Volume 3 Issue3 November 14, 2007
The Sherwood Elementary School PTA Newsletter
Karen Nelson, PTA President Jerry Perlet, Principal
Stacy Kong, Editor email@example.com Karen Boden, Distribution
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Thanksgiving is coming. Along with the turkey and
the dressing, we have many things to be thankful for. …..Michele Peake and Theresa Robinson for all their hard
This year we can be thankful we are in Dr. Weast’s work preparing for and running the first annual vendor night,
well done ladies!
recommendations for the CIP for our much needed
addition. While we are thankful, we cannot sit back and ….Lori Goodwin for her tireless efforts for our addition.
wait for the addition to be built. It is more important
….Lisa Townsend and Michele Peake for preparing, printing,
than ever to show up in great numbers to let the BOE and distributing our directories.
know that this addition is important to our community!
….Volker Englisch for taking on the daunting task of
PLEASE DUST OFF YOUR BLUE AND GOLD SHIRTS AND
webmaster for the PTA, the website is looking great! Check it
COME TO THE TESTIMONY WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14TH AT
regularly for updated information!
Directories were sent home through “kid mail”
recently. If you didn’t receive one, then we do not have
your membership form yet. It’s not too late, we did
print extra directories. Please fill out the form, we’ll
process it and get your directory delivered to you.
Dates to Remember
Membership and Direct appeal can now be processes
Creative Adventure Registration due Nov. 20th
on our website with paypal. Go to
WWW.Sherwoodespta.org to sign up today! Classes begin Nov. 28th
We will not have a PTA meeting in December or Olney Toys Store Shopping Night Nov. 29th.
January, our next PTA meeting will be in February, and Book Fair (see page 2 for details ) Dec. 3-7
feature Mr. Scott Murphy, Principal of Farquhar Middle
School. Don’t miss it!
Karen Nelson KNelsonSESPTA@aol.com
Your PTA Executive Board: Karen Nelson, President; Michele Peake, Vice President; Christine Culp, Treasurer, Joann Mirgon, Recording Secretary; Theresa
Robinson, Corresponding Secretary, Lori Goodwin, MCCPTA Delegate.
Scholastic Book Fair NEC Cluster News:
NEC high school open houses are being held this
Sherwood Scholastic Book Fair is coming Dec. 3-7th! We
month at 7pm at each school as follows:
will be open during school hours for students and Blake Nov. 8th
Paint Branch Nov. 15th
parents to shop on Dec. 3rd, Mon 9-4pm, Tues & Wed. Springbrook Nov. 29
Dec. 4 & 5th 8:30 to 4pm, Thurs. Dec. 6th 8:30 to 3:30
and evening hours 6:30 to 8pm, our final day of All who are interested are invited to visit any of the
shopping, Friday Dec. 7th 8:30 to 2pm. schools during the open house. The NEC Cluster
representatives plan to testify on behalf of all NEC
schools with CIP requests, including Sherwood ES, at
Volunteers are needed for set-up, take down and book the BOE testimony hearing scheduled for Nov.14th.
fair hours. We will also need volunteers for breakfast for
the teachers on Mon. Dec. 3rd at 8:15am. Set up for the
book fair will be Friday, Nov. 30th @3pm and take down A Special Thank You………….
on Friday, Dec.7th @2pm. Please contact Karen Schilling
Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who attended
at 301-570-1488 or Tonnieplus3@aol.com to volunteer the Board of Education hearing on November 14, 2007. This
some of your time. was a critical opportunity for the Sherwood community to
support the proposed school addition.
The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the Sherwood
Creative Adventure addition as part of the MCPS capital budget and Capital
Improvements Program (CIP) on November 19, 2007. If
Creative Adventures is coming to Sherwood Elementary approved, the budget is sent to the County Executive, and
in late November. Classes will be held on November 28, then to the County Council which will have final funding
December 5, 12, 19 and January 2, 9 from 3:30 to 5:00. approval in the spring of 2008. So one vote down, and
For more information or to obtain a registration form call one to go! I’ll keep you up to date when the County Council
Beth Montgomery at 301-570-9124. meets next spring. Great job, Sharks!
Family Fun Night International Night
Olney Toys shopping day for SES families is It’s not too early to begin thinking about International
Thursday, Nov. 29th A portion of the sales Night. We will be celebrating on Thursday, January
goes to our PTA. Do your holiday shopping 17th and would like students to participate and share
and raise money for the PTA! with our SES community. Forms are attached for those
interesting in performing or constructing a display
booth and also for parent volunteers.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
This month we began distributing Shark Waves
electronically. If you would like to receive the Please remember to collect Box Tops during the
newsletter and future announcements via email holiday season. We are also collecting ink
please email MichelePeake@SherwoodESPTA.org. cartridges at school . Remember not to cut off
the expiration date, NO DATE = NO MONEY!
Thank you to the families and teachers listed below for joining the PTA and supporting the Direct Appeal
Campaign. As of November 9th we have 267 members and are close to meeting our goal of $15,000.
We still need your help. So please join now. It’s not too late!!
If you have any questions please call Beth Montgomery at 301-570-9124.
Corina Sole and Victor Brito
Kimberly and Augusto Macedo
Carolyn and John Stevenson
Sonal and Chetan Ajmera
Carol and Stephen Lejko
Anthony and Edith Kling
Mike and Judy Cunningham
Andrea St. John
Night of Celebrations- January 17, Thursday, 2008 6-8pm
It’s not too early to begin thinking and planning for our International Day/Evening
This year we will host an exciting evening of performances, display booths, food
tasting, a cultural museum and games and crafts for the entire SES community. It
won’t be possible without some help from our SES community. Please consider helping
our committee in any way possible.
Please complete this form and return to our main office.
Name & Phone Number________________________________________________________
Child’s Name/Teacher ________________________ Grade ______________
Please check off any areas that you would like to help our committee. It is greatly
o Help with set up/clean up
o Donate refreshments (drinks-water bottles/juice boxes)
o Help with soliciting restaurants/businesses for donations
o Museum (monitor museum, items to share with SES from travels abroad)
o If you have currency from travel abroad, please let us know.___________________
Students interested in performing or participating with a display booth, please submit your entry as
soon as possible, so we may forward each student with some guidelines. We would like to have every
continent represented in our evening with performances and booths .If you have any questions please
contact Stacy Kong @ email@example.com or 301-260-8120.
Display booth of what country ________________________________________________
What Country __________________________ ___ Celebration_______________________
Parent/Guardian Name & Phone Number _________________________________________________