Payne Elementary School PTA

$4,830 of $4,580 goal

Raised by 78 people in 28 months
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Payne Elementary PTA
for Payne Elementary School Parents Teachers Students Association
 WASHINGTON, DC
Payne Elementary School, a Title I school in SE Washington DC, needs funds for two urgent and time-sensitive needs: books for its classrooms, and a trip for their award-winning Robotics Club to attend the World Championships.

The books are for the 4th grade and 5th grade , which are still lacking classroom libraries for children to practice reading. We can purchase *300* books per grade from Scholastic at amazingly discounted prices ($1003 for 4th grade/$1070 for 5th grade) but the discount ends SOON, on February 28. The full price is twice that! So we are seeking $2073 to purchase these books so our kids have the tools they need to learn and grow.

From Ms. Foster, 4th grade Payne teacher: "My students are eager readers in 4th grade at Payne Elementary School. They are avid readers and we want to make sure the library at our Title 1 School has enough books to keep up with their love of learning! Having a large selection of books will help keep our readers engaged, and show them how much fun reading can be."

Payne also needs help for its wonderful Robotics Team. Though this is only their first year, they are already winning awards! The team was awarded the "Elementary School Excellence Award" at the Washington DC VEX IQ Challenge and qualified for the championship tournament. Congratulations to the team! Now they are raising money for their registration and travel to the 2017 VEX Worlds Championship in Louisville, KY on April 23-25, 2017. The team is raising money for registration fees ($850), transportation (est. $1000), lodging (est. $5600 for 4 nights/10 rooms each) and a new robotics kit ($395) for their competition! Please help our little engineers travel to their competition.


(Note: donations are tax-deductible. The Payne Elementary School PTA is a registered 501(c)3.)
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AMAZING NEWS! We have just confirmed that Pepco has agreed to donate *** $5000 *** to help our amazing Robotics Team get to the world championships. Combined with our belief - and fervent hope - that we can do this trip for a bit under our initial estimated budget, we are therefore declaring this GoFundMe to be fully funded!!!
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Oh my goodness we are SO EXCITED! Thanks to Payne's amazing supporters, both the robotics championship registration fee AND the new robotics kit have been funded. To everyone who is cheering on this wonderful robotics team, THANK YOU! The registration fee is being sent over tomorrow (Thursday) and we are working hard to find the lowest-cost way to transport and house the team in Kentucky for the competition.
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We did it! Thanks to all our generous donors - including $100 delivered to the PTA directly - we have funded BOTH classroom libraries!! And thanks to earlier hard work and grant writing by Payne parents, all Payne grades from Kindergarten through grade 5 will have brand new in-class Scholastic libraries this year. What a wonderful community of Payne supporters!

Next up: the registration fee for the Robotics Team to attend the world championships in Kentucky!
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THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far! In only three short hours we have already funded our first priority: a 4th grade classroom library! I am so excited to place the order now - like, right now - so this brand-new set of 300 books can be in the classroom as soon as possible. This is all due to the help of this wonderful Payne community. You are amazing.
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$4,830 of $4,580 goal

Raised by 78 people in 28 months
Created February 16, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Payne Elementary School Parents Teachers Students Association
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Washington, DC
EIN: 813654908
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Robin Bennett
27 months ago

Congratulations from the Miracle Makers, Robotics Team

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27 months ago
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27 months ago

Go Wildcats! We are so proud of you!!

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