Wayside Waves 2/21/2021

1. Kindness Week Begins on Monday!
2. Nominating Committee Seeks 2021-2022 PTA Board Members
3. Congratulations to the Bingo Winners!
4. Talent Show Reminder
5. Reflections Update
6. Wayside Chess Tournament!
7. Free Shipping on Wayside Spirit Wear February 19 – March 8!
8. Spirit Night at Moby Dick’s House of Kabob on March 11- TWO LOCATIONS!
9. Kids Adventures Academy at Wayside
10. Wayside CDC Spring Enrollment
11. It Takes A Village
12. Valentine’s Fun

1. Kindness Week Begins on Monday!

Kindness Week is coming to Wayside February 22-26! Join in the fun of the Great Kindness Challenge Spirit Week! Also this week, all students will have the opportunity to take part in the Wayside Community Service project sponsored by the PTA. Students will make greeting cards during class time to donate to Cards for Hospitalized Kids. For a sneak peek of the community service project, see this flyer.

2. Nominating Committee Seeks 2021-2022 PTA Board Members

The Nominating Committee is seeking PTA members who are interested in serving on the PTA Board next year. The following positions are open for 2021-2022:
  • President: Oversees the functioning of the Executive Board. Chairs the monthly executive board and general membership meetings. Acts as main liaison with the school’s administration.
  • Secretary: Responsible for the documentation of all PTA business, e.g., agenda and minutes for monthly executive board and general membership meetings.
If you are interested in or would like to learn more about these positions, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee.
Amy Oram, alvogel11@hotmail.com
Charu Srinivasan, charu.srinivasan@gmail.com
Manali Mody, mmc1216@hotmail.com
Noor Kirdar, nkirdar@aol.com

3. Congratulations to the Bingo Winners!  

Don’t forget to pick up your prize on the school on Thursday or Friday this week between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

4. Talent Show Reminder

The next steps for the talent show have been sent out in an email.  If you signed up for the talent show and don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing right now, please contact Melissa Adler at programs@waysidepta.org.

5. Reflections Update

Congratulations to the following students for entering the Maryland state level Reflections competition! We wish them good luck! Also, congratulations to all the participants for creating the amazing art! They are truly talented!
Alyssa Sambur, Award of Excellence, Film Production Intermediate Division
Maggie Wu, Award of Merit, Film Production Intermediate Division
Angie Zhu, Honorable Mention, Literature Primary Division
Olivia Li, Award of Excellence, Literature Intermediate Division
Annabelle Gu, Award of Merit, Music Composition Primary Division
Annabelle Gu, Award of Merit, Visual Art Primary Division
Charlotte Soundararajan, Award of Excellence, Visual Art Intermediate Division

6. Wayside Chess Tournament! 

The Wayside chess tournament yesterday was a success! Sixteen Wayside students played in this tournament and had a lot of fun. Many thanks to Tao Deng for organizing the tournament.

7. Free Shipping on Wayside Spirit Wear February 19 – March 8! 

Just in time for the return to in-person learning! You can outfit your Waysider with new spirit gear with free shipping February 19 through March 8 with no minimum order amount! (Orders over $50 always have free shipping.) T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel are available in multiple colors and Wayside designs. Shop here: www.waysidespiritwear.com

8. Spirit Night at Moby Dick’s House of Kabob on March 11- TWO LOCATIONS!

The next Wayside Spirit Night will be Thursday, March 11 at Moby Dick’s at both the Potomac Village and Fallsgrove locations. You can order three different ways: (1) in the store, (2) by telephone, or (3) online (but if you order online you must call the restaurant afterwards to tell them your order is for Wayside’s Spirit Night).  If you order in the store or by phone, you must mention Wayside Elementary. The Wayside PTA will receive 20% of proceeds from the evening.  Moby Dick has some great family meal deals, so please consider checking them out for our next spirit night!

9. Kids Adventures Academy at Wayside

Kids Adventures Academy located at Wayside Elementary School is accepting children 6 weeks of age to 5 years. We follow The Creative Curriculum for Preschool and The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos. Our programs follow MCPS Administrative Offices for school closures and Holidays. All our programs follow 378771`CDC & DHHS COVID-19 regulations.

Any inquiries, please contact:

Shannon Temple

We accept subsidy payments and vouchers. Every day is a Learning Adventure!

10. Wayside CDC Spring Enrollment

The Child Development Center (CDC) at Wayside has spring enrollment options for in-person learning. See this flyer for more details.

11. It Takes A Village

Bingo Night was a blast, thanks to our guest star bingo callers: Ms. Hill, Ms. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Weinbaum, Mr. Appel, Ms. Claus, Ms. Hedgepeth, Ms. Drannan, Ms. Macro, Mr. Zelin, Ms. Deutsch, Ms. Steeger, and Ms. Rhoads! The PTA is grateful to Melissa Adler for organizing Bingo Night and all of the bingo bags that were distributed to students!

12. Valentine’s Fun

Our Wayside Dolphins had fun during their class Valentine’s parties last week!
Theme: Overlay by Kaira Wayside Elementary School
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854