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Upcoming Events – 2019

  • Jan 25 – Feb 12 – PTA Autism T-shirt Fundraiser
  • Feb 5新年快乐 (Xin Nian Kuai Le) – Happy Chinese New Year!
  • Feb 6 – 100 Days of School Celebration
  • Feb 8 – 2nd Quarter Report Cards Released
  • Feb 12-14 – PBES Valentine’s Day Candy Gram Delivery
  • Feb 15 – PBES Dress as Famous African American Day
  • Feb 18 – School Closed -President’s Day
  • Feb 19 – PBES HBCU Day
  • March 5 – PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM
  • March 6 – PGCPS Family Institute Session: Navigating The School System (Learn to Voice Concerns & Implement Your Ideas for Improvement)
  • March 28 – End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 292-Hr Early Dismissal (PD Day for Teachers)


PTA Honey Bee Donors Program


‘Queen Bee’ Donors ($100+)

Bern & Kelly Jordan

Dawn Powers

DeShonne & Avery Massey

Robert & Delores Webster

‘Bee Scout’ Donors ($50 – $74)

Cynthia J. Rodgers

Imagine Enterprises, LLP – (DBA Betty Bigesby)

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!

What's The BUZZ?

Shop at our NEW PTA Online Store:

Busy Bees Café

Support our Autism Awareness Program – Get your PTA Autism T-Shirts TODAY! Buy All 4!


Volunteers needed TODAY for upcoming PTA Events!!!

  • Valentine’s Day (February 2019)
  • Autism Awareness Month (April 2019)
  • PTA Ice Cream Social & Super Sundae Contest (April 2019)
  • Teacher’s Appreciation Week (May 2019)

We’re planning activities NOW!  If interested, please send an email:

Paint Branch Elementary School Presents:

Moving Through Time: A Cultural Experience

February 1 – 28: Black History facts will be read duing the morning announcements

February 15: Students are encouranged to dress as a Famous African American person

February 19: Historically Black Colleges and University Day (HBCU) – Students may wear any school paraphernalia to show support of HBCUs

February 28: Paint Branch will host its annual Black History Celebration in the Multi-Purpose Room at 1:45 PM

Mark Your Calendars!

Paint Branch ES Chinese New Year Celebration

January 25, 2019
1-3 PM

College Park Community Center (next to school)

         5051 Pierce Avenue          College Park, MD 20740

2019 - Year Of The Earth Pig

(February 5, 2019 - January 24, 2020) The Chinese New Year 2019 or the Spring Festival (Lunar New Year) is celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, according to the traditional Chinese Calendar. 2019 will be the year of the Earth Pig. The Pig is a representation of diligence, kindness, and generosity. This holiday is celebrated in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and Mauritius, but also Europe, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, especially in the areas with a big Chinese community. In Mandarin, “Happy Chinese New Year” is “xin nian kuai le” (pronounced shin nee-an kwai le), which is a formal greeting typically used for strangers and means “New Year happiness.” A shortened version is “xin nian hao” (pronounced shin nee-an how) is more often used for friends and family. “Guo nian hao” (pronounced gor nee-an how) is also used as a New Year greeting and means “pass the New Year well.”

The main traditions for celebrating Chinese new year include eating reunion dinner with family, giving red envelopes, firecrackers, new clothes, and decorations. 
For more Chinese cultural info:
Yasmine & Dalia share hugs & smiles
Alex Rivero & his Snowman are "Ready for a Ruff Ruff Rescue"

*Show the PBES PTA your SNOW DAY FUN!  Send us your coolest, wackiest, funniest or most interesting pictures of your fun in the snow! 

PBES Staff/Parents/Guardians can email pictures to, or tag us [#BusyBeesSnowDay] on your Facebook or Twitter pictures for a chance to be posted on our PTA social media!

📸VIEW our PBES PTA Snow Day Fun Gallery of Pictures

Diego, Miguel y Axel (estudiantes de paint branch) - Disfrutando el día de nieve!
Kaiden Bustos enjoying his snow day!

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
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