Countryside PTO, Newton Massachusetts

2015-6 Annual Fund

Our Goal $25,000 $18,000


2016 Multicultural Festival

Get ready for one of Countryside's most treasured traditions — our annual Multicultural Festival! Each year, Countryside families join together for an evening of cultural celebration that includes displays of family heritage, activities, food, and performances. Like last year, the festival will be held at Brown Middle School on March 11, from 6pm–9pm.

This year's theme is "Famous Landmarks of Your Country," a great opportunity to learn about special and important places around the world! All families are invited to be a part of the evening by hosting a table, marching in the parade or performing in the show. Download a registration form and email John Caulfield to represent a country or join a country's group. More information.

Countryside Businesses - Donate to the Raffle!

Do you own a business or provide a service that you'd like to like to promote? Countryside will soon hold its annual Rockin' Raffle, a fun and exciting fundraiser that supports the school. Donate an item or service and your business will be listed in the raffle book which goes out to the entire Countryside community. It's a great way to promote your business and support your child's school. Please contact the Raffle Team (Emma Ardiff and Melissa Waltuck) today!

Library Volunteers Needed

Help out in the Countryside library! Volunteers assist with shelving, monitoring checkouts, and more so that Mrs. Stroessner, our library teacher, can focus on instructing students.

Sign up now at our VolunteerSpot page.

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.

Countryside Online Directory ( [Login Required]

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

Newton Public Schools Lunch Menus and Information




Blue Zone
Especially in these snowy months,
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.



2015-16 Annual Fund

Make Your Donation Today!
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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