Wayside Waves – 5/10/2020

1. MCPS Schools Closed Until May 15
2. Calling All New Kindergarten Students!
3. Wayside PTA Board Slate + Election Update
4. Shop with AmazonSmile and Support Wayside!
5. It Takes A Village

1. MCPS Schools Closed Until May 15

Governor Hogan has extended the closure of Maryland schools through May 15. We highlight some useful sources of information here:
Wayside & MCPS Information:
State & County Information:
CDC Information:
Please continue to visit the MCPS website as updates and answers to frequently asked questions will be posted regularly. Feel free to reach out to the Wayside PTA Board, listed at the bottom of this email, at any time. Until we return to school, stay well, help your neighbors, and take care of yourself and your loved ones.

2. Calling All New Kindergarten Students!

MCPS has launched a new online registration/enrollment process to support families who wish to enroll their children. Families who are enrolling their children for the 2020-2021 school year can complete the process in three ways:

  • Online, starting with this Registration Survey
  • Over the phone by calling 240-740-5999
  • By paper forms. Call 240-740-5999 to request forms be mailed to your home.

Kindergarten registration information can also be found on the Wayside website.

3. Wayside PTA Board Slate + Election Update

The 2020-2021 Wayside PTA Board election, originally scheduled for May 6, is postponed. Currently, PTA bylaws do not allow us to hold elections electronically. The election will be rescheduled once we return to school or when the Maryland PTA modifies election rules. In the meantime, the Nominating Committee has recruited the following slate for the 2020-2021 Wayside PTA Board:
President: Jennifer Nordin
Secretary: Stacy Sambur
Treasurer: Deepa Narayanan
VP of Administration: Peijun Li
VP of Ways & Means: Christina Superina
VP of Programs: Melissa Adler
VP of Community Enrichment: Edith Deng
VP of Volunteers: Kirsten Carr
MCCPTA Delegates (2 positions): Garrick Yau + OPEN
We are seeking one candidate to fill the second MCCPTA Delegate position. Delegates are the local PTA’s connection with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) and, along with the PTA president, hold the county-level votes that belong to the school. Delegates attend one MCCPTA meeting per month, and monthly executive board meetings and general membership meetings to share what occurs at the MCCPTA meetings.
If you are interested in the MCCPTA Delegate position, please contact Nellie Abdallah at nellielaw@yahoo.com.

4. Shop with AmazonSmile and Support Wayside!

As we are staying home and being safe there has been a huge increase in people shopping online! If you are an Amazon shopper…REMEMBER…You shop, Amazon gives! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Wayside PTA. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. You use your same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.  To select Wayside to support when shopping on AmazonSmile: On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Wayside Elem (Potomac, MD) before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Thank you for supporting Wayside!

5. It Takes A Village

The PTA is grateful to Jackie Stief for organizing our virtual Staff Appreciation Week this year! Thank you, Jackie, for creating ways for us to thank our dedicated teachers and staff when we are apart.

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10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854