A Note From Our Principal
Thank you all for helping our school celebrate Earth Day. Together, teachers and students at our Bethesda Country Day School we released more than 3,000 ladybugs. Celebrating Earth Day provided our teachers with many opportunities to relate science, math and literacy concepts to everyday life. As we move into May, we are getting our classrooms ready for a summer of additional enrichment. We can’t wait to spend summer with you and your children!
Ms. Mila, Principal
Ms. Brittany, Assistant Principal
Ms. Rosa, Office Assistant
School Hours – 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
- 7:30am – 8:30am – Before Care
- 8:30am – 3:00pm – Full Day
- 8:30am – 3:30pm – Club Connect
- 3:00pm – 5:30pm – After Care
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days per year. For the 2020-2021 school year the days we are closed are (with the exception of any inclement weather):
- Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, The day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, MLK Jr., President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day
- We are also closed: Friday before Summer Camp starts and Friday before School Year starts
- Limited hours Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve
- Winter and Spring Break – 8:00am – 5:00pm (School Open for an extra fee)
- Summer Camp – Starts Monday, June 21, 2021 – Ends Thursday, August 26, 2021
Important Dates To Remember
- Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 – May 3-7
- Friday, May 7th – Happy Mother’s Day! Muffins For Moms!
- Tuesday, May 11th – Kindergarten Step Up Night, 5:00pm-6:30pm
- Friday, May 28th
- Spirit Day – Wear Red/White/Blue! and,
- End Of The Month Folders go home
- Monday, May 30th – BCDS CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day
Teacher Appreciation Week
We love our teachers! Check out these great activities we have to celebrate them the week of May 3rd!
- Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 – May 3-7
- Monday, May 3rd – Thanks a Latte!
- Tuesday, May 4th – Potluck!
- Wednesday, May 5th – Keep Calm and… Teach On!
- Thursday, May 6th – You’re Our Hero!
- Friday, May 7th – Big Hearts Grow Little Minds!
Kindergarten Graduation 2021
Our students have been working hard on songs, artwork, and selected readings to share with you. We will celebrate the accomplishments of our Kindergarten students with safety as our guide. Kindergarten teachers will be sending more information home shortly regarding this event.
Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year
Are you planning on re-enrolling for the next school year? We hope so! Please call us at 301-530-6999 option #3 for more information. Our management team is available to address any questions or concerns you have.
Summer Camp Registration 2021
Summer Camp registration is currently underway. We hope that your family will be joining us! Please visit our Summer Camp webpage to learn more.
Illness Policy Reminder
Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.
Spring Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check with your child’s teacher to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day dressed appropriately to play outside for part of the day. We want everyone to be able to participate!
Links 2 Home
If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school
Updating your information in Alma
Have you changed your email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in Alma. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.
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