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 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!

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.

Payne Post 5/15/2019

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.henson@dc.gov.

DCPS Baseball Night: If you are interested in attending the Nationals vs Marlins game on Friday, May 24th at 6:30pm, please email akua.oxendine@dc.gov 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.

Payne Post 4/24/2019

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.henson@dc.gov.

 

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.

Payne Post

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.

Payne Post 2/27/19

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).

Payne Post 1/30/19

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.

Payne Post

November 14, 2018

Student Raffle: We expect all students to attend school on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  Those students, will be eligible for a raffle of great prizes. Please note that in observance of Thanksgiving, school will be close 11/21-11/23.  Have a safe break.  See you Monday 11/26.

Payne Attendance Breakfast:  Please join members of the attendance team this Friday, November 16th at 8:30am in the auditorium for a breakfast geared toward attendance.  You will be able review your child’s attendance and ask questions regarding excuse notes.

Skate Party: Calling all Roller Skaters.  Payne’s PTA will be hosting a skate party on Wednesday, December 19th from 5-9pm.  Ticket sales will be beginning soon!  Please see flyer for more information.

Washington Wizards Tickets:  Dwight Howard’s Foundation has partnered with our school and we have 22 Wizards tickets for the December 22nd game and will be invited down to the court to meet Dwight.  If you would like to win one, please submit a 2 paragraph essay entitled “Why I think kindness and compassion are important in sports?” Turn it in by 12/7 to Mrs. Oxendine.  Please see flyer for more info.

Thanksgiving Basket Distribution: We will be distributing donated thanksgiving baskets on Tuesday at 2:00pm in the school auditorium while they last.