Wayside Waves 9/20/2020

1. PTA Membership + Free School Directory!
2. Calling All Wayside Chefs and Bakers, Big and Small!
3. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA
4. MCPS Survey on Virtual Learning
5. Save the Date: Spirit Week Is Coming 9/29-10/2!
6. MCCPTA Community Conversation about Virtual Learning 9/26!

1. PTA Membership + Free 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 by clicking the button above. 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 wini298@yahoo.com.

2. Calling All Wayside Chefs and Bakers, Big and Small!

We are collecting recipes to create a cookbook of Wayside’s favorite dishes. If you would like to be included in this special project, email the following information to programs@waysidepta.org by October 16, 2020:

  1. Name of dish
  2. Name of contributing student or family
  3. Country of origin
  4. Number of servings
  5. Ingredients
  6. Steps
  7. Special notes/story
  8. Photo (png or jpg file) of your child or family creating the dish or posing with final product or have your child draw a picture of the dish to accompany the recipe if you would like

We can’t wait to see what our Wayside community is eating!

3. 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 volunteers@waysidepta.org. Don’t know the best way to get involved? No problem! Please feel free to email volunteers@waysidepta.org if you have questions or want to learn more. With your help, we look forward to having some fun this year!

4. MCPS Survey on Virtual Learning

MCPS is seeking feedback on virtual learning! Please complete this survey to share your experiences. https://tinyurl.com/y63b32fw

5.  Save the Date: Spirit Week Is Coming 9/29-10/2!

Mrs. Freundel and her 5th graders have planned the first Spirit Week of the year…here’s a sneak peek!

6. MCCPTA Community Conversation about Virtual Learning 9/26

Is your child stressed/frustrated/bored/successful with virtual learning? Let’s share solutions for our kids’ mental health challenges (and ours)… how we can support learning… helping families in need and more. Join the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) on Saturday, September 26 at 10 a.m. for “ENGAGE! A Community Conversation about Virtual Learning.” Sign up here: bit.ly/engageMCCPTA
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