Wayside Waves 11/7/2021

  1. Wayside’s Virtual Book Fair
  2. Call for Reflections entries
  3. Spirit Night at Chipotle
  4. Wayside Spirit Wear
  5. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!
  6. Wayside PTA General Membership Meeting
  7. Winston Churchill High School Drama presents The Addams Family
  8. Help Montgomery county in their search for a permanent Superintendent
  9. November is Native American Heritage Month
1.  Wayside’s Virtual Book Fair is November 5th – 18th!

Monday, November 8th: Dress like a book character!
Wednesday, November 10th, 6-7pm: Teacher Reading Night
Friday, November 12th: Drop off book covers at the Media Center
Tuesday, November 16th, 6-7pm: Teacher Reading Night

And don’t forget that when you shop our Scholastic Book Fair, you also earn rewards for Wayside!


 2. Calling all artists at Wayside!

For more than 50 years, National PTA has celebrated the imagination and creativity of students through the Reflections program. Reflections is a unique arts-in-education effort as it engages all students, including two age groups for elementary schools: Primary for K through grade 2, and Intermediate for grade 3 through grade 5.

The 2021-2022 theme is I Will Change the World by …
There are six categories for this friendly competition, and participants can enter in more than one category. Below are the six categories:

1)      Dance Choreography
2)      Film Production
3)      Literature
4)      Music Composition
5)      Photography
6)      Visual Art

There is also a division for the Special Artists.

Official rules & category specific guidelines can be found:

Please find the entry form here: https://www.pta.org/docs/default-source/files/programs/reflections/reflections-2020-2021/fillable-form_local-leader.pdf. The upper half will be filled in by the reflections chair.

This program runs virtually across Maryland this year.

Art, along with the entry form must be received by Liqun Zhao (zhaoliqun1121@gmail.com) on or before December 1, 2021

 3. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!

Save the Date for the next Wayside Spirit Night at Chipotle in Potomac Village: Tuesday November 16th, 2021 from 5-9pm! – Get your Chipotle dinner before the PTA General Meeting and Teacher Reading Night!  Wayside will get 33% of all sales *ONLY* if we meet a minimum of $150 in total sales.  See Flyer for instructions if you’d like to order online or through the app.
Can you attach the emailed chipotle pdf to the word flyer please?
Either show the cashier the digital flyer, paper flyer, mention the Wayside fundraiser, or use the app or website to order online.

To Order online and pickup Chipotle,  use the Promo Code NFVTPEK on the Chipotle app or website.

Please note that fundraiser online ordering is only valid for pickup, NOT delivery.

 4. Wayside Spirit Wear

Wayside Hoodies make a great holiday gift!  15% off custom Hoodies at our Wayside Spirit Store! Use the code for item numbers below.


And shipping is always free on orders of $50 or more!

 5. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!

We are looking for someone to chair our after-school enrichments program.  Please contact Kirsten Carr at volunteers@waysidepta.org if you are interested or would like more information.


6. PTA General Membership Meeting

Join us for a few minutes at the start of the second teacher reading night on Tuesday, November 16th, for an update on the PTA’s activities this year.

 7.  Winston Churchill High School Drama presents The Addams Family
 8. Help the county in their search for a permanent Superintendent

This fall, our county will undergo the process to search for a permanent Superintendent to take the place of Jack Smith.  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/superintendent-search/ For more information about the posting: JOB LISTING FOR SUPERINTENDENT POSITION 


  1. Please use this link to provide input — PROVIDE YOUR INPUT  (Toggle for English or Spanish – Other Languages Coming Soon)
  2. Please consider participating in the upcoming zoom session below –
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Connection Information: Zoom link
Interpretation available for: Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and American Sign Language

 9. November is Native American Heritage Month
Theme: Overlay by Kaira Wayside Elementary School
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854