Wildcat Weekly - The PTO Newsletter of Countryside Elementary School
    Barrington220.org/Countryside October 13, 2017
    Key Dates
    Fall Book Fair (starts at 5:30pm) 10/13
    Spooky Kooky Countryside (6 -8pm) 10/13
    Mile Run @ Beese 10/16
    5th Grade Mother/Daughter 10/26
    Halloween Parade & Parties 10/31
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    In This Issue

    Principal Appreciation Week:  October 16-20

    In honor of Principal Appreciation Week, please wear Chicago Cubs apparel on Tuesday, October 17 in honor of Dr. Korb's favorite team. 

    Annual Countryside PTO Fifth Grade Mother/Daughter Girls' Night Out

    Countryside School
    Thursday, October 26
    6:00 to 8:00pm

    Please join us for a special night out including photo booth, snacks, gifts and girl talk for fifth grade girls and their moms. The event, led by social worker Pat Garrity, is designed to encourage more comfort in discussing and understanding the personal changes of puberty; offering practical ideas in a lighthearted manner. There is a relaxed atmosphere supporting the bright side of adolescence and replacing any hesitancy with enthusiasm and confidence. Overall, the evening focuses on the girls being kind to one another.

    If any girl is coming without her mother, please include this information with your response. Grandmas, aunts or another special woman to the fifth grader is welcome!

    Please contact Cindy Galley at cfgalley@yahoo.com.

    Mother & Daughter Night

    Friday, October 13:  WILD WEST Day @ Countryside!

    We will be celebrating the opening of the fall book fair, and students are encouraged to embrace the theme and dress in their Cowboy and Cowgirl best!!

    Students will have the opportunity to visit the fair during their lunch and recess breaks; and we invite you, as a family to visit the fair during Kooky Spooky Night, between 5:30 – 8pm, in the Library!
    5th Grade Father & Son Night
    November 10 from 6:30 - 8:30pm

    Please join us for a FUN, ACTIVE night in the gym! 5th grade
    boys...grab your dad, uncle, grandfather or an adult you want to
    spend time with working together on FUN activities! This night is
    all about action problem solving, using teamwork and being leaders!
    It’s a bonding experience for all! Food & drinks will be provided.

    Signup: Click Here to Sign Up

    Questions?  Contact:
    Ken Witek - kwlw@comcast.net | Steve Golich - sgolich@gmail.com
    5th Grade Mile Run - October 16 @ Beese

    Please join us in the all elementry school run.
    See Flyer for more info.

    Please help Countryside raise funds by clipping and submitting Box Tops! The class that submits the most by Friday, October 27 at 2:40 will receive a pizza party for their classroom! Look for the pink labels on grocery products, cut them out and turn them into the school by taping them to the collection sheet (no staples, please!) or submitting them in a zip lock bag labeled with the teacher's name. Please note, if the teacher's name is not listed, the Box Tops won't be able to be used towards the contest. Happy clipping!
    Standings as 10/9:
    Pagnotta  250
    Juengling  201
    Gorges  193
    McGann  157
    In the Community

    Pumpkin Pitch

    Oh, my gourd! It’s time to smash pumpkins again! Join us at the 3rd annual Pumpkin Pitch on Sunday, November 5 from 11:00am to 3:00 pm at Barrington High School, in the parking lot near the tennis courts. Keep your Halloween pumpkins and fall decorations (such as mums and cornstalks) out of landfills and help turn them back into healthy compost that will enrich local soil! Co-sponsored by BHS PTO, BHS Earth Council, Mindful Waste and Prairieland Disposal.  

    Pumpkin Pitch Flyer

    Countryside Elementary School PTO