Wildcat Weekly - The PTO Newsletter of Countryside Elementary School
Barrington220.org/Countryside September 23, 2016
Key Dates
Yearbook Orders Due  Sept 23 
Homecoming Pararde  Oct 1 
Countryside Cares Meeting 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders Oct 3 @ 8am 
5th Grade Mother/Daughter Girls' Night Out Oct 27 
Box Top Collection Ends  Oct 27
View Full-Year PTO Calendar  Click Here
New Backpack Flyers                      Prior Backpack Flyers 

In This Issue
Last Day to Pay PTO Fees & Order A Yearbook!
Please click here to access the PTO Fee and Yearbook Order Form or pay online through RevTrak via your Infinite Campus Account.  The only guarantee for getting a yearbook is to order by the end of today.
We are ordering yearbooks in the fall to provide an accurate number for printing purposes--the student smiles are priceless and the children love these keepsakes!  
Questions?  Please contact Michelle Chase O’Connell at countrysidePTOtreasurer@gmail.com.

Fifth Grade Girls - Save the Date
Fifth Grade Mother/Daughter Girls' Night Out. It is October 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Countryside Library. Details to come.
Homecoming Parade - All Welcome!
Once Upon a Time! Come dressed as your favorite book character! Join Student Council as we walk in the annual Barrington High School Homecoming Parade Saturday, October 1 at 10am. The parade will begin promptly at 10:15am. We will meet in the commuter lot at the Barrington Metra train station in downtown Barrington. The parade will follow the traditional route from Wool Street to Main Street, west on Main toward BHS. Parents and siblings are welcome and encouraged to walk in the parade as well. At the end of the parade, we will gather on the high school front steps for pick-up. Please bring bags of wrapped candy to toss to parade go-ers. 
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Thank you Countryside families for purchasing Spirit Wear and Charleston Wrap! You’ve made a difference in contributing to our school. A special thank you to Alix Soske for running our Spirit Wear sales and to Beth Wiggenhorn for running our Charleston Wrap Sales!
Raise Money While Shopping
Looking for a simple and automatic way to support Countryside every time you shop?  Sign up with Heinen's, Shutterfly, and Amazon Smile and a portion of every purchase will raise funds for our school!
If you are a Heinen's Preferred Card member and enrolled in the Tasteful Rewards program, simply select your school online at www.heinens.com and click on the Teaming Up For Education link from the main page.  You will be prompted for your school of choice: IL/Barrington Hills/Countryside School/Save.  It is that simple to give back!
If you are new to Heinen's, you can obtain a Preferred Card, sign up for Tasteful Rewards, and select to support Countryside from the same link.  You can also visit your local store and ask Customer Service to enroll.
Visit our storefront before you create and Shutterfly automatically gives back to Countryside!  Use the link for all Shutterfly purchases along with their affiliates Tiny Prints, Wedding Paper Divas, and Borrowlenses.  Pass the link to friends and family who also want to support the Wildcats.  
Signing up for AmazonSmile to support Countryside School PTO is so easy!
Log onto the Smile.Amazon.com website on your computer using your Amazon or Amazon Prime account information.  
Select your charity to support.  Our organization can be found by searching:  Parent-Teacher Organization of Countryside School  Location: Barrington, IL
When you order through Smile.Amazon.com you receive all the benefits of your Amazon Prime account (if you are a Prime member) plus Countryside School PTO receives a portion back on all eligible purchases.  This website works EXACTLY the same as your Amazon.com account, but with an added benefit to our school.  You can still access all of your Amazon account history, wish lists, orders, cart, and payment information through Smile.
Be sure to log in using Smile.Amazon.com for all of your orders to help support Countryside.

Chairperson Opportunity Still Available

We are in need of an Enrichment Chairperson:  This person will reach out to local and regional organizations and business to help bring enrichment programs to Countryside either before or after school.
For details, contact Nicole Koviak at koviak@hotmail.com.
A HUGE thank you to Beth Wiggenhorn for all her time and efforts to make the "3rd Annual Countryside Committed Week" a success!  Thank you also to all the teachers and staff for helping the children learn about the importance of health and wellness.

In the Community
Alumni Legends:  Celebrating 10 Years of BHS-TV

The Barrington 220 Education Foundation’s annual Alumni Legends event is a celebration of BHS-TV’s 10-year anniversary.  Set for Thursday, September 29, the Alumni Legends: Beyond the Studio program will kick-off with a BHS-TV studio open house at 6pm.  Then at 7pm, there will be a presentation in the BHS Auditorium featuring BHS-TV alumni, speaking about how they have benefited personally and professionally from their time with BHS-TV.  The event will be hosted by 48 Hours Mystery correspondent Maureen Maher.  A reception at the Barrington White House will take place at 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased for just the BHS Auditorium presentation ($10), or for both the presentation and reception ($100).  Also, discounted student tickets ($5) are available.  

Please visit www.220foundation.org for more details, to purchase tickets or make a donation to help fund a multi-camera video production BHS-TV satellite truck.
Join Barrington Area Conservation Trust at
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 from 1 – 3pm
Everyone’s invited to get out and enjoy the fall weather and the beautiful open spaces that BACT works diligently to preserve.  Drop in any time between 1 - 3pm. Rain or shine.
The event will feature:
For more information call 847.387.3149
Click here for more information 
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