Team Tortorello Newsletter

1st Grade Sherwood

Important Dates and Information

Tuesday, February 4: 100th Day of School Celebration

Saturday, February 8: PTO Carnival 11-2 PM

Friday, February 14: No School - Institute Day

Monday, February 17: No School - Presidents' Day

Friday, February 28: Early Release at 1:36 PM

100th Day TOMORROW!

The 100th Day of School is tomorrow! To make it extra special, students are encouraged to dress like they are 100 years old. We tour the school and take a bunch of pictures. Students complete many 100 themed activities throughout the day. Wigs, makeup, props... we've seen it all! The kids have a BLAST. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Valentine's Day

If your child would like to pass out Valentine's Day Cards to the class please send them in on Feb. 13th. They will have time to pass them out before our party/service project. I sent the class list home last week. NO CANDY, please. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Parent Survey - Please Complete

  • PLEASE participate in the parent portion of the 5Essentials survey. This survey will contribute to the District 112 Illinois Report Card data and will help us with our improvement efforts.

Bernie's Book Drive

We will be hosting our annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank from Monday February 3 through Thursday February 13 to collect new and used books for children in need of reading materials in the Chicagoland area.

Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don’t have any books in their homes for their children. Currently, Bernie’s serves over 300,000 children and provides a minimum of twelve books to each child, every year. They fully rely on schools like Sherwood to meet the needs of at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area.

What you can do to help:

Bring in any new or used books for children ages birth to sixth grade and drop them in the bins located around Sherwood from Monday February 3 through Thursday February 13.Ask your family, friends, and neighbors if they have any children’s books they would like to donate

Please post on social media about this worthy book drive

Our goal at Sherwood is to collect 2,000 books.

Last year we collected 1,900 books and were just shy of our goal; let’s reach 2,000 books this year!

Thank you for your participation!

Learn more about Bernie's at