Greeting from the Countryside PTO! We hope this site will be a “one stop shop” for any Countryside information that families could want/need. Here are a few quick links you may find useful:

Countryside News

Don’t wait until the Speakeasy parent party to place your bids! Due to the volume of items up for auction, everything marked “online only” will close for bidding this Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m. and be sold to the highest bidder. Click here to get in on the action, and to purchase your Speakeasy ticket…new items are still being added!

Proceeds from the auction go directly back into our Countryside community to support ALL students. Email us with any questions.


The Fun Run Fundraiser is off to a great start! As of Friday afternoon, students have raised $9,230. For reaching 50% of our goal, this Friday students are invited participate in a Neon Day! The schoolwide incentive for reaching 75% ($9,000) of our goal is a Backwards Day, date TBD.

If your child is not registered yet, there’s still time! Simply use our QR code or registration link. Once registered, students can send their fundraising page to friends and family to help achieve their goal. This year’s school wide goal is $12,000 which will help raise necessary funds for community building events. We can reach this goal if every student raises $32. Donations can be made via the FunHub website or via check or cash sent into school in your student’s folder. Please mark envelopes with “Fun Run attn: Sue Johnston” and be sure to include your student’s name. 

Just for registering, students will receive a Countryside water bottle and 5 Raffle Bucks! For a full list of incentives visit our event page. Contact Sue Johnston with any questions.    

Special thanks to our Countryside sponsors this year: Ame and Lulu, Greek International Market, Melissa Monokroussos Compass Real Estate, and Boston Embrace Orthodontics! 

For additional information contact Sue Johnston.  

The 5th Grade is leading a Food Drive for the Newton Food Pantry. They are collecting items to make “Kids Bags” for the pantry. Items will be collected from March 20 – April 14. The following items are needed: 

  • Individual microwavable containers of Mac & Cheese or other pastas
  • Snack size fruit cups
  • Fruit/vegetable pouches
  • Granola Bars
  • Single serving boxed milk (chocolate or vanilla)
  • Capri Sun 100% juice or other juice boxes
  • Keebler or other brand cookie packs
  • Snack packs of popcorn, Goldfish, or Cheez-Its

Items can be dropped off in the front office or 5th grade classrooms. Containers must be unopened and within the expiration date. Thank you!

Please join the CS Green Team for our spring garden planting! We will meet Sunday, April 9 from 3-5 p.m., at the CS raised garden beds (to left of entrance, near 2nd grade modular entrance). This event is open to the entire community – we welcome CS students, families/siblings, and all members of the CS community. We will be repairing the raised bed structure, prepping/composting the soil, and planting seeds. All supplies will be provided, although you are welcome to bring gardening tools too. We will be planting radishes, kale, lettuces, spinach, green peas, herbs, and other yummy veg, and will look forward to harvesting our bounty in June. Email Julie with questions, and hope to see you all on April 9!

Planning for this year’s big event is well underway. If your child would like to participate in the dance for your heritage Country, visit our event page to connect with Country leaders. There is a full list of Countries which are represented along with contacts. 

If you have additional questions, you can email the MCF Committee


Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for a way to help out during the school day? Consider becoming a library volunteer! You can sign up for as many or as few slots as your schedule allows. Please email Beth McDonough to schedule a training. All volunteers MUST have a current CORI/SORI form on file with the main office. 

Please click here to sign up to volunteer during your child’s library class or at another time you are available.