Sandshore News

Sandshore Elementary School: Week ending November 1, 2019

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The House of Slytherin!

Thank you to our faculty and staff for participating in our school Halloween theme of the House of Slytherin from Harry Potter. It truly made for a festive day! And a SUPER SPECIAL shout out to our Superintendent Dr. Rob Zywicki, Executive Director of Personnel and Innovation Mrs. Kimberley Markus, Executive Director of Personalized Learning Mrs. Lisa Schleer, Director of Elementary Education Mr. Matt Robinson, and our Administrative Assistants Kay Van Horn and Ann Carlson for stopping by and bringing true Hogwarts magic to our building.
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Thank you to all of our parents and families for your patience and understanding with the indoor Halloween parade. We are so happy we were able to continue the Sandshore Halloween tradition, despite the terrible weather.

SHSP Trunk or Treat - Good times had by all!

Thank you to our SHSP for orchestrating this amazing event. The Trunk or Treat provided a safe place for families to gather and celebrate the holiday. Despite the rainy weather, good times were had by all!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Students will follow the early dismissal schedule on November 4th, 5th and 6th as we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences. Lunch will be served all three days and students are dismissed at 1 pm.

Your child's homeroom teacher will be sending home information regarding scheduling your conference.

Kindergarten Schedule for Parent Teacher Conference Days

Monday, November 4:

AM attends - PM cancelled

Tuesday, November 5:

PM attends - AM cancelled

Wednesday, November 6:

AM attends - PM cancelled

K-Excel students attend ALL THREE DAYS regardless of AM/PM schedule

Lunch will be served on all three days. Be sure to pack a snack and a lunch as the students will be in school until 1 pm.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th is the designated date for evening conferences.

This week's Twitter highlights....

Be sure to follow our school @MOSandshore and our faculty and staff, for real-time updates on the amazing things going on in our school.

Cold Weather - Dress Appropriately

Please be advised that as the temperature begins to drop, the students at Sandshore will continue to go outside, weather permitting. Please be sure that your child comes to school dressed accordingly.

Calendar of Events

November 4-6: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 7-8: School closed for NJEA Convention

November 11: Board of Education Meeting 6:30 pm @ Board Office

November 20: K-2 Art Show & 1st and 2nd Grade Musical 6-7:30 pm

November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 10-12: SHSP Holiday Shop

New Food Service Company: Welcome Sodexo

We would like to welcome Sodexo Food Service Company to Mount Olive.

Click here for access to the monthly menus:

Click here for lunch application and student account management:

See the PDF below for this month's menu.

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November Character Trait - Generosity

This month our students will learn about Generosity!
Generosity means being willing to give and share what you have. You can be generous with your talents, time, words and actions or things.

Examples of generosity:

- sharing your games or toys

- giving someone a gift

- spending time helping someone

- letting someone borrow your things

- making something for someone

- letting others have a turn

October 2019 - Character Trait of the Month - Award Winners

Congratulations to our students who were selected as Character Award Nominees for the Month of Respect. Theses students were nominated by their teachers for displaying Respect within their classroom.
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Contact the School Counselor:

Ms. Elena Melekos

(973) 691 - 4003 x 3306

Twitter: @SSCounselorMsM

Instagram: @MsM_SS_Counselor

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Appointments Neccessary

All visitors to the school MUST have an appointment with the staff member with whom they would like to meet. No person will be permitted to enter the building for an unscheduled meeting. To make an appointment with a teacher, simply email him/her and set a day and time for the meeting. The teacher will then notify the main office of the appointment. Should you need to make an appointment with a building administrator, please contact the main office.

Any items that need to be dropped off, such as water bottles, snacks, lunches, instruments etc can be left on the forgotten items shelf in the front hall. Please be sure to label these items with your child's name and homeroom teacher.

Looking to register for before or after care? Contact Alphabest

To register your child for before or after care with Alphabest, please go to the following address:

Local contact information for AlphaBEST:

Magdalena Gubernat, Area Manager
(973) 452-9985

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Sandshore Home & School Partnership News

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Holiday Shop

The SHSP will be sending home information about the upcoming Holiday Shop..but mark your calendars, the Sandshore Holiday Shop will be December 10-12th.

Save the Date - Winter Wonderland Ball

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Community News

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Follow us on Twitter! Information on school events will be available to families by following @MOSandshore

Please sign up for Twitter and follow the district @MountOliveTSD, Superintendent Zywicki @ZywickiR, and the schools:

MOHS – @KevinRStansber1

MOMS – @mtolivemiddle

CMS – @CMS4Learning

Mountain View – @MtView07836

Tinc Road – @tincroadschool

Sandshore Elementary School

Ms. Nicole Musarra, Principal


Mrs. Jen Curry, Interim Principal


Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor


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