Hello, Payne Community.
Field Day is rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, but there is still fun to be had on Halloween at Payne. Wildcats are encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook character, but scary costumes and masks are not allowed. Science teacher Mr. Creef, anticipating the arrival of Payne’s chickens, dressed up a day early as Donald Duck.
The chickens arrived Wednesday and will stay at Payne for several weeks. They are looking healthy and happy.
AFTERCARE HALLOWEEN FOR EVERYONE.
The aftercare program will be celebrating Halloween on Thursday with a haunted house, games and activities, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. All Payne students and family members are invited to participate, and students who are not enrolled in aftercare must have a parent present.
FALL FESTIVAL WAS A BLAST
Thanks to everyone who attended last weekend’s Fall Festival. The PTSA raised more than $12,000 in sponsorships, donations and day-of sales. It would not have been possible without the support of all of the Payne community (and 23 pots of chili).
A special thanks also to our four Gold Sponsors. We’ll be highlighting each one over the next several newsletters. First up is the Pretzel Bakery.
The Pretzel Bakery serves small batch, hand-rolled, Philadelphia-style soft pretzels fresh-out-of-the-oven all day. Stop by or check out their menu http://thepretzelbakery.com/menu.
BASEBALL FIELD IMPROVEMENTS.
The Hill Rag wrote a nice feature about the Capitol Hill Little League and improvements to Payne’s ballfield. Read more here.
PAYNE SHIRTS: SALE ENDS SOON
Don’t forget your Payne swag. The sale runs through Nov. 8 via this page on Custom Ink. As of publication time we need 17 more items to be purchased to reach our goal of 50.
Nov. 1: Third grade field trip
Nov. 4-5: No school
Nov. 7: Field Day
Nov. 11: Veterans’ Day (no school)
Nov. 13: Library Night, 4-5 p.m.
Nov. 14: Middle School Fair 5-6:30 p.m. in the Payne Auditorium with a prize drawing and multiple giveaways.
Nov. 14: Second grade field trip
Nov. 16: East City Bookshop fundraiser; details to come
Nov. 16: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feeder Fest at Eastern High School
Nov. 18: 9 a.m., open house for prospective families
Nov. 21: Second grade field trip
Nov. 22: Picture Day
Nov. 26: No after care. Please pick up students no later than 3:20 p.m.
Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Break (no school)
Dec. 18: Payne Night at Temple Hills Skate Palace; details to come
Have you joined the PTSA? Please join us and help support our school and students.