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,
Happy New Year! Welcome back...we hope you had a restful and stress-free
holiday with family and friends. While January represents a time for
new beginnings, it is also a time to persevere and continue to work
hard. For the second half of the school year, we have some exciting
learning activities planned for our students.
This past month, we had some great activities for the students. Our
music students performed at Islip MacArthur Airport, and we had our
Winter Concert at Islip Middle School; the students did a phenomenal job
and showed that all of their time and practicing was well worth it!
Also in December, our 2nd graders had the opportunity to visit
Brookhaven National Lab and learn about magnetism, animals, and
engineering. Our 3rd graders had a visit from Sweetbriar Nature Center,
and they got to have hands-on experiences with some critters.
Coming up in January, we have a number of different activities. Our 5th
graders will be beginning their Too Good for Drugs curriculum; this is
run by Youth Enrichment Services and teaches students about dangers of
substance abuse and how to make positive decisions. Additionally the 5th
graders will be visiting the Vanderbilt Planetarium and Museum.
Also this month, Officer Sabrina Pitch from the Suffolk County Community
Relations Bureau will be doing several presentations on "Being Police
Smart". The first informal presentation will be on January 3rd with our
4th and 5th graders to discuss appropriate technology usage. This will
be followed up with an evening presentation on January 25th in the Islip
Middle School Auditorium for students and parents. Our 2nd and 3rd
graders will have a visit from Officer Pitch on January 23rd.
We also have several PTA events coming up next month. We hope you can
join us at Islip Public Library for a presentation about the library
services offered to the community.
Have a great month!