The Sandshore Scoop

Week Ending October 15, 2021

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Calendar of Events

October 17th: SHSP Boo Gram Sale Ends

October 19th: Virtual SHSP Meeting

October 18th - October 31st: Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

October 22nd: School Picture Day

October 25th: Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 p.m. @ Administration Building

October 29th: Sandshore Halloween Parade 10:00 am

October 29th: Trunk or Treat 5:30 pm

November 1st - 3rd: Parent Teacher Conferences - Early Dismissal for Students @ 1:00 pm


Click here to view the 2021-2022 District Calendar

Halloween Parade Information

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November Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 1-3 and students will have shortened days to accommodate conferences. All students will dismiss at 1:00 pm on those three days.


Teachers will be reaching out shortly to organize times.

Check out this week's Twitter highlights from Sandshore School!

Helpful Links to Start the School Year

MOTSD 21-22 Safe Return to School Plan

Click here to visit the Mount Olive Township School District 2021-2022 Safe Return to School Plan

The Marauder Memo

Dr. Zywicki posts weekly updates. Be sure to check here weekly for important district updates.

21-22 Sandshore Parent Handbook

This handbook provides important information regarding Sandshore School.

Transportation Department Information

Click here to view a updated brochure from our transportation department.

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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

October is the month of Respect

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Congratulations to our Kindness Ambassadors

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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 suzanne.herbst@motsd.org 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


It's easier than EVER to reach Mrs. Herbst. She now 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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Thank you for all of you have signed up for your SHSP (Sandshore Home and School Partnership) here is what is coming in October, you can go to www.TheSHSP.com for any of the events listed below:


If you like to host parties and help your teachers, Room Parent is the volunteer position for you... sign-up here https://shsp.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/79663

There will be a VIRTUAL meeting on October 7, 2021 AT 4:30PM for anyone who is a room parent, emails with notifications will be going out the week of October 4th...


BOO Grams, yes you read correctly, we are going to Boo our neighbors, team mates, teachers, staff, you name it! Let's have fun and enjoy Halloween!!! The boo grams are a pumpkin with nut free nady will be delivered October 29th, 2021. Questions? Contact Lindsey Erlandson at events@theshsp.com

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Last but not least we are happy to share the SHSP Trunk or Treat is back!! Erin Nestor is our Trunk or treat chairperson and can be contacted at events@theshsp.com. Please sign up here to attend, donate any nut-free candy and/or decorate your trunk: https://shsp.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/81730
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Right at School Before and After Care Program

Mt. Olive schools are partnering with Right at School to provide child care options for our community.



Click here to view their website.

Please update your Real Time Account

It is essential that you update your email, contact information, emergency contacts, and media release forms.


For more assistance with Real Time, please view this short Parent Portal tutorial.



For additional support email realtime@motsd.org

Sandshore Time Schedule

Regular Schedule:

8:50-3:50

Parent drop off is at 8:50 and pick up is 3:45.


Delayed Opening Schedule:

10:50-3:50

Bus pick up times are two hours later than normal.

Parent drop off is at 10:50.


Early Dismissal Schedule:

8:50-1:00

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 – @PrincipalMOHS

MOMS – @mtolivemiddle

CMS – @CMSmtolive

Mountain View – @MtView07836

Tinc Road – @tincroadschool

Sandshore Elementary School

Ms. Jennifer Curry, Principal

email: jennifer.curry@motsd.org


Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor

email: kristy.mcfarlane@motsd.org

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