Don’t Miss Spring Fest 2018!
Come to Countryside for an evening of fun and games with your friends and neighbors at the PTO’s annual Spring Fest celebration on Thursday, June 7th, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. (rain date Thursday, June 14th). The evening will include a picnic on the Countryside field (bring your own dinner or buy pizza or hot dogs), ice cold drinks, a dunk tank, bouncy houses, and a giant slide. Look for order forms for Sweet Tomatoes pizza in your child’s folder early this week. Please be sure to submit your order by Tuesday, June 5th. Spring Fest will also be a great chance to pick up your items from the lost-and-found! All items will be displayed on the playground fence. Be sure to take a look!
Volunteers needed for Spring Fest! Sign up to lend a helping paw!
School Health by the Numbers
Click here for a note from the school nurse: May 2018 School Health by the Numbers
Order Supplies for Next Year Now!
Avoid the end of summer rush at the stores and order school supplies for next year now! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies once again to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! For example, the 1st grade kit is $37.99 this year, which would cost you $58.33 at Staples and $63.03 on Amazon. When you order through 1st Day School Supplies your student’s supplies will be ready and waiting for them on the first day of school in their classroom. Contact Lori Zinner with any questions.
Volunteers are currently needed for the following opportunities:
Metco Liason: The PTO is looking for a parent or parents to liaise between Newton and Boston families who participate in the METCO program. Help make connections between Countryside parents by planning social activities that bring participants together outside of school on weekends and after school. Please contact Adam Howes if interested.
Art Projects: Countryside art teacher, Annie Stikeleather is seeking volunteers for the following projects and events:
- Artsonia: Photograph student artwork for Artsonia! The best days for this are Thursdays (non-early release) after 1pm.
- Art Show/Fundraising Event Committee: Annie is looking for a parent or a team of parents to assist with Spring art shows to showcase student work and with planning fundraising events where students will create and sell art to raise money for charity.
If you can help with either or both of these opportunities, please get in touch with Annie!
Library Helpers: Looking for a great way to get to know your child’s class? Consider volunteering during his or her library class! Volunteers are needed to help shelve books. Click here for more information and to sign up. Thanks for lending a paw!
Photo Corps & Archivists: A parent volunteer takes photographs at all-school events and maintains a photo archive of images taken throughout the year. Contact: Adam Howes
See our committees and events page for other ways to be involved!