Wayside Waves 4.28.24

 1. Spirit Night at Carmen’s Ice
2. Volunteers Needed for Play Day and Field Day
3. Staff Appreciation Week is Coming
4. Yard Signs for 5th Graders
5. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 7th
6. Save the Date for Spring Fling
7. PTA Financial Review Committee
8. MCCPTA Curriculum Committee Instructional Equity Workshop

 9. WCHS PTSA Seeking Candidates for SY24-25 Board
10. MCCPTA Seeking Candidates for Cluster Coordinator
11. Amazon Wish Lists
12. Yearbook Photo Collection

 13. Digital Backpack

1. Spirit Night at Carmen’s Ice is on May 1st!

2. Play Day and Field Day are on May 20th!

3. Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!

4. Celebrate your 5th grader’s promotion to middle school with a yard sign!  
Yard signs are available to purchase at this link: https://spirithero.com/collections/wayside 

Orders must be placed by May 12th on Spirit Hero’s website.  Signs are $20 each, or $25 if you choose to personalize the sign with your student’s name.  All signs will be delivered to the school for pick-up (anticipated delivery before June 1st).
Congratulations to all of our wonderful 5th graders!

5. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 7th
Please join us at our final PTA meeting on May 7th to elect our 2024-2025 PTA Executive Board. All Wayside PTA members are eligible to vote.

Slate for the 2024-2025 Wayside PTA Board
President: Jax Stief
Secretary: Jing Shi
Treasurer: Kristen Lavender
VP DEI: Adam Barrer
VP Community Enrichments: Lee Kim
VP Events: Kristin Silbowitz
VP Family Engagement: Amy Bernstein
VP Fundraising: Lauren Slavin
MCCPTA Delegates: Jonathan Carr and Maria Tripplaar

The PTA is grateful to our Nominating Committee of Jonathan Carr, Melissa Raggi and Mallory Repellin for putting together next year’s board.

6. Save the Date for Spring Fling on May 18th

7. PTA Financial Review Committee
We are looking for two additional volunteers for the PTA Financial Review Committee this summer to review the PTA financial records.  Each volunteer spends a few hours reviewing the PTA financial records and ensures the records are complete.  The records are then passed to the next committee member. This is a great way to be involved with the PTA, but on your own time, as we work around reviewers schedules.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christina at treasurer@waysidepta.org.
8. MCCPTA Curriculum Committee Instructional Equity Workshop

9. WCHS PTSA Seeks Candidates to Serve on the PTSA Board for the 2024-2025 School Year
If you will have a student at Winston Churchill HS next year, this is an amazing opportunity to get involved in the school and work with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators to advocate and engage the robust Churchill community.  To learn more or express your interest, please complete this Candidate Interest Form.  Deadline to submit the form is May 1, 2024.
10. MCCPTA Seeks Candidates to Serve as Winston Churchill Cluster Coordinators for the 2024-2025 School Year
A Winston Churchill Cluster Coordinator works with local PTAs in the cluster (Bells Mill ES, Beverly Farms ES, Potomac ES, Seven Locks ES, Wayside ES, Cabin John MS, Hoover MS, and Winston Churchill HS) regarding compliance, transition support, advocacy (specific advocacy to school, testimony for MCPS Capital Improvement Programs and MCPS Operating Budget), guidance, and more.  Interested?  Please contact Susan Lifsey at SusanLifsey@gmail.com.

11. Amazon Wish Lists


Weinbaum’s Art Class
Mrs. Freundel’s Counseling
Mrs. Rhoads’ Media Center
Mr. Rod’s Music Class
Ms. Way’s PE Class

Mrs. Jendzurski

Mrs. Young’s Class
Ms. Saunder’s Class
Ms. Egan’s Class

1st Grade
Mrs. Rudolph’s Class
Ms. Claus’ Class
Ms. Yanow’s Class

2nd Grade
Ms. Gambrell’s Class
Mrs. Adams’ Class
Ms. Bronfman’s Class

3rd Grade
Ms. Deutsch’s Class
Mrs. Kaperst’s Class

4th Grade
Ms. Katzen’s Class

Mr. Heckhaus’ Class

5th Grade
Ms. Wells’ Class
Ms. Bortnick’s Class
Ms. Levine’s Class
Ms. Drannan’s Class

Ms. Homan’s Class
Ms. Solender’s Class
PEP INC.: Mrs. Gray and Ms. Shafter

12. Yearbook Photo Collection

Questions? Contact the yearbook committee at yearbook@waysidepta.org.

13.  Digital Backpack
The Wayside PTA provides information on enrichment opportunities in our community as a courtesy to parents. The Wayside PTA does not endorse or recommend any enrichment opportunities.

Summer Camp at CCACC Academy
Steve and Kate’s Camp
RoboCamps Summer Program
Calling all fifth-grade students who have considered being part of Scouts
MSA Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill Potomac Village

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