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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,

We have come to the end of another school year at Sherwood. This has been a successful year in many regards. We have had success in academics, in social-emotional learning, in service learning, in the arts, and in many other areas as well! I can say with all confidence that our students have grown because of their experiences.

This year, the students were able to go on field trips to many varied places, and learn a lot about history, their community, and themselves. Students traveled to Brookhaven National Laboratory, Old Bethpage Village, and the Suffolk County Police Headquarters.   The students also got to go on some fun trips to Mangoes, Adventureland, and some classes did Buddy Bowling.

This year we also began to learn about The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. These habits are useful for students now, and will be throughout their lives as well. It is important to us that the skills we teach transcend school. With that in mind, in June, we will be learning about Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. To "sharpen the saw" means to take care of yourself, and to become the best person you can be in every way. This month, students will be learning about Habit 7 in physical education class and "sharpening their saws" during Field Day on June 13.

This month, we bid farewell to our fifth graders of the Class of 2018. Our 5th graders will celebrate with a trip to Adventureland on June 14; a BBQ on June 18; and the month will culminate with the Moving-Up Ceremony on June 20 at 9:30 a.m.

This month we will also be bidding farewell to Ms. Bauernfeind who will be retiring at the end of the school year. Ms. Bauernfeind has been a part of the Sherwood family for many years, and she will now be spending her time with her own children and grandchildren. We wish Ms. Bauernfeind the best of luck in her retirement!

We also say goodbye to our Superintendent of the last ten year, Ms. Schnebel. After 10 years in Islip, she will also be moving on to spend time with her family in retirement. Her dedication to the children and greater community of Islip will be missed.

We enter the summer with some great memories, but we look forward to beginning all over again in September. We wish all of the members of the Sherwood family a safe, healthy, and restful summer.

See you soon!

Warmest Regards,
Chad Walerstein

Book Clubs at Elementary Schools

CRES second graders (left to right) Brandon E., Andrew A., Hailey F., Daniel L., Parker J., and Qiana J. at the final session of their Book Club

All of Islip's elementary schools offered afterschool book clubs for students this year. These clubs were funded through the district’s Title I grant. Pictured here are Commack Road's second-graders enjoying their final session.