Countryside Elementary: 205 W. County Line Road • Barrington, IL 60010

Countryside PTO  
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Key Dates
September 26Family Fit Night
October 8PTO Meeting 6:30PM
October 10Chinese Moon Festival
March 14Parent Party
September 26, 2014Countryside School

What's Now
Reminder PTO Fees were due Friday, September 19th
The form is attached PTO Fees. For Questions - please call Mary Welsh, PTO Treasurer at 847-710-0840.

Don't forget your Box Tops sheets!! The class that turns in the most Box Tops will win a popcorn party with fun toppings! The first contest will runs through Friday, January 16, 2015. Turn them in to school with your child or in the collection bins located in the front office or library. A copy of the Box Top collection sheet can be found on the PTO website. Contact Jamie Brashler at with any questions.
Countryside Family Fit Night: TONIGHT from 6 - 8pm
Stop by Countryside's Family Fit Night tonight as there is still room! Join our staff, teachers and other Countryside families at this FREE EVENT filled with fun, fabulous fitness! We will have five great fitness stations for the whole family to participate in and a raffle at the end with great prizes. This is a night you won't want to miss!
Please click here to see the Family Fit Night flyer for more details.

Parking Restrictions for all Countryside Events
Please be advised that effective immediately there will be NO PARKING allowed on Lake Cook and Steeplechase roads in front of the school. Barrington Hills Police will have NO PARKING signs posted for all school events to remind you. Safety is our top priority! Please use the church parking lot and the shuttle provided to you during holiday parties and other all school events. Please also keep in mind that you must park in appropriate spots within the school parking lot. Making your own spot in the lot or on the street will no longer be allowed. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all Countryside families safe.
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Get out your calendars! LINK Barrington's latest newsletter gives you a one-stop resource of upcoming parent programs in the Barrington area. Grab your pen (or open your online calendar) and check out the September 22 issue. Want to receive the newsletter directly to your email box? Subscribe for faster deliver.
Blessing in a Backpack

Packing will take place every Thursday from 1 pm - 2:30 pm (approximate end time) in the multi-purpose room at Sunny Hill School, 2500 Helm Rd., Carpentersville. Two volunteers from each of the elementary school are asked to assist each Thursday. Once packing is completed, the volunteers will be responsible for taking and dropping off the packed food at Countryside.

Volunteers are now being scheduled for September, October, November and December … to help with this worthwhile cause and make a difference in our community, please contact Countryside Program Liaison Cali Bergold (von Huene) / / 312-656-1363


Barrington Commited
“I am a Broncos Committed at BHS because this program influences all of the good intentions that I stand for. It helps influence athletes to reach their maximum potential which in turn, influences their teammates to do the same. Broncos Committed helps us all be better!”
– Chad, Class of 2015, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Baseball, Reality Club

What's Next
Calling all students in grades 3, 4 and 5
Countryside Cares Student Volunteer Group
First Meeting Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 am
Countryside Cares Club is a student club for grades 3, 4 and 5 that meets once a month where kids engage in creative activities that benefit local and global causes. Over the course of the school year, students will be introduced to a variety of causes and projects. They will learn about issues behind the causes they are supporting and will help educate their fellow students. The Countryside Cares Volunteer Club is an excellent social activity as well as one that fosters leadership and compassion.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, before school at 8 am in the Art Room. This year’s club is open to attend whatever meetings you can. You can join any time!
Our first meeting is Monday, October 6 at 8 am when we will work on our annual food drive, “We Scare Hunger”, in partnership with the Kids Feeding Kids Club to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank. A light, continental breakfast will be served. Parents are encouraged to attend.
To learn more …
Contact: Kelly Henry or Cali Bergold
or check the PTO website for more details
We are also in need of additional adult volunteers to help with the group. If you are interested, please contact Kelly or Cali.