Join the PTA

BES PTA Membership

Join the PTA!  By joining the PTA, not only are you supporting the PTA and our kids, you also will get access to the school directory.  To join the PTA through Membership Toolkit, follow this link, create your account and then look for the “Pay Membership” menu item!  (Note that creating an account within Membership Toolkit is the first step, you must then select the “Pay Membership” menu to become a PTA member).

Within Membership Toolkit, you can opt-in to receive PTA emails, and emails from room parents about classroom activities.  Look for the “My Account –> Subscriptions” menu to select your desired notification settings.

Contact Amanda Sutaria ( if you need any assistance with Membership Toolkit (new and improved AtoZConnect).

All PTA members receive an indispensable PTA school directory and access to the directory app (published in November).

Did you know that your PTA:

  • Sponsors a broad range of afterschool clubs as well as scholarships to these clubs for children in need;
  • Provides three to four cultural arts and character education assemblies every school year- Funds the Artist-in-Residence program;
  • Supports teacher training and provides funds to teachers for classroom supplies;
  • Sponsors Math Day, Science Fair, Drama Club, and Variety Show;
  • Organizes many community service projects;
  • Finances and organizes community-building social events such as the Back to School Picnic, the Parent Auction, International Night, and our spring carnival, Mayfair;
  • Keeps you connected with PTA News and online communications tools;
  • Advocates for your children’s education before MCPS, the Board of Education, the County Council and the Maryland State Legislature;
  • And more!

MCPS does not pay for many of these “extras” we have come to expect and that our children enjoy. We need your support.