Panda Prints

October 22, 2021

Sherwood Updates

Hello Sherwood Families,

It was a sea of red on Wednesday for our celebration of our Panda STARS initiative! Thank you to all of the students and staff who wore red and helped Sherwood promote safe behavior in all areas of school.

We invite you to join us tomorrow between 2-4pm for the our Fall Fest. A HUGE thank you to our amazing PTO for organizing this fun event!

Panda Pride,

Rachel & Kevin

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Panda STARS Recognition

Each week we will be pulling 10 Panda SuperSTARS to recognize some of our amazing pandas! These pandas are in the photo above.


S - Safety

Brian Kelly

Hudson Merar

Max Mueller

Zachary Weil

Eva Yurov

Sienna Zacarias

T - Teamwork

A - Academic Attitude

Luke Cordova

R - Respect

Piper Knotts

Jack Srour

Henley Vaughn


Fall Fest 2021!

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School Pictures Are In!

Student pictures will be coming home today! If you are interested in Picture Make-up/Retake, the date will be on November 3rd. Below is a link to order pictures.

Halloween Happenings

Halloween at Sherwood

Celebrating Halloween is a long loved tradition at Sherwood School. While our celebration will look differently than in the past, we are still planning to acknowledge this fun day.

Students may wear costumes to school on Friday, October 29. Students’ costumes should be safely designed and age appropriate to allow for adequate vision and mobility. Face coverings that impact visibility or cover the face completely cannot be worn during the day or during the parade for safety reasons, and no toy weapons of any type will be allowed at school. Costumes should be age-appropriate and school appropriate. Please also keep in mind the emotional components of group costumes on the students not involved in that group. Please be considerate and inviting to any students eager to join a group costume, and have conversations at home about being respectful to other students. We want Halloween to be a fun day for all students, and we appreciate your collaboration! We are encouraging safe and responsible behavior during this time of year, both at school and in the community. Thanks for your cooperation!

While there will be no class parties for Halloween, we will have an outdoor parade around the school. Parents and friends are invited to view the parade that begins at 12:45pm. Every grade level will make a full lap around Sherwood. Therefore, you will see all of our students regardless of your viewing spot!

Students will parade outside, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the parade will not take place.

As a reminder, if students have been absent from instructional activities during the day, they may not participate in the parade.

Sherwood's Service Project on October 29th

On October 29th, Sherwood Elementary School will take part in a service activity in lieu of Halloween parties. To follow our Panda STARS themes we are working with an organization called "Dancing While Cancering- The Maddie Kramer Foundation." This is a local organization that helps bring joy to the inpatient hospital experience for children with cancer. In order to help brighten patients' spirits, our students will be writing encouraging letters to patients, putting together fun bedside craft kits and organizing any toys donated at our Fall Fest on October 23rd. Our Pandas are learning about the importance of showing compassion and kindness towards others and this is a very sweet and thoughtful way to give back and support patients at Lurie Children's Hospital. You can learn more about this organization by visiting: Dancing While Cancering- The Maddie Kramer Foundation.

Sherwood Pandas will still be celebrating Halloween throughout the week. As a reminder, the PTO is throwing a Fall Fest on October 23rd from 2-4 pm with fun Halloween activities, a DJ, Trunk or Treat and more! We encourage families to "Fall Back and Give Forward" by donating a new toy that we will be sending to Lurie through the Dancing While Cancering organization.

In addition, Room Parents will be notified soon about decorating classroom doors with a spooky Halloween theme. This will be done during lunch periods on Monday October 25th so students can enjoy the decor throughout the week. Lastly, there will be a Halloween parade on October 29th in the afternoon. This parade will be open to Sherwood families and will take place outside, pending weather.

Halloween Parade Route

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Book Character Pumpkin Contest

The Pumpkins are coming!!!

All book character pumpkins should be brought to the library Tuesday morning October 26th! See full details HERE.

Sherwood Story Walk

Looking for a fun activity to experience with your family outdoors? Stop by Sherwood’s StoryWalk starting today! A StoryWalk is a children’s book posted on signs on a walking route in our community. Our Storywalk starts by Sherwood on Stratford Rd and continues east toward Ravinia Preschool. Signs are posted and numbered. Our first StoryWalk of the season is We're Going On A Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. Thank you to the 112 Education Foundation for funding this fun literary experience for our families.

5th Grade Fundraiser 21-22

Our first 5th Grade Fundraiser with the Painted Penguin is going on now!

A portion of the proceeds will go towards helping the 5th grade class purchase a gift to benefit the future students of Sherwood Elementary School.

We appreciate your support! Thank you!

To order, please visit this link,

Parent Teacher Conferences Sign Up

The Parent Teacher Sign Up link will be shared by Mrs. Filippi on Friday, October 29th.

Parent teacher conferences will take place on November 22nd and 23rd between the hours of 12:00pm-8:00pm. All conferences will be held over Zoom or the phone. Please remember that we will hold one conference per child, and will include any parent/guardian of the child that wishes to attend.

IAR Scores To Be Sent Home 10/22/21

Student IAR score reports will be sent home to families on Friday, October 22nd. Included in the envelope will be a district letter from Dr. Ryan and two different score reports (one for ELA and one for Math).

Innovation Learning Phone Number Update

Please use the following number to contact the Innovation Learning site supervisor at Sherwood: 720-557-3689.

Upcoming Dates


PTO Event - Sherwood Fall Fest 2021 @ 2pm


Halloween Parade @12:45pm

Early Release @1:36pm


Happy Halloween


Sherwood Spirit Wear Day - Dress Like a P.E. Teacher Day

Fire Drill @10:15am


Picture Retake Day


No School - Veterans Day