NewsBytes  | November 25, 2018
Holiday Fun & Penny Wars!!!
Coming Up at Sherwood:
Penny Wars: Monday, November 26 - Tuesday, December 4  

Penny Wars kick off on Monday! Spend some time having conversations with your kids about how they want to get involved in the project. It's a great chance for our kids to make a big impact by investing their time, sharing their talents or giving financially, so while we welcome larger donations from families, the real "win" is when students see how their involvement is an important part of supporting our community! 

There are no prizes or parties at the end of this one; the idea of this project is that giving is its own reward. 

Learn more about Shop & Share, request a family wish list to fill, or make a donation at

Questions about 9United, please contact Stacy Gillard,   Text Link

Shop & Share is here! 

 Flyers about 9United's annual district-wide service project have been sent home! If you didn't see it, a copy of the flyer is right  here

In its 10th year, Shop & Share allows our students and families to make an incredible impact in our community now and throughout the year! 

Last year, Sherwood raised almost $1,800 from our Penny Wars - and I know we can beat that number this year.  
Have your child bring in change, dollar bills... which grade level will take home the bragging rights this year? 

Want to request a wish list or make a donation? 
Visit .   

Find out how you and your family can participate in making the holidays a little brighter for families in our community:

Questions about 9United, please contact Stacy Gillard,
Holiday Breakfast & Shop

Please join us for the Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 1st! There will be donuts, fruit, juice and coffee as well as crafts for the kids. 
Don't forget to check out the Holiday Shop too! The Shop will be in the gym from 9:00 - Noon. This year we will be selling Sherwood Elementary ornaments. They are only $4 each or have them personalized for only $1 more. They will make excellent stocking stuffers!
A hard copy of the registration form was sent home already. Please note we are selling PRESALE raffle tickets again this year, so don't forget to fill out both sides of the form!!! You can also find the registration form  HERE .
If you are interested in volunteering you can sign up  HERE . We truly need a lot of help to make this event a success!!!! Text Link
Attention all K - 3rd Parents...

WOW!  We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in the upcoming auditions for 101 Dalmatians! Far more than we ever anticipated!  Due to this, auditions are now FULL!  That is 50 K - 3rd graders signed up!  Unfortunately, we will not be adding any more spots for this production.  There are several reasons for this decision but mainly:
1. The safety of the kids comes first.  Having 50 kids under the age of 10 on stage and during rehearsals is a major undertaking.  We want to make this enjoyable and safe for all.
2. The capacity at Sherwood Elementary.  The stage is only so big and there are only so many seats available.  Again, we want this to be a positive experience for all of us.  And yes, we have looked into other options and at this time, they are not available.
Thank you for understanding!  We will plan for a larger cast next year!
NOTE:  If you are signed up for auditions and you child decides they no longer want to participate, PLEASE update your sign up genius to allow for another student to sign up!   
Cost: $70 due at auditions 
Schedule as follows:
Grades K-3 shows: 101 Dalmatians
January 3 - February 28. Rehearsals on Thursday after school until 5 p.m.
March 7. Dress rehearsal. 6-8
March 8.  Performance during the school day 
March 8. Show at 7 p.m.
March 9. Show at 5 p.m.
For more information please email us at:
Jill Kwiatkowski
Rachelle Richardson
Laura Sallee

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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.

FHIMA Coupon Book

Do you like to save money?
Do you like supporting the performing arts?

Buying a coupon book from FHIMA will do both of those things!  For $25 you can save hundreds of dollars at local businesses.  Please look at the link to see if your favorite places are in here, and buy the book!

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! 

Fall Picture Retake
End of First Quarter
PTA Donuts with Dudes (6th Grade Only)
Parent Teacher Conferences
No School
Veteran's Day Ceremony
PTA Grandparents' Open House
PTA Scholastic Book Fair
Parent-Teacher Conferences
No School 
PTA Play Performance (4-6 grades only)
PTA Play Performance (4-6 grades only)
No School - Fall Break
PTA Meeting

PTA Holiday Breakfast & Holiday Shop
Sherwood/Mercer/Wilson Band Concert
1st Grade Chorus Concert
Winter Orchestra Concert
Winter Chorus Concert
Yearbook/Candids Day for Pictures
21 Winter Celebration Parties
No School- Winter Break

1st Day back after Winter Break
PTA NKU- 6th grade only

PTA Meeting

End of 2nd Quarter
NO SCHOOLTeacher Work Day
NO SCHOOLMartin Luther King Day
District Science Fair

Family Fitness Night

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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