NewsBytes  | September 16, 2018
Say Cheese!!!
Coming Up at Sherwood:

Get Your Smile Ready,
Thursday is Picture Day!!

Picture Day is this Thursday, September 20th.  

If you would like to purchase pictures, fill out the Lifetouch form that was sent home with your child and have them bring it to school on Thursday OR go to and use the Picture Day ID: JC018198Q0.  

All students will have their picture taken, so get those smiles ready!!

Media Center Volunteers Needed!!!
If you are looking for a fun way to get involved at Sherwood, think about being a Media Center Volunteer! 

As a library/media center volunteer, you will check in returned books and reshelve them, help the students check out books, keep shelves straight and help Mr. Ernst.  

The Sherwood media center cannot run without the help of volunteers. 
Please click the link below to sign up for your child's class.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Overbey at:

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

Cub Scout Pack 405: 
Egg Drop

This is a rain/shine event. If we have heavy rain or lighting we will be in the gym.
Mt Washington Presbyterian Church
6474 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45230
7pm 9/20

Pack 405
Pack 405

More info:
Rappin' Ropes  2018-2019

Our new season is just around the corner!  

For those of you new to our school, this team is open to students in grades 2-6.  Due to the popularity of this team, we do conduct tryouts and have a limit of students we take at each grade level.      

Here are some dates to get onto your calendar:    

Wednesday, September 26, 3:50 - 5:00  
This is for all new jumpers interested in trying out this year.  This is NOT for  jumpers that were on the team last year.    

Please fill out the attached form and return to school by Friday, September 21st.  

Any questions, email Emily Strausbaugh at    
Wednesday October 3, Team Tryouts    
Grades 2 and 3 3:50 - 4:45  
Grades 4, 5 & 6 4:45 - 5:30    

Paperwork will be coming home within the first week of school with all of the  information you will need.      

Any questions, email Emily Strausbaugh at  

Girl Scout Troop Formation Night!

Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Sherwood

This event is for girls and their families looking to join Girl Scouts. 
Current troops are also invited to attend to meet new Scouts, make new SWAPS, and share why they love Girl Scouts!

Volunteers will be available to answer any questions. 

"Picture this: a safe, no-limits place designed specifically for girls, where they're inspired to seek out new challenges, build important skills, and take the lead. That's Girl Scouts. A place where every girl has the space and support she needs to reach her full potential and accomplish amazing things."

Join Now or contact  Apryl Vossmeyer;

Register now for Fall Enrichment classes!!!

All registrations close October 3 and all classes start the week of October 8!
Save the dates for some of our upcoming fall offerings:
  • Creative Writing and Illustration with HobbyPop - Students will explore all different types of writing and illustration techniques that will stretch their mind and creativity and also learn bookbinding techniques to create mini books and/or art journals. Starts Wednesday October 10 (grades 4-6 - e-mail registration)
  • Advanced Crafting with HobbyPop - HobbyPop's creative and engaging art activities will provide an opportunity for students to make all sorts of super cool arts and crafts at an advanced level.       Students will use a variety of materials and techniques to create a unique piece of art each week.   Starts Thursday October 11 (grades 4-6 - e-mail registration)
  • Beginner Crafting with HobbyPop - For the younger kids, HobbyPop's creative and engaging art activities will provide an opportunity for students to make all sorts of super cool arts and crafts at a beginning level. Students will use a variety of materials and techniques to create a unique piece of art each week.   Starts Thursday October 11 (grades 1-3 - e-mail registration)
  • Young Rembrandts Drawing- We teach drawing, the fundamental skill of all visual arts. Our unique, proven method and step-by-step curriculum ensures both academic and artistic success for every child. Our curriculum is designed to teach beginner and advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. Starts Thursday October 11 (all grades - online registration)
Register today!
** All registrations close on October 3 - no late registrations accepted**
*Scholarships/fee waivers are available for FHSD students. For more information regarding scholarships/fee waivers please contact Lisa Suttman at
Please contact Becky Lindeman at with any questions about enrichment programs.

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
Box Tops Logo
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.

Sherwood presents 
Annie Kids!

Once again, Sherwood will be teaming up with Performing Arts, Inc. to allow all students to perform on stage. 
With the overall increased interest in theater at Sherwood, we have decided to split it into two separate performances this year. 
We will kick off the year with grades 4th - 6th ONLY performing the classic, Annie. 
We will follow up with Grades K - 3rd later this year for an early spring performance of 101 Dalmatians!
Grades 4-6 ONLY  Annie.

Sept. 20 - Nov. 8. Practices on Thursday after school until 5 p.m.
Nov. 15. Dress rehearsal. 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 16. Show at 7 p.m.
Nov. 17. Show at 5 p.m.
Nov. 19. Performance during the school day. (Need to keep costumes until after this show.)
For more information please email us at:

School Fees and Lunch Accounts
EZPay is how Forest Hills families pay school fees and add lunch money to a child's account. Yes, public education is mostly free, but there are a few additional expenses that parents are responsible for paying.

The fees collected stay at Sherwood. So, skipping out on paying fees means all the students at Sherwood are affected by the lack of money for resources.
New to Forest Hills? There is an option to "Create an Account."
Once logged in, you can pay student fees and add money to lunch accounts. Parents can even view the Meal Transaction History if they need to keep a closer eye on what their children are purchasing at lunch. Lunch balances can also be checked at any time and additional money can be added to a child's account.

3-    No School - Labor Day 
4-    1st Day of School
4-    Preschool Parent Orientation
5-6- Phase-in Days Preschool & Kindergarten
5-6- KDG KRA Days
7-    1st Day for All Kindergarten Students
10-  1st Day for All Preschool Students
11-  Meet the Teacher (KDG, 2nd, & 6th Grade)
12-  Meet the Teacher (3rd & 5th Grade)
13-  Meet the Teacher (1st & 4th Grade)
20-  Fall Picture Day
24-  PTA Kindergarten Ice Cream Social
26-  PTA Meeting

12-  PTA Walkathon
17-  District Orchestra "Hauntcert" 
23-  PTA District Roller Skating (6th Grade Only)
25-  PTA Family Game Night
31-  Fall Celebration Parties

2-    Fall Picture Retake Day
2-    End 1st Quarter
2-    Donuts with Dudes (6th Grade Only)
5-    Parent Teacher Conferences
6-    No School -Staff Professional Development 
12-  Veterans Day Ceremony
12-  Grandparent's Open House
12-16 Scholastic Book Fair
15-  Parent Teacher Conferences
16-  No School - Parent Teacher Conferences
16-  Play Performance (4-6 Grade Only)
17-  Play Performance (4-6 Grade Only)
21-23 No School - Fall Break
28-  PTA Meeting

2018 - 2019 PTA Board

Preside 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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