A Quest for Excellence

PTO Week in Review 9/23/18



PTO Meeting 9/28/18


Our first PTO Meeting of the school year is this Friday September 28th at 9:30 AM.  Members of the Randolph Board of Education will be discussing and answering questions regarding the upcoming referendum to benefit out schools.


Interested in volunteering at the school library?

Thank you to everyone who has already expressed interest!

Mrs. Healy needs volunteers to help students find books they would like to borrow, check them in and out, and re-shelve them. It’s a great way to be involved with your child’s class!

The library sessions are once a week for half an hour but you can choose how often you would like to help. If you would like to volunteer, please register here (http://www.shongumpto.org/library-volunteer-sign-up/) and select your child’s class and how often you are able to help.

Volunteers from previous years may start helping out right away, but please be sure to sign up so that your email address can be added to the group list for important notifications. Please sign up by 09/30.

New volunteers will be invited to a library training session in early October (date TBD). Once you have attended this orientation you will be able to start volunteering!

We are looking forward to meeting you! Please reach out to Reena Norton at reena.masih@gmail.com with any questions.



9/27:                           School Pictures
9/28:                           PTO Meeting – 9:30 A.M. – BOE to discuss referendum
9/29-9/30:                   Family Portraits – Shongum Lake – See info below
Please visit our website, http://www.shongumpto.org/ or Facebook page for more information.
*** UPDATES *** 
Spirit Wear: Remember that Spirit Wear order forms are due on Friday! Please make sure to put your child’s name, teacher and your email on the order form.

Orders should arrive around Thanksgiving break and will be delivered to your child’s classroom.


School Supply Kits: Thank you to everyone who supported the Shongum PTO by purchasing a School Kit for your child this summer!  We would love your feedback on the new company we worked with as we make a decision regarding which company to give our business to for next school year.

If you have feedback you would like to share, please email vpfund@shongumpto.org.

Family Portraits: This year, Shongum Family Portraits will take place at the beautiful Shongum Lake on September 29th and 30th!  If interested, please fill out and return the reservation form along with $25 sitting fee (checks made out to Shongum PTO).  Please contact Lynne Santoro (mikelyn1@verizon.net) with any questions.  Family Portraits flyer 2018
Shongum Girl Scouts: Attention all parents of girls in grades K-5 – If your daughter is interested in joining Girl Scouts, please come to our Recruitment Night on Tuesday, September 25th from 7-8pm in the Shongum All Purpose Room.  Please consider volunteering whether it’s to be a co-leader, treasurer, or Cookie Mom. It’s not only so much fun but also incredibly rewarding to watch your daughter and her friends achieve their goals!  Please RSVP to Nicole Semler at nicole.m.semler@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!
Shongum Cub Scouts: Join us on Saturday, September 22nd at the Cub Scout Pack 53 Annual Open house, for scouts, families, and Shongum boys ages 5-10 interested in scouting. The open house will take place at Brundage Preserve from 3:00-7:00 p.m. See what scouting is all about with fishing, field activities, and a camp fire with smores and skits. If you have any friends interested in scouting, please invite them and their families along as all boys are welcome. For more information, contact Cubmaster Nick Caruso at nick@carusofam.com or visit our website, www.pack53rtnj.org
Randolph Rams Basketball Fundraiser:Get ready for basketball season by working out with the Randolph Rams.  The JV and Varsity basketball teams will be coaching and leading drills to prep for upcoming ratings and travel tryouts. Details are as follows:
Sunday, October 7, in the RHS main gym
4th and 5th grade boys: 4:30-6:00pm
6th, 7th and 8th grade boys: 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $15/player if this form and payment are received by Oct. 5; $20 at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Randolph Boys Basketball Booster Club.  
Additional details and sign-up instructions are attached. Thanks and hope to see you there!  Basketball Clinic 2018
Wrestling Clinic: With 35 new grapplers joining our teams from last year’s clinic, a great season on the mats and a few new coaches we are looking to introduce more young boys and girls to our favorite sport. So your Randolph Rec Wrestling Team is holding our 2nd Annual “FREE” Intro to Wrestling Clinic on Sunday October 21st.

 Who: This is a casual and fun event focusing on K-8th Grade Boys and Girls and their Parents to learn more about the sport of wrestling.So No experience is required… ACTUALLY NO EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED!

 Why: Wrestling gives your child the best chance for success because practices and competitions are based on 3 basic criteria…

1. Experience

2. Age

3. Weight

 What: We will start with a meet and greet with your coaches, board and a few active wrestlers. Our board will be breaking off with parents to discuss practices, events and how wrestling can improve self-confidence, discipline, grades and of course other sports. This will be followed by a few exhibitions demonstrating techniques and drills followed by a 30-40 minute workout and wrapping up with one of the fun games we close our regular practices with.

 Equipment: Bring your sneakers, shorts or sweats and a t-shirt and of course a desire to learn more about wrestling!

 When: Sunday, October 21st from 10am until 12 Noon.

 Where: Randolph Middle School Main Gym

 Snacks: Our Wrestling Boosters Club will be serving free snacks, beverages and other treats all morning.

 REGISTRATION: Sign up at the Randolph Parks & Recreation’s Community Pass site, see link below. Click “Browse Activities ”, then click “Winter Sports” and then the “Intro to Wrestling Clinic”.

online registration – Community Pass

Please check out our website to learn more about us, www.randolphwrestling.org

We also have a FaceBook page, www.facebook.com/ramsjrwrestling/?ref=bookmarks

If you have any questions I can be emailed at b.petroski39@gmail.com and texted or called at 973-462-1879.







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