The Fall Book Fair is Almost Here!

Get excited!! Book Fair is coming!! Open to the public November 7th -14th at Wayside. Find the latest and greatest titles that will surely get even the finickiest of readers excited. Previews for the children will take place Thursday and Friday before the book fair officially opens, so be sure to check their backpack for their wish lists!! Parents, you can start shopping on Friday!

Store Hours
Friday 11/7 – 12pm-4pm
Monday 11/10 – 9am-4pm
Tuesday 11/11 – 8am-4pm
Wednesday 11/12 – Pajama Day 9am-3:30pm and 6pm-8pm
Thursday 11/13 – 9am-4pm
Friday 11/14 – 8am-1pm

Special Events
Tuesday 11/11 8am-9am and Friday 8am-9am
Enjoy some coffee and lite bites for your early morning shopping

Wednesday 11/12 6pm-8pm
All Day is Pajama Day! Bring the kids back to school in their PJs for teacher readings and shopping. Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase.

Online Shopping
Can’t wait until then…?? No need to! You can start your shopping beginning Oct 31st ONLINE! Go to Wayside’s online book fair at

Volunteers Needed
You’ve heard the old saying “It Takes a Village”… well, we are in need of several volunteers throughout the entire event. From set up and break down to assisting the children with their selections, we need extra hands to make it all happen. Donating just a few hours of your time will help make this years’ fair the best one yet! Please review
to pick your best times to help out!

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Rock-Able/Battle of The Bands Concert – THANK YOU!!!!!!

A HUGE round of applause goes out to Dena Schoenfeld, Amy Brodsky and Becky Cohn for organizing our very successful Battle of the Bands/Rock-Able Concert Tuesday night. It was truly a great event and a fun night!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to our amazing staff members who got into costume and spirit and performed for us – what creativity and energy they all have – we have a great group of staff members at Wayside. To all our Wayside families who came out and supported SNAP week and our fun staff performances – thank you, as well. Despite the interruption and move inside for rain, a great night was had by all. Our fall merchandise sales that evening were record breaking – a final very big thank you to our logowear chairs, Meredith Berlin & Jen O’Donnell.

SNAPweek Activity Volunteers…THANK YOU!!!!!!
Thank you to the following people who volunteered their time in PE and for our SNAP Simulation Day activities…Sara Niles, Simone Nicholson, Sara Collins, Edith Deng, Taryn Schaffer, Bridget Calhoun, Caryn Ash, Kristin Abshire, Eileen Shih, Maryann Yeganah, Missy Azia, Jessica Chan, Sougal Mollaan, Rhummia David, Heather Davies, Parmis Kamrava, Bonnie Handel, Rebecca Kaizer and a very big thank you to our SNAP volunteers coordinator Bridget Meretta.

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Support Wayside by Shopping at Amazon

We are excited to announce Wayside is officially registered as an AmazonSmile charitable organization and can receive 0.5% from eligible purchases made at AmazonSmile. You can now contribute needed funds to Wayside simply by shopping at Amazon!  When first visiting AmazonSmile at, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization.  Please make sure you select the correct Wayside Elementary. If you have questions, please contact Taryn Schaffer at  Thank you for shopping!

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