Wayside Waves 4.1.24

1. Sign up for Read-A-Thon today!
2. National Library Week Celebration
3. Volunteers Needed for Potato Contest
4. Volunteers Needed to Read at Lunch
5. Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Read-A-Thon
6. Gift Cards Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week
7. Reflections Update
8. Spring Enrichment Registration Open
9. Soar Elementary Spelling Bee Event
10. PTA Calendar Updates
11. Amazon Wish Lists
12. Yearbook Photo Collection

 13. Digital Backpack

1. Sign up for Wayside’s Read-A-Thon!

2. Celebrate National Library Week with Wayside’s Read-A-Thon!

3. Read-A-Thon & National Library Week: Volunteers Needed for the Library’s Book Character Potato Contest
Mrs. Rhoads and Mrs. Raab are seeking volunteers to support the Book Character Potato Contest.  Sign up here to lend a hand when contestants are submitting their potatoes!

4. Read-A-Thon & National Library Week: Be a Guest Reader at Lunch!
Throughout National Library Week and Wayside’s Read-A-Thon, we are inviting caregivers to read to the Dolphins during lunch!  Please sign up to share your favorite (age appropriate) books while the students eat their lunches.  Students can log the minutes from these read alouds as they are engaged in a reading experience.
Only volunteers who are signed up can read during lunch!  You must have completed the required MCPS volunteer training in order to participate.

5. 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

6. 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

7. Reflections Update
Congratulations to Sylvie Yao, who has been honored with an Award of Excellence by the Free State PTA for her Literature entry in the Reflections Arts Program!
All students who are Free State PTA honorees will receive a small cash prize along with a certificate in the mail from the Free State PTA and they attend a ceremony in May.

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

9. Soar Elementary Spelling Bee Event

10. PTA Calendar Updates
STEM Night (4/16/24) has been postponed until the Fall, 2024.  We look forward to collaborating with Wayside teachers to create an incredible evening for our Wayside Dolphins!
Final General PTA Meeting is on May 7, 2024. Save the date to join us to elect the 2024-2025 Executive PTA Board.

11. 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

12. Yearbook Photo Collection

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

13.  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.

MCPS 2024 Youth Climate Summit on April 13th
RoboCamps Summer Program
Calling all fifth-grade students who have considered being part of Scouts
DMV Math Tournament on April 20, 2024 for grades 3-5
MSA Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill Potomac Village

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