October 12, 2017


Download the free The Little Hoot app in the Apple Store created by John A, '18.


From Country Life - Our All-School Blog

"Parenting in this Tech Filled World"
by Beth Coyne, Dean of Student Life


As an educator I have a healthy respect for technology. It certainly makes some aspects of life easier. Communication for one is easier and faster than ever. I don't know if that is always a good thing, but it does help in my job. Student learning can be enhanced with educational games for math, reading, spelling and more. Typing papers can make revising and editing so much easier, and voice to text opens up the world of communication to those who in the past have struggled to get thoughts to the paper. I must admit I really love using Google docs and spreadsheets to access materials at work and at home without having to carry a big bag of papers or a laptop back and forth. For students who tend to forget things at school using Google docs can also be a big help. Our online vocabulary and grammar programs mean that students can no longer lose their grammar workbook. We feel good about these advances and do recognize the benefits our students gain especially when they head off to high school where they will need to have a facility with emailing teachers or accessing information for their classes online. However, maintaining an efficient, productive and healthy online life requires self-discipline. Read more.


Open House Lawn Signs

Do you live on a heavily traveled road or have lots of children in your neighborhood? Grab an Open House lawn sign and help spread the word about our event. Contact Kathleen Zane for a sign. Thanks for your continued support!


Interested in volunteering for an evening of fun and community service?


We'd love to have you join us to to prepare, serve, and clean up during family night at the Community Dining Room in Branford. Parents and students in 1st Grade and up can take part in this Country School tradition—we've been at it for 14 years! It's the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Contact Suzanne Sliker or Stephanie Johnson if you'd like to get on the list to help.


Our next service is Tuesday, October 17.


Think Pink on Thursday, October 19


Donate $1.00 to Dress Down in Pink to support The Breast Cancer Foundation. There will be a pink treat table after school at the TCS Invitational. All donated pink baked goods, treats, and drinks are greatly appreciated!! Sign up to bring in pink treats outside Nice Nurse's office. Thank you in advance for your support.


Parent Conference Day and Owl's Nest - Friday, October 20


PreSchool-5th Grade teachers have sent out information regarding how to sign up for a parent conference. Middle School parents sign up for conferences using this link.


If you need to put your child in Owl's Nest on Parent Conference Day, please register by tomorrow. Owl's Nest will be available from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Call for Tour Guides for Sunday, October 29 Open House 1:00-3:30 p.m.


The admission office is looking for volunteers to give campus tours at our Open House. If you would like to show a prospective family our campus and share your Country School experience, please reach out to Pam Glasser or Kathleen Zane. Thank you!


Win a free week of Country School Summer Camp!


Refer a family to our October 29 Open House and you and that family will be entered into a drawing to win a free week of summer camp at The Country School!




The Country School will host the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the nonprofit Call to Care Uganda on Friday, November 3. We partnered with Call to Care in our service learning work in 2015 to send 300 pairs of shoes to a school in Uganda, and we also raised the money to build a well for that same school.

To light the way up the path from the parking lot to the gym that evening, we were hoping to use Jack-O-Lanterns as luminaries along the path. We are hoping you will consider giving your Jack-O-Lantern to TCS after you are done with it on Halloween!

If you care to participate, complete the form linked here, and then on either November 2 or 3, drop off your Jack-O-Lantern in the foyer of the gym.

Jack-O-Lantern Survey click here

Thank you for helping to brighten our campus that evening!



Yearbooks For Sale


8th Grade Parents, If you would like to have a recognition page or part of a page with a message for your soon-to-be graduate, (sometimes even grandparents like to do this), please use the above link. On that page you will see a link to build your child's recognition page. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:30 PM
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, October 13, 2017


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