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Upcoming Events – 2019

  • April 1 – PTA Autism T-shirt pick-up (last day)
  • April 1-5, 2019 – PBES PARCC Spirit Week
  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 4 – PBES STEM Family Night
  • April 8 – SPRING Picture Day
  • April 13 – UMD Good Neighbor Day
  • April 15-22 – Spring Break (Schools Closed)
  • April 24 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • May 6-10 – Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 7 – PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM
  • May 10 – PTA Ice Cream Social & Super Sundae Contest @ 6:30 PM

 

PTA Honey Bee Donors Program

 

‘Queen Bee’ Donors ($100+)

Bern & Kelly Jordan

Dawn Powers

DeShonne & Avery Massey

Harold Webster

Robert & Delores Webster

‘Bee Scout’ Donors ($50 – $74)

Betty Bigesby

Cynthia J. Rodgers

Mayra Cerna

‘Sunflower’ Donors ($25 – $49)

Deaina M. Brown-Wright

Jacqueline Chambaz

Joseph & Antoinette Pack

Eleanor Washington

Nicolas Brennan

CLICK HERE For More Information

2019 PBES Chinese New Year Celebration

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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 Ave                               
College Park, MD 20740


View 2019 Paint Branch ES Chinese New Year Celebration Gallery of 170+ Pictures

Photography: Towannah Lourim

Additional Pictures: Ruby Costea; Avery Massey; Zhiwei Wang

*Please send your pictures of the PBES Chinese New Year Celebrations to: paintbranchpta@gmail.com for a chance to be featured in our gallery!

(click pictures to enlarge )


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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. 
 
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April is National Autism Awareness Month!

National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

 

“Autism” – 自闭症 (Zì bì zhèng)

 

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