Wayside Waves 10.30.22

 1. Reflections
2. Spirit Night at Potomac Pizza
3. Printed Directories
4. Upcoming MCPS events
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 headed your way!

The printed school directories started going home last week.  If you joined the PTA and do not receive your directory by the end of the week, please email president@waysidepta.org.
We have a few extras, so there’s still time to join the PTA and get a printed directory of your very own!

4. Upcoming MCPS events

November 2 from 6-8:30 p.m.: Curriculum Nights have returned.  MCPS will host live Zoom presentations. In addition to the overview, you can attend up to three different 30-35 minute sessions. There are elementary, middle and high school options for each session. The agenda includes discussion of English/literacy and math in elementary and middle school, including available math courses / pathways in middle school. For high school, MCPS will review English, graduation requirements and the new Health curriculum. Access to all presentations will be posted under the “News and Announcements” section on the webpage here.

November 5 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northwood High School: MCPS will host a free STEAM Festival Showcase at Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, 20901.

November 12, 2022 at 10-12 p.m.: The Maryland STEM Festival / Cyber Family Fest at Ignite Hub (ignitehubmc.com), Montgomery College, 900 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 includes student and professional panels, career and training pathways, Apple Swift playground demos, online safety tips for families, student cyber challenge information.

5. 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