1. Gift Cards Still Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week
2. It Takes A Village
3. CCACC Summer Camp
4. Play Day and Field Day are on May 20th
5. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 7th
6. BLAST 34 at WCHS
7. WCHS PTSA Seeking Candidates for SY24-25 Board
8. MCCPTA Seeking Candidates for
9. Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
10. Amazon Wish Lists
11. Yearbook Photo Collection

 12. Digital Backpack

1. 50 Gift Cards Still Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week
The Teacher Appreciation Committee is hard at work preparing for Teacher Appreciation Week occurring May 6-10th.  As part of the appreciation events, we like to provide each Wayside Staff member with a $25 gift card to Amazon or Target.  Please sign up now to donate gift cards to our incredibly devoted staff who provide our students with knowledge, joy and a healthy learning environment.
All gift cards should be brought to the main office in an envelope clearly labeled by April 26th.  Gift cards will not go directly to your child’s teacher but will go to a staff member at Wayside.
Click here to support our Wayside Teachers and Staff

2. It Takes A Village
–Thank you to Helena Lopez for planning a fabulous Shake Shack Spirit Night!  Wayside raised over $500!

Join us for our next Spirit Night at Carmen’s Ice on May 1st!

–Thank you to Michele Boudreaux for being our PTA Eats driver so many of our staff could enjoy Shake Shack for lunch.

–Throughout Read-A-Thon we have had several Guest Readers share their favorite stories with the Wayside Dolphins.  Thank you to: Sharon Chang, Amanda, Burks, Jun Chu, Ginny Bonifacino and Mara Stein Labourdette for helping our students log more reading minutes this week.

–Thank you to our Potato Contest helpers who helped collect and organize over 60 Book Character Potato creations!  We couldn’t have done it without the help of: Gisselle Gutierrez, Sharon Chang and Sylvia Florez.

3. Summer Camp at CCACC Academy
Dive into a summer of fun and learning at CCACC Academy while supporting the Wayside PTA. Explore a diverse selection of 77 camps with hot lunch & snacks included. Take advantage of a 15% discount on all summer camps from April 15 – April 21 by using coupon code WAYSIDEPTA during registration. 5% of all orders using this coupon code will go to PTA.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to combine fun, education, and support for Wayside! www.ccaccacademy.org.

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

5. Fourth General PTA Membership Meeting on May 7th
Please join us at our final PTA meeting on May 7th to elect our 2024-2025 PTA Executive Board. All Wayside PTA members are eligible to vote.

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

The PTA is grateful to our Nominating Committee of Jonathan Carr, Melissa Raggi and Mallory Repellin for putting together next year’s board.

6. BLAST 34 at WCHS

7. WCHS PTSA Seeks Candidates to Serve on the PTSA Board for the 2024-2025 School Year
If you will have a student at Winston Churchill HS next year, this is an amazing opportunity to get involved in the school and work with students, parents, teachers, and school administrators to advocate and engage the robust Churchill community.  To learn more or express your interest, please complete this Candidate Interest Form.  Deadline to submit the form is May 1, 2024.
8. 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.
9. Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

10. Amazon Wish Lists


Weinbaum’s Art Class
Mrs. Freundel’s Counseling
Mrs. Rhoads’ Media Center
Mr. Rod’s Music 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.

Steve and Kate’s Camp
MCPS 2024 Youth Climate Summit on April 13th
RoboCamps Summer Program
Calling all fifth-grade students who have considered being part of Scouts
DMV Math Tournament on April 20, 2024 for grades 3-5
MSA Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill Potomac Village

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10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854