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PreSchool - Grade 8
Madison, CT

Parents


Mothers serving at the annual 5th Grade Etiquette Luncheon.

Parent Essentials:

The Role of Parents at The Country School

At The Country School, parents are partners in the education of their children. We encourage dialogue between home and school and invite parents to become involved in the life of the school.

Parents have always held an important role at The Country School. Founded six decades ago by parents who wished to see their children reach their full potential, the school continues to rely on parent volunteers to help carry out our mission. Parents serve on the Board of Trustees, as members and leaders of the Parent Teacher Association, and as Room Parents. They help teachers with classroom activities and visit classrooms to share professional and personal expertise. They serve on committees, lead tours during Admission visits, and volunteer at special events such as Grandparents and Special Friends' Day.

We are enormously grateful for the many ways in which our parents support our school — through countless volunteer hours, through philanthropy, and through their commitment to sending their children to The Country School. As we often say to our parents, “Thank you — we couldn’t do it without you.”

School Handbook

e2 Campus Registration

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Net Classroom

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NET CLASSROOM

If you have questions, please contact Bill Leidt, Director of Technology.

Medical Forms and Permissions

Health Office News and Policies

Lunch

Pizza Order Form (available to students PS - Grade 8)

Hot Lunch Menus and Order Forms (available to students in K - Grade 8)

January order form

February order form

March order form

Please allow 24-48 hours from time of submission for orders to be received and processed.

Owl's Nest and Homework Haven

Owl's Nest Registration

Homework Haven
Fall Registration (through Tuesday, November 22)
Winter Registration (Monday, November 28 through Friday, March 3)
Spring Registration (Monday, March 6 thought Friday, June 2)

Transportation

Parent Teacher Association

The mission of the Parent Teacher Association is to support The Country School through community building in order to enrich the TCS experience for our children. Each year, the Parent Teacher Association organizes and hosts events which further our community and provide avenues for families to build upon relationships and support educational experiences and directives of The Country School.

Previously called the Parent Association, the "T" for Teacher was added before the start of 2013-2014 school year on the notion that it is the concerted efforts of parents AND teachers that create the best learning environment for Country School students. The Parent Teacher Association works hard to support our teachers and to foster a collegial and congenial community for all. We all benefit when we enrich student experiences!

Thank you to the 2015-2016 PTA Leaders, Stephanie Han P '23 and Gina Strano-Mizhen P '17, 20, 23!

Volunteer to be a Room Parent

Watch a slideshow featuring PTA-sponsored events on campus


Young Musicians Program and Instrument Rental

Supplies

Organization is a fundamental student skill that students will work on across grade levels and curricular areas. Maintaining an organizational system promotes active learning. We will continue to use a binder system as our organizational model in our Intermediate and Middle School grades for note-taking and keeping track of papers used to support learning. Below is a list of supplies for students in Grades 5 - 8 that are needed for the school year.

School Supplies List for Students in Grades 5-8:

● 3" 3 ring binder which will be used for all classes. Please buy a sturdy one.
● reinforced, 3 hole punched, lined filler paper - you will need this for each class so you may need a couple of packets
● 5 or 6 subject dividers (6 if you are taking Latin and a Global Language)
● 3"x5" lined index cards ● durable soft pencil case (no hard box-style cases please) buy one with holes that can be clipped into the 3 ring binder
● sticky note pads- 3"x3" and 3"x5"
● 24 pkg. of colored pencils
● 8 pkg. of ultra fine sharpies
● metallic gold and silver markers (7th and 8th Graders only)
● pencils (restock constantly, the kids never have enough)
● blue and black ballpoint pens
● Graph Paper for math and science
● Ruler
● Calculator - 8th Graders need a scientific calculator
● 1 hard cover composition book
● Clothes for PE: shorts, t-shirt (colors can be: white, blue, yellow, grey), white socks, and sneakers
● If playing soccer for TCS: cleats, shin guards, and soccer socks
● If running cross country for TCS: running sneakers
● Required Health Forms provided by the Nurse

Not required but recommended: Crate or box for locker to hold books and to create shelf. This system can help students organize books by class. Our lockers are 17” wide and 15.5” deep so any size crate that is 15” wide and about 12” deep or less should be a good fit.

Thank you for joining us as partners as we strive to offer our children an education that lasts a lifetime! In addition to finding important information and forms on this page, we will also periodically highlight some of the ways in which our parents make a difference. Below are two slideshows. The first shows events organized by the remarkable Parent Teacher Association. The second features the parent-led 60th Anniversary Gala Auction.

Parent Teacher Association


Thank you, parents!

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