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2017-2018 Back to School Information

Wayside Weekly

Wayside Weekly 

Updated weekly to communicate news and calendar events


The Wayside Way 

Check out our  Golden Dolphin winning classes!

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 Photo Gallery 

View our  Photo Gallery of activities and events at Wayside!   

News and Announcements

Back to School Night

Thanks to everyone who was able to come out for Back-to-School Night!  Click here for resources from the meeting. 

Welcome Video of Wayside Staff

Check out this video of the wonderful Wayside staff for the 2017-2018 school year.

Kids Adventures Academy

Kids Adventures Academy is coming to Wayside!  Click here for additional information about daycare opportunities.

Understanding End of Year Reading Benchmarks

Learning to read is a complex process. Children develop reading skills and strategies at different rates and at different times; therefore, students progress through different levels of text as they grow as readers. Within a grade, a student may read a variety of texts depending on the student’s strengths and needs and the challenges of the text. Click here for more information.

Parent Volunteer Training Requirement

This year, MCPS is requiring that all volunteers who regularly work with children in MCPS participate in an online training on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Parents serving as chaperones on field trips MUST complete the training. Please click here for further details, as well as the link to the training module.  

Art For the Sky

Wayside staff and students got their “skysight” on with Mr. Daniel Dancer, our Art For the Sky Artist-in-Residence.  We all became part of a living painting, Dolphin Daydream. 

Great Kids Milestones

Great Kids Milestones - visit this website to access a free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-8. Milestones show students demonstrating what success looks like in reading, writing and math, grade by grade.