The Sandshore Scoop

Week Ending May 7, 2021

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A Message From Ms. Curry

Hi Sandshore Families,

A huge thank you to the SHSP for the "Appreciation Station" and helping us celebrate our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. It really brightened everyone's week and made them feel special.

It was so good to see so many of our Cohort V students at Picture Day this week! Thank you for participating.

Our Toiletry Drive has been extended to May 12th. Donations can be dropped off at school. We appreciate all we have received so far.

Happy Mother's Day to all of our Sandshore moms!

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Curry

Calendar of Events

May 10th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 pm at Mt. Olive Middle School

May 11th: Virtual SHSP meeting, 7:00 pm

May 24th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 pm at Mt. Olive Middle School

June 14th: Spring Band Concert @ MOHS PAC

The Maurader Memo

Here is the link to Dr. Zywicki's Blog. Please check regularly for important updates.

Attention Fifth Grade Parents

The SHSP is running a 5th Grade Class of 2021 fundraiser to hopefully raise funds for a “5th Grade Celebration” in June. The SHSP will be ordering the lawn signs shown on the attached flyer. Please note that the order is time sensitive and we will need to place the order by the close of business day on May 14, 2021.

The sign is $15/order. Pick-Up will be at the school, early June 2021.


Any questions please email:

Thanks you in advance for your donations, we are also looking for any Sponsors, if you have a business and would like to sponsor a class gift, please reach out to Rich Vanatta ( ) or Margaret Burns ( for guidance on how you can help our 5th graders feel special as they move on to MOMS.

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Sandshore has a new lost and found! It is located in the main lobby near the security desk and Officer Stan.

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Click here to register for Kindergarten

If you, or anyone you know, have a child 5 years old on or before 10/1/21, you can register them for the 2021-2022 Kindergarten school year!

Twitter Updates!

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Guidance Counselor's Corner

If you have any questions for our counselor, Elena Melekos, please feel free to contact her using the information below:

Elena Melekos, MA

School Counselor

Sandshore Elementary School

(973) 691-4003 ext. 3306

Twitter/Instagram: @SSCounselorMsM

The Sandshore Toiletry Drive has been Extended!

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Congratulations to our April Character Award Winners!

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May is Perseverance Month

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Notes from our School Nurse, Mrs. Suzanne Herbst

If you have any questions for our school nurse, Mrs. Suzanne Herbst you can email her at or call her at x3485.

To report your child absent : Please call the attendance line and state the reason for absence.

973-691-4003 x 3009

May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! The pollen is brutal out there right now! Know the signs, symptoms and triggers of your child's asthma. Consult your primary care provider if you think your child may have asthma!
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Should kids wear masks when playing sports?

Turns out, it's one of the best ways athletes can protect their teammates and themselves from COVID-19. Learn more here:

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It is easier than ever to reach out to Mrs. Herbst

In addition to her email, she has a school issued mobile device that you can text with emergencies or questions that need a quick response! Text Mrs. Herbst for emergencies or with urgent needs or questions at 862-419-2776.
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Free and Reduced Lunch Update

Per N.J.A.C. 2:36-1.5(d), "Students are eligible for school meal benefits or free milk for the school year and up to 30 operating days in the subsequent school year". As of October 21, 2020, all students who previously qualified for free and reduced lunch in the 2019-2020 school year that have not submitted a lunch application for the 2020-2021 school year, have been reset to "paid" status. Although this has no immediate impact on any student because of the “free lunch for all”, when/if the” free lunch for all” status is lifted, students will be required to pay for their meals (breakfast and lunch) until an application has been received and processed.

To avoid an interruption in benefits please proceed to the Realtime Parent Portal to either fill out an application otherwise, please indicate that you do not wish to apply at this time. Please note that only ONE (1) application per FAMILY, is required to determine qualification status.

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Earn Easy Money For Sandshore School

There are two easy ways to earn money for Sandshore right from your phone!

  1. BoxTops have gone digital! Just download the BoxTops app and scan your paper and digital grocery shopping receipts. Go to to download the app.
  2. AmazonSmile gives Sandshore money with each of your purchases! And we all know how much we spend at Amazon. Go to and select Sandshore Home and School Partnership as your charity of choice. It’s that easy!


Updated District 2020-2021 Calendar

Click here to view the updated school calendar.

Community News & Updates

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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 – @PrincipalMOHS

MOMS – @mtolivemiddle

CMS – @CMSmtolive

Mountain View – @MtView07836

Tinc Road – @tincroadschool

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Sandshore Elementary School

Ms. Jennifer Curry, Principal


Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor


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