Support the Piney Branch PTA "Panther Appeal"
The PBES PTA aims to raise at least $5,000 by November 15.
Thank you, Piney Branch Families and Friends, for your current and past support of the
The PTA supports programs and needs that are NOT covered by the school’s budget --
after school clubs, arts & culture assemblies, health and wellness programming,
teacher classroom grants, staff professional development and more.
This year, we face unique challenges but we still aim to fund meaningful programming
for our teachers, students and families. PTA dues provide about 10% of our PTA
budget. The rest comes from other fundraising initiatives.
Over the course of the school year, we will bring you a variety of different fundraisers to
choose from. Our hope is that families can pick and choose options that are the most
comfortable and affordable for them. Our first fundraiser -- the largest and simplest -- is
the PANTHER APPEAL.
The PANTHER APPEAL is exactly what it sounds like – a direct ask to families for funds
to support the PTA. We welcome ANY amount and NO donation is too small to make a
difference. If each grade raises $2,000 total we will be sure to reach our goal! Please help spread the word so your student's grade shows Panther pride and helps support our school community.
If families who are able to do so give $200, $250, $500, or $1000, we will quickly assure we can fund critical programs and activities this year. If each family gives at least $10, this will add up to help make a positive impact for all of our students and staff. To achieve our goal we need all families to give as much as is possible for you, and participation at every level, and every dollar counts.
We recognize that this may not be a good time for some families to give. COVID-19 has
created very serious economic challenges for some of us. And this community has
already been very active in support of the Takoma Park Middle School Cluster food
If you can give, you will be supporting programs that are even more important than ever
for our children.
- Equity programming
- Multicultural and social-emotional programming
- STEAM Night and literacy support
- Supplies for teachers
- Staff and teacher appreciation
- Cultural heritage and community celebrations like the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta, Black History Month, Fifth Grade Promotion, and more
- Enrichment like the PTA-funded afterschool club scholarships, our Garden Club, Rainbow Club, Field Day and more
- Pool lifeguards - if needed to allow our students to take swimming lessons if the pool reopens!
So please consider supporting the PANTHER APPEAL today. Thank you for your
Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 by November 15. Lastly – Thank you to the many new
families that have joined the PTA this year. Welcome! Your participation offers much
needed support to the faculty, administration and, of course, the students!