Countryside PTO  

June 5, 2015

Wildcat Weekly - The newsletter of Countryside PTO June 5, 2015
Key Dates                      

Last Day of School (3:10 Pick Up) June 5 

In This Issue                     


Dear Countryside Parents and Staff,
Congratulations on another WONDERFUL year at Countryside!  It was a tremendously successful year in and outside the classrooms.  We would like to THANK YOU for all your time, energy, creativity and support during the year that helped our children grow, learn and have fun in a positive environment.
On behalf of the entire PTO Executive Board we wish you all a very safe, fun-filled summer! We look forward to seeing everyone back in August!
Kara Wheaton
Countryside PTO Co-President
Koren Marino
Countryside PTO Co-President

Square Art
Square 1 Art orders arrived this week.  Products are on the round table in the front office.  If you haven’t already, please be sure to pick up your order before school closes today!  Thank you for participating!

COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL PACK SUPPLY SALE for 2015-2016 - Last Day to order
Countryside PTO is making shopping for back-to-school supplies quick and easy for the next school year.  The School Pack Supply Sale is offered as a convenience and is completely optional.  As this is not a fundraiser, all savings offered by our vendor have been passed on to YOU!!!
Please note the following relevant information about this sale:
• School supply packs will only be available for purchase online through our vendor, SchoolKidz, at  
• Once at the website, you must enter Countryside’s account code:  1152.
• Please remember to choose the grade your child will be in next school year.
• IMPORTANT:  Supply packs purchased through SchoolKidz will NOT automatically include headphones, but you may purchase them at the site for an additional $6.11.  While all grades require headphones, you may elect to purchase them separately (outside of SchoolKidz) or reuse an existing pair.  Please note, if you are ordering headphones through SchoolKidz, this year we have chosen a higher quality set that comes with a one year warranty.
• Supply packs will include a page of personalized labels with your child’s name (as provided when ordering) to allow him/her to label all items.
• Supply packs will be distributed to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school and will be waiting for you on “Meet the Teachers Day”.
• Supply packs CANNOT be picked up ahead of time.
• This sale ends June 5.  No orders will be accepted after this date.
If you have any questions please contact the School Pack Committee Members as follows:
• Liz Mueller via email at
• Joni Smego via email at



 5th Grade Recognition - Thank You All!

On Monday, June 1, the Countryside 5th Grade children participated in their music recital and recognition event.
Thank you to Alyssa Pazdan, Jamie Miller and Jennifer Martin for chairing the event and for all of your hard work.  It was a very special night for all 5th Grade children and their families.
In addition, thank you to Mark Domanico for your time and dedication to working with the students to put on a terrific show.  
Also, thank you to Anne Horwath, Kara Wheaton, Holly Husby, Alix Soske and Lisa Witek for volunteering your time to assist during the the event.  
Lastly, thank you to the PTO for generously sponsoring the event and helping to create great memories for all attendees.  
Congratulations to all Countryside 5th Graders and best of luck next year.  We will miss you!

Room Parents 2015-2016
Are you interested in being a Countryside Room Parent for the upcoming school year? If so, please contact us!  Room Parent teams collaborate to plan classroom parties, recruit classroom volunteers, welcome new families and support Countryside’s fabulous teaching staff.  Contact PTO Room Parent Coordinators Heidi Doyle and Nicole Koviak with questions.
Thank you!


Please continue to clip Box Tops over the summer.  We will have another contest when school resumes for the 2015-16 school year, so get clipping to have the winning edge!  You can either print out collection sheets from the PTO website or simply collect them in a Ziploc bag.  
Community Happenings                      

Barrington 220 School District - Parent Bowling League
2015 – 2016 School Year
For more information click here. 

Junior Explorers for girls
They have some upcoming dates in May which you can include:

June 10th - Equipment & Activity planning for Summer Camp

June 21st - 26th - Summer Camp

Click here for more information.

JourneyCare Youth Advisory Board Family Night Announcement, "Movie and A Cause"
June 10
Great family night for our community, is run by 220 high school kids and is for a wonderful cause! 
For more info Click here


BHS PTO Morningline is fortunate to be hosting Julie Lythgott Haims this fall. She is the former Dean of Freshman at Stanford University and the author of How To Raise An Adult, being released June 9th. Julie will have a limited number of appearances in the mid west and BHS will be her only secondary school appearance. Julie's book is intended to help kids "find their own voice and honor what they hear". She helps parents "put themselves out of a job" by fostering our children's independence and allowing them to "find their true selves". We encourage parents to read Julie's book over the summer and to reserve October 13th at 7pm for her presentation to the Barrington community. Please follow Julie on Facebook at How to Raise an Adult and on Twitter #raisingadults.

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