Sandshore Elementary School: Week ending September 27, 2019
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....
Students worked together to 'Solve' the multi-step word problem and then 'Share' their strategy. We then took time to share whose strategy we agreed or disagreed with and why. (Mrs. DeBarros and Miss Koslower 3rd Grade)
Students revisit text working on target skills of theme, elements of drama, and characterization. (Ms. Lash and Mrs. France - 5th Grade)
Students investigated how the smallest building blocks of a structure can be rearranged in many different ways to create a new whole. (Mrs Hopp - 2nd Grade)
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
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
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”
Week of Respect - October 7-11
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
Sandshore Home & School Partnership News
Spirit Wear Sale!
Save the Date - SHSP Walk-a-thon - October 11
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
Follow us on Twitter! Information on school events will be available to families by following @MOSandshore
Sandshore Elementary School
Ms. Nicole Musarra, Principal
Mr. Tim O'Brien, Acting Principal
Mrs. Kristy McFarlane, Instructional Supervisor