PTA Updates - April 10, 2022

Have a wonderful Spring Break! 

Events and Updates:

  • Beall Online Spiritwear Store: Now open! You can purchase products now or wait for the FREE SHIPPING period between 4/25 and 5/9. The store will be open continuously  for the rest of this school year and next school year. Check out all the great items and logos! Please be on the lookout for a flyer coming home the week of 4/19.
  • Yearbook - The yearbook is in the home stretch. Submit photos & place your order now before it's too late! 
    • Photos Needed: Please submit pictures of your Dragons for the 2021-22 yearbook here by 4/22!
    • Order Yearbook(s):  Place your order here by 4/24! Yearbook ID: 14589222.
  • April Dine Out - Chick-Fil-A: Join us on Tuesday 4/26, from 3-7pm at the Chick-Fil-A in Research Row. Dine in and carryout only. Mention Beall and 15% of your purchase will go to the PTA. See the flyer.
  • Science Expo - Friday 4/29 in the Beall Gym - 6:30-8pm: Our Budding Scientists will share their science project with Visiting Scientists. All Budding Scientists will receive a Certificate of Participation and a prize! We are looking for Beall family volunteers and Visiting Scientists. Further information can be found at the Science Expo website
  • Spring Fundraiser & Dragon Dash: We are excited to announce the return of our Spring Fun Run – the Dragon Dash, a student favorite! The Dash will be Friday, 5/6 (rain date: 5/13) during the school day. All students get to participate! The accompanying Spring Fundraiser will kick off on Tuesday, 4/19! We encourage you to register early (School Identifier: 62227804287ef). For questions, or to volunteer at the Dash, email Davida Farrar, Event Chair.
  • Bike to School Day - Tuesday 5/4: We have a volunteer hoping to organize Beall participation. She needs help working with the city and organizing possible meeting points. Please email Shannon if you are interested in helping!

MCPS and MCCPTA Updates:

  • MCPS Urges COVID-19 Testing of Students Prior to Return from Spring Break: On April 18—one day before students return from spring break—MCPS asks families to test all MCPS students using MCPS-provided rapid-take-home test kids and report positive cases via MCPS’s online form. If the test is positive, MCPS directs students to stay home and follow quarantine and isolation guidelines.
  • MCCPTA Withdraws Draft Resolution on Year-Round Education: MCCPTA’s Board of Directors voted to withdraw the draft resolution that asked MCPS to implement year-round education. Instead, the resolution will be sent back to the MCCPTA committee with jurisdiction over this issue for further discussion. Therefore, the resolution will not be discussed at Beall PTA’s May general membership meeting. For Beall PTA members who have an interest in the academic calendar and want to be involved in MCCPTA’s work on this issue, please contact Jonathan Thessin or Jack Thirolf.
  • Beall ES COVID-19 Cases Rise: Beall had 18 COVID-19 cases reported over the last 10 days, as of April 9, according to MCPS’s COVID-19 School Dashboard. One week earlier, Beall had 4 COVID-19 cases reported over the preceding 10 days.
  • MCPS to Hold Community Conversations: Reminder that MCPS Superintendent Monifa McKnight will hold three community conversations, titled “All Together Now: Putting Our Students First,” to discuss MCPS’s strengths, priorities, and opportunities for how the system can better serve its students. The events will be held on Wed., Apr. 20, 7:00 p.m., at Gaithersburg HS; Wed., Apr. 27, 7:30 p.m., at Walter Johnson HS; and Sat., May 7, 11:00 a.m., at Paint Branch High School. RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP for the event.
  • Montgomery County Holds Vaccination Clinics: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services continues to hold vaccine clinics around the County. Read more. Schedule a vaccine appointment.

Other Resources:

  • RM Girls Lacrosse Cluster Night - Friday 4/22: The Richard Montgomery Girls Varsity and JV lacrosse teams will be hosting a Lacrosse Cluster Night on 4/22. Come out at 5:30pm for a fun evening! Free admission for students with a paying adult. See the flyer here.
  • Rockville Science Day - Sunday 4/24 at Montgomery College: Check out the 31st Rockville Science Day on Sunday 4/24 from noon - 5pm at Montgomery College. The event is free - learn more here.
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