PTSA Newsletter – 12/21/2016

Schools are closed for the Winter Break beginning December 22, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017.
All school activities will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our last PTA meeting of the year.  We would also like to give a special thanks to Principal Byrd for sharing her visions for Payne and to all the parents for bringing so many yummy sweet treats.

If you missed the meeting, please see PTA’s proposed strategies for the school year at the following link:
We look forward to working with you in the upcoming new year and welcome your input!  Please send suggestions or comments to Andria Thomas by Friday, January 6, 2017.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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Summer Camp Fair

January 26, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Not sure about your camp and child care plans this summer? Join us for our 3rd Annual Summer Camp Fair, hosted by the JO Wilson PTA. It’s your chance to visit
over 30 camp exhibitors representing a wide variety of summer activities, ranging from traditional camps to academic, arts, music, sports, early childhood, and special interest camps. Many of these camps operate right here on Capitol Hill and others provide transportation from the Hill.

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: JO Wilson Elementary School (660 K St NE) Washington, DC.
Why: Learn about camp offerings, enter a drawing to win free weeks at camp, and sign-up for camp (if you wish!)

Join us in wishing the following teachers a happy birthday!

December Birthdays include:

5             Shanita Henson (Science Teacher)

9             Jacqueline Douglas (PK4 Teacher)

10           Michael Bryant (Custodian)

13           Linda Gant (Clerk)

14           Ieshia Seaborn (Dedicated Aide)

16           Robert Davis (Behavior Tech)

30           Mary Johnson (5th Grade ELA Teacher)

30           Colonda Andrews (PK4 Educational Aide)