A Message from Your Principal

Dear Sterling Morton Families,                                                           

Wow!!  The end of the school year is here!!  Watching our students grow both academically and socially through a pandemic was probably the highlight of the year! But the best part of this growth was watching them be flexible, be kind, show humor, integrity, kindness, determination, work ethic, leadership qualities, and empathy for others!  Our students really demonstrated that Kindness Matters!  All of those qualities start at home!  Thank you for instilling such wonderful values in your children!

This year, we sadly said Good-Bye to our retiring staff: Mrs. Eppler, Mr. Levkulich, Mrs. Mitchell, and Mrs. Piunno.  We also said Good-Bye to Mrs. Kuzmiak, who is moving to Tennessee.  We certainly wish all of them nothing but the best, as they will always be a part of the Sterling Morton family! Moving forward, we will welcome the following staff, pending board approval:  Miss Jordan Lynn will join our 1st grade team, Ms. Karli Putzbach will be one of our new Title 1 teachers, and Miss Lindsay Palmisano will remain in our 5th grade.  In addition, several classroom teachers will move to different grade levels: Mrs. Kalous will move to 4th grade, Mrs. Vidra will move to 3rd, and Mrs. Gentille will move to 2nd.


Coming up in August:


The School Supply list for the 2021-22 school year is posted on our website!

8/20:  Teacher placement posted on Infinite Campus 4:00pm

8/19:  Meet the Teacher Night **

              1st Grade @ 6:00pm                                                   

              2nd Grade @ 6:30pm                                 

              Unit Classrooms @ 6:00 pm            

8/20:  Meet the Teacher Night **

              3rd Grade @ 6:00 pm

              4th Grade @ 6:00 pm

              5th Grade @ 6:30 pm

8/24:   First Day of School for Grades 1-5

           Kindergarten Screening (by appointment only)

8/25:   Kindergarten Screening (by appointment only)

8/26:   Kindergarten Screening (by appointment only)

           Kindergarten Orientation at 6:00 pm in the gym

8/27 & 8/31   Kindergarten Group A (Last name A-L) attends all day

8/30 & 9/1     Kindergarten Group B (Last name M-Z) attends all day

9/2:    All Kindergarten students attend

** As of now, the plan is for the PTA ice cream socials to be on 8/19 and 8/20, immediately following the Meet the Teacher times, at 6:30pm.  They will also be holding sign-ups for the 2021-22 PTA memberships at that time.  Please consider joining – so many great things go on here at our school, because of our strong PTA!

If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2021, please be sure to register them for Kindergarten as soon as possible.  You can begin the process at the following LINK. Please call our Student Services Department at the Mentor Board of Education at 974-5241 or 974-5246.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children – they truly enrich our lives each and every day!  Wishing you all a safe, healthy, happy, and fun summer.  I already look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school, August 24th!


                                                    Enjoy your summer,

                                                    Mrs. Jacqueline I. Sturm