The Bulldog Bulletin
A Newsletter for the Students and Families of
Bond Mill Elementary
May 10, 2012
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www1.pgcps.org/bondmill and www.bondmillpto.org
once again! MY-OH-MY we are busy at Bond
Mill! Last week we enjoyed a phenomenal
Career Day. This week we were
entertained by our 4th and 5th graders as we enjoyed a
tremendous Spring Concert. In the weeks
ahead, we have our Beautification Day, Spring Carnival, Talent Show, Slim
Harrison Residency, and about a bazillion other events. Speaking of Carnival….it’s almost
here!!!! In just 8 short days, the most
spectacular, unbelievable, extraordinary carnival that has ever existed will
occur right here at Bond Mill. The Bond
Mill PTO Spring Carnival will take place on Saturday, May 18th from
10am-3pm. There will be rides, there
will games, there will be prizes, there will be silent auction items, there
will food, there will pretty much be EVERYTHING you can think of that a carnival
should have. Please tell your friends,
tell your family members, tell anyone you can think of to come to Bond Mill on
the 18th to join in on the fun.
Pre-sale Carnival tickets will be sold during school next week. If you purchase pre-sale, you will get 3
tickets for a dollar. On the day of the
Carnival, you will get 2 tickets for a dollar.
So, it would be wise to purchase them next week BEFORE the
Carnival. As an FYI, rides and games
cost anywhere between 1-6 tickets to participate. Gina Hendershot has done an incredible job of
being the chairperson for this year’s Carnival.
We still need volunteers, so if you are available to volunteer or if you
have a middle/high school child in need of service hours for graduation,
volunteering at the Carnival is a great way to earn them. The next, AND FINAL, Bulldog of the school
year will be coming home on Friday, May 24th. If there is anything you need between now and
then, do not hesitate to contact me.
Have a great weekend!
Important Dates to
Remember in May and June:
May 13th/14th Talent Show Auditions 2-4pm
May 14th Hospitality Committee
Visits the Staff
May 17th Bond Mill Beautification
May 18th Bond Mill PTO Spring
May 20th 3rd Grade
Musical Program, 6:30pm
May 21st Favorite Baseball Team Day -
Wear Your Favorite Team Shirt
May 21st-30th Slim Harrison Cultural Arts Bond
May 23rd Kindergarten Parent Meeting
for NEXT Year’s Kindergarteners, 2:30pm
May 23rd PTO General Elections for
NEXT Year, 6:30pm
May 24th Field Day
May 27th School Closed. Memorial Day
May 28th Zumba Assemblies During the
May 28th Rita’s Italian Ice Bond
Mill PTO Night - 6:00-9:00pm
May 29th Slim Harrison Hoedown
Family Event, 6:30pm
May 31st Bond Mill Talent Show, 8am
June 3rd 4th Quarter
Honor Roll Assemblies: K-2nd at
8:15am, 3rd-5th at 9:15am
June 3rd West Laurel Swim Club
Pool Party - All Bond Mill Families Are Invited; Party starts at 3pm, and food
will be available for purchase from 5-7pm
June 6th 5th Grade
Awards Ceremony, 8am
June 6th PTO Board Meeting,
June 7th Half-Day for
Students. Dismissal Begins at
10:55. Summer Vacation Begins at 10:56
Box Top Contest: The results are in for the Chick Fil A Box
Top Contest. It was a tight race, but
Mrs. Oldham’s class took home the prize by donating $44.50 worth of box
tops. They have been treated to a Chick-fil-A
Citizens of the Week:
Congratulations to the
following students - Gurshan Nakai, Lanae Street, Brandon Wood, Elena Lopez
Garcia, Gary Sullivan, Neel Patel, Olamide Morafa, Jamal Thompson, Alex
Griffith, Krish Patel, Joshua Webb, Braxton Harsley, Odalis Arias Flores, Noel
Klund, Israr Khaliq, Cristian Flores, Dylan Bradley, Tyree Myles, Chelsea
Dawkins, and India Lolin. Keep up the
FANTASTIC and OUTSTANDING work!!!
The Carnival Is On Saturday, May 18th!!! I know I mentioned it in the introductory paragraph,
but it doesn’t hurt mentioning again… Hopefully
you already have on your calendar that the Bond Mill PTO Carnival is on
Saturday, May 18th from 10am-3pm.
In short, our Carnival rivals most County fairs. It is filled with games, rides, food, and
silent auction items that are incredible!!!
First in Math Competition: Our First in
Math teams had an impressive showing in the First in Math Competition. Congratulations to Mrs. Fisher’s class, “Team: alert8md,” one of the Top Ten Award Winning teams in the Nation,
ranking Number 5 out of 68,900 active teams. The team also holds the rankings of: Number 1 in the State of Maryland, Prince
George’s County, Area 1 and Bond Mill. At the conclusion of the competition, Bond Mill ranked Number 5 in the State,
Number 3 in the County and Number 1 in Area 1. Way to go Bulldogs!
Instrumental Music Student Success! We
would like to congratulate some of our instrumental music students who
participated in the Prince George's County Public Schools Solo and Ensemble
Festival. Students from all over the
county participated in this event. The
quartet of Payton Albers, Tyree Miles, Sam Tiliksew and Emily Velez received an
“excellent” rating in their performance.
The trio of Christopher Jones, Matthew Miller, and Rebecca Pidgeon
received the highest possible rating of “superior”. Congratulations to those students and all who
Bond Mill PTO Spirit Night at Rita’s: Bring
the whole family to Rita’s Italian Ice at the Corridor Marketplace location (on
Route 198 in front of Target) on Tuesday, May 28th from
6pm-9pm. 20% of all sales will be
donated to our PTO. We hope to see you
Field Day Helpers Needed: Field Day will be on May 24 (8:15-10:30 am for K-2 and
11:15-1:30 for Gr. 3-5). If you can donate some time to help out on this
fun-filled day, please contact Mr. Kirkland or Mr. FitzGerald.
Parents: Be sure to
register your child for Middle School in our office! If your child is not
going to a PGCPS Middle School, we need to have that in writing. Children
who are not registered will be withdrawn. Call our office if you have
Moving Over the
Summer? If you plan a move
over the summer (or have recently moved), please contact Mrs. Leibson at 301-497-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Christine Knisley!!! Mrs.
Knisley thoughtfully and generously provided the staff with a scrumptious
luncheon yesterday in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. The food was prepared
courtesy of the Fire Station 1 restaurant in Silver Spring. Be sure to stop by
some evening for dinner – it’s well worth the trip!
If your residence is a
"Shared Housing" situation because you are living in someone else's
home and your proof of residence for Bond Mill is a notarized Shared
Housing form, you will need to renew this for next year if your
situation will remain the same. We will be sending you a new Shared
Housing form soon, but PGCPS requires that it be dated after June 1.
Please look for this form the last week of May and turn it in to the office by
June 7 so your child may be scheduled for classes at Bond Mill for School Year
Yearbooks Still On Sale: If
you are still interested in purchasing a yearbook, you can. The only difference with orders placed now is
that you cannot add any of the upgrades that were previously available. The cost of the yearbook is $20. Simply make a check out to Bond Mill PTO and
send it in to school as soon as possible.
We will be having a Yearbook Signing Party once yearbooks have been
delivered. Your child must have
purchased a yearbook to attend.
from the Health Room
On May 28th Bond Mill will be
having another Zumbathon. The Zumbathon is to reinforce the importance of
physical activity and the benefits it provides including being good for your
heart and lungs and reducing stress. Please make sure your child wears
comfortable clothes and shoes. And remember to keep on moving!
Please be sure to call our
absence line when your child is going to be absent or tardy (301-498-3501).