Shoemaker Announcements

  •                                     MARY S. SHOEMAKER SCHOOL

                              WEEKLY NEWS

                  January 25, 2021

    Hello Shoemaker Rockstar Families:


    Our school is proudly participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion on school campuses worldwide. By participating in The Great Kindness Challenge, Mary Shoemaker will be recognized as a kindness certified school! Special thanks to Ms. Silver and Ms. Geremia for working on the activities for the children and families!

    We are gearing up for our in-person learning on Monday, February 1, 2021. Below are some reminders about our school times and schedules for when we do begin the in-person schedule. You will follow the actual schedule that your child’s teacher provides but below are some reminders for you.

    In-Person Return Schedules 2-1-21


    **The Great Kindness Challenge: 

    January 25th – January 29th**

    Our school is proudly participating in a proactive and positive kindness initiative called, “The Great Kindness Challenge.” The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion on school campuses worldwide.


    Below are the activities that we will be doing schoolwide.

    Monday 1/25 – We rock at being kind! Dress like a rockstar! 

    Tuesday 1/26 – Let our kindness grow. Wear green

    Wednesday 1/27 – Get comfy with kindness. Wear PJs! 

    Thursday 1/28 – Connected by kindness. Dress like someone in our school who is kind (name tags encouraged). 

    Friday 1/29 – MSS celebrates kindness! Wear orange and blue! 



    **Weekly Supply Pick-Ups**                                          

    Our staff will have materials available for pick up each Friday at 5pm through Monday at 8:00am. Bins will be located in front of the school, at the main entrance. 

    **Dates to Remember** 

    We have some fun staff and student activities to round out January! We are kicking off the Great Kindness Challenge this month, too!

    • Kindness Week: Week of January 25th
    • Progress Reports Distributed - January 29, 2021
    • Spirit Day - January 29, 2021
    • In-Person Instruction resumes: Monday, February 1, 2021



    Join us in celebrating the return to school at the WRS & MSS Kindergala*. (*German for “children’s gala or celebration”, includes children of all ages!This also mean “kind” how appropriate as we wrap up our kindness week!)


    When: Monday, February 1st

    Attire: Tiaras, Suits or ties, Top Hats, Fancy dress, Feather Boas, Fur, Necklaces/Beads, Glasses, Sparkly Masks (we will have items for any students who wish to use them).


    **Meal Pick-up Date Change**

    Just a reminder- pick up for meals are every Monday 10am-12pm or 4pm-5:30pm. Also, Wednesday 10am - 12pm. If you have signed up for these meals please come to pick them up at any of these times. Thank you!

    Please sign up for meals: Nutri Serve Meal Sign Up


    **Picture Retakes postponed**

    Our MSS picture retake date has been changed to Friday, February 12th. All new students or students who were absent on photo day (attending school in-person) will have their picture taken. Any student unhappy with their photo from our original date on October 29th, should return their package to school. Please sign up for the 100% Virtual Photo retakes using this link:

    Sign-Up for MSS Photo Retakes


                             **Woodstown-Pilesgrove PTO**

    Our next meeting of the PTO is Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm. To join the meeting, here is the link: · +1 240-360-0656‬PIN: ‪920 655 544#‬


    **Community Events**

    **SPAN: Parent Advocacy Network**

    Check out the Parent Advocacy Network sponsored by the NJDOE. Follow this link: SPAN Parent Advocacy Network | Empowered Parents 


    The Teacher’s Reading and Writing Project staff will be offering parent and caregiver sessions on January 28th.  We are just passing this along to you as a resource. 

    Columbia's Reading and Writing Project- Parent Session


    **Woodstown Little League: Spring Registration**

    Woodstown Little League Registration for the 2021 season for baseball and softball is NOW OPEN. To register online visit 



    **Family Success Center**

    Birds Eye Family Success Center - (Pennsville & Woodstown locations) 


               **FREE Membership W-P Public Library: 

    The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Public Library will be extending the FREE membership for students indefinitely! Here is the link to the W-P Public Library webpage:

    **Woodstown Youth Soccer: Spring 2021 Sign-ups**

    Woodstown Youth Soccer sign-ups are now open. Woodstown Soccer sign-ups

    **Woodstown Lacrosse Registration K-8**

    Please follow the link for Woodstown Lacrosse registration. 

    Spring 2021 Registration is now open!. Woodstown Youth Lacrosse


    **Our MSS Social Media Accounts**

    Facebook:   WPRSD Website: Woodstown-Pilesgrove Website                 Instagram: Instagram link or @shoemakerelementary201         Twitter:

    Your kids are our kids, so please reach out if you need anything at all. Call 769-0144 ext 66246 or email.

    Ms. Diane Cioffi - Principal

    Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand - Dean of Students

    All the best,

    Your MSS Office Team

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