The Bulldog Bulletin
A Newsletter for the Students and Families Of
Bond Mill Elementary
December 12, 2014
Visit Us At www1.pgcps.org/bondmill and www.bondmillpto.org
Seasons Greetings to one and
all! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and
now our sights are firmly set on winter vacation! Only five short days of school are left, then the students will be off for two full
weeks. Please make sure you realize that
vacation begins at 2:10pm on December 19th and lasts through January
4th. School reopens on
Monday, January 5th… 2015! Just a friendly reminder that classroom holiday
parties will be on Thursday, December 18th at 12:30. As is always the case when we have an event,
parking will be in high demand. Please
do not double-park or block anyone in, avoid parking next to any yellow-painted
curbs, and please make sure our neighbors on Sherwood Avenue have access to
their driveways. The next newsletter
will be coming home on Friday, January 16th. If there is anything you need between now and
then, do not hesitate to contact me. In
closing the last Bulldog Bulletin of 2014, allow me to be the first to wish you
a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Important Dates to Remember in December
Committee Visits the Staff
at Bond Mill During the School Day
December 17th PTO Board Meeting at 2:30pm; All
Are Welcome to Attend
December 18th Classroom Holiday Parties Begin at
Progress Reports Released
4th Winter Vacation
January 7th PTO Board Meeting at 6:30pm, All Are Welcome to Attend
January 14th-20th Yoga at Bond Mill During the School Day
January 14th Bond Mill PTO Chick Fil A Night, Contee Rd. Location, 4pm-9
January 19th School Closed in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21st Cultural Arts Performance: “Games Around the World”
January 23rd End of Second Quarter
January 26th School Closed for Students. Grading/Planning Day
Bond Mill Citizens of the Week: Congratulations to the following
Bulldogs for being selected as Citizens of the Week: Ameer Anvari, Makenzie French, Jacqueline
Campos Martinez, Demerius Custis, Selah Dickens, Rayan Amimi, Jaycia Gilmore,
Oluwakayode Ogunlegan, Delaney McGinnis, Nigel Martin, Addison Proctor,
Elizabeth Kuria, Alain Chi, Trina Springs, Martin McCall, Grant Schweiss, Star
Davis, Makayla Thompson, Mark Ofwono, Orlian Lambe, Isaiah Kollore, Biruk
Sibani, Cailey Dawkins, Elijah Johnson, Maranna Nwozo, Dailyn Reyes, Courtney
Akateh, Adam Rinker, Devaria Dunston, Odessa Hablero, Mathias Kvale, Jenelle
Bredwood, Jevon Davis, Dawda Saine, Ciara South, Saidah Raphael, Tiami Foster,
Ashlee Scott, Zainab Ashiru, Kaitlyn Hendershot, Evelyn Wiredu, Marissa
Thigpen, Haley Bateman, and Sydney Endres.
Keep up the FANTASTIC and OUTSTANDING work!!!!
Mill Coat Drive :
Our wonderful Student Council has organized a Coat Drive to help support
families in need. We are asking for you
to donate any new or gently used winter jackets. If they are used, please make sure they are
clean and in good condition. We will take
the jackets donated to us and give them to needy children in the community. We are accepting donations now, so please
take a moment to check your closet for nice but outgrown winter coats.
Procedures When Checking Into the Office:
PGCPS CEO, Dr. Kevin Maxwell, has purchased the “Raptor” computer program for
school offices throughout the county. As
is always the case, when visiting Bond Mill the first thing you must always do
is report directly to the main office.
With the new process, if you are planning on going to another part of
the building (classroom, cafeteria, etc.), you will need to provide your
driver’s license to the office staff.
Your license will then be inputted into the “Raptor” system. In addition to doing a background check, it
will also print out your visitor’s pass.
This new process will begin when we return from winter vacation. Once everyone gets the hang out it, the
process will be quite efficient. Thank
you for your cooperation.
THANK YOU to Our Wonderful Hospitality Committee: Even though the next luncheon won’t be until
next week, we want to be sure to thank our amazing Hospitality Committee for
what we know will be a most delicious luncheon. Each and every month, we look
forward to that special day when you treat us to a different assortment of main
dishes, salads, and desserts – such a tasty and most appreciated gift!
Really Easy Fundraising Opportunities: Just a reminder that there are several opportunities
to earn money for the school just by shopping at your favorite stores! These
include Giant Food’s A+ Bonus Bucks, Harris
Teeter’s Together in Education, and Target’s Take Charge of Education programs.
All you have to do is register your card each year (online or at the store) and
designate Bond Mill as the recipient school. The school codes for these
programs are 00385 for Giant, 1674 for Harris Teeter, and 58280 for Target. Each
time you shop at these stores, even if it’s only once in a while, we will
receive a portion of what you spend. Fundraising couldn’t be easier!
Finally, a Few “Housekeeping” Reminders:
you change your address and/or telephone number, please let the office know
do not drop off your child until 7:20, when staff will be on duty to watch
try to minimize changes in after-school dismissal plans, but if you need to
make a change, send a note in the morning or email/call the school by 1:30 to
let us know.
your child is late to school (arriving after 8:00am), please come into the
office with the child to check him/her in.
Morgan, RN News
from the Health Room 240-547-4611
part of our Healthy School Initiative, the students will be participating in a
Jazzercize assembly on December 16th. Please make sure they wear clothes and
shoes that are easy to move in. And please feel free to come in and join us!
would also like to wish everyone a joyous and healthy holiday season. Try
to find some time to get up and move! Remember - exercise can alleviate some of
the stress we all feel this time of year!