Watch the student news cast to find out about the Science Fair and Celebrating Excellence Competition.
We are delighted to announce the return of the school Science Fair (open to all 2nd-5th graders) on March 15, 2024! Our school Science Fair will be followed by the District’s Celebrating Excellence Fair on April 24, 2024. The District’s Celebrating Excellence Fair is a chance for our students to shine beyond scientific inquiry. It provides a platform for all of our students (open to all students Pk-5) to shine beyond our school walls and share their innovative ideas with a wider audience.
Encouraging Investigative Curiosity & Showcasing Sherrelwood’s Talent:
Our Science Fair is an excellent opportunity for any 2nd-5th grade students to showcase their scientific knowledge and creativity. It is important to understand that both the Science Fair and Celebrating Excellence Fair projects are a home commitment. Such projects allow your child to explore, experiment, and showcase their talents beyond what is done and/or seen within the classroom. We are confident that with your support the kiddos will be able to create projects that reflect their passion and enthusiasm for learning, and show just how much talent we have here at Sherrelwood.
Support Sessions & Permission Slips:
Though all projects are a home commitment, we do still want to ensure that every student receives the assistance they need. Therefore, we have scheduled 3 different support sessions prior to our school Science Fair. These sessions will take place after school, providing a platform for students to ask questions, seek guidance, acquire needed materials, and refine their projects with the help of teachers and peers. In order for your child to participate in the support sessions, a permission slip must be submitted by January 12th, 2024. The permission slip and a calendar (including all of all important dates and details) have been attached to this newsletter for your convenience. Please complete and return it to your child's teacher. The support sessions are not mandatory to participate in the actual events, but highly recommended. Regardless, we do ask that you complete the permission slip if your child intends to participate in either fair.
We believe that all of our students have the potential to excel in the world of science. We also know that Sherrelwood is bursting at the seams with unique & interesting talents, and your support is key to unlocking this curiosity and creativity. We appreciate your partnership, and would like to thank you in advance for encouraging your kiddo to shine by participating in one or both events. We very much look forward to witnessing the incredible projects our little Tigers will create. Please see attached Calendar for all scheduled support sessions and event dates. Should you have any questions or concerns, Ms. Eddleman and Ms. Allen are more than happy to assist.
Welcome Back to School
Welcome to Sherrelwood Elementary School. As the building principal it is with great honor and pride that I welcome you to our school full of our dedicated faculty, parents and students and to be a part of the Tiger tradition. I look forward to getting to know each of you as we work together to guide your child towards life long learning and achievement. Please accept this message as the first step towards establishing a strong and effective working relationship between your home and Sherrelwood.
We are very eager to begin year 12 implementation of Competency-Based Education (CBE) at Sherrelwood Elementary. We are excited that our students will be grouped by what they know and are able to do. They will be able to advance to the next level as soon as they are ready or receive more time and support if needed. Your child will be grouped and taught at their instructional/performance levels for all content areas.
At Sherrelwood Elementary School, we know that this school year will be one of partnerships and achievement. Please join with us to make this experience a remarkable one. All of us at Sherrelwood Elementary look forward to becoming a community of learners together.
With Tiger Pride,
School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Early dismissal for students at 1:45 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
In case of a school closure, your child will be prepared to have school online by using the Chromebook on Zoom and Empower.
1. One document is the Chromebook Agreement that describes your responsibilities for having the Chromebook in your home.
2. The other document on the last page is a Protection Plan, which is insurance in case your child damages the Chromebook.
You will need to read both documents and go online and sign that you agree with the expectations and responsibilities. A link will be provided at the end of this email to sign online (you will not fill out the paper form).
Please accept or Decline the Protection Plan that will cover the cost of a damaged Chromebook. This is optional but encouraged.
Please call the school if you have any questions at 303-428-5353
Students cannot take home a Chromebook until an agreement is filled out online.
Here is the Link for the Chromebook agreement:
This year, Sherrelwood is providing literacy videos for parents to use as they guide their children to become better readers and writers. Sherrelwood teachers have created instructional videos that give families strategies that can be used to help students as they read at home.
Sherrelwood is providing each student with two books at their guided reading level. This means that you may need to read the book along with your student. As you read with your student, please try one of the strategies that is given in one of the videos.
You may choose a video that your student’s classroom teacher made or another classroom teacher made. After watching the video with your student, try the strategy with the book that we have provided. You can also use the strategy with any other book that you choose.
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Congratulations to Sherrelwood Elementary on being named the recipient of the Governor’s Bright Spot award.
Sherrelwood Elementary School students learn a life lesson about living drug free.