Welcome Back to Countryside!
We hope everyone enjoyed the summer. Your PTO is very excited to get back to work! Take a minute to check out your 2018/2019 PTO Board Members and please let us know if you would like to help us out this year – there are always ways to help make our community great!
- 9/25: School Picture Day
- 9/27 Early Release & Back to School Night (7:00 pm)
Save at Modell’s and Help Countryside
Countryside receives 5% whenever you shop at Modell’s and show your coupon. Coupon is good from September 15th to October 18th. Click here for the coupon.
Get Your Kids Moving with BOKS!
BOKS is back for the fall and this year there is a brand new run club! 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. Our fall session starts Tuesday, September 25, and will run Tuesdays and Fridays through December 14. All students receive a BOKS T-shirt. Cost is $50 for the first child, $25 for each additional child (payment can be made on the first day, with a check made to the Countryside PTO). Register here or contact Freya Hurwitz with questions. Registration will be limited to 40 children and is open to all grade levels.
The BOKS run club will be held during the Friday session and is open to the whole school! Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Fridays (weather permitting), anyone is welcome to join in and run for about 15 minutes before school starts. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join as well!
Countryside Presents Peter Pan Jr!
Join us on a magical journey to Never Land with swashbuckling pirates, fantastic fairies, and Peter Pan himself! This year’s musical will take place February 9-10, so mark your calendars. All children in K-2 are invited to join the ensemble and do not need to audition. Audition times for grades 3-5 follow:
- Grades 3-4: September 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Grade 5: September 25th 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Click here for much more information on auditions and rehearsals!
Volunteers are currently needed for the following opportunities:
Room Parents: Room Parents support teachers, facilitate communications and help build community at Countryside. Being a Room Parent is one of the best ways to stay connected with and directly impact your child’s experience at school. Every K-4 classroom needs 2-3 Room Parents. Total commitment is a few hours a month. Sign up here.
Spirit Wear Coordinator: The PTO is looking for someone to help coordinate spirit wear sales throughout the year. Show your spirit and help raise funds for the PTO! Email Adam Howes if you’re interested.
Translators: The PTO is in need of a Hebrew, a Japanese, and a Spanish speaker to serve as a translator between families and teachers. If you are interested, please email June Li.
See our committees and events page for other ways to be involved!