PTSA Newsletter – 5/17/2017

Don’t forget to stop by Payne’s Career Day tomorrow from 9:00 am to noon!

Thursday, May 18 – Half Day for Students
Friday, May 19 – No School for Students/Parent Teacher Conference Day

Dear Payne PTA Members,

This is a friendly reminder that the PTA Annual Election is taking place next Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 pm.    At this meeting, we will hold the election for PTA Board positions for next school year 2017-2018 (see nominees below).   Only members in good standing with PTA can vote.  Please check the updated list of names posted on the PTA board in the school hallway.  Thank you for your continued support.  If there are any questions, please email Dalila at

The nominees list (in alphabetical order):

Mandla Deskins
Evan Handy

Second Vice-President
Monich Brown
Adrianne Daniels

Justine Bello
Carolyn Bowen

Childcare and dinner provided.

Spirit Week is May 22 – May 26!
Let’s go Wildcats!
  • Monday – Mix Match Day
  • Tuesday – Twin Day
  • Wednesday – Pajama Day
  • Thursday – Dress Up Day
  • Friday – College/Sports Jersey Day

Save the date for Payne’s Field Day on May 26.  More details coming soon.

Family Boat Ride
May 30, 2017
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Want to learn more about the Anacostia River?  PTA is currently organizing family boat rides with Anacostia River Explorers on May 30.  These guided tours are FREE and can accommodate up to 20 people each ride.  Stay tuned for an online sign up link coming soon!

Have you re-enrolled your student?

For more information about DCPS enrollment, please contact the DCPS Enrollment Team at or (202) 478-5738 and visit their website at  For information regarding your My School DC lottery results please log-on to your My School DC account or call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888- 6336.

Please see the message below from Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSO):

Please consider signing the Petition linked below that calls for a 2% increase in the Uniform per Student Funding Formula that would be directed to our schools, and for the Mayor to present a plan by January 2018 that would show how all school modernizations will be completed within eight years.  Please share the petition with your school communities.  I support this petition, and have signed it. tions/support-our-schools-fix- the-budget-and-the-process

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist the Carnival Planning Committee with this wonderful annal event.  If interested, please send an email to Aisha Hemphill Merritt.

  • May 11:  Spring Sing at 4:30 pm
  • May 18:  Career Day 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • May 18:  Early Dismissal at 12:15 pm
  • May 19:  Parent-Teacher Conference Day – No school for students
  • May 22 – 26:  Spirit Week
  • May 23:  DCPS Night at Nationals Park
  • May 25:  PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • May 26:  Field Day
  • May 29:  Memorial Day  – No School for students, teachers and staff