Wayside Waves 12.18.22

 1. Wayside Spirit Week
2. Winter Enrichment Registration
3. Girls on the Run Needs You
4. Wayside Talent Show

5. Skate Night
 6. It Takes A Village
 7. Feedback Requested on MCCPTA Advocacy Priorities
8. Feedback Requested on MCCPTA Resolution on Digital Balance

1. Wayside Spirit Week Starts Tomorrow!
2. Register for winter enrichments now!
Registration is now open for the winter enrichment session!  You can choose from cooking, dance, arts, chess, yoga, science, sports and more!  Please use the Kiddo link to sign your students up!  Read the dates very carefully as providers are running different programming to best suit their curriculum needs.  Registration closes on Thursday, December 22nd.
3. Calling all 3rd-5th grade parents!

Wayside is hoping to host a Girls on the Run team for girls in grades 3-5 in the spring months (March – May).  Coaches are the heart of the GOTR program! Each season, volunteer coaches inspire and guide a team, two days a week, through a tried-and-true curriculum that instills confidence and self-empowerment skills, while training for a 5k! Not a runner? No problem, all you need is a desire to support and encourage 3rd-5th grade girls. If you are able to commit to two days a week, please contact Jackie Stief at activities@waysidepta.org to learn more!

4. Wayside Talent Show
Do you have a special talent that you want to share with the Wayside community? The Wayside Talent Show is looking for students to perform in our first in person talent show since 2019. Sign up now to receive additional information about submitting videos of your talent by January 21, 2023. We can’t wait to see you on the stage on March 24th! Questions? Contact Paula Reible at paulareible@gmail.com.
5. Skate Night
Join us at the Cabin John Ice Rink on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 6:30 to 8pm for an evening of skating!  If you plan to attend, please sign up here! Skate admission will be covered by the PTA. Skate rentals can be purchased for $4 at the rink.  Spectators can watch for free.  Hope to see you on the ice!
6. It Takes A Village
Thank you to Edith Deng, Aashima Palmer, Inta Mylov, Suzette Peng, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Aleisha Coughlin, Kirsten Carr, Elizabeth Chan, Neha Vohra Shah and Melissa Adler for donating cookies and Kusshi for providing the food for our amazing Wayside staff during their Holiday lunch on Monday!

Thank you to Jackie Stief, Jaime Edlow, Sarah Appleby, Kristin Lavender, Andrea Labat, Edith Deng, and Lindsay Freishtat for helping wrap presents for KINDH on Tuesday!
Thank you to all the 4th and 5th graders who helped wrap over 128 gifts!
And our sincerest gratitude to all the Wayside families that donated gifts! Your generosity will make the holidays a little brighter for several local families!

7. Seeking feedback on the draft MCCPTA 2022-2023 Advocacy Priorities

Dear Wayside PTA members,

The Advocacy Committee of Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Association is seeking feedback from local PTAs on the the draft MCCPTA 2022-2023 Advocacy Priorities. If you have any modifications or comments to propose, please email the Wayside MCCPTA delegates (delegate1@waysidepta.org and delegate2@waysidepta.org) by January 11th (Wednesday). Wayside PTA Board will discuss the feedback collected, and prepare a summary report to MCCPTA accordingly. When reviewing the draft:
1) Please include the reference to the line number given in the PDF file if making modifications or comments;
2) The eight topics outlined in the draft are of equal importance. Therefore, the feedback that MCCPTA is soliciting is not on ranking priorities of those seven topics, but rather about any topics that are missing from the draft.

Thank you for your time, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Deepa Narayanan delegate1@waysidepta.org
Yishen Sun delegate2@waysidepta.org
MCCPTA Delegates of Wayside ES

8. Seeking feedback on the draft MCCPTA Screen Time and Digital Balance Resolution
The Curriculum, Health & Wellness and Technology Committees of MCCPTA are proposing a Resolution on Digital Balance, which asks MCPS to develop and adopt county-wide best practices relating to screen time and access to non-digital curriculum resources in the classroom. Wayside PTA has been asked to vote on this resolution. If you have any modifications or comments to propose, please email Wayside MCCPTA delegates (Deepa Narayanan delegate1@waysidepta.org and Yishen Sun delegate2@waysidepta.org) by January 8 (Sunday). Wayside PTA Board will discuss the feedback collected, and prepare a summary report to MCCPTA accordingly.  Thanks!
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