Payne Post – 1/5/2017

Happy New Year! And Welcome Back!

As we embark upon the second half of our school year we will remain consistent in our efforts to increase the number of students performing at higher levels, become better at our craft, and grow the Payne community.

School goals were shared with parents at the December PTA meeting (See PowerPoint file linked here: e89b4ee0-588a-445b-913d-d00271a34055).

Good News

2nd Grade has two new leveled classroom libraries, thanks to parents

Check it Out

School data and our school calendar (includes birthdays) are on display along the corridor between the cafeteria and main office.

Happening this Week

Coffee with the Principal – We will take a look at and discuss kindergarten and 1st grade

Friday, January 6th at 9am

In the case of a school delay, this will be moved to the following Friday

Temporary Change

2nd grade teacher Mrs. Walker will be out for several weeks due to a personal emergency.  We are doing everything we can to provide the best and most qualified coverage possible.  As plans are solidified parents will be updated.


Stephanie Byrd


PTSA Newsletter – 1/4/2017

Happy New Year to all the students, parents and staff of Payne Elementary!  We hope that you all had a great winter break and that your children were excited to return this week!
Welcome back Payne Wildcats!

There’s still time to submit your comments and/or suggestions to PTA’s proposed strategies for the school year.  You can find those strategies at the following link: 

Please send your input to Andria Thomas by Friday, January 6, 2017.
Thanks to all who have submitted thus far.

Save the date for the next Coffee with the Principal this Friday, January 6 at 9:00 am.  Parents will have an opportunity to take a look at and discuss kindergarten and 1st grade classes.

New Year’s Bird Count
J.O. Wilson Elementary School
660 K Street, NE
Washington, DC
Saturday, January 7, 2017
9:15 am – 12:30 pm for 1st – 5th graders and their families
10:30 am – 12:30 pm for PK – K students and their families

Families from all over Ward 6 are invited to participate in this FREE annual event organized by Brent’s science teacher Mike Mangiaracina.  Please click below for additional details:

New January Date!  New January Date!  New January Date!

Save the date for our next PTA meeting on January 26 at 6:00 pm.
Dinner and Childcare will be provided.

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!)

  • January 6 – Coffee with the Principal
  • January 16 – MLK Day:  No school for students, teachers and staff
  • January 19 – Records Day:  No school for students
  • January 20 – Inauguration Day:  No school for students, teachers and staff