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March PTO Meeting
The March PTO Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 9:15 am. We are excited to announce that Mrs. Thomas will join us to discuss the School Improvement Plan at the conclusion of the regular business meeting. We hope you can join us! Complimentary babysitting will be provided.
Countryside PTO 2012 - 2013 PTO Chair and Co-Chair Positions
It's that time of year...time to think about the Countryside PTO 2012-2013 Chair and Co-Chair positions. We have wonderful parent volunteers that have donated their time to Chair or Co-Chair Committees during the current school year. For the 2012-2013 school year, some have chosen to stay on in the same position and others have decided to take on another challenge. We have some openings and hope that one of the positions will interest you. Click here for a list of the open positions and a brief description. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee.
Please take a moment and consider one of these PTO positions. The PTO Positions form should be returned to school by Friday, March 16 in an envelope marked “2012-2013 PTO Positions”. Alternatively, you can email your choices to a member of the nominating committee: Suzy Mogler firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne Cook email@example.com; Amy Winkelman firstname.lastname@example.org; John Landenberger email@example.com; or Jenn Adams firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for consideration. Together, we can make a difference for Countryside students!
Parent Party Friday, March 9!
We have a wonderful lineup of raffle and auction items for our upcoming fundraiser-Amici della Campagna, at Francesca's in Barrington.
Our live auction will feature:
Three luxurious raffle items will be offered at the event:
Also included in the evening will be a live band with the opportunity to sing along and a small but mighty silent auction, which includes amazing teacher experiences to round out the evening.
Raffle tickets for Principal for a Day are available for purchase even if you are not planning on attending the event. This is a great way to support Countryside!
If you have wine donations that need to be picked up please contact Lara Berry at email@example.com!
Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you at Francesca's!
Catherine and Lara
Countryside Cares Committee
There is still space available to join the Countryside Cares Student Committee! This committee is open to 4th and 5th Graders and is beginning next Monday, March 5, during lunch/recess. This committee will select the local charity to be the beneficiary of the funds raised at the Countryside Cares 5k and will also engage in a hands-on service project with the charity chosen. The committee promotes the 5k event at Countryside and helps plan some of the activities. This is a great activity to get involved, give back to your community, and promote school spirit! If your child is interested in being a part of this project, please email Kelly Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Art Fair
Last week's Cultural Art Fair was a huge success. Families in attendance sampled food, art, crafts, and martial arts demonstrations from the Chinese Culture. The 5th graders also shared a dragon parade with the amazing dragons they created. A big thanks to the Cultural Art Fair Co-Chairs, Jan Faulkner, Sandra Chlebek, Purnima Bhogaraju and Cindy Cramer. Their hard work to put this event together resulted in a great evening for everyone. Thanks also to Ms. Martin who spent a great deal of time researching and producing the various Chinese art projects with the children. There are many others to recognize for their help in making this such a wonderful event. Click here to see the full list.
Prairie PTO Positions Available!
Have a fifth grader and headed to Prairie Middle School next year? Want to make new friends and be "in the know"? Then get involved and join the Prairie PTO Board! Check out the PTO Job Descriptions at the following link and email Lisa Nelson (email@example.com) or Sue Randall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any positions you might be interested in. Please respond by the March 9th.