Wayside Waves – 3/8/2020

1. Interested in Serving on the Wayside PTA Board?
2. Flex Academies Registration Begins March 9th
3. Stem Night 
4. Lunch/Recess Help Needed (3/31-4/3)
5. Come to Career Day on May 8th!
6. Kindergarten Orientation at Wayside (5/22)
7. It Takes a Village

1. Interested in Serving on the Wayside PTA Board?

Would you like to help Wayside be the best school it can be? We’re looking for a few good parents to join the PTA Board next year! The Nominating Committee (Nellie Abdallah, Noor Kirdar, Rita Obiora, Mark Smith, Jackie Stief, and Liqun Zhao) is seeking candidates for the following positions on the 2020-2021 Wayside PTA Board:
  • VP-Ways & Means (oversees fundraising activities)
  • VP-Volunteers (recruits volunteers for PTA and school activities)
  • Treasurer (maintains PTA finances)
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Nellie Abdallah at nellielaw@yahoo.com.

2. Flex Academies Registration Begins March 9

We are so excited to be offering a full schedule of enrichment activities with Flex Academy this spring. We know your kids are ready to hop into a new activity. Registration opens on March 9 at 9 a.m. and closes on March 24. Please see our flyer and class descriptions and save the date to enroll!

3. STEM Night (3/25)Save the date!! Inviting all wayside families to the 2020 STEM Night on March 25th, Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Be STEM-tastic!!!

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Night is coming up at Wayside – make sure you don’t miss it! Join us for an evening of exploration, investigation, and learning with fun, hands-on activities, presentations, and popular exhibits from external vendors for the whole family.

It’s open to ALL Wayside community to participate!  You (parent and child) can participate by:

  1. Managing a table with pre-determined fun projects (materials will be provided)..see below for more information.
  2. Showcase your own project ideas.

Either way, you and your child are going to have a lot of STEM-tastic fun!! No age limit!
Please sign-up to grab your spot by 2/1/2020!
SSL kids will be given credits for volunteering!
The STEM committee welcomes suggestions and questions from the Wayside community. So please feel free to contact us!
Email: stemcommittee.wayside@gmail.com

Pre-determined S.T.E.M projects like……
Mystery number cards
Magic balloon
Tower building
Balancing birds
Paper bridge
Swim with sharks
Elsa power
And much more…..

External Vendors
Churchill Stem Club
Panda Coding
Georgetown Medical Professionals
Mad Science
And much more……

4. Lunch/Recess Help Needed (3/31-4/3)

The school needs some parent help during lunch and recess March 31 through April 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m. If you have an hour to spare, please contact Ms. Darian Sessoms in the main office at Darian_M_Sessoms@mcpsmd.org.

5. Come to Career Day on May 8!

Wayside is gearing up for Career Day on May 8! We are looking for three presenters for each grade K-2, and 12 to 16 presenters for the older grades. You can sign up here.

6. Kindergarten Orientation at Wayside (5/22)

Wayside will hold Kindergarten Orientation on Friday, May 22. Kindergarten Orientation is designed to help parents enroll their children, including the completion of health forms, and to assist students in becoming acquainted with future friends and the school environment. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, and their parents are invited to attend. Visit the Wayside Website for additional information.

7. It Takes A Village
A round of applause for Carly Blackstone and Amy Edwards for organizing the 5th grade talent show! Thanks for giving our oldest students a night to shine!

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10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854