Welcome to the Piney Branch Elementary PTA Website

TKPK5K Scholarships Available

To apply for a scholarship for your PBES student to run or walk in the TKPK5K race on Sunday, May 5, complete this form. Scholarship applications are due by 12 pm on Friday, March 29.

Learn more about the race at https://www.tkpk5k.com. Questions? Contact PBES parent Susan Campbell at stcmaryland@gmail.com or 240-893-9897.

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2019 Read-a-Thon

Read-a-Thon 2019 will start Monday, March 4, and finish Thursday, March 28. The Read-a-Thon is a PBES community effort to encourage our children to read. It is also the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, so we need as many students, parents, and sponsors as possible. The funds raised help the PTA pay for student programs throughout the year. While we will give prizes for grade level and student reader participation, this is not a competition.

Read-a-thon Kick-off Description
Read-a-thon Parents Instructions
Read-a-thon Pledge Form and Calendar
Read-a-thon Formulario para el Patrocinador de Lectura y Calendario (en Espanol)

If you have any questions, please contact Gil Winters by email (gilwinters@hotmail.com). Please put “PBES Read-a-thon Question” in the subject line of the email.


Order a Year Book Online Now

Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and enter yearbook ID: 11950719

The deadline to order online is April 12. Cash and check sales will be announced at a later date.


Message from PTA President Fred Azcarate

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Join the PTA for This School Year, Today

Whether you are new to PBES or a veteran panther, please join the PBES PTA for the 2018-2019 school year. The all-volunteer power of the PTA helps our kids, our school and our community in ways large and small.

  • Before and After School Clubs.
  • Supplemental academics, like the Geo-Bowl.
  • Underwrite field trips.
  • Social Events like Bingo Night, International Night, and the Student Talent Show where families come together, have fun and share their diverse backgrounds.

Fill out the online membership form and pay dues online via PayPal.

You can also print out the hard copy membership form and submit cash or a check in your child's Take Home Folder. Checks should be made out to PBES PTA. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact Katie Bocock or Jared Hughes


Donate Gift Cards for PBES Families!

School counselors are always accepting gift cards in modest denominations ($25) to local stores (Giant, Safeway, Aldi) to give to PBES families who need them. Call the guidance department 301-891-8000 for more information.


Ready to Volunteer for the School?

MCPS requires individuals who regularly volunteer for the school (including field trip chaperones) to complete an online training on Child Abuse and Neglect. The training takes about 30 minutes and is offered in several languages. To begin the training follow this link and scroll down to the Online Training for Volunteers/Contractors section.

Once you have completed your training, you will receive an email confirmation. Forward the email to the Administrative Secretary, Ms. Welch at Victoria_M_Welch@mcpsmd.org, or print a copy of the confirmation and send it to the office. The school has a database of all trained volunteers.

Read more on the PBES website.

NOTE: This training must be updated yearly.


Restorative Practices at PBES

Ms. Greenberg presented on the Restorative Practice approaches PBES is embracing. See her presentations slides here!

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2018-2019 PTA Board

Fred Azcarate
President
fred.azcarate@gmail.com

Dalia Hochman
Executive VP
daliahochman@gmail.com

Ariel Woods
VP of Fundraising
woods.ariel@gmail.com

Jenny Cohan
VP of Communications
jmcohan@gmail.com

Katie Bocock & Jared Hughes
VPs of Membership
katiebocock@icloud.com
jaredbhughes@gmail.com

Lynn Mandell
Treasurer
lynnmandell@yahoo.com

Christine Miele
Secretary
christine.miele@gmail.com

Read the latest PTA Meeting Notes

Links/Resources

PBES website
MCPS Volunteer Training
PTA Reimbursement Form (pdf)
PTA Income Submission Form (pdf)

MCPS Website

PBES PTA Calendar