Wayside Waves 9/5/2021 Posted on September 5, 2021 by admin 1. Join the PTA! 2. Wayside Logo Wear 3. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA! 4. Churchill HS Girls Varsity Soccer Looking for Ball Girls and Ball Boys 5. PTA General Membership Meeting 6. MCCPTA and Covid-19 Testing 1. 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. 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 Have questions or need more information, contact our Membership Chair, Ellen Giller, at firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Start the new school year with some new Wayside Logo Wear! Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on any order from September 3rd -20th 1. Go to waysidespiritwear.com 2. Choose a product 3. Customize the design (More options available online!) 4. Purchase your items 5. Show off your Wayside spirit! 3. Volunteer with the Wayside PTA! The Wayside PTA is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the following: Staff Appreciation Bingo Night KINDH STEM Night Logo Wear Hospitality If you are interested in helping with one of these, please contact Kirsten Carr at email@example.com. Don’t know the best way to get involved? No problem! Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to learn more. With your help, we look forward to having some fun this year! 4. Looking for Ball Girls and Ball Boys The Churchill HS Girls Varsity Soccer team is looking for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls to help chase down soccer balls on the sidelines during their home games. Sign up here if you’re interested. 5. PTA General Membership Meetings 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! 6. MCPS COVID-19 Screening Test Link On Saturday, there was an MCCPTA Advocacy Zoom on the current MCPS Covid-19 testing plan. If you would like to see a recording of the meeting, it is available here. They also provided a sample advocacy letter to send to BOE members and other elected officials, which can be found here.