NewsBytes  | March 31, 2019

Coming Up at Sherwood:
 
 
Book your babysitter and buy your tickets TODAY!

Sherwood Parent's Mix & Mingle 
This Saturday, April 6
6 - 9 p.m. at O'Neal's Tavern
 
Tickets = $15 per person
Cornhole Teams = $30 for a team (made up of two people)
 
 
Funds raised from the evening will be used to enhance the appearance of the front of the school building. Beautification will be completed by the start of the 2019-20 school year.
 
How to Purchase Tickets:
                If you are unable to log in to your My School Anywhere account or don't have one, use this email to enter the MSA store:  kimnoe3@gmail.com
Option 2: Log in to your My School Anywhere App.  In the top left corner, click on Store.
 
Please donate bottles of wine for a raffle. 
Alcohol can be dropped off at:
Lisa McCoy's front porch - 1719 Robinway
or Kelli Cook's front porch - 7121 Grantham Way

 
Questions or suggestions, contact Tracy Huebner. tracyzhuebner@gmail.com
 
Community Forum: Suicide and the process of grieving


 
The Forest Hills School District has planned an important session for our community to learn from local experts about suicide and the process of grieving. There will be an opportunity for parents and community members to ask questions and receive resources from direct service providers within our community.  

Please plan to attend a Community Forum on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 at Nagel Middle School (Cafetorium). 
Following the forum, we plan to provide a recorded video link for those interested.
 
What: Community Forum
When: April 3 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Nagel Middle School (Cafetorium)
Special PTA Meeting April 4

We are writing to let you know about a change we're proposing for Sherwood's PTA. Next month, we're going to discuss changing our PTA into a PTO.
 
The meeting will be:  April 4, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the school media center
 
For the most part, if this change happens, you won't see much of a difference at all in how our group operates and what we do for the school.  We'll still focus on trying to make Sherwood a great community for our kids, teachers and families.  There will be some behind-the-scenes/technical changes, but we'll take care of those at the Board level - nothing for you to worry about there.
 
We'll discuss in more detail at the meeting, but the biggest reasons for the proposed change are:
  1. Keep all dues here at school
  2. Independence
  3. No politics
Click here for full letter
Student Innovation Conference at Sherwood
Parent Volunteers needed Friday, April 12

 
Staff members will be present throughout the day, but additional adult supervision is needed since the daily schedule is different from a normal day. Kids will need help understanding their schedule and where to go, when. Volunteer shifts are only one to one and a half hours.
 
Grades 4, 5 and 6 attend the sessions.
 
In order to sign up as a volunteer, you must have a background check on file in the district office. If you are unsure if you have completed this, please call Sherwood's front office to check. 231-7565
 
 
Questions, contact Ericka Thompson, Sherwood's Learning Design Specialist  
erickathompson@foresthills.edu
Parents/Guardians, 

Spring Ohio State Testing for 2019 will be occurring on the following dates:
  • April 1 & 2- 3rd English Language Arts only
  • April 3 & 4- 4, 5, 6 grades EnlglishLanguage Arts
  • April 24 & 25- 5th Science only
  • April 29 & 30- 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades Math
Please encourage your child to do their best, knowing that we already believe your child is the best!


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:
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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 Annebyrd@foresthills.edu or Erin Griffith at eringriffith@foresthills.edu
ATTENTION 6th Grade Families

As you move toward the transition to Nagel, make sure your future Nighthawk has new spirit wear.
Visit
the Nagel PTO Spirit Shop at http://bit.ly/nagelgear ext Link

Tex
Lorax Club Meetings:  
3:50 - 4:45 p.m.
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!!
Kroger
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
AmazonSmile
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




April

5
PTA District Nagel at Night- 6th grade only

6
PTA Parents' Mix & Mingle

9
Grades 6-7 Transition Meeting

12
Student-Led Innovation Conference
15-19
Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
25
Fine Arts Night





May

3
6th Grade Olympic Day




6
5th Grade to Camp Kern





8
5th Grade returns from Camp Kern





6-10 
PTA Teacher & Bus Driver Appreciation Week 




9
PTA Meeting





10
PTA May Plant Sale





13
Spring Orchestra Concert





14
District Band Blast





27
Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

29
6th Grade Recognition Ceremony





30
Last day for students & PTA Field Day






2018 - 2019 PTA Board

P reside nt: Tracy Huebner
tracyzhuebner@gmail.com

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

Treasurer: 
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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Attendance
School Office Fax
(513)852-9084 (513)231-7565 (513)231-3666