UPCOMING EVENTS

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


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.


K-2 and 3-5 VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS

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
  1. AUDITION DATEWednesday, January 16th, 2019 6:30-8:00pm in the multipurpose room.  
  2. 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.**
  3. VARIETY SHOW: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 4:00-6:00pm
  4. K-2 PERMISSION FORM: Available HERE
  • 3-5 VARIETY SHOW INFORMATION
  1. AUDITION DATEThursday, February 7th, 2019 6.30-8:00pm in the multipurpose room.  
  2. 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.**
  3. VARIETY SHOW: Sunday, March 10th, 2019 4:00-6:00pm
  4. 3-5 PERMISSION FORMS: Available in January. 
All Variety Show forms should 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 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!


REGISTER FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Don’t forget to register for after-school activities!  There’s coding, art, cooking, yoga, chess, music, dance–something for everyone!  Interested in trying out basketball this winter?  Skills and Scrimmages offers a skills class that focuses on basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship, teamwork, and most importantly, fun!   Check out this great class and all the winter program offerings on the After School Programs page HERE.


CALLING ALL 5th GRADERS FOR THE VARIETY SHOW FINALE

STILL ACCEPTING PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 5TH GRADE FINALE AT THE BEVERLY FARMS VARIETY SHOW ON SUN, MARCH 10!! You do NOT need to have an act in the variety show to be in the 5th Grade Finale. Our first practice is Sunday, February 10th at 5pm (location TBD). Full schedule coming soon. Check out this FLYER for more details. Questions? Email Alisa Weinstein


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

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.