Wayside Waves 2.11.24

 1. Multicultural Night
2. Volunteers Needed for Nominating Committee
3. GOTR Registration Opening This Week
4. It Takes a Village
5. In Honor of National Counselor’s Week
6. WCHS Mulch Sale
7. Register for a Free Tree
8. Final Months to Join the PTA
9. Amazon Wish Lists
10. Yearbook Photo Collection

 11. Digital Backpack

1. Multicultural Night is Coming!
We are excited to announce that Multicultural Night is back! Please join us on Friday, March 8th, from 6-8pm in the APR for a night of celebrating and embracing diversity.
We are looking forward to showcasing the beautiful cultures that make up our community and taking a trip around the world in 120 minutes. Come and celebrate with us through delicious food, lively performances, and lots of fun!
Come HUNGRY and try food from different cultures! There will be several food trucks offering food such as Indonesian, Mexican, Greek and Asian fusion options! Plus a dessert truck with sno cones and fancy slushies!

If you want to do more than just attend the event, here are the exciting options available for you to participate in:

  1. Table – Each participant will have a 6-foot table to decorate and represent their country’s culture. You can keep it simple or go all-out!

    1. You may create a trifold board showcasing facts and landmarks, and bring any items or art you may have.

    2. You may bring in food or a beverage for our guests to sample.

    3. You may include an interactive offering.  This could be henna, origami, writing children’s names in a foreign language, or teaching a dance.

    4. You may bring coins from your country so the children can place their passports over them and color with a crayon to capture the image of the coin.

    5. The PTA will provide a flag and a stamp to mark the children’s passports.

  2. Performance – Each participant will prepare a short performance of a traditional dance or showcase anything that represents their country.

  3. International Fashion Show – Each child will wear traditional garments of their country and will display them with a walk across the stage.

This is going to be a night to remember and we can’t wait to see you all there!

Click here to sign up by Friday, February 23rd and join the fun!

2. Volunteers Needed for Nominating Committee
The PTA Board is seeking at least three PTA members to serve on the Nominating Committee, which will recruit the slate for the 2024-2025 PTA Board. The timeframe for the committee’s work is February/March. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Jax Stief, PTA President, at president@waysidepta.org.
3. Wayside Girls on the Run (GOTR) Spring TeamWHAT: Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program aims to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Completing a 5K on May 19th gives them a tangible opportunity to apply everything they have learned. Each participant receives a program t-shirt, water bottle, entry to the GOTR 5K, and a finisher medal. 

WHO: The program is open to girls in 3rd-5th grade.

WHERE: Wayside Elementary School blacktop (afterschool)                         

WHEN:  Monday and Thursdays, Afterschool 4– 5:15pm (Participants Will Attend Both Practices Each Week). First Practice is Monday March 11th. No practice on MCPS days off or spring break.

COST: $187.50 per registrant

FINANCIAL AID: The online registration process includes the fee reduction approval process. Simply answer the financial aid questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly.

HOW:  Register on girlsontherunofmoco.org beginning on February 15thSpace is limited!!!

QUESTIONS?  Visit www.girlsontherunofmoco.org or call 301-881-3801 for more information. All participants will be required to have an adult buddy (parent, guardian, friend 18 or older)  to run with them on May 19th. The race will be at Westfield Montgomery.

4. It Takes a Village
Thank you to Rima Fox and Yishen Sun for organizing a phenomenal Community Service Night this past Thursday.  The Dolphin community came together to put 150 Jarod Boxes together to support the Jared Box Project, which supports sick children staying in hospitals in Montgomery County.  Students, teachers and caregivers selected items that would be best suited for children spending their days in a hospital.  Before closing the boxes, hand written notes were placed inside to provide extra cheer, love and support.

A HUGE thank you to our corporate sponsor, Nazareth Bonifacino Law LLC!  We are so grateful for your support as we gave back to those in our immediate and surroundings community.

5. In Honor of National Counselor’s Week
The PTA would like to thank Mrs. Freundel for all that she does for the students and families at Wayside. Mrs. Freundel works tirelessly to support our students’ social, emotional and mental well-being. She is an advocate, trusted adult and a smiling face at carpool pick up and drop off.
Thank you Mrs. Freundel, we appreciate you!

6. WCHS Mulch Sale
The Winston Churchill Athletics Program is holding its annual spring mulch sale to support our athletic teams and the student athletes with the help of Denchfield Landscaping Inc. All proceeds will go towards equipment for athletes, facility improvement, and many other needs of our student-athletes and their teams. Your orders will go a long way to keeping WCHS Athletics amongst the best in the state of Maryland. Buy your mulch from us and support WCHS Athletics! All orders must be placed by MARCH 15th and will be delivered March 22nd & 23rd. Free delivery for all purchases.Go HERE to order.              


7. 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! Trees will be sent home with your child around Earth Day 2024 so you can plant them at your house!
Sign up using this link: https://www.neighborhoodforest.org/parent-registration/?school=26908.

Questions? Contact programs@waysidepta.org.

8. Final Months to Join the PTA
The PTA is still planning Multicultural Night, Community Service Night, STEM Night, Spring Fling, assemblies and several staff appreciation events. Show your support and join the PTA today!

9. 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

10. Yearbook Photo Collection

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

11.  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.

DMV Math Tournament on April 20, 2024 for grades 3-5
Girls On the Run
Potomac Soccer Lil’ Futures (https://potomacsoccer.org/programs/lil-futures/)
Bethesda Track Club

MSA Spring 2024
MSA Spring Break Camp
MSA Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill Potomac Village

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