A Quest for Excellence

PTO Week in Review 11/12/17



Reminder – Picture retakes are Tuesday, November 14th!

Reminder – Early dismissal 11/15-11/17 – 1:25 PM


Holiday Gift Shoppe:

It’s almost time to spread some holiday cheer! This year’s Shongum School Holiday Gift Shoppe will be Monday, November 27th – Thursday, November 30th. We will be featuring returning favorites and new gift selections from a local vendor.

Gift prices range from $1.00 to $15.00. (Please note- gifts for adults tend to be at the upper end of the price range and the lower end is mostly small children’s items.) It’s a great way for your child to practice shopping and money management all while getting their holiday shopping done! Look out for the flyer and visitation schedule in your child’s backpack this week.

Reminder- Please send your child in with cash or a check in an envelope and a list of who they are buying for.  Also, we need a number of parent volunteers to make this a successful event, please look for the Sign-up Genius (later this week) and consider signing up for 1 volunteer time slot. Thank you!


Yearbook Pictures/Slideshows:

Parents and Faculty Members,

Please fill in below link ONLY if you DO NOT give permission for your child to be in yearbook or slideshows at Shongum.

Throughout the year, photos may be taken of your child and the faculty members at Shongum School events, field trips, parties and other class and school events for the Shongum School yearbook and end of year slideshows.

Please note – all children in all grades show up in the yearbook at least 4x.

In year’s past – we have had 100% participation in the yearbook & slideshows.





11/14:                     Picture Retakes
11/15-11/17:           Early Dismissal – 1:25 PM – Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/22:                     Early Dismissal – 1:25 PM
11/23-11/24:           Schools Closed – Thanksgiving Break
11/27-11/30:           Holiday Gift Shoppe – please see details above
12/2:                       Fun Night At Aspen Ice – more details to come!

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


*** UPDATES ***


Fun Night At: Thank you to everyone who joined us at Fuddruckers! Please save the date for our next Shongum “Fun Night At” Aspen Ice- Saturday, December 2nd, 7:45-9:15 pm. More details will be available soon. We hope to see you there!


School Picture Retakes: The retakes for school pictures will take place on Tuesday, November 14th.  If your child needs to have their school pictures taken or retaken, please plan accordingly.


Box Tops Thanksgiving Contest: Hey Shongum families, we have a new Box Tops contest to show our thanks to all of you. Please keep an eye out for the Thanksgiving collection sheet which should come home soon. We will hold a drawing from the completed collection sheets that are submitted by November 30, 2017. The winner of the random drawing will get a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card. Each valid entry must contain the student’s name, his or her teacher’s name and 10 unexpired Box Tops. All entries are due November 30, 2017If you need an additional collection sheet, please click the link below. 

This time of year, Box Tops can be found on many of the special food and entertaining items that you buy such as Hefty trash bags and tableware, Ziploc bags and food storageReynolds bakeware and much more. Please visit btfe.com for a full list of participating Box Tops products. Also, think about downloading the Box Tops Bonus app so you can earn additional bonus Box Tops for Shongum. Thank you for your continued support of the Shongum PTO by sending in Box Tops and your participation in the other Money for Nothing programs.  Peanuts_HalfSheet Thanksgiving 2017



K-Kids Donations for Gift Cards: 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 donations for gift cards (1)

Recess Donations: Shongum School PTO is collecting donations of gently used footballs, basketballs, soccer balls (all sizes), tennis balls, jump ropes and sidewalk chalk. A box will be in the lobby to collect donations beginning November 6th. Thank you!


Kidstuff Coupon Books: The Kidstuff sale has ended! Please return any outstanding Kidstuff Books and/or payments to your child’s teacher ASAP! Also, if you ordered additional MEUWS editions, those books will be delivered to the teachers mailboxes tomorrow, November 13th. If you ordered any other editions, those books have been ordered from Kidstuff and should arrive by the end of the week. Any questions, please email Lisa Maderna at l_maderna@yahoo.com.


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