A Message from the Principal » A late November Message...

A late November Message...

cardinal head / Sterling Morton Elementary

A Message from the Principal

Dear Sterling Morton Families,


District-wide remote learning begins on Monday, November 23rd and is scheduled to go through December 4th.  It’s hard to believe that it will be December when our students return!  I’d like to take this time to say THANK YOU for all you do as parents - it’s the toughest job we have!  Thank you for all you do to support your child’s teacher, for reaching out with questions and concerns, for keeping the lines of communication open, and for giving us the privilege of working with your children each and every day, whether in-person or through Zoom.  I am beyond blessed to work with this amazing Sterling Morton community and I thank you for your great parenting!


At the end of this month, we will be recognizing our 1st group of Students of the Month.  These students will be chosen by their classroom teachers for demonstrating great P.R.I.D.E. character.  Students’ names will be on our morning announcements on Monday, Dec. 7th.  Again, I am pretty disappointed I won’t be able to cook my usual pasta meal for those students, but I am looking forward to presenting them with a certificate and a small gift.


Our holiday classroom parties will be held on Tuesday, December 22nd.  We are excited to carry on the long-standing tradition of caroling, but instead of meeting in the gym, this will be virtual in the classroom. We appreciate those parents who have signed up to be a room parent or head room parent.  Be on the lookout for detailed information from your child’s classroom teacher and the PTA!


In closing, I'm so impressed with the Morton staff, students, and families as we navigated through the COVID protocols put in place at the beginning of the school year.  We have all diligently practiced physical distancing, washed our hands, sanitized EVERYTHING, stayed home when sick, and supported each other wonderfully.  I know I can speak for the whole building when I say that we are truly sad to now be going to school as usual next week.  We love being with your kids and cherish the day-to-day interactions we have with them.  I'm hoping this is temporary and to see our kids back on December 7th.


Wishing you all a wonderful, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving!


                                                                                       Warmest Regards,


                                                                                        Mrs. Jacqueline I. Sturm