Wayside Waves 5/16/2021

1. PTA Board Election on May 20
2. Virtual Talent Show on May 21
3. Spirit Night on May 19 at Founding Farmers MOCO!
4. Wayside Monthly Chess Tournament on May 22 at 3 p.m.

5. Seeking Your Creative Ideas for 2021-2022!
6. Wayside Spirit Wear: May Coupon

1. PTA Board Election on May 20

The PTA Board Election/general membership meeting will take place on Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. During this brief meeting, we will elect the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 Wayside PTA Board:
President Melissa Adler
Secretary Edith Deng
Treasurer Deepa Narayanan
VP Administration OPEN
VP Programs Kristin Silbowitz
VP Community Enrichment OPEN
VP Ways & Means Christina Superina
VP Volunteers Kirsten Carr
MCCPTA Delegates Garrick Yau, Yishen Sun
If you wish to run for an open position during the meeting, please contact Jennifer Nordin at president@waysidepta.org about how to do that.
Finally, the PTA is grateful to our Nominating Committee (Amy Oram, Charu Srinivasan, Manali Mody, and Noor Kirdar) for doing great work this year under difficult circumstances.

2. Virtual Talent Show Coming May 21!

It’s time for the World Premiere of Wayside’s 2021 Virtual Talent Show!

When: Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
Where:  https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/84709237816?pwd=OWovblAzZ00xcitJZGdLNVN0QW8wdz09
Webinar ID: 847 0923 7816
Passcode: 830400

Who: Amazing Wayside students (Get your program here!)
Shout outs: During the week leading up to the show, you can send special messages to your classmates that are performing using this link.
Can’t make it on Friday? Access to the Talent Show link will be available to the Wayside community starting Saturday, May 22. Feel free to contact Melissa Adler at programs@waysidepta.org with any questions. Don’t miss out on seeing all the wonderful talent that Wayside has to offer!

3. Spirit Night on May 19 at Founding Farmers MOCO!

The next Spirit Night will be at MOCO Founding Farmers all day on Wednesday, May 19. Founding Farmers will give back to the PTA 15% of total food and beverage sales for all orders that reference Wayside Elementary.

WHERE? Founding Farmers MOCO, 12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854

WHAT? Find the Menu: here: https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/menus/?moco

HOW TO ORDER:  Guests can order online for pick up or delivery or make a reservation and dine at the restaurant. Guests looking to order for pick up/delivery should go to:  https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/location/moco/  to order.

The code (WAYSIDE15) will be active starting May 17. If guests dine in the restaurant, they should just mention the same code WAYSIDE15.

NOTE: Orders through third parties (like DoorDash and Uber Eats) will NOT apply to the Wayside Spirit Night.

4. Wayside Monthly Chess Tournament on May 22 at 3 p.m.

Hello Wayside chess players! The May Wayside Monthly Chess Tournament is here! The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 22 at 3 p.m. on Chess.com. It will be a 4-round Swiss tournament with G25+5 time control. You need to register a free Chess.com account if you don’t already have one and join the Wayside Chess Club (https://www.chess.com/club/wayside-chess-club/join) to be able to play the tournament. Please follow this link to join the tournament: https://www.chess.com/live#t=2316762. Please join 10 minutes before the tournament starts and your game will start automatically. As for the prizes, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner of each monthly tournament will get 3, 2 and 1 points, respectively. The top 3 players who get the most points by the end of this school year (June) will get trophies! Get ready!!! If you have any questions about the tournament please contact Tao Deng at dengtao618@gmail.com.

5. Seeking Your Creative Ideas for 2021-2022!

Want to get involved in the Wayside community? We’d love your help! Before we know it, the new school year will be here, and we want to be ready to hit the ground running. We are seeking volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Membership/Directory Chair: Promote membership and organize the school directory. Most of the work is done mid-August to October.
  • Reflections Chair: Coordinate PTA Reflections art program at Wayside. Most of the work is done October to January.
  • Logowear Co-chair: Work with VP Ways & Means on logowear designs, sales, and vendors. Logowear will likely be online next year.
  • Hospitality Chair(s): Organize treats for our Wayside staff in spring and fall, and the holiday lunch.
  • Room Parent Coordinator: We expect room parents to return in 2021-2022! The room parent coordinator is the main point of contact between room parents and the PTA Board/School.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kirsten Carr at volunteers@waysidepta.org.

6. Wayside Spirit Wear: May Coupon

Check out the specials this month at the Wayside spirit wear store!
Theme: Overlay by Kaira Wayside Elementary School
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854