• Thursday, March 22 - Code Orange - Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices will open with a two hour delay. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center,JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30am.

    Jueves, 22 de marzo - Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal. El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt).. 
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno.
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
  • PBES and UMD Partnership

    Paint Branch/
    University of Maryland Partnership

    In collaboration with University of Maryland, Paint Branch Elementary School has created an educational partnership to expand the educational experience of the PBES students. The following are programs and relationships with University of Maryland.

    Confucius Institute at Maryland

    PBES and Confucius Institute of UMD has developed a fraternal relationship/exchange with Nankai University Elementary School. Nankai University Elementary School in Tianjin, China is a sister school of Paint Branch.confucius 
    Established with support from Hanban, also known as the Office of Chinese Language Council International (CLCI), the Confucius Institute at Maryland (CIM) promotes the understanding of China today through the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy.

    Chinese Dragon Team 

    Establish 2015, Chinese Dragon team uses Chinese culture, values, and related arts & crafts to boost student confidence in learning. Through activities, students learn how to work well with others and help each other. 

    Lakeland STARs

    Lakeland STARs is an academic enrichment program that serves 1st - 6th grade children from Paint Branch Elementary School in College Park, Maryland.
    Children in the program are matched one-on-one with a volunteer tutor, and they meet each week on a designated day throughout the semester.
    Lakeland STARs has been part of the Scholars experience since February 1996, and tutoring with the Lakeland STARs program is a rewarding way for College Park Scholars to give back to the community.
    Lakeland STARs facebook

    PDS - Professional Development School
    In collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Education, Paint Branch is a Professional Development School (PDS) beginning during the school year of 2009 - 2010. Future teacher candidates intern with experienced teachers in order to practice and expand their teaching methods.