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Welcome to Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School

301 Smith Avenue
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

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Main Office: (631) 650-8650
Fax: (631) 650-8658
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8655
Health Office: (631) 650-8675
Attendance: (631) 650-8660




Sherwood Elementary Principal Briana James

Briana James, Principal

Principal's Message

Dear Sherwood Families,

It is with great anticipation and excitement that I write this letter welcoming you and your child(ren) to a new school year!

I hope your summer has been refreshing, and that you have been able to spend some time relaxing and making memories with your loved ones. When the James children (3 and 6) weren't at camp, we enjoyed a road trip to Great Wolf Lodge, Busch Gardens, and Water Country where we made some great family memories. We were also able to enjoy all that beautiful Long Island has to offer, from strawberry and peach picking out east, to spending early mornings and late nights at the beach. We love bagels and s'mores, and we feel very fortunate to have been able to spend some quality time with family and friends.

As we have shared, all of us here at Sherwood strongly believe in open communication and greatly value parental involvement. To be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school; a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education. It is my goal to continue to establish and maintain strong parental partnerships, for we know that all of us working together, in the best interest of our children, is the greatest precursor to student success. Throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or to learn more about the place where your child spends the majority of his or her time each day!

As I had shared when I first joined the Islip community one year ago, I'm keenly aware of the faith you place in us each and every day as you send your children off to school. I promise to cherish, nurture, and safeguard each and every one of your children and to treat each with dignity and care. Please enjoy the remaining days of summer. I'm very much looking forward to seeing you and your children on the first day of school, and every day thereafter!

Very truly yours,

Briana D. James, Principal

Sherwood Fifth-Grade Coders Compete in Hackathon

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Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School fifth graders participated in their first Hackathon in May, organized by KidOYO and hosted by the East Williston School District. A coding software used by students at all levels, KidOYO enables students to learn basic coding skills like block coding as well as more sophisticated coding languages like Python.

The Sherwood Hackaneers, led by the school’s technology aide Fred Stroh and district technology integration specialist Timothy Brush, participated in the upper elementary division of the Hackathon competition. The team consisted of eight students – Penny Becker, Quinn Dobson, Julian Kelly, Jameson Lynch, Jeremiah Vargas, Ariston Hamm, Cayden Smith and Lucas Taormina. The students learned KidOYO during their “exploratory block” with Stroh this year. After participating in a Skill Dash, the students had opportunities to practice before school and during lunch and recess. The fifth graders utilized the KidOYO apps Hatch and Sprite Editor to compete against 18 other schools from across Long Island, earning 10th place overall.

“We are proud of our Hackaneers finishing in the top 10, which is quite impressive for first-time competitors,” said Chad Walerstein, Islip’s director of technology, innovation and information systems. “We are proud of our students and their growth mindset, and we look forward to sending teams from multiple schools next year.”

Date Added: 6/5/2023

Congratulations to Islip's Night of Champions Honorees

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