Shoemaker Announcements

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    June 10, 2019

    Hello MSS All-Star Families:​

    We enjoyed an amazing week with lots of fun! Thank you to all our volunteers so we could launch our triple header! The 5th Grade Breakfast, Fair/Field Day and Boosterthon Fun Run were all a HUGH success! Memories were made for sure! We loved seeing the students' smiles and yours! Thank you Mrs. Chiarelli and Mrs. Donelow for coordinating all our Fair activities and Mr. Kellner for being our DJ again this year! You gave us 8 great years!  Speaking of PTO, we appreciated all you have done for us this entire year!


    Can you believe that we have reached our final days of school this week? As we head off to our final game of the season, we reflect and are so thankful for the hard work, effort and perseverance the students and staff at MSS gave. We thank you, the parents for ALL your support and partnership this year so we could give your children the best we had to offer! This year was filled with fun and exciting memories that we will cherish as we move into summer! Those memories are also kept in our MSS Memory Book that will go home this week. Thank you to Mrs. Zaluske for doing this entire book and giving many many hours and years to creating this for our families.

    Throughout the summer we will send updates and information on all of the exciting things happening at Shoemaker. We wish you the best as you start your summer vacation this weekend and we hope that you remember to take time to enjoy your days with your family and friends. Practicing those math facts and reading your favorite books are great ways to keep on learning! Stay tuned as we look forward to the release of our theme for the 2019-2020 school year. 


    We would like to wish all of our fathers a Happy Father's Day this coming weekend. There are so many men that serve as role models to our young children, we know the importance and value to the role a man plays in the lives of children. We are certainly grateful for the time they dedicate to serving our school and community. ​​

    ​Take a peek at what's ahead!


    **Early Dismissal Days this week**
    Our school year will end with early dismissal days beginning Monday, June 10th through our last day, Friday, June 14th. The students are dismissed at 12:05pm. Please be sure you send in a snack for your child; if your child attends SACC, a lunch.

    **Grade 2 Patriotic Flag Day Assembly**

    Our second grade team will have their patriotic program on Wednesday, June 12th at 10am. All visitors will sign-in at the main entrance. 

    **Boosterthon Results**

     Thank you again for supporting our school through the Mary S. Shoemaker Fun Run! Our School raised over 13,000! Thank you to Mrs. Hildebrand, the staff, and the Boosterthon team for all their work! We are in amazement and so grateful and thankful for all your donations. Our students will enjoy the benefits of an enhanced playground for years to come!


    ***Author Daniel Kirk Comes to Visit***
    ​On June 11th, author Daniel Kirk is coming to MSS to visit and get us excited about summer reading!  Daniel Kirk is the award-winning author and illustrator of over forty books for children, including his best-selling series of Library Mouse books, "Ten Things I Love About You", "Ten Thank You Letters", and the middle grade series Elf Realm.  Be on the look out for the order form. THANK YOU PTO!
    **Report Card and Summer flyers**
    Please be sure to check your student's report card envelope for some important flyers including the 2019-2020 calendar, math facts, and reading challenge flyer and more!
    ​Summer hours at MSS on Mondays! Our first one is July 1st between 8:30am-11:30am. We will send reminders!

    ~Local Happenings~

    **NJ Food for Thought Campaign**

    Free summer meals are available to children and teens ages 18 and younger at safe places like schools, parks, churches and other sites in your community.


    Free Summer Meal Details:

    • Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to an open summer meals site or through mobile meals.
    • Food served is healthy and follows federal nutritional guidelines.
    • Summer meals sites are at fun, safe places for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends.
    • No application, ID or proof of income is needed. You can just bring your child to an open summer meals site in your community.


    To find meal sites near us, visit, text “food” to 97779 or call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or for Spanish 1-877-8-HAMBRE.


    ** 4th of July Parade**

    Please see the attached link to the Woodstown 4th of July Parade information!

    ** 4th Fridays in Woodstown**

    **Woodstown Pirates Youth Football & Cheer**

    Woodstown Pirates INC. provides youth (ages 5-14) of the Woodstown High School district the opportunity to play the great game of football and cheer. The Pirate Family consists of:

    • Pirate Freshmen  (Ages 5-7)
    • Pirate Sophomores (Ages 8-9)
    • Pirate Juniors  (Ages 10-11)
    • Pirate Seniors  (Ages 12-14)​
    • Each football team has a corresponding cheer team

    To register visit or come to Marlton Park on Wednesday, June 12th from 6-8pm to register in person.


    **Upper Pittsgrove Summer Camps**

    The Upper Pittsgrove School is offering summer day camps.  This year they will be offering eleven camps to help your kids enjoy the break and beat summertime boredom.  There are many options and age groups available.  Each camp cost $120 each per camp/per child unless otherwise noted. Some camps have maximum limits and may fill quickly.  Spots will be filled in the order received with preference given to UPS students.  Please visit the Upper Pittsgrove School website to register at . You will find the summer camp registration on the upper left side of the website.


    **Woodstown Youth Field Hockey**

    This program currently starts for students in 3rd and 4th grade.  Please use the following registration link to register your child for Woodstown Youth Field Hockey:

    Our uniform fitting session is:

    -Monday, June 10 - 6-7pm Marlton Park - Homan Pavillion

    ​Incoming 6th-8th Graders WMS Field Hockey Team  Ms. Bryanna Roberts will be coaching the middle school field hockey team once again this year. We are still considered a recreational team.  Please feel free to send her any questions and learn how to register by email,

    ** Birds Eye Family Success Center (Pennsville and Woodstown locations)

    Family Success Centers are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where community residents go for family support, interactive workshops, activities and groups.  A variety of family friendly events take place each month. ALL FREE AND FUN!

    The Woodstown location is located at 10 Bailey Street A101. For more information, please visit their website and facebook page at:


    **Our MSS Social Media Accounts**

    Please sign up for:

    Please visit our Facebook page at: 

    for information and updates. If you haven't already, please "Like" the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District Facebook page account

    and keep up with the latest "tweets"  and "posts" from the Mary S. Shoemaker School. We will use Twitter, Facebook, and BlackboardConnect to keep parents informed of our daily and weekly events. You can request a paper copy of anything we have, please just ask your child's teacher or the main office. These messages are also posted on the news tab of our website as well.


    All the best,

    The MSS Office Staff

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