Gallery – 2017-18


PBES PTA Photo Gallery (2017-18)

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January - February 2018

Work to BEE proud of!

BUZZ-worthy work from our PBES Students for our 2018 Chinese New Year celebration; 100th Day of School; & Black History Month!

February 2018

PBES receives a $10k grant from the Confucius Institute!

Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland awarded a $10,000 grant to Paint Branch Elementary School for our Chinese Immersion Program!

February 13, 2018

Paint Branch Chinese Immersion ES received a $7,500 grant from the City of College Park!

On February 13, 2018, Principal Rodgers and Academic Dean Ms. Ruby Costea received a grant from the City of College Park in the amount of $7,500 for PBES!

February 23, 2018

Our new PTA Headquarters is the BEE's-Knees!

Guess who's excited?  We're just beginning to get our PTA Headquarters set up...not quite finished but it's coming along nicely so far! #Service #LeadersAreReaders #OurPTAisUnBEElievable #VisityourPTA #Letsworktogether

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!

March 1, 2018

Read Across America

PBES Students were among the more than 400 young readers from PGCPS who celebrated #ReadAcrossAmerica at the National Education Association.  This year's theme is "Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers."  Our students had a wonderful day and were excited to see and meet an AMAZING group of authors!  #PBESstudentsareAWESOME #LeadersAreREADERS #BusyBeesRead

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!  5 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 8, 2018

Our PBES Parents Totally Rock!

Question: Who has the BEST parents in Prince George's County Public Schools???  Answer: WE DO!!!! #PBESParents #AwesomeSauce #FunTimesatPBES #PBESPTA #Letsworktogether

March 9, 2018

Who's Poppin???

OUR PBES STAFF is POPPIN, that's who!  A very special thanks to our PBES Staff - Ms. Byrd for making our fabulous PTA sign today!!!  Also, thanks to Ms. Bonifacio & all other PBES Staff who assisted!  We're so excited - we can't wait to see the finished product on the cafeteria wall! #PBESispoppin #weLOVEourPBESStaff #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #manyhandsmakelightwork #workingtogether #PBESPTA

March 9, 2018

Congratulations to our Box Tops Winners!

Congratulations to Ms. Haddad's & Ms. Feng's classroom who won a popcorn party for collecting the most Box Tops this last cycle!  Awesome job guys!  Who's next???

March 9, 2018

The MORE that you READ,

The more THINGS you will KNOW,


The more PLACES you'll GO!

~Dr. Seuss

Our PTA President enjoyed spending time in our PBES Library with Mrs. Hoskey and Ms. George today!  Do you know that our library is jammed-packed with great stories for readers of all ages and levels???  In fact, you can take an amazing trip through our library, beginning with the Rookies Readers.  Next, you can read a good Chinese language or picture book before exploring the Graphic Novels section.  Then you can read a biography AND learn about African American history and culture - all in one day!  That's right, take a free trip through our PBES library - all of this AND MORE is available in ONE place for our students and PBES families to enjoy!  Yayyyyy - oh the PLACES we'll GO!!!  Coming soon, you can also check out Mrs. Hoskey's list of recommended grade-level books for your students on our NEW PBES Library Services PTA site!

March - April 2018

PBES Arts Integration

PBES Students demonstrate understanding of other academic disciplines through their artwork.  Have you ever seen plants growing without soil from a bulletin board?  PBES students are AMAZING!!! #PBESartsintegration #growyourawareness  #BEEagoodfriend #springintoart #underseacollage #welcomesunnydays #theschoolofcounting #creativity #collaboration #criticalthinking #communication #globalunderstanding

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!

Visit our PTA's ⇒PBES Autism Program page for more information about the PBES Autism Program!

March 15, 2018

Building Community!

Mayra Cerna (Chair, PTA Community Outreach Committee) and Avery Massey (PTA President) had a great lunch meeting at the Food Factory where they enjoyed delicious Middle Eastern and Indian Cuisine with Gloria Aparicio Blackwell (Director, University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement "OCE") and two OCE Staff Members - Sarah D'Alexander (Community Engagement Associate Coordinator) and Golshan Jalali.  They discussed Good Neighbor Day and other areas of future collaboration with OCE.  PBES PTA is super excited to begin this new chapter of our PTA with OCE as a valued Community Partner!

Please visit our COMMUNITY OUTREACH page for more information!

March 15, 2018

Our PTA Donors are UnBEElievable!

Thank you to all of our wonderful and generous PTA Donors (including our very special HONEYBEES)!  In less than two months, you have DONATED more than $600 in cash & online donations and given In-Kind Donations totaling more than $2,500!!!  Because of your generosity, we're able to support PBES Programs & Services (Chinese Immersion; Autism; TAG; PBIS) and pay for many of our PTA programs; additional classroom supplies, books, and equipment; after-school programs, cultural arts and special events; teacher and staff appreciation; physical education equipment; school dances, movie nights, arts and crafts nights, and so much more! 

We haven't reached our goal and still need your generous support!  Go to: DONATE OR visit our HONEYBEE DONORS page to make your tax-deductible contribution to our PTA - and see your name appear on our #BusyBeePTA Donor Wall!  We're adding names everyday and have more names to add - so check back soon for larger pictures of our wall!  You can also DONATE using any of our secure PayPal buttons posted anywhere on our PTA website!  Thank you for your support!

March 15, 2018

HoneyBee Keychains!

WOW, our PTA Keychains are in for our very special HONEYBEES!  A very special THANK YOU to the PTA Member who purchased and donated these to our PTA for our FIRST 10 HONEYBEES who qualify!  (We have the BEST & Most Supportive PTA Members!!!)  Sorry - you can't buy these, you can only get one by becoming a 'Bee Scout' 'Honeycomb' or 'Queen Bee' Honeybee!

Ready to DONATE?  GREAT!  Go to: DONATE OR visit our HONEYBEE DONORS page to make your tax-deductible contribution to our PTA. You can also DONATE using any of our secure PayPal buttons posted anywhere on our PTA website!  Thank you for your support!

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!

Please visit our COUNSELOR'S CORNER for more information!

March 31, 2018

Maryland PTA "Good Standing Session"

GREAT NEWS!  Thanks to the hard work and diligence of our Treasurer, Mrs. Kelly Jordan, our PBES PTA is NOW a Maryland PTA Chapter in GOOD STANDING!  On March 31, 2018, our PBES PTA Treasurer, Mrs. Kelly Jordan, and our PTA President, Mrs. Avery Massey, attended the Maryland PTA's Good Standing Session for local PTA chapters.  Kelly and Avery met PTA officers who were in attendance from local PTA chapters.  They also conversed and worked with Ms. Latisha Corey, Maryland PTA President (pictured); Mr. Michael Sedgwick, Chair of the Maryland PTA Policies and Procedures Committee (pictured); and Ms. Jayne Lee, President of the PTA Council of Baltimore County (pictured).  They were all VERY helpful and instrumental in assisting PBES PTA in completing the final steps of the audit and move towards 100% Compliance. 

In a little more than two months time, PBES PTA has crossed the finish line!  We are Compliant and in Good Standing!!!  This was indeed an informative and productive session for our PBES PTA Officers!  Thanks to everyone who assisted us in this process! 

Please visit our TREASURY TOPICS page for more information!

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: [email protected] or Ms. Liu: [email protected] for more information.


April 11, 2018

4th Annual District 3 Town Hall & Resource Fair

Our PTA President, Avery Massey, and representatives from dozens of County and State agencies joined Prince George's County Council Chair Danielle M. Glaros for her Fourth Annual District 3 Town Hall & Resource Fair at William Wirt Middle School.  Chair Glaros and County and State Representatives provided information and answers to District 3 residents, community stakeholders, and other interested individuals about current legislation, issues and concerns.

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 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 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

May 2, 2018

PTA General Membership Meeting

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

???CLICK HERE to VIEW⇒Ice Cream Social Gallery of 140+ Pictures

While temperatures climbed to almost 90 degrees outside, more than 80 PBES students, parents, staff & community members enjoyed the coolest sweets & treats at our PTA ICE CREAM SOCIAL and SUPER SUNDAE CONTEST - judged by none other than our super-cool PBES Administrators: Principal Rodgers and Dean Costea!!!  1st runner up; 2nd runner up & Grand Prizes were awarded!  It was a fantastic evening of frosty fun!

PTA Members, PBES Staff, and Volunteers worked together to DONATE all of the following goodies for everyone to enjoy: 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 Scoops; Ice Cream Cones & Many Other Items!!! 

Thank you to our AWESOME PBES family!  You guys are the BEE'S KNEES!

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


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works (including, but not limited to, artistic works, athletic activities, performances and competitions):

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