Volume 1 | Issue 6
September 11, 2020
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
-Dr. Maria Montessori
CHECK THE CALENDARS
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.
FALL INDIVIDUAL PICTURES
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2020-2021 YEARBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
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 email@example.com. Art can be in your medium of choice, but please stay within 9x12. One submission per person, please.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEESAW?
Learn more about how families can access and use Seesaw to enrich the parent-child-teache partnership in this short video.
LHU BOARD PARENT & STAFF PARTICIPATION
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:
PFA MEETING NEXT WEEK
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
WE WANT YOUR PICTURES!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline is Wednesday, September 16th. Can’t wait to see all the beautiful faces!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
STERLING’S FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
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!
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