June 15, 2018

Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers & Academic Dean Ms. Costea

Paint Branch Families: You are cordially invited to a monthly Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers and Academic Dean Ms. Costea

June Topic:

Free Resources Available with Prince George's Library

Guest Speakers: Bitnari Kim and Rosa Arias

Friday, June 15, 2018

9:15 - 10:00 AM

June 18, 2018

Join us for our Final PTA Meeting and VOTE!

Time: 6:30 pm

VIEW & PRINT 2018-19 PBES PTA Proposed Budget

Please plan to attend the discussion and VOTE on the budget during the final PTA Meeting of the school year on

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM  

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Kelly Jordan, PTA Treasurer at treasurer@paintbranchpta.com

June 14, 2018

6th Grade Awards Ceremony; Pizza Party; Ice Cream Social

Time: 9:30 am

ATTN: 6th Grade PBES Parents/Guardians:

The PBES 6th graders will have an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM, followed by a pizza party and ice-cream social later in the afternoon!  Please see the May 14, 2018, letter for details...

PLEASE direct any questions or concerns to the 6th grade teachers: Ms. Coleman, Mr. Case & Mr. Bustos; or Principal Rodgers

CLICK HERE to VIEW May 14, 2018, Letter from 6th Grade Team

June 8, 2018

PBES Annual International Day

Time: 1:00 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians:

You're invited to take part in Paint Branch Elementary School's Annual International Day!  Our PBES Family is made of up many different nationalities.  We are proud of our diversity and want to share the many different cultures represented at our school.  Please join us on June 8, 2018 at 1 PM as we take a trip around the world, learning about different countries and cultures, and tasting the variety of foods available.

VisitPBES PTA Counselor's Corner site

VIEW PBES International Day Gallery of 150 Pictures

⇒CLICK HERE to VIEW and PRINT the International Day Flyer in Spanish and English

May 30, 2018

PBES PTA invites you to our Community Meeting:

“Principal Selection Process”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Paint Branch Elementary School Cafeteria

LEARN MORE & VIEW GALLERY OF PICTURES

CLICK HERE to VIEW and PRINT the Community Meeting Flyer in English

CLICK HERE to VIEW and PRINT the Community Meeting Flyer in Spanish

May 14, 2018

PTA Spirit Gear Shopping Group - CANCELLED until FALL 2018

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

T-shirts & Backpacks & Pens....OH MY!  We're looking for 4-5 PTA members or volunteers (i.e., SHOPPERS) who want to help us select our PTA Spirit Gear!  If you're interested in helping us select or design our PTA T-shirts; backpacks, bumper stickers; key-chains, pencils, pens, etc. - please SIGN UP HERE!!!  Hurry - space is LIMITED!

May 11, 2018

Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers & Academic Dean Ms. Costea

Paint Branch Families: You are cordially invited to a monthly Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers and Academic Dean Ms. Costea

May Topic:

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Friday, May 11, 2018

9:15 - 10:00 AM

May 7, 2018

PTA Pre-K, Kindergarten & 6th Grade: Events & Activities Planning Group

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

We need 9 enthusiastic Parents, Teachers/Staff, PTA Members and/or Volunteers to help us discuss and determine the PTA's activities, events and gifts for our 2018 PBES Pre-K, Kindergarten & 6th Grade Promotion Ceremonies AND end-of-the year activities! We're looking for energetic and creative volunteers for this fun-filled group! You don't have to be a Pre-K, Kindergarten or 6th grade parent or teacher to volunteer or make suggestions - but we would prefer for at least one parent to participate at each of the three grade levels (Pre-K; Kindergarten; 6th grade).  SIGN UP HERE today - spaces are limited!

VIEW and PRINT the flyer in ENGLISH

VIEW and PRINT the flyer in SPANISH

May 2, 2018

"Bee in the know"

Paint Branch Parent Workshop

Topic: Bully Awareness

Where: Paint Branch E.S. Library

Time: 6:30 pm

All are invited to come learn about the facts about bullying, the effects, types and prevention

VIEW and PRINT the flyer in ENGLISH

VIEW and PRINT the flyer in SPANISH

May 2, 2018

PTA General Membership Meeting

PTA Ice Cream Social & Kids Super Sundae Contest!!!

CLICK HERE to VIEWIce Cream Social Gallery of 140+ Pictures

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

1st runner up; 2nd runner up & Grand Prizes will be awarded!  Everyone MUST register to attend!  Registration ENDS on Monday, April 30, 2018!!!

ATTN: We need PTA Members and Volunteers to DONATE the following:

  • Ice Cream: All Flavors
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Strawberry, Chocolate & Caramel Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Gummy Bears; Gummy Worms; Gummy Life Savers
  • Oreo Cookie Crumbs
  • M & M’s
  • Skittles
  • Mini Starbursts
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Ice Cream Scoopers
  • Other Items

View & Print the flyer in English

View & Print the flyer in Spanish

Contact us by email at: info@paintbranchpta.com

April 25, 2018

PBES Family STEM Night

PBES held our annual Family STEM Night on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the PBES Cafeteria.  Everyone had a great time and learned about science, technology, engineering and mathematics through fun and interactive activities!  This was a GREAT evening of learning and fun for everyone!  Don't miss our next Family STEM Night!  Students AND parents are welcome to JOIN US!

CLICK HERE to view more than 40 pictures in our PTA 2018 PBES Family STEM Night Gallery of Pictures

April 25, 2018

PTA celebrates Administrative Professionals Day!

PBES PTA presented our school's two wonderful Administrative Professionals (Mrs. Cox & Mrs. Shields) with floral arrangements and gifts as a small token of our appreciation for their commitment and dedication to the students, parents, staff and community of Paint Branch!  We simply adore these ladies - and we're extremely grateful to have them at PBES!

 

April 18, 2018

PTA General Membership Special Meeting (VOTE

& PGCPS Language Immersion Task Force Update

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

PBES PTA General Membership will vote to approve and adopt the Proposed Bylaws Revisions and Addendum, AND the Proposed PTA Budget (2017-2018) for this PTA to become compliant and remain operational during the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.  Come one, Come all - we need to hear from you as we make decisions about our PTA money and resources!

ATTN: K-3rd grade PBES Parents!!!  Want to know if your student will continue in Chinese Immersion beyond 4th grade?  Are you wondering if there's a plan for a Chinese Immersion/STEM Program in PGCPS for your students when they get to Middle/High School?  Come out to hear the plan that the Prince George's County Public School Language Immersion Task Force is considering for our PBES Students in the Chinese Immersion STEM Program!  The PGCPS Language Immersion Task Force's plan & proposal directly affects your students!  NOW is the time to participate, ask questions and voice your concerns and ideas!!!

PGCPS Language Immersion Task Force Update - Meeting Outline (click link to view)

  • Drafted By: Dawn Powers, PGCPS Task Force Member

April 13, 2018

Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers & Academic Dean Ms. Costea

Paint Branch Families: You are cordially invited to a monthly Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers and Academic Dean Ms. Costea

April Topic:

Resources Available To Help Your Child At School

Friday, April 13, 2018

9:15 - 10:00 AM

April 10, 2018

PBES Staff & Students Support Autism Awareness Month

Upon returning from Spring Break, PBES Staff and Students #LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness Month!  Visit our PTA's PBES Autism Program page for more information about the PBES Autism Program!

PBES PTA supports our PBES Autism Program and seeks to increase Autism Awareness...every day of every year.  CLICK HERE to ⇒DONATE  ANY AMOUNT to our PTA in support of our PBES Autism Program!  Thank you for your continued support!

 

April 10, 2018

Lend A Hand!

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Help with painting, weeding and planting with our Green Team students!  Please bring your own gloves and tools.  Please contact Ms. Cerna: mayra.cerna@pgcps.org or Ms. Liu: peihsuan.liu@pgcps.org for more information.

April 7, 2018

FREE Bicycle Rodeo - Cancelled due to inclement weather

Registration & Check-in: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm @ College Park Community Center

Bicycle Rodeo: 10am - 12 noon @ Paint Branch ES Basketball Court

End Spring Break 2018 with Community Service & Fun!  Volunteer for a great cause - Come out to Good Neighbor Day with family and friends to help beautify Paint Branch Elementary School and pack meals for those in need!  PGCPS middle and high school students can earn Service Learning Hours; and youth ages 3-12 can enjoy a FREE Bicycle Rodeo instructed by M-NCPPC Park Police on the Paint Branch ES basketball court!

April 7, 2018

Good Neighbor Day - Cancelled due to inclement weather

Registration & Check-in: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm @ College Park Community Center

Bicycle Rodeo: 10am - 12 noon @ Paint Branch ES Basketball Court

End Spring Break 2018 with Community Service & Fun!  Volunteer for a great cause - Come out to Good Neighbor Day with family and friends to help beautify Paint Branch Elementary School and pack meals for those in need!  PGCPS middle and high school students can earn Service Learning Hours; and youth ages 3-12 can enjoy a FREE Bicycle Rodeo instructed by M-NCPPC Park Police on the Paint Branch ES basketball court!

March 26, 2018

PTA Financial Audit

Time: 10:00 AM

PBES PTA is conducting a mandatory self-inspection of our finances. We need 3 PTA Members to review and inspect our financial records along with our Treasurer, Kelly Jordan. PleaseSIGN UP HERE if you are interested AND able to attend.  No financial background or experience is required!  We repeat: NO FINANCIAL BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED; however, it is preferred.

March 25-26, 2018

JUMP ROPE for HEART

JUMP ROPE for HEART is coming to PAINT BRANCH!  Our Kick-Off Assembly was Thursday, March 1st @ 2:15pm.  If you would like to get a jump start by fundraising online, go to heart.org/jump to sign up.  ALL PE classes will participate in JUMP ROPE for HEART during their PE class on either March 26th or 27th...stay tuned for more details. 

~Ms. Hawkins, PE

March 23, 2018

PBES Annual Career Day 2018!

On March 23, 2018, PBES hosted its Annual Career Day for grades 1st - 6th!  Several esteemed professionals and volunteers came together to increase PBES students' awareness of different occupations and inform them of the relationship between work and learning.  We would like to send a very special thanks to our AWESOME Professional School Counselor, Ms. Cunningham, and everyone who volunteered or assisted to make our PBES Annual Career Day a success!

March 6, 2018

PTA General Membership Meeting & Kick-off

On March 6, 2018, PBES PTA held it's General Membership Meeting & Kick-off Event under our new leadership!  It was a great success! Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to our wonderful volunteers!  We hosted more than 60 adults and children and had 13 individuals to join our PTA!  We earned $150 selling our Treat Boxes for Autism Awareness, and will donate 50% of all money raised to our PBES Autism Program!  BUZZ BUCKS & a UNIFORM FREE DAY PASS were given out for each student; and PBES PTA also raffled two wonderful gifts to all who attended!  Congratulations to PBES Staff Ms. Rose and & PTA Member - Milagro Reyes for winning the raffle. WELCOME to all of our newest PTA Members - you can CHECK THEM OUT HERE: ⇒New PTA Members!  NOW...Let's get to work - TOGETHER, Busy Bees!

March - April 2018

PTA Autism Awareness Fundraiser

During the months of March and April, PBES PTA is selling Treat Boxes to raise money for our PBES Autism Program!  PBES PTA will donate 50% of all money raised to our PBES Autism Program to support our students and staff.  Our PTA Treat Boxes are stuffed with wonderful snacks and delicious goodies!  We're selling them for $5 each - and we're also accepting donations in any amount.  Thank you for your support!

March 2, 2018 - TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers & Academic Dean Ms. Costea

Paint Branch Families: You are cordially invited to a monthly Coffee/Tea with Principal Rodgers and Academic Dean Ms. Costea

March Topic:

Resources Available To Help Your Child At School

Friday, March 2, 2018

9:15 - 10:00 AM

March 1, 2018 & March 25-26, 2018

JUMP ROPE for HEART

JUMP ROPE for HEART is coming to PAINT BRANCH!  Our Kick-Off Assembly is Thursday, March 1st @ 2:15pm.  If you would like to get a jump start by fundraising online, go to heart.org/jump to sign up.  ALL PE classes will participate in JUMP ROPE for HEART during their PE class on either March 26th or 27th...stay tuned for more details. 

~Ms. Hawkins, PE

February 23, 2018

PTA Staff Snack Day

On March 23, 2018, PBES PTA surprised our wonderful PBES Staff with a variety of delicious snacks to enjoy AND an additional microwave for their Staff Lounge!  ALSO - as part of our new membership drive, the PTA also gave 2 randomly selected PBES Staff Members, who are also PTA Members, a $25 gift card (each) to Bath and Body Works!  Congratulations to PBES Staff & PTA Members - Ms. Liu and Mr. Fernandez, and WELCOME to all of our newest PTA Members!

February 14, 2018

PBES Valentine's Day Dance

Paint Branch Elementary School

Valentine's Day Dance

February 14, 2018

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Cost - $8.00/individual

Includes: Hot Dog; Chips; Drink, and Valentine's Treat Bag

Student's must be picked up promptly at 5:30 pm

Come dressed in RED or your best Valentine's outfit and enjoy some fun of dancing and playing games with your friends.  Hope to see you there!

All funds raised will be used to fund PBIS Activities, such as the Buzz Cart.  Money must be turned in with your permission slip by Monday, February 12, 2018.  Contact Ms. Hill or Ms. Henneghan with any questions.

February 6, 2018

It's Hip To Clip!

ESL Students volunteered their time after class to cut, sort and count the Box Tops collected at PBES so that they could be submitted for payment.  We will update you with the final totals!  If you have any Box Tops to submit, or need more information about the Box Tops For Education Program, please contact Sra. Cerna.

March 1st UPDATE: PBES BOX TOPS TOTALS ARE IN: We've earned $182.30!!!!!

January 25, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Place: College Park Community Center (across from PBES)

December 11 - 15, 2017

Scholastic Book Fair

The PBES book fair ran from December 11-15, 2017 at 9 am - 4 pm, with a special Family Night on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  Volunteers set up the fair on Thursday, December 7th at 12 noon, with Mrs. Hoskey and a Scholastic employee managing the fair.  It was a great success!

November 14, 2017

Parent's Day

During American Education Week, parents were invited to come to PBES to visit and observe their child in school to see what an average day is like.  Light breakfast was served from 8:30 - 9:15 am.  Parents were permitted to visit as long as their schedules permitted.

November 3, 2017

Pupuseria La Familiar PTA Fundraiser

PBES families and friends enjoyed an evening of authentic Salvadoran Cuisine to support the PBES PTA.  Great food for a great cause!

September 13, 2017

Back-To-School Night

Parents were invited to meet PBES' new Acting Principal, Ms. Cynthia Rodgers; the Academic Dean and Chinese Immersion Coordinator, Ms. Shu Ruby Costea; other PBES Administrators; and 94+ members of the PBES Staff - who introduced themselves to parents and guests according to grade level/specialty area taught, one at a time!  Parents enjoyed hearing from each staff member and were then excused to visit their student's classroom to meet their teachers before picking up FREE, delicious doughnuts as they exited!



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