Wayside Waves 1.14.24

 1. Spirit Night at Founding Farmers
2. Donations needed for Community Service Night
3. Multicultural Night
4. Register for a Free Tree
5. Amazon Wish Lists
6. Yearbook Photo Collection

 7. Digital Backpack

1. Founding Farmers Spirit Night
Wayside’s next Spirit Night is at Founding Farms in Park Potomac on January 23, 2024. Enjoy a delicious meal and support Wayside at the same time!

2. Community Service Night–Call for donations and participation!
Please join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 8, 2024, as we come together for our annual Community Service Night. Parents and kids will pack boxes filled with fun gifts for children in local hospitals, organized through the Jared Box Project (https://thejaredbox.org/).

The Wayside PTA will provide shoebox-sized storage boxes, and we are calling on our generous Wayside community to help fill the boxes either by donating items or by helping with your kids on Febuary 8th to pack the boxes or by helping in both ways!!

Please click here to see what is needed and sign up to bring in some much needed items from the list.

Examples of types of items needed can be found here.

Donations may be left in the box in the front office starting on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, or you may bring your donation with you to the even on Thursday, February 8th.
Thank you in advance for your participation and donations. Any questions, please feel free to email Rima (rima.adler@gmail.com) or Yishen (yishensun@yahoo.com).

For those of you who have not participated in the past, Community Service Night is a family event where each person will be tasked with packing boxes (provided) with fun toys and items (donated) that will help entertain hospitalized children. The organization services kids of all ages so boxes will be tailored by age/ gender to provide the recipient with a box made with them in mind.  With the help of our Wayside Community, we hope to show our children what can be accomplished when a community comes together to help those in need. Please consider donating items to pack prior to the event, and/or coming to help fill the boxes. The event generally lasts about an hour and this is a family event where you AND your kid(s) can work together! We look forward to packing with you.

3. Multicultural Night Needs You!

4. Free Trees from Neighborhood Forest
It’s FREE tree time! Wayside Elementary School is once again partnering with Neighborhood Forest to provide free trees for kids to plant during Earth Week. Sign your child up for a free tree by March 15th!
Sign up using this link: https://www.neighborhoodforest.org/parent-registration/?school=26908. Trees are set to arrive in time for Earth Day 2024.

Questions? Contact programs@waysidepta.org.

5. 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

6. Yearbook Photo Collection

Questions? Contact the yearbook committee at yearbook@waysidepta.org.

7.  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.

Potomac Soccer Lil’ Futures (https://potomacsoccer.org/programs/lil-futures/)
Bethesda Track Club

Big Learning
Lego Club (K-2)
Lego Club (3-5)
Creative Adventure
MSA Winter 23/24
MSA Winter Basketball 23/24
Ultimate Magic
Overtime Athletics
Mad Science NASA
ACD Dance
Kids Paint Club
Gold Signature Writers
Mudskippers Pottery

Coding with Kids


Theme: Overlay by Kaira Wayside Elementary School
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854