A Quest for Excellence

PTO Week in Review 10/22/17



Online Book Fair now thru 11/3!

The Book Fair is over and the library is back to normal, thanks to everyone who helped make it such a great success!  If you missed the fair, or if there were items out of stock, you can still place an order online until November 3rd!

Scholastic has given us our own website that offers all the titles Scholastic carries, and all proceeds will go back to the PTO for Shongum School!

All orders will ship free to Shongum School and be sent directly to your child’s classroom for them to bring home!  Feel free to share this link with your family and friends, who can place orders and include a gift message to the recipient!  Here’s the link:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ shongum

Thanks again for coming to The Fair and making it such a great success!  Melissa Millward and Dana O’Malley


Shongum Skyhawk Enrichment:

Although our classes have already begun, your child can still be part of the fun! You’ve heard great things and your child would love to join his/her friends!

Go to http://www.shongumpto.org/skyhawk-enrichment/  to sign up today.

Enrollment for Martial Arts will close at 9 pm on Monday, 10/23.  All other classes will be open for enrollment until they are full.

If you have any questions please email: vpfund@shongumpto.org




10/24:                     Yearbook Meeting – 9:30 a.m.
11/09:                      Fun Night At Fuddruckers – more info to come

Please visit our website, http://www.shongumpto.org/ or Facebook page for more information.


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Kidstuff Coupon Books: The Kidstuff sale is on until this Friday, October 27th! The Kidstuff coupon book is filled with money saving coupons for shopping, fun activities, and various amusements and other events. It not only has savings on places we visit daily (ACME), it also has significant savings at Dick’s, Learning Express, Toys R Us, and many other frequently shopped stores. Do you like to ski? Visit water or amusement parks in the summer? Go to SkyZone? One visit to any of those places and your book has almost paid for itself! AND – for every book sold, Shongum earns 50%. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save money! If you would like to purchase the book (cost is $25.00), return your payment in the envelope provided in the book to your child’s homeroom. Book for other regions/editions may also be ordered – please see the enclosed order form in your book for more information. If you do not wish to purchase the book, simply return it to your child’s teacher. It’s that easy!! Checks should be made out to “Shongum PTO”. Any questions, please email Lisa Maderna at l_maderna@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance for your support, and happy shopping!


K-Kids Donations for Gift Cards: The K-Kids club is helping out a former Shongum teacher and has adopted a school in Texas affected by the recent hurricane. They will  be collecting donations of gift cards in any denominations to be donated to the school to help out with much needed items. The gift cards can be sent in with your child and dropped in “The Giving Tree” box in the lobby. For the specific gift cards that are needed as well as much more  information on this project, please click on the attached letter from Mrs. Cirelli.  K-Kids donations for gift cards



Fun Night At: Save the date for our 1st Shongum “Fun Night At” of the 2017-2018 school year; Thursday, November 9th at Fuddruckers. More details will be sent home soon. We hope to see you there! 


Volunteering for Yearbook:  Yearbook Meeting – Tuesday, October 24th at 9:30 a.m.! Got a camera? Come take photos for the yearbook!We need at least one yearbook photographer per class for events, parties, and trips.New and experienced photographers please come! Learn our new way of uploading your photos and learn how to take the perfect photos for the Yearbook.  http://www.shongumpto.org/get-involved/.


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