Welcome to the Belmont Ridge Middle School PTO!
Our mission is to provide support and service to the administration, educators, students and families of Belmont Ridge. We strive to promote a spirit of caring, good citizenship and respect for others within the school. We believe that a comfortable rapport between parents and teachers is in the best interest of our students and we endeavor to encourage that relationship!
General questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
News and Events
Spirit Skate at Ashburn Ice House
When: Saturday, January 28 from 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: Ashburn Ice House (Address: 21595 Smith Switch Rd Ashburn, VA 20147)
Price: $12 per person (includes skate rentals)
Join the BEMS PTO for a family Spirit Skate at Ashburn Ice House!
This event is limited to the first 250 registrants. Online registration required prior to the event. Wristbands must be worn for the duration of the event. Parents/guardians can observe for free from the bleachers.
Please click below to register. You’ll need to create an account, add family members, register, sign waiver, and pay.
Paint-A-Tile Begins for 2023
BEMS families, this second half of the school year promises to be nothing short of EPIC!! Not only are rehearsals underway for the much awaited Musical, but you can also look forward to another Paint-A-Tile event. Undoubtedly, we were all amazed by the exceptional creativity displayed by our students and teachers who participated in the event last year. As they say - the proof is in the Ceiling! Just look up the next time you walk the hallways of our school. Bragging rights are well deserved!
Well, your PTO has AGAIN paved the way for students to feel connected to their school by making their MARK for years to come. Here comes PAINT-A-TILE!
Calling all rising 6th, 6th, 7th, and ESPECIALLY 8th graders — purchase a tile or two, create your own signature artwork, and have it displayed in the ceiling for everyone to see as they walk the school hallways. DON’T miss this AMAZING opportunity to not only support your school but also come together during this creative extravaganza!!
BEMS, we are a family first and foremost, so feel free to pay it forward by purchasing additional tiles for other families who may not be in a position to make purchases at this time!
Families, if you would like to participate in this event and need additional financial assistance, please contact our school Liaison, Susan Ferguson, at Susan.Ferguson@lcps.org
LET’S PAINT!! 🧑🎨🎨
Mardi Gras Bingo is Friday, February 24!
Are you ready to BINGO!!! The Belmont Ridge PTO invites you to bring your game faces to the SECOND of its kind - MARDI GRAS BINGO NIGHT! It will be a fun-packed night with mardi gras themed decorations, complimentary beads and masks, and so much more. Don't forget to order your beignets and pizzas early! We plan to feast before the festivities begin. Please see the flyer and visit us at www.bemspto.org for further details. SIGN UP EARLY - SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
$10 Tickets include Bingo card book and dauber (3 cards/game for 10 games).
PTO seeking in-kind donations for Bingo Night
Hello BEMS Families, we need your HELP!!!
We want Bingo Night to be a fantastic experience for our students and their families and are in need of PRIZES to make the night memorable and fun.
So we’re asking you to request in-kind donations from businesses you are associated with that you think might be willing to donate. Yes, you can donate prizes too! Donations can range from small to great and include items such as individual items, gift baskets, experiences, dinner for a family, sporting activity, movie tickets, bowling package, golfing, gift certificates, etc.!
We’ve made the process really simple. Just present this letter to the sponsor as well as the donation form to complete. We’re asking to be in receipt of the donations by February 19th, to allow us sufficient preparation time for the event.
Spring BASAP (Before and After School Activities) Registration is Open through February 2
The Spring BASAP Registration is open now through Thursday, February 2. View class details and register here. Click on the class title to register.
Becoming a Confident Writer
BEM Mindfulness Club
Math Olympiad (Virtual)
Presenting Like a Pro
Record/CD Album Design
Open Volunteer Positions
We are currently seeking volunteers for several open volunteer positions. If you are interested in getting involved and helping to support the BEMS school community, we encourage you to consider volunteering for one of these roles. No experience is necessary, only a willingness to help out and make a difference. Please contact Carrie Wright at email@example.com with interest and questions. Thank you for your consideration!
BASAP (Before and After School Program) Coordinator
The PTO BASAP Coordinator manages our Before and After School program. You'll work with BEMS teachers and staff to design an 8-week class schedule, then coordinate the logistics of registration and enrollment with our PTO Treasurer and VP/Technology. Most of the work for this can be done remotely. You can shadow our current BASAP Coordinator this spring.
SEAC Chair Position
BEMS has a current opening for the SEAC Chair position. The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Chair represents Belmont Ridge at LCPS SEAC meetings and provides updates to the PTO board. This individual shares information on SEAC programs and initiatives, and encourages participation from BEMS parents and staff members. Please submit your interest to Principal Katie Johnson.
Scholarship Committee Member
Work in coordination with a three-member committee to facilitate and review applications from former Belmont Ridge students attending high school to receive a scholarship toward higher education.
TEACHER FAVORITE LISTS are now available on the BEMS PTO website!!
Sometimes we want to do a little something special for our teachers and staff just to put a smile on their face ~ maybe around the holiday season, or during Teacher Appreciation Week, for their birthday, or anytime! But what to give them? We've now made it super easy for you to find what BEMS teachers and staff truly love the most, with Teacher Favorite Lists!
If interested just visit our website bemspto.org, click "Staff Favorites", then click the link that appears, and search by teacher last name. (or click HERE). All lists are in PDF format and can be printed. Please note that these lists were optional for the staff to complete, and not every BEMS teacher and staff member has submitted a list. We do have many lists so far and more are streaming in, so check back soon if you don't see all of your students' teachers!
BEMS STICKER & MAGNETS ARE FOR SALE!
Support the PTO by purchasing BEMS stickers and magnets (easy stocking stuffers!). Order online and either pick up your purchase in the front office during school hours or have your order delivered to your student’s locker. Magnets commemorate the 20th anniversary of BEMS. Stickers are available in the 20th anniversary design and 4 other colorful designs!
Support While You Shop
Going Shopping? Linking your Harris Teeter VIC card account is an easy way to support the BEMS PTO.
Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $30 million to Together In Education schools since 1998!