Wayside Waves 3.10.24

 1. Wayside PTA Seeking Candidates for 2024-2025 Executive Board
2. Gift Cards Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week
3. Spring Enrichment Registration Open
4. Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Read-A-Thon
5. MCPS SmART Summer Program
6. WCHS Mulch Sale
7. Register for a Free Tree
8. Final Month to Join the PTA
9. Amazon Wish Lists
10. Yearbook Photo Collection

 11. Digital Backpack

1. Wayside PTA Seeking Candidates for 2024-2025 Executive Board
The Wayside PTA Nominating Committee is looking for candidates for the following positions on the 2024-2025 Executive Board:
–VP of Community Enrichment
–VP of Fundraising
–MCCPTA Delegate
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for one of these positions, please reach out to Jonathan Carr at jonathanecarr@gmail.com,
Mallory Repellin at MalloryBRepellin@gmail.com or
Melissa Raggi at melissa.raggi@gmail.com.
2. Gift Cards Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week
While the snow may still be melting on our lawns, 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

3. Register for Spring Enrichments Now!
Register now for spring enrichments through Kiddo. Programs start in April.

4. Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Read-A-Thon!
Get READ-y! Wayside’s Read-A-Thon is starting soon!  From Friday, April 5th through Saturday, April 13th, the Wayside Dolphins and community will be reading more minutes than ever before while raising funds for the PTA!  Students will be reading in school and at home, logging their minutes along the way.  There will be competitions, prizes, spirit days and a Potato Book Character Contest to top it off as we simultaneously celebrate National Library Week.  Want to read while enjoying dinner at Shack Shake?  Well on April 9th, you can do just that!

Funds will support Wayside’s Media Center, our teacher’s wish lists, 5th grade end-of-year activities, assemblies and more!  We have a fundraising goal of $8,000 and a goal of 50,000 minutes read!  Do you think we can do it?!  We know we can!

In order to get us started, we are seeking corporate sponsors to kick off the event!  Please see the flyer below and follow the instructions on how to get your company’s name out into the broader community, all while supporting Wayside!

Questions?  Please contact Jax at president@waysidepta.org

5. MCPS smART Summer program
Rising MCPS Grade 1 through 5 students are invited to apply for the MCPS smART Summer program starting at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Registration sections will be closed as they reach capacity. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.The MCPS smART Summer Program is an art and music camp where students work with MCPS art and music educators and Summer RISE high school students to expand their arts knowledge and skills. New this year, students will receive instruction in both art and music each day.

Rising Grade 4 and 5 students, who are currently enrolled in their respective school’s instrumental music program are invited to apply for the instrumental music camp. Students will spend each day expanding their knowledge of and skills on their instrument with MCPS instrumental music teachers and Summer RISE high school students.

The smARTSummer program will take place at Montgomery Blair High School from July 15th to July 24th 9:00am to 3:00pm. Before and aftercare is available for an additional cost.

Montgomery Blair High School is located at 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901.

More Information

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, Read-A-Thon, Spring Fling 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
Potomac Soccer Lil’ Futures (https://potomacsoccer.org/programs/lil-futures/)
MSA Spring 2024
MSA Spring Break Camp
MSA Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill Potomac Village

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10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854