Girls on the Run Race (Come Support!)

We have a wonderful group of young ladies who will be running at the 5K in June and we would love for you to come out and support and possibly run with a couple.

Register for the Girls on the Run-DC Spring 2018 5K at Freedom Plaza!
Date/Location: June 3rd, at Freedom Plaza
Time: 5K start is 9:00am; Pre-Race Festivities begin at 8:00am
Registration: Parents, family, friends must register. Participating girls are automatically registered
• Note: Metro doesn’t begin running until 8:00am. During your registration process, we encourage you to take advantage of our bib mailing option to avoid long lines at packet pick-up
Register children ages 3-10 for our Kids’ Dash!
• 1/4 mile course for children ages 3-10
• 10:15am start time, just as the 5K is finishing
• Registration is $10.00 and runners will receive a Girls on the Run Medal


If you are in need of financial assistance to register, please email Devoria Armstead at



Science Fair Schedule

Hello Payne Family,

As we get ready for the Science Fair on April 25th, all students  have their boards and should be working diligently on their project.  Please support them as they work to turn them in no later than April 19th.  The Projects for 3rd-5th grade will be judged on April 25th and parents can come to view projects from 4:30-6pm in the Auditorium and participate in the awards reception at 5pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Oxendine at

Summer Soiree Scheduled for 7/26/2017

Dear Payne Families,

Former President Barack Obama stated: “The best anti-proverty program is a world class education.” Payne Elementary is a community of learners, where each student’s innate ability to learn is acknowledged and individual genius is cultivated; this is where genius lives.

School year 2017-2018 promisses to be filled with opportunities for students to grow through challenges that encourage them to reach beyond their current abilities; experiences that deepen their wonder and sense of awe; and moments of reflection that afford us all opportunities to marvel at how incredible they are.

This year we look to:

  • Continue to grow together as a school community
  • Set individual learning goals and achieve them
  • Grow a sense of self-efficacy and school pride

We are very fortunate to have a strong cadre of teachers who are spending their summer resting, relaxing, learning, working, reading, studying, traveling, and ensuring that they fortify themselves for the year to come.

Come out and meet teachers and staff new to Payne at our Summer Soiree, held at the school on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6pm.


Principal Stephanie Byrd


WTOP Click4 Kids Contest for Local Schools

Payne Elementary has been selected as a contestant in the WTOP Click 4 Kids contest.  Winning schools have a chance to win up to $15,000. All you have to do is click on the link below every day through March 17 and cast your vote. We’d love to have your support in this!

Promotional video presented below:

Promotional flyer presented below: