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.

First Marking Period Report Cards

 
Three 90-Minute Meetings.
 
 
All Voices Will Be Heard.
 
All Children Will Benefit.
 
 
A Community-Wide
Strategic Planning Initiative
 
 
Minutes from our November 2 "Points of Pride" Meeting Now Online
Our November 2 meeting focused on Points of Pride - those things participants were most proud of within the Mount Laurel Schools. More than 130 community members worked in 30 small groups to identify personal points of pride first, and then discussed those items within the group to come to consensus on items they had identified in common. Here are the complete minutes from the November 2 Points of Pride Meeting.
A Path to Success 2030

The Mount Laurel School District has launched "A Path to Success 2030", a strategic planning initiative that engages our community prior to the development of a new three-year strategic plan for our schools.

I would like to personally invite you to participate in our Strategic Planning Meetings. Your perspective would be a tremendous asset as the entire community comes together for these important discussions. Each of our sessions will focus on a specific theme designed to gather your input. All meetings will be held at the Mount Laurel Hartford School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., as described below.

George J. Rafferty, Superintendent of Schools
 
Our Next Session - Thursday, November 30
Setting Our Expectations For The Future:
Participants will discuss changes and initiatives needed in the Mount Laurel Schools going forward.
 
Our Third Meeting - Thursday, December 7
Creating An Action Plan for the Future:
Participants will define action items necessary to accomplish our Path to Success 2030.

New Lunch and Breakfast Menus Online and Improved

Check out our new interactive Cafeteria Menu. Breakfast and Lunch Menus are all in one place, and all schools are accessible through a drop-down menu. Hold your cursor over any item in bold and its complete nutritional value will pop up. Use the button on the top-right of the page to get Carb Counts on all menu items. It's a big step in our shared goal of keeping students healthy as well as wise! Please note that as part of our effort to "go green," lunch menus will not be sent home with students in hard copy after October.

Seating Area Donated by Eagle Scout

  Countryside's new seating area was donated by Ronald C. Hicks, a senior at Lenape Regional High School, who is earning his Eagle Scout status within the Boy Scouts of America. Ronald planned the area, constructed the foundation, assembled the bench and planted the landscaping as part of his project. Ronald attended Countryside School.

How May We Help You?

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Registering Your Child
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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

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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