2014 Annual Fund
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Holiday Gift Drive
Our annual Holiday Gift Drive has begun! This year, we are providing gift cards for families in need in our Countryside community as well as providing gifts for children in need.
You can help provide gift cards to Countryside families in need by making a donation toward the purchase of $25 Target and Stop and Shop gift cards. Just send cash or a check in any amount to the Countryside PTO, and make sure to note that the donation is for the Holiday Gift drive.
You can also sponsor a local family through the Community Partnerships for Children and Families, which runs three shelters in Newton for victims of domestic violence and for parents struggling with addiction. You can help by buying children in these families a few things, such as clothes, books, and toys. To get an information card with a child's wish list, just visit the table in front of the school at drop–off and pickup, Monday Nov. 24 – Wednesday Nov. 26.
2014-5 Annual Fund
We're in the final stretch of The Annual Fund — the Countryside PTO's largest fundraiser. We're almost at our goal, and we need your help to reach it! The reality is that the City of Newton does not pay for many essential supplies and programs. Through your voluntary, tax-deductible contribution, the money raised through the Annual Fund (and other fundraisers) enables us to fill these gaps. Every dollar you give supports our school and teachers, so the teachers can focus on what they do best: teach our kids.
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.
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.
School Musical: Seussical, Jr.
The Countryside Musical is a longstanding school tradition. It is produced entirely by volunteer parents and your talented children. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade auditions have already been held. More information about the K-2 Junior Cast will be available later in the year.
Downloadable Information and Forms
New to Countryside? Check out the New Families FAQ [PDF] for answers to
many of the most common questions.
Questions, comments, or information to add to the site? Email us.
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