Volume 1 | Issue 7
September 18, 2020
“The child who concentrates is immensely happy.”
— Dr. Maria Montessori in The Absorbent Mind
STERLING’S PLANS FOR REOPENING
Thank you for providing important feedback in our Family & Student Support Survey. If you haven’t done so, please be sure to take the time to complete the survey which will close on Monday. Your input is important to us.
Given the news from Governor Roy Cooper and the Wake County Board on the reopening of schools to begin October 5th, we understand many are curious as to our next steps. Over the summer, a great deal of thought and planning went into our move to Remote Learning (Plan C). A transition back to in-class instruction will require the same effort and thoughtfulness. We are currently preparing our plans and considering a return date to offer an option for in-class instruction. We will keep our community updated on these plans as they solidify, as your trust and partnership is important to us. Meanwhile, our teachers and staff are continuing to work incredibly hard and remain focused on the best for the students.
2020-21 PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMUNICATION SURVEY
We would like your feedback! We want to know from our community how you currently get your Sterling information and how you would prefer to receive it. We are also interested in hearing parent educational topics you’d be interested in. Please take a moment to complete this FORM and let us hear from you.
FALL INDIVIDUAL PICTURES
This will be a Drive Through Picture Day! Please schedule an appointment at https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/ (Everyone must have an appointment, walk-ins not permitted.) Appointments are filling up fast! Be sure to get yours.
Click here for the important Drive Through Instructions for the Picture Days.
Sterling is pleased to offer these virtual club activities designed to engage and challenge students while building mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. Available for 3rd Year, Upper Elementary and MS Students. See our website for more details.
LAST CALL FOR 2020-2021 YEARBOOK 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Art can be in your medium of choice, but please stay within 9x12. One submission per person, please.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new statewide public campaign, called “Whatever Your Reason” in English and “Cualquiera Que Sea Tu Razón” in Spanish, to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in our collective fight against COVID-19. This distinctly North Carolina campaign features real North Carolina people and places and focuses on the personal reasons North Carolinians across the state are choosing, every day, to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. The first campaign television commercial, called “Whatever Your Reason, Get Behind the Mask”, hit airways last Thursday, September 3rd and is available for download.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Monday, September 21st - International Day of Peace
Monday, September 28th - Teacher Work Day/No school for Academy students or Plan C K-8th grade
Wednesday/Thursday - September 30th & October 1st - Picture Day
Keep track of all on the Event Calendar
STERLING’S FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
SUE ANN WRIGHT
This is Sue Ann's 14th year here at Sterling. She began our music program with a handful of students and built it to include Sterling Stars, Upper Elementary Chorus, Advanced, Sterling, and Beginning band, as well as general music for all our students. She pours energy and excitement into our music program, and she loves to see the students light up with joy when they experience making music.
We wish our families Shanah Tovah to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah this weekend. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year festival, held on the first day of Tishri (in September) and marked by the blowing of the shofar, and begins the ten days of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur. It is both a time of rejoicing and of serious introspection, a time to celebrate the completion of another year while also taking stock of one’s life.
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