Wayside Waves 11/14/2021

  1. Wayside’s Virtual Book Fair
  2. Call for Reflections entries
  3. Spirit Night at Chipotle
  4. Turkey Trot Volunteers Needed
  5. Girls on the Run
  6. Wayside Spirit Wear
  7. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!
  8. Wayside PTA General Membership Meeting
  9. Did you get your Wayside directory?
1.  Wayside’s Virtual Book Fair is November 5th – 18th!

Shop the book fair today!

Tuesday, November 16th, 6-7pm: Teacher Reading Night
Thursday, November 18th: Dress as a book character

And don’t forget that when you shop our Scholastic Book Fair, you also earn rewards for Wayside!


 2. Calling all artists at Wayside!

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 2021-2022 theme is I Will Change the World by …
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 Art

There is also a division for the Special Artists.

Official rules & category specific guidelines can be found:

Please find the entry form here: https://www.pta.org/docs/default-source/files/programs/reflections/reflections-2020-2021/fillable-form_local-leader.pdf. The upper half will be filled in by the reflections chair.

This program runs virtually across Maryland this year.

Art, along with the entry form must be received by Liqun Zhao (zhaoliqun1121@gmail.com) on or before December 1, 2021

 3. Wayside Spirit Night

Save the Date for the next Wayside Spirit Night at Chipotle in Potomac Village: Tuesday November 16th, 2021 from 5-9pm! – Get your Chipotle dinner before the PTA General Meeting and Teacher Reading Night!  Wayside will get 33% of all sales *ONLY* if we meet a minimum of $150 in total sales.  See Flyer for instructions if you’d like to order online or through the app.
Can you attach the emailed chipotle pdf to the word flyer please?
Either show the cashier the digital flyer, paper flyer, mention the Wayside fundraiser, or use the app or website to order online.

To Order online and pickup Chipotle,  use the Promo Code NFVTPEK on the Chipotle app or website.

Please note that fundraiser online ordering is only valid for pickup, NOT delivery.

 4. Wayside’s second Turkey Trot needs your help

The Wayside SGA is looking for volunteers to help monitor students as they participate in this year’s Turkey Trot. Volunteers are also needed to help set up and clean up the event.  If you are available to help at the Turkey Trot on Tuesday, November 23, please sign up here.

 5. Girls on the Run needs YOU!

Calling all Wayside Parents/Guardians!
Wayside would love to sponsor a Girls on the Run team in the spring, 2022 for girls in grades 3,4 and 5.  Girls on the Run trains girls to run a non-competitive 5k while instilling confidence, perseverance and healthy habits.
In order to form a team we need:

  • 1 site liaison (coordinates the program)
  • 3-4 coaches who can commit 1-2x per week for 10 weeks plus complete all training and background checks. (each day would run from 4pm – 5/5:15 pm; days would be determined by the coaches availability)

Here is the approximate timeline for spring, 2022:

  • Dec/January: Site Commitments due
  • Early Feb: Coach Daughter Registration
  • Mid Feb: Program Registration Opens
  • Mid March: Season Starts
  • Mid to late May: GOTR MOCO 5K

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Jackie Stief at activities@waysidepta.org

 6. Wayside Spirit Wear

Wayside Hoodies make a great holiday gift!  15% off custom Hoodies at our Wayside Spirit Store! Use the code for item numbers below.


And shipping is always free on orders of $50 or more!

 7. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!

We are looking for someone to chair our after-school enrichments program.  Please contact Kirsten Carr at volunteers@waysidepta.org if you are interested or would like more information.


8. PTA General Membership Meeting

Join us for a few minutes at the start of the second teacher reading night on Tuesday, November 16th, for an update on the PTA’s activities this year.

 9.  Did you get your Wayside directory?

Wayside directories went out to our PTA members this week!
If you joined the PTA and did not receive your directory, please email Melissa Adler at president@waysidepta.org.
It’s not too late to join the PTA and get your very own copy of the Wayside directory!  Join here today!

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