The Annual Book Swap will take place Friday, May 20. Start cleaning out books your children have outgrown and donate them to the book swap. The Book Swap is an opportunity for your child(ren) to bring in books from home that they have read and would like to swap for “new” books to take home and keep. Please bring in gently used books you own. Students can donate up to five books.
All Media Center Books Due Friday, May 20
Countryside Media Center News & Events!
Minneapolis author Kelly Barnhill will speak with 3rd-5th grade students about her fantasy books on May 19, 2016. That evening Ms.Barnhill will be at the Countryside Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Galleria to read from her books and sign copies of her books from 6:00-7:00 pm. Visit Kelly Barnhill’s website to learn more about her and her magical stories.
Kickoff Summer Reading at Countryside’s Barnes and Noble Book Fair Please join Countryside community on Thursday, May 19 from 5:00-9:30 pm at Barnes and Noble Galleria to launch summer reading. Mrs. Bergman will start the evening by reading a few of her favorite picture books between 5:30-6:00 pm. A percentage of the purchases from the evening event will support Countryside Media Center literacy initiatives. For more information: Book Fair flyer
The 2016 Countryside Carnival is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday. The Carnival is a huge fundraising event for Countryside, and last year it raised more than $18,000 for our school.
This annual tradition relies on help from Countryside parents. You can help make our Carnival a success in several ways. Please see the PTO website for more details.
|Next Gen News highlights stories of how educational programming is evolving in EPS to meet the needs of current and future learners. NGN will showcase a variety of topics of how Next Gen is being implemented, including pilot studies, integration of educational competencies, new uses of time and space, and more. Visit edinaschools.org/nextgennews for more!|
Parents, we are launching the Countryside Marathon on October 1. This year we are holding "Marathon Mondays" and we need your help! Please sign up to visit Countryside as a designated walker/runner during breaks/recess. We hope seeing their parents and friends' parents will provide extra motivation to our students! Please sign up at the following:
Congratulations to the students and staff of Countryside! In recognition of our tremendous gains in State testing progress, Countryside was named a 2015 Reward School for the 2014-15 school year. We received a letter of congratulations from MN Commissioner of Education, Dr. Brenda Cassellius. Check it out!