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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
Announcements & Upcoming Events
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or tag us [#BusyBeesPTA & #PBESSchoolCool] on your Facebook or Twitter pictures for a chance to be posted on our PTA social media!
PTA Student Artwork Search
ATTN: Calling All Young Artists!
- PTA Meetings
- We Love Our PTA! / Join PBES PTA!
- PTA Snack Shack (our snack/food store)
- PTA Pizza Party Contest
- PTA Gingerbread House Decorating Party
- PTA Movie Night & Pajammy Jam (Pajama Party)
- PTA Arts & Crafts Night
- PTA Family Game Night
- PTA Family Skate Day/Night
- PTA Family Bowling Day/Night
- PBES Chinese Immersion/ STEM / STEAM
- PBES Autism Program/ Autism Awareness
- Other PBES Programs & Services (ESOL, TAG, Arts Integration, Library, Reading, Literacy, Music, Green Team, etc.)
- Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
- Grade Level or Classroom Highlights (Pre-K to 6th)
- Physical Education & Heart Health/Heart Healthy
- Paint Branch Community
- ⇐ PBES PTA LOVES student artwork! The two posters in the pictures were created by Paint Branch Chinese Immersion student, LOVISA JORDAN! Lovisa's artwork is as thoughtful as it is beautiful! Notice her use and reference of "paint" brushes; "branch"es; Busy Bees; Chinese; STEM; Autism; hearts, flowers, apples, and more! Our Busy Bees are so talented and AWESOME!
- Pictures: Top (right to left): Elsa Jordan; Nathaniel Jordan; Lovisa Jordan / Bottom: Elsa Jordan
November 1-30, 2018
PTA Membership Drive: Pizza Party Contest!
Your child's class could win a PIZZA PARTY! The class with the highest percentage of PTA Membership participation by November 30, 2018, will win an awesome PIZZA PARTY for the whole class - along with a few fantastic surprises! There will be one party given for K-3rd and one party for 4th-6th.
Please JOIN today, support the Paint Branch PTA and support our children!
PTA Arts & Crafts Night
Thursday, November 1st
6:00 - 7:30 PM @ Paint Branch Cafeteria
Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00 -9:00 PM - Paint Branch ES Cafeteria
Family Movie Night & Pajammy Jam!
Paint Branch PTA presents FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT...featuring a showing of "Despicable Me 3" - And...it's a Pajama Party!* Come wearing your favorite pajamas to watch the movie (Appropriate PJs ONLY - No Nightgowns!) Prizes given for best PJs!
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 & Thursday, November 15, 2018
WIN a $50 Exxon Gift Card!
Win a $50 Visa Gift Card!
Support your Paint Branch PTA!
Congratulations to our PTA contest winners who either Liked us on Facebook; Followed us on Twitter; visited our Website and contacted us; sent us an Email; or did ALL FOUR THINGS between November 14th and November 15th:
Sunday, November 18, 2018
PTA Family Skate
with Dora Kennedy French Immersion PTA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lanham Skate Center
9901 Lanham Severn Road
Lanham, MD 20706
📸📸📸CLICK HERE to VIEW⇒PTA Family Skate Gallery of 50+ Pictures
December 10-14, 2018
Paint Branch ES Book Fair
Paint Branch ES Book Fair is coming soon! More information to follow...
December 13, 2018 (tentative date)
PTA Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Join Paint Branch PTA for a fun holiday decorating event! Enjoy a cup of warm cocoa with warm cookies while you decorate your Gingerbread House at school to enjoy at home over the winter holidays! Bring the family out for a night of Music, Creativity, Fun, Prizes and Raffles! Register quickly - spaces are limited! We need donations and volunteers to help! More details to come...so check back soon!
⇒View Flyer in ENGLISH (coming soon)
⇒View Flyer in SPANISH (coming soon)
⇒Register (coming soon)
December 18, 2019
PBES Holiday Performance
Mark your calendars: The Paint Branch Elementary School Holiday Performance will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
All classes will be participating as well as the instrumental students.
Our theme this year is: “Tis The Season Of Literacy”
We look forward to a wonderful evening!
Back To School Resources
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)