A Quest for Excellence

PTO Week in Review 5/6/18



Skyhawk Enrichment:
Classes began last week, but it’s not too late to join the fun.  Registration is ongoing until classes reach their maximum enrollment. There is still limited availability in Animation, Typing, Yoga (K-2), Intro to Sewing, Intro the Calligraphy, Gardening, Lego Adventures, Sports & Games, and Yoga (3-5).

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

Questions? Please email: vpfund@shongumpto.org

Box Tops Year-End Blowout: 
Great news, the deadline for the Box Tops Year-End Blowout has been extended to Wednesday, May 9. Remember, the class that has brought in the most Box Tops this school year will win the pizza party. All Box Tops must be turned in to the office by the end of the school day May 9 to be counted toward the pizza party.  Box Tops must be in a sealed zip-top bag or envelope and labeled with the student’s name and the teacher’s name. Students may also send in Box Tops on collection sheets (https://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets). In order to be counted toward the pizza party, Box Tops must not be expired and must contain the product code in the upper left corner. Please see the flier attached below for more information on the contest.  Flier 2018 Pizza party (1)

Thank you for your continued support of the Shongum PTO.
5th Grade Dance:
A huge thanks to Ivanna D’Andrea & Michelle Harth for their great organizing of the 5th Grade “Glow On” Dance on May 4!  A big thanks to all of those who helped out with setup, teardown, chaperoning and volunteering at the tables – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Have a 5th grader who went to the Glow On Party on Friday, May 4?  Take a few pics at the dance?  We want your pics!  Please upload to the following link:




4/30/18-5/8/18:               PARCC Testing – 4th Grade
5/8/18:                            K-Kids Meeting – 8:00 AM – Room 4
5/10/18-5/18/18:             PARCC Testing – 5th Grade
5/10/18-5/11/18:             Spring Flower Sale
5/11/18:                          Kindergarten Science Fair – see details below
5/12/18:                          2nd Annual SMA Cure SMA Walk and Roll
5/14/18-5/18/18:             Staff Appreciation Week – see details below
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.


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K-Kids Meeting: The next K-Kids meeting will be this Wednesday, May 8th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 4. The K-Kids club will be discussing their upcoming Cure SMA event in honor of 2 Shongum students. They are also in need of volunteers and donations for their upcoming bake sale on Saturday morning to help out with the fundraiser. For more information on the meeting and the bake sale, please click on the attached memos from Mrs. Cirelli.  Bake Sale K-Kids 2018

Also – 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



Spring Flower Sale: It’s almost Mother’s Day, so it’s time for Shongum’s annual flower sale! The PTO will be having a student Spring Flower sale on Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th during lunch. Fresh individual flowers are available for only $1 each. There will also be a limited number of hanging baskets for $15 each. Please consider signing up to volunteer to sell flowers through the sign-up genius link. If you have any questions, you can contact Andrea Mihalko at gofishfootball@yahoo.com. As always, thank you for your support!   Mothers day flower sale_ student 2018   Spring Flowers Sign-Up


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 Thursday of this week. Each classroom has a paper bag to hold them in until the event. Thank you from the Kindergarten Science Fair Committee!
Staff Appreciation Week: The week of May 14-18, Shongum School will be celebrating our Shongum Superhero staff!!! Help us celebrate them by donating and volunteering on our signup genius! shongum flyer staff appreciation,  http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090848afa82fa3fc1-staff




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 next week.   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! 



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!




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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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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