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.

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.
 
 
 

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

Events Calendar

Back To School
The Mount Laurel Schools will re-open to students in Grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 7, and to our new Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 8. In the meantime, while we are officially on "summer break," our administrative offices are open all summer, and our schools are packed with students taking part in camps, computer courses, and theater productions.
 
Online Registration Is Here!
Registering your child in a new school system is one of the more stressful factors involved in family relocation. We understand that. So we are hopeful that our new online registration system will help to ease that burden somewhat. Here, you will find all of the forms you will need, including many that can be completed online.
Should you have questions, please contact our Summer Registrar, Anne Lazaris, at 856-235-0422, ext. 1525.
 
Central Registration
Our district Central Registration for new students for the 2016 - 2017 School Year is now open and is housed at the Margaret L. Haynes Transportation and Learning Center, 354 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel. The office will be open from Monday through Thursday only, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Here's more information.
 
Have a Happy & Safe Summer!
 

The Latest News

Click Here for Countryside School's 2016 - 2017 Class Supply List!

 

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!

Criteria For Advanced Math Placement, 2016-17

Advanced placement criteria for math placement has been revised and may be found on our Advanced Placement Webpage.

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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