A Message From The Principal

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the Bethesda Elementary School website.   I hope you will see that Bethesda Elementary is a special place for children to develop and learn.  I would encourage you to visit our classrooms, school office, media center, multipurpose room, playground, and acquaint yourself with the staff members of Bethesda Elementary School.  There is a sense of cooperation and determination at our school, which we would like to share with you.  On behalf of everyone at Bethesda Elementary, have a great year!

Summer Program Information

Sign up for 2020 Bethesda Elementary Summer Programs! 

We are offering ELA Boost, Math Boost and some Enrichment options ONLINE and FREE from July 13-31 (Monday-Friday).

BE teachers miss you already and hope you sign up for one, two or three summer programs!  

BE Summer Programs Flier

Register NOW online at:

English:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebH19XONSVAUrjlNAgemXdw43KPjEWbaMUFuXAA1PGi_qJ8w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Spanish:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV_coU82cw15IlT8UjF3hVmYNm8Eq4Y08Ex4DMR0w3Exg85g/viewform?usp=sf_link

French:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEHnREFSRXUy1W-56IM9gKuSa2E86pE4oxsHFPtvp7SsQsFg/viewform?usp=sf_link 


Free MCPS Summer External Partner Programs

The MCPS Partnerships Unit is proud to present the following summer external partner enrichment offerings including single sessions, one-week classes, and multiple week workshops to enhance your child’s summer learning:

  • Grade indicated is the grade your child is entering into for 2020-2021 school year.
  • All sessions require computer/Chromebook/tablet and Internet connection
  • Parents or adult students will be notified if the session has reached the student capacity or if the minimum has not been met to run the specific program. Applicants will receive an email as to the status before the course starts and as soon as we are able to provide an update. Some programs are available over multiple weeks and others are only available one time per child.

To register for Summer External Partner Programs, one registration per student, use: https://bit.ly/SummerPartnerPrograms (a parent with more than one child needs to register once per child but may select more than one program offering per child)

If you have questions about the programs or classes, call or email the Partnerships Unit at 240-740-5599 or Davida_Gurstelle@mcpsmd.org.

News and Announcements

BCC/Walter Johnson Clusters Capacity Study

Below is a direct link to the BCC/Walter Johnson Clusters Capacity Study community presentation.

2020-2021 BE Parent Handbook for Virtual Learning

View the Information for the Upcoming School Year!

Literary Magazine

Click here to view the BE 2019 Literary Magazine.

Summer Math and Reading Information

Learn about the summer reading and math programs available for BE students.  Students who participate in either program will receive a participation prize in the fall. Summer Reading Information Letter to Parents Summer Math Information Letter to Parents Grade 1   Grade 2

2020-2021 Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten Orientations are coming soon!  See the steps below for information on registering your student for kindergarten and securing an orientation time.   STEP 1:  Complete the necessary paperwork for Kindergarten registration - found at this link  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/info/en

2020 STEM Night

Join BE Families for our STEM Night on Thursday, April 11th from 6:30-8:00   Save the Date for STEM Night!       WHO :    All Bethesda Students (aka scientists). WHEN :  Thursday, April 11 th , 2019 from 6:30 pm– 8:00 pm.  Students with projects should bring them to the gym on the mornin

Safe Routes

Be sure to visit the Safe Routes website to review Pedestrian Safety with your child!

BE Volunteer Guidelines

BE Volunteer Guidelines 2018-2019

2018 Literary Magazine

Check out this year's Literary Magazine!