Wayside Waves 4/11/2021

1. Staff Appreciation Week: Seeking Donations!
2. Got 5th Grade Promotion Ideas?
3. Wayside Monthly Chess Tournament on April 24
4. Enrichment Activities for the Spring
5. Nominating Committee Seeks VP Community Enrichment for 2021-2022

6. Kids Adventures Academy at Wayside
7. Wayside CDC Spring Enrollment
8. Wayside Spirit Wear: April Coupon
9. Attention Rising Hoover 6th Grade Parents…

1. 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!

2. Got 5th Grade Promotion Ideas?

MCPS has not yet announced its guidance on allowed 5th grade promotion activities, but we want to be ready when they do! The PTA is looking for a few 5th grade parents who can help plan something for the 5th graders this spring. If you’re interested, please contact Jennifer Nordin at president@waysidepta.org.

3. Wayside Monthly Chess Tournament on April 24

Hello Wayside chess players! The April Wayside Monthly Chess Tournament is coming up! The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m. on Chess.com. It will also be a 4-round Swiss tournament with G25+5 time control. You need to register a free Chess.com account if you don’t already have one and join the Wayside Chess Club (https://www.chess.com/club/wayside-chess-club/join) to be able to play the tournament. Please follow this link to join the tournament: https://www.chess.com/live#t=2240180. Please join 10 minutes before the tournament starts and your game will start automatically. As for the prizes, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner of each monthly tournament will get 3, 2 and 1 points, respectively. The top 3 players who get the most points by the end of this school year (June) will get trophies! Get ready!!! If you have any questions about the tournament please contact Tao Deng at dengtao618@gmail.com.

4. Enrichment Activities for the Spring

Spring is finally here! Whether your family has decided to keep your students in virtual learning or started to send them back to school, there are some great virtual and in-person (indoor & outdoor) enrichment activities starting in April, run by our committed local MoCo providers. We invite you to check out all they have to offer on KiddoKiddo is free for families and they are not collecting fees so all payments go directly to supporting our local small businesses.

5. 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

6. 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!

7. 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.

8. Wayside Spirit Wear: April Coupon

Check out the specials this month at the Wayside spirit wear store!

9. Attention Rising Hoover 6th Grade Parents…

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