Paint Branch Educational Foundation

Monthly Archives: August 2015

Chipotle Fundraiser – October 12, 2015

What is better than a reason to not have to cook on a Monday Federal Holiday? Benefitting a school with your cooking holiday!

The Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation is having a fundraiser at Chipotle!

12060 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring

Monday, October 12th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

Bring in the Chipotle flyer, show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation.

Thanks so much for your support!

Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation Awards $4,500 in Scholarships to Seniors

The Paint Branch High School Educational Foundation awarded eight scholarships to Paint Branch Seniors totaling $4,500.00 to be applied to the college or technical school of their choice.

The Educational Foundation awarded six $500 Educational Foundation Scholarships. One $500 FlexEl Scholarship, was also awarded and sponsored by FlexEl LLC. This scholarship also includes the opportunity of a paid summer internship at FlexEl, located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Also awarded was the second Jeanette E. Dixon Scholarship for $1000.00 sponsored by the Paint Branch Athletic Association. This scholarship was offered this year in honor of former principal, Jeanette Dixon, who retired in 2013. The winning student-athlete earned at least one varsity letter, was academically successful in the classroom and demonstrated leadership skills at school or in the community.

The seniors who won the scholarships are:

Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation Scholarships:

  • Melanie Batchelor, Hamline University
  • Jorden Campbell, Barry University
  • Colin Creagan, Howard Community College
  • Jessica Hutchinson, Towson University
  • Lori Maszkiewicz, Salisbury University
  • Patrick Vigna, James Madison University

Flexel Scholarship:

  • Aman Anand, University of Maryland, College Park

Jeanette Dixon Scholarship:

  • Adeola Animasahun, University of Pittsburgh

All students were asked to write a 500 word essay interpreting and reacting to a quote from Theodor Geisel, commonly known as Dr. Seuss.

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss

This quote resonated with the Educational Foundation Board Members because it reminds us how much the actions of one person can make a difference to someone else. Students were asked to interpret the above quote and relate it to their time here at Paint Branch High School as well as to their educational future.

From the initial group of applications, the Board of Directors selected the top ten applicants to interview. Interviews were then held and the eight scholarship winners were selected. The scholarships were presented to the students at the Academic Awards night held at Paint Branch High School in May 2015.

Safeway and eScrip Update

It was announced that starting August 1, 2015, Safeway is no longer participating in the eScrip program. What this means is that contributions are no longer based on your purchases when you shop at any Safeway stores.

We have been very fortunate to have this source of funding for the Paint Branch HS Educational Foundation, and during the 2014-2015 school year, we earned approximately $1,200 – enough to fund 2 mini-grants to staff or two scholarships to seniors! We are very appreciative of your support in this fundraising effort.

One important thing to remember is that eScrip is not ending, just the association they have with Safeway. The $1,200 we earned was primarily from Safeway contributions, but we also earned a much smaller amount – less than $50 – from the other eScrip partners.

What we are hoping is that you will remember us when shopping online – and use the click through from our website to the eScrip online mall, which includes sites such as! Increasing our income from online shopping will help offset the great loss from the end of Safeway’s contributions.

Before you shop online, just go to our eScrip info page and scroll down to the eScrip Online Mall logo. Click on it, and a new window will open. It will ask you to login or register; If you want to register, then all you need provide is an email address and your name. You must also specify when you register which organization you are supporting. You are allowed to select up to three, so you can support your other children’s schools too! If you do not want to sign up, then you can sign-in use the following email address we set up – – no password required! Any online shopping you do after that will benefit our organization, and thus our school! Learn more about How to use the Online Mall.

eScrip also has a dining rewards component. If you register your credit card in your account profile, whenever you use it when eating out at certain restaurants, we will get a percentage of what you spend. Learn more about eScrip Dining.

Of course, we would also love any direct donations you might be willing to make to help offset this loss in income. We always want to do more for our students and staff and are only limited by the amount of money we can raise! There is a link for direct donations at the top of this page.