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PTO Week in Review 10/29/17



Veterans’ Day

Calling our Veteran’s and Active Duty Service Person’s!  Shongum School will be honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Service Persons on Wednesday, November 8 from 1:00-3:40PM with classroom visits, light refreshments and our 4th Grade Assembly.  Please share our invitation with your Veterans and have them RSVP online at www.shongumpto.org/veterans-day or to Dawn Colburn at 973-727-8855 by 11/2/17.  Questions? Please email president@shongumpto.org


Online Book Fair now thru 11/3!

The Book Fair is not over!

There’s still time to place an order online until November 3rd!  Our Online Fair 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 will 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!

The link to the Shongum Scholastic Online Book Fair is http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ shongum

Thanks again for making the 2017 Shongum Book Fair a great success!

Melissa Millward and Dana O’Malley


Shongum’s 1st “Fun Night” (and Day):

While the kids are home from school, come on out to Fuddruckers Succasunna on Thursday, November 9th anytime from 11am – 10pm to support Shongum Elementary PTO’s first FUN event of the school year! Look for the flyer to come home in your child’s folder (by the end of the week) with a special voucher attached. Just take the attached voucher with you, hand it to the cashier when you place your order and a percentage of the sales from that day will be donated back to our school. It’s as easy as that! Come out and enjoy good food and games for a great cause.  Hope to see you there!




10/31:                     Shongum Halloween Parade – 2:15 PM
11/01:                     K-Kids Meeting – 8:00 AM – Room 4
11/08:                     Veteran’s Day Assembly – 1:00 – 3:40 PM
11/09:                     Fun Night At Fuddruckers – see above

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


*** UPDATES ***


Kidstuff Coupon Books: The Kidstuff sale has ended! If you have not yet returned your payment or your coupon book, please return either one to your child’s teacher. If you are purchasing the book, 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 of this sale! 


K-Kids Meeting and Donations for Gift Cards: The next K-Kids meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11/1/17 at 8:00 a.m. in Room 4. K-Kids is a club opened to all students in grades 3-5. The K-Kids club is currently working on a project 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. The K-Kids club will be collecting the gift cards through November 17th. K-Kids meeting Nov2 2017,  K-Kids donations for gift cards (1)


PTO Membership: Thank you again to everyone who joined the PTO this school year!  The PTO Directories have been sent home. If you did not receive your Directory please email vpfund@shongumpto.org


PTO Website and Weekly Blast: Please note in addition to the blasts you receive, you can find the info posted on our website under ” Latest News”. To continue receiving our PTO Blasts and to ensure our emails don’t go to SPAM, please add PTOeblasts@shongumpto.org to your address book. Check us out at http://www.shongumpto.org/.





Randolph High School Drama Club Presents Peter and the Starcatcher:

The Randolph High School Drama Club will present Peter and the Starcatcher on Nov. 2, 3, and 4 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. The play tells the backstory of Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Mrs. Darling, and how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).  Tickets are $5 for students, children, and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Visit https://rhs.booktix.com for tickets and more information.

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