Countryside PTO, Newton Massachusetts

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Room Parent Sign-ups

Room parents serve a vital role at Countryside, supporting teachers, facilitating communications, and helping build community. It's a great way to get involved and be a part of your child's school experience. We need a few Room Parents for each K-4 classroom to:

  • Assist the teacher in organizing in-class activities, recruiting field trip chaperones, or obtaining classroom materials
  • Be a point of contact between parents and the PTO
  • Plan a fun, low-key fall social event for their class (e.g. a playground playdate)

Being a room parent takes just a few hours per month, but the rewards are great. Spots are filling up quickly so please don't delay!

For a more complete job description, or to volunteer, contact Room Parent Coordinators Julia Jenkins and Jamie LeBlanc by September 12th. You can also sign up at Back-to-School night.

Creative Arts & Sciences

The Creative Arts and Sciences program brings high-quality, curriculum-related enrichment programs to our children's classrooms. Although it is mandated by the Newton Public Schools, volunteers from the PTO are completely responsible for organizing and funding the program. More information.

Fifth Grade

The Fifth Grade experience is a special one at Countryside. For more information, and to learn how you can get involved, please see our Fifth Grade page.

Downloadable Information and Forms

New to Countryside? Check out the New Families FAQ [PDF] for answers to many of the most common questions.

Photo Opt-Out Form [MS Word .doc, PDF]
PTO Expense Reimbursement Form [PDF]
Countryside School Map [PDF]

Newton Public Schools Lunch Menus and Information




Welcome Back Picnic
Monday, Sept. 15
from 5:30-7:30pm.
Join the Countryside community
for our annual back-to-school event.

Grade 5 Back to School Night
Wednesday, Sept. 17
from 6:45-8:00pm.
Parents can learn about the
fifth grade experience, the school
and the Countryside PTO.

Blue Zone
Please remember that there is
No Parking in the Blue Zone
during school drop-off and pick-up.
Please follow the rules to help keep
our kids safe! For more information,
please see our Blue Zone page.

For more details on events,
please see the Calendar listings.



Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the Countryside PTO's biggest yearly fundraiser. We need your help to support school-wide enrichment programs. The PTO annually provides more than $100 per student to support our children's curriculum and to supply essentials that are not funded by the city. More information.

Shopping Bonuses

Your everyday shopping can earn money for our school. See how!

When you want to shop at, come here first! Countryside receives 4%-8% when you use the Amazon4Countryside link. You can also bookmark the page where this link sends you, and use that to go to Amazon.
Shop and raise money for Countryside

Sign up for the Target Take Charge of Education® program  and designate Countryside as your school. Countryside will receive a percentage of every purchase you make with your Target REDcard®.

BoxtopsPrint Box Top sheets to fill to help your class!

Countryside Community Offers

When you buy the history of Upper Falls, The Makers of the Mold, and enter the code 6TLU8E97, the PTO will receive $5.

More offers from Countryside parents...



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Co-ordinators for many committees needed, contact the PTO for details.

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