Weekly Message Sep 11


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Weekly Message

Volume 1 | Issue 6
September 11, 2020
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
-Dr. Maria Montessori


Please review the 2020-21 Academic Calendar, as modifications to the normal schedule were made over the summer.  Changes include the removal of Fall Break and an extended Thanksgiving holiday. Also, last week we announced the 2020-21 Testing Calendar.  In case you missed it or for more information and the schedule, please visit our Sterling Calendar webpage.


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Wednesday September 30 and Thursday October 1.  Plan C won’t stop us from commemorating our students and celebrating their school year!  These pictures are also placed in the 2020-21 Sterling Yearbook


Lifetouch will be on campus set up on our open-air Sports Court to photograph our students for these two days. Each family will sign-up for their own time slot for a drive through appointment. There will be appropriate time between each sign-up so families are not in contact with each other, following all safety and social distancing protocols. Lifetouch photographers will be wearing PPE and will not come in contact with students. Sterling staff will also continue to follow all safety protocols.  Traffic directions will be sent next week.

Schedule an Appointment: 

  • https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/  (Everyone must have an appointment, walk-ins not permitted.)
  • NOTE:  On-Site Academy students will take pictures with their cohort classrooms between 9-9:30am on Wednesday or Thursday.  On-Site Academy students can purchase pictures on-line (directions below), but DON’T NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Families can purchase these individual pictures. Even if families do not purchase, these individual pictures will be used in the 2020-2021 Sterling Yearbook.    This is a great way to still get your child’s school year picture! And Sterling receives 50% of all proceeds of Fall Picture Packages!

Order School Pictures: www.mylifetouch.com

  • Orders will be placed online using this Picture Day ID: EVTM2TKB3
  • Orders must be placed by October 3rd for parents to receive free shipping to the school. Once a picture order is placed after October 3rd, parents will pay a shipping cost to your home.

There will be a Picture Retake Day on Thursday, November 12. This Retake Day will be used for anyone who missed Picture Day or would like a retake of their original pictures.


Please contact Laura Chintapalli (PFA Picture Committee) at laura.chintapalli@gmail.com with any questions.


Yearbook Cover Art Contest  Calling all artists! We are accepting submissions for this year’s cover art contest. Please submit your artwork by Wednesday, September 23rd. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 2nd. Please email your submissions to smacsyearbook@gmail.com. Art can be in your medium of choice, but please stay within 9x12.  One submission per person, please.

Orders can be placed now for yearbooks by visiting www.jostens.com. Books are $40 and will go up to $45 on October 23rd. For more information, click here.



Learn more about how families can access and use Seesaw to enrich the parent-child-teache  partnership in this short video.  


Sterling prides itself on transparency and collaboration.  The LHU Board, which governs our school, encourages interested community members and Sterling staff to participate in Board Committees, usually meeting once a month.  Descriptions of the board Committees are available on our website and Committee meetings are listed on the Board Calendar.  Below is a list of committees and chairs to contact if interested in joining:


Join us on Tuesday, September 15th @ 4:30pm for our virtual PFA meeting.  We’ll talk about all the exciting Fall volunteer opportunities. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86745902177?pwd=b01NOEhtZEhYL0FXdjRjR3ZIdVk5UT09 Meeting ID: 867 4590 2177 Passcode: 804082


Light a Candle for Peace… Monday, September 21st is International Day of Peace.  With Sue Ann Wright (Music), we are planning a commemoration, but need pictures of Sterling students with lit candles (either real or battery or tea lights).  Please send peace candle pictures to communications@sterlingmontessori.org .  Deadline is Wednesday, September 16th.  Can’t wait to see all the beautiful faces!





Tuesday, September 15th - First PFA Virtual Meeting @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 16th - LHU Board Meeting @ 6:30pm
Monday, September 21st - International Day of Peace
Monday, September 28th - Teacher Work Day/No school for Academy students or Plan C K-8th grade
Wednesday/Thursday - September 30th & October 1st - Picture Day
See login info and keep track of all on the Event Calendar





TRISH MCCABE, Occupational Therapist

This is Trish’s 10th year at Sterling as our resident Occupational Therapist. In her words… “ I help kids to improve their functional skills related to school.  That may include helping with their handwriting, improving visual motor and perceptual skills, assessing sensory processing and implementing strategies for regulation, helping teachers with appropriate accommodations for kids in the classroom, and working closely with the EC (Exceptional Children) team in order to provide the best and most appropriate services for the child.”  We are grateful for Trish’s contribution to the success of our students!

Sterling Montessori Academy & Charter School
202 Treybrooke Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
919.462.8889 | (F) 919.462.8890

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2020-21 Yearbook Info

Orders can be placed now for yearbooks by visiting www.jostens.com.  Books are $40 and will go up to $45 on October 23rd. For more information, click here.


2020/2021 Preschool Application (3- and 4–year-olds)

Be sure to schedule a tour before you apply.

Charter Admissions

For general information about Sterling Montessori's admissions and lottery process, please visit our Charter Admissions page.


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