Sheridan Hill Shines

March Updates 2023

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, March 9th- Grade 5 Field Trip
  • Friday, March 10th- End of Trimester 2
  • Friday, March 10th- Half Day, 11:00am dismissal
  • Monday, March 13th- BOE Meeting 6pm
  • Monday, March 21st- World Down Syndrome Day
  • Thursday, March 23rd- Kindergarten Ocean Play 9:00am
  • Friday, March 24th- NO SCHOOL, Superintendent's Conference Day
  • Friday, March 31st- Report Cards open to view on Parent Portal
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World Down Syndrome Day

Every year on March 21st people around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored mismatched socks. March 21st is symbolic because people with Down Syndrome have three copies of the 21st chromosome. We invite everyone at Sheridan Hill to participate by wearing brightly colored mismatched socks to school on Monday, 3/21. We will celebrate all the wonderful things about people with Down Syndrome and help to advocate for individual rights and respect.

The Nurtured Heart Approach Parenting Series

  • “The Nurtured Heart Approach Parenting Series” presented by Mental Health Advocates of WNY and Parent Network of WNY
    • Thursday, March 23rd, 530pm-8pm at Clarence Family Support Center
    • Thursday, March 30th, 530pm-8pm at Clarence Family Support Center
    • Thursday, April 13th, 530pm-8pm at Clarence Family Support Center
    • Thursday, April 20th, 530pm-8pm at Clarence Family Support Center
  • Light dinner at 5:30 pm Parenting Series begins at 6:00 pm Childcare available for children age 4+ to those who register!
  • See the file below to register
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PTO Spiritwear

  • Place an order and its shipped within 5-7 days!
  • Choose from over 100 items with 12 different Sheridan Hill and Clarence designs.
  • Flat rate shipping on all orders.
  • Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
  • Monthly specials and coupons.

Click here to order your Sheridan Hill Spirit Wear

Any questions? Contact Molly Halady at

Drop Off Reminders

As the winter months bring dark, cold, and snowy mornings, please remember:

  • Students need to be dropped off by 8:00am to start their school day.
  • Students are marked tardy at 8:05am and will need to sign in to the main office
  • Please drop your child off in the large bus loop by the front door it you do not see a drop-off aide outside (as the school day has begun and they are in class)
  • When dropping your child(ren) off, they should exit the side closest to the sidewalk
  • Please be mindful of other vehicles moving in the circle

Attendance Reminders

If your child is going to be absent from school or will be tardy, it is important that you contact the attendance clerk, Mrs. Gilbert to report the absence. You can reach her at 407-9270 or at

Why does attendance matter?

  • Starting in Kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Missing 10% can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help catch students up.


Kindergarten Round Up

Our Kindergarten Round-Up will take place at Sheridan Hill from March 23-April 1. If you or someone you know has not yet registered for an upcoming kindergartener, please call the office at 407-9250. We are looking forward to seeing all the new sharks!