Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

  • 1/14: FORJ Meeting (7-8:30 @ Countryside Library)
  • 1/21: No School (MLK Day)
  • 1/22: Teacher Grab-and-Go Lunch
  • 2/2: Countryside Meet-the-Artist Event
  • 2/6: Early Release Wednesday
  • 2/9-10: Peter Pan Jr.!

Multicultural Festival 2019

This year’s Multicultural Festival will be the evening of Saturday, April 6th.  The theme this year is “Music and Musical Artists”.  If you’d like to host a table or participate in a dance from your country, visit this page for more information or email us the MCF team with any questions!

A Note from C’Side Nurse Laura Murphy

School nurses are seeing the usual uptick in winter illness – colds, stomach bugs, and fevers. It remains important for families to keep sick kids at home, in accordance with school policy. Students cannot return to school until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours, without medication like Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin. More detailed information can be found here.


Help Out at Countryside:

Teacher Grab-and-Go Lunch: On Tuesday, 1/22, Countryside community and the PTO is hosting an appreciation lunch to honor the amazing teachers at staff at school.  Sign up here to donate food or beverages to the luncheon.  Contact Lauren Lookner with any questions.

Be a BOKS Trainer:  The BOKS program, sponsored by the Reebok foundation, encourages kids to get out and get fit before school. Countryside has run BOKS before school for the past 7 years and is seeking new trainers. Freya Hurwitz is current lead trainer and wants to ensure the program survives when her youngest leaves Countryside in a few years. She is looking for someone who may be interested in taking it over, but maybe isn’t ready quite yet. Are you someone who would want to help out with the goal of taking over in a few years? If you’re at all curious or interested, please reach out to Freya with any questions. The program is flexible in terms of timing, days of week and number of kids.

2019 Rockin’ Raffle: The Raffle Committee seeks volunteers to obtain donations for the raffle, which will be held on April 9, 2019.  In 2018, there were over 100 prizes on offer and the Committee hopes to have more this year.  Volunteers are needed to contact businesses (any number is  helpful and the Committee can provide a list of businesses) to request donations.  Letters requesting donations are ready to be sent.  If you would like to be even more involved with the raffle, that’s great too, just let us know!! The more people we have working on this, the less work each individual has to do. Also, if you have a business or know someone who does and would like to donate a prize to the raffle, please let us know. Please contact the Raffle Committee of Lori Zinner, Liz Flaig, and Rob Flaig, if you’re interested in volunteering.

Library Help Sign-Up: Helping out in the library is a fun (quick) way to see your child at school and to get to know their classmates!  Sign up here and choose your child’s teacher to help out during their library period.

Hour of Code: If you are a programmer, IT professional or hobbyist, consider talking with a Countryside class about what you do or helping out with hour of code exercises this December. Email Adam Howes for more information

4th Grade Art Contest Coordinator: We are looking for a parent to help organize the annual 4th grade art contest that takes place in the spring. The winning artwork is used for the cover of the directory and the Annual Fund brochure. Email Adam Howes if you’re interested.

See our committees and events page for other ways to be involved!

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