Welcome to Sherman Elementary!
We're excited to have your family join the Sherman Shark community.
Below is useful information on our two main communications channels: SharkNet, our private intranet site; and our email listserv. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us.
School starts at 7:50am. All Kindergarten students should have a backpack, a folder, lunch bag / snack, and extra clothing that can stay at school with their names labeled on everything (accidents do happen!).
SAVE THE DATES!
Friday, May 31, 2019: Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
This is a chance have all your questions answered, and to ask any that are left unanswered! A presentation by Kindergarten teachers, PTA representatives, and afterschool staff will be followed by a visit to the Kindergarten classrooms. Refreshments served. Children are welcome to attend!
New family summer playdates on Sunday, August 11 @ 2-4pm (Moscone East Playground) and Saturday, August 17 @ 10-12pm (Lafayette Playground). Please fill out the roster so we can email you updates and reminders over the summer.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NEW KINDER FAMILIES!
Fill out this form so your child's teacher knows where your child should transition after school. Please give this to your child's teacher on first day of school. (Classroom teacher assignments will be mailed to your home and posted on SharkNet the weekend before school starts.)
What is SharkNet?
SharkNet is Sherman’s internal website, also known as an “intranet.” It is a “wiki” site, meaning that any Sherman community member with password-protected access may modify the site. It is the tool families, volunteer coordinators, and staff use to communicate internal updates, events, and volunteer needs at the school.
It is important to keep your email address updated on this site as it is used to “broadcast” messages to you quickly (especially in cases of school-wide emergency), and send reminders when something is just around the corner.
Link to SharkNet at SharkNet.ShermanSchool.org. As new families, you will need to complete a “New Family” form in order to get your individualized login.
Front page info on the most current school news
School calendar of events
Home pages for each classroom
Directory of family contact information
News and announcements
Fundraising info and ways to support the school
NOTE: Access to this site is for the use of current Sherman families and staff only. Directory information is strictly for school-related purposes. SharkNet is self-regulated; look for SharkNet trainings offered in the fall.
Our email listserv is for the exclusive use of our community to supplement the formal school communications and notices that are sent home through our student's folders. This is the way we get school information to you on an ongoing, weekly basis.
PTA Officers and the Principal will post outgoing messages; it is not set up as a discussion group.
To join our listserv, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give your name, email address, child's grade-level, and an invitation to join will be emailed to you.
Join now to be up-to-date on all current Sherman information!
NEW after school program FOR KINDERS
New for the 2019-2020 school year Sharks Until Dark will be introducing the Mini Sharks Academy!
Mini Shark Academy will be a specialized afterschool program just for Kindergarteners within Sharks Until Dark. It will have its own schedule including specialized Kinder enrichment classes, snacks and extra academic support. Mini Shark Academy is targeted for our youngest Sherman friends to help them better acclimate to Elementary School and get adjusted to a more rigorous schedule. We will together create a safe, fun and helpful environment with fewer transitions and stronger structures to better support our Kindergartners!
To enroll register here and select 2019-2020 Kinder Program.
1:50-2:30 - Circle and Snack time
2:30-3:00 - Recess/Recreation Time
3:00-3:50 - Specialized Enrichment Time
3:50-4:10 - Recess and Afternoon Snack
4:10-5:00 - Academic Support/Homework/Mindful Time
5:00- 6:00 - Indoor/Outdoor Choice Activities
Sample Enrichment Activities:
STEM- Storybook STEM, STEM Labs, STEAM
Languages- (Spanish, French, ASL)
ART - various forms
Garden Nature Explorers - science & outdoor education based
Song & Dance
Kinder Skills (tying shoes, basic safety, motor skills)
Registration Fee: $200
Full Time (5-days a week): $500/month
3 days a week : $350/month
2 days a week: $275/month
Free & Reduced Lunch: $235/year