May 14, 2019
Spirit Week: Payne is celebrating Spirit Week May 20th-May 24th. Flyer was sent home with details in Wednesday Folder.
2019-20 Enrollment: Enrollment has been booming. Spaces are filling up. Out of boundary seats are limited. Only completed packets will be accepted with health and dental records. We will be accepting enrollment packets Saturday at the Spring Carnival. Enrollment packets are available online at: http://enrolldcps.dc.gov/sites/dcpsenrollment/files/page_content/attachments/DCPS_Enrollment_Packet_19-20_FINAL_0.pdf.
Science Fair: Science Fair Projects are due for 3rd through 5th graders on Monday, May 20th by the end of the day to Ms. Henson. If you have any questions, please email her at Shanita.email@example.com.
DCPS Baseball Night: If you are interested in attending the Nationals vs Marlins game on Friday, May 24th at 6:30pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and how many tickets by Friday, May 17th. The limit is 4. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis and will be distributed on Monday, May 20th.
Spring Carnival: The Payne Spring Carnival and Auction will be Saturday, May 18th from 11 – 3 at the school. We’ll have bounce houses, a water slide, a face painter, balloon animals, a silent auction, games, goodies, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up at: https://signup.com/go/ThuuiNx
Parent Teacher Conference Day: Parent Teacher Conference Day is on Tuesday, May 28th. There will be no school for students.
PARCC Testing: We start PARCC Standardize testing on Tuesday, April 30th! 3rd through 5th grade will test in Math, ELA and Science. Make sure they get a good night’s rest, eat healthy meal, and come to school on time. Please encourage the students. We know they will do well.
ENROLL on Saturday: This Saturday, April 27th from 9am-12pm on the large playground. All grade levels are welcomed. Please make sure that you bring in your completed packet with supporting documents. Enrollment packets are available online at: http://enrolldcps.dc.gov/sites/dcpsenrollment/files/page_content/attachments/DCPS_Enrollment_Packet_19-20_FINAL_0.pdf. No incomplete packets will be accepted. We are halfway enrolled for next year so don’t miss out on a slot!
Science Fair: Projects are due to Ms. Henson May 20th-21st. All 3rd-5th graders are required to do a project, which is half of their grade and PK3-2nd will do a class project. Any questions can be emailed to Shanita.email@example.com.
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
Save the Date: In order to keep you inform, please mark your calendar for these important dates: Bike to School Day 5/8, Muffins for Moms 5/10, Donuts with Dads 6/6, Picture Day 6/3, 5th Grade Promotion 6/7, ECE Promotion Activity 6/11.
Hello Payne Family,
The 2019-20 Packets are now available and is attached to this email or you can click the link http://enrolldcps.dc.gov/sites/dcpsenrollment/files/page_content/attachments/DCPS_Enrollment_Packet_19-20_FINAL_0.pdf. You have the ability to fill out the fields online because it is a typeable PDF. The school will be utilizing the registration dates below for continuing students so please adhere to the week for submitting the completed packet and documents. If you have multiple students, you can bring all packets to the one date.
- Please note that we WILL NOT accept any enrollment packets until April 1st.
- Packets must be complete, signed and accompanied with required documents (residency & health forms).
- Incomplete packets will not be kept by the school.
- Spots for registration are only guaranteed for in-boundary K-5 students so please make sure that you do not risk losing your child’s seat.
Current Grade Level Registration Dates (9a-2:30p)
PK3 & PK4 April 1st-April 5th
K & 1st April 8th-April 12th
All Grades April 15th-April 19th (Spring Break)
2nd & 3rd April 22nd-April 26th
All Grades Saturday, April 27th 9am-12pm
4th April 29th-May 3rd
Also, we would like to gather your perspective regarding school communication. Please click this link https://forms.gle/zPVakAQxZ1MobdBF7 to fill out a short survey.
March 20, 2019
Panorama Survey: Please complete the Panorama Survey by 3/22. It measures social-emotional learning (SEL), school climate and satisfaction across students in grades 3-5, staff and families. DCPS is using these results to identify areas of improvement needed to support families better. To access the survey, please go to surveys.panoramaed.com/dcps. The Access Code is “family”.
Attendance Social: Please join us for our attendance social on Friday, March 22nd at 9am in the auditorium. There will be giveaways and light refreshments and great information about attendance and how it affects the school and your child.
Information Updates: Please make sure that you update the main office with your current phone number, address and email address. We want to make sure you are kept abreast of all school information as well as easily reached in case of an emergency.
Science Fair: Please make sure that if your child is in 3-5th grade, that they turn in their parent agreement and topic selection form in to Ms. Henson this week.
2019-20 Enrollment: Enrollment for next year is right around the corner, April 1st. A flyer with registration dates have been sent out as well as the school calendar on the website have been updated. Spots for registration are only guaranteed for in boundary students so please make sure that you do not wait and register your student.
In School Year 2017-2018, DCPS launched the Panorama Survey to measure social emotional learning, satisfaction, and engagement across staff, families, and students in grades 3-12. The 2018-2019 Panorama Survey is now available and we encourage you to share your perspective. This survey provides stakeholders the opportunity to candidly share perspectives on their school and how DCPS can best set all of our students up for success in college, career, and life.
The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The responses are confidential and voluntary. The final day to complete the survey is March 29, 2019. It can be accessed using the information below:
Survey Link: surveys.panoramaed.com/dcps
Access Code: family
Please only submit one survey per school and if you have more than one child in the same school, please answer for the oldest child.
Thank you for participating in the DCPS Panorama Survey!
February 27, 2019
Coffee with the Principal: We will be having coffee with the Principal this Friday, March 1st at 9am. The focus will be on a day in the life of 5th grade. We encourage all 4th grade parents to attend.
Multicultural Reads Day: On Friday, March 1st we are celebrating Multicultural Reads day. We have 20 volunteers! Readers will read pre-selected books for each class.
Pennies for Patients: Pennies for Patients was a success! We raised over $1300 for Blood Cancer Research! Thank you to all who supported. Mrs. Fox raised $379, Ms. Douglas raised $277 and Ms. Allen raised $228. You can still donate online at https://events.lls.org/pages/nca/Payne-Elementary-School-2019 until June to help us reach the goal of $2019.
Panorama Survey: On March 5th-18, DCPS will survey to measure social-emotional learning (SEL), school climate and satisfaction across students in grades 3-12, staff and families. DCPS is using these results to identify areas of improvement needed to support families better. We will have IPad ready to assist parents in taking the survey at school.
Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run begins March 11th. Applications from Girls from grades 3-5 are due to Mrs. Oxendine by Monday March 4th. Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6th.
Nationals Baseball League: Registration is open through the end of the week for Capitol Hill Little League’s spring baseball and softball season. The cost is $125 for the spring season and player scholarships are available. The official CHLL Opening Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 6. Sign up before it’s too late! Register online on our website (http://chlldc.org).
Play Ball! Register Closes this Friday for Capitol Hill Little League
Registration is open through the end of the week for Capitol Hill Little League’s spring baseball and softball season. CHLL is a fun way for boys and girls to learn how to play and enjoy baseball or softball. Through our partnership with the Washington Nationals, all registered players get Nats-branded uniforms, and during the season there are opportunities to meet Nats players, opportunities to go to special events at Nats Park, win free Nats tickets, and more (or use the code CHLL to get discounted tickets).
Register online on our website (http://chlldc.org).
CHLL offers baseball divisions from t-ball to kid-pitch (boys and girls ages 5-16), and softball divisions (girls 7-14). Newcomers welcome! Any child who lives or goes to school within CHLL boundaries is eligible to play, which means all students who attend Payne Elementary School are eligible. The cost is $125 for the spring season and player scholarships are available. Registration closes Friday, March 1. The first workouts will be in early March, after that, teams will be assigned, with practices and games starting in late March running through the end of the school year. The official CHLL Opening Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 6. Sign up before it’s too late!
Thank you for your patience today as we had a rare 2-hour delay. We definitely understand there was some confusion and wanted to make sure to send out what the schedule would look like if this happens in the future.
Normal School Start Time:
Building opens at 8:10am for Breakfast
Classes are picked up from cafeteria at 8:40am
School Ends at 3:15pm
2 Hour Delay:
Building opens 10:15am. Light breakfast served in cafeteria.
Classes are picked up from cafeteria at 10:40am
School Ends at 3:15pm.
Thank you for your understanding.
A new year, a new reading challenge! This year, DCPS has been challenged to read 5 million minutes this semester. Please log into Beanstack, and log every minute read. All reading counts.
GOOD NEWS! Beanstack can now be accessed via Clever with each student’s normal Clever login information.
MORE GOOD NEWS! Teachers can now log reading minutes for the entire class at once via Clever.
BEST OF ALL! The Beanstack Tracker App is available for all your mobile devices.
Coffee with the Principal: We will have Coffee with the Principal this Friday, February 1st at 9am in the auditorium. The focus will be on a Day in the Life of 2nd Grade. You will get a chance to meet and speak with the teachers and observe the class.
Movie Night: Black History Movie Night is this Friday, February 1st at 4:30pm. This event is free. Concessions will be for sale. All students must be chaperoned by an adult. We will be showing Black Panther. Come out and enjoy.
Middle School Fair: Please join us for our 2nd Annual Middle School Fair on Wednesday, February 6th at 5pm in the auditorium. We will be having Jefferson, Stuart Hobson, McKinley Tech, Brookland, Eliot Hine, and Cardozo coming to provide enrollment information for our students.
Open House: Our next Open House is Monday, February 11th at 9am. Please encourage anyone interested in Payne to come on out.
Pennies for Patients: It’s that time of year again! From February 2, 2019 – February 19, 2019 we will be having our Pennies for Patients Fundraiser! Payne Elementary will have our own giving page on the Pennies for Patients website, https://events.lls.org/pages/nca/Payne-Elementary-School-2019 , which will track our progress towards meeting the school goal of $2,019. There is a classroom competition and the winner gets a pizza party.
Afterschool: There will be afterschool on February 15th.