Tuesday’s PTSA meeting is canceled due to the threat of evening snow. It is rescheduled for a week later, 6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the auditorium. The agenda includes a brief presentation from Payne’s Girl Scouts Troop 1455, an overview of how DCPS allocates money to elementary schools and an opportunity to share your priorities for Payne with LSAT members.
LOOK AHEAD MEETING
Another important PTSA meeting will be 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Get a preview for the upcoming school year and visit classrooms. More details to come.
You know how your kid is always losing stuff at school? Now multiply that by 347. Well, Ms. Cox is ready to save the day. This Wednesday, she will put all of the lost and found items on a table by the front door. Stop by and reclaim what’s yours.
SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
J.O. Wilson Elementary’s PTA is hosting an annual camp fair, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the school, 660 K St. N.E. More than 60 summer camps providers are expected. This handy camp guide provides information on dates, costs and age requirements.
FOOD SHARE TABLE
Payne is joining other DCPS schools by hosting a Share Table to help reduce waste and feed hungry students.
“The Share Table is a place where students can place unopened and/or sealed food that they choose not to eat during school breakfast and lunch in a basket, providing an opportunity for other students to take additional helpings of food that would otherwise be thrown away,” said the DC Food Project, a non-profit that runs the Share Table program. “While serving a greater need for nutrition within schools, these tables will also help in the reduction of food waste.”
Students can share shelf-stable packaged foods and uneaten fruits such as bananas and oranges. Open containers and food with common allergens such as peanuts aren’t allowed. You can learn more at DC Food Project’s website.
Cheer on the Payne boys basketball team, 4 p.m. Thursday at Watkins Elementary as they square off against the boys of Miner Elementary. The game is free.
MORE IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 1: 9 a.m., Auditorium, Coffee with Principal: Learn about Second Grade
Feb. 1: 4:30-7 p.m., Auditorium, free family movie night screening of Black Panther
Feb. 2-19: Pennies For Patients Campaign. Click here for fundraiser details
Feb. 5: 6 p.m., Auditorium, PTSA Meeting.
Feb. 6: 5 p.m., Auditorium, Payne Middle School Fair. Third, fourth and fifth grade parents and students can learn about schools in the area
Feb. 8: 9 a.m., Auditorium, Coffee with Principal: Learn about Third Grade
Feb. 12: 6 p.m., Auditorium, PTSA Meeting to visit classrooms for the next grade up
Feb. 12: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Auditorium, free dental screenings by Gordon Dental Associates, hosted by Early Childhood Family Services Coordinator Lisa Mitchell. Applications are due Feb.. 4. See Ms. Cox at the front desk for applications. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 15: 9 a.m., Auditorium, Coffee with Principal: Learn about Fourth Grade
Feb. 18-22: No school
March 1: 9 a.m., Auditorium, Coffee with Principal: Learn about Fifth Grade
March 8: No school