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!
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.
Girls on the Run is Starting Soon! This program is available to girls in the 3rd through 5th Grade. No running experience required!
We have 15 available slots available!
Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy & confident
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program. Guided in conversations & running games by trained, volunteer coaches, girls learn life skills, grow in self-confidence, develop as a team and connect to the joy of physical activity.
The culminating event of the program is the Girls on the Run 5K on June 2nd at Freedom Plaza, which they complete with an adult running buddy. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment for the girls when they realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
The program is 12 weeks and we cover 20 lessons. The team meets twice a week after school starting at 3:30pm. The season begins the first week in March and ends on June 2nd at the 5K.
Please see Mrs. Oxendine or Mrs. Brown or email us for an application and more information.
A new year, a new reading challenge! This year DCPS has been challenged to read
5 million minutes this semester. Just login to paynees.beanstack.com and log every minute read.
All reading counts. 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 an entire class at once
via Clever as well.
BEST OF ALL! The Beanstack Tracker app is available for all your mobile devices.
Washington Wizards Essay Competition
Calling all Payne students! If you would like to win one of the 22 free tickets (which includes $10 for concession) to the December 22, 2018 Washington Wizards game this is what you need to do. Write a two-paragraph essay on Why you think kindness and compassion are important in sports? Winners will be selected and also take a group picture court side.
Essays are due by Friday, December 7th. Please turn your essays into Mrs. Oxendine.
(Transportation is not provided)
Autumn is here.
The sun does not rise as early and the temperature is getting lower, but our operating hours remain the same. Breakfast begins at 8:10am, class begins at 8:45. Students who arrive early will not be allowed into the building for any reason prior to 8:10am. The only exceptions are 5th grade students whose parents have agreed that they can participate in Mr. Bergfalk’s breakfast program.
Faculty and staff report to duty at 8:00am. Between 8:10 and 8:40 teachers are preparing for instruction or collaborating with their colleagues, coaches or principal. Aides are preparing classrooms for breakfast. No one is available to supervise students prior to 8:10.
Students are encouraged to play on the playground prior to 8:10. However, it is important that they be supervised for their own safety. It is the responsibility of the parent to watch their own child when school is not open.
If assistance is needed with Before Care please contact Mr. Davis (Robert.Davis5@dc.gov)
Payne plans to honor our wonderful grandparents at a great event this Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9 am-10 am in the school auditorium. We will be sending home a flyer with RSVP information that is due by Thursday. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!
YOU ARE INVITED!
Please come out and meet your child’s teachers, members of our PTA, and other parents.
This is an opportunity to learn about Payne’s curriculum and instruction.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Where: Payne Elementary School Auditorium
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
We will have a drawing to win an IPad and tables set up for various programs and community partnerships.
See you Wednesday!