Wayside Waves 9/12/2021

1. Back to School Nights and PTA General Membership Meeting
2. Join the PTA!
3. Free Shipping on Wayside Logo Wear
4. After School Enrichment Registration Open
5. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!

1. Back to School Nights and PTA General Membership Meeting

PTA General Membership Meetings during Back to School Nights on 9/13 and 9/14.

Plan to attend our first PTA general membership meeting of the school year on September 13th  and 14th during the virtual Back to School Nights.  We will review our plan for the PTA and approve the budget.  See you there!


2. Join the PTA Today!

The PTA is an integral part of making Wayside a success year after year.  Last year, the PTA funded the following:

— Wayside’s wellness program (MyGym and MSA)
— Online learning resources (IXL and BrainPOP)
— Hand sanitizer stations
— Laundry baskets next to each desk when lockers were unable to be used
— Bingo Night
— Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties
— Staff appreciation lunches, breakfasts and snacks
— 5th Grade Promotion Celebration
— Wayside Chess Tournament

Your donations made all of this possible.

This year your donations will also be used to purchase tents and tarps to allow our children to eat outdoors on more days.

Help us make Wayside a success this year by joining the PTA now!
To access the new Wayside AtoZ Connect site, visit: https://waysidepta.membershiptoolkit.com/ and create a new account.


1.    Click Register/Login
2.    Click Create Account
3.    Create your family’s account and click verify my email.
4.    Check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours.

a.    Check your spam or junk folders if this doesn’t show up right away5.    Complete registration
a.    Parent/Family and Student info
b.    Directory Publish Preferences
6.    To Join the PTA – Click Membership Store
7.    Pay the $35 membership fee
a.    and with a suggested $100 Direct Donation per family, you can help make the 2021-2022 school year amazing by providing additional support for our programs at Wayside, including tents and tarps for outdoor lunch

Have questions or need more information, contact our Membership Chair, Ellen Giller, at eshaw21@gmail.com


 3.  Start the new school year with some new Wayside Logo Wear!

Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on any order from September 3rd -20th. We’d love to see your Wayside spirit during the fall!

1. Go to waysidespiritwear.com
2. Choose a product (t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, face masks and more!)
3. Customize the design. There are many new designs for this school year, as well as some favorites from last year.

(More options available online!)
4. Purchase your items.  If you purchase from September 3-20th you will receive free shipping on your order!  And for all your future purchases, free shipping is available on any order over $50.
5. Show off your Wayside spirit!

 4.  After School Enrichment Registration Open

In-Person Enrichment Activities are now available for registration!  Use the following link or go to the PTA’s homepage, click enrichments and you’ll find the link to Kiddo, Wayside’s enrichment activity planning and management tool.
**additional activities may be added over the next week

 5.  Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!

The Wayside PTA is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the following:

  • STEM Night
  • Logo Wear
  • Hospitality
  • Spring Picnic
  • Play day/Field day

If you are interested in helping with one of these, please contact Kirsten Carr at volunteers@waysidepta.org. Don’t know the best way to get involved? No problem! Please feel free to email volunteers@waysidepta.org if you have questions or want to learn more. With your help, we look forward to having some fun this year!

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