First JOINT TPES/PBES PTA Meeting of the Year: October 1

Parents and staff from both Takoma Park ES and Piney Branch ES will begin our year of joint meetings starting next Tuesday. More information and agenda below!


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:45-8:00pm

Location: All Purpose Room @ TPES


Coat Drive and Halloween Costume Swap

Pick up some new fall coats and costumes! Please bring gently used items to the meeting, or drop in the office on Monday or Tuesday. 

6:45 FREE pizza and drop off kids (ages 3 and up)  in gym for FREE babysitting


7:00 Welcome – WHAT does the PTA do & WHO are we?


7:05 Upcoming Events and Announcements

Wed, Oct 2: Walk To School Day

Fri, Oct 4: Early Release for all students; dismissal @ 1:20pm

Wed, Oct 9: No School

Mon, Oct 14: TPES Open House, 9:30 – 11:00, 2:30 – 3:50

Wed, Oct 16: ESOL Night @ PBES

Sat, Oct 19: PBES Takoma Prom @ Kaldi’s Social House 6-9pm

Thurs, Oct 24: PBES Fall School Photos

Nov 1-26: PBES Read-a-thon & Book Fair (Nov. 4-8)

Tues, Nov 5: PTA Meeting  – Power Tools for Power Struggles by PEP

Thurs, Nov 7: TPES Fall Book Fair (3:50pm to 8pm)  + Kindergarten Literacy Night, 7pm

Mon, Nov 11 & Tuesday Nov 12: Early Release & Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wed,  Nov 27: Early Release for all students; dismissal @ 1:20pm 

Thurs & Fri, Nov 28 & 29: No School

Tues,  Dec 3: PTA Meeting/TPES International Night


7:10 Treasurer’s Report (& PBES Budget Vote) 

Kelley Skelton, Treasurer TPES and Amy Gibson-Grant, PBES

7:20 Dolphin Drive
Sasha Johnson, Fundraising Chair TPES

Panther Appeal
Angela Riemer, VP of Fundraising PBES


7:25 Reading Update: How is the teacher training changing what’s happening in classrooms?

Dr. Gadsden


7:40 Social-emotional curriculum updates at PBES

Mrs. Oberdorf

8:00 Coat and Costume Swap & Adjourn