Wayside Waves 5.7.23

1. Celebration of the Arts Night is on Thursday!
2. Teacher Appreciation Week is Here!
3. Donations for Wayside
4. It Takes A Village
5. Field Day and Play Day are on May 22nd!
6. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 11th

 7. Community Forum on MCPS Homework Policy and Social Studies
 8. Special Education Parents Asked to Complete State Survey 
 9. Save the Date for Spring Fling
10. Digital Backpack

1. Celebration of the Arts is on May 11th
Please attend Wayside’s Celebration of the Arts; “Life is Sweet” on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm!  View your artists’ work that will be professionally framed under glass and take selfies at our student designed selfie station!  Be sure to listen to the fourth grade chorus perform outside in the courtyard, enjoy dinner from Potomac Pizza or Silver & Sons BBQ food truck and visit the Kona Ice food truck for a sweet dessert!  It’s a night to remember with a community you can never forget!

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards supporting our school’s art program, providing essential resources and enabling us to organize more creative opportunities for our students.

View, share and pre purchase your children’s artwork by visiting: https://artomestore.com/collections/waysideelementary20854

Volunteers are still needed

Wayside’s Celebration of Arts Night is Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  In order for this to be a huge success, we are looking for a few more adults to volunteer!  Please sign up here.  If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Stief at activities@waysidepta.org.

2. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

Questions? Contact president@waysidepta.org.
3. Wayside looking for a few donations
As you go about your spring cleaning, Wayside could use a few items to get through the last weeks of school. They are looking for the following items (new or gently used):
–Board books
–Large piece puzzles
–Hula hoops
–Balls (basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, kickballs)
–Sidewalk chalk
Please drop them off in the baskets in the front office.
Thank you for your generosity!
4. It Takes A Village
Thank you to Jun Bie, Aleisha Coughlin, and Edith Deng for putting together an incredible week of yummy treats for Staff Appreciation Week!
A big thing thank you to all the Wayside families that donated gift cards and food items for the week as well! We couldn’t have done it without you!
The Wayside teachers and staff enjoyed their special week of gift cards, breakfast, soft pretzels, sandwiches, ice cream sundaes and burritos!
5. Field Day and Play Day are on May 22nd!
6. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 11th
Please join us at our final PTA meeting on May 11th at 6:15pm in the APR to elect our 2023-2024 PTA Executive Board. All Wayside PTA members are eligible to vote.

Slate for the 2023-2034 Wayside PTA Board
President: Jackie Stief
Secretary: Jing Shi
Treasurer: Christina Superina
VP Communications: Adam Barrer
VP Enrichments: Kristin Silbowitz
VP Programs: Curtis Winans
VP Volunteers: Amy Berstein
VP Ways and Means: Kirsten Carr
MCCPTA Delegates: Deepa Narayanan and Jing Wang

The PTA is grateful to our Nominating Committee of  Marion Haberman, Jonathan Carr and Stephani Klinedinst for putting together next year’s board.

7. Community Forum on MCPS Homework Policy and Social Studies
Co-sponsored by the MCCPTA Curriculum and DEI Committees
Join MCPS leaders and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) to learn about upcoming changes to the Social Studies curriculum, and an MCPS initiative to update the Homework Policy. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and to share your feedback and thoughts at the events. Click here for more information and to register.

8. Special Education Parents Asked to Complete State Survey 
Parents or guardians of children aged 3 to 21 who are receiving special education and related services through their local school are encouraged to participate in the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey by Friday, May 19.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has mailed the survey to all parents/guardians of students with an IEP in Montgomery County. The information provided will help guide the state’s efforts in improving special education and related services in public schools.

There are two options to complete the survey:

  • Complete the survey online at https://www.mdparentsurvey.com.

  • Complete the hard copy of the survey for your child’s grade and mail it back in the postage-paid envelope received from MSDE by Friday, May 19.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Parents are asked to complete a separate survey for each child receiving services.

For additional information, please contact Kenneth Hudock at MSDE at 410-767-7770 or Kenneth.Hudock@maryland.gov.

9. Save the Date for Spring Fling!
10.  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.

Georgetown Hill Before and After School Care
Georgetown Hill Summer Camp
APLUS Virtual Intro to JavaScript
Creative Adventures Summer Camp (flyer)
Bulldogs Basketball Camp is Back!
Poolesville Robotics Team 4099 is hosting RoboCamps this year!
Bulldog Football Camp
APLUS Education Summer Camp
Yellow Brick Basketball
Viking Soccer Camp
MSA Summer Camp
Crazy Runners

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10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854