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Committed to Excellence

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,

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a great summer filled with family, friends, and fun! The weather outside is still warm, but before long, the autumn weather will set in. We are ready to begin another school year, and the teachers are eagerly anticipating the return of all of the students.

As you will see in the pictures in our newsletter (linked in the sidebar), the building looks great, and is ready to go. Mr. Giammanco and his crew have done an amazing job getting the building up and running. This summer, we have made some improvements in the building with certain classrooms getting new interactive TV boards, new hallway signage has been installed, and the cafeteria has been freshened up.

This year we are embarking on an exciting new endeavor. We are in the midst of launching our new house system. You can read more about our house system in our school newsletter. We can't wait for the students to immerse themselves in their houses.

We will also be continuing our instruction of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. The student agenda books have a 7 Habits component, and we will be utilizing the agenda book and push-in lessons from our school social worker, Mrs. Tramaglini and myself. I am also happy to say that our teachers will all be receiving additional training in the 7 Habits and The Leader in Me this year.

One of the things we pride ourselves in at Sherwood is the partnership we build with the community. In order to help build those home-school relationships we will be hosting our annual Meet the Teacher Night on September 19th. The evening will begin with an AIS Information session at 6:30 p.m. in our library. The detailed schedule for the evening will be sent home prior to the event.

Finally, we will ask for your support for the amazing Sherwood Elementary School PTA and our District SEPTA. These organizations both support our students through their fundraising events and also through the wonderful programs they bring to our students. Please see the PTA message in the newsletter for more information.

We are looking forward to another great school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Sherwood Main Office at 631.650.8650.

Warmest Regards,

Chad Walerstein
Sherwood Elementary School

Sherwood Students Enjoy Some Outdoor Writing Time

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Fourth grade students in Matt Senese and Marc Segal’s class at Sherwood took advantage of the nice weather on Sept. 13 to work outside in their writers’ notebooks.

A New Year and New Beginning for Islip’s Students

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The new school year began in Islip on Sept. 4, with students of all ages arriving at the district’s five schools to start the next phase in their educational careers.

“The building was buzzing with happiness and excitement from our students and staff on the first day of school,” middle school Principal Timothy Martin said. “If it is any indication of what is to come, this will be the best year ever.”

“The start of each school year is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones,” said Commack Road Principal James Cameron. “This year’s kickoff was certainly a success for all students, families and staff.”

“It is always great to see the students on the first day with their eager, happy faces,” said Sherwood Principal Chad Walerstein. “A new year represents new beginnings, and I am excited to see the learning journey the students will take this year.”

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