Wildcat Weekly - The PTO Newsletter of Countryside Elementary School
    Barrington220.org/Countryside January 19, 2018
    Key Dates
    Parent Party (7pm) 2/3
    Daddy/Daughter Dance (6pm) 2/9
    Yearbook Orders Due 2/15
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    In This Issue
    Daddy/Daughter Dance...Save The Date!

    We are rolling out the red carpet for Countryside’s 1st Daddy Daughter Dance.

    Friday, February 9 at 6pm
    If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please contact Helen Bongiorno.

    On March 11, enjoy an afternoon of fun as the Chicago Wolves take on cross-town rivals the Rockford Icehogs. Watch the game in a special block of seats reserved just for our families and friends and enjoy a complementary Chicago Wolves hat with each ticket purchase. Please complete the order form and return in an enveloped marked COUNTRYSIDE PTO c/o CHICAGO WOLVES by March 2. Checks should be made payable to: COUNTRYSIDE PTO. All tickets purchased will be available the day of the game at WILL CALL. For more information contact Amy Chavous at amy.chavous@gmail.com.
    Volunteers Needed!
    We are in need of library volunteers on Tuesday afternoons from 1:50-2:30 pm. Mrs. Green needs assistance with shelving books and other small tasks in the library. It is fun, EASY, and much needed! 40 minutes of your time is greatly appreciated.


    All Countryside yearbook orders must be submitted by February 15. No additional yearbooks are ordered beyond that date and no extra copies will be available in May.  You can send in a check to the Office (paid to Countryside PTO) or purchase your yearbook through the Infinite Campus.  If you are unsure if your yearbook has been ordered, please email Michelle Chase or Heidi Doyle.


    Six Flag

    Six Flags Read to Succeed: Cozy Up To A Good Book!

    Snuggle in and read, read, read your winter days away to earn a fun summer treat! Six Flags tickets are awarded to students who log six hours of recreational reading.  Please feel free to access an additional copy of the Parent Overview and the Student Reading Log using the links below.  Reading Logs are due February 2 and participants' names are displayed by class near the Office. Questions can be directed to Heidi Doyle heidimdoyle@gmail.com. Thanks and happy reading!




    Countryside Parent Party - Win A Premier Parking Spot

    Tickets:  All tickets purchased by TODAY, January 19 will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a premier parking spot. Get your tickets now and you could win a premier parking spot for all three class parties (Halloween, Winter and Valentine's Day) for the next school year. To buy tickets, go to http://Thunder.gesture.com. Countryside Thunder Parent Party on February 3 at Pinstripes in South Barrington.

    In the Community


    FREE Speaker Event Featuring Dr. Shimi Kang
    Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm
    Barrington High School Auditorium

    B·Strong Together is proud to welcome Harvard-trained, award-winning physician, researcher, media expert, writer, TEDx keynote speaker, and expert on the science of human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang to Barrington High School as part of the FREE B·Strong Together Speaker Series.

    Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang has created a four-part parenting model to guide parents as they support their children in developing their own internal motivation and lifelong love of learning.

    We hope you will join us for this incredible evening with Dr. Kang as she presents “The Self-Motivated Kid: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids in This Modern World.”

    Please visit our robust website at www.bstrongtogether.org to learn more about B·Strong Together. 

    What Is Vaping?
    Traditional cigarette usage has fallen among teens nearly 23% over the past 40 years, but more than 2 million middle and high schoolers are now using e-cigarettes, or "vaping." According to the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, rates of vaping in Barrington, Lake Zurich, and Wauconda are 3 times that of other communities in Lake County.

    Join B-Strong Together, parents, and community members as we learn the basics of vaping and ecigarettes.  A panel of experts - Lake Country Heath Department Community Specialist Danielle Ryan, along with Barrington High School Deans Jennifer Robinson and Joe Molloy, and Barrington Police Department Liaison Detective John McGowan – will educate the community and answer questions about this dangerous new trend.

    Monday, January 22

    9:30 – 11:00 am

    The Campus Life Center

    150 Lageschulte Street, Barrington


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