Putting the Pieces Together

PTO Week in Review 5/21/17



This past week was jam packed as usual for our teachers, staff and students! We celebrated Shongum Kindness Week, Staff Appreciation Week and ended the week with the 5th Grade Dance! Thank you to everyone at Shongum School who make this such a special place to be…the teachers, staff and of course, you the parents and students! A HUGE thank you to all of the dedicated Shongum parents for donating food, drinks, gift cards and volunteering their precious time during Staff Appreciation Week. Whether it was a blender donated to make smoothies or a little thank you note on a hand from your child, it was all appreciated! It takes a village and that is what we are at Shongum!! Thank you to our local sponsors that donated including Acme, Be.Yoga, BJ’s, Burrini’sCasa de Pasta, Mara’s Café & Bakery, Mama Caterina’s, Mario’s Pizza, Plaza Diner & Restaurant and Shop Rite. A big shout out and “Thank You” to our SAW Committee: Chrissy Sunberg, Ivanna D’Andrea, Martha Conte, Janele Hyland, Holly Doto, Dana O’Malley, Jill Ellermeyer, Lisa Padewski, Linda Helmer and Marie Lachanski for making this year’s Staff Appreciation Week so special.
The 5th Grade Dance was a big hit on Friday night with the students looking festive and rosy cheeked dancing and celebrating with a photo booth pics, snow cones and more! A special thank you to co- chairs: Jenn DesRosiers and Marisa Albano and Board member, Renee Taurman for their hard work organizing this Mardi Gras themed event. Thank you to Dr. Burns, Ms. Mueller, Mrs. Slattery, Mrs. Abrusci, Mr. Patrick, our Custodial Staff and the following volunteers who made the set up and entire evening a success: Holly Doto, Heather Miller, Angela Madjor, Maite Biggan, Heather Baxter, Meredith Curley, Amanda Kielbania, Hope Bloom, Martene Errico, Ellyn Corsaro, Judith Eckhardt, Heather Miller, Michele Meola, Marcie Posner, Elaine Saltz, Giovanna McClendon, Melinda Wilkins, Kimberly Williams, Patty Carr, Melissa Weiner, Jennifer Shapo, Brian DesRosiers, and Tighe Einfeldt.
In the final cultural arts assembly of the year, the students heard a positive message and were entertained by professional mountain biker Chris Clark.  Thank you to Jill Ellermeyer and Lori Brooks for putting together another great event and to Dr. Burns for being a willing participant in the demonstration!
Please note Field Days for 4th and 5th Grade happen this short week ending with a extra vacation day on Friday, May 26th!
Have a good week!
5/23/17:                      District Field Day – Grade 4 (Rain date 5/25)
5/24/17:                      District Field Day – Grade 5
5/26/17:                      Schools Closed
5/29/17:                      Schools Closed – Memorial Day
6/8/17:                        5th Grade Pool Party 9:30AM – 4 PM (Tentative)
                                   (Rain Date 6/12)
6/8/17:                        FUN DAY! Grades K-4
6/13/17:                      End of Year PTO Dinner – Rosie’s Trattoria – 7:00 PM
6/16/17:                      5th Grade Moving Up Breakfast & Ceremony
6/21/17:                      Last Day for Students – Early Dismissal – 1:25 PM
6/21/17:                      Clap out for graduating 5th grade students – 1:25 PM
Please visit our website, http://www.shongumpto.org/ or Facebook page for more information.
*** UPDATES *** 

5th Grade Stardust Pool Party: Due to unforeseen circumstances related to renovations, Stardust Pool is no longer able to host the 5th Grade Pool Party.  We are currently working on relocating the event and will keep everyone posted as we make progress. Thanks for your understanding.

End of Year PTO Dinner: It is almost the end of the school year…where did the time go? Please join us at Rosie’s on June 13th at 7:00 pm for our End of Year PTO Dinner!!! We will celebrate and honor the 5th grade PTO graduating parents, our teachers and staff! Please see the attached flyer for details. (Hard copy reservation flyers were sent home last week). RSVP by June 2nd to attend. Questions can be addressed to Renee Taurman at reneetaurman@me.com. We hope to see you there!  End of Year PTO Dinner Invite 2017- FINAL

 Excuse Pads: Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

There’s NO EXCUSE to run out of Excuse pads this year! The Shongum PTO will be selling them all year long.Simply fill out the attached form and return it with your payment to your child’s teacher and your Excuse Pads will be delivered to you through your child’s backpack. Order forms are also available in the Main Office for your convenience or you can order online using our secure link http://www.shongumpto.org/excuse-pads-2/.

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