Wayside Weekly

 Wayside Weekly 

The Wayside Weekly will be updated weekly to share news and calendar events.

 Visit the  Virtual Backpack to access an archive of notes and flyers.


Greetings Wayside Families!

Principal's Message - Week of February 25

Attention all parents:
Do you have photos of Wayside events from this school year? Class parties? Spirit nights? Plays and performances?  Want to help contribute to the yearbook? Email photos to Mrs. Rhoads ( melissa_h_rhoads@mcpsmd.org ) by March 16th. Please know that all photos may not be used due to space limitations. Thank you for your help!

Attention parents of 5th graders:
In the yearbook for this year, we would like to include a “Guess Who?” page filled with the 5th graders baby photos. We think it will be a fun addition to the yearbook! If you would like to have your child participate, please email Mrs. Rhoads (melissa_h_rhoads@mcpsmd.org ) a baby picture of your child by March 16th. Thank you!

Read Across America

Click here to see how Wayside is celebrating!

The Harlem Wizards Return to Churchill – 3/11

Teachers from ALL Churchill Cluster Schools and Churchill High School Students will play against the Harlem Wizards Basketball Team!

Tickets are limited…order yours today online Ticket prices: $15 students/senior citizens, $20 adults AND $20 at the door for students/senior citizens and $25 general admission if available, but we expect a sell-out so purchase yours before they’re gone!

***Checkout the special Courtside Plus and Reserved seat options***

Purchase tickets online at www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/  Go to the March calendar, click on Potomac, MD on March 11th for event ticket page.

Questions? Contact - Aman Shergill via email wchsedfoundation@gmail.com or visit www.wchsfoundation.org for more information about the great event.

Click here for a video of their Trick Hoopz and Alley Oops!

Multicultural Night

Travel the world… right here at Wayside! Multicultural Night is a celebration of Wayside’s cultural diversity. Join us on March 14 for an evening exploring the different cultures of our Wayside families.

Flu season information

This is a help document our school nurse found on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Click here to access.

Kindness Month

We will wrap up our kindness month with a video montage. Video coming soon.

Science Fair

Reviews of all proposals are now complete so it’s all systems go for your experiments! Need a copy of the Science Fair Guide?  Click HERE We would like to extend a huge thank you to the team of parent reviewers who took time out of their busy weekends and weeknights to provide thoughtful and careful reviews of all proposals.  They provided suggestions for improvement for each and every proposal. Stay tuned for information on how to obtain your presentation boards. Don’t forget to check in with your teacher if you have questions.  You can also contact Simone Nicholson, Science Fair Chair, simonenicholson@mail2world.com

Career Day

Our Career day will be held on Friday, April 6th. If you know someone who is available to present on that day, please ask them to complete the link below.

myMCPS Parent portal

Our grade level newsletters and your child’s quarter 2 grades are now available on mymcps parent portal. Please take a moment to log in (https://portal.mcpsmd.org/public/). Need help? Please call our office 240-740-0240.

Every Kid in a Park - an opportunity for 4th graders


Weather Decisions

Curious how weather decision are made? Click here for more information



  • Early Release Day

March 2 - Dismissal 1:20pm

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MCPS This Week
A weekly video roundup of news and information from MCPS on updates on what is happening throughout the district. The shows are cablecast on MCPS TV and may be viewed at the following URLs:
English: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOk-rSGdnOk

Winter 2018 Parent Academy Schedule

The Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Parent Academy offers parents/guardians and community members the opportunity to attend workshops that provide information, resources, tools, and tips to support their children’s success in school. The 2018 winter season of workshops has begun. You won’t want to miss sessions on college and career planning, coping strategies for anxious children, cybersafety and social media, understanding Individualized Education Program goals, and many more topics. Parent Academy workshops are free. Childcare and interpretation services are provided at all sessions. A full list of courses is available on the Parent Academy website. Registration is available here.

Educational Opportunities -

Learn about other Montgomery College Youth Programs

MCPS QuickNotes

  QuickNotes Newsletter

Free Microsoft Office 365 for Students

The Maryland Department of Education and Microsoft have entered into a collaborative partnership that allows all students and all school system staff to get the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, at no charge. Office 365 ProPlus includes the full suite of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the ability to create, save, and share Office files online. Under the program, students and staff are able to download and install the Microsoft Office software on up to five devices free of charge.             

The devices may be PCs, Macs, tablets, or phones. For FAQs and download instructions in multiple languages, visit  www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/parents/.

Student Rights and Responsibilities and Code of Conduct  

In order to ensure a safe, productive and positive learning environment, MCPS publishes two documents that help students, parents, and staff understand school rules and regulations; the expectations for student conduct; and the possible consequences for violating the rules. A Student’s Guide to Rights and Responsibilities is an overview of the rights and responsibilities students enjoy in MCPS and a summary of the laws and regulations that affect students. The MCPS Code of Conduct provides an overview of discipline procedures and protocols and the range of consequences students could face for violating various policies, regulations, and rules. The guide also discusses the MCPS philosophy to discipline. All families received a copy of these documents and are encouraged to review them with your child(ren). The documents are available online at   www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/students/rights/.