Two important reminders for next week:
- There’s no school for students next Monday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan 28.
- Wednesday evening is Payne night at Nando’s Peri-Peri at 411 H St. N.E. Stop by 4-9 p.m., and tell them you support Payne. Forty percent of your meal will benefit the PTSA.
MORE PARENT MEETUPS
Payne parents are continuing to host informal gatherings to discuss the upcoming school year. If your child is moving up to first grade next year, a meetup is in the works for Feb. 4. If your child is moving up to second grade, the tentative date is Feb. 12. We’ll share more details as they become available.
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE
Payne is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dance on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. A mandatory permission slip went home with students this week. Coach Freda is looking for volunteers and is available to field questions. Reach her at 202-413-4824. PTSA approved spending $350 for decorations, refreshments and other supplies.
ASL CLUB IS BACK
Another reason to raid your kids’ backpacks: A permission slip went home for an awesome extracurricular. ASL Club is getting underway again. Open to kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade, the club meets 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The next meeting is Feb. 4. If you’d like to join, please fill out the form and return to Ms. Miller or Ms. Gayle by Feb. 3. Meetings take place in Room 233.
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
Tonight: 6:30 p.m., Payne Dads Happy Hour, Trusty’s
Jan. 27-28: No school
Jan. 29: 4-9 p.m., Nando’s fundraiser, 411 H St. N.E. Tell them you support Payne, and 40 percent of your order will benefit the school.
Jan. 30: 6-8 p.m., J.O. Wilson Summer Camp Fair
Feb. 3: Art students switch to drama and vice versa
Feb. 11: 6 p.m. PTSA meeting. Teachers will be available during the meeting to discuss your child’s next school year.
Feb. 13: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Valentine’s Day Dance, Auditorium
Feb. 17-21: No school