Welcome to the BRES PTA News! Get your latest news from the PTA on upcoming events and timely topics. You can also check out this information and more at our website: brespta.org

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Upcoming Events

Sept 25 - BRES School Volunteer Training

Before volunteering, BRES encourages new volunteers to attend a volunteer training session on ​Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00-11:00 am. ​ If you are unable to attend, information will be made available electronically. 

Sept 25 - BRES Fall Photo Day - Smile for the camera! Volunteers needed

It’s the first Photo Day of the school year. Get ready for the individual student pictures with Freed Photography.

If you’d like to volunteer for the day, please click here to sign up. Volunteers are eligible for a credit from Freed.

Oct. 1 - 5th Grade Staff Appreciation Lunch

Calling all BRES 5th grade parents! The staff lunch hosted by your class is October 1st. Please sign up here!

Oct. 1: PTA Meeting, 6:30-8:00PM
Please join us for the BRES PTA meeting on Tuesday, Oct 1, from 6:30-8:00pm. 

  • Topic: Curriculum review and election of open PTA seats. 

  • Welcome to all. PTA membership not required.

  • Free pizza for attendees (first come first serve) & free child care by KAH.

  • About the Curriculum Review:  Bayard Rustin ES is beginning the implementation of curricular and instructional materials and supports for elementary  English Language Arts (ELA) and Math to maintain high levels of teaching and learning for all students. Parents are encouraged to come learn more from BRES  staff and the new curriculum for both reading/ language arts and math. There will be a presentation on Benchmark Advance Reading and Eureka Math Curriculums and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Other Upcoming Events

  • Sept 25: Fall Picture Day

  • Sept 30: No school for students and teachers

  • Oct 1: PTA Meeting, 6:30-8:00pm

  • Oct 2: Walk to School Day

  • Oct 4: Early Release Day for students

  • Oct 9: No school for students and teachers

  • Oct 10-16: Fall Book Fair

  • Oct 14: Open House

  • Oct 15: Book Fair Family Fun Night (Book Fair evening hours), 6:30-8:00pm

  • Oct 23: Principal Coffee

  • Oct 25: Fun Run

  • Oct 31: Halloween Parade/Fall Festival


School and PTA News

Walk to School Day - Oct 2

We need a few parents to lead walking groups on national Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 2nd.

Designated starting points include:

  • Dogwood Park (lower playground), 

  • Elwood Smith Park, 

  • Dawson Farm Park, and 

  • New Mark Commons. 

Please sign up here to lead walking groups or be at school to welcome all the walkers. Or email programs@brespta.org if interested or for any questions.

Help your child make a poster to bring on the walk - Walk to School Day logos available here. If you do not normally walk to school, use this opportunity to teach your child safe routes to school.

Look for the flyer to come home this Wednesday.

Fall Book Fair (Oct 10-16) - Volunteers Needed

Reading Matters! A student who reads 20 minutes a day will be exposed to 1,800,000 words per year and can score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests!

If you’d like to support students reading and our school book fair, please click here sign up to volunteer. 

Fun Run - Oct 25

The PTA is getting ready to kick-start our major fundraiser of the year, 2019 Fun Run! Everyone can participate in the Fun Run on October 25th. A new obstacle course is being planned this year.

Look out for the flyer this Wednesday on how to set up an online fundraising page for your child and share with family and friends. Register online by October 14th for your child to receive a Fun Run wristband.

If we reach our goal of $7500, Mrs. DuBois, Mrs. West and Mr. Lightman will get egged! Funds raised go towards reimbursement of teacher supplies, school assemblies, playground shades and the school’s wish list.

Register now for after school activities

Have you registered your child for after school activities yet? Activities start soon (or already started) for the fall. Go to our After School Activity page to see flyers from each provider. Some providers may have extended their registration period (i.e. Big Learning has extended their early bird discount to 9/23.) Scholarships are available from many providers.

Contact each provider for information or any questions. The PTA does not sponsor or coordinate any programs.

Please help support BRES and the PTA while shopping for your daily essentials

These vendors will share a portion of proceeds with our school and PTA:

  • Smile Amazon - Support BRES PTA  while you shop at Amazon.

  • Mabel’s Labels - Want to organize? Select Bayard Rustin Elementary School (Rockville) to benefit the PTA with your purchase. 

  • Harris Teeter - Benefit the PTA while you do your grocery shopping. Visit harristeeter.com and sign into your account. Once logged in, select ‘My Account’, to add Bayard Rustin Elementary School. Our school code is: 5051.

  • Certifikid - Sign up at Certifikid and use promo code Bayard at checkout for up to 50% off farm visits, festivals, holiday events, camps, classes, entertainment, unique gift, restaurant and more. A portion of your purchase goes to the BRES PTA.

Box Tops have gone mobile!

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store as packages transition to the new Box Tops labels. You can still clip these and send them to school. Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ and proceeds go to the school. Please make sure each clip has a valid expiration date.

The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. 

Links to the new app can be found here

Learn more about Safe Snacks

Check out this safe snack list if you have questions about what snacks are free of peanuts and tree nuts.


Don’t forget to join the BRES PTA!

Why Join the Parent-Teacher Association? Make your voice heard and contribute by helping to:

  • fund school assemblies

  • advocate on behalf of the school

  • support school-wide and family events

  • partner with the school to enhance experiences and strengthen the school community

  • organize teacher appreciation week

  • and more

Memberships last one school year so sign up again today or join for the first time!

** Individual: $20 * Family: $40 * Teacher/Staff: $10 **


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