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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




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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

Islip Elementary Schools Celebrate Patriotism on Flag Day

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The American flag was flying high on June 14 at the Islip School District’s Commack Road Elementary School and Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School, as both buildings held their annual Flag Day celebrations. Sponsored by the American Legion, the outdoor ceremonies featured patriotic music and speeches, as well as honor gardens of flags representing members of the school community who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military.

Representatives from American Legion Rusy-Bohm Post 411 included Commander Richard Abrams, Vice Commander Rodney Koebele, past Suffolk County Commander and Adjutant Roby Johnson, Sergeant-at-Arms Peter Militello, and members George Groudas and Dave Palmer.  American Legion Auxiliary Rusy-Bohm Post 411 representatives also attended, including President Paulette DeCrescenzo, Vice President Evelyn Gerlett, Treasurer and Suffolk County Vice President Joanne Johnson, chaplain Peggy Parry, and members Renee Clock and Valerie Pulaski.

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilman John Cochrane Jr., State Sen. Phil Boyle, Islip Board of Education members and district administrators were also on hand for the event. Carpenter was so impressed with Commack Road student Kimberly Marcony Iglesias’ essay that she invited her to share it with the Town Board that afternoon at the annual Flag Day celebration at Islip Town Hall.

“Each year, I look forward to this ceremony for a variety of reasons,” Commack Road Principal James Cameron said. “I adore this event, as it brings me the opportunity to express my patriotism for this country with such an amazing teaching and learning community. Just as the flags lining the bus loop symbolize our veterans, the flag that we salute each day is symbolic of many things. I see our flag as representative of our history, but it also represents our future, and who better to tell us the story of our flag than the children of Islip?”

Date Added: 7/12/2022