- 9/19 Fall Picnic
- 9/25 Back to School Night 7-8:30pm
- 9/26 Early Release – 12:30 Dismissal
- 9/30 No School – Rosh Hashanah
- 10/9 No School – Yom Kippur
Welcome back Countryside families! Please join us Thursday, September 19, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for this fun event to kick off the new school year! Our annual picnic is a great way to meet and reconnect with classmates, friends, and families.
Bring a blanket, drinks & snacks. Sweet Tomatoes pizza will be available for purchase ($2 per slice/$16 per pie), or bring a picnic dinner. We look forward to seeing you there!! (Note that this is not a drop-off event!)
Volunteers are needed for this event! Please sign up here if you can help out!
Beginning this year, Countryside is using Membership Toolkit for our Directory. Please use the following instructions to update your information:
- Go to https://countrysidepto.membershiptoolkit.com
- Click on the Register/Login button.
- Create a new account if you have never used Membership Toolkit before. Otherwise, login.
- After verifying your email address, you can log back in to update your information
This URL will be your online directory login going forward.
BOKS Fall 2019
Get ready for another great session of BOKS, the before-school fitness/activity program offered at Countryside. BOKS (Building Our Kids’ Success) is a Reebok initiative that provides children with the opportunity to increase their daily physical activity and be better prepared to learn throughout the day. You don’t need to be an athlete or athletic to participate – all we want is enthusiasm and cooperation!
BOKS Fall Session starts September 24! Our Fall session runs on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:30-8:15 a.m., and will run through December 13. Kids can sign up for one or both days. All new students receive a BOKS t-shirt. Cost is $50 for the first child in a family, $25 for each additional child for 2 days per week, or $25 per child for 1 day per week. Register here or contact Freya Hurwitz with questions.
Help Out at Countryside:
Check this section for opportunities to help out at Countryside and get involved in the community!
Be a Room Parent!
One of the most important volunteer roles at Countryside is that of room Parent. Room Parents support teachers, facilitate communications, and help build community. It’s one of the best ways to get acquainted, stay connected, and directly impact your child’s experience at Countryside.
Each K-4 classroom needs 2-3 Room Parents to share the following responsibilities:
- Assist the teacher as needed in organizing in-class activities, recruiting chaperones, or obtaining classroom materials;
- Support the PTO by relaying important updates and bulletins, and encouraging participation;
- Help plan community-building events for the class and/or grade
Being a Room Parent takes a few hours per month but the rewards are great. Room Parents work in teams, so why not volunteer with a friend? Sign up here.
Manage the Outdoor Message Board
Looking for a fun and unique way to help out at Countryside? We are looking for someone to update the outside message board with upcoming events and birthday messages. The board gets updated roughly once a month. Please email Barbara Mauger if interested.
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.
See our committees and events page for other ways to be involved!