Upcoming Events

The 2020-2021 Annual fund is here~
This will be one of the few fundraising opportunities for this year, please consider giving as the Annual Fund accounts for 60% of the
PTO’s annual budget. 

To donate and view more details, click here

For the latest district information on the
ongoing pandemic please see the
Newton District COVID-19 Response Page
 

 

School Directory

Beginning this year, Countryside is using the Membership Toolkit for our Directory.  Please use the following instructions to update your information:

  • Go to https://countrysidepto.membershiptoolkit.com
  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • Create a new account if you have never used the Membership Toolkit before. Otherwise, login.
  • After verifying your email address, you can log back in to update your information

This URL will be your online directory login going forward.

This year, the PTO Directory will be primarily offered electronically. We will still provide the printed/paper directory, but will offer this as an “opt-in” option, with the default being the electronic directory. If you would like a printed directory this year, you must fill out this form.

New to Countryside?

Check out our FAQ’s, learn about our PTO, or for questions contact us at webmaster@countrysidepto.org.

COUNTRYSIDE Green Team

Are you interested in the environment, sustainability, and focused on protecting our planet for our children? Would you like to help make Countryside a greener and more environmentally conscious community? Countryside is looking for parent volunteers to join our “Green Team”. We welcome volunteers, ideas, enthusiasm, and energy. Please email Julie at the Green Team for more information! Please join us for our next meeting on Sunday, Nov 15 at 7:00 pm (hosted via Zoom).
Please email for the Zoom link. 
There are no dues.
Parent volunteers are always appreciated as well.
Please email the Countryside Green Team with questions!

COVID Response Community Listings

NEWTON COVID-19 CARE FUND
The Mayor’s Office announced the launch of the Newton COVID-19 Care Fund. Its focus is on basic needs and critical services. The funds will help pay for rent, food, utilities, internet connectivity for families with school-aged children, childcare, medications and other basic needs.

HOW CAN I GIVE TO THE NEWTON COVID-19 CARE FUND?
You can give to the fund by clicking the GIVE button on the United Way Mass Bay site or by following the Newton COVID-19. All gifts are tax-deductible and 100% of the proceeds (net credit card fees) will go to individuals seeking assistance. You may also give via your Donor Advised Fund by including “The United Way Newton COVID-19 Care Fund” in your recommendation details. Our tax ID number is 04-2382233.

You can also send a check to the following address: United Way of Massachusetts Bay, PO Box 51381, Boston, MA 02205-1381. Please include “Newton Covid-19 Care Fund” in the memo of your check.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED ASSISTANCE?
The Newton COVID-19 Care Fund is a coalition of Newton-based care providers coming together to serve those who are in need in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. In the coming days, visit the United Way web page (here) for more detailed information on fund eligibility requirements and information about how to submit your application. Until next week, if you need immediate help, please contact United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline.

COVID19 TEXT UPDATES
If you would like up to date information regarding COVID19 from the Commonwealth, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

HELP FOR OUR NEIGHBORS
The following Newton organizations are in need of resources:
Newton COVID-19 Care Fund: NewtonCareFund
Centre Street Food Pantry: CentrestFoodPantry.
Newton Food Pantry: NewtonFoodPantry
Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry: ArabicBaptistChurch
Feed the fight Boston : Feedthefightboston
For those who need help – ranging from unemployment insurance and SNAP benefits to mental health resources or emergency intervention – please find a list of resources here and here. This list continues to evolve.

 

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