PTSA Newsletter – 9/27/2017

Come watch Moana with us!
September 29, 2017
5:30 pm

Join us this Friday for the first family movie night of the school year!

Admission is FREE!

Food and drinks will be available for sale.  All proceeds go to support Payne Elementary School.

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:30 am
Where:  Lincoln Park (East Capitol and 13th Streets SE)
Who:  Payne Elementary and other Capitol Hill Schools

Exciting news…Chancellor Wilson has selected Payne Elementary as the school he will Walk to School with next Wednesday!  Come show your Wildcat Pride and join your fellow classmates, staff and parents as we celebrate the benefits of walking!

See the attached flyer for additional details:

Save the date for the 5th Grader Class Skate Party!
Where:  Temple Hills Skate
Who:  All are Welcome!
Date:  Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Admission:  $10


Save the date for Payne’s Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 14
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Admission is free and all are welcome!
To volunteer for this wonderful event, please click the link here:

Payne’s Annual Book Fair will take place Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 20.  Last year we earned over $1,000 to spend on books for Payne!  If you would like to volunteer, please email Carolyn Bowen or sign up online at the following link:

Save the date for Payne’s Literacy Night on October 18, 2017.  More details coming soon.

DC Public Schools Monthly Chancellor Community Forums
Join Chancellor Wilson and DCPS Leadership for a new opportunity to provide timely feedback and help make critical decisions on the district’s strategic priorities and initiatives. Community forums take place each month, in the morning and evening at locations across the district.
Tuesday, October 3
Learn more about the new DPCS five-year Strategic Plan- A Capital Commitment: 2017-2022
Morning (8:00am-9:30am)           Smothers ES                       4400 Brooks Street, NE
Evening (6:00pm-7:30pm)            Kelly Miller MS                  301 49th Street, NE*Lights Refreshments, Childcare and Interpretation Services Provided*
Twitter: @DCPS_Community

  • September 29 – Movie Night at Payne ES
  • October 4 – Walk to School Day at Lincoln Park
  • October 5 – Fifth Grade Skate Night at Temple Hills Skate Palace
  • October 9 – Columbus Day:  No School for Students and Staff
  • October 14 – Payne Fall Festival at Payne ES
  • October 18 – Literacy Night