Wildcat Weekly - The newsletter of Countryside PTO
Barrington220.org/Countryside May 26, 2016
Key Dates                      

 Last Day of School May 26 
 Deadline to order School Supplies for fall June 17 
 Back to School Social from 4 - 6 August 19
 First Day of School    August 22
New Backpack Flyers                             Prior Backpack Flyers 

In This Issue                     



Thank you!  Thank you parents and Countryside families for making this school year a success in all the PTO does.  Without parent volunteers many, many events and programs would not be possible!  Every PTO committee chair and volunteer is incredibly appreciated!
Thank you to Anne Horwath and the entire HOOP DREAMS team.  Your dedication, time and vision has made a much wanted dream a reality!  We thank every student and family that donated to our wonderful sports court!  We can’t wait to use it in the fall and for many, many years to come.
Thank you to our our special events chairs!  You did an amazing job keeping many traditions alive- back to school ice cream social, family fit night, art fair and field day just to name a few.  These are events that the students look forward to and entire families can enjoy!
Thank you to all our hard working fundraising parents- without your leadership we would not be able to support the students and staff.  Thank you to all our volunteers to who worked all year long helping in the library, during classroom parties and field trips, teaching our children the meaning of kindness and generosity.
On behalf of the PTO, we wish everyone a very SAFE, RELAXING, FUN summer!  
5th Grade Recognition

Thank you to Holly Husby, Alix Soske and Keely Hegner for chairing the 5th Grade Recognition event.  It was a terrific evening, full of great memories of our 2016 5th Grade Class.  Congratulations 5th Graders!

Field Day - Huge Success
Thank you Melissa Marquis and Angela Wilcox for chairing a very successful Field Day.
Also, thank you to all of the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to help run the stations or chaperoned the classes.  The children had an awesome day!

The School Pack Supply Sale for the 2016-17 school year is offered as a convenience and is completely optional. 
Order your school packs today. Here’s how:
• Login to SchookKidz website:  www.shopttkits.com  
• Enter Countryside’s Account # 1152
• Choose the grade your child will be in for 2016-17
Orders must be in by June 17 and no orders will be accepted after this date.
If you have any questions, please contact a School Pack Committee Member:
• Joni Smego via email at dave-joni@earthlink.net.
• Shirley Miller via email at squirleyhip@yahoo.com

Barrington Committed
Community Happenings        

Let’s help stock up the pantry before school gets out!  There are many items that are needed to help out families over the summer.  Just a few include: sunscreen, low sodium canned goods, pasta, cereal, diapers/pull-ups, and personal hygiene products.  Please go to www.cubatownship.com/food-pantry for a full list of continuous needs.  Any and all donation can be dropped off at the Cuba Township Food Pantry or please feel free to contact Abby Reagen at alreagen@hotmail.com if you would like to set up a drop-off location at an event for delivery directly to the food pantry.  The pantry is open all summer, so please feel free to continue to donate anytime, it is greatly appreciated!

 The 12th Annual 2016 Golf Challenge
The 12th Annual 2016 Golf Challenge is being held at the Biltmore Country Club on June 23.  This is an exciting, new venue and date for this major fundraising event.  Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate in a fun, relaxing day of golf.    
The day will begin at noon with an open driving range and luncheon followed by a Shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Afterwards, golf participants and their guests are invited to an on-site reception for d’oeuvres, cocktails, and music.  
In 2015-2016, the Foundation began its partnership with District 220 on the new K-5 STEM program. The success of the Golf Outing is critical to the Foundations’ fundraising efforts. This event draws numerous donors and business sponsors from the community.
The Foundation is offering sponsorship opportunities of this exclusive golf challenge.  For more information and complete details on the event, visit www.220foundation.org.  

Mark your calendar for Rock The Ride, an all day music fest at the Barrington Brat Tent on Sunday, July 3rd.  This event celebrates Ride for 3 Reasons 2017! Barrington resident, Bob Lee has passed the torch to Barrington High School junior, Jan Gierlach, who will embark on a 3,300 mile solo bike ride along the Southern Tier of the United States in February of 2017. He will ride for three causes: Cancer, ALS, and Hospice.
Learn more about Ride for 3 Reasons 2017 at ridefor3reasons.org.
Countryside PTO, 205 W. County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010, (847) 381-1162