well as coordinators for many events. Be a part of our Dragon team!

Interested parties should contact  info@beallpta.org with questions. 

Staff Wish Lists

Teacher and other Beall staff wish-lists are online here: http://www.beallpta.org/staff_wish_lists. Desktop copiers may be especially appreciated with the recent copier issues at school. If you have an extra copier in good condition, you may want to see if your child's teacher could put it to good use.

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!

The PTA is actively recruiting for volunteers for next school year for many positions like Delegate (2), Fundraising Chairperson, Directory, Bulletin Boards Master and Coordinators for many events. Be a part of our Dragon team!

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


Movie Screening: RACE TO NOWHERE

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Media Center in Rockville , MD

Named one of the top 10 education documentaries by TakePart.com, "Race to Nowhere" is a film and call to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, and contributing citizens. Click here for the flyer with reviews of the documentary. 
http://www.racetonowhere.com/ 

This event is for adults only. The movie is about 80 minutes and a facilitated discussion will follow. You MUST click RSVP on the website to reserve your space as there is a minimum and a maximum number that we are using to book the event. If you change your mind, please return to change your RSVP. 


Get on the bus to Annapolis!

Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Carver Education Center - Parking Lot in Rockville, MD

Please see the ESPANOL and Chinese here: http://www.beallpta.org/tida/get_on_the_bus_to_annapolis

Click here for flyer with specific info of the evening.

In order to get the state money that MCPS deserves for Capital Improvement (read: RMES#5, an addition for Julius West & modernization for Twinbrook ES), we need to hit the road and bring people to Annapolis!

The bus, free of charge and courtesy of MCCPTA, will depart 850 Hungerford Drive at 4:30 pm and leave Annapolis at 9 pm. Click here for the online signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45ACA92EA57-getonthe

If you can't go with us on the bus, please still sign up ("I'm driving myself.") so we know that you are committed but you are driving yourself or with your friends, family, neighbors, etc. The more, the merrier!

Please see the ESPANOL and Chinese here: http://www.beallpta.org/tida/get_on_the_bus_to_annapolis


Dine Out Night - Five Guys and Marble Slab

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Five Guys and Marble Slab 

Burgers and Ice Cream? Yes please!!


Meet Members of the Board of Education!

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Richard Montgomery High School, Cafeteria

Every FOUR years the Richard Montgomery (RM) Cluster hosts the Board of Education (BOE) at one of our schools in order to get to know the BOE members and for them to get to know our local issues and our community. This event, on the evening of Thursday, March 20, 2014, is open to the general public and is hosted by the PTAs/PTSAs of all the schools in the RM Cluster (RM High School, Julius West Middle School, Beall, College Gardens, Richie Park & Twinbrook ESs) with lots of help from the administration of these schools.

In order to keep this event casual and on the light side, our theme is "RM [March] Madness". You get to wear spirit gear or colors of your children's school's/your college/favorite college basketball team!

We will begin with a reception, entertainment by RM students, table top presentations of each school and slide shows from 6:30-7:00 pm. From 7ish to 9 pm is an informal speeding dating format where the Board Members will move to different tables at 10 minute intervals. You can ask any questions you want!

Thank you to Dawson's Market for helping us with the hor d'oeuvres.

Please RSVP here. Everyone is welcomed. If you need an interpreter, please let us know.


March Madness! Parents vs Staff Basketball Game

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD

Don't forget to mark you calendar for this student favorite! Beall ES Staff and Parents lace up their sneakers, pump up the basketballs and try not to pull any muscles when they get out on the basketball court for our always fun community building 6th annual Staff v. Parents basketball game.  As in years past, this event will also include other performances displaying our Beall student's talents, including performances from Beall’s Chorus, Dance clubs and others.

Want to save a few bucks? Order your tickets in advance through Mr. Healy! The flyer went home in backpack mail, but you can download another one here if you need it.

Again, it's going to be a fun community event so mark your calendar, don’t miss it and look more details coming your way!  If you have any questions, please email beall.basketball@yahoo.com. Thank you!


Have a fantastic day, and stay warm! 

 

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