Team Tortorello Newsletter

1st Grade Sherwood

Important Dates

  • November 22 - 1st Grade Sing @2:00

  • November 25 - Book Fair @Barnes & Noble

  • November 25-26 Parent Teacher Conferences 12-8

1st Grade Sing

If your child has lines for the sing, please practice them this weekend. Lines were posted on your child's Seesaw account so you have access to a copy.


This week all Sherwood students took part in ALICE discussions. Using the mentor text, I'm Not Scared, I'm Prepared, our class explored, evacuation, one of the methods of reacting to an active intruder. Our class discussion will help in preparing for our first Active Intruder Drill scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th at 11:00 AM. ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is the new model in which North Shore School District 112 has adopted as an options based approach to ensure school safety. The counter method will not be instructed or practiced at the elementary level. The lessons themselves are age-appropriate and allow for safe conversations in the classroom.

We reviewed Stop. Look. Listen. Your child is bringing home their review activity. Please ask them to explain it to you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Fire Drill

We will have our second fire drill on Monday, November 19 at 9:00 AM.

Coin-A-Day Challenge Next Week

  • Nickel Monday - Dress as Your Favorite Sports Team or Emoji

  • Dime Tuesday - Wacky or favorite Hat Day

  • Quarter Wednesday - Crazy Socks Day

  • All $$ Thursday - Sherwood School Spirit Day

Griffin's Tales

Calling all authors! We have something special to share with you! Griffin's Tale is coming back to Sherwood School this springl! All stories, along with the Story Identification Form, must be handed into the box in the main office by Friday, November 22nd. So, what are you waiting for...grab a pencil, or Chromebook, & start spinning your own creative story! Let’s laugh with literature at Sherwood School! Please feel free to reach out to Valerie Kilen ( with any questions you may have. For more information about Northwestern's Griffin Tale program, visit A special thanks to the District 112 Education Foundation for sponsoring this inspiring event!