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Thank you for visiting our Belmont PTA website.  We hope that this site contains a wealth of information for our Belmont families from important dates, registration information, fundraising links and event reminders.  Should you suggest any updates or see information missing, please do not hesitate to contact us at belmontptsa@gmail.com. Thank you for visiting!


CURRENT NEWS AND UPDATES

Upcoming Dates      

March 1-5– Read Across America Week       

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March 2- Virtual PTA Meeting, 7pm

March 8 – No school for students – Professional Day for Teachers

March 9 and 10 – Asynchronous days for students – Professional Days for teachers

March 12 – Early Release day for students – school day ends at 11:30 a.m.

March 15 – First day of in-person experiences for K-2 students, grade 3 Week A students

March 22 – First day of in-person experiences for grade 3 Week B students

March 29-April 5 – No School – Spring Break


School Resource Officer Position Discussion

As many of you may know, and listened in at our March PTA Meeting, both the Board of Education and the Montgomery County Council are currently reviewing the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in our county. We would like to solicit parent feedback and present Belmont’s position on this issue.  As a local PTA, all paid PTA members may vote in choosing to either amend, keep or eliminate the SRO position in the our MCPS highschools, as included in our overall Belmont PTA vote.  More information on how and when to vote is coming soon.  In the meantime, please preview the information below so that you can make an educated vote on this important topic and discussion.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Pykosh, Belmont’s PTA Delegate, at cpykosh@gmail.com.  

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Understanding the SRO Role and Proposed Resolutions

MCCPTA Presentation: Should Police Officers Be Working in Our Schools?


Belmont 2021 READ ACROSS AMERICA: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers!

Monday, March 1st – Friday, March 5th

Theme Days:

Monday, March 1st “READ My Shirt” Day!    kids-reading-clip-art

*Wear a shirt that has words written on it that everyone can READ.

Tuesday, March 2nd READING Brightens Our Lives Day!

*Wear bright, colorful clothes to show that READING brightens your life.

Wednesday, March 3rd READING is Out of this World Day!

*Wear black shirt or a shirt with an outer space design. 

Thursday, March 4th BEDTIME Story Day!

*Wear your pajamas, and bring your favorite book to show.

Friday, March 5th READING Makes Us Happy Inside and Out Day!

*Wear your shirt inside out today to show how you feel about reading.

Listed below are links to extra resources:

Themes for READ ACROSS AMERICA Week

Types of Books to READ: Suggestions for Each Day of the Week (Challenge yourself to read each type of book described!)

Books to READ: Links and Titles (Mrs. Samuels has created a helpful resource that includes print and online books to read.)

MARCH, 2021: Calendar of Reading Activities (Have fun with reading while completing each activity for the month of March!)


SPIRIT WEAR

Our second Spirit Wear sale is going on NOW! Give your Belmont student the gift of Spirit Wear  Thank you for supporting our school! See Belmont Spirit Week Flyer Spring 2021Designer belmont2020 for more information. 

 
Any questions? Feel free to reach out to our Spirit Wear Chair, Katie Gallagher.

Green Committee March Challenge

As the weather becomes warmer, we would like to encourage our community to reflect on local air quality and pollution factors. Here’s a National Geographic video: https://youtu.be/e6rglsLy1Ys

Challenge: Find some way to decrease your reliance on vehicles that pollute. This could be riding your bike to your friend’s house
instead of taking a car, walking to the corner store, or even decreasing car idling. We will share what we have done during
classroom ESL time! Thanks to Amrita Ghosh and Jennifer Rusiecki


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On February 9, 2021, the Board of Education voted to begin the safe return to in-person learning on March 1, 2021, starting with students in specific special education and Career and Technical Education programs. Additionally, the Board approved the phased return of students to in-person instruction beginning March 15, 2021, as recommended by the superintendent.

The Board also voted to adjust the 2020-2021 school calendar to make March 8 a non-instructional day for staff to finish the preparation of buildings and participate in professional development before students return.  See link here for more information. 


PTA SURVEY

Please send the PTA Board Members any suggestions, needs, and feedback so we know what’s most important to you and how we can best serve you: https://form.jotform.com/203496829192163


NEW!!!! AMAZON SMILE

Belmont Elementary is now linked to Amazon Smile to earn easy money for our PTA while you shop.
Check it out and register here: https://smile.amazon.com