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The purpose of the Countryside Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is to support and enhance the educational programs at Countryside Elementary and to strengthen the relationship between home and school. Read More ...


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Save the Date:


Carnival: April 28 6:00-8:30 p.m.





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Annual Events





April

4 – PTO General Meeting – 6:00 PM – media center

13 – Spring pictures – north ½ of gym

28 – Carnival – 6:00-8:30 PM

May

2 – Early Release

26 – Field Day

26 – Open House/Hospitality Room for Parent Volunteersmedia center or outside/tent??

30 – Rain Date for Field Day

June

2 – Fifth Grade Recognition – 9:45-10:45 AM

2 – Last Student Day





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Please "like" us on Facebook. These tools are managed by the PTO Exec Board and will be used to communicate events, general information and other interesting items related to the Countryside community. There are other Countryside Elementary Facebook pages, so please use the link to go to the correct one!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Countryside-Elementary-Edina/451077871634989






Carnival Volunteers:
Hello parents! The Countryside Carnival is coming up quickly, and WE NEED YOUR HELP! There are many different volunteer choices, and everything is easy! Please sign up for as many slots as you're able, and then share with other Countryside parents! We have many slots to fill to make this very important fundraiser a success! Thank you for your help.
Here is the link:

School Tool Box: 2017-2018 On-Line School Supplies

Starting May 1, the Countryside PTO is once again teaming up with School Tool Box, a third party vendor, to order school supplies.  For your convenience, everything for the 2017-18 year - school supplies, planners and Countryside Pride shirts - can be purchased through Countryside's online store at www.MySchoolAnywhere.com.  That means one-stop shopping!  No visits to Target, no lines for Pride shirts at Back to School!!!


Anyone who prefers to order directly through School Tool Box may do so at: www.schooltoolbox.com; however Pride shirts and planners will not be available at this site.  

Please also note 

there will be no paper order forms for school supply packs this year.  
Regardless of how you order, School Tool Box will donate one meal for a starving child through Feed My Starving Children for every order delivered.  In keeping with the spirit of giving, families ordering through Countryside's online store on MySchoolAnywhere have the option of either sponsoring a student-in-need's school supplies for the year or contributing to a fund that will purchase scholarship packs for the students who need them.

Orders received by July 7, 2017 will be shipped directly to Countryside and will be delivered to your child's classroom in time for the first day of school.  Orders received after July 7 will be shipped to your home and shipping charges will apply.  As always, you are under no obligation to purchase school supplies through this vendor if you would prefer to purchase supplies yourself and bring them to school with your child. 

Annual PTO dues can be paid at any time through MySchoolAnywhere or at the Back to School open house.  
Any questions should be directed to Jen Patterson at jpatt913@gmail.com.  

MySchoolAnywhere: Your new online directory and shop

Hello Countryside families,

The PTO is pleased to announce that this school year the entire directory process will be paperless from data collection to making the directory available both on your computer, as well as, your smart phone.  In addition to serving as Countryside's directory, MySchoolAnywhere also acts as an on-line store where you can conveniently purchase Pride shirts and grade level planners for your student(s).  You'll also have the option of paying PTO dues through MySchoolAnywhere.

Why are we doing this?

* Saves time – this new system allows us to publish the directory right when school starts AND we can keep it up to date throughout the school year, plus your profile remains in the system as long as you have students enrolled at Countryside (we'll only ask you to confirm your information each year to make sure everything remains accurate)

* Less waste - no more paper forms, no more paper directories

* Reduces errors - because you enter your information yourself, you can be guaranteed it's what you want


How does it work?


First, you will input your information online, and then you will be granted secure access to the online system. To enter your information please go to the link below and follow the instructions. This is a secure form and you can print your submission for your records.


join.myschoolanywhere.com


Enter code: countrysideedina


Once we have received and reviewed your family’s information you will receive an email with login instructions.  Our plan is to go live the first week of school so please confirm your data! (note: student information will be merged with their teacher's profile after teacher assignments are announced)

What are the benefits of the online directory

* It’s secure – your family will have a unique login and password and the directory can’t be lost or stolen


* You can search by student’s first name, grade, teacher and family last name.


* You can create your own custom list of frequently-called families


You can access the family directory from any internet connected device: your computer, smart phone, iPad, etc.


* You can purchase Pride shirts and grade level planners, as well as pay your PTO membership dues



Is it secure?

 

YES! All data is stored behind secure firewalls and can only be accessed by authorized users with a validated username and encrypted password. All data is viewed and passed using SSL encryption.


**Please note that a limited number of paper directories will be available for those families who need them.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions; however the following link will take you to a guide which should address most issues:  

http://msa-parents-guide.helpscoutdocs.com/.

Thanks

Jen Patterson