Countryside PTO, Newton Massachusetts

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Acappelooza V Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us on Friday, May 16 from 7:30–9:30pm in the Newton South High School Acappelooza Poster Auditorium for the fifth edition of the Countryside PTO's extremely popular Acappelooza family-friendly a cappella concert series, featuring Canada's premier vocal band, Cadence, and the Union College Eliphalets, along with Newton North's Forte and Newton South's Newtones.

General admission tickets are $12, and reserved premium seating is $20. Proceeds benefit the Countryside PTO.

Acappelooza always sells out, so buy your tickets online at SeatYourself now!

NewtonSERVES at Countryside

Newton's annual volunteer day of service will take place on Sunday, April 27 at various locations around the city, including our own Countryside School. Join us to give Countryside a spring cleaning. Pitch in any time from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring the whole family! We'll be sprucing up classrooms and raking/mulching the schoolyard.

The deadline to pre-register is Thursday, April 24. If you register by the deadline, you receive a NewtonSERVES t-shirt. Drop-ins are always welcome, but t-shirts are only available to those who pre-register. Register online today!

For more information about the NewtonSERVES program, including downloadable registration forms and consent forms, please visit the NewtonSERVES site.

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% at through this link:

Before you shop online, check out the hundreds of retailers on OneCause. Countryside receives
1%-12% when you use our links to shop through OneCause.

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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