Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

  • 10/9-26 Drop off items for Winter Gear Swap
  • 10/23 FORJ Meeting (Library @ 7:00)
  • 10/25 Walk to School Thursday
  • 10/27 Halloween Party!
  • 10/29 Understanding Our Differences (9:00-11:30 a.m.)
  • 11/1 Early Release Thursday
  • 11/1 Open PTO Meeting (6:00 p.m. @ Hyde Park Library)

Annual Fund 2018 – Donation Deadline 10/31!

40% of families at Countryside have generously donated to the fund so far!  If you haven’t, please consider donating as funds raised during this drive support student enrichment, teacher’s classroom wish lists, technology purchases, and many other initiatives. This year, to kick off the Annual Fund, we are introducing a matching program! PTO members have agreed to match donations received through midnight Friday, October 13th up to a total of $7,000. Annual Fund contributions can be made via PayPal on the Annual Fund page or by check payable to Countryside Elementary School PTO and left in the PTO mailbox at school.

Halloween Party

The 2018 Countryside Halloween Party is this coming Saturday, October 27th!  K-2 students and families are invited to attend from 5:30-7:00 and grades 3-5 from 7:00-8:30.  Volunteers needed to make this student favorite event a super scary success!  Sign up here!

Winter Gear Swap – Drop off items now!

The PTO is currently accepting kids and adult coats, boots, snow pants, gloves/mittens and hats in the box at Countryside labeled “Winter Gear Swap” in the school lobby until October 26th.  Items will be sorted and arranged for browsing by the community at a TBD date/time.  Unclaimed items will be donated to refugee camps via NuDay Syria.  Contact Dalia Linssen with questions or if you can help out.

Get Involved!

Volunteers are currently needed for the following opportunities:

Walk to School Thursday Assistants: Contact Barry Elliott if you can volunteer on Thursday mornings in October to escort students to school and hand out prizes.

Parent Party Volunteers: The party planners are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks from setting up and decorating to running the 50/50 raffle. Sign up here!

Winter Gear Swap Organizers: Countryside PTO organizes a yearly Winter Gear Swap of children’s coats, boots, snow pants, gloves, hats, mittens, and other winter gear. We need a parent or two to help organize this event. Interested in helping? Please email Adam Howes.

PTO Bulletin Board Artists: The PTO is looking for a parent to help with the PTO bulletin board inside the school. The board is updated monthly with seasonal themes for the students and staff to enjoy. Email Barbara Mauger if you can help!

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!

New to Countryside?

Check out our FAQ’s, learn about our PTO, or for questions contact us at webmaster@countrysidepto.org.

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