Putting the Pieces Together

PTO Week in Review 6/11/17



This past week was busy with fun and friendly competition in Shongum. K-4 students had a great day participating in competitive games at Fun Day. 4th and 5th graders who qualified for the Spelling Bee competed for the honor of bragging rights as “Top Speller”….Congratulations to everyone who competed and to Evan Shapo from Mrs. Fromme & Mrs. Kesten’s class for taking top honors! Thanks to Mrs. Velez And Mrs. Compel for organizing and running this annual academic competition!
Our last PTO meeting of the year was held with PTO Board elections for the next two year term 2017-2019 as well as awards to teachers for Cash for Creativity. Congratulations to our new board members/positions who will begin their term in August 2017.
President- Crystal Gumman, VP of Admin- Dawn Pietrucha, Treasurer- Jackie Kovacs, VP of Fundraising- Heather Baxter, Co- Corresponding Secretaries/ Fifth Grade events- Carol Monahan and Marie Lachanski, Recording Secretary- Andrea Mihalko.
Congratulations to Cash for Creativity winners – Mrs. Fromme & Mrs. Kesten, Mrs. Sobel and Mrs. Giousios for flexible seating and Miss Murray, Mrs. Velez, Mrs. Compel and Mrs. Kruse-Marcus for Dash robots for the classroom.
This week holds the 5th Grade Pool Party at Streeter Pool, the End of Year PTO Celebration dinner on Tues. June 13th at Rosie’s, and the 5th Grade Moving up Ceremony and Dance Residency on Friday, June 16th! Lots of picture worthy moments!
Have an amazing week!
6/12/17:                      5th Grade Pool Party – Streeter Pool
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.
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End of Year PTO Dinner: This Tuesday, June 13th we will be celebrating at the End of Year PTO Dinner.  Confirmation emails have been sent to those who sent in a reservation and payment. We look forward to honoring the 5th grade PTO graduating parents, our teachers and staff! If you would like to attend last minute, please contact Renee Taurman at reneetaurman@me.com. See the attached flyer for details. End of Year PTO Dinner Invite 2017- FINAL

Spirit Wear: Don’t miss your chance to get your spirit wear for the next school year! Reminder orders are due tomorrow, Monday June 12th and we will place your order to be here before school starts in the fall!  Start off the next school year in Shongum Style! See the attached order form.  All the hot items from last year are available again – get a larger size for the next year to keep your Shongum Spirit! Your items will be available for pickup at the Scavenger Hunt on September 5th. Any questions, please email Stephanie Zucker at szucker74@gmail.com.
Barnes & Noble Fundraiser: Need Father’s Day gifts? Or books for the kids (or you) for summer reading? If you were not able to attend on Sat. June 10th you can still participate by shopping online at bn.com/bookfairs from June 10-15 and using Bookfair ID#12153367. For any questions contact Jackie Kovacs at jackovacs@optonline.net. Reading suggestions for each grade are attached and were compiled by our teachers!
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/.

In the District: 

REF Weekend!! June 15th and 17th!

Rock Stars Celebration! Thursday, June 15 from 7-9:30pm at the RHS Commons. Tickets are $35 per person or $260 for a table of 8. Visit www.randolpheducationfoundation.org or contact lavinfrancesca@gmail.com or lizzie0109@optonline.netfor tickets until sold out.

Run or walk in the Randolph Rocks 5K on June 17th, 8:30 a.m. start at Randolph High School. Register at ​www.randolpheducationfoundation.org/
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