- 12/24-1/1: Winter Break
BOKS Winter Session – Register Now!
BOKS winter session starts January 9! The winter session runs only on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:15 a.m. through March 6. All new students receive a BOKS t-shirt. Cost is $25 for the first child in a family, $15 for each additional child. Register here or contact Freya Hurwitz with questions.
Annual Holiday Gift Drive – THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY!
We have received an overwhelming response to the annual holiday gift drive. While we do not have any children’s wish lists available, we are collecting all sizes of diapers and $25 gift cards to Shop & Shop and Target to help families in the community celebrate the holiday season. If you would like purchase gift cards, please contact Sherri & Alexis. For those already sponsoring wish lists, please note that contributions are due by Monday, December 3rd!
Annual Fund 2018 – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Thanks for contributing to this year’s Annual Fund! It was a huge success and our $30K goal was reached. Your contributions will fund student activities, teacher needs and community activities throughout the year. If you were unable to participate in the Annual Fund drive but would like to contribute at any time through the year, donations are always welcome. Go here for more info.
Help Out at Countryside:
Be a BOKS Trainer: The BOKS program, sponsored by the Reebok foundation, encourages kids to get out and get fit before school. Countryside has run BOKS before school for the past 7 years and is seeking new trainers. Freya Hurwitz is current lead trainer and wants to ensure the program survives when her youngest leaves Countryside in a few years. She is looking for someone who may be interested in taking it over, but maybe isn’t ready quite yet. Are you someone who would want to help out with the goal of taking over in a few years? If you’re at all curious or interested, please reach out to Freya with any questions. The program is flexible in terms of timing, days of week and number of kids.
Understanding Our Differences: Parent volunteers needed to help run small group activities during the 5th grade UOD unit on Intellectual Disabilities Monday, 12/3, 9:00-11:00 a.m. No experience or knowledge necessary! All you need is a big heart and a desire to make the world a more inclusive place! Sign up here!
Library Help Sign-Up: Helping out in the library is a fun (quick) way to see your child at school and to get to know their classmates! Sign up here and choose your child’s teacher to help out during their library period.
Donate Paint to the Countryside Musical: The musical team is looking for donations of latex/water based non-white paint you may have at home – green, brown and blue especially needed. Email Raquel or call her at 314-308-4515 to arrange for pick-up/drop-off!
Hour of Code: If you are a programmer, IT professional or hobbyist, consider talking with a Countryside class about what you do or helping out with hour of code exercises this December. Email Adam Howes for more information
4th Grade Art Contest Coordinator: We are looking for a parent to help organize the annual 4th grade art contest that takes place in the spring. The winning artwork is used for the cover of the directory and the Annual Fund brochure. Email Adam Howes if you’re interested.
See our committees and events page for other ways to be involved!