Sandshore News

Sandshore Elementary School: Week ending September 27, 2019

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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.

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.

Calendar of Events

September 27: Start with Hello! Day - Wear green to show show your support. (details below)

September 27: SHSP Coupon Book Sale Ends

September 30: School closed

October 7: Spirit Wear Sale Ends

October 9: School closed

October 11: SHSP Walk-a-thon (Oct. 18 - Rain date)

October 14: Teacher In-service Day

October 14: Board of Education Meeting at the Administration Building 6:30 p.m.

October 15-18: SHSP Bookfair

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:

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Hello! From Miss Melekos

As the school counselor I have the opportunity to work with all Sandshore students. Throughout the school year I will work with students at the classroom level, meet with students individually or in group sessions such as lunch bunch. It is my mission as their school counselor to foster and support the academic, career, social and emotional development of all students. My goal is to continue working with our staff and parents to identify and meet the needs of all students

Contact the School Counselor:

Ms. Elena Melekos

(973) 691 - 4003 x 3306

Twitter: @SSCounselorMsM

Instagram: @MsM_SS_Counselor

Start with Hello!

All students and staff are asked to wear green on Friday, September 27th to show support of the Start with Hello Program! Students will participate in a “Mix It Up Day” during their lunches to help encourage students to reach out, get to know and help others in their school.

A Youth Violence Prevention Program from Sandy Hook Promise

Ms. Melekos – School Counselor

“A simple hello can lead to a million things”

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Week of Respect - October 7-11

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Notes from our Nurse

Food at School: Lunch, Snacks, Celebrations

The recent communications regarding snack policies may have been confusing. Please be aware there are many students with food allergies, intolerance and other dietary restrictions attending our school. Some of these were noted in a recent notice that went home. Most importantly, when it comes to snack we ask that you do not send in any peanut and tree nut products and those that may come in contact with those products in the classroom. Please see below for more details.

Here are some more clarifications and tips to help keep those who maybe hungry and those with food allergies safer and feel included as possible during the school day.

· LUNCH: All students may eat whatever they would like in the cafeteria.

· LUNCH: An allergy aware table is available for those students who are concerned due to a food allergy. This space is carefully monitored and cleaned before and after each lunch period.

· LUNCH: Those students who do eat nuts or peanut – tree nut products are kindly asked to carefully wash up before heading out to play. This is due to the residue those products may leave behind, thus increasing the risk for a life threatening reaction for some children who are allergic to those products.

· SNACK: Students are asked not to eat any peanut or tree nut products or products that may have come in contact with those products in the classroom setting. Students share many common spaces and educational tools in the classroom. Students also change classrooms during the course of the school day. The residue these products may leave behind increases the risk for a potential life threatening allergic reaction to be passed in the classroom setting.

· SNACK: Students are asked to bring in a small, healthy snack. They are asked to carefully clean up and wash up after eating in the classroom setting.

· CELEBRATIONS: There is a non-food related birthday treat policy at Sandshroe School. The three other school wide celebrations are carefully planned to include all children in the classroom. All food allergies, food intolerance and religious restrictions are considered in the planning of these celebrations. Parents and teachers have been alerted to and acknowledged these classrooms allergies, intolerance and restrictions earlier in the year.

Thank you for helping to keep all Sandshore students and staff safe during the school day!

Suzanne Herbst, RN, CSN

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

Spirit Wear Sale!

Be sure the check out the AMAZING items the SHSP has for sale! Click the link below to place your order. All orders must be placed by October 7th.

Save the Date - SHSP Walk-a-thon - October 11

Click here for more information regarding the event!

Class Schedule

5th Grade: 11:25am - 12:10pm
4th Grade: 12:15pm - 1:00pm
1st Grade: 1:15pm - 2:00pm
2nd Grade: 2:00pm - 2:45pm
3rd Grade: 2:55pm - 3:40pm

Kindergarten- AM : 9:45am - 10:15am
Kindergarten- PM: 1:15pm 1:45pm

Coming soon - SHSP Bookfair - week of Oct 15-18

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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


Mr. Tim O'Brien, Acting Principal


Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor


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