Welcome to Countryside Elementary!
Ms. Lori Zataveski
The Countryside School is home to 335 students in Grades PK-4, and 70 staff members each school day. Here are just a few of the many opportunities our students have been given to encourage active learning:
Through our Buddy Program, each preschool child in our school is paired
with a fourth-grade buddy. The buddies meet for one period a
participate in a teacher-directed learning activity. Through
our Student Announcer Program, the students in kindergarten through
fourth-grade conduct the morning opening exercises, and announcements.
We have a very active and caring Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). In addition to raising funds for technology, assemblies, field trips, and playground equipment, the PTO consistently generates ideas for school improvement.
A Path to Success 2030: Next Steps
The Community Survey soliciting opinion on a new three-year plan for the Mount Laurel Schools has closed, and the data collected is being analyzed. The final step in our Strategic Planning Initiative is to form committees to begin drafting the action plans for each of the eight categories identified as priorities in the public sessions held in December and January. They are: Students, Special Needs, Curriculum & Instruction, Community, Teachers & Staff, Full-Day Kindergarten, Facilities and Communication.
We will not call you
earlier than 5 a.m.
How Will I Be Advised of Winter Weather Changes?
If it snows … or other weather conditions cause us to close schools or announce a two-hour delayed opening, here’s how you will know:
Through School Messenger, we call your primary phone number as listed in our Power School Student Information System with a recorded message. If we have cell numbers for you, it goes to them also. We send an e-mail to any e-mail address listed in your account and we text the message to your cell numbers, as long as you have opted-in to receive those messages. To opt-in for texts, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone.
Registering Your Child
Grades SLD K, 1-4: 8:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Preschool A.M.: 8:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Preschool P.M.: 12:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Kindergarten A.M.: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Kindergarten P.M.: 12:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Early dismissal grades SLD K, 1-4: 12:30 p.m.
*On half days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10 a.m. and dismisses at 12:30 p.m. A.M. Kindergarten remains the same. There will be no Preschool classes held on half days.
Countryside School Anti-Bullying Specialist is Claudia Horner,
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899