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
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 Costea, Academic 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.
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
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.
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
*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 email@example.com, or tag us [#BusyBeesPTA & #PBESSchoolCool] on your Facebook or Twitter pictures for a chance to be posted on our PTA social media!
What's NEW for the 2018-19 school year???
PBCIS welcomes our NEW Principal - Dr. Tricia Hairston 欢迎！
PBES has new Teachers and Staff Members for the 2018-19 school year! More information coming soon...
News You Can Use - Upcoming Events & Outreach Programs
More News You Can Use - Resources For PBES Parents
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
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:
⇒⇒⇒⇒Watch the PBES Staff Video: "PBES Are You Ready For PARCC"
JOIN THE PTA!
Download the 2018-19 PBES PTA Membership Application In English or Spanish Here:
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
WOWZERS....Even More News to Use!!! - Support your PTA
‘Queen Bee’ Donors ($100+)
Bern & Kelly Jordan
DeShonne & Avery Massey
Robert & Delores Webster
‘Bee Scout’ Donors ($50 - $74)
Cynthia J. Rodgers
‘Sunflower’ Donors ($25 - $49)
Deaina M. Brown-Wright
Joseph & Antoinette Pack
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!
- Join the PTA!
- Make a Donation to the PTA! Every child benefits from any amount!
- Become a PTA Sponsor!
- Become a PTA Honeybee Donor!
- Send in your Box Tops!
PBES BOX TOPS TOTALS ARE IN: We've earned $182.30!!!
- Shop at your favorite stores! (more information to come)