Sherwood Shine

Weekly Update on all things Sherwood February 1-5

Kindergarten Enrollment 2016-2017

Online enrollment in available NOW for students planning to attend Kindergarten in Fall 2016. Click here to view the Kindergarten Passport which provides all your enrollment details. We encourage all families to enroll their child online, however, there are supporting registrations documents that you will need to submit to the main office at Sherwood to complete the process.

For more information call Mrs. Denise at 417-523-3800.

Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, February 3

Mid 3rd Quarter

Original Works Fundraiser Deadline

Friday, February 5

School Counselor's Day

Saturday, February 6

"Overflow the O" Sherwood Day at the O'Reilly Family Event Center on Drury campus

3:00 p.m. (Reserve your tickets HERE!)

Tuesday, February 9

1st grade Family Fun Night 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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Keeping your child safe ONLINE

Your child's safety online is a priority for Springfield Public Schools and Sherwood Elementary. The school district uses a variety of filters, including Secruly, to provide multiple layers of security for students accessing online content. While every attempt is made to filter inappropriate content, due to the nature of the ever-changing Internet, we must be constantly vigilant in communicating with our students and families about positive digital citizenship.

As mentioned SPS already filters content at a high level, therefore, we are asking that parents do not place additional parental controls or restrictions on student devices. Doing so may result in your child not being allowed to take their device home.

Here is a list of controls or restrictions that should be avoided:

  • Passwords/Passcodes
  • Additional filters
  • Apps that restrict content
  • Removal of browsers
Placing any of these on your child's device impedes their ability to participate in approved classroom instruction and limits their access to our learning management system. As always, digital citizenship and education is our greatest asset as we equip 21st century learners to navigate a digital world. CommonSense Media provides valuable resources for parents looking to extend the digital citizenship curriculum beyond the classroom.

Original Works Fundraiser Deadline Approaching!

There’s still time to order a special keepsake from the Original Works fundraiser.
Your child made a wonderful picture in art class that can be placed on a keepsake item such as a mug or magnet. These make excellent gifts for grandparents or family members. The funds raised will be used to purchase a carpet for the Art room.

The deadline for turning in your order with payment is February 3rd.
You can contact Mrs. Stagner with questions at

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run® is an after school program for girls in 3rd - 5th grade that motivates girls to stay true to themselves and live free from societal stereotypes. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The 10 week program incorporates training for a 5k event with lessons that encourage girls to make healthy lifestyle choices. Trained volunteer coaches deliver workouts that educate girls about the importance of their well being, encourage them to develop a positive self-image, respect others and cooperate in a group, build supportive personal goals and improve physical fitness. All fitness levels are welcome!

Spring session dates: February 22 – May 5, 2016

Days/times: Tues/Fri 7:15am - 8:30am

Online registration: Opens January 18.

Visit for registration link & more info.