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,
Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a restful holiday break with
family and friends. January is a time for a fresh start and for showing
perseverance. As we begin the second half of the school year, we have
many activities planned for the students.
We ended last year with our amazing Sherwood musicians performing in
their Winter Concert. Our Level I band and orchestra debuted and showed
that all of their hard work had paid off. Additionally, our Level II
band, Level II orchestra and chorus also showed off their musical
talent. Their performance at MacArthur Airport was well-received, and
the students sounded great.
On January 17, Sherwood Elementary School, in cooperation with Commack
Road Elementary School, will welcome the Suffolk County Police
Department and Officer Sabrina Pitch from the Community Relations Bureau
who will do a presentation entitled "Being Police Smart" for 4th and
5th grade students and their parents/guardians. This presentation will
be about appropriate use of social media and technology. You must
register ahead of time for this evening event; you can do so by clicking
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At this event, we will also raffle off an Amazon Kindle Tablet. We hope
to see you there. On January 18, Officer Pitch will visit our 2nd and
3rd grade students for an in-school presentation.
This January, we will celebrate our PTA Reflections winners; this awards
ceremony will take place on January 10 at 7:00 pm in the Sherwood
library. Congratulations to all our participants!
Finally, this month, to support our 7 Habits of Happy Kids initiative,
we will continue our focus on Habit 3: Put First Things First. This is
the habit where we teach students to prioritize. Students will begin to
understand that they should do what they have to do, before they do what
they want to do. Please talk with your children about the importance of
staying focused, staying on task, and spending time on what is most
Once again, welcome back. Have a great January.
Sherwood Elementary School