Putting the Pieces Together

PTO Week in Review 5/28/17



This past week we were lucky enough to dodge weather challenges and have 4th and 5th Grade Field days as scheduled! Thank you to our PE teachers Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Abrusci, as well as Christine Kress, Paige Piarulli, Marie Lachanski, Paula Dobres, Renee Tallman, Tina Liston, Crystal Gumann and Carol Monahan for making this year’s 4th and 5th grade field days a fun success. Special thanks to Christine Kress for designing the field day t-shirts and to Tom Cislo and Ellyn Corsaro for being Skyhawk photographers!  Also, thank you to the many parent volunteers and photographers that assisted throughout each day.  
Great news…. our 5th Grade Pool Party will be held on our planned date of June 8th with a change in location- Streeter Pool in Morris Township. 
A friendly reminder that reservations for the End of Year PTO dinner at Rosie’s are due by Friday, June 2nd to hold your spot! Please see additional info below!
Have a great week!
5/29/17:                      Schools Closed – Memorial Day
6/7/17:                        PTO Meeting & Board Elections – 9:30 AM – Library
6/7/17:                        Annual Shongum Spelling Bee – 9:30 AM – APR
6/8/17:                        5th Grade Pool Party Streeter Pool
                                   (Rain Date 6/12)
6/8/17:                        FUN DAY! Grades K-4
6/10/17:                      Barnes & Noble Fundraiser – Morris Plains Store and
6/13/17:                      End of Year PTO Dinner – Rosie’s Trattoria – 7:00 PM
6/16/17:                      5th Grade Moving Up Breakfast & Ceremony – Shongum
                                   Gym – Arrive 9:00 – 9:15 AM
6/16/17:                      5th Grade Dance Residency – APR – 2:15 PM
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 Streeter Pool Party: While details are still being finalized, the 5th Grade Pool Party will be held at Streeter Pool in Morris Township on our original date of June 8th (rain date of June 12th). Stay tuned as we will communicate the details soon.

End of Year PTO Dinner: Reminder…..Sign ups and payment are due by Friday, June 2nd to attend our End of the Year PTO Dinner.  We will be celebrating at Rosie’s on June 13th at 7:00 pm. We will honor the 5th grade PTO graduating parents, our teachers and staff! Please see the attached flyer for details. Questions? Contact Renee Taurman at reneetaurman@me.com. We hope to see you there!  End of Year PTO Dinner Invite 2017- FINAL

Fun Day (Grades K-4): Thursday, June 8th is Shongum School Fun Day! Parent volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in helping out please visit:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea9a723a7fa7-shongum
Spirit Wear: Start off the next school year in Shongum Style! See the attached order form which has also been provided in your child’s classroom. All the hot items from last year are available again – get a larger size for the next year to keep your Shongum Spirit! Place your order by June 9th! Your items will be available for pickup at the Scavenger Hunt on September 5th. Any questions, please email Stephanie Zucker at szucker74@gmail.com. http://www.shongumpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Shongum-Spirit-Wear-2017-Flier.pdf
Barnes & Noble Fundraiser: Need Father’s Day gifts? Or books for the kids (or you) for summer reading? Come on out to Barnes & Noble in Morris Plains on Saturday, June 10th ALL DAY to support Shongum Elementary PTO! A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases that day will benefit our school when using Bookfair ID #12153367. Just be sure to give the voucher to the cashier at checkout or simply mention Shongum PTO. Our very own Shongum teachers have been kind enough to put together suggested summer reading lists by grade and/or reading level. Look for the voucher and reading lists to come home in your child’s folder. The voucher is also attached here. You can also show your support by shopping online at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs from June 10-15 and using Bookfair ID#12153367. For any questions, contact Jackie Kovacs at jackovacs@optonline.net.  B&N voucher2017
Money For Nothing: We are sad to announce that the Labels for Education program is ending this summer. Families have until June 9 to turn in any remaining Labels for Education and they will be redeemed for points that the PTO will use to buy supplies for our school. In order for us to redeem them, you must turn in both the LFE logo and the attached bar code. LFE can be submitted in the usual manner by either dropping them in the Box Tops bin in the office or giving them to your child’s teacher. Thank you to the entire Shongum community for collecting Labels for Education for so many years. This program has been beneficial to Shongum and it will be missed.
New Student Scavenger Hunt: We are looking for volunteers for the New Student Scavenger Hunt which is scheduled for the evening of September 5. This is a wonderful event that welcomes new students and families to Shongum School. It’s our chance to help the students learn their way around the school, to calm some first-day jitters, and to let the new families know what a great school community we have at Shongum. We are looking for volunteers to help us decorate prior to the scavenger hunt and for people to man stations around the school during the event. Volunteers are welcome to bring their kids along. It’s always nice for the new students to meet fellow Skyhawks. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Vikki Fordahl at vfordahl@gmail.com.
 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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