Welcome to Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School
301 Smith Avenue
Islip, NY 11751
School Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Main Office: (631) 650-8650
Fax: (631) 650-8658
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8655
Health Office: (631) 650-8675
Attendance: (631) 650-8650
|Chad Walerstein, Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Autumn has arrived! The trees are losing their leaves, the cold weather is upon us, and the holiday season is around the corner.
In November, we shift our Seven Habits of Happy Kids focus to Habit 2:
Begin With the End in Mind. This is the habit that reminds students to:
- Plan ahead and set goals
- Be prepared at all times
- Think about the choices they make and how those choices affect their future
- Think about the consequences, positive or negative, of their actions
Please take a moment to talk to your children about the importance of
this habit. In school, we will talk to students and guide them through
the process of creating personal mission statements, and teaching them
about the value of planning ahead.
On November 2, we will welcome author Sarah Albee to Sherwood. Ms. Albee
is the author of such books as Dog Days of History, Poison: Deadly
Deeds, Why'd They Wear That, and Bugged: How Insects Changed History,
among others. She will be talking to the students about how she gathers
information for her books and give students some insight into her
writing process. We are looking forward to hosting this event. Thanks to
our amazing PTA for helping us bring Ms. Albee to Sherwood.
Among the other presentations we are hosting this month are the
PSE&G Conservation Caper for our 2nd and 3rd graders and Skull
Science for our 3rd graders. Both of these are high-interest and teach
the students about important topics!
Our 5th graders will be participating in their annual Sports Night on
November 8. During this event, the 5th grade home base classes will
compete against each other in various events. Who will win the Sports
Night Cup this year?
This month, we will also host our Annual Night of Giving on November 14.
Each grade will be collecting food for families in our community.
Please see the informational flyer below. On the evening of November 14,
we will open up the school for students to come and assemble food
baskets that will be given to the families. This is a great opportunity
for students to volunteer some time to help others. This is a clear
On November 16, we will host our fall Family Fun Night. We will host a
"Minute To Win It" night. Come out and compete in 60 second games for
prizes. We hope to see you there.
Lastly, some reminders. Superintendent's Conference Day will take place
on November 6; school make-up photos will be on November 8; schools will
be closed on November 12 in observance of Veteran's Day, and
Thanksgiving Recess will be November 21 through November 23. Parent
Teacher Conferences will take place on November 30 and December 7.
Students will be dismissed at 10:45 am.
I wish everyone a great month. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Sherwood Elementary School