Welcome Back, Sterling Jaguars! I am looking forward to greeting our new and returning students and anticipate a wonderful year of learning together. I hope everyone had a restful summer and you were able to spend time together with family and friends. Sterling Elementary will continue to support our school-wide initiative—Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS helps to create a safe and productive learning environment so that teachers can more effectively engage students for learning. It includes school-wide procedures and rules intended for both students and staff in all settings. This year we will be focusing on hallway behavior. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and we encourage you to discuss this rules at home with your child. Our Jaguar rules are as follows:
Be On Task
The goal is to catch students and provide them with positive feedback on their behavior to create an environment that supports learning. We hope that you will support the program and help your child get “SPOTTED”. Remember each month we celebrate “SPOT” behavior with a SPOT TROT. Parents are always welcome to attend. Monthly SPOT TROTS will be announced on the website and in the newsletter.
The teachers have also been working hard to develop monthly strategies in math and reading to help increase student achievement. As you learn more we hope that you will reinforce these initiatives at home.
I anticipate an outstanding turnout for Back to School on August 24th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. I look forward to seeing everyone this year and meeting new students and parents. The staff at Sterling looks forward to making this another positive and rewarding year for our students.
New Faces at Sterling Elementary
Assistant principal Adam Orton
Technology Resource Teacher Jonathan Cole
Math Resource Teacher Daniel Schroll
Third Grade Stephanie Flaherty
ELL Teacher Maria Clemons
STEP Julie Breining
Physical Education Doug Gilbert
FLES Marisol Duff
Special Education Assistant Yasas Jayawandena