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December 20, 2019

Principal's Note: Happy Holidays

Dear Sherwood Families,

On behalf of the Sherwood staff, I would like to wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season! We hope you enjoy time with your family and friends!

Can't wait to see you next year!

Panda Pride,


Sherwood Gift Drive Update - Thank You!

Thank you to the Sherwood School community for supporting families in need this holiday season! Through the generosity of our parents, students and staff in terms of donations, time, and effort, we sponsored 22 children for the Moraine Township Holiday Gift Drive! In addition, we donated $200 in gift cards to Target and Jewel to be distributed to families in need. Thank you for your wonderful acts of kindness so that all of our families can enjoy the holiday season!

iREAD Is Almost Here!

Message from Helen Weiss:

iREAD will be starting soon after Winter Break and will take place starting January 11th through February 5th.

iREAD Kick-Off

Please join us at the Highland Park Public Library for the annual iREAD Kick-Off on January 11th from 9:00-2:00. There will be authors, a storyteller/juggler and teachers from all district schools reading to students.

iREAD Theme

Our students voted for an iREAD theme this year and the winning theme is a Sports Theme: "Get in the Game...Read For iREAD!"

We will be kicking off iREAD at Sherwood on Monday, January 13th with Sports Day. Students and staff can wear their favorite sports team shirts or colors.

Wednesday Wake Up & Read:

Join Mrs. Weiss in the IMC at 8:00 on Wednesdays during iREAD for Wake Up & Read on 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, and 2/5. Students are invited to get cozy by our "fireplace" or read by flashlight and may count those minutes on their iREAD logs. We will also offer reading in the library during recess throughout iREAD.

Stay tuned for more iREAD info! iREAD packets will be sent home with students on Thursday, January 9th.

Facilitated IEP Parent/Guardian Training

NSSD 112 is excited to offer a parent/guardian training on the Facilitated IEP process, a process the District will be implementing in the 2020-21 school year. The Facilitated IEP process will be used for IEP and Section 504 meetings, click here for training information. The afternoon quickly filled up so we have opened a morning session from 8:30 - 11:30 am on January 23, 2020. The training will take place in the Board Room at Green Bay. If you would like to participate in this training opportunity, please register here (participation is limited to the first 25 registrations). Please contact Dr. Holly Colin, Asst. Superintendent of Student Services, at or 847-505-9747 with questions.

NSSED Parent/Guardian Learning Opportunity

In February NSSED will host, Dr. Ross Greene, a clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of books including “The Explosive Child.” Dr. Greene will present a full day of learning on collaborative and proactive problem-solving solutions related to challenging student behaviors. Parents/Guardians can register for Dr. Greene’s presentation and others here.

Upcoming Dates

12/23/19 - 1/3/20

Winter Break


School Resumes


CHAMPS K-5 Student Assembly


Early Release @1:36pm


No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Board of Education Meeting @7pm (District Office)


Sherwood PTO Carnival


Valentine's Day

No School - Institute Day


No School - Presidents' Day


Board of Education Meeting @7pm District Office


Early Release @1:36pm

2nd Posting: Lost & Found

Please encourage your child to stop by our Lost & Found before Winter Break! All unclaimed items will be donated in January.

2nd Posting: Is Your Child Leaving School Early?

Although it is our hope that our students stay for the full duration of the school day, if your child needs to leave school early please follow these guidelines:

  • Contact your child's teacher at least one day in advance via email, note or phone call.
  • If something comes up unexpectedly, please make all efforts to contact your child's teacher AND the front office prior to 2:15pm.

We understand there are extenuating circumstances, but if time allows, please let us know of any changes well in advance.

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)