Home 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting! CURRENT NEWS AND UPDATES Join the Belmont PTA We hope you will join our PTA this year! Your membership and participation is integral to the overall functioning and support of our teachers, children and school. Scan the QR code below to quickly register from your mobile device or see link here for more information. You will be taken to our membership site called AtoZ Connect, where you will register if you are a new member, or update your old membership for the 2021-2022 for those who were PTA members last year. Upcoming Dates TUES, OCTOBER 5: First PTA Meeting + Budget Vote, 7pm (Virtual) FRI, OCTOBER 8: Early Release Day, 12:55pm MON. OCT 11-13: Book Fair OCTOBER 18-22: International Week FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29: Virtual BINGO Family Night PTA BOOK FAIR The PTA will host our fall book fair in person, from Mon., October 11- Wed., October 13th. Click HERE for more information on how your child can purchase books- as well as how you can volunteer to help run this fun event. International Week We invite the Belmont community to celebrate our diversity, culture, and heritage of our school community at our 2021 International Week – October 18-22, 2021. We are asking students to create a standard-size poster (22″ x 28″) or similar about their chosen country/region/state/culture and we will hang it in the halls of Belmont! Please include any information about your subject that you feel is appropriate and family-friendly. Please label your poster on the back with the student’s name, grade, and teacher if you would like your poster returned. Please sign up by October 11 using the link below and submit posters to your student’s teacher by October 15: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49ACAE23A5F85- Volunteer Updates Individuals will now need to be vaccinated in order to volunteer in schools. Montgomery County Public Schools requires school volunteers and partnership agencies to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district. Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas account Background check (dependent upon the type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers regulation and FAQ) COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation – NEW! Beginning September 20, 2021, volunteers will be required to upload their Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination to remain on the volunteer roster. Please review the Volunteer/Contractor Vaccination Attestation Update for details on this process. Volunteer Opportunity: Outdoor Lunch Finally, we are happy to offer outdoor lunch options to our students weather permitting and dependent on staffing availability. In order to assist with this, we are looking for volunteers. There will be 3 lunch periods and all the help will be appreciated to run things smoothly. More information can be found in the sign-up link below: Outdoor Lunch Volunteer Sign-up COVID Testing Update We now have on-site COVID rapid tests. With parent permission, we are able to administer these tests to symptomatic students, reducing the number of students that must quarantine. Students will not be tested without parent/guardian permission. Families can fill out the consent form, which is available in multiple languages online, or request paper copies from their school. If there is no consent form on file, parents will be called to give their verbal consent and school health staff will send home a consent form along with additional information about the test results. If families have already submitted a consent form for the COVID-19 screening tests, no further action is required. MCPS will accept consent forms received for the screening test program as consent for rapid testing. Consent for both the random screening test program and rapid testing have been consolidated into one form. From the Principal, Mr. Pinkowitz Stay up to date with all the school news for the month ahead by reading Mr. Pinkowitz’s Monthly newsletters. September NewsletterOctober Newsletter 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.