Welcome!  欢迎 (Huānyíng) 


The 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.

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Paint Branch Chinese Immersion Elementary School

潘布兰奇 小学

5101 Pierce Avenue

College Park, MD 20740

(301) 513-5300 (office) / (301) 513-5303 (fax)

School Website: https://www.pgcps.org/paintbranch/ 

Tricia Hairston, Ed.D.Principal

Ruby Shu CosteaAcademic Dean

School Hours: 9:15 AM - 3:25 PM

Student Arrival: 8:50 AM (in the cafeteria)

Student Dismissal: 3:15 PM 

PBES - At-a-Glance:

  • School Website
  • Hours: 9:15 am to 3:25 pm
  • Grades: PreK-6
  • Uniform: Mandatory (VIEW PBES Uniform Policy)
  • Before/After Care: No
  • School Colors: Black and Yellow
  • School Mascot: Bee



~PTA Meeting Schedule~

1st PTA Meeting of the 2018-19 School Year: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Paint Branch ES Cafeteria

  • Come out to meet your PTA Officers & Board Members and learn about what your PTA has planned this school year for our students, parents, teachers and community!
  • We're also filling all PTA vacancies - If you're interested in PTA leadership, committee chairs and positions, or volunteering in general, please join us!
  • There will be snacks and drinks for sale, and children will enjoy a supervised activity during our meeting.

CLICK HERE for 2018-19 PTA Meeting Schedule






PBES Spirit Week - October 18-31, 2018

  • Thursday - October 18th - PINK OUT DAY
  • Friday, October 19th - Hispanic Heritage Assembly (POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER)
  • Monday, October 22nd - Men Make A Difference
  • Tuesday, October 23rd - Drug & Alcohol Free
  • Wednesday, October 24th - Bulling Awareness
  • Thursday, October 25th - Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Friday, October 26th - Drug & Alcohol Awareness


VIEW PBES SPIRIT WEEK Gallery of Pictures

Dear Parents:

October is School Safety Month.  During this month, Paint Branch will observe special events and celebrate special activities.  Please see the calendar of events with correlating activities.  Your student is encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible.  If your student is not interested in participating in the various activities, they are allowed to wear their PBES T-Shirt and school pants or PBES School Uniform.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your support.


Ms. Cunningham, Professional School Counselor (301-513-5300 ext. 57937)


Monday, October 22, 2018

Men Make A Difference

All Dads or male role models are invited to have breakfast with their student from 9-9:30 AM.  Please RSVP with Ms. Cunningham with the flyer.

⇒VIEW Men Make A Difference Flyer in ENGLISH (coming soon)

⇒VIEW Men Make A Difference Flyer in SPANISH (coming soon)

Please plan to arrive at Paint Branch Elementary no later than 9 AM.  Light refreshments will be provided to all Dads and other male guests.

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School Picture Day at Paint Branch ES:

Monday, October 22, 2018


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October is National Principal's Month!

Join Paint Branch Elementary School Staff & your PBES PTA as we salute our new Principal, Dr. Tricia Hairston and our Academic Dean, Mrs. Costea for their invaluable leadership and service to our school, students, parents and community.  Great Schools Have Great Principals - and we can't say enough about ours!

Thank you!  ~ 谢谢!(Xièxiè!)  ~  ¡Gracias!


For more information about National Principal's Month, visit: ⇒PrincipalsMonth.org

View PBES Principal's Month Gallery of Pictures

Principal Month


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*Show the PBES PTA your 1st WEEK of SCHOOL COOL!  Send us your coolest, wackiest, funniest or most interesting pictures of the 1st week of school at PBES!  PBES Staff/Parents/Guardians can email pictures to paintbranchpta@gmail.com, or tag us [#BusyBeesPTA & #PBESSchoolCool] on your Facebook or Twitter pictures for a chance to be posted on our PTA social media!

VIEW our PBES PTA 1st Week of School COOL Gallery of Pictures

PGCPS Student Publicity Release Form in English and Spanish



Welcome PBES Parents!

Back-2-School information and resources for our PBES Parents, Guardians and Students for the 2018-19 School Year

CLICK HERE for Back-2-School Information

2018-2019 PBES School Supply List

Here's everything PBES students need for all grade levels

CLICK HERE for PBES School Supply List

PBES Uniform Policy

View the 2018-19 PBES Uniform Policy

VIEW PBES Uniform Policy

What's NEW for the 2018-19 school year???

PBES PTA New Parents Page

Here are some helpful tips, resources and information for our newest PBES parents

Learn More

Register your Student at PBES!

Are you new to Prince George's County Public School System?  Is your student beginning Pre-K or Kindergarten?  Are you transferring your student to Paint Branch ES?  Here's the information that you'll need to REGISTER your student at PBES!

Visit our PBES Student Registration Page

Learn More

News You Can Use - Upcoming Events & Outreach Programs

Upcoming PTA Events

Stay informed!  Here's what your PTA is doing!

Learn More


Want to know what's going on in Prince George's County Public Schools?

Learn More

Community Outreach

Learn more about PBES Community Outreach and Announcements.  PTA Community Outreach Programs are coming soon...

Learn More

More News You Can Use - Resources For PBES Parents

2018-2019 PBES Class Websites

PBES Parents: Do you want more educational tools and information?

Visit your child's Classroom WebPage


PGCPS Language Immersion Task Force Update

ATTN: PBES Chinese Immersion Parents!!!

Is there a plan for a Chinese Immersion/STEM Program in PGCPS for your students when they get to Middle/High School?  Are you wondering what happens next?

LEARN MORE ⇒Visit our PTA Language Immersion Task Force Site

PGCPS Language Immersion Task Force Update - Meeting Outline (click link to view)

Drafted By: Dawn Powers, PGCPS Task Force Member

What is the PARCC?

PBES Parents: It's never too early to prepare your students for TESTING!

Are your students ready to take the PARCC? Here are some helpful test-taking tips and strategies:

5 Ways To Help Your Child

⇒⇒PARCC Parent Resources

⇒⇒⇒PARCC Practice Tests

⇒⇒⇒⇒Watch the PBES Staff Video: "PBES Are You Ready For PARCC"

Welcome Sun

⇒⇒⇒Welcome to our NEWEST PTA MEMBERS!



Download the 2018-19 PBES PTA Membership Application In English or Spanish Here:

PBES Membership Form in English - PDF

PBES Membership Form in Spanish - PDF

PBES PTA welcomes you as a Member!  Please complete this form and return it to school with your Annual Membership Dues, or give them directly to Ms. Mayra Cerna (Community Outreach Assistant) or Ms. Melissa Cunningham (Professional School Counselor).




PGCPS Volunteer Requirements


Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch for the 2018-19 School year!


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Join us for the 1st PTA Meeting of the 2018-19 School Year: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Paint Branch ES Cafeteria

There will be snacks and drinks for sale, and children will enjoy a supervised activity during our meeting.

⇒VOLUNTEER TO HELP: https://t.co/HELmUtl20u

It's Spirit Week at Paint Branch! 🐝📣🎉👏

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 🚫Drug & Alcohol Awareness🚫
Wear RED to show that you are Drug and Alcohol FREE!✔️💯💪
Also, Harvest Fest Activity: 1:30-3PM

For more info, contact Ms. Cunningham or visit: https://t.co/AHTFtxU727 @PBESBEES

It's Spirit Week at Paint Branch! 🐝📣🎉👏

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 💜Domestic Violence Awareness💜
Wear PURPLE to show your support for breaking the silence of Domestic Violence

For more info, contact Ms. Cunningham (Counselor) or visit: https://t.co/AHTFtxU727 @PBESBEES

Yumi and I had a wonderful time this morning picking pumpkins and enjoying a hay ride with our daughter Jaymi, son-in-law Ben, and our grandbabies Cam and Nora and their friends. It’s a perfect #fall day here in St. Mary’s County! #pumpkinpatch #autumnvibes

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WOWZERS....Even More News to Use!!! - Support your PTA

PTA Volunteers

Ready to Volunteer for upcoming PTA Events?


PBES PTA Honeybee Donors Program

‘Queen Bee’ Donors ($100+)

Bern & Kelly Jordan

Dawn Powers

DeShonne & Avery Massey

Robert & Delores Webster

‘Bee Scout’ Donors ($50 - $74)

Mayra Cerna

Cynthia J. Rodgers

‘Sunflower’ Donors ($25 - $49)

Deaina M. Brown-Wright

Jacqueline Chambaz

Joseph & Antoinette Pack

Eleanor Washington

CLICK HERE for more information

ATTN: All Artsy & Crafty PTA Members, Volunteers and Individuals

Please contact us NOW if you are interested in volunteering for PTA Arts & Crafts projects with our PBES Students.  Details will be posted soon!




Do you want to help PBES and the PTA earn money?  Here are some easy ways!


Please Support Our PTA!

How Can You Contribute?  Volunteer, Donate, or Become a PTA Sponsor!   

Make your tax-deductible donation here ⇓⇓⇓



Join Our PTA!

If you are new to PBES or not-so-new; a teacher, administrator or staff member; parent, guardian or relative; community partner, business sponsor, or interested individual - PLEASE join the PBES PTA this school year!  Your membership, volunteerism, and service in our PTA will help our school, students and communities.

Join our PTA #LightItUpBlue Challenge for Autism!

DONATE $10...AND Ask 10 people to DONATE $10 to PBES PTA!

Make your secure tax-deductible DONATIONS HERE:

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