Welcome to Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School
301 Smith Avenue
Islip, NY 11751
School Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Main Office: (631) 650-8650
Fax: (631) 650-8658
Principal’s Office: (631) 650-8655
Health Office: (631) 650-8675
Attendance: (631) 650-8650
|Chad Walerstein, Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It seems that autumn is finally here. The cool air has arrived, and the
leaves are falling from the trees. It is hard to believe that November
is here, and winter is right around the corner.
November is going to be quite a busy month. Our PTA Food Drive is still
in full swing; please bring any non-perishable food items to the front
office. Our PTA will host the Sherwood Night of Giving on 11/14, and
they will be sending more information out about the event shortly.
This month, we are beginning to highlight some of our students in our
newsletter. If you scroll down you will see updates from some of our
fourth graders. Our aim is to include students as much as possible to
give them more ownership in their school. We hope that you enjoy the
short videos below.
Our habit of the month for the month of November is "Begin With the End
in Mind" and we are encouraging students to focus on their
responsibilities. Among the ideas we will try to foster this month are
to plan ahead; to think about the choices they make every day; and to
set goals for things that have meaning and will make a difference. We
hope that you will discuss these ideas with your children as we try to
promote these positive habits!
Some reminders for our fifth graders. The fifth grade is fresh off of
their successful Biography Day, and they will have their annual Sports
Night on November 16th; additionally, they will be taking a field trip
to see the movie Wonder on November 21st.
Finally, some general reminders for the month of November:
Superintendent's Conference Day will take place on 11/7; school make-up
photos will take place on 11/9; school will be closed on 11/10 in
observation of Veteran's Day; and Thanksgiving recess will be
I wish everyone a great month, and a warm and happy Thanksgiving to all. See you next month.