Countryside Elementary School

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115 Schoolhouse Lane, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-234-2750  |  F: 856-222-9755

Welcome to Countryside Elementary!

 
Ms. Lori Zataveski
Principal
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 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.

Watch This Space For Any Changes in School Schedules.

Kindergarten Roundup - March 6 Through March 10, 2017

Registration of children who will enter kindergarten next September will be held at Mount Laurel Schools during the week of March 6. At the same time, we will also register any student who is currently attending a private kindergarten but will be coming to our first-grade classes in September.

Kindergarten/First-Grade Roundup will be held on Monday, March 6; Tuesday, March 7; Thursday, March 9; and Friday, March 10 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Larchmont, Parkway, Springville and Hillside Schools. Countryside School and Fleetwood School registration will be on the same days from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. An evening registration on Wednesday, March 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be held at all six schools for parents who cannot attend during the day. Parents should register their children at the school they will attend. If you are unsure of your sending area school, check this link or call district Administrative Offices at (856) 235-3387.

This year, the registration process will begin online, where you can fill-out all of the necessary forms in advance. Our online registration system is now available. Access it here.Then, during Roundup Week, visit the school your child will attend to present all of the original documentation.

Register Now for Fourth-Grade Science Night at Lenape

 
The annual favorite - Family Science Night at Lenape High School will be held on March 6. The event is open to all fourth-grade students in Mount Laurel and their parents.

Low-Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2017-2018 School Year

 
The Mount Laurel Township Public School District offers a low-cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children each school year. Classes are held in our district elementary school buildings. These Preschool Inclusion classes will enroll preschoolers with disabilities along with their peers in order to provide public school opportunities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. See more information and application here.
 

Register for Summer Computer Classes Early

Computer classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.
 

Join Us For Our Online Morning Announcements!

Please join us for Countryside's morning announcements, now online on our password-protected Family Portal. Use your PowerSchool user-name and password to access, remembering to enter your password in ALL CAPS. Enjoy!
 

Visit Our Learning Garden Blog Page!

Countryside’s Learning Garden has been created as a place where students can connect to nature and the environment around them, while nurturing their creativity and curiosity. Students are planning, developing and maintaining the garden, as well as participating in hands-on activities that incorporate standard-focused activities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math). Everyone at Countryside has the opportunity to use this outdoor classroom to explore, discuss, collaborate and learn first-hand through meaningful and engaging lessons.

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Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
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,
115 School House Lane, 856-234-2750

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
Registering Your Child
Contact Information

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Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

Shared reflections and astute observations about your elementary schools can be found in Mr. George Rafferty's Blog. Check it out!

 

Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

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