Payne Wildcat News: Nando’s Fundraiser | DCPS Survey | Outdoor Fun

Hello, Payne Wildcats.

This Wednesday is Nando’s Night for Payne. From 4-8 p.m., the restaurant will donate 40 percent of purchases to the school. This is the Nando’s PERi-PERi location at 300 Tingey Street S.E. at The Yards. Please mention you are there for Payne Night when you order. This location has loads of outdoor seating. 


PTSA MEETING. The PTSA Annual meeting will be on Zoom at 6 p.m. June 8. We will be voting on PTSA bylaws that would enable the PTSA to postpone officer elections until the fall. Only PTSA members are eligible to vote, but all are welcome to attend.



D.C. Public Schools announced it will receive $191 million in the American Rescue Plan Act’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds. This federal investment will support the full reopening of schools for in-person learning in the fall.

So, how should DCPS spend this money? For example, would you rather DCPS invest in COVID-19 health, academic interventions, school tech, social emotional learning, professional development or student attendance/engagement?

Officials would like to hear from you. Please click here and complete this survey by Friday, May 28



Outdoor activities have been on full display with the arrival of warm weather. Here are some picks from the past week: 

Mr. Creef teaches science at the main entrance. Anybody else’s kid bring home an interesting ball of mystery glue-goo?

Field day was outstanding, and Señor Montes’ puppy Luca received VIP status. 

Payne’s Girl Scout Troop 1455 held an ice cream social in the outdoor classroom. 



Monday, May 24: 6 p.m., First Grade Parent Meeting with Principal Byrd

Wednesday, May 26: 4-8 p.m., Nando’s Fundraiser at 300 Tingey St. S.E., The Yards

May 31: Memorial Day, no school

June 7: 6 p.m., Kindergarten Parent Meeting with Principal Byrd

June 8: 6 p.m., virtual PTSA meeting

June 24: Last day of school

Aug. 30: DCPS is fully reopened. Get hype: Payne Countdown Calendar.