Wayside Waves 9/14/2020 Posted on September 21, 2020 by admin 1. Get a School Directory! 2. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA 3. Wayside Educational Resources, Curated by Mrs. Rhoads 4. Enrichments on the PTA Website 5. Board of Education Candidates’ Forum 1. Get a School Directory! Do you want a printed school directory? Of course you do! The only way to get one is to join the PTA by October 1. Membership is $35 for parents and $10 for teachers and staff. Membership dues don’t cover everything that the PTA provides for the school, so we invite you to make a direct donation to the Wayside PTA. Any amount is welcome! The suggested donation is $100. For returning members, verify your contact information in AtoZ and pay membership dues and direct donations here: https://atozconnect.com/ This link provides directions for returning families. For new members, and for anyone without an AtoZ account, follow these directions. Questions? Contact Winnie Lee, membership chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA While this year will look different, there are still meaningful ways you can get involved. Volunteering is a great way to help give our kids the traditions they look forward to in new and creative ways. Want to get involved? A few areas where we are currently looking for help include: AmazonSmile + Supermarkets Fundraising Spirit Nights Talent Show Bingo Night Recipe Book Wellness Committee If you are interested in helping with one of these, please contact Kirsten Carr at email@example.com. Don’t know the best way to get involved? No problem! Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to learn more. With your help, we look forward to having some fun this year! 3. Wayside Educational Resources, Curated by Mrs. Rhoads Melissa Rhoads, our media specialist, has created some key resources for Wayside students and families. Wayside Databases and Resources with Usernames and Passwords: The document linked here lists all of our databases we have that have been purchased by MCPS, Wayside, and the Wayside PTA (thank you PTA for providing BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and IXL for our students!). Please do not share this link with anyone outside of the Wayside community, and feel free to print a copy. Also, when you put in a password and a pop-up prompts if you want to save, choose yes, for quicker access in the future. If you would like to see a visual representation of the resources, check out the Symbaloo here (bit.ly/waysidesymbaloo). Wayside’s Virtual Media Center Website: Students can access our resources, password sheet, ebooks, virtual makerspace, digital citizenship information, contests, our media center flipgrid where they can submit videos for the announcements, information from the Montgomery County Public Library, and more. Click here to go to the site. Due to password protection and privacy, you will need to be logged in to your child’s account to view this site. if you have any questions, please contact Melissa Rhoads at email@example.com. 4. Enrichments on the PTA Website The Wayside PTA keeps a running list of enrichments in the community on its website, and new ones are added every week. See the PTA website for Wayside CDC Childcare, Kids Adventures Academy, and more! 5. Board of Education Candidates’ Forum The NAACP-MC Parents’ Council, League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MCCPTA, and others are pleased to co-sponsor the Board of Education Candidates’ Forum on October 5 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. See the flyer for more information and registration link.