2017 Fall Enrichment

After School Enrichments
We are excited to welcome the following enrichment programs for your children for the Fall of 2017. Please click on the online link (when provided) or print the application for each class. Most programs have a minimum and maximum number of students so please sign up early!
 
Monday
The Great Adventure Lab
The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program. Learn to build and program Lego Robots, using gears, levers, sensors and software! Start out with suggested programs, then learn to troubleshoot and design your own! Click here to register online.
 
MSA – Basketball
Montgomery Sports Association is offering fantastic programs that improve your child’s skills in their favorite sports while having fun. All programs are skill based. Click here to register online.
 
Chess Club
Mr. Sherman will start his chess club on September 25th.  Click here for registration forms.
 
Tuesday
Imagination Stage – FUNdamentals of Acting
In FUNdamentals of Acting, students focus on creating sustainable and believable characters and truthful actions for the stage. Students participate in a variety of fun exercises, which work on physical control, human behavior observations, and realistic actions and reactions. Through games and activities, students build a strong and caring ensemble with their fellow classmates in order to promote an environment of trust where they can effectively explore, make big choices, and take risks with characters! The end of the semester culminates in short scenes which allow them to apply the skills they have been learning throughout the semester. Parents are invited to observe the last 30 minutes of the last class for an informal sharing where students share what they have learned in class. Click here to register online.
 
Panda Programmer
Program! Learn Computer Science!! Panda Programmer teaches children ages 5 and up the science of computer programming. The staff at Panda Programmer teaches kids the joy of coding computers by helping them program their own customized animations, educational applications, and computer games. Our students have a blast, while we guide them and help them learn graphics, control structures, and debugging – all within a solid event-based model of computer programming using the Scratch and Scratch Jr. platforms. Each student is provided with his or her own computer to work on for this class. Click here to register online.
 
Tiny Chefs
Cooking teaches kids valuable skills that they can carry with them through life. Children practice basic math when they measure ingredients, reading comprehension as they follow a recipe, team building as they work in groups, and they also build a strong foundation for healthy eating. All of these skills are mixed in with delicious food and fun. Click here to register online.
 
Wednesday
MSA – Soccer
Montgomery Sports Association is offering fantastic programs that improve your child’s skills in their favorite sports while having fun. All programs are skill based. Click here to register online.
 
D-Motion
Hip Hop Fusion, where Old School meets Contemporary. Today’s hip hop dance blends urban street style dancing with elements of jazz, contemporary, and even ballet. Participants will enjoy both freestyle expression and choreographed routines. Families invited to last class. Click here for registration form.
 
Thursday
East West Tae Kwon Do
East West Tae Kwon Do provides fun, friendly, and professional Olympic-style Tae Kwon Do training. This introduction to Tae Kwon Do class will provide expert technical training and an emphasis on Tae Kwon Do’s core tenets – Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Perseverance and Indomitable Spirit. Click here for registration form.
 
Kids Paint Club
Encourage exploration in painting and build confidence in creativity. Kids will learn about color and how to make it work for them. We will have paintings every week. Some with instruction and some to develop their own ideas with the techniques they learn. All materials are included. Click here for registration form.
 
Friday
Circus Club
This Circus Stars program exposes kids to the wonders of circus. It is a blast! Through learning the skills of juggling and other circus arts, kids see that anything worth learning takes practice and that with practice and a positive attitude they can learn almost anything. Contact Michael at michael@funnymichael.com to register.
 
Imagination Stage – Create a Story
In this creative drama class, students use familiar folktales and fairytales as the basis for building and acting out new stories that they collaborate on and create together. Students bring their stories to life–developing and using the actor’s tools of the body, voice, mind, and imagination. Students also learn to improvise, and they will gain a deeper understanding of character and environment. Parents are invited to observe the last 30 minutes of the last class for an informal sharing where students share what they have learned in class. Click here to register online.
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WOW – Wecome hOme Wayside!

The PTA has been getting ready for the start of the school year at our brand new building. We look forward to welcoming you back or meeting you for the first time.

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Back to School Kick Off

Back to School Kick Off
Thursday, September 7th  6:00 – 7:30 pm at Wayside.  Click here for the flyer.
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Directory login

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Join the PTA & Donate to our Direct Donation Campaign

Show your support for Wayside by joining the PTA! Here is a copy of the PTA Membership Form

Click here to learn more ways to support the Wayside PTA and for information about the Direct Donation Campaign.

Questions? Please contact membership@waysidepta.org or directory@waysidepta.org.

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Support Wayside by Shopping at Amazon

We are excited to announce Wayside is officially registered as an AmazonSmile charitable organization and can receive 0.5% from eligible purchases made at AmazonSmile. You can now contribute needed funds to Wayside simply by shopping at Amazon!  When first visiting AmazonSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1486982, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization.  Please make sure you select the correct Wayside Elementary. If you have questions, please contact Taryn Schaffer at fundraising@waysidepta.org.  Thank you for shopping!

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Upcoming Dates

  1. No School – Professional Day

    September 21
  2. International Walk to School Day

    October 4
  3. PTA Executive Board Meeting

    October 4 @ 9:30 am
  4. Early Release Day

    October 6 @ 12:00 am
  5. Halloween Parade & Parties

    October 31 @ 12:00 am
Wayside Elementary School  |   10011 Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854  |   240.740.0240