The Sherwood Back to School Bash is on Thursday, August 31. It's the Sherwood community's chance to welcome the school year back with open arms and outdoor fun.
There are a few changes to the event this year:
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 15 thru Friday, November 18
There are several ways students can donate and help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Raffle tickets for the following items can be purchased during all lunches:
$1 each or six for $5
Also for $1, they can purchase these items at lunch:
Finally, on Friday, November 18, all students and staff are encouraged to wear BLUE to show their support for those living with Type 1 Diabetes. The homeroom with the most people in blue will win gift certificates for a free LaRosa's pizza.
The Sherwood PTA has several open positions. If you are interested in filling one of the positions, please contact Melanie Gould, PTA President.
Treasurer, PTA Board of Directors (starting January 1, 2017)
This year's Fun with Son social is Sunday, November 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cherry Grove Lanes.
Cost is $10.95/person and includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental fee and a drink. If you plan to bowl with your son, you must include payment for yourself as well or you can pay for just your child(ren) to play.
To join the fun, please print off the registration form and send in with your child to school by October 28th. You MUST register in advance. Questions? Please contact Dallas Huang.
Part of our Sherwood Flying Pig activities has been opening up the walking trail during recess.
Many of the kids run and walk the trail and really enjoy it! It is open for any child who wants to walk or run.
We would love it if you could volunteer to help us open up the trail as much as possible during the year.
We have created a sign up for Thursdays. If you would like to volunteer for one or more Thursday please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D48A9AF2DA20-sherwood.
If you are available on another day besides Thursday, please contact Angie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Fuel up to Play 60 Team is excited for the Color Run!
To celebrate, we are having SPIRIT WEEK next week! Here are the days:
Are you ready for some football? It’s that time of year for the annual NFL Pass Punt and Kick Competition.
The competition is open for 6-13 year old Sherwood Students who are in grades 1-6, and is offered free of charge. Official competition rules are located at the following link http://www.nflppk.com/competition_rules .
Each participant is allowed one punt, one pass and one place kick as part of his or her competition that will take place September 23-29 during your child’s scheduled Physical Education class. Scores are based on distance and accuracy (see official rules above). All students wanting to participate must have their parent/guardian fill out an online registration form/release of liability by September 21 unless you have prior authorization from Aaron Taylor.
Answers to common questions:
When registering your child, search for Ohio, Sherwood Elementary and use the default date as displayed (the date will read Sept. 29 even though your child will record her or her scores during their gym class).
Your child will only need to show their birth certificate if they win their age/gender division and move on to the sectional round. They do not need their birth certificate for the local Sherwood competition.
The top finisher in each the boys’ and girls’ divisions from the five age brackets of each local competition will advance to the Sectional Round, then to the Team Championship, while eventually getting a chance to go to the Bengals game. It is a great opportunity for our kids. We hope to get as many students involved as possible.
Note: The sectional date, time, and location information will be given to the winning participant. For planning purposes, sectionals are usually held on a Saturday at the end of October at an area school or park.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Aaron Taylor at email@example.com.
By Heather Goeke and Tracy Huebner