Payne Post 12/11/19

December 11, 2019

Winter Holiday Concerts: Please join us to view our student’s wonderful performances. ECE – 2nd grade Holiday Celebration on Tuesday, December 17th at 4:00 and doors open at 3:30pm.  Our 3rd – 5th grade performance of Scrooge on Thursday, December 19th at 4:30.

PTA Roller Skating Party: The PTSA has reserved the entire skating rink for a skate night 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Temple Hill Skate Palace, 3132 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, Md. Tickets are $10 each, and that includes skate rental. Anyone over the age of 2 requires a ticket. PTSA members will sell tickets outside of the Payne auditorium 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 and 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Cash, credit card and check will be accepted.

Winter Holiday Baskets: We will be distributing holiday snack and food baskets on Friday, December 20th at 3:15pm.

EdFest:  EdFEST is the District of Columbia’s citywide public school fair. 2019 EdFEST will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 11am – 3pm at the DC Stadium Armory. The event is hosted by My School DC to provide families with an opportunity to learn about their public school options prior to the launch of the SY 2020-2021 lottery application on Monday, December 16. All DCPS and participating charters will be in attendance. Payne is booth 402.  Stop by and show your Payne spirit!

School Pictures:  Thank you to all who took pictures in November.  Your pictures will be ready for pick up by Monday, December 16th, which is just in time for the holidays.

No Afterschool: There will be no afterschool on Friday, December 20th.  Please make sure to pick up your students at 3:20pm.

Payne Winter Concert Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As December approaches, the Specials Teachers will begin preparing students for two upcoming winter performances. On December 17th, all students from PreK-2 will be performing Frozen themed songs. This will take place promptly at 4:00 in the Auditorium. Doors will open at 3:30. On December 19th all students in grades 3-5 will be participating in Scrooge: The Musical. We are excited to have 4th graders acting in the play, while 3rd and 5th graders will be singing musical numbers. Doors for Scrooge: The Musical open at 4:45. Showtime is 5:30.

On the day of both shows, all students are expected to stay after school until show time. After-care students will have their super in the cafeteria, and all other children will be provided either with a snack (PreK-2) or dinner (3-5) in a separate location.

We would like all students in 3rd and 5th grade to wear red tops (no logos please) and dark bottoms. Red dresses are also acceptable. Students in grades Pre-K-2 are encouraged to wear Frozen themed costumes, white or blue. Students should bring their outfits to school labeled in a bag with their name and class. All students will change prior to the show. Students should not come to school dressed in show attire.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact anyone from the Specials team. Our emails are listed below.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ms. Barbarino                                                                                                          Jaclyn.barbarino@k12.dc.gov

Payne is a 4 Star School!

Feel free to tell everyone you know, that your child attends a 4 STAR school.

Please join as we celebrate students, parents and teachers and all of the hard work that is going into the fulfillment of our school vision.  The students of Payne are capable of  exceeding all expectations and out performing all other students in the district because of our great school community.

Word on the street is that Payne is Poppin’!

We are now a …

Payne Post 10/30

October 30, 2019

 

Fall Field Day: Due to inclement weather forecasted, we are rescheduling field day to Thursday, November 7th (weather permitting).   If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please reach out to Dr. Crumb at brian.crumb@k12.dc.gov.

Character Day:  Since field day was postponed, students are allowed to wear storybook character costumes this Thursday, October 31st.  Please note that scary costumes or masks are not allowed.  All grades are able to participate.

No School:  Please note that there is no school for students on 11/4, 11/5, and 11/11.  Also, school will be closed for Thanksgiving break on 11/27-11/29.

Middle School Fair:  Payne will be hosting a Middle School Fair on Thursday, November 14th at 5pm for all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.  Six area middle schools will be in attendance as well as community partners with giveaway items.  We will also be giving out school supplies and raffling off Payne Gear.  Don’t miss out!

Payne T-Shirts:  Interested in purchasing a short or long sleeve Payne t-shirt?  If so, you can go to https://www.customink.com/fundraising/paynetshirts  just in time for all the field trips and cold weather.

Open House:  Open house season is here.  If you know of any potential parent or guardian interested in Payne, we will be giving tours and information on November 18th at 9:30am.  We will have an open question forum starting at 9am.  Please check in at the main office.

No Afterschool: There will be no afterschool on Tuesday, November 26th.  Please make sure to pick up your student by 3:20pm.

Payne Post 10/23/19

October 22, 2019

 

Fall Festival:  The Fall Festival is this Saturday, October 26th at Payne Elementary School on the playground from 11am-3pm.  Please come out and enjoy food, fun and fundraising for Payne’s PTSA.  See you there!

 

Fall Field Day: Fall Field Day is around the corner on October 31st.  All students will participate for the majority of the day and should wear their Payne gear or their class color shirts.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please reach out to Dr. Crumb at brian.crumb@k12.dc.gov.

 

Nut Free School:  Payne is a nut free zone. No food or drinks that contain peanuts or tree nuts or that were packaged or manufactured in a facility that handles nuts are allowed, effective immediately.  There are students and teachers at Payne who have severe nut allergies. Skin exposure to nuts or, for those with severe allergies, even exposure to the breath of someone who has consumed nuts, can trigger a reaction. Thank you for your support.

 

Payne T-Shirts:  Interested in purchasing a short or long sleeve Payne t-shirt?  If so, you can go to https://www.customink.com/fundraising/paynetshirts  just in time for all the field trips and cold weather.

 

October is Bully Prevention/Breast Cancer Awareness/College Awareness Month:  This Friday, October 25th, is a dress down day to represent or support one of the themes for October so your child can wear something Pink or something that represents a college that you went to or they aspire to go.  Thanks for your support!

Flex Academies Now Offers After School at Payne

Flex Academies, with Mr. Davis as Site Director, is now offering after school at Payne.  Their program combines enrichment, supervised play, and socialization for children PK3 to 5th Grade.  After school will be held Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6 pm.  Options include 3,4 and 5 days per week as well as drop ins.

Registration opens September 27th at 9 am.  You can register and see pricing information at https://bit.ly/2mSsS2q.  

For questions, please email info@flexacademies.com or call 203-408-3900.

Grandparents Day Information

Hello Payne Family,

I hope this message finds you well. We plan to celebrate Grandparents Day this Thursday, September 12th from 8:30 am-9:30 am. Please see below for information and logistics of the day. A flyer with RSVP information will be sent home tomorrow. Please return it by Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you.

  • 8:30 am-9:00 am Welcome and Continental Breakfast for Grandparents in Auditorium
  • 9:05 am Grandparents transition to students classrooms to join their morning meeting and complete activity
  • 9:30 am Grandparents get hugs and then depart for the day

Before Care at Payne

Flex Academies, a leader in safe, fun, enrichment program management, announced that it will launch a before-school care program for students at Payne Elementary School. Payne is a Washington D.C. school serving students in pre-K through Grade 5.

“As a parent of a child in DCPS, I know that life moves fast here and schedules change quickly,” said Flex Academies Founder and CEO Joshua Chernikoff. “Sometimes parents need to be on the job before the school day begins. They need a reliable partner in their children’s care, and we aim to be that.” 

Experts often cite benefits of before and after school programs, including opportunities for children to interact with their peers in a different setting. Chernikoff says that the Flex Academies before-care program will focus on safety and fun, putting parents’ minds at ease while offering young students a positive way to start to the school day.

Parents who set up an account with the program will be able to take advantage of drop-in care, as needed. There will also be familiar faces at Payne Elementary’s before-care program, as Flex Academies plans to staff the program with some educators already at the school.

For sign up and for more information:

 https://flexacademiespayne.jumbula.com/view#/welcome-

 

 

 

 

Summer Touch Base

Hello Payne Family,
We hope you are having a relaxing summer and getting ready for the upcoming holiday.  In an effort to keep you informed of upcoming events and preparation for the new school year, please see a few brief announcements below:

Summer Soiree’: Payne will be hosting a Summer Soiree on Friday July 19th at 5:30 pm.  We will have food, fun and there will be time to get to know Payne staff and play on the wonderful playground.  We will also be accepting enrollment packets.

 

Mailing: Teacher Assignment, Summer Reading and Teacher Welcome Letters will be sent home next week.   Please look out for these in the mail.

 

ECE Play dates:  We two ECE Playdates.  The First one is 7/10/2019 from 12pm-2pm and the other is 8/13/2019 6-7:30pm on the small playground.

 

Parent Engagement: Payne has a keen focus on increasing parent engagement for the school year 2019-20.  The mission of Payne Elementary School’s commitment to parent engagement is to support overall student achievement by empowering families to become proactive in their children’s education on a continuous basis. The goals are to increase parental participation in student academics and learning activities, support learning at home, and strengthen the home school connection.  A survey with sign up information for clubs and events will be coming out this month through email.

 

Enrollment: If you have not enrolled for 2019-20, slots for four grade levels are already full!  Please make sure to claim your spot.  Enrollment is taken daily but we will have a Saturday event right before school begins.  If your child is not enrolled, you will be unable to enroll in after school.

 

***Please forward to any parent that may not be receiving emails and have them follow up with Akua Oxendine at akua.oxendine@k12.dc.gov to update.  ***

Payne Post 6/12/2019

June 12, 2019

End of Term Celebration:  Please join us to celebrate all of our student’s wonderful accomplishments at the 4th Quarter End of Term Celebration on Thursday, June 13th K-2 10am and 3-5th 2:30pm in the auditorium.

2019-20 Enrollment:  We will be conducting enrollment throughout the summer.  Please make sure to get your enrollment in as soon as possible for next year as waitlist offers have been extended.

Engagement Survey: Please remember to complete our family engagement survey as you complete your enrollment packets for next year! You can fill it out online or in-person during enrollment. Link: https://forms.gle/CPsKaWmxrSTiyrUw8

DC One Cards: As our regular school year comes to a close, please be reminded to hold on to your Kids Ride Free (KRF) Card especially if you are attending summer school. Students who do not have a KRF card or need to replace a lost card, should take the opportunity to pick-up a card from the card administrator before the end of the school year.  Current KRF Cards are active through September 30, 2019.  Note: ONLY enrolled summer school students will be able to get replacement cards at their summer school sites this summer. Students enrolled in non-educational summer programs will not be able to obtain new or replacement KRF Smartrip cards this summer.  If you have questions, please contact School.Transit@dc.gov.

No After School for Students: There will be no afterschool on Friday, June 14th, the last day of school.