Peek at the Week

September 30, 2018

Classroom Happenings

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.

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Students wore name tags to reinforce how important just saying hello to someone can be.
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Students are researching how to say hello in different languages and then writing them on a sticky note and putting them on a map of the world.
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Students created interactive bulletin boards. These two students are creating a "Start with Hello" bulletin board where students can get a sticky note, write a positive message on it, and post it on the board.
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Some students created posters about Start with Hello to post around the school.
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Our seventh and eight grade students say "Hello"!

News from the Music Room!

SCS will be starting a choir for middle school students! See the informational letter from Miss Lotreck below! Miss Lotreck will also be holding concerts for all grades in the winter and in the spring!
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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.

lsmith@sterlingschool.org

860-564-2728 ext. 3210

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October Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Kindergarten Family Fridays

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News from the Cafe

Please take the time to complete the lunch program survey by clicking on the link below. Your input will assist us in making certain that our lunch program is the best that it can be and is meeting the needs of our students.

Community News!

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Every year the Grange and Junior Grange give dictionaries to the third grade students. This year, we have some Junior members who are students here and volunteered to hand out the dictionaries. See the pictures of this event below!
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Support Local Food Pantries

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Important Dates

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)