A Quest for Excellence

PTO Week in Review 4/29/18



Skyhawk Enrichment: 

Reminder -Skyhawk Enrichment Spring Session is beginning tomorrow (5/1) and enrollment is open! Most classes are still available- some are nearing capacity, but others need your help to run (most in need of additional students are Scrabble, Yoga, Sewing, Calligraphy, and Legos.)

Go to http://www.shongumpto.org/skyhawk-enrichment/  to get more information about the classes and sign up today.

Questions? Please email: vpfund@shongumpto.org


Spirit Wear:

Last chance to get some spirit wear with the Shongum vintage logo! We will be announcing a new design for our next sale which will be available before the new school year begins. Stock up on some of your vintage logo favorites in larger sizes and keep yourself in Shongum style.

We have a limited supply of unisex t’s, girls’ and ladies’ t’s and hooded sweatshirts.

Email Stephanie Zucker at szucker74@gmail.com to check item and size availability before they’re gone for good.



Author Visit – Deadline Extended to May 1st!
On May 22, 2018, Lauren Tarshis, author of the “I Survived…” series, among other books, will be visiting Shongum.  She will lead an assembly for grades 3-5.  Students have the opportunity to purchase her books at 30 to 40% off the cover price.  Order forms were sent home with your children in grades 3-5 last week.  A copy of this order form is available below.  Students in all grades may purchase books.  The author will autograph at least one book each child orders.  If you wish to order books, please send the form and payment back to school by May 1, marked PTO Author Visit.  If you have questions, please contact Lori Brooks, LoriBrooks1@gmail.com or Jill Ellermeyer, jillae1201@outlook.com.  Shongum Author Visit (1)
Box Tops Year-End Blowout
It’s time to send in the rest of the Box Tops for Education that you’ve been collecting all year and learn which class will win the Box Tops Pizza Party. This year we are doing things a little differently and the class that has brought in the most Box Tops over the school year (including all previous contests) will win the party. The deadline to turn in Box Tops to be counted toward the party is May 4. For a Box Top to be counted toward the class total it must not be expired and must show the product code in the upper left portion of the Box Top. Please submit Box Tops in zip top baggies or sealed envelopes that are clearly marked with the student’s full name and his or her teacher’s name. For a complete list of Box Tops for Education products, please visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn.
Thank you for your continued support of the Box Tops for Education program!




4/30/18-5/8/18:               PARCC Testing – 4th Grade
5/10/18-5/18/18:             PARCC Testing – 5th Grade
5/11/18:                          Kindergarten Science Fair – see details below
5/12/18:                          2nd Annual SMA Cure SMA Walk and Roll
5/19/18-5/20/18:             Fun Night At – Color Me Mine
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 ***


K-Kids Meeting: REMINDER! The 2nd Annual Cure SMA Walk and Roll event will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. For more information on this K-Kids club event, please click on the attached memos from Mrs. Cirelli.   Cure SMA 2nd annual walk and roll



5th Grade Dance:  Attention 5th Grade Parents! Please click on the attached link for important information on the 5th Grade Dance.  GLOW ON – PTO BLAST VERSION 4-18-18 2pm



Kindergarten Science Fair: The Kindergarten Science Fair is coming! We have an afternoon of experiments planned for Friday, May 11th. In preparation, please have your  kindergartner bring in:

– one (1), empty 8-12 oz plastic bottle (water, juice bottle, etc)

– one (1), empty toilet paper roll
They can be brought in between now and the day of the event. Each classroom has a paper bag to hold them in until the event. Thank you from the Kindergarten Science Fair Committee!




Fun Night At: Please join us at our next Shongum “Fun Weekend At” Color Me Mine, Denville- Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th. Flyers with attached voucher containing additional information will be sent home in May.   Bring the voucher in anytime during business hours (11 am – 6 pm), select a project and a portion of every purchase will be donated back to our school. Please note no coupons or free studio fees cards may be applied to this fundraiser.   We hope to see you there! 




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



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 Soccer Club Tryouts: Randolph Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for the 2018-2019 season beginning in late April/early May. For more information regarding the tryouts, please click on the attached flyer.  RSC 2018-19 Tryout Flyer
Center Grove’s Inaugural Golf Outing:  Center Grove is holding its first golf outing fundraiser at the Black Bear Golf Club in Franklin, NJ on Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 1 PM. The event will begin with a box lunch and a modified shotgun start. The golf format will be a four person scramble. There will be prizes at select holes for closest to the pin and longest drive. Dinner will start at approximately 6 PM at the Bear Den Grille. If you are unable to golf, you can still join us for dinner. You may also sponsor a hole, which allows your name or company’s name to be displayed on the sign located at one of the 18 holes on the golf course.
Please visit http://www.cgpto.org/ uploads/1/5/3/4/15348590/golf_ outing_flyer.pdf for the golf event sign up flyer and submit by April 30. For more information and online registration, visit http://www.cgpto.org/ store/c1/Featured_Products. html#!/CG-PTO-Inaugural-Golf- Outing/c/28146031/offset=0& sort=normal. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Manfred at allison.manfred@gmail.com or Carla Schmidt at morellc1@yahoo.com. Thank you for your support!
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