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          September 9, 2019  • countryhills.bousd.us • 

Dear Country Hills Families,


I cannot thank you enough - our entire Country Hills community - for your understanding, support and love as I transition to the Orange County Department of Education. It has truly been my privilege and pleasure to serve as your principal for the past 5 years. I will forever cherish our time together and hold your children and Country Hills dear to my heart. It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon. #onceacougaralwaysacougar


The new principal will be announced following Board approval at tonight’s School Board meeting. They will begin as soon as possible, pending release from their current District.  During this transition, there will be District support available as needed, as well as every staff member doing their usual fantastic job. Everyone looks forward to welcoming the next leader to keep moving Country Hills onward and upward! 


Please have a wonderful rest of the school year. Love always, Mrs. Trish Walsh


First PTA Meeting Tuesday, September 10th is the first PTA meeting of the new school year. All are welcome to join at 6:30pm in MPR (double doors near the lunch tables). Come listen to the spending plans for the year and much more. PTA is a great way to get involved in the many activities that happen here at Country Hills.  Check the PTA page on our school website and join the PTA Facebook page for information. We hope to see many families represented. 


PTA Membership Drive Join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) now through 9/13 to help support our school. You can join for as little as $6 and receive lots of benefits. Information went home with students and is available in the office as well. You may now also join online at:https://jointotem.com/ca/brea/brea-country-hills-elementary-pta/join. If you do register online, please provide your student(s) name so they get credit. Let’s Help Our PTA Grow to 100% membership participation this year! 


PTA Fun Run We’re ready to run and have fun! Pledging for the 2019 Fun Run has officially kicked off! Our event will take place on the morning of Friday, October 11th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and our school goal is to raise $35,000. 100% of the money raised stays at Country Hills! There will be weekly prizes and prizes/raffles for top earners. Family and friends can donate using our online platform. More information can be found in 2019 Fun Run packets sent home with students. Use this link to sign your children up: http://pledgestar.com/bch


Popsicle Sales 6th grade will be selling popsicles after school on September 13th & 27th for $1.00. Great way to start a cool Country Hills weekend!


Cougars Dine Out at Island’s 9/17/19 Join us for food, friends and fundraising at Island’s on Tuesday, September 17th 4pm to close. Bring your flyer!


Attention all 6th Grade Parents Special 6th-grade shirt orders are coming soon.  The details are being finalized, and an update will be sent next week.  Orders will be handled like Spirit Wear to ensure a smooth ordering process. Keep your eye out for details.


Parent Education The Educational Services Department is excited to launch a new Parent Education series this school year. The topic for the first gathering is "Dinner & Data - Understanding your Student's Test Scores" on September 17th. Please see the attached flyer for details. 


PTA Reflections PTA Reflections paperwork went home with students with details for entry.  This years theme is "Look Within", the due date for entries is Monday, September 30th.


Aeries Parent Portal Data Confirmation + Student Emergency Cards All returning Country Hills families must confirm their data online through the Aeries Parent Portal. All families must print, sign and return the Student Emergency Card for all students. Please turn in the signed copy of the Emergency Card to office as soon as possible.


School Lunches School lunches can be paid on-line with credit/debit cards @ family.titank12.com Payments can also be made in the office with cash or checks. Please do not have students pay while in the lunch line, it slows service down. Any questions email Mrs. Schreck at cschreck@bousd.us


Attendance Please come to school daily and on time! If your student will not be in school or will be coming late, please call our attendance line at 714-990-7592 and leave the requested information on the machine for our attendance office. You may also email sherry.ortiz@bousd.us  Thank you. 


          Country Hills Cougars ROAR!

Respect     Ownership Achievement  Responsibility


                     Important Dates Ahead


10   PTA Meeting 6:30pm

13   PTA Membership Drive ends + popsicle sales

17   Cougars Dine Out @ Island’s

17   Chessmasters begins

18   CDS 4th Grade Sacramento Info Meeting

25   CDS 6th Grade Outdoor Ed Info Meeting

26   BOUSD State of the Schools breakfast

27   Flag Ceremony + popsicle sales

30   PTA Reflections due


3       School Site Council / ELAC 3pm

4       ArtMasters

7-11  Parent Conference Week / Fall Book Fair

11     PTA Fun Run

16     Make up photo day

16    Chik-fil-a Dine Out Fundraiser

17    Great California Shake Out

25    Flag Ceremony

*See Master Calendar on website for additional dates.


Easy Ways to Support Our School

BoxTops: Collection sheets are available in the front office or you can print them from the Box Tops website. Please check to be sure they are not torn or expired.

Ralph’s Card: Go to www.ralphs.com, log in to your account and enter NPO #80588 under Community Rewards.

AmazonSmile: Login to Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3747871   When you register your account, you help our PTA earn 0.05% of your qualified purchase.