Payne Elementary – Paul Jones, Principal
Hopefully March will come in like a lamb! The winter has definitely been better than
last year, but the flu virus has thrived in Northwest Ohio! As a reminder, if your child has the flu,
they cannot return to school until 24 hours have passed after they are fever
As we approach Spring, we have a busy month ahead of us as we have several events going on, Preschool and Kindergarten screening/registration, STEAM Museum, and the beginning of our last nine weeks (that’s right…the last nine weeks of the school year).
Read Across America
Our school will celebrate Read Across America again this
year from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6. This same week we will also be having the
Follet Book Fair, where student may purchase books and other items. Our 5th annual Book Exchange, led
by Mrs. Krouse, will also take place Friday, March 6. Students are encouraged to bring in up to 4
gently used books that may be exchanged for different books to take home.
Traditional Kindergarten Screening
Wayne Trace will have two Kindergarten age programs for the
2020-21 school year. These options
include a Transitional Kindergarten depending upon the numbers, and a regular
Students enrolled in both Traditional Kindergarten and
Transitional Kindergarten will need to be 5 years old on or before September
All students interested in enrolling in either program are
required to participate in the Kindergarten screening process. Screenings will take place at WTPE on April
6-7. To register your child, please fill
out the form that was sent home with students, or call the school at
It is important to note that the Transitional Kindergarten classroom will
be contingent upon a minimum enrollment as determined by Wayne Trace
Battle of the Books
WTPE School-wide Battle
of the Books will be held on March 10, with the winning team competing at the
Paulding County Fairgrounds on March 25th.
Mobile Ed Production’s will be putting on a portable, hands-on museum on March 25th in the
Payne Elementary Gymnasium. The name of
the event is the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Museum. It will take place during the school day and
is made possible by our 21st Century After School Program. This is a great opportunity for our students
and the experience will benefit our students academically. I have not experienced this program before,
but it looks similar to COSI on Wheels, which many of you may be familiar with.
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Payne Elementary event cancellations will often be posted
here, as well as recognition of students and staff, and the wonderful everyday
things we do here at Wayne Trace Payne Elementary!
March 30 - Butter Braid Orders due
April 7 - Butter Braid Pickup 3:00 - 5:00