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

Countryside PTO  
 
Wildcat Weekly
 Key Dates
September 15 Innisbrook Order Forms Due
September 19 Spiritwear Order Forms Due
September 26  Family Fit Night 
September 12, 2014Countryside School

 What's Now
Library Volunteers Needed
 
We are in need of library volunteers on Wednesday mornings from 10-11, and Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2:30-3:30. Mrs. Baartz needs assistance with shelving books and other small tasks in the library. It is fun, EASY and much needed!  An hour of your time is greatly appreciated.
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming activities.
Please sign up for Library Volunteer - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:http://vols.pt/1fHZmM
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. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Donna Mylin  630-927-0624  donnajmylin@yahoo.com.
 
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 kandhhenry@comcast.net or Cali Bergold cali@chefcali.com
or check the PTO website for more details http://www.countrysidepto.com/
We are also in need of additional adult volunteers to help with the group. If you are interested, please contact Kelly or Cali.
 
Inniabrook  
Last chance to stock up before the holidays!  Orders are due Monday, September 15.  Place orders online at www.innisbrook.com/catalogorder or you turn in your order form to school by the deadline.  Our school ID is 101923.  Orders will be shipped in October.  Questions?  Contact Beth Wiggenhorn at 847-652-0195 oreswiggenhorn@gmail.com

Spirit Wear
 
Be sure to get your spirit on!  Order forms are due Friday, September 19.  Samples are on display in the school office.  Questions?  Contact Gayle Gianopulos atmgaylegio@yahoo.com or Alix Soske at alixsoske@yahoo.com or Darby Hills atdarby.hills@gmail.com.  
  Heinen's  Target  
It is time to enroll or renew your Heinen’s and Target Red cards!  Countryside will lose funds if you do not renew your Heinen’s membership!  
 
Please see the Heinen's Target Flyer for instruction on how to sign up/renew.  Please contact Koren Marino at familykm@hotmail.com with any questions.     
 
Barrington Committed
Weekly Tip –  HEALTHY CHOICES
 
Barrington Committed’s goal is to educate and empower our youth so they can make healthy decisions. We want to inspire and give our youth the tools to make healthy lifestyle choices including proper nutrition, sleep, hydration, stress management and drug and alcohol awareness.  
 
All of these factors significantly impact student performance both in and out of the classroom.  Barrington Committed parallels the efforts of the BHS student-led group Broncos Committed.  Individual accountability and commitment to oneself, team, peers, family and community are key components of the program.
 
 “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”  - Theodore Roosevelt.
 
  
 What's Next
 
Save the Date: Family Fit Night
 
Countryside is pleased to launch its first annual Family Fit Night on Friday, September 26 from 6 - 8pm.  More details to come in next week's newsletter.
  
Countryside Committed (formerly Red Ribbon Week)
  
Countryside Committed is a new program we are launching in place of Red Ribbon Week.  It is similar to the Barrington Committed program. 
  
Barrington Committed’s goal is to educate and empower our youth so they can make healthy decisions. They want to inspire and give youth the tools to make healthy lifestyle choices including proper nutrition, sleep, hydration, stress management and drug and alcohol awareness.  All of these factors significantly impact student performance both in and out of the classroom.  Barrington Committed parallels the efforts of the BHS student-led group Broncos Committed.  Individual accountability and commitment to oneself, team, peers, family and community are key components of the program.
  
Countryside Committed week will be September 22-26.  More details will follow in next week's newsletter.
 
Barrington 220 Educational Foundation Presents
Barrington High School Alumni Legends Program on September 25
 
Henry Paulson, Jr., a member of BHS Class of 1964, served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush.  He is the founder and chairman of The Paulson Institute, and co-chairman of the Latin American Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy and the Risky Business initiative.  
Mr. Paulson will be interviewed by long-time friend and BHS alumnus, Jack Train.
THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 25,  2014
 
Interview with Henry Paulson, Jr. 
6:00 pm | BHS | $10, $25 or $50 per person
 
Private Dinner with Mr. Paulson 
7:30 pm | Barrington Hills Country Club| $1,000 per person
To purchase, email Kelly Henry at tickets220foundation@gmail.com.
 
Seats are limited. 


 
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