Wayside Waves – 3/15/2020

1. School Closure March 16-27
2. Stem Night Postponed
3. Interested in Serving on the Wayside PTA Board?
4. Lunch/Recess Help Needed
5. Come to Career Day on May 8th!
6. Kindergarten Orientation at Wayside (5/22)
7. Remember to Order a Yearbook!
8. It Takes a Village

1. School Closure March 16-27

Governor Hogan has closed all public schools in Maryland through March 27. We highlight some useful sources of information here:
  • Find more information from MCPS here about the closure due to corononavirus.
  • Visit this site to access MCPS instructional activities for each grade level.
  • See this site for information on closures and cancellations in Montgomery County.
  • Coronavirus information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.
Please continue to visit the MCPS website as updates and answers to frequently asked questions will be posted regularly. Feel free to reach out to the Wayside PTA Board, listed at the bottom of this email, at any time. Until we return to school, stay well, help your neighbors, and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

2. STEM Night Postponed

Due to the MCPS closure March 16-27, the PTA is postponing STEM Night until the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to sharing a fun and inspiring night of science with the Wayside community next year!

3. Interested in Serving on the Wayside PTA Board?

Would you like to help Wayside be the best school it can be? We’re looking for a few good parents to join the PTA Board next year! The Nominating Committee (Nellie Abdallah, Noor Kirdar, Rita Obiora, Mark Smith, Jackie Stief, and Liqun Zhao) is seeking candidates for the following positions on the 2020-2021 Wayside PTA Board:
  • VP-Ways & Means (oversees fundraising activities)
  • VP-Volunteers (recruits volunteers for PTA and school activities)
  • Treasurer (maintains PTA finances)
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Nellie Abdallah at nellielaw@yahoo.com.

4. Lunch/Recess Help Needed (3/31-4/3)

The school needs some parent help during lunch and recess March 31 through April 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m. If you have an hour to spare, please contact Ms. Darian Sessoms in the main office at Darian_M_Sessoms@mcpsmd.org.

5. Come to Career Day on May 8!

Wayside is gearing up for Career Day on May 8! We are looking for three presenters for each grade K-2, and 12 to 16 presenters for the older grades. You can sign up here.

6. Kindergarten Orientation at Wayside (5/22)

Wayside will hold Kindergarten Orientation on Friday, May 22. Kindergarten Orientation is designed to help parents enroll their children, including the completion of health forms, and to assist students in becoming acquainted with future friends and the school environment. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, and their parents are invited to attend. Visit the Wayside Website for additional information.

7. Remember to Order a Yearbook!

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase for $20. Please order by Friday, April 3. Make checks payable to Wayside Elementary School. We strongly encourage the use of our online payment system. It’s easy to use and convenient. Also, 5th graders baby photos are being collected for the “Guess Who?” page for the yearbook. Photos can be sent to yearbookwayside@gmail.com until March 30.

8. It Takes A Village
The PTA hosted a “Snack Day” for our wonderful teachers and staff at Wayside on March 11. Thank you, Marianne Beardall, for organizing!

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10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854