Welcome! 欢迎 (Huānyíng) ¡Bienvenido!

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



Announcements & Upcoming Events

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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



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PTA Student Artwork Search

ATTN: Calling All Young Artists!

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! Students can create artwork on the following themes:
  • 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
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)
  • ⇐ 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!

VIEW Pizza Party Flyer in ENGLISH

VIEW Pizza Party Flyer in SPANISH 

JOIN PBES PTA - 2018-19



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PTA Arts & Crafts Night

Thursday, November 1st

6:00 - 7:30 PM @ Paint Branch Cafeteria

Kids can enjoy a fun and exciting night of "Creative Play" with the Paint Branch PTA and College Park Arts Exchange, while parents get valuable information and resources about STEM Projects at STEM Fair Information Night!
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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!

📸📸📸VIEW Family Movie Night Gallery of Pictures




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:

Natasha Donawa
Nalia Cachero
These individuals will each receive a $50 gift card from Paint Branch PTA!  (We will contact you both tomorrow.)  Thanks again to all who participated!  Wow, that was really easy!  Don't miss out on our next one!



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

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~PTA Meeting Schedule~

Next PTA Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Paint Branch ES Cafeteria


CLICK HERE for 2018-19 PTA Meeting Schedule




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)

DONATE or Volunteer To Help




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

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

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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"

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⇒⇒⇒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!


Follow us on Twitter: 


Congratulations 🎉👏 to our PTA contest winners:
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These individuals will each receive a $50 gift card from Paint Branch PTA! (We will contact you both tomorrow.) Thanks again to all who participated! Don't miss out on our next one!

Felicitaciones 🎉👏 a los ganadores de nuestro concurso de PTA :
Nalia Cachero

¡Cada persona recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de $50 de Paint Branch PTA! (Nos comunicaremos con los dos mañana). ¡Gracias de nuevo a todos los que participaron! ¡No te pierdas la próxima!

Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias de PBES PTA! 😋🦃🍂🍁🍃

After School activities have been canceled for today - Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Regular Dismissal at 3:20 PM today

Las actividades después de la escuela han sido canceladas para hoy - martes, 20 de noviembre de 2018. Salida regular a las 3:20 pm de hoy

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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

Nicolas Brennan

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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