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 ptoboard@bemspto.org!

News and Events

Join us for a Pumpkin Decorating Contest! All Belmont Ridge Students are welcome to decorate a pumpkin and enter the contest.

All who enter a pumpkin will receive a gift! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded for each grade level, and one 1st prize winner for teacher submissions. All prizes will be announced and given out at Family Night on October 14th.

Submission drop-off: Tuesday, October 11th or Wednesday, October 12th, 9:00am – 3:00pm or Wednesday, October 12th 4:00 – 5:30pm.

Submission and registration deadline: (both online picture submissions and drop off) by Wednesday, October 12th, at 6:00pm.

All pumpkins and costumes must be tasteful and not offensive, please.

Submissions will be returned to you after the contest. If you need assistance with purchasing a pumpkin, please contact our Parent Liaison, Susan Ferguson, at Susan.Ferguson@lcps.org.

Voting will begin on October 13th at 9:00am and end on October 14th at 12:00pm. Cast your vote online at bemspto.org by 12:00pm on October 14, 2022, then come see the decorated pumpkins in-person at Family Night! Don't forget to wear your COSTUME and grab a pic at our photo booth!

Save the Date for River Hawk Family Night

On Friday, October 14, 5:30–8:30pm join the BEMS PTO for a free bonfire and outdoor movie!

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy a bonfire and a movie under the stars. Pizza is available to pre-order or you can purchase food from one of our on-site vendors. This event is free to attend and is sponsored by the BEMS PTO. Complimentary popcorn will be provided!

This is not a drop-off event. An adult must be present with students throughout the evening.

The PTO is seeking parent volunteers to help make this a fun night for all. Sign up below to volunteer at the event

Fall Mini Photo Shoot!

When: Sunday, October 2 and Saturday, October 22 (rain date of Saturday, November 12)

Where: The Lakes at Red Rocks in Leesburg

Registration Open: Wednesday, Sept 14 at 8 PM EST

Registration Closing: Tuesday, Sept 27, 11 PM EST

Meet the PTO

Your Belmont Ridge PTO has been hard at work creating new opportunities and projects to serve our teachers, staff, and students! Learn about how we support our BEMS community and who we are.


2022-23 BEMS PTO Membership is Now Open!

Belmont Ridge families, your PTO is excited to welcome our Riverhawks back to school! PTO Membership for 2022-23 is NOW OPEN! To show our appreciation for your continued support, each BEMS PTO membership comes with a choice of a free gift (while supplies last).


We hope that you will join the BEMS PTO this year to support all the ways we help the school:

  • departmental support (including software licensing and equipment)

  • teacher lunches

  • fun family events

  • professional development

  • teacher wish lists

  • scholarships

  • and more!


One lucky participant will be entered in a random drawing to win a $25 gift card if you sign up for membership before August 23rd. Another random drawing for a $25 gift card will be made for a lucky participant who signs up for membership at the Open House on August 23rd!


On the membership form, you can link your Harris Teeter VIC card to BEMS PTO. This is a wonderful, passive way to support the PTO throughout the year!


Note: You do not need a PayPal account to join. You can checkout as 'guest' to pay with a credit or debit card.



Support While You Shop

Going Shopping? Linking your Amazon Smile and Harris Teeter VIC card accounts is an easy way to support the BEMS PTO.



Did you know that Amazon donates a percentage of your purchases to our school? Just shop through AmazonSmile! Now you can link your Amazon app to Amazon smile as well, click here for instructions.

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!

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