PTSA Newsletter – 5/31/2017

We held our annual PTA Elections at the May 25 General PTA Meeting.  Our officers for next school 2017 – 2018 year are:

President:  Mandla Deskins
Second Vice-President:  Monich Brown
Secretary:  Carolyn Bowen

Thank you to these individuals for their willingness to take a leadership role at Payne Elementary.  And a huge thank you to our nominating committee for organizing this year’s election.

Payne Elementary School LSAT Elections
Monday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 13th   

What:  LSAT Elections will be held on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13  

Where:  There will be a table set up for voting by the front entrance.

Who:  We will vote for 4 parents who have children currently enrolled in the school. We would like to have parents that represent children of all grade levels.

Who can vote:  Any current parent at Payne Elementary may vote.

What is an LSAT?  The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school.  The team consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, and a community member, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students.  The team meets roughly once per month. More information can be found here or click below for additional details.

Eliot-Hine is having an awesome International Faire this Friday, June 2 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  There will be great performances, lectures, activities, games and information with an International theme.  We would love to have participation from our neighboring communities.

Here’s a link to Eliot-Hine’s newsletter about the event:

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

DC Truck Touch 2017
10th Annual City-Wide Truck Touch
Saturday, June 10

9 am to 2 pm

RFK Stadium – Lot 7
Save the Date!  Mayor Bowser and the Government of the District of Columbia invites you to the 2017 Truck Touch Event.  A host of DC government agencies will present and demonstrate nearly 30 vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect refuse, clear snow, provide emergency services, administer mobile health care, and more.  Come experience the high-tech equipment and vehicles used to provide vital city services and learn how they operate to serve you better.  Kids can climb aboard, work the gears, and honk the horns!

This event will feature a variety of free activities for kids and adults.  Free boxed lunches will be provided to kids age 18 and under.

  • June 8 – ECE Promotion
  • June 9 – Move Up Day
  • June 9 – Fashion Show @ 6 pm
  • June 13 – Fifth Grade Promotion
  • June 14 – Last Day of School