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Welcome to Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School

301 Smith Avenue
Islip, NY 11751

School Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Telephone Directory   
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

 

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we come to the end of the school year, it is important for all of us to look back and reflect on all of the successes of this past year. Whether that success was in the classroom, on stage, or anywhere else, it is necessary to think about how much we have grown and changed.

This last month of school is a busy one here at Sherwood. Please be mindful of our upcoming dates. Fourth graders will be taking the New York State science assessment on June 5; our final band/orchestra concert of the year will be held on June 8 in the Islip Middle School auditorium at 7 p.m.; we will have a Flag Day celebration on June 14 at 9 a.m.; and Field Day is scheduled for June 15.

To our fifth graders, we wish you well as you end your elementary school years and become middle schoolers! This month, our fifth graders will be celebrating with a Yearbook breakfast and BBQ at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively on June 12. Also, please do not miss our 5th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony on June 20 at 1 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Included in this newsletter is some information about websites students can access over the summer for enrichment. We also encourage all of the students to keep learning...whether it is while on a car trip, sitting on the beach and relaxing, or simply sitting around the house, students should try to read as much as possible - reading is thinking and learning!

This has been a great first year for me at Sherwood, and I am excited to continue working with the Sherwood family again next year. I wish you and yours a safe, productive, and restful summer. We will see you in September!

Regards,
Chad Walerstein,
Principal
Sherwood Elementary School


A ‘Mysterious’ Source of Inspiration for EXCEL

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Fourth-graders in the EXCEL program used Chris Van Allsburg’s unusual 1984 picture book “The Mysteries of Harris Burdick” as inspiration to write their own mysteries to accompany an illustration from the book.

Crime-Solving Chromatography with EXCEL

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As part of a recent unit of study on mysteries, “crime”-solving fourth-graders in the EXCEL program used chromatography skills to determine who wrote a forged note.   

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