Hello, Payne Community!
See you at the Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow).
And thank you to everyone who has signed up to make this year’s Fall Festival fundraiser a huge success. The PTSA is particularly grateful for our 2019-2020 sponsor partners, including: The Pretzel Bakery, The Jeanne Phil Meg Team at COMPASS Real Estate, Lisa & Leroy, Tripoint Solutions, Solar Solution, Blue Star, DC Access, Maggio Roofing, Moody Graham, Jay Barry Group, Fowler Architects, Capitol Hill Auto Service, Aerica Kennedy with RE/MAX Allegiance, The Little Gym, Dwell Residential, District Vet Hospital, Johnson Law Group, Tiber Realty Group, Heather Schoell, Tom Faison – Real Estate in DC, Premier Financial Alliance, and Chris Cox at First Savings Mortgage.
NATIONALS AT PAYNE
The Nationals’ staff (and could it be … some players!) are making a pitstop at Payne today, just hours before Game 3.
Payne’s ballfield, part of the Capitol Hill Little League program, has been selected for a $25,000 grant for upgrades from the Nats and Major League Baseball. The improvements could be for the field, a new mural and/or permanent dugouts. Remaining funds will be used to support other nearby fields.
Today, CHLL volunteers and Nationals staff will be at Payne from 9:30-11 a.m. to celebrate the award and do minor beautification work. Payne students who participated in the league or baseball summer camp also will participate.
HELP WITH FIELD DAY.
Physical Education teacher Dr. Crumb is looking for many volunteers to help with Fall Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 31. The kids will do obstacle courses, hockey, T-ball, potato sack races, horseshoes and more.
PAYNE SHIRTS: *NEW SIZES* ON SALE
Thanks to requests from some PK parents, Payne T-shirts now come in smaller sizes. You can buy shirts in 2T-6T, in addition to a range of youth and adult sizes.
The sale runs through Nov. 8 via this page on Custom Ink. From the website, click on the picture of this kid to access 2T-6T options:
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL FAIRS
It’s not too early to be thinking about middle school and high school, and there are two events for your radar.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FAIR. Third, fourth and fifth-grade students and their families are invited to meet with middles schools on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Payne Auditorium. There will also be a prize drawing and multiple giveaways.
EASTERN FEEDER FEST. Learn about high school 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol St. N.E. All in-boundary, feeder families and community members are invited. There will be refreshments, music, face painting, building tours and elected officials in attendance. RSVP: https://easternfest.eventbrite.com
BOX TOPS DEADLINE.
The PTSA will be mailing all of our box tops for Box Tops for Education program on Thursday, Oct. 31, to meet the Nov. 1 fall earning deadline. If you have not done so, please deposit your box tops at Ms. Asante’s desk at the front office.
Oct. 26: Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the playground
Oct. 31: Fall Field Day
Nov. 4-5: No school
Nov. 11: No school
Nov. 16: East City Bookshop fundraiser; details to come
Nov. 16: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern High School Feeder Fest
Nov. 19: PTSA meeting, 6-7 p.m.
Nov. 27-29: 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.