Countryside PTO, Newton Massachusetts


School Supply Lists

Supply lists for each grade can be found in the Announcements section of the Countryside Elementary School website.

Modell's Fall Promotion

Get ready for school and sports at your local Modell's, which is once again partnering with Countryside to offer a Team Week promotion. Shop at Modell's (at 210 Needham Street) any time between August 14 and September 10, 2015, and you'll receive 15% off your purchase while Modell's donates 5% to Countryside! Coupons can be used multiple times during the promotion but must be presented at the time of sale (either by printing out this coupon, or showing it on your cell phone). Spread the word to family & friends!

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




New School Starting Time!

First Bell - 8:20 am
Classes Begin - 8:30 am
Attendance will be taken at 8:30 am
so students must be in their classrooms.
This is the revised policy as
announced on August 14, 2015.

Tuesdays - 12:30 pm Release
All students are released at
12:30 pm on Tuesdays.

First Day of School
Tuesday, Sept. 8
is the first day of school
for Grades 1-5 and K Group B
Note that the K Group B starting
date is different from the date
listed on the NPS Calendar.
Welcome and Welcome Back!

K Group A First Day
Wed., Sept. 9
is the first day of school
for K Group A. K Group B
does not have school.
Note that the K Group A starting
date is different from the date
listed on the NPS Calendar.

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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