November 30, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Special thanks to everyone for attending Literacy Night last week. It was a great success!
Don’t forget to take the pledge of reading with your family for at least 20 minutes every day. Share your routine with us by taking a picture and using the hashtag #Take20ReadPayneES!
Are you looking for ways to support a classroom? Today many teachers are using alternative ways to request much needed materials and experiences for their students. Please follow the following links to easily donate to any or all of the following:
- Books for 3rd Grade Class – Today A Reader. Tomorrow a Leader.: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/today-a-reader-tomorrow-a-leader/2242108/.
- Computer – Connect to Close the Gap!: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/connect-to-close-the-gap/2251337/.
Young Education Professionals (YEP):
- Books for 2nd Grade Class: YEP is raising money to buy books for our students. Parents can use the following link to make donations: https://donorbox.org/fundraiser-for-payne-elementary-school-books.
Mayor Bowser announces new Chancellor!
Yesterday the Mayor annouced that she has chosen Antwan Wilson to lead DC Public Schools as the next Chancellor. His nomination will be sent to the Council for confirmation, and he will begin full time on February 1, 2017. See the full article and details here: http://dcps.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-announces-antwan-wilson-dcps-chancellor.
- November 24 & 25 – No School for Students, Teachers & Staff: Thanksgiving Break
- November 30 – PreK Parent Cafe
- December 2 – No School for Students: Professional Development Day
- December 12 – My School DC Lottery Application Opens for SY 2017 – 2018
- December 22 – January 2 – No School for Students and Teachers: Winter Break