Panda Prints

Friday, August 30, 2019

Principal's Note: Questions You Can Ask Your Child After School

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Panda Pride,


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Picture Day 9/10/19

Picture Day is right around the corner, September 10th! You will be able to order online or via paper order form. If you would like to order online: CLICK HERE. Paper forms will be distributed on Tuesday, September 3rd. You will also receive direct communication via email from Lifetouch.
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Upload Photos For Our Yearbook - It's Easy!

Here are the ways you can upload photos for our yearbook:




Herff Jones App


Upgrade Your Highland Park Vehicle Sticker

Remember to upgrade your Highland Park vehicle sticker! Thanks to the support and cooperation of the City of Highland Park, you can help fund Foundation Grants to enrich and enhance programs for our students by simply checking the box on your annual vehicle sticker registration. The $30 upgrade amount on each vehicle supports innovative educational programs for the students in District 112, including competitive robotics, STEM and STEAM experiences, enhanced music opportunities, and outdoor, experiential learning. To learn more about upgrading your sticker, visit or you may purchase your upgraded vehicle sticker online at the City of Highland’s website (click here).

Upcoming Dates


No School - Labor Day


Picture Day


Early Release @1:36pm


School Board Meeting @7pm District Office


Early Release @1:36pm


No School - Rosh Hashana


Walk/Bike to School


FUNd Run @8am Ravinia Festival


No School - Yom Kippur


No School - Columbus


No School - Institute Day

Sherwood Elementary School

Sherwood School Hours

Regular Day

8:36am - 3:13pm

(First Bell @8:34am; Second Bell @8:36am)

Early Release

8:36am - 1:36pm

(First Bell @8:34am; Second Bell @8:36am)

2nd Posting: FUNd Run 2019

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019

WHERE: Ravinia Festival

TIME: 5K Starts at 8:00 a.m., Family Walk Starts at 8:15 a.m.

All proceeds from the FUNd Run benefit the Scholarship Fund for District 112 students.

Race Packets for all 112 students, families, teachers and other school employees will be sent to their respective schools on or before Friday, October 4. For all other registrants, packet pick-up is on Friday, October 4 1:00-6:30 p.m. at the District 112 Office (Fireside Room) 1936 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park.

Military families: Please use discount code Military112 at the end of the online registration process before you pay. A separate transaction is required for each family member to receive the discount.

Teachers: Please use discount code Teach112 at the end of the registration process before you pay.

Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch can register for FREE along with one adult. Please contact your school principal for a discount code.

Online registration is available until October 1 at noon. Here is the registration link.

All proceeds from the FUNd Run provide need-based scholarship opportunities for District 112 students. Scholarship funds are used to subsidize student participation in extracurricular enrichment activities including band and orchestra, outdoor education, field trips, and after school clubs.

2nd Posting: Peer Buddies - Please Sign Up

Peer Buddies SIGN UP FORM

The Individualized Learning Program (ILP) is ready to begin the Peer Buddies program for the school year!! Peer Buddies is an AMAZING program that provides an opportunity for reverse inclusion, where the students come from their general education classroom into a special education setting to develop various skills, play games, and socialize with their peers who are also in the ILP classes. These opportunities primarily happen with Adaptive PE (APE), and in our Adaptive art and music classes. Additionally, the Peer Buddies are encouraged to engage in conversation, share interests, play games, and get to know each other during lunch/recess, and other social times of the day as well!

Participants in the Peer Buddies program will rotate through experiences in each setting (APE, adaptive music, and adaptive art) several times throughout the year. On average, participants attended a class once a month, and each class is 30 minutes long. Ask anyone who participated and they’ll tell you it was easily worth the time and an incredible experience!

We would love to have your child participate in the Peer Buddies program! Please fill out this FORM if your child is interested! We had over 140 students participate last year, let’s beat that number this year!! If you have multiple children interested, please fill out a separate form for EACH child.

We are looking forward to another wonderful year of the Peer Buddies program!

Any questions can be directed to:

Luke Roberts

ILP Special Education Teacher

2nd Posting: Snack Policy

Reminder...Please only send fruit and/or vegetables for snack time.


  • Fresh fruit/vegetables
  • Dried raw fruit/vegetables
  • All natural fruit/vegetable pouches

Items NOT permitted:

  • Processed food
  • Dairy
  • Dips
  • Fruit/vegetables made with oils/spices