Wayside Waves 3/21/2021

1. Parent Survey on MCCPTA SRO Resolution: Deadline is Monday
2. Nominate Someone for an MCCPTA Special Education Recognition Award!
3. Staff Appreciation Week: Seeking Donations!
4. Video: COVID Testing in Schools
5. Girls on the Run Registration Now Open
6. Feedback on Calendar Options for 2021-2022
7. Nominating Committee Seeks VP Community Enrichment for 2021-2022

8. Kids Adventures Academy at Wayside
9. Wayside CDC Spring Enrollment
10. March Specials on Spirit Wear

1. Parent Survey on MCCPTA SRO Resolution: Deadline is Monday

The Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) has proposed a new resolution to improve coordination, transparency, and accountability in the school resource officer (SRO) program, and to address its negative impacts on students, especially Black and Brown students and students with disabilities. MCCPTA delegates will vote on the resolution at their next meeting on March 23. In preparation, the Wayside delegates have drafted this short survey to gauge opinion among Wayside parents. Please complete the survey by Monday, March 22. If you have questions on the survey or the SRO resolution, please contact Wayside delegates Lauren Berkowitz (delegate2@waysidepta.orgor Garrick Yau (delegate1@waysidepta.org).

2. Nominate Someone for an MCCPTA Special Education Recognition Award!

The MCCPTA Special Education Recognition Awards has partnered with the MCCPTA Achievement Awards to recognize incredible Special Educators, Support Staff for Special Education Services and Students. If you would like to nominate an educator, support staff or student for the award, please contact Tracy Rezvani, Wayside’s Special Education Liaison, at tdrezvani@yahoo.com by March 25, 2020.

3. Staff Appreciation Week: Seeking Donations!

Staff Appreciation Week is the first week of May, and we want to show our AMAZING Wayside staff how much their hard work means to us. Various treats and surprises are planned for them throughout the week. In addition, we plan to provide a Staff Appreciation Lunch. When COVID-19 restrictions say no in-person group lunch, we say RESTAURANT GIFT CARDS for the staff! Please show your support by contributing Panera gift cards in $20 (maximum) increments. Or, please feel free to contribute any dollar amount to be put toward gift cards and other staff appreciation items. Items can be mailed or dropped off to the Staff Appreciation Week Committee in care of Heather Michaels at 11601 Glynshire Ct, Potomac, MD 20854 (close to Wayside) or sent via Venmo. Please send an email to hsmichaels@yahoo.com to let us know it’s coming! Thanks for showing your appreciation for our staff!

4. Video: COVID Testing in Schools

Do you want to learn more about how MCPS does COVID testing in schools? Check out this short video, “5 Things to Know: In-School COVID Testing.”

5. Girls on the Run Registration Now Open

Wayside Girls on the Run (GOTR) is back and in-person for Spring 2021! It has been a long winter, and we are ready to get outside and MOVE! Registration is now open for girls in grades 3-5. Practices will be Tuesday/Thursday mornings 7:45-9:10 a.m. at Wayside. Coaches Heather and Kristin are back and ready to make the season Covid-safe and fun! Group will be capped at 15 girls for safety, so sign up now! We can’t wait to see you. Girls on the Run—so much fun!

6. Feedback on Calendar Options for 2021-2022

The Board of Education is asking for feedback on two calendar options for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Board is scheduled to adopt the final school calendar on March 23.

7. Nominating Committee Seeks VP Community Enrichment for 2021-2022

The Nominating Committee is seeking a PTA member who is interested in serving as the VP of Community Enrichment on the PTA Board next year. The VP of Community Enrichment oversees the event chairs and activities of the Reflections art program, community service, wellness, and after-school enrichments (when they return to the building). He/She attends monthly PTA Board meetings. If you would like to learn more about this position, 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

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. March Specials on Spirit Wear

Check out the specials this month on certain t-shirts! Wayside face masks and other apparel are also available in multiple colors and Wayside designs. Shop the Wayside Spirit Wear Store to get your gear today! Free shipping on orders over $50.
Theme: Overlay by Kaira Wayside Elementary School
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854