January 8 (Tuesday)
BFES Spirit Night: 5:00-9:00pm at Chipotle (865-B Rockville Pike)
January 16 (Wednesday)
K-2 Variety Show Auditions: 6:30-8:00pm in the Multipurpose Room
January 24 (Thursday)
STEAM Night: 7:00-8:30pm in the Multipurpose Room
January 26 (Saturday)
Club Beverly Farms (Including Kindergartners!): 6:00-8:00pm at BFES
February 3 (Sunday)
Multicultural Fair: 4:00-6:00pm at BFES
February 7 (Thursday)
3-5 Variety Show Auditions: 6:30-8:00pm in the Multipurpose Room
Thank you to everyone who joined us at BFES Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza last Wednesday! This is a wonderful way to have dinner without having to do the dishes, catch up with friends, and support our school.
Also, a big thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Family Skate Night! Even with the rainy weather, we had a fantastic turnout and many skaters out on the rink. Thank you to Donna Attman for organizing and making this event possible.
The PTA extends our warmest wishes to the entire BFES community for a happy Holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
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-wide events and 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.
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 3-5th grade 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.
Calling all performers in K-2nd and 3-5th grades!! The Annual Beverly Farms Variety Shows for K-2 and 3-5th grades are 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 for each Variety Show.
All auditions will be in the multipurpose room at BFES–see audition dates below for each grade group. Please bring a CD or phone with music to your audition. All appropriate acts are accepted. Your child can perform in 1 solo and 1 group act, however all acts must be under 2 minutes.
- K-2 VARIETY SHOW INFORMATION
- AUDITION DATE: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 6:30-8:00pm in the multipurpose room.
- REHEARSAL DATE: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 6:30-8:00pm **Please note that students MUST attend the rehearsal in order to perform in the Variety Show.**
- VARIETY SHOW: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 4:00-6:00pm
- K-2 PERMISSION FORM: Available HERE.
- 3-5 VARIETY SHOW INFORMATION
- AUDITION DATE: Thursday, February 7th, 2019 6.30-8:00pm in the multipurpose room.
- 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
- 3-5 PERMISSION FORMS: Available in January.
Attention 5th graders: There will be a 5th grade finale, which is open to all 5th graders (including those participating in the variety show). If your child is interested in participating in the 5th grade finale, please complete the 3-5 Permission Form (when it is available in January) 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 variety show 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 Thursday, January 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, 4:00-6:00pm at BFES. Please check out this 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.
PTA 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.
- PTA Treasurer-Elect. In this role you’ll learn all aspects of the role before taking over as Treasurer next school year.
- Chair for Kindergarten Orientation to help welcome incoming BFES kindergartners at orientation in the spring
CHURCHILL CLUSTER UPDATES
The Churchill Orchestra Team invites you to attend the 2019 Asian American New Year Gala on January 5th at Gaithersburg High School. There will be a Taste of Asia from 3:30-6:30pm and a musical performance from 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online HERE. A portion (30 percent) of the ticket sales will go to support the Churchill’s music department.
MCPS-MCCPTA MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FORUM
The 2nd Annual MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum will be taking place on January 12th from 1-5pm at Wood Middle School. All families, secondary students, elementary students (with guardians), teachers, staff, administrators, and community members are welcome. Free Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered during the forum. To join the MHFA class and register for the forum, please click HERE. Please refer to this FLYER for more information about the forum and the topics that will be covered.
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.