Dear Branchville Families, 

Welcome to Branchville Elementary School & the 2019/2020 school year! We’d like to tell you a bit about your Branchville (or BES) PTA. The function of the PTA is to support and run programs in conjunction with the school while fostering a sense of community among Branchville families. There are dozens of programs that we organize and facilitate each year for the students at BES. 


A sampling of our programs include the Back to School Picnic, Scholastic Book Fair, 5th Grade Musical, Beaver Boogie, Beaver Bucks, Field Day, Language Club, Invention Convention, Chess Club and After School Enrichment. We also underwrite fees for guest authors and other assemblies and enrichment opportunities, coordinate the yearbook, maintain the garden on the school grounds, and so much more. 


We are always looking for volunteers in a variety of roles - parents can assist in the Library or Art Room for their child’s class during school, be part of a particular event like the Beaver Boogie or Field Day, or chair a committee and plan what's happening! If you are interested, please let us know and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction. We can be reached at


Please visit this website for important information pertaining to upcoming events and programs. For your convenience, links are provided to make purchases and sign up for activities at BES. You can find the lunch menu, school calendar and many other helpful links there. We hope this will be your go-to for everything PTA. 


We encourage you to join - your membership provides you with a vote, access to the online Branchville Student Directory and PTA communication. The Directory is only available to members and is an essential for play dates! Our eBlasts, a weekly email, are the best way to stay in the know in regard to all things BES; on our website click the blue button that says “Register and Join the PTA” and register to receive the eBlasts. 


This year in particular, we want to stress that the PTA and the school administration are very open to hearing any concerns, suggestions, or questions you may have.  Before you take to social media to air your ideas or concerns, please let us know what’s on your mind! Mr. Margolus has asked us to emphasize that his door is always open as well. Just call or email Kelly in the main office for an appointment! We all want to work together to make sure that all students and families continue to have a positive experience at BES.  

Sarah Pettitt and Angela Rice

BES PTA Co-Presidents