Wayside Waves 12.3.23

1. 2nd General PTA Meeting
2. Winter Enrichments

 4. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
5. Donations needed for Wayside Holiday Lunch
6. Coaches needed for Girls on the Run
7. Free Shipping on Wayside Spirit Wear
8. Wayside Spirit Week
9. Amazon Wish Lists
10. Yearbook Photo Collection

 11. Digital Backpack

1. 2nd General PTA Meeting
Our next PTA meeting will be at Wayside ES this Tuesday, December 5th at 6pm!
The brief PTA meeting will be followed by a presentation on Restorative Justice by Ms. Freundel.
The grade with the most representation will win a prize!

2. Winter Enrichments
Sign up for winter enrichments at Kiddo now!  (Select Winter from the drop down menu.) Registration closes on December 19th. Please note some enrichments are for specific grades before registering. Share with your friends when registering to ensure classes have enough enrollment!

Flyers can be found in the digital backpack.
It’s that special time of year again when Wayside supports families in need during the holidays. Wayside has been a generous partner with KINDH, a nonprofit organization that serves low-income families during the holiday season in Montgomery County.

This year we have two lists of needs so that each family we serve can be taken care of to the fullest degree!

Please look for your child’s grade level and provide to families in need.  All items should be NEW and unwrapped.  Please label all items with the family number so we can organize everything accordingly.  All items must be at Wayside by Monday, December 18th.

PEP, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades

SCB, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

4. Save the Date for a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night!

5. Donations needed for Wayside Holiday Lunch
The PTA will be celebrating our fabulous Wayside staff by providing lunch on December 14th.  In order to make this a huge success, we need a few items from the community.  Click here to donate an item so that staff can enjoy a wonderful holiday lunch!  All items should be delivered to Kirsten Carr (fundraising@waysidepta.org) or Kristin Silbowitz (activities@waysidepta.org) by Wednesday, December 13th.

6. Wayside is looking for Girls on the Run coaches to host a spring team for girls in grades 3-5.
Girls on the Run, a national non-profit organization, designs programming that strengthens third- to eighth grade girls’ social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences.”  Coaches mentor and instruct girls on confidence, inclusion and healthy habits for life while training for a 5k run.

Practices are twice a week from March through May, culminating in a 5k run with the Montgomery County communities.

Wayside requires dedicated parent coaches for the program to operate successfully.

Please reach out to Kristin Silbowitz at activities@waysidepta.org if you are interested.

7. Free Shipping on Wayside Spirit Wear through December 10th!
Looking for a great holiday gift? Wayside Spirit Wear is your answer! There is free shipping on all orders made through December 10th.  Create your own Wayside Spirit Wear here! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA.

Questions? Email Kirsten Carr at fundraising@waysidepta.org.

8. Get Ready for a Wayside Spirit Week!

9. Amazon Wish Lists


Weinbaum’s Art Class
Mrs. Freundel’s Counseling
Mrs. Rhoads’ Media Center
Mr. Rod’s Music Class

Mrs. Jendzurski

Mrs. Young’s Class
Ms. Saunder’s Class
Ms. Egan’s Class

1st Grade
Mrs. Rudolph’s Class
Ms. Claus’ Class
Ms. Yanow’s Class

2nd Grade
Ms. Gambrell’s Class
Mrs. Adams’ Class
Ms. Bronfman’s Class

3rd Grade
Ms. Deutsch’s Class
Mrs. Kaperst’s Class

4th Grade
Ms. Katzen’s Class

Mr. Heckhaus’ Class

5th Grade
Ms. Wells’ Class
Ms. Bortnick’s Class
Ms. Levine’s Class
Ms. Drannan’s Class

Ms. Homan’s Class
Ms. Solender’s Class
PEP INC.: Mrs. Gray and Ms. Shafter

10. Yearbook Photo Collection

Questions? Contact the yearbook committee at yearbook@waysidepta.org.

11.  Digital Backpack
The Wayside PTA provides information on enrichment opportunities in our community as a courtesy to parents. The Wayside PTA does not endorse or recommend any enrichment opportunities.

Bethesda Track Club
Elevate Debate (info session for students on 12/8–3rd-5th grade recommended)
Big Learning
Lego Club (K-2)
Lego Club (3-5)
Creative Adventure
MSA Winter 23/24
MSA Winter Basketball 23/24
Ultimate Magic
Overtime Athletics
Mad Science NASA
ACD Dance
Kids Paint Club
Gold Signature Writers
Mudskippers Pottery
Coding with Kids