Panda Prints

February 4, 2022

Sherwood Updates

Hello Sherwood Families,

We want to thank everyone for another great week at Sherwood!

The weather continues to look cold next week. Please continue to send your pandas with appropriate winter gear so they can enjoy beautiful, midwest winter! Students need to be wearing gloves, hats, and snow pants to play in the snow. We will be outside for recess when the 'feels like' temperature is at or above 15℉ according to

Panda Pride,

Rachel & Kevin

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Panda STARS Recognition

It's time to celebrate and recognized our Panda SuperSTARS this week! These pandas are in the photo above.



Ellie Crum

Myles Listick

Claire Omodon


Blake Eldridge

Aidan Foss

Jonny Fridman

Emma Henderson

Harlow Leeb

Braylon McDaniel

Nolan Monday

Emily Page

Academic Attitude

Max Burke

Mila Ori


Caleb Dawursk

Olivia Epstein


A Note From Mrs. Weiss:

Thank you to all who have turned in their completed iREAD forms! We appreciate having all students turn in their forms with their minutes read by Monday, February 7th. All recorded minutes help us reach our goal and hopefully win the iREAD trophy!

Lost and Found

Please take a moment to look through these pictures. There are many items in our lost and found that belong to our pandas! Students may take time during morning meeting, lunch, and recess to collect any of their belongings.

Any items not claimed by Friday, February 11th will be donated.

Valentine's Day

This year we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at Sherwood!

Our students will be participating in a service project and students will have the option to exchange valentines with their classmates. Please do not include any type of food items with the valentines. If you are interested in having your child participate in our valentines exchange, and you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to Rachel Filippi ( directly.

Room Parents will be decorating the classroom doors on February 9th and 11th after school hours. Since there won't be any class parties, Room Parents will be providing teachers with ideas of fun activities to do during the day including great movement breaks and games. Thank you to our amazing PTO for organizing this!

Our PTO has also organized a wonderful service project to help celebrate the day. Sherwood will be spreading the love this Valentine's Day by working with Color A Smile. This organization is a nonprofit that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, troops overseas, and anyone who needs a smile. We will provide each class with a variety of pages.

All students need to do is color, sign their names, and write their ages. Everything can be dropped back off in the office on Tuesday, February 15th and the PTO will collect and send out to Color A Smile.

Please note the following things to avoid:

1) No glitter

2) No get well wishes

3) No dates noted on the sheets

More information on this great organization can be found here.

Spring Social-Emotional Screener

As part of our continued efforts to ensure the whole child is supported, the District will be administering a Universal Social-Emotional Screener to all students during the week of February 14th.

The purpose of this screener is to provide data on where students could benefit from continued or additional support. This screener is not intended to serve as an evaluation of individual students.

For students in grades K through 2, classroom teachers will complete the screener. For students in grade 3 through 5, classroom teachers will complete the screener and students will complete a self-screener.

Pursuant to Board Policy 6:65 this is in support of social-emotional learning standards. And pursuant to Board Policy 7:15, if you would like to opt your student out of the survey, please email Rachel Filippi ( and Kevin Saunders (

Bestie Box - Valentine's Day

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Kindergarten Pre-Registration Opens 2/1

2022 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS - Preregistration opens February 1 for those entering kindergarten fall 2022. The link will be available on February 1.

Take the 5ESSENTIALS Survey Today!

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and growth, parents, students, and teachers in our District and across Illinois have been asked to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

Take the 5ESSENTIALS Survey today!

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

Upcoming Dates


Valentine's Day


No School - Presidents Day


No School - Institute Day


School Board Meeting @7pm


School Board Meeting @7pm

3/21 - 3/25

No School - Spring Break


IAR Testing