PTSA Newsletter – 5/24/2017

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 HandySecond Vice-President
Monich Brown
Adrianne DanielsSecretary
Justine Bello
Carolyn Bowen

Childcare and dinner provided.

Payne’s Field Day is Friday, May 26.  Please make sure your student is dressed in comfortable clothing for a fun filled day outdoors.  Students are also encouraged to bring a bottle to school to fill with water throughout the day.

For a special treat, each classroom is accepting donations of popsicles and/or fruit.  If you would like to volunteer please contact Carolyn Bowen at

Anacostia Watershed Society
Payne Family Boat Ride
May 30, 2017
5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Everyone is invited to this Family Friendly boat tour of the Anacostia onTuesday, May 30!  There are two tours (5 pm and 6 pm) with space for 20 people each.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential through Anacostia River Explorers.

Who can go on the boat trip?  Pretty much anyone no matter their age, ability, or language is welcome on the motorized tours.  Invite all your Payne friends and family.

Where does the boat leave from?  Anacostia Park Boat Ramp (put DC Urban Tree House in google maps).

When is the tour?  The family friendly tour will be on Tuesday, May 30th. There will be two different tours: 5 pm and 6 pm.

Cost?  The trip is free!

Sign Up Here:

5 – 6 pm: http://www. elementary-boat-tour- anacostia-park-5-6-pm

6 – 7pm: http://www.anacostiaws. org/53017-payne-elementary-boa t-tour-anacostia-park-6-7pm

Note: If people are signing up for yourself and your kids- please make a note in the “What are you hoping to learn or see” of the number of people in their group. So for example if you are signing up for yourself and 3 children, you could just note in that section- “Looking forward to seeing wildlife! Note: 4 total people, myself and 3 children.

For more information: anacostia-river-explorers

If you sign up and then need to cancel, please contact Lexi Smith

Save the date for Payne’s Annual Carnival!
June 9, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Students in PS – Kindergarten must be accompanied by an adult.  All students must be accompanied by an adult after regular school dismissal of 3:15 pm.  Admission is $6 per person.  See attached form for more information and/or to volunteer.

Carnival Detail and Permissions Slip

  • May 22 – 26:  Spirit Week
  • May 25:  PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • May 26:  Field Day
  • May 29:  Memorial Day  – No School for students, teachers and staff