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.

 
A Path to Success 2030:
Please Complete The Online Survey
 
The final phase in Mount Laurel Schools' Strategic Planning Initiative before a new action plan is written is to garner public input via the Online Community Survey, both for those who have participated in the process thus far and those who were unable to attend previous sessions. Won't you please add your voice to help shape the future of education for Mount Laurel's children?
The deadline to respond to the survey is January 31.
 
 

Get Fired-Up For Literacy Winners Announced

Winners have been announced in the 2017-18 Get Fired-Up For Literacy Contest co-sponsored by the Mount Laurel Library and the Mount Laurel Fire Department. In its ninth year, the competition is open to all Mount Laurel students in Grade 1-4 and takes place over Winter Break. Students log the number of minutes and books they have read during that time. The one student from each grade who reads the most minutes is deemed a winner, with one Grand Prize Winner being selected at each school to win a ride to school on a fire truck.
 
This year, 90 Mount Laurel students participated in the contest, logging 51,672 minutes over break.
The winners are:
 
 

Larchmont – 21 participants

Emily Schork, first grade - Grand Prize

Vinochan Pavasuvaman, second grade

Ionna Moustakas, third grade

Daniel Perez, fourth grade

 

Fleetwood – 15 participants

Aadhavan Rengapragash, first grade - Grand Prize

Prisha Srinivasan, second grade

Michael Greco, third grade

Nithilan Rengapragash, fourth grade

 

Springville – 17 participants

Elijah Barr, third grade - Grand Prize

Lana Barr, first grade

Jordyn Smith, second grade

William Chen, fourth grade

Countryside – 11 participants

Adhish Ravikumar, first grade - Grand Prize

Amelia Les, second grade

Ishani Basu, third grade

Danielle Pierce, fourth grade

 

Hillside – 16 participants

Connor Cheung, first grade - Grand Prize

Vibhav Boddu, second grade

Rana Mohamed-Naseer, third grade

Rut Patil, fourth grade

Parkway – 10 participants

Nick Cline, first grade - Grand Prize

Jeremy Coffman, second grade

(none in third grade)

Nadia Nash, fourth grade

 

 

 
 
Attention, Parents: You may not use our online registration system to enroll your child for the 2018-2019 school year at this time. Any information input now for next year will be lost when we roll-over the system for next year. Please wait until you see notification here that 2018-2019 enrollment systems are ready for use!

Mount Laurel's Online Registration System for New Students

For your convenience, Mount Laurel School District utilizes an online service where you can complete necessary registration forms at your convenience. At this time, you may only use this system to register new students for the current school year. Do not register students for the 2018-2019 school year until the annual rollover takes place on March 12, 2018. To do so will lose all of your information and you will be required to repeat the process. The registration process is not complete until you bring the originals of the required documents to the school for verification.
 
 
 
  • Because so many of our parents commute long distances to work each day, we send these calls out beginning at 5 a.m., so that childcare arrangements can be made.
We will not call you
earlier than 5 a.m.
  • Make sure to check our Facebook and Twitter Pages, and our district and school web pages for updates.
 
How Will I Be Advised of Winter Weather Changes?

If it snows … or other weather conditions cause us to close schools or announce a two-hour delayed opening, here’s how you will know:

Through School Messenger, we call your primary phone number as listed in our Power School Student Information System with a recorded message. If we have cell numbers for you, it goes to them also. We send an e-mail to any e-mail address listed in your account and we text the message to your cell numbers, as long as you have opted-in to receive those messages. To opt-in for texts, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone.

 
 

How May We Help You?

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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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