A Quest for Excellence

PTO Week in Review 3/11/18





Fun Weekend At:
Tired of being snowed in?  Please join us for a whole weekend of fun at Circle Bowl & Entertainment on March 24th and 25th.

Shongum PTO will receive a percentage of everything that is pre-booked online by us.  Reserve your lane by visiting      https://secure.meriq.com/circlebowlnj/  add on your group’s shoes (and a game of laser tag;).  Don’t forget to click a quantity by “Shongum PTO Fundraiser.”

Tell your neighbors, family and friends, we will get a percentage of anything booked online for that weekend (if they indicate “Shongum PTO Fundraiser”). We hope to see you there!

Questions? Email Heather at vpfund@shongumpto.org

The Authors are Coming!
We are pleased to share that two fabulous children’s authors will be visiting Shongum this year.  
On Wednesday, April 11th, Nancy Krulik, author of the new “Pulverizer” series, as well as several other popular series (Katie Kazoo, Magic Bone, George Brown Class Clown and The Kid from Planet Z) will be presenting to our kindergarten through third grade classes.  
Additionally, the author of the “I Survived” series, Lauren Tarshis, will be coming to Shongum on May 22nd. Lauren has also written the Emma Jean Lazarus series and is the longtime editor of StoryWorks Magazine. Lauren will be presenting to our third, fourth and fifth grade classes.
Both authors will be pre-selling books at discounted prices. The authors will sign at least one book for each student.  Families can purchase books written by either author, even if your child’s grade is not attending that particular presentation.
Attached is the order form for Nancy Krulik.  A paper copy of the order from will be sent home with your child this week. Please return with payment to your child’s teacher.  The order form for Lauren Tarshis will be available closer to the presentation date.  Shongum Elementary School – Krulik FINAL
For questions, contact Jill Ellermeyer (jillae1201@outlook.com) or Lori Brooks (loribrooks1@gmail.com)

Yeabook Pics!


Had a great time at the Pasta Dinner? Caught great pics of your friends and family eating pasta, dancing and having fun?  We want YOUR PICS of Pasta Dinner for Yearbook and End of Year Slideshows!  Camera or phone pics accepted – please use this link to upload:  


Also – For all of you who brought along your cameras or phones and took great pics of your cuties at the Sweetheart Dance a few weeks ago, please share your photos to be used in the yearbook for 2018! Please upload here:



3/21/18:                          Dreamrunners Club – Introductory Meeting –
                                       3:40 5:00 p.m. – Shongum Gym
3/24/18-3/25/18:             Save the Date! Fun Night Out – Circle Bowl
                                       and Entertainment – Details above!
3/30/18-4/8/18:               Schools Closed – Spring Break
4/11/18:                          Author Visit – Nancy Krulik – grades K-3
5/22/18:                          Author Visit – Lauren Tarshis – grades 3-5

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


*** UPDATES ***




Shongum Dreamrunners: Shongum Staff is excited to offer a running/walking/exercise health club for girls in grades 3 through 5. Please join us for our introductory meeting on Wednesday, March 21st, after school until 5:00 p.m. in the gym. For more information on this exciting club, please click on the attached flyer. We hope to see you on the 21st! Dream runners Flyer for 2018



PTO Membership:  Missed your chance to join the Shongum PTO?  It’s not too late. Membership is ongoing, simply fill out the Membership Form http://www.shongumpto.org/membership/.  There are a limited number of Membership Directories left (which include class lists; contact info for staff members, room parents, committee chairs, all PTO Members; etc.) and you will receive one with your paid PTO Membership (while supplies last). Questions-contact vpfund@shongumpto.org



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PTO Council ALL IN Fundraiser: Save the Date for a fun night out! The Randolph PTO Council will be holding it’s ALL IN Fundraiser on Friday, March 16th at the Hanover Marriott. And…back by popular demand…THE NERDS! For more information on this exciting evening, as well as some of the amazing prizes being offered, please click on the attached memo. PTOC ALL IN info for Randolph weekly


Health, Fitness and Fun Fest: Randolph’s annual Community Wellness Fest will take place on Saturday, March 24th from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Randolph Middle School. Come and check out all that’s happening in health, wellness, fitness, and sports. There will be free food, prizes, live music, crafts, contests and so much more! The event will be held rain or shine and admission is free. Please click on the attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there!  CWF-2018-Flyer


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