Attention 5th Grade parents!

Reminder that tomorrow from 4-5pm is the 5th Grade Drive Through Parade at Shoemaker Elem! If you plan to attend, but have not signed up, there is still time. Please indicate on the Signup Genius (sent by teachers) if you'll be attending.

Some important reminders:

*Please enter from Fairview St. and follow along the outlined route

*Please maintain a 5-10 MPH speed

*Remain in your vehicle for the entire parade

*Clearly display a sign for which Middle School you'll be attending

*PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR YARD SIGN - we want to leave them displayed for the entirety of the parade for all to see! (In school students: signs will be sent home with students on the last day of school, 6/14. Remote students: delivery or school pickup - separate email sent.)

*Make signs, decorate your cars, dress up - be creative!


Congratulations 5th graders! Best of luck in Middle school!

Wow what great participation for Read-A-Thon!  Together the school read 168,704 minutes and pledged $9756!  Nice job kiddos!

Congratulations to Damien Rosol, 5th grade, for being the Top Reader and Madeline DeFuso for winning the gift card drawing.  All the winners for each grade are in the attachment.   Prizes will be sent home with hybrid students and arrangements will be made for all virtual.

2021 Read-A-Thon Winners PDF

Save the date!  We will be having a virtual Color Run on May 21-22.  More information to come.

Interested in joining the PTO Board next year?  Elections will be on Tuesday, May 11.  If you are interested in joining or what to find out more, contact Linzi at or Debbie at  We are always looking for new and diverse people on the board!

Come join the PTO  for PTO meetings on Zoom.  Come see the ways the PTO will be different and the same this year.  Below is the Zoom meeting information.

Time: Sep 15, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Nov 17, 2020 07:00 PM
        Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM
        Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM
        May 11, 2021 07:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 1319 9626
Passcode: Mustangs

HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN HELP! Donate some $ to the PTO using this link to sponsor the goodies for conference week: $5, $10 or more.  Paypal or Credit cards are welcome.  You don't need to have Paypal.

We rely on YOUR DONATIONS to help us make the teachers feel special! Thank you so much for your support! 

Use the link and save, save, save!

You can also still purchase discounted spirit wear for the holidays:


All of our inventory (from previous years) is on sale, so get yours before it’s gone!

Go to:


Support the PTO and Local businesses all while saving $!!! The PTO is selling their first community discount card for 19 local businesses. Made just for the PTO! ONLY $10 for a year worth of savings. Buy 1 or 5 today - available at this link. It's good for a while year - expires 9/30/21.

When checking out - please click on the "Sample card" to select quantity and then continue to complete the checkout form and payment information!

For Hybrid students - orders will be sent home within a week. Pick-up for Virtual students are available on select dates!



*NEW* Never miss important info from an email or Facebook - sign up to receive TEXT ALERTS from the PTO! 

Text @4e7cb9 to the number 81010 


We will need all your support this year to support the Shoemaker Family.  One EASY way is to sign up to Support Shoemaker PTO with your Amazon account at

To do this you choose "Your Amazon Smile" under "Accounts & Lists" and choose "Shoemaker School Parent Teachers Organization" as your Charity.  

Then buy from with each purchase (Same amazon) and 0.5% of your purchases goes to support Shoemaker PTO.  It's easy and no cost to you and we can earn so much with all the Amazon online purchases!  


Meet the 2020-2021 Board!

Linzi Gill- President 

Formally an Early Childhood Special Ed Teacher, Linzi is now a stay at home mother to her 2 daughters.  Linzi has a 7 year old daughter, Alivia who will be in second grade next year and a 4 year old daughter, Ellison.  This is Linzi's first year as President and second on the board!  

Debbie Prosser - Vice President

Debbie is employed full-time as an Engineer at Merck & Co., Inc.  She has four children - Ashley, 14, who will be in 9th grade at Emmaus, Dylan, 11, who will be in 7th grade next year at Eyer, twins Madelyn & Daniel, 9, who will be in 4th grade next year.  This will be Debbie's 5th year as Vice President of the PTO.

Meghan Shankweiler - Treasurer

Meghan works in Construction Management for Allied Building Corporation.  Meghan has 2 girls, Zoey who will be in 4th grade and Rosalyn, who will join Shoemaker as a kindergartner in the Fall.  This will be Meghan's second year on the PTO Board, 1st year as Treasurer, as she was Secretary this past year.  She has also chaired Bingo for the last few years!

Shirley Maldonado - Secretary

We welcome Shirley this upcoming year as her first year on the board.  She will be serving as Secretary.  Shirley is a stay at home mother to 2 boys.  Shirley has a son, Avery who will be a Senior next year at Emmaus and a son, Aiden who will be in 4th Grade! Welcome Shirley!