News & Events

PTSA Newsletter – 5/10/2017


Bike to School day was a great success.  Thanks to all the families that participated.


Have you re-enrolled your student?

Please see the below dates to register your student(s) by grade & date:
3rd and 4th grade – Week of April 24th

1st and 2nd grade – Week of May 1st

Kindergarten and ECE – Week of 8th 

Feel free to come in and enroll your children at any time however we are encouraging you to come in during one of the designated dates above.

Parents should bring in proof of residency and their completed enrollment packet.  No worries if you have not received the enrollment packet, forms will be available in the front office.

You can also visit DCPS’ website to download files here:  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/enrollment-forms!


After-school enrollment is now open for all families who have completed their 2017 – 2018 school day registration.

How do I register my student?

  • Afterschool enrollment for all families will take place online starting May 1. Families who visit the online enrollment system can expect to have a customized experience based on your child and the school he/she is attending.

Click here for additional details.


Keep your speech and language skills sharp by practicing the following activities.

 

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Payne PTSA Elections are coming up soon!

Save the date for PTA’s annual election convention taking place May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  All families are encouraged to get involved in this important process.  Anyone that paid their membership fee by May 8th may vote.  Can’t remember if you joined?  A membership list will be posted on the PTA bulletin board located near the front office hallway.   Childcare and dinner provided.


PARCC testing for third – fifth grade students will take place May 2 – 4 and May 9 – 11, 2017.  Please make sure your student(s) is getting enough sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives on time each morning.  For more helpful tips, please click here.


Are you interested in helping with Payne’s Career Day on May 18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm?  We are looking for individuals to help manage stations and/or present about their careers. If you are interested or have questions, please email Carolyn Bowen.


We are currently seeking volunteers to assist the Carnival Planning Committee with this wonderful annal event.  If interested, please send an email to Aisha Hemphill Merritt.


  • May 11:  Spring Sing at 4:30 pm
  • May 18:  Career Day 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • May 18:  Early Dismissal at 12:15 pm
  • May 19:  Parent-Teacher Conference Day – No school for students
  • May 22 – 26:  Spirit Week
  • May 23:  DCPS Night at Nationals Park
  • May 25:  PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • May 26:  Field Day
  • May 29:  Memorial Day  – No School for students, teachers and staff

PTSA Newsletter – 5/3/2017

Thanks to everyone for stopping by our Pretzels for Payne Fundraiser yesterday!  It was a beautiful day for a special treat and we raised $165!


Picture day is this Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:00 am.  Students should be ready upon arrival and have their exact payment amount (cash or money order).  Spring pictures are fun and a keepsake that will be cherished for years to come.


Payne PTSA Elections are coming up!  If you would like to become a candidate for the PTSA Elections, you must complete and return a written nomination form by May 8, 2017.  You can nominate yourself or a friend!

  • PTSA Election will be held at the PTSA Annual Convention in the Auditorim on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm
  • Anybody who is a PTSA Member by May 8th may vote
    • Each voting member must complete an individual application.
    • If you haven’t already, join TODAY at: https://goo.gl/VE8Cse.  Dues are $15 per individual for the year.
    • Can’t remember if you joined yet?  A membership list will be posted on the PTA bulletin board located near the front office hallway.
    • Nominations are due May 8th.

Return the attached form to your child’s teacher, place in the PTSA Elections Box or email a completed form to Dalila Kaddourt.

Click here for PTSA Nomination Forms


Have you re-enrolled your student?

Please see the below dates to register your student(s) by grade & date:
3rd and 4th grade – Week of April 24th

1st and 2nd grade – Week of May 1st

Kindergarten and ECE – Week of 8th 

Feel free to come in and enroll your children at any time however we are encouraging you to come in during one of the designated dates above.

Parents should bring in proof of residency and their completed enrollment packet.  No worries if you have not received the enrollment packet, forms will be available in the front office.

You can also visit DCPS’ website to download files here:  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/enrollment-forms!


After-school enrollment is now open for all families who have completed their 2017 – 2018 school day registration.

How do I register my student?

  • Afterschool enrollment for all families will take place online starting May 1. Families who visit the online enrollment system can expect to have a customized experience based on your child and the school he/she is attending.

Click here for additional details.

Save the date for PTA’s annual election convention taking place May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm.  All families are encouraged to get involved in this important process*.

Childcare and dinner provided.
*You must be a PTSA member to vote.

PARCC testing for third – fifth grade students will take place May 2 – 4 and May 9 – 11, 2017.  Please make sure your student(s) is getting enough sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives on time each morning. For more helpful tips, please click here.

Are you interested in helping with Payne’s Career Day on May 18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm?  We are looking for individuals to help manage stations and/or present about their careers. If you are interested or have questions, please email Carolyn Bowen.


We are currently seeking volunteers to assist the Carnival Planning Committee with this wonderful annal event.  If interested, please send an email to Aisha Hemphill Merritt.


  • May 1 – 5:  Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2:  Pretzels for Payne
  • May 5:  Picture Day
  • May 5:  Coffee with the Principal at 9:00 am
  • May 8:  Deadline for PTA Nominations
  • May 10:  Bike to School Day
  • May 11:  Spring Sing at 4:30 pm
  • May 18:  Career Day
  • May 18:  Early Dismissal at 12:15 pm
  • May 19:  Parent-Teacher Conference Day – No school for students
  • May 22 – 26:  Spirit Week
  • May 23:  DCPS Night at Nationals Park
  • May 25:  PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • May 26:  Field Day
  • May 29:  Memorial Day  – No School for students, teachers and staff

PTSA Newsletter – 4/26/2017

Pre-K International Day
Friday,  April 28th, 2017
Library
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Classrooms will learn about a country, do crafts, and march in!
  • Students will perform songs in a foreign language.
  • We will tour the globe visiting tables hosted by parents featuring different countries.
Interested in volunteering to host a table?  You can create your own table featuring a country or culture, or help with another table.  Be creative with your table, but please include flags, music, something to taste, and something to take home for each student.  You can add more!

*Sign up by 8am Thu. April 27th through email, text, classroom sign up sheet, or online Google doc!

Questions, contact LaToya Smith, Family Services Coordinator at (202) 320 – 3274.


Have you completed the PTA Community Survey? Don’t fret, there’s still time to voice your opinion!

We are asking all staff and parents to please take a moment to share your thoughts on how the PTA is doing, what new programs you would like to see, and what BIG DREAM you have for Payne Elementary.  Just click the survey button below or complete the attached hard copy and return to the PTA table or the front desk.  All surveys must be submitted by this Friday, April 28, 2017 at midnight.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/abf262ce4035696294280e80e/files/699229a2-d3fa-4228-be55-7434f096c64b/Payne_Community_Survey_Spring_2017.pdf

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY


Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
May 2, 2017

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, if you haven’t already, please take a moment to sign-up to bring an item for our monthly teacher appreciation breakfast.  The next breakfast will take place this Tuesday, May 2.  Use this link to sign-up today: http://signup.com/go/uSLvMD.

Quick Facts:

  • Please don’t bring items with nuts.
  • There are 65 staff members at Payne.

PRETZELS FOR PAYNE FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please stop by for a delicious after-school or
after-work snack, mention Payne Elementary, and have
20% of the proceeds benefit the PTA.

The Pretzel Bakery
257 15th St. SE
Washington, DC


The next Coffee with the Principal will take place Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:00 am.  Please plan to attend to hear updates from Principal Byrd and voice your thoughts and/or concerns.


It’s Enrollment Season!

Re-enrollment for SY 2017 – 2018 has started.  Please see the below dates to register your student(s) by grade & date:
3rd and 4th grade – Week of April 24th

1st and 2nd grade – Week of May 1st

Kindergarten and ECE – Week of 8th 

Feel free to come in and enroll your children at any time but we are encouraging you to come in during one of the designated dates above.

Parents should bring in proof of residency and the enrollment packet.  No worries if you have not received the enrollment packet, forms will be available in the front office.

You can also visit DCPS’ website to download files here:  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/enrollment-forms!


PARCC testing for third – fifth grade students will take place May 2 – 4 and May 9 – 11, 2017.  Please make sure your student(s) is getting enough sleep, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives on time each morning.  For more helpful tips, please click here:

CLICK HERE FOR PARCC TEST TIPS


We are seeking volunteers for three upcoming events:

  1. PARCC Testing:  Volunteers are needed during testing beginning May 2 – May 4 and May 9 – May 11 to help setup computers, distribute snacks, monitor hallways and help direct late arrivals.  Volunteers will not administer tests or need any special training.
  2. Career Day:  Are you interested in helping with Payne’s Career Day onMay 18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm?  We are looking for individuals to help manage stations and/or present about their careers.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please email Carolyn Bowen


Payne PTSA Elections are coming up!  If you would like to become a candidate for the PTSA Elections, you must complete and return a written nomination form by May 5, 2017.  You can nominate yourself or a friend!
  • PTSA Election will be held at the PTSA Annual Convention in the Auditorim on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm
  • Anybody who is a PTSA Member by May 1st may vote
    • Each voting member must complete an individual application.
    • If you haven’t already, join TODAY at: https://goo.gl/VE8Cse.  Dues are $15 per individual for the year.
    • Can’t remember if you joined yet?  A membership list will be posted on the PTA bulletin board after our April 6th PTA meeting.
    • Nominations are Due May 5th
Return the attached form to your child’s teacher or the PTSA Elections Box or email a completed form to Dailila Kaddourt.

Form attached and information provided here:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/abf262ce4035696294280e80e/files/9e5c19dd-c566-42dd-bb30-717de882d8a2/Payne_Nominations_Form_SY2017_2018.pdf


  • May 1 – 5:  Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2:  Pretzels for Payne
  • May 5:  Picture Day
  • May 5:  Coffee with the Principal at 9:00 am
  • May 8:  Deadline for PTA Nominations
  • May 10:  Bike to School Day
  • May 11:  Spring Sing at 4:30 pm
  • May 18:  Career Day
  • May 18:  Early Dismissal at 12:15 pm
  • May 19:  Parent-Teacher Conference Day – No school for students
  • May 22 – 26:  Spirit Week
  • May 23:  DCPS Night at Nationals Park
  • May 25:  PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • May 26:  Field Day
  • May 29:  Memorial Day  – No School for students, teachers and staff

PTSA Newsletter – 4/12/2017

Tomorrow!

Payne’s 2017 Silent Auction & Raffle
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a great evening at Payne’s first Annual Spring Silent Auction tomorrow April 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The committee planned a wonderful evening of great food, live music from Mr. Golden and so much more.
Free childcare provided.

Have you seen the latest list of available auction items?  Here’s a sample:

and much, much more!

To see all the latest auction items and updates, please visit our website here:  https://paynedc.org/auction/.


We are seeking volunteers for three upcoming events:

  1. Aftercare Assistance:  Help with childcare in Early Childhood Aftercare during tomorrow’s Staff Meeting April 13, 2017 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
  2. PARCC Testing:  Volunteers are needed during testing beginning May 2 – May 4 and May 9 – May 11 to help setup computers, distribute snacks, monitor hallways and help direct late arrivals.  Volunteers will not administer tests or need any special training.
  3. Career Day:  Are you interested in helping with Payne’s Career Day onMay 18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm?  We are looking for individuals to help manage stations and/or present about their careers.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please email Carolyn Bowen.


It’s time to fill out the annual PTA community survey!  Share your thoughts on how the PTA is doing, what new programs you would like to see, and what BIG DREAM you have for Payne.  Just go to http:// https://www. surveymonkey.com/r/PayneDC or complete the attached hard copy and return to the PTA table or the front desk.  Surveys are due this Friday, April 14th!

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/abf262ce4035696294280e80e/files/699229a2-d3fa-4228-be55-7434f096c64b/Payne_Community_Survey_Spring_2017.pdf


Spring Break is next week!
No school for students, teachers and staff
April 17 – April 21, 2017.


Payne PTSA Elections are coming up!  If you would like to become a candidate for the PTSA Elections, you must complete and return a written nomination form by May 1st, 2017.  You can nominate yourself or a friend!
  • PTSA Election will be held at the PTSA Annual Convention in the Auditorim on Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 pm
  • Anybody who is a PTSA Member by May 1st may vote
    • Each voting member must complete an individual application.
    • If you haven’t already, join TODAY at: https://goo.gl/VE8Cse.  Dues are $15 per individual for the year.
    • Can’t remember if you joined yet?  A membership list will be posted on the PTA bulletin board after our April 6th PTA meeting.
    • Nominations are Due May 1st
Return the attached form to your child’s teacher or the PTSA Elections Box or email a completed form to dalilakaddourt@gmail.com.

Form attached and information provided here:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/abf262ce4035696294280e80e/files/9e5c19dd-c566-42dd-bb30-717de882d8a2/Payne_Nominations_Form_SY2017_2018.pdf


It’s that time of year again.  Enrollment forms for school year 2017 – 2018 are now available in the front office or you can visit DCPS’ website to download files here:  https://dcps.dc.gov/page/enrollment-forms!


The National Math Festival will take place at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  This event is free and open to the public from 10:00 am till 7:00 pm.   The event will include a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more.  There’s something for everyone from toddlers to adults of all ages.  For more information you can download a mobile app for the event (NMF 2017) or visit their website:  http://www.nationalmathfestival.org/.


  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Spring Auction Fundraiser
  • April 17 – 21 – Spring Break:  No school for students and teachers

PTSA Newsletter – 4/5/2017

Join us tomorrow night for our monthly PTA Meeting!

April’s PTA meeting will take place tomorrow Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm.   We will hear updates about the upcoming PTA Elections and get the latest details on the first annual silent auction (April 13).  Principal Byrd will also join us to talk about the state of the school and budget visions for next year.

Childcare and Dinner Provided


2017 Silent Auction & Raffle
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Payne’s first Annual Spring Silent Auction on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The committee is currently working hard to bring you an awesome dinner, drink options, free childcare and live music from Mr. Golden.  The best part of it all is it’s FREE to attend!
Here’s a sample list of items to be auctioned:

and much, much more!

To see all the latest auction items and updates, please visit our website here:  https://paynedc.org/auction/.

If you would like to volunteer and/or organize your classroom’s themed auction basket, contact Monica Hicks or reach out to Charles Swartz for any questions.  Please plan to complete your basket by April 10.


Payne PTSA Elections are coming up!  If you would like to become a candidate for the PTSA Elections, you must complete and return a written nomination form by May 1st, 2017.  You can nominate yourself or a friend!
  • PTSA Election will be held at the PTSA Annual Convention in the Auditorium on Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 pm
  • Anybody who is a PTSA Member by May 1st may vote
    • Each voting member must complete an individual application.
    • If you haven’t already, join TODAY at: https://goo.gl/VE8Cse.  Dues are $15 per individual for the year.
    • Can’t remember if you joined yet?  A membership list will be posted on the PTA bulletin board after our April 6th PTA meeting.
    • Nominations are Due May 1st
Return the attached form to your child’s teacher or the PTSA Elections Box or email a completed form to Dalila Kaddour.

Form attached and information provided here:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/abf262ce4035696294280e80e/files/9e5c19dd-c566-42dd-bb30-717de882d8a2/Payne_Nominations_Form_SY2017_2018.pdf


We are seeking volunteers for two upcoming events:

  1. PARCC Testing:  Volunteers are needed during testing beginning May 2 – May 12 to help setup computers, distribute snacks, monitor hallways and help with late arrivals.  Volunteers will not be administering tests.
  2. Career Day:  Are you interested in helping with Payne’s Career Day on May 18?  We are looking for individuals to help and/or present about their careers.

If you are interested, please email Carolyn Bowen.  Additional details coming soon!


Did you hear the great news?
Payne’s Robotics Club is on their way to the 2017 VEX IQ Tournament in Kentucky!
Congratulations to Payne Robotics Club for winning the Elementary School Excellence Award and qualifying for the 2017 VEX Worlds Championship in Louisville, KY!  A special thanks to Pepco for donating $5,000 to cover the travel fees for club members.  See NBC 4 news coverage and interview with Ms. Henson and members of the club below:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Pepco-Sponsors-Southeast-Elementary-School-Students-for-National-Robotics-Competiton_Washington-DC-417723553.html


It’s that time of year again!  Enrollment forms will be available starting April 3rd.


No school for students, teachers and staff for Spring Break April 17 – April 21, 2017.


The National Math Festival will take place at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  This event is free and open to the public from 10:00 am till 7:00 pm.   The event will include a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more.  There’s something for everyone from toddlers to adults of all ages.  For more information you can download a mobile app for the event (NMF 2017) or visit their website:  http://www.nationalmathfestival.org/.


  • April 6 – PTA Meeting
  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Spring Auction Fundraiser
  • April 17 – 21 – Spring Break:  No school for students and teachers
  • April 22 – National Math Festival at Washington Convention Center
  • May 1 – Deadline for PTA board election nominations

PTSA Newsletter – 3/29/2017

 

The Payne Elementary family lost one of its most beloved educators on Monday, March 27 with the death of our Physical Education teacher Mr. Bernard Nedab.  He was a teacher at Payne for over eight years and will truly be missed by all. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
St. Stephen’s Baptist Church
5757 Temple Hill Road; Temple Hills, Maryland

Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:00 am

If you are available in volunteering all or part of the day next Thursday to help with classroom coverage, please send an email to Carolyn Bowen.  Parents will assist substitute teachers carry out the lesson plans for the day.


There is no school for students this Friday, March 31, 2017 for Records Day.


2017 Silent Auction & Raffle
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Payne’s first Annual Spring Silent Auction on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The committee is currently working hard to bring you an awesome dinner, drink options, free childcare and live music from Mr. Golden.  The best part of it all is it’s FREE to attend!
Here’s a sample list of items to be auctioned:

and much, much more!

To see all the latest auction items and updates, please visit our website here:  https://paynedc.org/auction/.

If you would like to volunteer and/or organize your classroom’s themed auction basket, contact Monica Hicks or reach out to Charles Swartz for any questions.  Please plan to complete your basket by April 10.


Our next PTA meeting will take place Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm.   We will hear updates about the upcoming PTA Elections and get the latest details on the first annual silent auction (April 13).  Principal Byrd will also join us to talk about the state of the school and budget visions for next year.
Childcare and Dinner Provided


The Home-School Connection
How to Further Your Child’s Development at Home
Thursday,  March 30, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Library

PreK-3 and PreK-4 teachers offer a unique, hands-on experience for parents to:

  • Understand the areas and range of development for your child’s age
  • Learn how teachers are working to develop your children at school
  • Get knowledge and tools to help you further your child’s progress at home

Learn more about GOLD, for teaching strategy and developmentally appropriate assessments

*Snacks will be served.  No RSVP necessary.

Get your Girls Scout Cookies before it’s too late!

Cookie season is ending and it’s your last chance to get those delicious Girl Scout cookies!  Return completed order forms with payment to your child’s teacher.  Thanks to all who’ve purchased so far.  You helped us sell over 1,400 boxes of cookies!


It’s that time of year again!  Enrollment forms will be available starting April 3rd.

  • March 30 – PreK Parent Meeting:  How to Further Your Kid’s Development at Home
  • March 31 – Records Day:  No school for students
  • March 31 – My School DC Lottery Results Released
  • April 6 – PTA Meeting
  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Spring Auction Fundraiser
  • April 17 – 21 – Spring Break:  No school for students and teachers

PTSA Newsletter – 3/22/2017

Special thanks to parents Carolyn Bowen and Susan McKay along with the school’s librarian Ms. Logan for organizing this year’s book fair!  We would also like to send a special thanks to all the parent volunteers that helped keep the fair open for all to enjoy.

Our Book Fair was a huge success due to the hard work of our volunteers and all the families who made purchases from the selection of books sent to our school by Scholastic.  We are happy to report we sold more than $2,000 in books and other merchandise!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support!  We couldn’t do it without Y-O-U!


Due to the inclement weather last week and yesterday’s math night, we have rescheduled this week’s PTA meeting to Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Childcare and Dinner Provided


Purchase Payne Swag Now!

Have you purchased your Payne t-shirt? If you missed one of our recent “pop-up stands” fear not!  Parents can complete the attached order form and return with your payment to Ms. Cox in the front office.  Students can wear these as their uniforms!  Woo Hoo!!  Get your shirt today!

BUY NOW


2017 Silent Auction & Raffle
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Payne’s first Annual Silent Auction & Raffle on Thursday, April 13.  The committee is currently working hard to bring you some awesome dinner and drink options, free childcare and live music from Mr. Golden.  The best part of it all is it’s FREE!  If you would like to volunteer and/or organize your classroom’s themed auction basket, contact Charles Swartz


Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
March 28, 2017

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to sign-up to bring an item for our monthly teacher appreciation breakfast.  The next breakfast will take place this Tuesday, March 28.  Use this link to sign-up today: http://signup.com/go/uSLvMD.

Quick Facts:

  • Bring your food/drink items to the school by 8:10 am or leave them in the refrigerator by Ms Cox’s desk the night before
  • Food should be dropped off in the room next to Ms. Cox’s desk.
  • Please don’t bring items with nuts.
  • There are 65 staff members at Payne.
  • Sign up via the service below to receive email reminders.
  • Teacher Appreciation Breakfast will take place the last Tuesday of every month.

The Home-School Connection
How to Further Your Child’s Development at Home
Thursday,  March 30, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Library

PreK-3 and PreK-4 teachers offer a unique, hands-on experience for parents to:

  • Understand the areas and range of development for your child’s age
  • Learn how teachers are working to develop your children at school
  • Get knowledge and tools to help you further your child’s progress at home

Learn more about GOLD, for teaching strategy and developmentally appropriate assessments

*Snacks will be served.  No RSVP necessary.

  • March 9 – PreK Parent Committee Meeting
  • March 10 – Coffee with the Principal
  • March 21 – Math Night
  • March 30 – Science Fair
  • March 30 – PreK Parent Meeting:  How to Further Your Kid’s Development at Home
  • March 31 – Records Day:  No school for students
  • March 31 – My School DC Lottery Results Released
  • April 6 – PTA Meeting
  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Silent Auction & Raffle Fundraiser

PTSA Newsletter – 3/15/2017

The Book Fair opens TODAY!!!!
March 15 – March 21

Scholastic book fair flyers were sent home with students last week.  Please take a look and create your wish list for not only your family but your teachers too!  All proceeds benefit the school and it’s lots of fun!

  • Due to the weather this week, we are extending the book fair to next Tuesday, March 21.  We will close out the fair during Math Night.
  • The Book Fair will open as scheduled the rest of the week.  You can visit the fair in the library before school at 8:00 am, or after school between 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  • If you would like your child to ‘shop’ with a teacher at lunch, you can send a sealed envelope with their name to school.
  • If you are available to volunteer on Monday or Tuesday, please send an email to Carolyn Bowen.  Volunteers are needed to cover the following times:  8:00 – 9:00 am, 12:00 – 1:00 pm , or any hour between 3:00 – 6:00 pm.  We will also need extra volunteers for Math Night March 21 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • If you are available and interested in volunteering, please sign up on the link below. This will help us guarantee we are able to keep the fair open every day!
  • https://volunteer.scholastic. com/#/signup/aj5h5XYrC
If there are any questions, please send emails to Carolyn Bowen.

Help our school win up to $15,000 by casting your vote here:  http://wtop.com/contests/2017-click-for-kids-voting/.
It’s quick, easy and you can vote once a day until March 17.  The school with the most votes wins!  Vote today and share the link with friends and family!

Check out this amazing video with our students promoting this contest below or click here:  https://youtu.be/jYHAJuZTBBI.

Please vote today and everyday until March 17!

Voting is open through 5 pm March 17.  One vote per person per day.  Use this link to vote daily:   http://wtop.com/contests/2017-click-for-kids-voting/.

March 21, 2017
5:30 pm
Can we count on you to save the date for Family Math Night?

Due to the inclement weather and multiple activities in the coming weeks, this month’s PTA meeting is now CANCELLED.  PTA will always be mindful that parents and teachers have busy schedules and other commitments and may have to adjust our meetings accordingly.

The next meeting will take place on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Childcare and Dinner Provided


The Home-School Connection
How to Further Your Child’s Development at Home
Thursday,  March 30, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Library

PreK-3 and PreK-4 teachers offer a unique, hands-on experience for parents to:
·         Understand the areas and range of development for your child’s age
·         Learn how teachers are working to develop your children at school
·         Get knowledge and tools to help you further your child’s progress at home
·         Learn more about GOLD, for teaching strategy and developmentally appropriate assessments

*Snacks will be served.  No RSVP necessary.


Spring Auction
April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date for Payne’s 1st Annual Spring Auction – Thursday, April 13th!  If you would like to volunteer and/or organize your classroom’s themed auction basket, contact Charles Swartz.


Purchase Payne Swag Now!

Have you purchased your Payne t-shirt? If you missed one of our recent “pop-up stands” fear not!  Parents can complete the attached order form and return with your payment to Ms. Cox in the front office.  Students can wear these as their uniforms!  Woo Hoo!!  Get your shirt today!

BUY NOW


Spring Break Camp 2017
DPR offers full-day Spring Break Camps for children ages 3 – 12.  Camps are broken into 3 age groups: 3 to 5 years old, 6 to 12 years old, and 8 to 13 years old; and take place during DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break.  DPR provides youth with a variety of structured games, sports, character-education exercises, and arts and crafts. Registration opens March 20 at noon.

Summer Camp 2017
Rolling registration for the 2017 Summer Camp season opened on Monday, February 27 at select site locations.  Each day a different group of site locations will open for registration.  Registration will open each day at 12 noon. Interested participants may register online or in person at the Summer Camp Office.  Register soon as spaces fill fast!


  • March 9 – PreK Parent Committee Meeting
  • March 10 – Coffee with the Principal
  • March 21 – Math Night
  • March 30 – Science Fair
  • March 30 – PreK Parent Meeting:  How to Further Your Kid’s Development at Home
  • March 31 – Records Day:  No school for students
  • March 31 – My School DC Lottery Results Released
  • April 6 – PTA Meeting
  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Spring Auction Fundraiser

PTSA Newsletter – 3/8/2017

Help our school win up to $15,000 by casting your vote here:  http://wtop.com/contests/2017-click-for-kids-voting/.
It’s quick, easy and you can vote once a day until March 17.  The school with the most votes wins!  Vote today and share the link with friends and family!

Check out this amazing video with our students promoting this contest below or click here:  https://youtu.be/jYHAJuZTBBI.

Please vote today and everyday until March 17!

Voting is open through 5 pm March 17.  One vote per person per day.  Use this link to vote daily:   http://wtop.com/contests/2017-click-for-kids-voting/.


The Book Fair opens in 6 days!!!!

Scholastic book fair flyers were sent home with students in their folders today.  Take a look and create your wish list for not only your family but your teachers too!  All proceeds benefit the school and it’s lots of fun!

  • The book fair will ‘launch’ at Math Night, on Tuesday, March 14 and will run through Friday, March 17.
  • Volunteers are needed for 1-hour shifts before & after school, and during lunch. 
  • If you are available and interested in volunteering, please sign up on the link below. This will help us guarantee we are able to keep the fair open every day!
  • https://volunteer.scholastic. com/#/signup/aj5h5XYrC
If there are any questions, please send emails to Carolyn Bowen

Join us for the next Coffee Chit Chat with Principal Byrd this Friday, March 10 at 9:00 am

March 14, 2017
5:30 pm
Can we count on you to save the date for Family Math Night?

Our next PTA Meeting will now take place on March 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm. We will discuss the budget, election process, share nomination forms and more.

Childcare and Dinner Provided


Spring Break Camp 2017
DPR offers full-day Spring Break Camps for children ages 3 – 12.  Camps are broken into 3 age groups: 3 to 5 years old, 6 to 12 years old, and 8 to 13 years old; and take place during DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break.  DPR provides youth with a variety of structured games, sports, character-education exercises, and arts and crafts. Registration opens March 20 at noon.

Summer Camp 2017
Rolling registration for the 2017 Summer Camp season opened on Monday, February 27 at select site locations.  Each day a different group of site locations will open for registration.  Registration will open each day at 12 noon. Interested participants may register online or in person at the Summer Camp Office.  Register soon as spaces fill fast!


The Home-School Connection
How to Further Your Child’s Development at Home
Thursday,  March 30, 2017
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Library

PreK-3 and PreK-4 teachers offer a unique, hands-on experience for parents to:
·         Understand the areas and range of development for your child’s age
·         Learn how teachers are working to develop your children at school
·         Get knowledge and tools to help you further your child’s progress at home
·         Learn more about GOLD, for teaching strategy and developmentally appropriate assessments

*Snacks will be served.  No RSVP necessary.

Spring Auction
April 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date for Payne’s 1st Annual Spring Auction – Thursday, April 13th!  If you would like to volunteer and/or organize your classroom’s themed auction basket, contact Charles Swartz.


Purchase Payne Swag Now!

Have you purchased your Payne t-shirt? If you missed one of our recent “pop-up stands” fear not!  Parents can complete the attached order form and return with your payment to Ms. Cox in the front office.  Students can wear these as their uniforms!  Woo Hoo!!  Get your shirt today!

BUY NOW


Kings Dominion is offering free Pre-K passes for children ages 3 – 5.  The Pre-K passes include unlimited visits to Kings Dominion and Dinosaurs Alive during the 2017 season.  Passes must be redeemed before April 30, 2017.  Click here for additional details:

https://www.kingsdominion.com/tickets-passes/pre-k-pass


  • March 9 – PreK Parent Committee Meeting
  • March 10 – Coffee with the Principal
  • March 14 – Math Night & Scholastic Book Fair
  • March 23 – PTA Meeting
  • March 30 – Science Fair
  • March 30 – PreK Parent Meeting:  How to Further Your Kid’s Development at Home
  • March 31 – Records Day:  No school for students
  • March 31 – My School DC Lottery Results Released
  • April 13 – 1st Annual Payne Spring Auction Fundraiser

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!

http://wtop.com/contests/2017-click-for-kids-voting/

Promotional video presented below:

Promotional flyer presented below:

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