Welcome to Wayside 

The Wayside Elementary School community builds successful, life-long learners through its commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning. Read More      

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

Parent Guides to the Curriculum and Report Cards

Learn more about grade level curriculum and marking period report cards.

Turkey Eagle Play

Check out our wonderful 2nd grade students in their play!

Lunch and Recess Volunteers

We welcome parent volunteers recess!  Click here for additional information.

Community Use of Public Facilities Rebid Process for Before and After School Childcare Providers

We are seeking community feedback - please click here for additional information.

Information Sessions for Grade 5 Families Interested in Middle School Magnet Programs

Click here for information about middle school magnet programs.

Understanding the PARCC Score Report

Click here to view information on how to read your child's score report or to access PARCC Spring 2017 Score Report Interpretation Guide for Parents. 

Welcome Video of Wayside Staff

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

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.