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!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.
 
Ms. 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

Communicate, Create, Collaborate, Celebrate...Together is Better at Countryside!

Here's The Latest News

 
First Case of Enterovirus-D68 Reported in New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a case of Enterovirus-D68 in New Jersey. Read more about this virus, which affects children and can be serious, on our special informational webpage.

Public Education Fund Contribution
Trustees of the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund Inc. donated $30,000 to the district at the August 2014 Board of Education meeting. The funds represented proceeds from the "19th Annual Driving To The Green Golf Tournament" held last September. See More Here.
Dr. Rath Is 2015 Burlington County Superintendent of the Year
The Burlington County Chapter of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators has named Mount Laurel Schools Superintendent Dr. Antoinette Rath as Burlington County’s Superintendent of the Year for 2015. Her selection was announced at the group’s June meeting in Westampton. Read about it.

Learn About The Common Core
Mount Laurel Schools participate in the Common Core State Standards, along with other New Jersey Schools. Learn more about the Common Core Standards and what they mean specifically for your child at each grade level on our Common Core Standards webpage

Receive Mount Laurel Schools Emergency Texts On Your Cell Phone
Emergency texts from the Mount Laurel Schools are the quickest way to stay informed. In order to receive them you must opt-in to the system. To do that, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone. You'll receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.

2014 Education Summit Webpage Link

More than 100 community members participated in the district's 2014 Education Summit on May 15. Discussion centered on the transformation facing our schools, namely the new Common Core Standards, the new PARCC Test to be administered in 2015 and student attendance rates. The resulting group discussion led to a number of suggestions for better communication within the community.
Check out our 2014 Summit webpage here to view the presentation and check for frequent updates.

Events Calendar

September 19
S.P.A.R.K.S. Spirit & Countryside Connects

September 23
Regular BOE Meeting

September 25
Rosh Hashanah
School Closed

September 26
KidStuff Coupon Book Sale Ends

September 26
Fire Prevention Assembly
 
September 29
Fall Book Fair

October 1
Ice Cream Social

October 10
2-Hour Delayed Opening - Staff In-Service

October 17
Field Day
(rain date October 24)

October 21
Regular BOE Meeting

October 31
Halloween Parade and Parties

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Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
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School Performance 2012-13

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 a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
School Locations and Contact Info

Map of our schools and sending areas

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

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

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