PTO Blog, May 21

PTO Blog, May 21


We're pleased to announce that we are again offering the convenient services of School Supply Kits for the 2021–22 school year!

Our vendor will deliver your kit(s) straight to your home! Rather than PTO volunteers handling these items, SchoolKidz staff will handle all aspects of your order – including your questions about ordering. 

Please make sure you place your order by July 10 to receive your kit in time for school!

Go to, and enter Country Meadows’ Account #15292

If you have a 5th grader going to Woodlawn next fall, you will need to use that school's code, which is #10240.

Prices remain the same as last year.  Purchases are nonrefundable.



Please join us for the 5th Grade Graduation Parade in the Country Meadows parking lot on May 27th @ 4pm.  Please see details and time based on last name on the flier.

The Country Meadows teachers, PTO, Lake County Sheriff, Countryside Fire department and DJ will send the 5th Graders off in style!

Fifth graders will receive a hoodie Woodlawn sweatshirt, Graduation lawn sign, picture frame, Graduation cookie, and fabulous decoration kits for the cars.  Help us make this a memorable 5th Grade Graduation Parade.  See attached details and parade map.

Woodlawn 5th Grade Graduation Parade, May 27, 2021

Woodlawn Aerial shot for 5th Graders Parade



We'd love to meet you and get to know more about you during our Virtual New Parent Tour and Coffee: This starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26.

Please join our Zoom meeting from this link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 881 5112 5334 

Password: 696196

New Parent Virtual Coffee on May 26



We are all doing our best to return to the closest version of “normal” for the next school year. We plan on bringing back all the usual PTO community and student programming. To accomplish this, we will need volunteers! Please talk to your friends and co-chair a committee or step up to volunteer! 

Please see MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT, and sign up today!


> Spiritwear (1 chair & 1 committee member) 

> Teacher Conference Meals (1 co-chair & 1 committee member) 

> Book Fair (2 co-chairs) 

> Parents Night Out/Fundraiser (Spring) (2 co-chairs & several committee members)

> Fall Festival Fundraiser (2 co-chairs & several committee members) 

> 5th Grade Party (2 co-chairs)

> 5th Grade Night Out (1 chair & 1 committee members)

> Cultural Arts (1 co-chair)

> End of the Year Celebration (2 co-chairs)

> Science Fair (1 co-chair)

> Special Lunch (1 committee member) 

> Field Day Lunch (1 co-chair)

> Yearbook (1 co-chair)



Yearbooks are here!

In-person students will be receiving their yearbooks next week. Families of Remote Learners can pick up yearbooks on May 25 between 2-4 p.m. Outdoor pickup will be available using full safety precautions. 


The End of the School Year is Here!!!!

As we approach the end of our school year, we’d like to thank all of our volunteers who have made it possible to provide all of this year's programs and events.  We recognize that we could not have had as many of these programs without you.  Despite our most challenging year, you helped us to carry on our mission of promoting and supporting our school by bringing enrichment and commUNITY to our children, families and staff at Country Meadows.  Many of our committee chairs and members have volunteered and served for years and we are grateful for them and our newer volunteers.  Please know that your volunteerism does not go unnoticed, and we appreciate all that you do for our children and Country Meadows community.

Thank you:

  • Elisha Magnifico, Chair of Yearbook and for your many years of service
  • Lindley Caldwell, Chair of Conference Meals, Teacher Appreciation and Science Fair, and for your many years of service
  • Kelly Difino, Co-Chair Conference Meals, Teacher Appreciation and Chair of 5th Grade Night Out and for your many years of service
  • Teresa Nagrani, Chair of Science Fair, 5th Grade Party, Spirit Wear Committee Member, constant supporter to the Executive Board and for your many years of service
  • Katie Roscher, Chair of Beautification and newly elected Co-President of the PTO
  • Leng Hseih, Chair of Spirit Wear
  • Committee members:  Alissa Morrow, Juliann Boardman, Sarah Boundy
  • The 2020-2021 Country Meadow PTO Executive Board:  Sarah Baker, Ashley Yoo, Bob Christian, Julia Cherner, Kelly Friedrich and Heather Skuble

Please consider volunteering on our committees.  Working parents have a place here! Even if you cannot give of your time, please know that we appreciate all of the parents who pay their PTO fees and donate to the PTO.  We hope that you are pleased with the programs that we offer and welcome suggestions.

Stay tuned for more info about our PTO Fair in August.  Our events are slated to be in-person, and we will follow district protocols to safely do so.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Debbie L. Sainte-Rose

Outgoing 2020-2021 PTO President