Wayside Waves 11.13.22

1. Volunteer at Wayside’s Turkey Trot
2. Reflections
3. Amazon Smile
4. MCPS Budget Information Sessions
5. Special Education Citizens Advisory Council Meeting
6. Provide Your Input on the 2023–2024 School Calendar

 7. Digital Backpack

1. Volunteer at Wayside’s Turkey Trot Wednesday, November 16th
Are you available for 1 hour (9:45-10:45am) on Wednesday?  We still need a few more volunteers.
Whether the kids are running or cheering, the Turkey Trot is sure to be another fun day! We are looking for volunteers to help get the kids ready and pass out water. Please sign up here if you would like to volunteer. Questions? Email Kirsten.t.carr@gmail.com.
2. Calling all Wayside artists!

The deadline is only 9 days away!  Get your submission ready today!

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.

3. AmazonSmile
Don’t forget to use AmazonSmile when you do your holiday shopping this year! Designate Wayside Elem as your charity and shop on smile.amazon.com or turn on the AmazonSmile option in the Amazon app.  Give a little to Wayside this holiday season when you shop for your family and friends!
4. MCPS Budget Information Sessions
5. Special Education Citizens Advisory Council Meeting
6. Provide Your Input on the 2023–2024 MCPS Calendar

If you haven’t taken a look at the proposed calendars for next school year, I encourage you to check out the survey below and provide your feedback as there are a couple options that are very different from recent years.

Please share your input for next year’s school calendar. This quick survey seeks to gauge the community’s opinions on the calendar scenarios developed for the 2023–2024 school year. Staff will use your feedback to develop a final recommendation to be presented at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Let your voice be heard and share your input by Monday, Nov. 30.
Access the survey.

7. 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

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