Sheffield Spotlight

September 16, 2022

Snack and Drink Reminder

This year students may bring a snack from home. We highly encourage families to choose a low sugar option such as fruit, vegetables, cheese or yogurt. Please remember that candy is not allowed at school. Please send your child with a beverage to have with their snack (water or juice). Snack milk is available for purchase in the cafeteria for $.50. Please note that high sugar juices, soda and sports drinks are not allowed at school.


Dress Code Reminder

Monitor the clothing that your children wear to school. It is important to create a learning environment that is comfortable and safe for all.

  • Students should wear sturdy shoes safe for outdoor play. Footwear must fit securely to the foot for safety on the playground and stairs. High-heels, flip-flops and other backless sandals are not permitted. Slick-soled dress-up shoes are not safe on the playground. Sneakers are ideal and required on days when students have physical education.

  • Students should avoid wearing fragrances. Many people are sensitive to body sprays/scented lotions/etc.

  • Students are asked to respect the sensibilities of others in the community in their choice of T-shirts with written or symbolic messages. Any clothing with offensive pictures/statements or that promote drugs/alcohol/tobacco will not be permitted.

  • Extremely short, loose, or tight clothing such that the undergarments or body may be exposed; see through or transparent clothing should not be worn.

  • Hats, hoods and other forms of headgear are not to be worn in the school building at any time (excluding religious reasons). A headband worn on the top of the head to keep hair back is permissible.


Important Dates

Early Dismissal at noon - September 28, 2022

"Opening Ceremonies" Sheffield Open House - September 29, 2022
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Friends of Sheffield

Our first meeting will be Monday, September 26th from 6:00-6:45 PM and will be held in-person as well as virtually. The meet link can be found here: https://meet.google.com/zgs-mrzo-adv If you need childcare, please contact in advance so we can make arrangements.


Friends of Sheffield also wants to hear from you! Which events would you be interested in attending with your family? What fundraisers would you consider purchasing from or donating to? Please take our quick survey here: https://tinyurl.com/bdcthsk6 The more families that participate, the better informed we will be!

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Sheffield School Council

The role of the Sheffield Elementary School Council is to identify and prioritize the needs of the Sheffield Elementary School community and to advise the Principal in the development and implementation of the Sheffield Elementary School Improvement Plan. The Sheffield School Council meets monthly from October to May. These meetings are open to the public.


A sign up sheet was sent home on the first day of school. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please return the form with your child or email me at kerry.heathwaite@gmrsd.org.

Last Call! Be a Part of the Classroom Connections

Hello Sheffield Students and Families!


This year we would like to create a Classroom Contact booklet for each class. If you would like to participate and have your contact information shared with the other students and families in the class, please fill out this Google form https://forms.gle/gVN6kH2HjCXs4ke8A or fill out and return the paper form sent home in the first day packets no later than Friday, September 16.