Wayside Waves 11/28/2021

1. KINDH 2021
2. Last Call for Reflections entries
3. Girls on the Run
4. December Spirit Night
5. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!
6. It Takes a Village

1. KINDH 2021

It’s time to sign up to help make the holiday season special for a family in need! Drop off unwrapped gifts in the front hall at Wayside with a note that includes the family number and child’s name by December 13th.

 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. 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

 4. Spirit Night at Colada Shop is December 15th

Save the date for Wayside’s next Spirit Night at Colada Shop on December 15, 2021.  More details to follow.

 5. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!

We are looking for someone to chair our after school enrichments program and help make a great STEM event.  Please contact Kirsten Carr at volunteers@waysidepta.org if you are interested or would like more information.

 6. It Takes a Village

Thank you to the Wayside SGA for organizing this year’s Turkey Trot and to the Wayside community for providing so much food for the Manna Food Center!

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