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
As parents prepare for the upcoming school season, please keep in mind class supply lists for your child’s grade. Class supply lists for all grades are linked below.
Payne School Supply Lists SY19-20
Get your Wildcat ready for the new school year and purchase Payne t-shirts, hoodies, and water bottles directly online!
Reminder: Payne t-shirts may be worn as part of the school uniform.
A portion of all sales will go to the Payne PTA and will be used to support the school. The Web site to purchase your Payne gear will be live until August 16, so order now at:
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:
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.
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.