This year the PTA has organized a wide variety of before and after school enrichment programs to make the most of your child's time at Sherwood.
To see what we have to offer this year, download the PDF booklet.
Scholarships are available for FHSD students. Please contact the school counselor Lisa Suttman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As part of Sherwood Serves Gr8tness Week, Wednesday, May 17 is Clean Up Sherwood Night! From 6:30-8:30 p.m., bring the whole family to help clean up and improve our school grounds.
We will be pulling weeks and doing some light landscaping to prepare the grounds for mulching.
Wear your garden gloves and clothes to get dirty.
In his weekly letter to parents, Mr. Hamilton said that he is outlawing Pokemon cards at Sherwood.He said he noticed the cards were beginning to interfere school activities.
If your child brings them to school they will be asked the first time to place them in their backpacks to take home. After that, they will remain in the office until a parent will comes to collect them.
Mr. Hamilton suggested that parents should check their backpacks to avoid any unnecessary trips to school.
'Tis the Season to Give! Help a family from our community in need this season. Stop by the school to pick up a tag from our Giving Tree.
In Principal Hamilton's message to parents last week, he requested parent help with Destination Imagination.
Destination Imagination is an international, educational program that gives kids an amazing outlet for their creativity, while teaching them leadership, teamwork, positive thinking, project management and so much more.
Teams choose one of six open-ended Challenges and solve it in their own unique ways, and present their solutions at the Regional Tournament in March. Teams also solve an on-the-spot Instant Challenge at the tournament, where they must think quickly on their feet and work together to solve a problem in five to eight minutes.
They are looking for Parent Volunteers to Manage Team(s)
• Team Managers are like coaches. They supervise, provide resources, and teach skills, teamwork and problem solving skills.
• Materials and training are provided for Team Managers.
• Additional parents needed to assist Team and Team Managers.
We are one of the only elementary schools in Forest Hills without a Destination Imagination Team. The Forest Hills Foundation is sponsoring all of the teams across the District but we need adults from each building to lead.
Interested in joining a DI team or in being a Team Manager? Contact Tracy Huebner at email@example.com
The mission of Red Ribbon Week is to lead and support our nation's families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, students are asked to wear red on Wednesday, October 26th.
On Thursday, October 27th Mrs. Bellar is planning a "Mix It Up" during lunch.
She is looking for 6 - 10 parents to sit throughout the tables and help facilitate conversation about healthy lifestyles, etc. If you would like to be a table facilitator you can sign up HERE.
Mrs. Bellar is also looking for red trinkets for an estimation jar (bouncy balls, rings, necklaces, stickers). The class closest will win a prize.
Sherwood is once again offering the Kids’ Flying Pig Marathon Program. This is an incremental marathon offered through the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Students log a mile at a time toward their goal of 26.2 miles.
They will use a “Hog Log” to record their miles. The last mile of the marathon will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Noon on the actual Marathon Course during Marathon Weekend.
The students will cross the same finish line as all participants for the weekend’s events. Please visit: http://www.flyingpigmarathon.com for more information.
Registration: Please register online for Kids Marathon 26th Mile presented by EY .
When registering, be sure to mark “yes” for question #2, then choose Sherwood from the drop down menu. Please try to register as soon as possible and get started on those nutritional and exercise goals! (Cost is $10 through Oct 31, will eventually go up to $15)
Incentive: We will again have an extra gym class incentive for the class (K-3) that registers the most kids for the Flying Pig by December 1st.
(note: we will have a separate extra gym class incentive for 4-6th graders in March for registering for the Flying Pig 5K)
Flying Pig Art: Every student who registers will get to decorate their own pig. This pig will hang in the cafeteria to show each student‘s progress toward completion of the 26.2 miles. Mrs. Smith will send these home from art class for your child to decorate and return.
Hog Logs: Once registered, your child will receive their Hog Log to record their miles (keep this throughout the year to track progress). The parent who registers will also receive email updates and tracking information. This year, your child will only bring the hog log in to school twice. When they reach a half marathon (13 miles), they can take their log to gym class and Mr. Taylor will have an incentive prize for them. Then, for our final celebration with Smoothie King, in May, they can bring it in to show off their accomplishments. (otherwise, we will have electronic tracking)
Flying Pig Goodies: Every child who registers receives a Flying Pig t-shirt, a poster and a medal. They also receive a free Reds ticket for a game in May in which they have the FP participants parade around the field before the game.
Recess Walking: We will try to open the walking trail as much as possible at recess so that your child can log a mile or a portion of a mile during their recess. We need volunteers to be able to do this.
Please see sign up and volunteer for the hour or part of the hour for 1st-3rd grade recesses.
A lot of the kids really enjoy this; it is a fun volunteer opportunity!
Many of the 4th-6th graders are now ready to “Fly Up” and train for the Flying Pig 5K. As above, we will have a separate class competition for an extra gym class for the class that has the most registered for the Flying Pig in March. Archers running club will begin in March and we encourage all 4th-6th graders to join and train together for both the FP 5K as well as the Forest Hills 5K (both in May). More info will come out later in the year about registering for the 5K, etc. However, if your child loves the incremental marathon, they can still certainly sign up for that.
Important Parent Information: If there is any chance you will want to walk with your child at the Final Mile Event during Marathon Weekend, You Must Register! Every participant on the course must be registered, including parents. This is for the safety of all participants and helps in planning the logistics of the day for the Flying Pig Marathon planning committee.
Email Angela Brown or Molly Carr if you have any questions.
By Heather Goeke and Tracy Huebner