Peek at the Week

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mission of Sterling Community School

To foster a safe and engaging leaning community of critical thinkers, effective communicators and collaborators, creative problem solvers and imaginative innovators that will persevere to become self-motivated learners who are responsible, compassionate, contributing citizens in our ever-changing society.
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Meet Miss Nottage!

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My name is Lydia Nottage and I am working as a Kindergarten para in Mrs. Civiello's class. I went to Plainfield High School and am currently attending Three Rivers Community College to study elementary education. I enjoy participating in musical arts and volunteering. I have volunteer experience with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and sporting events. I am very excited to be working at Sterling Community School!

Open House/Curriculum Night

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Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

During our August PD days, Laura Smith, our Clinical Supervisor, and Kristen Weissinger, our School Psychologist, presented to staff about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how it aligns with our Strategic Plan, specifically as it relates to our core values, our vision of a Sterling graduate, and goals 5 and 6. Additionally, teachers attended a PD session to further delve into SEL and the importance of integrating SEL school-wide across curricular areas. Teachers will be provided with further training about SEL throughout the year. As part of our first year of SEL programming, many of our teachers will be implementing the Choose Love Enrichment Program with their classes. Our PE & Health Teacher, Ms. McCoil will be teaching the Second Step Program, a research-based SEL program, to students in grades K-4. Further information will be provided to families regarding how they can be a part of this initiative.

Sterling Family Day!

Thank you to all the staff members that volunteered at the dunk booth! The National Junior Honor Society raised $543!
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Sheila Savoie

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Kelly Huhtanen

Fire Drill

This week we held our very first fire drill. As the state police suggested, we had staff and students think on their feet to help prepare them for a potential real emergency. Flames were put in the path of typical routes taken to evacuate the building, though our students and staff didn't hesitate to determine another route. Once on the blacktop, you could hear a pin drop. All students earned five minutes of extra recess for a job well done!
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

EPIC (Engaged, Prepared, Independent, and Collaborative) and STARRS (Students That are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe) expectations were rolled out over the past two weeks. Students learned what is expected of them when they are at an assembly, when they are in the hallway, when they are in the cafeteria, etc. The expectations are taught at the start of each year and throughout the year as deemed necessary in order to keep our students safe. The staff did an excellent job in running the teaching stations and the students did a great job engaging in the lessons provided.
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Bus Dismissal

A new bus dismissal procedure has been initiated this year in an attempt to increase the safety at bus time. Numerous National Junior Honor Society members are serving as leaders in this effort by leading the first, second, third, and fourth graders down the hall and out to their buses.
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Lunch Menus

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Sports Calendars

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Principal's Coffee Schedule

The first topic will be the Sterling Community School Strategic Plan and the Crosswalk.
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PTO News!

Thanks to all of you we had a great run for the 2017 school year! Some highlights of who we are and roles we play!

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There are many more people who helped and made this year what it was. We thank all of you for your support!

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Important Dates

Monday, September 10th-14th- Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, September 13th- Curriculum Night at 5pm (grades 5-8) and 6pm (grades Pre-K-4)

Thursday, September 13th- Book Fair from 5pm-7pm

Wednesday, September 19th- BOE Meeting at 6:15pm

Tuesday, September 25th- School Portrait Day

Wednesday, September 26th- Early Dismissal at 12:40pm

Wednesday, October 3rd- PTO Meeting at 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 8th and 9th- No School

Wednesday, October 17th- Principal's Coffee 8:30am-9:30am

Wednesday, October 17th- BOE Meeting at 6:15pm

Friday, October 26th- Middle School Dance from 6pm-8pm