UPCOMING EVENTS

December 15 (THIS Saturday)
Family Skate Night: 6:30-8:00pm at Cabin John Ice Rink

January 8 (Tuesday)
BFES Spirit Night: 5:00-9:00pm at Chipotle (865-B Rockville Pike)

January 16 (Wednesday)
K-2 Variety Show Auditions: 6:30-8:30pm in the Multipurpose Room

January 24 (Thursday)
STEAM Night: 7:00-8:30pm in the Multipurpose Room

January 26 (Saturday)
Club Beverly Farms: 6:00-8:00pm at BFES


JOIN THE PTA

Thank you to everyone who has joined and/or contributed to our PTA.  Your membership dollars and donations help us to keep providing our students and teachers with wonderful programs and resources.

For those who have yet to join, there is still time!  Every membership counts and helps provide programs that enrich our children’s educational experiences.   Remember, your membership must be renewed each year. Please consider joining and help support our school. Click HERE to join the PTA today! 

In addition, Beverly Farms PTA is seeking donations to support our school and our teachers.  Our Direct Appeal is our primary fundraiser for the year, and we aim to raise $12,000.  Click HERE to donate to the PTA.  

Here are some of the ways that our PTA uses money we raise:

  • School events and extracurricular activities including cultural performances, educational assemblies, the Book Fair, STEAM night, and our annual school picnics 
  • Enriching educational experiences that introduce children to literature and the arts through the Author-in-Residence and Artist-in-Residence programs
  • Books and other educational materials for classrooms
  • Games and equipment for classroom activities
  • Financial aid to help cover the costs of school field trips and other activities

Beverly Farms PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.


THANK YOU, BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE

The PTA just wrapped up a spectacular week-long Book Fair, including our annual PJs, Milk, and Cookies night!  This is a wonderful way to instill the love of reading in our children.  A huge thank you to Gretchen Segal, Carey Beckley, and Elana Schnauzer and all our Book Fair volunteers whose efforts and dedication provided our children these amazing opportunities.  


BFES FAMILY SKATE NIGHT: THIS SATURDAY!

Beverly Farms FAMILY SKATE NIGHT is THIS Saturday, December 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at Cabin John Ice Rink!  The deadline for early registration has passed, but you can still register at the door! Join your friends at the rink this Saturday.  You don’t have to be an Olympian to enjoy a fun night of skating with Beverly Farms friends!  Please contact Donna Attman for any questions.


REGISTER FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Winter After-School activities are already underway and registration is still ongoing for more activities starting later in the winter.  There’s coding, cooking, sports, music, dance–something for everyone! Check out registration details HERE.


CALLING ALL FIFTH GRADERS FOR THE VARIETY SHOW FINALE

The months may feel far away, but the BFES Variety Show will be here before we know it. As many know, the 5th grade class has traditionally closed out the show with an amazing final act: THE 5TH GRADE FINALE.  Check out this FLYER for more details about the finale and rehearsal dates.


FIFTH GRADE YEARBOOK PHOTOS DEADLINE 12/14

This is a kind reminder that the deadline for sending in the current and baby pictures of your 5th-grade child is coming up TOMORROW, Friday, December 14th if you haven’t done so already. These pictures showing the kids’ personality (playing a sport, playing an instrument, etc) will be used on a special reserved page for 5th graders at the end of the Yearbook as well as on the background screen during the Promotion Ceremony.
Please see the following details when you send in the pictures.
Please send to bfclass2019@gmail.com, and put your child’s full name and their homeroom teacher’s name in the subject line or the body of your email.
–Baby picture, ideally 1024 x768 pixels with a 72 PPI resolution, JPEG or PNG files
–Current picture, ideally 1024 x768 pixels with a 72 PPI resolution, JPEG or PNG files. NOT their school picture because of copyright issues
If you sent a picture from your phone please send the Actual/ Large size.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Best, Maria, Lauren and Ting

3RD -5TH GRADE VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS

Calling all performers in 3rd-5th grade!!  The Annual Beverly Farms Variety Show is coming soon.  The Variety Show is always an exciting time for the BFES children to show off their talents!  Please read all of the information below as there are important dates to note.
 
AUDITION DATEThursday, February 7th, 2019 6.30-8:00pm in the all purpose room at BFES.  Please bring a CD or phone with music.  All appropriate acts are accepted.Your child can perform in 1 solo and 1 group act, however all acts must be under 2 minutes.
REHEARSAL DATE: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 6.30-8:00pm.
**Please note that students MUST attend the rehearsal in order to perform in the Variety Show.**
VARIETY SHOW: Sunday March 10th, 2019 4:00-6:00pm.
PERMISSION FORMS will be due prior to the performance. A link will be sent out in January. 
Forms are to be turned in to school in the area marked Variety Show in the Credenza.

Attention 5th graders: There will be a 5th grade finale, which is open to all 5th graders (including those participating in the show). If your child is interested in participating in the 5th grade finale, please complete the Permission Form and indicate “5th grade finale”. You will receive an e-mail for the place and time of the rehearsal. 5th grade finale participants DO NOT need to attend auditions!


STEAM NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The BFES STEAM (Science Tech Engineering Art Math) Night is a fun time for the whole family and it is full of hands-on activities and demos that encourage the kids to explore the world through science! We’re looking for parent/guardian volunteers that can help us run the event and we are looking for volunteers that can share their knowledge/hobby in the STEAM areas. STEAM Night is ThursdayJanuary 24th from 7:00-8:30pm,

We have some fun booths planned already, but we are looking for more people and ideas. Do you or someone you know work for NASA, NIH, NIST, etc.? Any doctors, nurses, or veterinarians? Mathematicians, programmers, engineers? Musicians who compose on computers? Industrial designers? There are so many exciting things we can do at STEAM Night!

If you have an idea for a STEAM Night booth or activity and/or are interested in volunteering to help out with the event, please contact Melissa Loh


MULTICULTURAL FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Multicultural Fair is a wonderful way for Beverly Farms families to share their cultures. Volunteers create informative displays and may bring food samples, traditional crafts, clothing or other artifacts from their countries.   The Multicultural Fair will be held Sunday, February 3rd, 4:00-6:00 pm at BFES.   Please check out the FLYER for more details.  Volunteers are needed to represent the many cultures that make up our community!   If you can host a table, please contact Orit Almagor Please include your name, country/culture, phone number, and email address. Thank you!


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

We could use your help!! Please take a look at the following PTA volunteer opportunities and if you are interested in jumping on board and helping with any of these, please email PTA President Judith Hanono-Yaron.  The PTA is seeking volunteers for the following:

  • Co-Chair for the K-2 Variety Show (Sunday, February 24th) 
  • PTA President-Elect. In this role you’ll learn all aspects of the role of PTA President before taking over as President next school year.
  • Chair for Kindergarten Orientation to help welcome incoming BFES kindergarteners at orientation in the spring

MCPS EDUCATION BUDGET MEETINGS

MCPS will be hosting education budget meetings throughout the county. This is an opportunity to hear how education budget decisions are made, what the county is planning to get ready for Fiscal Year 2020, and opportunities residents have to influence future education budget decisions.   Check out this FLYER for more details and meeting dates.


CHURCHILL BASKETBALL CLINIC

Churchill High School is having a basketball clinic for all kids in grades 3rd-8th, this Saturday, December 15th from 2:30-4:30pm.  Check out this FLYER for more details.