The Bulldog Bulletin

The Bulldog Bulletin

A Newsletter for the Students and Families of

Bond Mill Elementary

May 19, 2017

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Dear Families,

Greetings once again!  Let me start by clarifying when the last day of school is going to be.  The last day of school is now going to be on June 13th.  I did a robo-call earlier this week in which I relayed that the last day was going to be on a different day.  Then, for some unknown reason, there was a change of plans and schools were informed several days later that the last day will actually be on June 13th.  Even though this change is by no means my doing, I apologize for any confusion that has been created.  The other changes to the calendar include:  June 8th is now a full day of school, and June 9th, 12th, and 13th are all two-hour early dismissals. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, pay close attention to the calendar below that shows what will be happening when.  Additionally, pay close attention to your child’s classroom teacher’s schedule for things related to specific grade levels.  One important event is almost here… THE BOND MILL PTO SPRING CARNIVAL!!!!  The Carnival is THIS Saturday, May 20th from 10am-3pm.  There will be rides, games, FOOD, and fun for everyone!!!  Bring out the whole family and enjoy the entire day.  Dozens have helped put this year’s Carnival together and have worked tirelessly to make sure it’s a success.  Thank you to them for all of their efforts!  I will have a special thank you to all of the volunteers in the last newsletter, which coincidentally is coming home on Friday, June 2nd.  If there is anything you need between now and then, do not hesitate to contact me.  Have a great weekend and I’ll see you at the PTO Spring Carnival!!!

Justin FitzGerald


Important Dates to Remember in May and June:

May 20th Bond Mill PTO Spring Carnival, 10am-3pm    YIPPEE!!!  IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

May 23rd Mobile Dentist Returns to Bond Mill

May 23rd Kindergarten Orientation for NEXT Year’s Kindergarten Families, 2:30pm in the Primary Alcove

May 29th School Closed. Memorial Day

May 30th Talent Show Auditions

May 31st Hospitality Committee Visits the Staff

May 31st Bond Mill PTO Chick-Fil-A Night at Contee Rd. Location, 4-9 pm

June 1st-8th Bond Mill Art Show on Display at School

June 2nd Bond Mill Field Day – Volunteers Are Needed

June 3rd Bond Mill PTO Color Run

June 5th 5th Grade Awards Ceremony, 8am

June 5th Bond Mill/West Laurel Swim Club Pool Party, 3pm

June 6th 4th Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies:  1st and 2nd at 8am; 3rd, 4th, & 5th at Approximately 9am

June 6th Yearbook Signing Party, 12:50pm – Must Have a Yearbook to Attend

June 8th Full day of school

June 9th Bond Mill Talent Show, 8am

June 9th, 12th, 13th 2-Hour Early Dismissal Each Day.  Dismissal Begins at 11:50am.

June 13th Last Day of School for Students, 2-Hour Early Dismissal. Dismissal Begins at 11:50am


Shared Housing – If you are in a Shared Housing situation, you must renew your proof of residence every June.  Please stop by the office and pick up a Shared Housing Form or contact Mrs. Folks to have one sent home with your child (301 497-3600 or )  The Shared Housing Form must be notarized and include two pieces of recent official mail with it.  Please be sure to make sure all leases are updated.  If anyone has moved, you must come to the office to fill out a form and present your new proof of residency.

Student Council Book Drive – Through May 31st, our Bond Mill Student Council will be collecting new and gently used books to donate to Maryland Book Bank. Boxes have been distributed for each classroom to fill up and eventually donate to the Maryland Book Bank.  Thank you for all of your support!

Destination Imagination to Globals! – Our 3rd grade Destination Imagination team has rocked it at Regionals, it has soared at States, and NOW, the time has arrived for us to be great at Globals!!!  Our DI team will be travelling to Knoxville, Tennessee next week to take on the best of the best throughout the world.  We already know they will represent us with absolute perfection. Whatever the result, they are already champions!  Best of luck and congratulations to our Team Managers Donna Albrecht and Julie Hobson, as well as team members Isaiah Blanc, Patricia Dyson, Julio Leandro, Soloman Mgbaja, Amina Rodriguez, Timothy Stroud, and Kevin Wagner-Feick.  Goooooo BOND MILL!!!!


Bond Mill PTO Color Run – Registration has begun for the first ever Bond Mill PTO Color Run!  This event promises to be fun for all who participate!  The color walk/run features a course that will begin at Bond Mill, and then wind through our neighborhood before finishing back at school.  Participants will be doused with color as they cross the finish line.  The Color Run will take place on Saturday, June 3rd.  Visit to register and donate!  

Ordering A Yearbook/Yearbook Signing Party – If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, there is still time!!!!  Lifetouch will be delivering our yearbooks soon. The cost is $20. Yearbook sales are “First Come, First Served”, so get your money in TODAY.  Once we sell all the yearbooks, there will be no further opportunity to get one.  Students who have a yearbook will be able to attend the Yearbook Signing Party on the afternoon of June 6th.  You may send the $20 in cash or check (payable to Bond Mill PTO).


Kindergarten Registration Has Begun – Registration for NEXT year’s kindergarten students has begun.  You can register from 8:00 am until 1 pm, Monday - Friday.  You’ll need to bring your child's original birth certificate (no copies), up-to-date immunization record, and proof of residence. Proof of residence for homeowners may be a deed, recent mortgage statement, or latest property tax assessment. Renters will need a current lease/contract (which must be notarized by the property owner for non-commercial rentals). All registrants will also need two pieces of current mail addressed to you. Only a parent or a court-appointed guardian may register a student in a Prince George's County public school and, as mandated by the State of Maryland, children registering for kindergarten must turn 5 years old on or before September 1.  For more information, please call our registrar, Mrs. Folks, at 301-497-3600. Please share this information with any neighbors who have little ones, too.

DI Monster Town Fundraiser – The Destination Imagination team greatly appreciates the support of our Bond Mill Families who are buying monsters to move into Monster Town. We have already raised over $3,000 for our trip to Tennessee!  Please continue to support our efforts by purchasing your monsters in the weeks ahead (see details in the flyer that was sent home). C’mon over to Monstertown – we’ll have a GROWLY good time!


  Ellen.Morgan@PGCPS                      News from the Health Room                        240-547-4611

With warm weather approaching and picnics planned, your child will be spending more time outdoors.  Please consider applying sunscreen and sending in water bottles, hats, and sun glasses each day.  Staying hydrated and preventing sunburn allows students to focus and learn at school.  I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Weekend.

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