NewsBytes  | February 24, 2019

Coming Up at Sherwood:

Sherwood is once again offering the Kids Flying Pig Marathon Program! 

Your child can choose between the flying pig 5k or the flying pig final mile. The incremental marathon offered through the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon allows students to log a mile at a time toward their goal of 26.2 miles! They will use a "Hog Log" to record their miles. 

T he last mile of the marathon will take place on Saturday, May 4th 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.
Here's how to register:
Final Mile- Kid's Incremental Marathon
Flying Pig 5k
*select registration tab
*Select "Cincinnati Children's 26th Mile"
*Fill out form for the Cincinnati Children's 26th mile event
*Be sure to select Sherwood under the group name, even if you are not a student
*Select your shirt size
*Your whole order will be in the packet pick up
*Grab a flying pig paper to decorate and track your progress in the cafeteria from Mrs. Byrd or Mrs. Griffith.
*Use your hog log to record your miles. Bring them in to Mr. Taylor when you have reached 13 miles for a special prize!
*Select "Flying Pig 5k presented by Tri-State Running
*Fill out form completely, including school/group name (Sherwood)
*Use this discount code for your child(ren) 21FPM5KKIDS, it will be taken off before the final screen
*Any adults or other parts of the group are welcome to sign up!
*If you are in 4th-6th grade, join the running club in March at Sherwood to train with us on Mondays and Wednesdays!
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 to a game(Pig Night at the Ballpark) in which they have the FP participants parade around the field before the game.
Contact Anne Marie Byrd at or Erin Griffith at
Dream Dinners - Thursday, February 26 at 7:15...
As an added incentive, Dream Dinners would like to offer everyone who registers by Feb. 15 a free 1/2 dozen of their Hopes Gourmet Chocolate Chip cookies ($8 value) if the time slot fills (12 people) by that deadline. Also, if it fills, we can add a second time for your group which will give you more of a chance to be one of the high dollar fundraisers to get a match from our company.  We'd love to add a third time slot too if the second one fills! Please use the link to sign up:

The PTA is catering dinner for the Sherwood staff the evening of conferences on Thursday, March 7.  However, drinks, sides and desserts are not included in the catering menu.  Use the link below to sign up to bring an item of your choice.  

Please make sure that whatever you have signed up for is dropped off in the office by Thursday, March 7 at 3:30 pm.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Christina Beilfuss at or Melissa Snyder at  

Thank you!

Annual HCESC Parents of Gifted Resource Fair
Where: Nagel Middle School
When: March 9, 2019
Time: 9am-1pm

Parents will be able to choose which sessions they would like to attend. 
*Parents of children with any gifted identification welcome
**Parents of all ages welcome
BWs - Get your family, friends or  a group of Sherwood families together and eat at BWs Wednesday, February 13th!
(***Use attached BW flyer)

Registration is now open for girls' softball 6U-High School. 
The season runs from mid-March to mid-June, ending with a final tournament for 8U and 10U. 

It's time to order your yearbook!  

Flyers were passed out a few weeks ago. Deadline to order has been extended but please don't wait until the last minute!    

Order deadline: March 8, 2019
How to order:
All orders must be placed online at
Sherwood Elementary School code (1834719)
Cost: $15.00
Upgrades available including hardcover for $5.00 additional. 
Special thanks to those who continue to upload photos through the drop box link. 
We have a few areas we need more photos including band, orchestra, chorus, and donuts with dudes!  If you have any pictures of these, please share!!  
Did you take pictures at a Sherwood event? 

Please share them with the Sherwood Yearbook Team. Your pictures could end up in the 2018-2019 Yearbook!  

We kindly ask that you: 
1. Please put what event you're sending in the subject. 
2. Send pictures as "actual size". They will get blurry and we won't be able to use them if they are not actual size. 
3. Limit the number of photos you send. We want your best shots! 


PATCH CAST - pick up line will be in the MAIN CIRCLE and kids will come out the side door.

FRECKLES CAST - Pick up will remain at the back gym doors.

IF you are picking up kids from both casts, please let them know which cast line you will be in. If you are picking up someone in the Freckles cast, please do not block the circle drive exit.

Please write BOLDLY on a large sheet of paper your child's name to be displayed in the window so we can call your child out to be picked up.

Lorax Club Meetings:  

3:50 - 4:45 p.m.

March 19
April 11
May 16 k
NEW! Volunteering at Sherwood- PLEASE READ

If you plan on volunteering at Sherwood, a background check will be required- period.There will be no exceptions to this requirement. 

You can complete your background check by visiting our Central Office (7946 Beechmont Ave.) 
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 7:30-3:00.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our Central Office at 231-3600
EASY Ways to Support the Sherwood PTA!!
Link your Kroger card to Sherwood and a portion of what you spend will be donated to our school! 
Click  HERE  to enroll! Text Link
Do you shop Amazon? When you shop
they will donate a percentage of your amount spent to Sherwood.
Click  HERE  to sign up and shop AmazonSmile. xt Link
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Box Tops
Don't forget to collect Box Tops! 
Box Tops can be turned in at anytime. 
Each box top is worth 10 cents!
Contact Person:  Shawna Myers ink

By joining Sherwood's PTA, you are not committing to volunteering; 
you are just committing to supporting 
the school, students and staff.

It's that time of year again! Sherwood's PTA needs your support to be able to continue all the amazing things they do for our kids and our staff. 

Membership is only $15 and includes access to the online directory and a Sherwood calendar magnet. 

Fill out the flyer and return it to the school office with your payment (check made payable to "Sherwood PTA" or cash). Mark the envelope with "PTA Membership."  

You can also join online at: (case sensitive). (Additional processing fee of $0.63 if purchasing online.) 

Contact Lisa McCoy at with any questions.



PTA Fun with Son

PTA Muffins with Mams- 6th grade only

PTA Dance with Daughter

Valentine's Day Card Exchange

NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day
Parent-Teacher Conferences


District 6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal for FHIMA Spaghetti Dinner

District 6th Grade Band Rehearsal for FHIMA Spaghetti Dinner

District 5th Grade Orchestra  Rehearsal for FHIMA Spaghetti Dinner

District 5th Grade Band Rehearsal for FHIMA Spaghetti Dinner

Parent-Teacher Conferences

PTA Play Performance (K-3 grades only)

PTA Play Performance (K-3 grades only)

District FHIMA Spaghetti Dinner

PTA Carnival

PTA Social

2018 - 2019 PTA Board

P reside nt: Tracy Huebner

1st Vice President: Amy Overbey

2nd Vice President: Stacy Roe

3rd Vice President: Dallas Huang

4th Vice President: Jaime Lay

5th Vice President: Stacy Gillard

Julie Von Hertsenberg

Assistant Treasurer: 
Claire Furbay

Recording Secretary:
Ryann Lewis

Corresponding Secretary: 
Christina Beilfuss

Forest Hill Council Delegate: Debbie Welker

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(513)852-9084 (513)231-7565 (513)231-3666