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February 6, 2020

Principal Note: Flu Season Guidelines

With the flu season in full swing, we would like to remind everyone that if your child has flu symptoms, they should not attend school. Symptoms to watch for include:

  • With the flu, fever is usually present, along with chills, headache, and moderate-to-severe body aches and tiredness.

  • Symptoms can come on rapidly, within three to six hours.

  • Coughs are dry and unproductive and sore throats are less common, but may be present.

If your child has recently been ill, please be aware of the following guidelines before having them return to school: they must be fever-free for at least 24 hours WITHOUT the aid of medication.

To help keep your children healthy, make sure they get plenty of rest and eat a good, nutritious diet, with plenty of fluids. Make sure they are dressed properly when playing outside.

The single most important thing you can do to keep your child free of illness is to teach the proper way to wash hands. Make sure to use soap and scrub hands for 20 seconds (2 verses of "Happy Birthday"). Rinse hands in running water and dry thoroughly.

Please notify the school if your child has been diagnosed with influenza, strep or any other contagious illnesses.

Panda Pride,


iREAD Logs DUE Friday 2/7

iREAD logs are DUE tomorrow, Friday, February 7th!

Sherwood Carnival 2/8/20 @11am - 2pm

As you know, this is a beloved fundraising event, and we hope to make this year's carnival another success! With that said, we cannot do that without your help! We rely solely on volunteers to run all of the amazing games, and fun activities, so please, donate just an hour of your time! It will go a long way in making this day truly special! Thank you in advance for your help!

Volunteer Link:

Please contact Kirbey Rogic (volunteer coordinator) at or (312) 810-9280 if you have any questions regarding sign-up!

Purchase Carnival Tickets, Raffle Tickets, or Donate a Cakewalk cake!

Sherwood Attendance Line 224-765-3805

Please call the Sherwood Attendance Line 224-765-3805 when your child will be absent.

Cocoa & Munchkins 2/26/20

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Lost & Found - Last Chance!

Thank you SO MUCH to Mandie Featherstone for organizing our Lost & Found this week!!! Parents, please take a look at the photo below and encourage your child to retrieve their items by February 14th. Our teachers have also been encouraging students to stop by our Lost & Found.
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5Essentials Parent Survey

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.

Click this Link to Start the Parent Survey (10 mins approx. completion time).

District 112 Art Exhibition

Come see our young artists shine at the District 112 Art Exhibition from February 14-24 at the Art Center of Highland Park (1957 Sheridan Road). More information at

Upcoming Dates


Sherwood PTO Carnival



Valentine's Day Class Parties (2:15pm - 2:45pm)


Valentine's Day

No School - Institute Day


No School - Presidents' Day


Board of Education Meeting @7pm District Office


D112 Art Exhibition @5pm - 6:30pm Art Center HP


Early Release @1:36pm


2nd Grade Sing @2:00pm


PTO Skate Night


Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30pm - 8:00pm (Sign Up Coming Soon)


No School

Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00am - 12:00pm (Sign Up Coming Soon)

3/23/20 - 3/27/20

Spring Break


No School - Good Friday


No School - Easter Monday


PTO Bingo Night @6:30pm - 8:00pm

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)

Attendance Line


2nd Posting: Kindergarten Registration 2020-21 School Year

Attention families of incoming kindergarteners for the 2020-21 school year. Registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place in February. The online parent portal needs to be complete between Feb. 1st - 14th. CLICK HERE for more information.

Documents need to be dropped off during one of the following times

  • Feb. 11 (12:00-8:00pm)
  • Feb. 13 (12:00 - 8:00pm)
  • Feb. 14 (8:00 - 12:00pm).

Please contact Ms. Daisy Alcaraz with questions at 224-765-3046 or

2nd Posting: Innovation Learning Parent Survey


In an effort to gather information on our district-wide before-and-after school care program, the District has developed an Innovation Learning parent survey. If you utilize the Innovation Learning program on a drop-in or regular basis, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.