BBMS PTA News - April 18, 2017

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:05pm


Important Dates- (mark your calendars)


April 19th- PTA Meeting, 7:00 Staff Lounge

April 25th- Chipotle Fundraiser, 2 pm-9 pm, Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia

May 1- May 5- Staff Appreciation Week

May 8th- STARS reveal

May 10th- PTA Meeting, 7:00 Staff Lounge

May 12th- Spring Dance, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm (all grades) SAVE THE DATE



Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 25th. From 2 pm-9 pm at the Chipotle on Old Dobbin Lane, Ste. 100 in Columbia. 50% of the proceeds will be donated back to BBMS!!  Don’t forget your FLYER!!  This could be HUGE for our school.  Spread the word (and the flyers)…. Invite the entire office, neighbors, and sports teams, get dinner for the family and your lunch for the next day!


STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK—yeah! One day down, 4 more to go!! Please help!

Staff Appreciation Week will be held May 1st- May 5th.  During this week we treat the fabulous staff of BBMS to a week of snacks, treats, pampering and surprises! This is our chance to thank them for all of their efforts for teaching and working with our wonderful children every day!!  And knowing how wonderful middle schoolers can be sometimes, the staff certainly deserves a little love!!  Unfortunately, we did not have someone step up as a chair person for this week. In order to make this week happen, we need some help and have divided up the tasks to spread out the effort. ONLY days that have extra parent help will happen! If you are interested in being in charge of one day of the week to help set up, serve, and clean up please click on the link and sign up. 

If you would like to help plan the entire week and step into the chair position now, contact Tonya Sigalas at Thank you in advance for your consideration. 



We need your HELP!!  We need to fill PTA committees and executive board for next year. 


The PTA is looking to fill the following positons for the 2017-2018 school year: Secretary, Treasurer, PTACHC Representative, BoxTops for Education Chair, Hospitality Chair, Staff Appreciation Chair, and Spirit Wear Chair. These are all crucial positions that ensure our PTA’s success for the next school year.


Make the committee more fun and find a friend to get involved with!!  Co-chairs Rock!!Twice the fun, half the work! If you are interested in getting more involved, please contact Glenna Deekle at




May 8th, 3:00 pm.  Contact Meena Amin at to RSVP by May 1st, required for family and staff.

Thank you to the many families who adopted a staff member for the entire school year.  It is almost time for them to find out what wonderful student/family has been making their day every so often this year.


SPRING DANCE - Friday, May 12th from 6:30-8:30, outside on the blacktop (weather permitting)

If you are interested in helping to plan the dance and be a part of the social committee, please contact Tonya Sigalas at  Thank you to the few parents who have reached out to get involved! It is such a fun and social night for our kids!  Help create one more memory in their middle school experience! Look for sign ups in our next newsletter!!



Thank you to the many families who step up to volunteer throughout the school year whenever we are looking for help. The PTA cannot exist without your generosity!!


ATTENTION: Parents departing BBMS and entering Howard HS

The Howard HS PTSA is currently looking for parents to become more involved in the 2017-18 school year. There are a variety of positions open between the executive board and committee chairs. These are the last 4 years for you to get involved and show your support for your child’s school.  Please get involved!  Be connected!! It is a GREAT way for a freshman parent new to HHS to be “in the know” about what is going on!!  Some positions are year round, some are short term, and some can be done right from your home!  If you are interested in getting more involved during your child’s high school years, please contact Tonya Sigalas at . We can find something that works for you and can also benefit HHS!

HC DrugFree

As information is being sent to families about the EpiPen recall, please note that HC DrugFree, a non-profit organization in Howard County, provides the best opportunity for free disposal of EpiPens and other sharps (needles, syringes), an ecological approach to keep these items out of our landfills. It is timely that our next semi-annual collection for sharps and unwanted medications is on April 29; please see the update below for complete details.  In case you are unfamiliar with our work, HC DrugFree has formal partnerships with the Howard County School System, the PTA Council, the Police Department and many other organizations. HC DrugFree provides education and prevention services for alcohol and drug misuse on behalf of the Howard County Health Department. To that end, we are targeting ALL parents of Howard County students in our upcoming program on April 25, “Not My Child…Yes, Your Child”. With the information provided we hope to help parents get ahead of the problem starting in elementary school, offer guidance for middle school parents who might be in the midst of this rising concern, and provide similar information for high school parents and those who need actual intervention. Please see the update below for complete details.

Not My Child…Yes, Your Child presented by HC DrugFree in partnership with the River Hill High School PTSA will be held on April 25 at River Hill High School at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. WANTED: ALL parents (grandparents, aunts/uncles, and any adult working with teens) who think their children will never get involved with drugs and those parents who are already suspicious or dealing with a child’s experimentation! You are strongly encouraged to attend this event to learn more about the drugs used and abused in Howard County, what we all need to know and do about the rise in overdose deaths happening here, how parents and the community can better arm ourselves to help our children (whether pre-teens, teens or adults), and more. Speakers include representatives from the Howard County Public School System, HC DrugFree, the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Howard County Police Department, parents with stories to share, and others. For more information, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040,, or visit

HC DrugFree’s Convenient Drive-Thru “Sharps”* and Medication Collection will be held on April 29 at the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near The UPS Store and Slayton House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. *(Sharps: needles, syringes and EpiPens) Get rid of old or recalled EpiPens, needles, syringes and medications. Parents and grandparents, don't be your child’s drug dealer. Will your child’s first experimentation be with legally prescribed pain medication found in your home? Three out of four people using heroin began with the use of prescription medication found in their own home or the home of a family member or friend. Howard County Police will receive and secure your medications for proper disposal. For more information about this event, how to dispose of medications throughout the year, how to receive a free storage lock box for your home, and more, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040,, or visit the Events-Take Back Day page at