Countryside PTO  
Wildcat Weekly - The newsletter of Countryside PTO April 24, 2015
Key Dates                      

5th Grade Girls Night Out  April 24 
Countryside Cares 5K  May 15 
Drive Thru Food Drive  May 19 
Drive Thru Food Drive   May 20 
Field Day     May 22 

In This Issue                     


Register for Countryside Cares 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run!
Join us on Friday, May 15th for the 5th annual Countryside Cares 5K/1 Mile Fun Run.  This year’s beneficiary will be JourneyCare, a hospice and palliative care organization that makes every moment count for those touched by serious illness and loss.  The race activities will take place on Countryside School grounds. Awards for top 5K runners in the adult and student divisions, male and female categories, and top student finishers in the 1 Mile Fun Run. Come enjoy music, raffles and concessions while you cheer on this year’s competitors! Pre-registration is $15 through May 8th and $20 after May 8th.  Click here for the registration form.
Don't forget to train with the Running Club next week in the afternoon on the 27th and 30th and in the morning on May 1st! Click here for the flyer.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating an item to the concessions, please contact Kelly Henry at or Cali Bergold at   Thanks in advance for your support!




Thank you to all who participated in our Spring Book Fair.  We hope your children enjoyed using their gift certificates!  A special thanks to Christine Stevens and John Denk for all of their hard work!  They made it possible for every child to have a book to read this summer!  Amazing!


PTO Volunteer Opportunities for 2015-1016!!!
Countryside needs your help!  Now is the time to fill positions for the upcoming school year.  
Please consider volunteering for these open committee positions:
* School Packs Co-Chairs – 2 positions
If you are interested, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
Nicole Koviak -
Heidi Doyle -
Darby Hills -

Time to order 2014-2015 Countryside Yearbooks!
Order Online at with Yearbook ID Code: 11579015
Standard Soft Cover Yearbook $16, order by April 30th, get your order in before you forget.
Any questions, contact Holly Husby at 

Shop ‘n Share
Shop at the Barn Nursery between Friday, May 15th and Thursday, May 21st and 10% of your garden center purchase will be donated to the Countryside PTO!  Help our school thrive along with your gardens!  The Barn Nursery offers over 8 acres full of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and garden decor.  There are a few items that are excluded; labor, delivery, final sales, special orders, sod, top soil, gift cards and bulk mulch.  Grow your garden and our school, too!  
The Barn Nursery is at 8109 S. Rt. 31, Cary, IL 60013 - located at the corner of Rt. 31 and Rakow Road.  Flyers will be coming home soon or you can download the flyer here and bring the bottom portion with you when you shop.  If you have any questions please contact Julie Joyce at
Food Drive 
Student Council along with the Kids Feeding Kids Club will sponsor our 4th Annual Food Drive Thru on Tuesday, May 19th from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m and 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, May 20th from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. We will be collecting all types of nonperishable food items and staples for the home like toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, dish-washing soap,  shampoo, laundry soap etc. for the Cuba Township Food Pantry. More than 100 Barrington area families are in need of our support to make it through the summer. Click here for flyer.

Community Happenings                      
Sesquicentennial Celebration
The 1865 Barrington Street Fair has been moved to Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-8:00pm due to the bad weather forecast.
Please come out to celebrate Barrington’s 150 years!
Barrington 220 School District - Parent Bowling League
2015 – 2016 School Year
For more information click here. 
Safety Town 
Safety Town participants learn important safety lessons through hands-on activities and demonstrations. The facility at Orchard Church in Barrington was built in 1997 through community support and is an integral part of the program. This miniature layout of a town was built to give children hands-on experience in using safety skills. Safety topics covered include pedestrian, motorist, fire, bicycle, water, poison, electrical, animal and playground safety as well as stranger danger. Movies, songs, poems, art and field trips to the Barrington Police & Fire Department are also included in the program to help children enjoy and understand safety rules and lessons.
Children residing in Barrington and surrounding communities (Lake Zurich, Palatine, Fox River Grove, Cary, Carpentersville, etc.) who will be entering kindergarten or first grade (must be 5 years old by 9/1/2015) will be able to participate as a Safety Town Camper.  
They are also in need of Volunteers, students having finished 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as of this summer.
Online registration will open on Monday, April 20th. Visit for more information or to access our online registration form at that time.

Monday , April 27 Dr Carol Dweck 
Don't miss New York Times Bestselling Author and Stanford University Professor Dr. Carol Dweck. Please click here for more info.

LINK Community Coffee….Mindset in the Classroom and Beyond
NEW DATE! Thursday, May 7, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Barrington Area Library
LINKing the Pieces Together. Learn how Barrington 220 educator and parent, Sarah Giunchedi, uses the mindset approach in her classroom and at home.  Participants will learn how to apply mindset research to enhance their lives. There will be a short presentation with time for questions and discussion.  A great alternative if you can’t attend Carol Dweck’s evening presentation or just want to learn more about Mindset!
Got2Run for Education, May 16
The District 220 Foundation has decided that the funds raised by participants in this year’s Got2Run For Education event will go directly to the PTO’s at each school.  Click here for Flyer. Feel free visit the website ( for more information on the event 

Countryside PTO, 205 W. County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010, (847) 381-1162
Countryside PTO, 205 W. County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010, (847) 381-1162