The PTA Nominating Committee has presented its recommendations for the 2017-2018 Executive Board. Please see the first page of the document below for those positions. The PTA will vote on this slate at the next General Meeting, May 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. All are encouraged to attend this meeting and vote on the Executive Board.
Recommendations for 2017-2018 Executive Board
Thank you to all the parents who have already stepped-up and volunteered to chair a PTA Committee for next year. There was such a huge response from volunteers and this is what makes the PTA and its events so successful.
Please look over the rest of the document above to see the events the PTA is responsible for next year.
If you want to help with a Committee next school year, please let Tracy Huebner know.
The PTA still has two Committees that need a Co-Chair. Please consider co-chairing one of these Committees....
The After-School Enrichment coordinator facilitates bringing multiple wonderful after school programs to the children and families of Sherwood. You would be working with another parent, as co-chairs for this committee.
As the Enrichment coordinator, you would...
For more information about the After-School Enrichment position, to-co-chair this committee or if just want to help a little next year, please contact Marleen Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-3500.
Community Fundraisers (Restaurants/Kroger/Amazon)
In this position, you would be finding local restaurants and organizations that will donate a certain percentage of their sales back to Sherwood during special Sherwood days at their establishment. Then you need to publicize these special Sherwood days to the Sherwood community and encourage them to visit the businesses on the specific dates.
With Kroger and Amazon, you need to explain to the Sherwood families how these companies will donate a certain percentage of their purchases back to the school. You have to be creative with sharing the message of how families can help Sherwood earn money.
You will have a co-chair helping you with this committee.
Sherwood Elementary School fifth-grade students will go to Camp Kern May 10-12, 2017.
For more than 30 years, Forest Hills School District has offered an overnight, outdoor educational experience to all fifth-grade students.
his three-day program is held at the YMCA Camp Kern located near Lebanon in Oregonia, Ohio. Forest Hills staff, Camp Kern staff, and Forest Hills high school students serve as teachers, leaders, and counselors during the experience. There will be 2 in each cabin of 10-12 kids. They will spend both full days and nights with their cabin.
Forest Hills provides an on-site nurse and/or health aide for each session, on duty around the clock.
Emily Atwood generously took very specific notes at the Camp Kern parent meeting. Some of the info she shared on the Sherwood Parents Facebook Page is below.
$136 which includes camp fees, staffing, transportation, and admission. There is financial assistance and no student had ever been prevented from going to Camp Kern due to finances. Contact your school counselor for this assistance, if needed. Payment is due by April 14th.
Medications need to be turned in at least 7 days before camp to the school, in their original bottles (whether prescription or over-the-counter). Only send the amount needed and place all bottles in a Ziploc bag with child's name on it. For any last minute medication turn ins, bring to the departure and give to the district representative. All meds must have a permission form.
There will be academic and support activities. All children will do each academic activity. These include a Fort Ancient hike, fossil hunting, touring a pioneer log cabin, learning about plants that pioneers used for food and medicine, making a candle using only pioneer tools, study the pond ecosystem, and canoeing. Each student may only choose 1 support activity. These are archery, pioneer cooking, arts & crafts, fishing, tracking, and an 'escape the pyramid' team building activity.
There is no horseback riding, zip-lining, or swimming for our campers. Some campers used to be able to pay extra and do these but that is no longer happening.
Arrive no earlier than 7:45 a.m.
Labels on luggage & bedding
Drop luggage at truck
Say goodbye at home or in the care.
Arrive no earlier than 2:45 p.m.
Park and sign out your child
No food is to come with the kids. This prevents health issues, allergies, and bugs. The cafeteria will have choices for all of our picky children. Cereal, fruit, hot breakfast bar, hot dogs, grilled cheese, snacks chicken, spaghetti, salad bar. The kids only eat three times a day so they can take and eat as much as they want. Just please speak to them about not wasting ~ only take what they will actually eat, and go back for more if necessary. There are vegetarian-friendly options available, as well.
Love to exercise? Want to socialize while doing it?
Join fellow Sherwood moms each week to get your run on! We will meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherwood parking lot.
The routes will start with three miles and will build from there.
Questions? Please email Emily Strausbaugh at email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!
Sherwood's PTA is looking for ways to improve and expand the level of communication and the services it provides to our families. They need your help to accomplish this task.
Please take a few minutes to answer the survey below. Your feedback will help Sherwood's PTA in its quest to determine the best ways to communicate with parents as well as increase parental participation at PTA meetings.
If you have additional feedback for the PTA, questions regarding this survey or want to know more about how to get involved with Sherwood’s PTA, please contact Tracy Huebner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This April, the Sherwood Student Council will collect new and gently used shoes for people in developing nations as part of Shoes for H.O.P.E.
Donations will be accepted April 3-7. There will be bins in the lobby to place your items.
The shoes will be distributed through the Missions in Motion Ministry. The shoes collected will go to help people in third world countries with their needs.
Here are the shoes we want:
Ever wonder what PTA really does? Are you looking to get more involved?
We will discuss what PTA does and how you can get involved. Back to School Bash, Color Run, Fun with Son, School Pictures, Book Fair, Parents' Night Out, Breakfast with Santa, Father/Daughter Social, 6th Grade Activities and Field Day are just some of the events that are managed by PTA and are 100% volunteer coordinated. If it wasn't for volunteers chairing and planning these events our children would not have the benefit of attending.
We are currently looking for people who are interested in chairing or co-chairing committees, and a few new faces on the PTA Board. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Melanie Gould.
When: March 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Anderson Pub & Grill
TAKEN FROM MR. HAMILTON'S WEEKLY EMAIL
We've discussed traffic patterns at Sherwood on multiple occasions and are always looking to improve upon what we can do to create a safer, more efficient pick-up and drop-off system.
Over the course of the past week, we have had our school resource officer on site observing traffic patterns and has offered suggestions. Several are more immediate, others will take some planning and will be incorporated into next year's plan.
Some basic suggestions are:
With summer camps and vacations to plan, this seems to be the hottest question on the Sherwood Parents Facebook page.
School starts on Thursday, August 31 for students in grades 1-12. Pre-K and kindergarteners' first day is decided on a building-by-building basis. We will be sure to post it on the homepage of this site once we find out.
Come one, come all! It's time again for fun, food and prizes at the Sherwood Carnival! We hope to see you there on March 11, from 11 - 3 p.m.
As always, we will need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. Check out our Sign Up Genius, and say where you can pitch in.
We will also need help stocking three of our favorite games: Pringles Toss, Pop Toss and Cake Walk. We divide up the grade levels and ask if each grade will kindly donate specific items.
See you on March 11th!
Questions? Please contact Brandi Nierling or Amy Overbey.
By Heather Goeke