Today is the Payne Friendship Dance, 4-5:45 p.m. It’s also Family Paint Night, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Parent participation is welcome at both events. PK3 and PK4 students must be accompanied by an adult. The PTSA approved spending $500 to cover the cost of the DJ and to provide snacks and refreshments. Students also will be celebrating Daniel A. Payne’s birthday today at school, eating Girl Scout cookies provided by our very own Troop 1455.
The next PTSA meeting is open to all parents who want a look into the teachers and classrooms for their child’s upcoming year. Join us at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26. Visit classrooms and meet teachers in your child’s next grade. A bake sale will start at 5:30 p.m. in the front lobby. Want to provide goodies for the bake sale? Please sign up here.
Payne celebrated the 100th day of school, and students dressed up as centenarians. Kindergarten teacher Ms. Fox snapped this fun photo.
Parents expressed confusion and frustration this week at the 2-hour delay. School leaders acknowledged the schedule could have been more clear. The PTSA also would like to correct some misinformation. In the event of a 2-hour delay, breakfast WILL be served; it will be a cold breakfast picked up in the cafeteria.
- Building opens at 10:15 a.m. Light breakfast is served in the cafeteria.
- Classes are picked up from cafeteria at 10:40 a.m.
- School ends at 3:15 p.m.
- To receive breakfast, stop first at the cafeteria to pick up your child’s food.
- Report directly to classrooms starting at 10:15 a.m.
- School ends at 3:15 p.m.
STILL LOOKING FOR BIG IDEAS
As the PTSA thinks about funding decisions for the second half of the year, the board would love to hear your big ideas for making Payne better. How the PTSA use funds? Send your ideas to Communications Chair Tony Lombardo.
It’s not too late to participate in Payne’s Pennies for Patients campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Collections will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 25. Payne still has a ways to go to meet its goal. Follow the progress here. Online donations will be accepted all school year.
DCPS CHANCELLOR INTERVIEW
NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi sat down this week with Lewis Ferebee, the DCPS acting chancellor. It’s a hard-hitting interview that tackles a range of topics from Ferebee’s reputation as a reformer to diversity concerns among DCPS teachers. Click here to listen or read the transcript.
MORE IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 18-22: No school
Feb. 23, 25, 27: Mayor’s Public Budget Engagement Forums
Feb. 24: Daniel A. Payne’s 208th birthday
Feb. 26: 6 p.m., Auditorium, PTSA meeting
March 1: 9 a.m., Auditorium, Coffee with Principal: Learn about Fifth Grade
March 8: No school