Wayside Waves 10.23.22

 1. Reflections
2. Spirit Night at Potomac Pizza
3. Printed Directories
4. MCPS survey
5. Digital Backpack

1. Calling all Wayside artists!

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!

For more than 50 years, National PTA has celebrated the imagination and creativity of students through the Reflections program. Reflections is a unique arts-in-education effort as it engages all students, including two age groups for elementary schools: Primary for K through grade 2, and Intermediate for grade 3 through grade 5. The 2022-2023 theme is Show Your Voice!

There are six categories for this friendly competition, and participants can enter in more than one category. Below are the six categories
1)      Dance Choreography
2)      Film Production
3)      Literature
4)      Music Composition
5)      Photography
6)      Visual Arts
There is also a division for the Special Artists.
Official rules & category specific guidelines can be found:

Entries are due by November 22, 2022. Please fill out this entry form. (The upper half will be filled in by the reflections chair.)

Questions? Email our Reflections chair, Chuanwen Lu, at c.lumails@gmail.com.

2. Spirit Night at Potomac Pizza is on November 10th!

Join us at Potomac Pizza in Potomac Village between 4pm and 8pm to help support the Wayside PTA and have a yummy dinner!

3. Printed School Directories are Coming!

The printed school directories will be making their way to the homes of our PTA members very soon.  We’ve ordered a few extras, so there’s still time to join the PTA and get a printed directory of your very own!

4. MCPS Survey

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is ready to collect survey data from parents to gather input from families about their experiences in MCPS, per the Center for Applied Linguistics Evaluation of the English Language Development (ELD) program for Emergent Multilingual Learners (EMLs) and instruction/supports for Latina/o/e in MCPS.
Participation is completely voluntary and all information will be confidential. Names will not be used in reports or papers about this project. Additionally, personal information will not be shared with MCPS schools, teachers, or administrators.
More information can be found here. The Survey Monkey link, in each of these documents, is the same for all languages.
You can also directly access the CAL Parent Surveys by clicking on the links below: English: Parent Survey

 Spanish: Encuesta para padres

 Amharic: የወላጅ ጥናት

 Chinese: 家長調查

 Korean: 학부모 설문조사

 Portuguese: Pesquisa de Pais

 Vietnamese: Khảo sát phụ huynh

 French: Enquête auprès des parents

4. 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.

MSA Winter Activities
MSA Winter Basketball League
Club Friday at Potomac Community Center

Theme: Overlay by Kaira Wayside Elementary School
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854