The Sandshore Scoop

Week Ending April 23, 2021

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A Message From Ms. Curry

Hi Sandshore Families,

Have you heard our amazing news? We won the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge (Northeast Elementary School category) for the 2nd year in a row, recycling 803 pounds, and will receive another Trex bench later this year. Thank you to all of our families for participating and encouraging recycling at home

Our 5th grade LEAD program started this week! We are so happy to have our MOPD LEAD officers back in the school and know our students will greatly enjoy this program.

Don't forget- our Fall picture retakes will take place on April 30th.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Calendar of Events

April 26th: Board of Education Meeting/Presentation on Budget, 6:30 pm at Mt. Olive Middle School

April 30th: Fall picture Retakes - Rain Date 5/3

May 1st: SHSP Plant Sale orders due (see information below)

May 6th: Spring Pictures - Rain Date 5/7

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

The Maurader Memo

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

Picture Day - Coming Soon!

It's time for spring pictures!!

Fall retakes will be held on April 30th. This picture session is ONLY for people who would like to retake or make up their fall pictures. Your child needs to return the original picture package that you purchased. These pictures will be taken in the front of the building with a natural background.

On May 6th we will have our spring pictures. All students will take spring pictures and picture package purchases will be available. These pictures will be taken outside with a green screen to allow for a variety of background options. If you are a virtual student, you may attend during your homeroom's scheduled time slot. Your homeroom teacher will inform you of your time slot next week.

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We WON the Trex Competition...AGAIN!!!

We are excited to share that we recycled a total of 803lbs of plastic towards our Trex Recycling Project and WON the contest! Thank you so much to everyone who helped us continue our mission of learning and practicing recycling!
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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!

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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

April is Responsibility 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

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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