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Wildcat Weekly - The PTO Newsletter of Countryside Elementary School December 16, 2016
Key Dates
Holiday Shop 12/19-21
Holiday Parties 12/22
Winter Break     12/23-1/6
Spelling Bee   1/20
Six Flag Reading Due   2/1 
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In This Issue
Holiday Shop
Jenny's Penguin Patch Holiday Shop is coming to Countryside next Monday through Wednesday (12/19-21). The shop will be open before school from 8:30-9am and during lunch 11:30am-1:30pm on all three days. Your student can secretly shop for parents, grandparents, siblings, babysitters, etc.  There will be a wide variety of gifts available from $ .25 - $10.00. Please note that this will be a CASH ONLY sale.  Parent letters and budget envelopes were distributed this week.   
There are still opportunities to volunteer, click link to volunteer. Questions?  Contact Mary Welsh at
Countryside’s 2nd Annual Scripps Spelling Bee
When:  Friday, January 20, 2017  
Time:   6pm
Where: Countryside Multipurpose Room 
Who:   1st - 5th grade Countryside Students
Save the Date:  Annual Countryside Parent Party on March 11
“Cabin Fever” is not so bad when you are out with friends…in fact, it’s just what you need to cure your winter blues! Make plans to join fellow Countryside parents at our annual party taking place Saturday, March 11, at the Onion Pub and Brewery in Lake Barrington. Great food, craft beverages, live music, auctions, raffles and more, this event is sure to take the edge out of whatever comes our way this winter.
More information to come, but please feel free to contact Melissa Rolka (, if you have questions or would like to make a tax-deductible, in-kind or monetary donation before the end of the calendar year.   
Countryside Cares Club joined forces with Countryside Student Council to continue to collect coats for homeless and at-risk youth through the organization Button & Zipper. 
We are looking for men’s, women’s and children’s outerwear. We have teamed up with a Chicagoland School in need of coats. Please bring your clean, gently used donations to the drop box outside of the office.
Please spread the word. There will be no meeting in January 2017.   
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