Principal Newsletter 9/17/21

  • Monday, September 20, our 21st Century Afterschool program begins its first session.  

  • Wednesday, September 22 is a half day of school with a noon dismissal.  Every half day we invite staff and students to participate in a school spirit day.  This coming Wednesday is Sports Day!  Staff and students are invited to show their Sheffield Pride by wearing a shirt or sweatshirt of their favorite sports team.  This is not a hat day.  All spirit days are voluntary and are “if you want to”, not a “have to.”  Students will eat lunch before dismissal.

  • There is a free COVID vaccine clinic at Sheffield on September 23 from 4:15-6:00pm.  Here is the link to sign up.  Any additional questions, please reach out to Nurse Sue.

  • Thursday, September 23 is School Picture Day!  Order forms went home, but we have extra in the office if you need one.  

    • We will also be conducting our first lockdown drill of the year.  We work closely with both the state police and local police in conducting these safety drills.  There will be two additional drills throughout the year, one unannounced and a spring recess/lunch drill which will be announced.

  • We had our first Friends of Sheffield meeting. If you’d like to review the notes please use this link.

  1. I am in need of one or two parent volunteers to join our School Council.  The role of the Sheffield Elementary School Council is to identify and prioritize the needs of the Sheffield Elementary School community and to advise the Principal in the development and implementation of the Sheffield Elementary School Improvement Plan. The Sheffield School Council meets monthly from October to May.  Historically, we’ve met right after school, but we can be flexible.  

  • Our playground structure is still off limits as we continue to await parts to fix and ensure its safety.  I’ll alert you when it is safe again to use. 

With Sheffield Pride,

Melissa Pitrat