Welcome to the Piney Branch Elementary School PTA.

The PTA is a vital part of our school's community. We work with parents, students, staff, teachers and administrators to improve the educational experience of our children, to celebrate community and diversity, and to recognize the dedicated work of the professionals and volunteers who make it all happen.

 

As we prepare for the possibility of extended at-home learning resulting from COVID-19 precautions, the PTA’s role as a resource center, information hub, and a gathering place for the entire PBES community is more important than ever. Please refer to our communications page for news and events, and above all, to stay informed and engaged.


We are committed to providing all Piney Branch families with updated information and access to resources online and locally in our Takoma Park community to assist with any hardships caused by the closure of MCPS schools. Please contact us at pbes.pta@gmail.com with any additional resources, questions, or concerns and please keep yourself and your family safe during this unprecedented time.
  

 

Bienvenido a la PTA de la Escuela Primaria Piney Branch.

La PTA es una parte vital de la comunidad de nuestra escuela. Trabajamos con padres, estudiantes, personal, maestros y administradores para mejorar la experiencia educativa de nuestros hijos, celebrar la comunidad y la diversidad, y reconocer el trabajo dedicado de los profesionales y voluntarios que hacen que todo suceda.
 
Mientras nos preparamos para la posibilidad de un aprendizaje extendido en el hogar como resultado de las precauciones de COVID-19, el papel de la PTA como centro de recursos, centro de información y lugar de reunión para toda la comunidad PBES es más importante que nunca. Consulte nuestra página de comunicaciones para ver noticias y eventos, y sobre todo, para informar y participar.
 
Estamos comprometidos a proporcionar a todas las familias de Piney Branch información actualizada y acceso a recursos en línea y localmente en nuestra comunidad de Takoma Park para ayudar con las dificultades causadas por el cierre de las escuelas de MCPS. Póngase en contacto con nosotros en pbes.pta@gmail.com con cualquier recurso adicional, preguntas o inquietudes y manténgase a salvo a usted y a su familia durante este tiempo sin precedentes.
 
 

COVID-19: MCPS Update - April 17, 2020

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced on April 17 that Maryland public schools will be closed until May 15 in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Beginning April 20, 2020, MCPS will adjust its meal service program from operating five days a week to a four-day-per-week schedule. This adjustment is being made in an effort to ensure student and staff safety, and to reduce opportunities for the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Meal sites will operate as normal on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, MCPS will provide two days’ worth of meals. On Thursdays, all meal sites will be closed. Meals will be provided from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Additionally, MCPS will distribute printed instructional materials at meal sites every Wednesday beginning April 22, 2020. These packets will provide mathematics and literacy content for elementary and secondary students.

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COVID-19: Educating at Home

The Continuity of Learning weekly schedule for your child is available on the Piney Branch Elementary School website. It is a great quick reference to tell you when assignments and Zoom meetings for each subject are expected. Art, music, PE, and media weekly activities will be posted on myMCPS/Canvas every Monday morning.

Please contact Principal Oberdorf at Christine_D_Oberdorf@mcpsmd.org if your child is still in need of a chromebook computer or paper worksheet packets to access the distance learning curriculum.

For the technical needs of any parent or student during remote learning, the MCPS Tech Support number is 240-740-7022.

El horario semanal de Continuidad del aprendizaje para su hijo está disponible en el sitio web de la Escuela Primaria Piney Branch. Es una gran referencia rápida para decirle cuándo se esperan asignaciones y reuniones de Zoom para cada tema. Las actividades semanales de arte, música, educación física y medios se publicarán en myMCPS / Canvas todos los lunes por la mañana.

Comuníquese con la directora Oberdorf a Christine_D_Oberdorf@mcpsmd.org si su hijo todavía necesita una computadora Chromebook o paquetes de hojas de trabajo en papel para acceder al plan de estudios de educación a distancia.

Si necesita apoyo tecnico, puede llamar 240-740-7022.

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COVID-19: MCCPTA Facebook Group

The Montgomery County PTA is now hosting a Q & A about digital learning issues on their MCCPTA COVID-19 RESPONSE Facebook group. Responses from MCPS are being posted there and parents, teachers and students can use the group page to learn from each other.   

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COVID-19: Communication & Strategies for Staying Well

A cartoon that explores what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus

Social-emotional resources from the University of Maryland School of Public Health

MCPS Be Well 365 Resources

Estrategias Para Tu Familia en Tiempo de Coronavirus

Como Hablar del Corona Virus con tus Hijos

Estrategias para Conservar la Calma en tiempos del COVID

COVID-19: Providing and Receiving Food Support

Over the past weeks, the PTAs from Takoma Park Elementary, Piney Branch Elementary, East Silver Spring Elementary and Takoma Park Middle Schools have been able to give $50 Giant gift cards to an increasing number of local families within our TPMS cluster. 

A consistent flow of donations is needed to keep this effort going. Please spread the word that we continue to gratefully receive monetary donations through 

https://tpespta.net/donate-now/

If you and your family are in need of food and groceries during this time, please email takomafood@gmail.com, with subject line: grocery, to get more information about how to receive support for your family.

Click here to view additional local organizations offering food support.

COVID-19: Ofrecer y Recibir Apoyo Alimentario

Durante las últimas semanas, las PTA de Takoma Park Elementary, Piney Branch Elementary, East Silver Spring Elementary y Takoma Park Middle Schools han podido dar tarjetas de regalo Giant de $ 50 a un número creciente de familias locales dentro de nuestro grupo de TPMS. 

Se necesita un flujo constante de donaciones para mantener este esfuerzo. Corra la voz de que seguimos recibiendo agradecidos donaciones monetarias a través de

https://tpespta.net/donate-now/ 

Si usted y su familia necesitan alimentos y comestibles durante este tiempo, envíe un correo electrónico a takomafood@gmail.com, con el asunto: comestibles, para obtener más información sobre cómo recibir apoyo para su familia.

Haga clic aquí para ver organizaciones locales adicionales que ofrecen apoyo alimentario.

 

 

 

 

Thank you Sponsors!!

 

  

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We are profoundly thankful to our sponsors for their support!!