Peek at the Week
September 30, 2018
Grades five through eight participated in a Sandy Hook initiative called Start With Hello Week. During the week of September 24–28th, 2018, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States participated in Start With Hello Week to teach students, grades 2–12, the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation. Each day of the week, Sterling Middle School students participated in different activities to promote and encourage a sense of belonging to students on their team and throughout the building in younger grades. One of the activities that our middle school students participated in was wearing a name tag to reinforce the importance of how simply saying hello to someone in the hallway, or starting a conversation with someone sitting alone can make a positive impact on others. Students also worked in cooperative groups to create visual representations empowering students to not only be kind to one another, but to also empathize and support peers. In addition, students created a mural filled with bright colored positive post-it notes encouraging students to not give up and to feel included, not isolated. At the end of the week, some students chose to present something that they worked on throughout Start with Hello week with their peers at our monthly Community Meeting.
Created by Lexie Shippee and Lillian Sharpe
Students adding positive Post-Its to a bulletin board.
Students participating in an activity to get to know new people.
News from the Music Room!
News from Mrs. Smith
It's hard to believe that winter is right around the corner! I am compiling winter boot size information for our 2018 Winter Boot Project. If your family is in need, we are partnering with the TVCCA's Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to provide winter boots during the upcoming holiday season. The deadline to provide Winter boot information for PK through 5th grade students is October 10, 2018. Please provide the student's name, age, gender, and boot size (no 1/2 sizes). Please email or call Mrs. Smith with the boot information, or if you have any questions.
860-564-2728 ext. 3210
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Wednesday, October 3rd- Veteran's Day Committee Meeting at 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 3rd- PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
Monday, October 8th- No School
Tuesday, October 9th- No School
Friday, October 12th- Principal's Coffee at 8:30am
Friday, October 26th- Middle School Dance from 6pm-8pm
Thursday, October 25th- BOE Meeting at 6:15pm
Friday, October 26th- Middle School Dance from 6pm-8pm (grades 6-8)
Wednesday, October 31st- Community Meetings (K-4 at 8:45am, 5/6 at 1:20pm, 7/8 at 2pm)