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 is hard to believe that we are at the halfway point of the school
year. The time is flying by, and hopefully warmer weather is just around
This past January, we celebrated the students who participated in this
year's PTA Reflections contest. Students created projects in the areas
of visual arts, photography, literature, and music for this year's
theme, "Within Reach". Congratulations to all of the student
A special congratulations to Lena Scwarz who received an Award of
Excellence in the area of musical composition at the primary level for
Suffolk County, and congratulations to Olivia Johnson who received an
Award of Excellence in the area of musical composition at the
intermediate level for Suffolk County. Both students now move on for
judging at the State level. Best of luck to both students!
In January, our PTA also hosted a Bingo Night Family Fun Night. This was
a fun time for all that participated. Guest callers included faculty
and staff members from Sherwood. We must thank our 5th grade student
council students and National Honor Society students from Islip High
School for helping out, and of course our wonderful PTA for putting this
This month, we will also have P.A.R.P. (Pick a Reading Partner). This
year's theme is "Go For the Gold" and has reading activities pertaining
to this month's Winter Olympics. Packets should be going home shortly.
We look forward to students participating in this event!
Moving into February, our Habit of the Month will be Habit 4: Think
Win-Win. This habit teaches students to focus on what other people want,
and not just what they want. Thinking win-win allows students to
problem solve when an issue comes up with another person, and helps
students realize that being kind to others matters.
We wish everyone a great month. As a reminder, all Islip Public Schools
will be closed from February 19-23 for Mid-Winter Recess. See you next
Have a great month!