News & Events
Picture Day Help
Help needed for Picture Day (September 26th)! Parent volunteers ensure the day runs smoothly, support photographers and teachers, and keep kids faces smiling and clean for their photoshoot!
The photography company has requested that volunteers for each individual photographer stay for the entire session for maximum efficiency. If you would like to volunteer, but cannot stay all morning you can still help with crowd control for any length of time! Please note your availability in the comments of the sign in form so we have 2-3 people there at all time. Sign up here!
Fall Picnic – September 28th
Join other families for a relaxed evening to celebrate fall at Countryside on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30-7:00. Bring along a picnic or purchase Sweet Tomatoes Pizza at the event. Other concessions will also be available for purchase.
Volunteers needed for set up, working the concessions table and clean-up. Please sign up here.
Shop at Modell’s and Help Countryside
You get 15% off and Countryside receives 5% of your purchase back anytime you shop at Modell’s with this coupon.
Save Box Tops and Earn Cash for Countryside!
Join us in the first-ever National Box Tops for Education Week, September 24-30. Help us collect as many Box Tops as we can, in just one week. We continue to collect them throughout the year. See here for more information on the Box Tops program.
Get Your Kids Moving – Register for Fall BOKS
Get ready for another great session of BOKS, the before-school fitness program offered at Countryside. BOKS (Building Our Kids’ Success) is a Reebok initiative that provides children with the opportunity to increase their daily physical activity and be better prepared to learn throughout the day. BOKS is on Mondays and Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 8:20 this year. The fall session will start September 25th. Registration is limited to 40 children and is open to all grades. The cost is $50 for the first child and $25 for each additional child. Register online and bring a check to the first session made out to Countryside PTO. Please contact Freya Hurwitz for more information.
Announcing the 2018 Musical: Beauty & the Beast Jr.!
Continuing the annual tradition of producing a fun and entertaining musical, in 2018 Countryside students will put on Beauty & the Beast Jr.! The play will take place in February and all Countryside students are invited to participate. Grades K-2 will be invited to join the junior ensemble and do not need to audition.
Auditions for grades 3-5 schedule follows:
Grades 3 & 4*: Tuesday, September 19 (12:30-2:30)
Grades 4* & 5: Tuesday, September 26 (12:30-3:00)
*4th graders can audition on either day
Get Involved with the PTO
There are still many ways to get involved and to help make it a great year at Countryside:
Halloween Party Planning: Join the Halloween Party Planning committee to help plan one of the kids’ favorite events of the year! The planning committee coordinates games and prizes, food and decorations. Please email Barbara Mauger to volunteer.
Photo Corps & Archivists: A parent volunteer takes photographs at all-school events and maintains a photo archive of images taken throughout the year. Contact: Adam Howes
Rockin’ Raffle: A favorite fundraiser at Countryside, parent volunteers solicit donations from businesses, teachers, and parents; compile and print the prize book; collect tickets and distribute gifts to winners. Planning begins in fall and the event usually takes place in February and March. The PTO is seeking new parents to help with this major fundraising event. Contact: Liz Flaig
See our committees and events page for other events and programs to get involved with!