Sterling Jaguar Journal

March 2021

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Principal's Message

We had a wonderful week celebrating reading led by our Reading Specialists, Kim Mister and Becci Truong! I hope you were able to join us last night for our virtual Reading Under the Stars event. Our Scholastic Book Fair will continue running online until Monday. You can access it here. I'm sharing with you a couple photos from today's Dress Like a Storybook Character spirit day. Continue to encourage your student to read every day at least 20 minutes outside of the school day. Reading is their key to success!

Kindergarten/New Student Registration 2021-2022

Save the Date: March 17, 2021

When: March 17, 2021

Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm

What: Registration for all new students.

Who: Kindergarten Students who will be (5) years old on or before September 30, 2021, and students (grade 1-5) who are new to the county.


1)Online Pre-Registration

Online pre-registration opened February 17, 2021, for all grades for the 2021-2022 school year @ Please be sure to select the 2021-2022 school year when beginning online pre-registration. Once you submit the online pre-registration, please contact Sterling Elementary at 571-434-4580 to schedule an appointment to finalize the registration.

2)Paper Registration

To register with a paper version, download registration forms @ or visit Sterling Elementary for the necessary paperwork. Hard Copy paperwork can be dropped off or scanned to school via Fax or email. Fax 703-450-1583 or email, beginning March 17, 2021.

Picture Day

Picture Day is Monday, March 8th!

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, please make sure to sign your student/s up for a picture appointment using this link (walk-ins will not be available).

If you would like to make a purchase, please be sure to see Sterling Elementary’s order page here. Orders can be placed after signing up for an appointment and after picture day. Orders will be shipped to each household.

In an effort to keep things safe, please make sure you complete your student’s symptom checker the morning of picture day. Parents may wait outside while students are having their picture taken.

If you have any questions, please call Jessica Garcia in the office at 571-434-4580 or e-mail

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Symptom Checker

Fill out your student's symptom checker the morning of Picture Day!

Pictures for the Yearbook

Because our school and family events are limited this year to the virtual platform, we are looking for some help from our families with yearbook pictures. If you have photos of your child that you'd like to contribute, please use this link to do so. You may consider sharing a photo of them working virtually, a spirit day photo, or anything else related to Sterling Elementary School. Thank you!

Information for Fifth Grade Parents

Emails to parents/guardians of all rising 6th Grade students will be sent today Friday, February 26, at 4:00 pm. Parents can click the link in the email to acknowledge in the Permission Click form at each elementary school (look for the Permission Click form called STE Rising 6th Grade Teacher Recommendation Acknowledgement). Parents are asked to respond by Friday, March 5.


Monday, March 1:

Last day of virtual Book Fair

Tuesday, March 2:

Student Holiday ~ No School (Staff Professional Development Day)

Friday, March 5:

8:10- 8:40 AM: 5th grade virtual assembly

Fifth grade parent responses due for Middle School Course Selection

Monday, March 8:

National School Breakfast Week

10 AM- 4 PM: Spring Pictures

Tuesday, March 9:

5-7 PM: PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 11:

BMX Bike Assembly ~ Sponsored by Sterling Elementary PTA

Friday, March 12:

BMX Bike Assembly ~ Sponsored by Sterling Elementary PTA

School Spirit Day: Wear Black & Yellow/Jaguar gear

8-9 AM: Family Coffee

Tuesday, March 16:

6-7 PM: PEP

Wednesday, March 17:

Registration appointments begin for new students (including rising kindergarten)

Thursday, March 18:

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

6:30-7:30 PM: LCPS Spelling Bee

Friday, March 19:

School Spirit Day: Wear Black & Yellow/Jaguar Gear

Fri. March 26:

School Spirit Day: Wear Black & Yellow/Jaguar Gear

March 29-April 2:

Spring Break