Wayside Waves 9/19/2021

1. Spirit Night at Poyoteca is on September 21st
2. Join the PTA!
3. After School Enrichment Registration Open
4. Last day for Free Shipping on Wayside Logo Wear is tomorrow!
5. Walk to School Day is October 6th
6. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA!
7. Herbert Hoover Theatre Arts Program Presents Aladdin Jr
8. Hispanic Heritage Month

1. Wayside Spirit Night!  Tuesday, September 21st at Poyoteca Fallsgrove!

Show your Wayside spirit by ordering takeout or dine in at Poyoteca Fallsgrove Village Center ALL day long on Tuesday, September 21st from 11am-9pm.  Guests can either purchase by calling the restaurant, going into the restaurant, or ordering online.  To order online, use the link below and the code “WAYS” at check out.  Please note that online ordering is for *in-store* pick up only (no third party delivery services).  For guests coming into the restaurant or calling in their order, please simply mention the Wayside fundraiser at checkout.

The Wayside PTA will get 20% of all proceeds we raise during this spirit night.

Poyoteca – Fallsgrove Village Center
*Tuesday, September 21st, 11am-9pm*
14921 Fallsgrove Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850  

Remember, for online orders you MUST use the promo code “WAYS” for your purchase to count towards our fundraiser.

Also SAVE THE DATE: Wayside Spirit Night at Carmens Rockville on Thursday September 30th! Italian Ice, Frozen Yogurt and Custard for the Family!  More details to come. https://carmensrockville.com/


2. Join the PTA Today!

This year, the PTA is planning to fund the following:

— Wayside’s outdoor lunch initiative
— Online learning resources (IXL and BrainPOP)
— Bingo Night
— STEM Night
— Staff appreciation lunches, breakfasts and snacks
— Spring Picnic
— 5th Grade Promotion Celebration
— And so much more!
But we need your help to make  all of this possible. Join the PTA today and make a direct donation to help our children learn, stay safe and have fun this school year!

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.  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

 4.  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!

 5.  Walk to School Day

Get those steps in and join your Wayside community on National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th.  Click here for more information!

 6.  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!

 7.   Herbert Hoover Theatre Arts Program Presents Aladdin Jr

Are you interested in performing with the Hoover Theatre Program this year? Get more information at the Parent and Student Interest Meeting on October 20, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Click here for more information.

 8.   September 15th – October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month

We begin celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15, which is the anniversary of independence for 5 countries:

El Salvador
Costa Rica

For more information on celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, please click here.

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