Hello, Payne community.
Welcome back from break, and welcome to Term 4!
NEXT PTSA MEETING
The PTSA’s next virtual meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. We’ll be discussing next school year, and we’ll get a visit from Payne’s Student Government. We’ll send out a Zoom link closer to the day.
PAYNE POINTS OF CONTACT
Have a question but you’re unsure which Payne staff member to contact? The LSAT (Local School Advisory Team) and Principal Byrd have compiled a helpful list of points of contact, and it’s attached to this email.
COUNTDOWN TO 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
If you just can’t wait until Aug. 30, 2021, when Payne and DCPS are 100 percent back in person, enjoy this Payne Countdown Calendar. It’s not too early to get excited.
FREE LACROSSE PROGRAM
Winners Lacrosse is hosting a free program for kids ages 6-14. “Your child will become a pro at ball handling, scooping, shooting, and so much more!” the website says. Winners Lacrosse has added a new program, starting April 24 in Tacoma. Click here to sign up and learn more.
DON’T FORGET TO JOIN
Remember to please make your PTSA membership official and sign up: https://paynedc.org/payne-elementary-school/ptsa/
The $15 annual dues can be paid via PayPal. If you are unable to pay dues, the PTSA will still accept membership. Please remember you must be a member for 30 days to vote at the annual meeting (early June timeframe).
Unsure if you paid already this year? You can email Michelle Chapman to find out.
You also can write a check payable to Payne PTSA. It can be mailed or dropped off at the school, 1445 C St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003.
May 3-9: East City Bookshop Payne Fundraiser. Buy books online, and 20 percent of sales will benefit Payne. We’ll distribute a special link to make sure Payne gets book-buying credit.
May 31: Memorial Day, no school
Aug. 30: DCPS is fully reopened