Wayside Waves 5/1/2022

  1. Staff Appreciation Week starts Tuesday!
  2. Play Day and Field Day: Volunteers Needed
  3. 4th General Membership meeting: PTA Board Election and Vote on Bylaws on May 17th
  4. It Takes a Village
  5. Trees were distributed!
  6. Reporting positive Covid tests
  7. Flyers
1. Staff Appreciation Week


2. Play Day and Field Day – Volunteers Needed!

Play Day (May 23rd) and Field Day (May 24th) are quickly approaching. In order to make these days a success, the PTA is looking for volunteers! We need your help with activity stations, making sure the kids have snacks and water to keep them going and a few other great ways to get involved.  Please sign up here if you are available to volunteer on one or both days. It should be a lot of fun for all! 

Questions? Contact Kirsten Carr (kirsten.t.carr@gmail.com). 



3. PTA Board Election and Vote on Bylaws on May 17th

The PTA Board Election/Bylaws Approval/4th general membership meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. During this brief meeting, we will elect the 2022-2023 Wayside PTA Board slate. All Wayside PTA members are eligible to vote. Please register to attend this meeting and get the Zoom link.

Slate for the 2022-2023 Wayside PTA Board:

President Melissa Adler
Secretary Edith Deng
Treasurer Christina Superina
VP Administration Garrick Yau
VP Programs Kristin Silbowitz
VP Community Enrichment Jackie Stief
VP Ways & Means Kirsten Carr
VP Volunteers Amy Bernstein
MCCPTA Delegates Deepa Narayanan, Yishen Sun


The PTA is grateful to our Nominating Committee (Nellie Abdallah, Jonathan Carr, Michelle Martin, Ziyang Su) for putting together next year’s board.

We will also need to vote on our new Bylaws for Free State PTA.  The Bylaws can be found here.

4. It Takes a Village


Thank you so much to Seema Gupta and Melissa Adler for helping Wayside recertify as a Maryland Green School in 2022 through the  Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education.

If you are interested in being a Green Team leader (and will have a child at Wayside in 2026), please contact Melissa Adler at president@waysidepta.org.

5. Trees were distributed!

Seventy-one trees went home with Wayside families this week! Thank you to all who participated to make the earth a little greener!


Please send pictures of your new additions to Melissa Adler at president@waysidepta.org.

6. Reporting positive Covid tests

Please use this link to report positive COVID tests to MCPS.

6. Flyers

The Wayside PTA is providing information on enrichment opportunities in our community as a courtesy to parents. The Wayside PTA does not endorse or recommend any enrichment opportunities.

Heights Summer Camp
Bretton Woods Summer Camp
MSA Spring Sports 2022
MSA Summer Sports 2022
MSA Basketball Camp 2022
MSA Lego Robotic Drones 2022
MSA Soccer Camp 2022
Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

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