Wayside Waves 9/27/2020 Posted on October 7, 2020 by admin 1. Get Into the Wayside Spirit! 2. Join the PTA by October 1 + Free School Directory! 3. Spirit Week Is 9/29-10/2! 4. Calling All Wayside Chefs and Bakers, Big and Small! 5. Name Our Wayside Dolphin! 6. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA 1. Get Into the Wayside Spirit! Wayside spirit wear is now available online! As an introduction, free shipping is available from Friday, September 25 until Monday, October 12. Visit the online store at www.waysidespiritwear.com. Students and parents can choose which Wayside logos they would like on a variety of different products. There even is a special “Wayside Zooming into 2020” design! Students can customize the color of their items easily. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda Young on firstname.lastname@example.org. See this flyer for more information. 2. Join the PTA by October 1 + Free School Directory! Remember to join the PTA by October 1. Support your school and connect with other families! A free printed school directory and access to the online directory comes with each membership, and you need to join the PTA by October 1 to be included in the directory. 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 email@example.com. 3. Spirit Week Is 9/29-10/2! Join the fun of Spirit Week starting Tuesday, September 29! 4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16, 2020: Name of dish Name of contributing student or family Country of origin Number of servings Ingredients Steps Special notes/story 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! 5. Name Our Wayside Dolphin! Everyone needs a name! Please join us in voting for a name for our Wayside Elementary School Dolphin.Your vote counts! This poll will be open until Friday, October 2. The name of our dolphin will be shared during announcements on Monday, October 5. Click here to vote. 6. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA The year is under way and now is the time to get involved! We heard through our parent survey that you are excited to find ways to keep our great traditions the kids have come to love. Let’s make it happen! Here are a few ways to get involved now: Spirit Nights – Sick of cooking? Me too! It’s been a hard year for many in our community. Let’s support our friends and families, while also helping the school! + Supermarkets Fundraising – If your household is anything like mine, online and grocery shopping are regular occurrences. Help bring some of that back to support our kids! Bingo Night – Who doesn’t want to yell out Bingo these days? Help find new ways to keep this fun night for all! If you are interested in helping with one of these, please contact Kirsten Carr at email@example.com. And more to come throughout the year! 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. Kirsten is always happy to chat. With your help, we look forward to having some fun this year!