Wayside Waves 11/8/2020

1. Online Book Fair + Teacher Reading Night!
2. Spirit Night at Gregorio’s on November 17!
3. MCPS Releases Framework for In-Person Instruction
4. MCPS Interactive Boundary Tool + Survey
5. Harris Teeter Rewards
6. Reflections

7. Where’s My School Directory?

1. Wayside Book Fair + Special Events

We know you are all missing the excitement and fun of the annual Scholastic Book Fair. This year’s Book Fair is online and will run until November 19. Don’t forget to shop online!

Enter the Book Fair Scavenger Hunt using this document.  Send your finished entries (with your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the form) to Linda Young at logowear@waysidepta.org. One student from each grade will win 20 Scholastic Dollars to spend at the Book Fair! Submit your entry by November 13 and we will pick the winners then. You have to be in it to win it!

The highlight each year is our Teacher Reading Night at the Book Fair. While we cannot get together for cookies and milk this year, we have our fantastic teachers lined up to read to you on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. It will be such a pleasure to see the familiar faces of our teachers! Zoom details will be sent in a separate email. A brief PTA general membership meeting will take place before at the beginning of the reading night.

2. Spirit Night at Gregorio’s on November 17!

Come to the first Spirit Night of the school year at Gregorio’s at Cabin John Mall on November 17 between 4 and 10 p.m.! Enjoy delicious Italian food and pizza for carry out or dine in. Mention “Wayside” when placing your order and 10% of proceeds will be donated to the PTA to support programs that directly benefit our kids.

3. MCPS Releases Framework for In-Person Instruction

MCPS staff presented a proposed framework for the return of students to in-person instruction starting January 2021 to the Board of Education. Learn more about the framework here.

4. MCPS Interactive Boundary Tool + Survey

The MCPS Interactive Boundary Explorer was developed to give the MCPS community an opportunity to interact with the data being analyzed as part of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis, and add their voice to the process. See the Interactive Boundary Tool here and participate in the survey, which is open until December 1.

5. Harris Teeter Rewards

Tie your Harris Teeter card to Wayside to give Wayside rewards! To do so, please go to https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education and link your reward card today! Find Wayside in the search bar and log in to the Harris Teeter account to link your school to your shopping card! Find Wayside as School Code 7932!
School Code: 7932

6. 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 2020-2021 theme is

I Matter Because…

There are six categories for this friendly competition, and participants can enter in more than one category.

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.

Please find the rules for the six categories, the rules for the Special Artist Division, and the entry form.

This program runs virtually across Maryland this year.

Art, along with the entry form must be received by Edith Deng (edithdeng@gmail.com) on or before November 30th, 2020.

7. Where’s My School Directory?

Didn’t pick up your school directory last week? Email president@waysidepta.org to get your copy.
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