THIS WEEK @ SHERMAN
The First Annual Shark Run was a great success!! We raised over $5,000 with over $500 in t-shirt sales! Thanks to Sydney Takemoto for her great t-shirt design.
The winner of the Shark Hat is Adam Lichtmacher, a 4th grader in Mrs. Acquarelli’s class. The Kindergarteners, by running the most laps (321 total) have won themselves a Popsicle party!! Ms. Dominguez’ class ran 139 laps and Ms. Lau’s class ran 182 laps.
Special thanks to the following making this event happen: Christine Colon, Pam Low, Hillary Polednik, Leila Langlois, Cathy Jordan, Jeff Jordan, Melissa Mountain, Erica Hunt, Cece Kaufman, Jon Lichtmacher, Linda Shaffer, Crystal Brown, Susanne Shibley, Stefanie Takemoto, George Toy, Courtney Damkroger, Derek Brown, Jenni Vazquez, Joe Vazquez, Marci Davis, Marc Andrews, Bonita Andrews, Justine Hewitt, Stephanie Zeppa, Kim Hoffland, Renee Ritchey Syar, Roger Hansen, Kim Fiscus, Patty Myers, Alan Adelman, Sara our Principal and Coach Alex.
Reminder: All pledge payments are due by May 20th. Please put your payments in an envelope, indicate that they are for the Sherman Fun Run, and drop them in the PTA box in the office. You may also send the envelope to school in your child’s homework folder. As soon as we have calculated the grand total raised, we’ll let everyone know.
GREAT NEWS!! We just received a grant from the Dean Witter Foundation for $50,000 to continue our balanced literacy professional development with 3 other schools that are also implementing balanced literacy — El Dorado, Hillcrest, and Monroe. All of the great work that our teachers have been doing has not gone unnoticed by funders. Funders come in and are struck by our students’ and our teachers’ passion for learning and the kids love for reading.
MON 5/2 – FRI 5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we could use your help to make it a success!! If you’d be willing to help with lunch setup or cleanup or if you could help prepare food for the burrito bar or the soup/salad lunch, please sign up on SharkNet (login & password- be a friend) http://info.shermanschool.org/sherman/wiki.cgi/VolunteerSherman#teacher_appreciation_week__may_2nd_6th___sign_up
THURS 5/5 (8am) Green Schoolyard Meeting
THURS 5/5 (6-8PM) JCC Kindergarten Night, 3200 California Street
This event will be focused on preschool parents who will be applying for elementary school in the fall. The Educational Placement Center (EPC) and Parents for Public Schools will be at the event to discuss the new assignment system and parents from our many great public schools will be present to answer questions from prospective parents. Please contact Marc Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to participate in this event on behalf of Sherman.
FRI 5/6 (2:30 – 4pm) Kindergarten Orientation
Believe it or not, Kindergarten Orientation is already here. This is a great opportunity to introduce Sherman to a whole new crop of families. We need many volunteers to greet new families, bring goodies for the families to munch on, set up, clean up and man a couple of tables for children. Please help out! The sign up is at: http://info.shermanschool.org/sherman/wiki.cgi/VolunteerSherman#kindergarten_orientation__friday_may_6th_2_30_4_00___sign_up
FRI 5/6 (6 – 9pm) Sherman Parent’s Night Out
There are still spots left for this Count-Me-In event from the auction. Take advantage of three hours to yourself while your children eat pizza and watch the movie ” Tangled ” with Afterschool Directors, Beth Guy and Becca Vershbow! $25 per child. RSVP to Erica Hunt at email@example.com.
FRI 5/6 (2 – 4pm) Sherman Family Days at Cultive Frozen Yogurt
Cultive Frozen Yogurt is now offering 10% of all sales from 2-4pm this Friday 5/6 back to Sherman. Walk on over after school on either or both days with friends and family to enjoy delicious and refreshing yogurt with lots of fun toppings. Cultive is located at 1998 Union Street @ Buchanan.
DATE CHANGE for Principal’s Coffee – now 5/13 (8am)
Ms. Shenkan-Rich’s discussion will include the staff’s proposal to become an inclusive school with co-teaching classrooms.
DATE CHANGE for GLO Afterschool Talent Show – now 5/18 (3-6pm)
Students can still sign up on the door of room 300. Rehearsals at school will be during lunch in the auditorium on May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, and 18. If you have any questions email Beth or Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org
TUES 5/10 (8:00 AM) ELAC Meeting
THURS 5/12 (6:15 PM) School Site Council Meeting
SAT 5/14 (11AM – 3PM) Sherman Garden Party
Please do not forget to mark your calendars for this wonderful end-of-the-year community celebration in our beautifully blooming Green Schoolyard. Potluck items are being requested. If you plan to attend and would not mind bringing a dish, please visit the wiki site below to sign-up. Volunteer sign-ups for help in other ways will be posted soon! We look forward to seeing you there to enjoy food inspired by our garden, booths inspired by sustainability, Hip Hop performances, poetry readings, a Trashion Show and much, much more!
MON 5/23 (8 – 9:15 AM) Spring Sing – Revised Date
Please note that the date for the Spring Sing has changed from May 19th to May 23rd. The kids and Carla have been working hard, so you won’t want to miss this performance!
Used Kids’ Books for the Annual Summer Reading Book Swap
Please bring your used children’s books to school for our annual Summer Reading Book Swap on Friday, May 20th. The sooner you can get the books to school, the better, so they can be sorted and organized. Leave the books in the office, marked for the library, or bring them directly to the library.
Lost and Found Cleanup
The end of the school year is just weeks away, so please take the time to check the Lost & Found area (near the Girls’ Bathroom at the far side of the Cafeteria). There you will find literally hundreds of items – everything from boys’ and girls’ jackets, hoodies, T-shirts, parkas, and sweaters, to lunchboxes, backpacks, water bottles, hats and caps, books, and even a small plastic shark. Hopefully you will find something that belongs to your child. At the end of the school year, most of these items, if unclaimed, will be donated to charity.
To make things easier, the items will be moved to the hallway outside the Auditorium the last week of school, when both the Kindergarten and 5th Grade classes will hold their graduations, and other fun events will take place. The last day of school features a free marketplace, where you can take anything you like. Thanks in advance for checking out these articles. To make things easier next year, please clearly label your child’s outerwear. Sara and Agnes know all the students, so it won’t be difficult to find the owner if something is lost.
The Art Room Needs Your Help
Interested in helping to mount and hang artwork in the hallways for a Year-End Mini Art Walk? Ms. Marissa is looking for helpers. Volunteer times can be before, during or after school. If you are interested, you can contact Ms. Marissa at email@example.com
Good news from Campbell’s Labels for Education
Thanks to all our Sherman Sharks and shark fans, Sherman has earned an extra 1,000 points from Campbell’s Labels for Education. We let them know about our holiday hunger drive and the Read Aloud Day. These are both great events that help foster caring for our community and encouraging kids to read and listen to others read. For our efforts, we got some brand new colorful playground balls that Coach Alex requested, as well as much needed art supplies for Marissa. Way to go, everyone!!! Thanks a lot, and keep bringing those labels in. There is now a box for labels and box tops in the office, for everyone’s convenience. Go Sharks!!!