Wayside Waves 5.5.24

 1. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 7th
2. Staff Appreciation Week is Coming
3. Volunteers Needed for Play Day and Field Day
4. Read-A-Thon Celebrations
5. It Takes a Village
6. Yard Signs for 5th Graders
7. Pre-order Pizza for Spring Fling
8. PTA Financial Review Committee

 9. MCCPTA Seeking Candidates for Cluster Coordinator
10. Amazon Wish Lists
11. Yearbook Photo Collection

 12. Digital Backpack

1. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 7th

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

3. Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!

4. Read-A-Thon Celebrations
This week students who won the Potato Character Contests received their books!  Happy Reading Dolphins!


Mrs. Saunders’ class raised the most funds for Wayside and was treated to a Pizza Party!  Students had a sunny, Potomac Pizza lunch outside in the courtyard.  Congrats kindergarteners!

5. It Takes a Village
Thank you to Helena Lopez for hosting Wayside’s final Spirit Night at Carmen’s!  The weather cooperated beautifully while students and staff enjoyed their icy treats!  A special thank you to Helena for years of PTA support and for generating strong partnerships with all of these establishments!  Good luck in middle school!

Interested in this PTA position next year?  It’s available!  Please email Jax at president@waysidepta.org to learn more.

6. 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!

7. Spring Fling is on May 18th

8. 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.
9. 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.

10. 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

11. Yearbook Photo Collection

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

12.  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