BBMS PTA News - 10-17-18

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:31am

Important Dates (mark your calendars)

October 26- BoxTops Contest Ends

October 27-Drug Take Back Day, 10-2 Wilde Lake Village Center

November 5- UNOs Restaurant Fundraiser

November 9- Fall Dance- 7-9 BBMS Gym/Cafe

November 14- PTA meeting, 7 pm

November 16- Reflections Deadline


Students can pick up flyers and permission slips during lunch shifts beginning November 1st.  Ticket sales will be held on November 5 and November 8 DURING LUNCH SHIFTS ONLY. You must have your permission slip and $10 payment to purchase a ticket.  Look for more info in our next newsletter on how to get involved and help make this a REALLY FUN NIGHT full of memories for our students!


Want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
Donate a coat to someone who needs it more than us.
Any size, good condition, clean and ready to wear. Winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. accepted.
Kids or parents, please drop off donations to the front office.

Donations accepted through Monday, October 29th.

Thank you for considering donating!

It's time to get those creative juices flowing, BBMS! Celebrate those special heroes in your life by entering this year's PTA Reflections contest. Prizes will be awarded to the best original entries in the following categories: 

  • Dance
  • Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

This year's theme is: Heroes Around Me. These can be everyday heroes like that one friend who gave up their time to help you through some homework OR that one teacher who gave you a piece of encouragement and meant it! All these tiny little deeds make someone a hero - they don’t necessarily have to fit the common definition. Show us what their actions meant and design a tribute showing what their actions meant to you! 

No experience is required to participate in Reflections! All entries must be original - they can even be something you've already begun in class or on your own but just haven't submitted yet.  Choose the Arts category that you are interested in, create an original piece of artwork based on the theme “Heroes Around Me,” and be recognized as the true artist that you are in your community.


Please read the following rules carefully so your entry is not disqualified!

Official Rules: 

Category Rule Sheets: 

Entry Form: 


Deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018. No late entries can be accepted! Please turn in your entries to the BBMS Front Office.

PALS- Parents Assisting Lunch Shifts- easy way to get involved!!

Assisting in the cafeteria is a great way to be a part of the school atmosphere and see the students interacting.  We need volunteers for any and all lunch shifts, ensuring that there aren’t too many students leaving at one time to shop or go to the bathroom - low stress, but fun to be a part of the kid’s day. Click here and sign up today!


THANK YOU- we can’t do it without you!!

A big thank you to Jennifer Flagg, Jackie Patel, Bina Shahab, Anna Waite, and Maria Twigg for signing up last minute to help with the Flu Clinic that was completed in record time!!


A heartfelt thank you to Jennifer Flagg for taking on the Annual Coat Drive at BBMS to donate to families in the HCPSS community. 

Our community ROCKS!!

Community Events

HCDrug Free-

Parent Video and Questions to Ask Student’s Doctor/Dentist: HC DrugFree’s 2018 and 2017 back-to-school videos for parents are available at along with the lists of questions to ask your student’s doctor or dentist before taking opioids.

Get Rid of Old EpiPens, Medication and More: The next convenient drive-thru medication and “sharps” (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection will be held on Saturday, October 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near the Swim Center and UPS Store. HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police urge you to clean out your unwanted or expired over-the-counter and prescription medication and sharps. Please visit HC DrugFree’s website at and go to the Events/Drug Take Back Day page for more information about medication disposal, call 443-325-0040 or email

Electronic Newsletter for Parents: Sign up for HC DrugFree’s free electronic newsletter to learn about local drug/alcohol overdoses, issues facing your children,freeeducational programs/resources for adults and youth, and local data. Gain access to a Q & A where parents (or youth) ask anonymous questions and local experts provide answers. Sign up online at and click on “join our mailing list” on the homepage or forward your email address to