Countryside PTO, Newton Massachusetts

2014 Annual Fund

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Countryside's Rockin' Raffle

This year's raffle has more than 80 exciting prizes for kids and parents alike, including Red Sox tickets, an Anki Drive Race Track, an American Girl Doll, and several restaurant gift certificates.

A bright green raffle book should have come home with your student. You can also download a copy of the book. If you need additional tickets, you can download tickets now and print them out.

All proceeds from the raffle go directly to Countryside to support programs, services, teachers, and staff. Tickets are due on March 13. The drawing will be held on March 18. Support Countryside; buy raffle tickets!

Multi-Cultural Festival

Multi-Cultural Festival LogoThe Multi-Cultural Festival is always one of the most popular events at Countryside, and this year will be better than ever! The theme will be "Food Around the World". The event will feature booths representing various countries, a "Parade of Nations," and kid-powered entertainment. This year, to to give everyone a little more room, the festival will be held at Brown Middle School on Friday, March 28th from 6pm-9pm.

There are lots of ways to participate, including hosting a country booth, having a child in the show, or volunteering. To host a booth or sign up for the show, please download and fill out the registration form [PDF]. To volunteer, just go to our SignUpGenius page.

Find out more about the Multi-Cultural Festival.

Library Volunteers Needed

Help out in the Countryside library! Volunteers assist with shelving, monitoring checkouts, and more so that Mrs. Layton, 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.

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
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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