Wayside Waves – 5/3/2020

1. Let’s Celebrate Our Teachers and Staff!
2. MCPS Schools Closed Until May 15
3. Calling All New Kindergarten Students!
4. Wayside PTA Board Slate + Election Update

1. Let’s Celebrate Our Teachers and Staff!

The week of May 4-8 is Staff Appreciation Week. Please join in the virtual celebrations of our wonderful Wayside teachers and staff! Each day will be a new way to say THANK YOU to our tireless educators.
Wayside’s Staff Appreciation Week 2020

Staff Appreciation Week will look and feel very different this year but the messages and feelings all remain the same. We love our Wayside teachers and staff and we are so thankful for all of their hard work.

Miss You Monday
Wear your Wayside shirts to your Zoom classes to show your love for the Wayside community.

Twitter Tuesday
Draw a picture or write a “tweet” and post it to Wayside’s twitter account. (@WaysideAdmin)

Wilderness Wednesday
Take a walk outside and find beautiful flowers, plants, trees, ponds, etc., to photograph. Email them to your teachers stating why you chose this particular nature photo to send.

Things We Know About Teachers Thursday
Fill out the attached teacher questionnaire and email it to your teachers.  You will need to “make a copy” of the document in order to edit it.

Flip Grid Friday
Make a short video for everyone who works at Wayside!
password: teachers2020

**Gift cards will be mailed to each Wayside staff member throughout the month of May.

2. 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:
County & State 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.
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