PTSA Newsletter – 3/2/2017

Just a quick reminder to parents there is no school tomorrow, Friday, March 3 for students.

March 14, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Can we count on you to save the date for Family Math Night?

The Book Fair is coming to Payne!!!!
March 14 – March 17

You may have noticed fliers around school last week about our book fair!  More information will be sent home in the coming weeks about how and when to purchase books.

  • The book fair will ‘launch’ at Math Night, on Tuesday March 14th from 6 – 8 pm.
  • Volunteers are needed for 1-hour shifts before & after school, and during lunch. 
  • If you are available and interested in volunteering, please sign up on the link below. This will help us guarantee we are able to keep the fair open every day!
  • https://volunteer.scholastic. com/#/signup/aj5h5XYrC
If there are any questions, please send emails to Carolyn Bowen.

Are you looking for a way to support our Payne Wildcats?  We are currently raising monies for two exciting projects…

Help us get new classroom libraries and send the Robotics Club to Kentucky!

Robotics Club
Our Robotics Club won the Elementary School Excellence Award and has qualified for the 2017 VEX Worlds Championship in Louisville, KY this April! We are hoping to raise enough funds to pay for the registration, bus fare, and lodging so our students can take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

Classroom Libraries
We are raising monies to purchase Scholastic Libraries (300 books each!) for the 4th and 5th grade classrooms.

The attached link has more details. Donations are tax deductible. Please reach out with any questions and feel free to share this information with others!

Please feel free to share this link with friends and family!

Spring Auction
April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date for Payne’s 1st Annual Spring Auction – Thursday, April 13th!  If you would like to volunteer and/or organize your classroom’s themed auction basket, contact Charles Swartz.

Payne Swag Available Now!

Have you purchased your Payne t-shirt? If you missed one of our recent “pop-up stands” fear not!  Parents can complete the attached order form and return with your payment to Ms. Cox in the front office.  Students can wear these as their uniforms!  Woo Hoo!!  Get your shirt today!

Have you ordered your Girl Scout cookies?

Payne’s Girl Scouts Troop 1455 plans to sell cookies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.  Parents can also return their completed order forms and payments to their teacher.  Cookies are $4.00 per box.  All earnings will go toward troop supplies, badges, field trips, and outdoor adventures!    Thanks to all who have purchased so far. Our first batch completely sold out!

Special thanks to everyone for delivering yummy breakfast treats to all the teachers and staff this past Tuesday.  The next teacher appreciation will take place on Tuesday, March 28.  Use this link to sign-up today:

Huge round of applause to the students, teachers, and staff for their performances in the Black History Program!  Everyone did a phenomenal job!

  • March 1 – My School DC Application Deadline (grades PK3 – 8)
  • March 2 – Read Across America Day
  • March 3 – Parent Teacher Conference Day:  No School for Students
  • March 14 – Math Night & Scholastic Book Fair, starts at 5:30PM
  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Spring Auction Fundraiser