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January 22, 2021

Sherwood Campus Reopening February 1st!

We are so thrilled to welcome back our hybrid students to in person learning on Monday, February 1st. Masks are one of our most important safety measures. A friendly reminder that all students and staff must wear a mask that is properly fitting and that covers both the mouth and nose.

Please click on the button below for more information regarding student materials that will need to be returned to school.

Wash your hands.

Wear a mask.

Watch your distance.

Stay safe everyone!

Panda Pride,

Rachel & Kevin

Materials to Return on February 1st

Pictures of the books are included as well as other materials sent home by each grade level team. Please click on the link to see what materials need to come back to school. This list applies only to students in the hybrid learning model.

Student Self-Certification REMINDER

Beginning on February 1st, each day parents of hybrid students are required to self certify that their child has no symptoms of COVID-19 and has not been exposed to anyone with symptoms. You will receive an email from Crisis Go every morning at 6:00 a.m. Click on the link in the email to complete the self certification process. You must record your child’s temperature and answer all of the questions. We need everyone to certify by 8:00 am.

Administrators and staff will have access to a list of students who have not self certified. Students who do not complete the self certification process will not be admitted into the building. Thank you for your cooperation on this important safety matter.

Storybook STEM Club

Our next Storybook STEM session will be for 4th & 5th graders on Wednesday, January 27th at 3:15 PM.

Here is the ZOOM link to join the club:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 9435 6565

Passcode: STEM

We'll start our club with a story to go with our monthly theme. Our first theme will be a STAR/SPACE theme to coincide with our iREAD theme.

Mrs. Weiss will have STEM kits ready for you to pick up on Tuesday or Wednesday (1/26, 1/27). They will be in a bin in the vestibule of the office lobby. Please stop by between 8:00-3:00 to pick one up. The STEM kit will include all the supplies needed to make our 2 STEM projects.

PLEASE FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM by Monday 1/25 to reserve a STEM kit.

Please email Mrs. Weiss with any questions:

iREAD (Virtual) - Let's Do This Sherwood!

We are down to our last 12 days of iREAD! Please read as much as you can over the next 12 days, keep track of your minutes read and share it with your teacher on Feb. 4th.

Don’t have an iREAD form? It’s not too late to catch up. You can get it HERE. Print it out or make a copy of the form to edit it digitally.

We will have our LAST “Wake Up & Read Day” for students to read and count the minutes read before school begins on Friday from 8:00-8:30 AM. Use this Zoom link (Passcode is PANDA) to join. Students are invited to read in fun & cozy ways including: in their pajamas, with a pet, with a sibling, with a flashlight, with blankets & pillows, wearing mittens and hats, by a fireplace, etc.

PTO Fundraiser!

Take a night off of cooking and support Sherwood School on February 2nd. Pick up dinner from Washington Gardens in Highwood anytime from 4:30-8pm. 20% goes back to Sherwood! We hope to see you there!

HPHS Charity Cookie Drive

As you may already know Charity Drive is starting and the Class Council 2021 from Highland Park High School is organizing a fundraising event in collaboration with the Bent Fork bakery. They are selling heart-shaped cookie decorating kits and having a decorating competition with an opportunity to win prizes. This is a fun winter indoor activity idea and raises money for the Saving Tiny Hearts Foundation.

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Sherwood PTO

PTO Memberships

Memberships are still for sale - Membership is $30/family. This includes access to the Paperless PTO App for 2 devices. IF you need access on additional devices, additional "keys" can be purchased for $4/each. (Membership funds are used to help support our events, programs, teachers and school.) Membership does NOT include classroom gifts.

Birthday Books

You can purchase birthday books through the PTO Website.

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Upcoming Dates


Sherwood Reopens for Hybrid Learning!


Valentine's Day


No School - Presidents Day

3/18/21 - 3/19/21

Parent Teacher Conferences

3/22/21 - 3/26/21

Spring Break


No School - Good Friday

Sherwood Elementary School

Supervision Begins @8:20

AM Session 8:36am - 10:51am

(There will be asynchronous learning between sessions)

Supervision Begins @12:36

PM Session 12:51pm - 3:06pm

(Before and after child care is not available)

Attendance Line: 224-765-3805