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Upcoming Events – 2019

  • April 1 – PTA Autism T-shirt pick-up (last day)
  • April 1-5, 2019 – PBES PARCC Spirit Week
  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 4 – PBES STEM Family Night
  • April 8 – SPRING Picture Day
  • April 13 – UMD Good Neighbor Day
  • April 15-22 – Spring Break (Schools Closed)
  • April 24 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • May 6-10 – Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 7 – PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM
  • May 10 – PTA Ice Cream Social & Super Sundae Contest @ 6:30 PM

 

PTA Honey Bee Donors Program

 

‘Queen Bee’ Donors ($100+)

Bern & Kelly Jordan

Dawn Powers

DeShonne & Avery Massey

Harold Webster

Robert & Delores Webster

‘Bee Scout’ Donors ($50 – $74)

Betty Bigesby

Cynthia J. Rodgers

Mayra Cerna

‘Sunflower’ Donors ($25 – $49)

Deaina M. Brown-Wright

Jacqueline Chambaz

Joseph & Antoinette Pack

Eleanor Washington

Nicolas Brennan

CLICK HERE For More Information

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The Paint Branch Elementary School (PBES) PTA welcomes you to our NEW interactive website!  We will use this site as our primary communication tool to provide the PBES Community with news, updates, meeting information, community activities, and other useful tools and resources.

Go Busy Bees!

Farewell from the PTA President

April 30, 2019

Hello! ~ 你好!(Nĭ Hăo!) ~ ¡Hola!

Dearest Paint Branch Community:

Although you’ve already heard – it’s with great sadness, gratitude, and hopefulness, that I write to inform you that I have resigned my position as your Paint Branch PTA President, effective May 1, 2019.  These past two school years have been fun, productive, educational and memorable!  It’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve the students, staff and members of our beloved community – and I sincerely hope to see the Paint Branch PTA continue to build upon the excellent foundation that we’ve worked so hard to establish and maintain. 

 When we began this journey in January 2018, I was reminded of a quote that has often been attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, which simply states, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  To me, this means that individually, each of us uniquely possesses the ability to make our schools and communities into what our children so desperately deserve. 

I believe that individually, we’re strong…but together, we’re a force!  In other words, there’s nothing that we can’t accomplish when we come together and effectively communicate!  With the support of our awesome parents, excellent staff and administration, and wonderful community partners – I expect to see nothing but great things from our Paint Branch PTA!  

I will continue to advocate for our children – to ensure equity in access to education; accountability in school and PGCPS leadership; and that each student receives a high-quality education.  Among other things, this includes obtaining a sensory room for our Autism students at Paint Branch – which is long overdue! 

If there is anything that I can do to assist anyone in anyway, please look me up!  I won’t be far away!

Sincerely Yours In Service,

~am

Avery Massey

PBES PTA President (2017-2019)

Go Busy Bees!

Visit ⇒President’s Page

Autism Awareness Month 2019

Paint Branch Elementary School celebrates Autism Awareness and will “Light It Up BLUE” (…and Black & Yellow – Go Busy Bees!) throughout the month of April!

View ⇒2019 PBES Autism Awareness Month Gallery of Pictures

Visit our PTA Autism Program site

What's The BUZZ?

Meet Teacher of the Year nominee Chloe Hill, Autism Chair and teacher at Paint Branch Elementary! 

“Nothing can explain the joy I receive from daily interactions with my students. It takes a special heart to work with students, especially those with disabilities.”
#PGCPSTOTY19

Visit ⇒PGCPS Teacher of the Year 2019

Volunteers needed TODAY for upcoming PTA Events!!!

  • Administrative Professionals Day (April 24, 2019)
  • Teacher’s Appreciation Week (May 6-10, 2019)
  • PTA Ice Cream Social & Super Sundae Contest (May 10, 2019)

We’re planning activities NOW!  If interested, please send an email: paintbranchpta@gmail.com

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2019

View Gallery of Pictures: PBES Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week – 2018

SHOP our NEW PTA Online Store:

Busy Bees Café

 

Support our Autism Awareness Program – Get your PTA Autism Drawstring Backpack Today!

Autism T-shirts are SOLD OUT!

SHOP PTA STORE

What’s The Scoop?  Well…your PBES PTA is “Springing Into Action” with our new Spring Bulletin Boards!  Get the latest PTA news and information from both – conveniently located in the Paint Branch ES Main Office and Front Lobby!

2019 PBES STARTALK

Chinese Immersion Summer Camp

View PTA ⇒2019 PBES STARTALK Chinese Immersion Summer Camp Page

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

PTA Ice Cream Social & Super Sundae Contest

BUZZ-worthy Events

PBCIS presents:

STEM Family Night

Thursday, April 4, 2019

JOIN US NEXT YEAR!

View 2019 PBCIS Family STEM Night Gallery of Pictures

PTA Valentine’s Day 2019

PBES PTA gifted each Paint Branch Staff Member with a Valentine’s Day Candy Gram that was created, sold and delivered to each staff member by our awesome PBES Green Team and Student Association!  (pictured below) In all, we purchased 95 Candy Grams at $1 each!  In addition, we gifted each PBES Staff Member who is also a PTA Member with their choice of a beautiful Valentine-inspired glass vase or wine glass filled with lots of sweet treats!  (pictured above)  These items were donated, wrapped and delivered by our fabulous PTA Members and Volunteers!

National School Counseling Week 2019

February 4-8, 2019

PBES PTA recently gifted our wonderful School Counselor, Ms. Cunningham, with a bouquet of flowers and a Bath & Body gift card, as a THANK YOU for all of her hard work, dedication and effort in support of our students, staff and Paint Branch Community!

Visit ⇒PBES PTA Counselor’s Corner

Paint Branch ES 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration 

Gallery of 170+ Pictures

 📸📷CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Photography: Towannah Lourim

Additional Pictures: Ruby Costea; Avery Massey; Zhiwei Wang 

*Please send your pictures of the PBES Chinese New Year Celebrations to: paintbranchpta@gmail.com –  

Your pictures may be featured in our PTA photo galleries!

PTA Student Artwork Search

PTA needs more student artwork about our PTA and our school!* The artwork that we receive will be displayed and highlighted at our PTA meetings, events, and on our website & social media! BEE Creative! Bring your posters to our PTA Office (located in the Head Start Building) and your work will be featured! (*PBES PTA will use & retain all submissions - and they will not be returned) Picture: (right to left): Elsa Jordan; Nathaniel Jordan; Lovisa Jordan (artist)

PBES PTA Website
Congrats on your 1st Year of Success!

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February 2018

 

Relaunched:

February 2019

 

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April is National Autism Awareness Month!

National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

 

“Autism” – 自闭症 (Zì bì zhèng)

 

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