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.
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).
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.
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.
November 7, 2018
Literacy Night! Come join us for fun activities, reading, parent workshops, and book giveaways this Thursday, November 8th from 4:30-6:00pm.
Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is running 3-6 pm. Nov. 6-9 in the school library. You can also buy a book online between now and Nov. 13; the books will be shipped to Payne. If the book sale raises more than $800, Payne receives Scholastic Dollars valued at 50 percent of sales to spend on books for the school
Chess Club: Would you like to join the Payne Chess Club? Calling all 1st through 5th grade students. Starting on December 5th, the Payne Chess Club will be meeting Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm. If you are interested, please fill out form in the Wednesday folder and return to office.
Join Payne’s Brownie Troop! Calling all 2nd and 3rd Grade girls. There are still several spaces available in Troop 1455. We meet on Monday afternoons, and we’d love to have you! Make friends, learn new skills, earn badges, sell cookies, and, most importantly, have fun! Please contact Mrs. Thompson (Dionne.email@example.com) if you’d like to join or have any questions!
Thankful to Give: Mrs. Fox is collecting adult toiletry items to give to those in need during the holiday season. She is also collecting hats, scarves, and gloves. Items can be dropped off at her classroom.
Parenting has been my life’s most joyful work. It is tiresome and confusing, filled with anxiety and ecstasy, yet it is the most fulfilling work there is. When you walk into Payne, hopefully some of the anxiety is eased and the joy is felt through a warm and welcoming community, delighted to see you and your child each day. If you have not had a chance to connect with our wonderful teachers, staff and parents, be sure to come out Wednesday night to the PTA meeting.
Continue reading Payne Post – 9/18/2017
We are off to a great start. Students have been happily getting to know each other once again.
Continue reading Payne Post – 8/30/2017
A message from PAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Good Afternoon Payne Wildcats,
We are very close to the start of the new school year.
It is with mounting excitement and anticipation that we prepare for the opening of school. Teachers have been deep in study and reflection. New staff have been getting to know the community and I consistently hear the refrain “can’t wait till the kids get here”.
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Next week will be a short week:
- Monday – MLK Holiday – No School
- Thursday – Professional Development Day – No School
- Friday – Inauguration Day – No School
But we will make the most out of the two days that we have:
- School Spelling Bee – Wednesday. Winners will be advanced to the School Cluster Competition, City-Wide Competition, and then the Scripts National Bee.
- Book Leveling in 2nd and 3rd Grade – enter book title into computer, get reading level, label book. Time required: approximately 10 hours.
- Wildcat Wednesday Folder Coordinator – copy and separate papers for the Wednesday folder. Time required: 2 hours a week for 6 weeks.
Happy New Year! And Welcome Back!
As we embark upon the second half of our school year we will remain consistent in our efforts to increase the number of students performing at higher levels, become better at our craft, and grow the Payne community.
School goals were shared with parents at the December PTA meeting (See PowerPoint file linked here: e89b4ee0-588a-445b-913d-d00271a34055).
2nd Grade has two new leveled classroom libraries, thanks to parents
Check it Out
School data and our school calendar (includes birthdays) are on display along the corridor between the cafeteria and main office.
Happening this Week
Coffee with the Principal – We will take a look at and discuss kindergarten and 1st grade
Friday, January 6th at 9am
In the case of a school delay, this will be moved to the following Friday
2nd grade teacher Mrs. Walker will be out for several weeks due to a personal emergency. We are doing everything we can to provide the best and most qualified coverage possible. As plans are solidified parents will be updated.