Upcoming Events & Announcements

THANK YOU to all who entered pumpkins in our Boo Thru Decorating Contest, as well as everyone who came out to judge the pumpkins! We had some amazing, creative entries from students and teachers alike. EVERYONE WHO ENTERED a pumpkin in the contest will receive a gift card for a free personal size cheese pizza from Manhattan Pizza, Leesburg! Prizes are available in the main office at BEM and can be picked up during school hours.

If you want your decorated pumpkin back, please pick it up during school hours by close of business tomorrow, Friday 10/30. School hours are 8:30am to 3:20pm. Unclaimed pumpkins will be discarded after 3:20pm on Friday.

The first place winners from each grade will receive a family dinner (value of $30) from Manhattan Pizza. They are:
Ximena F.(6th Grade), Gaby I. (7th Grade), Autumn C. (8th Grade)

Second place winners will receive a free piece of Spirit Wear from the Belmont Ridge PTO! They are:
Madison C. (6th Grade), Makayla M. (7th Grade), Roberta T. (8th Grade)

Third place winners will receive a $10 Chick Fil A gift card! They are:
Mikaela N. (6th Grade), Madeleine G. (7th Grade), Anushka P. (8th Grade)

The teachers had their own contest and winners are as follows:
1st place Mr. Forster
2nd place Ms. Garfield
3rd place Ms. Merritt

A Curbside-Style Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Come see the decorated pumpkins and cast your vote
Wear your costume and grab a pic at our fall photo backdrop!

  • All Belmont Ridge students are welcome to decorate a pumpkin and submit it for the contest.

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded for EACH grade level.

  • First prize is a family dinner from Manhattan Pizza, Leesburg!

  • All who enter a pumpkin will receive a gift card for a personal pizza from Manhattan Pizza!

  • If you can't make it to the event on 10/28, you can still vote virtually! Link to vote will be posted on the home page once voting opens.

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

  • Your decorated pumpkin 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.

ALL PUMPKINS MUST be registered by 10/28 at noon. Voting will begin on 10/28 at 4:30 pm and end at 6:00 pm.

Click HERE to register your pumpkin entry!


  • Decorated pumpkins should be dropped off at Belmont Ridge between Monday, 10/26 and Wednesday, 10/28. We must have your decorated pumpkin by 3:18pm on Wed. 10/28. School hours are 9:00am - 3:18pm. If you are not able to drop off your pumpkin entry during those hours, please contact the Parent Liaison. Please note the deadline for contest entries.