MARY S. SHOEMAKER SCHOOL
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.
**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:
Our next meeting of the PTO is Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm. To join the meeting, here is the link:
meet.google.com/ofd-pvgd-vxc · +1 240-360-0656PIN: 920 655 544#
**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.
**Woodstown Little League: Spring Registration**
Woodstown Little League Registration for the 2021 season for baseball and softball is NOW OPEN. To register online visit www.woodstownll.org
**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: https://www.woodstownlibrary.org/
**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**
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 Cioffi.email@example.com
Mrs. Jennifer Hildebrand - Dean of Students Hildebrand.firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,
Your MSS Office Team