Philip Sheridan Elementary School

Awilda Aguila Balbuena

800 E. Ontario Street
Philadelphia PA 19134
Phone: 215-291-4724

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Philip H. Sheridan Elementary


Ms Awilda Balbuena, Principal


Hello Parents and Guardians,


The school year is well underway and even with the budget cuts, everyone has worked together to make it work somehow and for that, I thank you. The next item to tackle is your support at home with homework and getting your child to bed early so we can reduce the number of lateness.


Breakfast is served from 8:30-8:45 and Dr Hite, the School Superintendent, agrees that a child learns best when he has been fed breakfast to jumpstart his/her school day.

Emergency Contact Forms have sent home and must be returned by the child inmediately. In case of an emergency, we MUST be able to reach you.

Lastly, ask your child's teacher how you can volunteer at Sheridan. parents who get involved have children that achive academic success.


Awilda Aguila Balbuena

About our school

"Sheridan is a warm and inviting school with equally warm and dedicated teachers and staff. I look forward to getting to know your child (ren) by name and conversing with you around the school, in the schoolyard and in the office."

Follow us on Twitter : Principal Aguila@Sheridan_Tigers
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Coming 2017 PSSA TESTS

April 3-6, 24-26, May 1-2, 2017 

Parents letters  Spanish version 



On snowy days, stay tune to the school district website and or the local news. 



We need working phone numbers.


To  receive messages via text @allsher to 81010



In school EACH day and on time.


Important days for the month of

March 2017 

Thursday, March 2nd: 3rd grade Trip to LaSalle University- Dr Seuss Birthday

Monday, March 6th: Early Dismissal @12:09PM

Tuesday, March 7th: Kindergarten Open House 9:00-10:30 AM

Thursday, March 9th-17th: Dental Mobile - Kid Writing K-1 Parents in Annex @8:30AM

Wednesday, March 15th: 4th Grade Independence Hall- Classes 304 & 311

Thursday, March 16th: 4th Grade Independence Hall Class 301 - Parent Cafe Hosted by APM @8:45-11:00AM

Monday, March 21st: 4th Grade Trip to Longwood Garden Classes 302, 303, 311- 1st Grade Trip to the Touch Museaum

Wednesday, March 23rd: Kindergarten Trip to the ZOO- Longwood Garden Trip Classes 301 and 304

Thursday, March 30th: 4th Grade Trip Independence Hall - Classes 302 & 303 and Kid Writing K-1 Parents in Annez @8:30AM

Friday, March 31st: Early Dismissal



 Pretzels $0.50 money will be collected Monday-Wednesday: Pretzels will be delivered on ThuWEdnesday, January 4th, 2017rsday! 



Message from the Office of the Family and Community Engagement 

-- Student Attendance/Parent-Guardian Letter 

                   English   Spanish Sheridan is an P T T school (Academic Parent-Teacher Teams) 

 OFFICIAL NOTICE- Annual Notification Letter: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act



Check your child’s school bag daily. Many important documents will be sent home with your child that will require your immediate attention. Sheridan’s schoolyard gates open at 8:20 and remain open through 8:30 AM. Attendance is critical and so is arriving on time. Sign up to receive school updates via Twitter and or Facebook (see below). 

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Attendance and on-time arrival continues to be a high priority at 
Sheridan and in the school district. Ensure that your child arrives
each day between 8:20-8:30 and in proper uniform. Be sure to
adhere to the Parent-Student Handbook for proper dress code. 
Flip-flops are never permitted as safety always comes first. 


Visit the TumbleBook Library 

Username: phsheridan
Password: reads  

Visit the Free Library and become a library cardholder.

McPherson Square Branch
601 E Indiana Ave.

Gates open at 8:20am. 

A weather changes, send children closer to 8:30 so they can walk in the building.  



5 Bees's followed by ALL.

Be Respectful

Be responsible

Be Positive

Be Peaceful Be An Active Learner.  

Attendance Goal 95% +

Send your child to school each day. If sick, we will call you to come pick him/her up. No excuses! 


Parents' Resposibilities:

Check schoolbag each day. Read with and to your child for 20 minutes each day. 


Practice keyboarding with



Username: Phsheridan
password: reads 

Visit the New  Educational Websites 
Pretzels's Money is collected from Monday-Wednesday and delievered on Thursdays
*Look for the School Supply List for this year 2015-2016 - at For Parents tab, at the left side of this page
Click here  for more information.
VOLUNTEERS- Get three clearance forms needed to be a volunteer at Sheridan here



Newsletter! Resource for Parents and Teachers!



"ESL Locator"




Points of Pride

  • Outstanding academic opportunity
  • Exemplary agenda of activities
  • Safe environment


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