Wildcat Weekly - The PTO Newsletter of Countryside Elementary School
    Barrington220.org/Countryside May 26, 2017
    Key Dates
    No School   5/29
    KINDER Celebration   5/30
    Field Day   5/31
    Last Day of School   5/31
    School Pack Orders Due   6/2
    Reception for New Principal   6/14
    New Backpack Flyers                      Prior Backpack Flyers 

    In This Issue
    Field Day, May 31
    Countryside's Field Day will be next Wednesday, May 31.  Mark and Jessica Hoffman, Countryside parents and owners of Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria, have generously donated the pizza for lunch...thank you!! Room parents are coordinating drinks, plates, napkins, snacks, etc. for lunch.
    Please remember to wear your Field Day t-shirt and bring your Countryside Field Day water bottle on Wednesday. 
    We still need volunteers/chaperones for the following:
    - one chaperone for Mrs. Senesac/Mrs. Dionesotes 
    - one chaperone for Mrs. Kusch/Mr. McGann
    - two volunteers for gym game station
    - two volunteers for water balloons
    The forecast looks great for an awesome Field Day and a great last day of school. 
    We are looking for a parent to serve on the Executive Council as Vice President of Fundraising for the 2017-2018 school year. The Vice President of Fundraising oversees the fundraising committees, coordinates their programs and activities, oversees their budgets and attends all Fundraising Committee PTO sponsored events, Executive Council meetings and the PTO General meetings.
    Please submit an email to the Nominating Committee at
    koviak@hotmail.com (Nicole Koviak) if you are interested in this position or with any questions no later than Tuesday, May 30.
    Welcome Reception for New Countryside Principal
    Please join us on Wednesday, June 14 from 4 - 6pm to meet our new Countryside Principal, Dr. Micah Korb.  It will be a causal event for parents and students to be able to meet our new principal.  Light refreshments will be served.  We hope you can attend!
    2017-2018 School Supplies Pack
    The Countryside PTO is making shopping for back-to-school supplies quick and easy. The School Pack Supply Sale for the 2017-18 school year is offered as a convenience and is completely optional. This is not a fundraiser, all savings offered by our supplier have been passed on to
    YOU! School supply packs will only be available for purchase online
    through the SchoolKidz website. 
    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 2017-18 school year. 
    Orders are due by June 2.
    Donate School Supplies 
    Once again, Countryside School is collecting used school supplies for donation.  This year the PTO hopes to fill needs within our school so we will donate needed supplies back to Countryside and the remaining items will go to Barrington Giving Day’s Back to School event.  This year, they are hoping to provide supplies for 250 families in need.  The result is a win for all as children get the school supplies they need, teachers get equipment for their classrooms and many items are diverted from the landfill.
    As students clean out their desks, they can donate their used clipboards, scissors, crayons, unused notebook paper, etc.  If you would like your child/children to participate, please have them deposit their donated items in the labeled collection bins that will be placed in each pod.  Collection bins will be available starting Friday, May 26.
    Thank you for supporting an effort to reduce waste while helping students and teachers in need.
    Please contact Becky Klinghofer at becky.klinghofer@gmail.com with any questions.
    In the Community
    Countryside Dads with Daughters – This is your group!
    Daughters grow up too fast!  Create memories with your daughter(s) that will last two lifetimes!  Indian Princesses is a relaxed program with no required activities beyond what your and schedule allows. 
    Indian Princesses is a great opportunity for dads to enjoy one-on-one indoor and outdoor activities with their daughter(s) while they are still young, strengthening the dad/daughter bond forever.  We organize activities throughout the year with other Lines dads with daughters; camp-outs, museum overnighters, get-togethers at a dads house with social time, snack and a craft.
    Indian Princesses  
    Next event: June 9-11 - Spring Campout at Riverbend Campground Watertown, WI,
    For more details contact Kevin Johnson at 847-922-7020 or kevinjohnson@warehousedirect.com
    Countryside Elementary School PTO