September 6 - First Day of School Grades 1-8
September 9 - First Day for Kindergarten
Welcome to Countryside Elementary!
Mrs. Lori Zataveski Principal
The Countryside School is home to 320 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 week and
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.
Our School Motto
If it's Summer, it must be time for Summer Reading Lists!
Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letters to parents detail the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.
Register Now For Next Year's Extended Day Care Program
If you are interested in before and after school child care through Mount Laurel's Extended Day Care Program for the 2013-2014 school year, you can begin the registration process now. This year, you can take advantage of our online registration and payment process for Extended Day Care in advance to assure your spot and beat the "back to school" rush. For complete instructions on accessing that system, simply download the appropriate document below and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Those who prefer to register by filling out a form in hard copy may do so by
printing and completing this form and mailing it back to our Community Education Office at the address noted on the bottom of the form.
Central Registration Office Open July 8 - August 15
New students to Mount Laurel generally register at the schools they will attend, however, during the summer break, our Central Registration Office streamlines that process for new families. If you are new to Mount Laurel and will be registering your children in our schools between July 8 and August 15, now you may do so in one convenient location at our Transportation and Learning Center each Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here's a flyer with full details.
Parents, please note that before and after those dates, you will register your children at the schools they will attend.
Summer STEP Theater Camp Open To All!
Are You A Budding Performer?
Do You Play An Instrument?
Are You A Behind The Scenes Technical Whiz?
We Need You!
Summer STEP Theater Camp has open spots for students currently in Grades 1-8. This Summer, STEP will be presenting a new original musical by M. Christine & Jack Jeckot entitled "Who's the Monster Now?" Show dates are July 31 and August 1. Summer STEP 2013 begins on June 24 and runs until August 1 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (If Needed, Early Drop-Off or Late Pick-Up may be accommodated). Tuition is $335 for Mt. Laurel Residents $355 for Others. You do not need to be a resident of Mount Laurel to register. For more information, go to the STEP website.
To register, call the Community Education office at 856-231-5891.
Have You Visited Our Online Television Station Today?
If you have not been to What We See TV! lately, why not take a look to
see if there's anything you have missed? We have new videos going up all
of the time. Look in our Featured section for the newest additions to
our video library. These provide a vivid look at some of the many
wonderful and enriching events that are going on in all of our schools
See Larchmont Third-Graders relive the experience of their forefathers.
Check Featured videos for Immigration Day.