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January 17, 2020

Principal's Note: Cold & Flu Season Is Here!

Dear Sherwood Families,

Cold and flu season has arrived! As a result, we are seeing more and more students in the nurse's office with communicable illnesses.

Below is District 112's policy regarding exclusion periods for sick children as well as some preventative tips.

Exclusion Periods - Please do NOT send your student to school if he/she has or has had:

  1. Fever over 100 F within the last 24 hour (must be fever free WITHOUT medication).
  2. Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  3. Continuous coughing not relieved with cough medicine.
  4. Strep throat. They may return 24 hours after starting antibiotics.
  5. Please check with the School Nurse or your doctor about other illnesses.
  6. Please remember to notify the School Nurse or Front Office if your child has a contagious illness!

Helpful Tips for Staying Healthy:

  1. Frequent hand washing is the BEST way to prevent and combat the spread of germs! Wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer. (Pro Tip: Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to wash long enough.)
  2. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use an elbow or arm if no tissue is available.
  3. Do not share drinks, food, or unwashed utensils.
  4. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and drink lots water and healthy drinks (soda doesn’t count!) Bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated.
  5. Avoid people that are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  6. Disinfect surfaces that are prone to germs (ex. phones, keyboards, door knobs, toothbrushes).
  7. Dress for the weather.

Please adhere to these guidelines and make note of the suggested habits. Let’s work together to keep our school community and our homes as healthy as possible!

Panda Pride,


Soup Drive 1/21 - 1/31 Sherwood 5th Grade Government

Soup for the Super Bowl Food Drive!

Bring in your unopened non perishable food to donate to the Moraine Township Food Pantry. All types of food will be accepted, not just soup!!!

Drop off food at the bins in front of the school office Help feed our community!

Dates of the food drive: January 21-31


Ask Mr. Patrick or Ms. Imyak

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

If you would to volunteer at Moraine Township Pantry on Monday 1/20/20, see below.

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iREAD Weekly Classroom Winners!

Kindergarten: Mrs. Walsh

1st Grade: Mrs. Tortorello

2nd Grade: Ms. Phillips

3rd Grade: Mrs. Roberts

4th Grade: Ms. Rossman

5th Grade: Ms. Imyak

Total Sherwood School Minutes: 69,026 minutes

Upcoming Dates


No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Board of Education Meeting @7pm (District Office)


Sherwood PTO Carnival


Valentine's Day Class Parties


Valentine's Day

No School - Institute Day


No School - Presidents' Day


Board of Education Meeting @7pm District Office


Early Release @1:36pm


2nd Grade Sing @2:00pm

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: Kids Can Code (Kindergarten - First Grade)


Are you creative? Curious? Come explore different coding games, resources and robots! Students get to work together to build and code in a fun environment with Ms. Kodroff & Mrs. Tortorello.

Grades Kinder-1st

February - May (Tuesdays OR Thursdays during lunch & recess)

Kids Can Code Club Code of Conduct:

We will play SAFELY, be GENTLE and RESPECT others.

We will SHARE and play together.

We will PROBLEM SOLVE together.

2nd Posting: Valentine's Day Celebration 2/13/20

We are excited to celebrate Valentine's Day at Sherwood on Thursday, February 13th in the afternoon. Students are encouraged to bring Valentine's for their classmates to distribute during our celebration. Student Valentine's CANNOT include food items. More information about our celebration will be coming soon! This year we will be focusing on acts of kindness as our school-wide Valentine's Day theme.

2nd Posting: Snacks At School

Please remember to pack a fruit or vegetable snack for your child each day. The nurse's office will only provide a student with a snack in the case of a medical emergency. If your family qualifies for financial assistance, please contact me directly.