A Newsletter for the Students and Families Of
Bond Mill Elementary
April 24, 2015
Visit Us At www1.pgcps.org/bondmill and www.bondmillpto.org
In these last eight weeks of school, our
schedule is jam-packed with events.
Please pay close attention to the “Important Dates” section below so you’ll
know about everything that is going on.
Two events taking place in the coming weeks are Career Day on May 1st
and the PTO Spring Carnival on Saturday, May 16th from 10-3pm. If you are able to help with either event, we
would really, really, really, really appreciate it… really!!!
For Career Day volunteering, please contact our Guidance Counselor, Rona
Pemberton by either calling (301-497-3600) or e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Carnival volunteering, please contact
Joni Wiredu at email@example.com. The next newsletter will be coming home on
Friday, May 8th. 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
and Career Ready Day - Wear Your Favorite College Shirt
Planning Meeting in the Bond Mill Library, 6:30pm
29th and 30th Be
Fit At Bond Mill! Wear Exercise Clothing
to Promote Fitness
Mill Career Day- Dress As The Career You Want To Be
Principal for a Day (We’ll Have 2 Guest Principals)
By Side, Great Start Parent Meeting 6pm-8
Committee Visits the Staff
Mill Beautification Day
Dentist Returns to Bond Mill
Mill PTO Spring Carnival, 10am-3pm
Mill Talent Show Auditions, 2pm-4
Concert at 8am and 6:30pm
Board Meeting at 5:30pm
for Troops Day at Bond Mill
Closed for Memorial Day
for NEXT Year’s Kindergartners at 2:30pm
Mill Field Day
Mill Talent Show
Grade Awards Ceremony at 8am
Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies, K-2 at 8am, 3rd-5th at 9am
Hour Early Dismissal. Dismissal Begins
at 11:50 on Both Days
Citizens of the Week for April 13 and April 20: Samuel Acquah, Taevon Cameron,
Braden Armes, Noah Souverain, Zaria Chambers, Sarah Adewale, Afroja Khan,
Martin McCall, Zinnia Pickett, Brandon Esquivel, Paxton Vernor, Sabrina Pillai,
Daniel Colerangle, Lisette Velasquez, Alex Griffith, Josue Campos, Krish Patel, Jonnathan Bonilla,
EJ Hendershot, Beeka Belay, Harnoor Singh, Candace Gilmore, Pete Sunwoo,
Terrell Stewart Gaskins, Natasha Brown, Claudia van der Have, Andrew Kirk,
Kevin Wagner-Feick, Naia Garcia-Jarnagin, Glory John, Kevin Daniel, Arianna
Gilkes, Payton Welsh, Maranna Nwozo, Robert Wood, Azaria Muhammad, Zara Anvari,
Nena Lancaster, Elijah Johnson, Jocelyn Motley, Luis Ramirez, Melisa Delao. Keep
up the FANTASTIC and OUTSTANDING work!
Carnival Basket Committee: Not sure what to do with those Easter baskets or other gift
baskets taking up in space in your closets. Well, the PTO has a solution just
for you. Please donate them by placing them in the box outside the office
marked "PTO Basket Donations". The Carnival Basket
Committee thanks you in advance!
We are continuing to register
kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year each day from 8:30 am - 1:00
pm. We would like to register as many students as possible now so we can
plan ahead for the new school year. Children must be five years old by
September 1, and registration must be done by the child's parent or legal
guardian. Please bring your child's original birth certificate, social security
card (optional), up-to-date immunization records, parent photo ID, and proof of
residency (signed current lease, deed, signed settlement papers, or a current
monthly mortgage statement), PLUS two pieces of current official mail
(cell phone bills not accepted). If you have any questions, please call Mrs.
Folks at 301 497-3600.
Bond Mill Science Fair: This year’s Science Fair was
outstanding! The projects students
completed were nothing short of sensational.
Schools are only allowed to select a specific number of projects to go
to the County Science Fair in May. With
that said, congratulations to the following students who will be representing
Bond Mill at the County Science Fair: 3rd
Grade - Carolyn Appleby; 4th Grade - Madilyn Magno and Ivan Collins;
and 5th Grade- Gavin Crisologo, Adrian Jovel, and AJ Dominguez. They will undoubtedly shine like the stars
Our Two Destination Imagination Teams: Not one, but BOTH of
our Destination Imagination teams competed in the State DI Competition at UMBC
on Saturday, April 18th. The
best of the best from across Maryland competed for the right to go to the
Global DI Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Our 3rd grade team came in 2nd Place in the entire
State! Which also means they have earned
a spot at Globals! Thank you to Cheri
and Fred Bateman, Carolyn Appleby, Trevor Bateman, Kisakye Kirabo, Tristan
Merritt, Sabrina Pillai, Nathan Sokolowsky, and Nolan Vernor, all of whom make up
our terrific third grade team.
Additional thank yous to Donna Albrecht, Kevin Stroud, Haley Bateman,
Grace Beck, Kenny Graninger, Marcus Jones, Amy Lepore, Peyton Ridgely, and
Michael Stroud, all of whom make up our fantastic fifth grade team. Our 5th Grade team took 4th
Place at the State competition and did a tremendous job. They have had an incredible two year run, accomplishing
as much as any DI team in the entire State!
Way to go Bond Mill DI!!!!
Year Dates: Now
that the County has confirmed the last day of school to be June 23rd,
we’ve scheduled many of our end-of-year events.
Please refer to the “Important Dates” section of the newsletter and plan
accordingly. Your teachers will let you
know about other dates, such as grade level picnics, in the coming weeks.
Awesome Is our Hospitality Committee? Truthfully,
I can use the entire newsletter to answer that question, but I want to use just
one example in the interest of time.
April 13th was our first day back from Spring Break. Students were tired, staff was tired, parents
were tired… everyone was coming to the
realization that vacation was over. The
last thing the staff and I would have expected is a Hospitality Luncheon on the
first day back. Yet, that is just what
we got… a delicious lunch compliments of
our amazing Hospitality Committee. Thank
you so much for your never-ending thoughtfulness and generosity. We cannot express our gratitude enough!
Fifth Grade Parents Getting Ready for
Middle School : Recently you received a
letter from Dr. Maxwell, CEO of Prince George's County Public Schools, stating
that you must provide residency verification before your fifth grader
transitions to middle school. You are actually "registering"
for Martin Luther King Middle School, so you need to come in to our office to
fill out a registration form and show your proof of residence as the letter
states. We need to complete all of these registrations now - please help Mrs.
Folks by coming in with the necessary documentation as soon as possible.
Ellen Morgan, RN News from the Health Room 240-547-4611
Playgrounds offer children fresh air, friends, and
exercise. However, safety comes first – and this means proper adult
supervision. Adults need to make sure the equipment is safe and used
properly. Children need to understand and follow the rules. You should make sure the playground is age
appropriate for your child. Also make sure the surface is grass, soil, or mulch,
and is free of debris. Teach your child not to push or rough house while on the
equipment. Children need to stay a safe distance from moving swings and
use both hands while climbing. Playing is an important part of your child's
physical, social and mental development, but we want to be sure their safety