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Committed to Excellence

Welcome to Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School

301 Smith Avenue
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Telephone Directory   
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


Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you have had a great beginning of the school year. The daylight is getting a little shorter each day, but we hope that the mild weather will hold out as long as possible. Either way, the school year is underway at Sherwood Elementary School.

This year, we will continue on our journey to teach the students The Seven Habits of Happy Kids, help them to develop positive routines, and get the boys and girls on their way to be effective lifelong learners. This will be accomplished by monthly lessons facilitated by myself and Ms. Tramaglini, our school social worker, as well as through read-alouds and other lessons in the classroom.

Our teachers realize the importance of relationship-building, and the first weeks of school are all about developing a sense of community with their new students and with the students' parents/guardians. We hope that you were able to join us at Meet the Teacher Night to forge these relationships with your child's teacher.

Finally, we are looking for everyone to support our wonderful SES PTA and SEPTA. These organizations do an amazing job supporting our students and provide them with programs, assemblies, and other activities throughout the year. Additionally, they support our classroom learning as well. Please visit the Sherwood Elementary School eBoard for links to contact these organizations for more information.

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Sherwood Main Office at 631-650-8650.

Warmest Regards,
Chad Walerstein
Sherwood Elementary School

All Smiles On Islip’s Exciting First Day of School

All Smiles On Islip’s Exciting First Day of School
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The first day of classes in Islip arrived on Sept. 5, with students in the district’s high school, middle school and Commack Road, Maud S. Sherwood and Wing elementary schools arriving to begin a new year of learning.

“I am so proud to be the principal of Islip Middle School, where the kids bring the innocence and joy that can easily be overlooked in our fast-paced world,” said Timothy Martin. “I am looking forward to an exciting year.”

“It was a great first day for the students at Sherwood,” said Principal Chad Walerstein. “It was nice to see all the new and returning smiling faces as they entered, and it was even better to hear students say how great their day went as they left for the day.”

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