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

Countryside PTO  

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 Key Dates
October 20 Pumpkin Contest due by 12pm
October 20 - 23 Book Fair
March 14 Parent Party
October 17, 2014Countryside School

 What's Now
Sir Readalot's
Inspire your child to be Prince or Princess of Read-a-Lot!  The Book Fair will be open October 20-23 before and after school as well as during parent-teacher conferences.  We will need volunteers to help set up after school on Friday, October 17 and during the book fair operating hours. Volunteers are especially needed for the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes to help the students write down their selections. Any and all help would be much appreciated to make our Book Fair a royal success!
Here is how to volunteer in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. 
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Christine Stevens or John Denk at and they can sign you up manually.
Countryside Cares Volunteer Opportunities
Blanket Project- We are looking for volunteers to help with cutting fabric for our annual Giving Day blanket project.  Each year, we make no sew blankets, which we donate to Giving Day, which helps families in need in District 220.  Fabric and instructions will be provided.  If interested, please contact Kelly Henry or Cali Bergold at

Countryside Cares Student Volunteer Club is partnering with Kids Feeding Kids for our Halloween food drive to help the hungry in our local community!  We call it WE SCARE HUNGER.  Let’s scare local hunger and make it disappear!
Just gather non-perishable food items in the bag provided and bring it back to school by Halloween.   All donations will be provided to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Ideas for items to donate are non-perishable food items such as canned fruit and vegetables, canned soup, beans, tuna, cereal (preferably whole grain), tomato sauce, pasta (preferably whole grain), peanut butter, and rice.
Thank you in advance for helping our local hungry!  For more information on Kids Feeding Kids Club visit and if you would like to learn more about the Countryside Cares Student Volunteer Club (open to all students in grades 3, 4 and 5), please contact Kelly Henry or Cali Bergold at  
Our next meeting is Monday, November 3.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest-
Join in the fun!!!  See attached Pumpkin Contest Flyer for rules and submission into the contest.

Barrington Commited

Help Our Kids Achieve Their Dreams.  Underage drinking damages the growing brain and interferes with athletic and academic performance. Parents are the #1 influence in helping kids stay alcohol free.
What helps?
Talk early and talk often.  
Let kids know you disapprove of underage drinking.
Set the example!

 Community Events
 Bully Prevention Workshop
More info Click here
Wrestling Club
Calling all kids grades 1-5! If you are interested in joining the Barrington Broncos Wrestling Club, registration is now open for the 2014-2015 season. For more information, please click here.
Is Santa bringing a new bike this year?
If your child is looking forward to a new bike under the tree this year, please consider donating your child’s gently used bicycle to Barrington’s Giving Day.  The Barrington Junior Women’s Club is collecting child and adult sized bicycles on behalf of Giving Day.   Please contact Annmarie Dymon at  for more information, or if you have a bike or scooter to donate.