All Sterling families are encouraged to volunteer each year.  This can be done through your classroom, as part of a PFA committee, or as part of an LHU committee. Thank you for helping to make Sterling the best educational option for our students by helping out as you can!

Information below regarding the different PFA committees.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the chair of the committee.  If you do not receive a timely response, please let an officer know that you are interested. Additionally, you can click on the name of a committee below that will send you to an online form to sign up.

Sterling Montessori PFA Committees

Angel Tree – Chair: Adrienne Aiken Morgan

The season of giving couldn’t be more joyous to the many families that are supported by the generosity of our Sterling community.  The trees go up and the angels on the Monday after Thanksgiving.  All gifts (wrapped/unwrapped) need to be returned no later than TBA to ensure that they are delivered on time.

If you prefer to donate a gift card, please deposit it in the PFA bin in the main office.

Volunteers are needed to help wrap the gifts and get them ready for distribution, if you are interested in helping with this committee, contact Adrienne Aiken Morgan!

Cultural Arts – Chair: Kristy Gibson

From choral concerts, to puppet shows, and symphony winds to acapello groups, artists and writers alike…Sterling’s got culture! Email Kristy for more information.

Food Truck Rodeos – Chair: Chris Kang

We are looking to host Food Truck Rodeos this year on a monthly basis (if possible). If you are interested in helping, please contact Chris.

Fundraising – Chair: Jennifer Daniels

A newly created committee that will explore an annual fundraising drive and ongoing development. Please contact Jennifer if you’d like to volunteer on this committee.

Garden Committee – Chair: Tim Martin

Come out and get dirty with Tim and help us grow our wonderful garden. Most of the food we grow is gifted to local organizations that provide meals to the needy. Contact Tim if you’d like to join.

GoPlaySave – Chair: Jennifer Jewett

GoPlaySave books will be delivered to your child’s classroom in late August! The deadline for all orders or returned books is in September. This is the PFA’s primary fundraiser for the year!  The top selling family will choose from fun gifts or packages. The top selling class will get to choose a a prize package! And remember, for every 5 you sell, you get one free!

Also, Chapel Hill/Durham books are available for $25. Please contact Jennifer Jewett at to get one of these or if you have any questions regarding GoPlaySave! Happy Coupon Book Selling!

International Festival – Chair:  Ukeme Ndon

Join us for the 6th year! Sterling has such a beautifully diverse community worth celebrating. Would you like to share culture or food from your family’s native country? If you are interested in learning more or getting involved with a game/activity, food, or entertainment, please email Ukeme.

Membership – Chair: Kimberly Symonds

Check out the membership page for more details! Contact Kimberly.

Movie Night – Chair: Kimberly Symonds and Lisa Hicks

An evening for all grades where families can enjoy an outdoor movie at Sterling. If you would like to assist with the planning, set up or tear down, please contact Kimberly or Lisa.

Painless Fundraising  – Chair:  Michelle Dixon

There’s so many ways that each of us can raise money for the school without thinking about it, and with little or no effort on our parts…just with things that we do every day!

Box Tops for Education:  All classrooms have their own Box Top Collection Box again this year.  The Fall Box Top Contest will run through early October.  During the Spring, we will have another Box Top contest that will end Mid-May.  At the end of each contest, the top three classes with the most box tops collected will get a class prize. Contest flyers and a note in the Sterling Newsletter regarding this contest will be forthcoming.

Labels for Education:  Labels for education can be placed in the same Box Tops collection bins in every classroom.

Amazon Smile is also a great way to give back to Sterling, all while shopping. Please use this link.

Don’t forget to link your Harris Teeter Grocery Card.   Cards need to re-linked each school year.  You can link your card in the store, online or you can email Michelle and she will link it for you (we will need your name, VIC number and the phone number associated with your grocery card). This year, Sterling is concentrating on Harris Teeter since they send a check back to the school. Our VIC TIE (together in education) code is 1866.

School Pictures – Chairs:  Joni Matria, Lisa Hicks, and Laura Chintapalli

SMPFA has contracted with Lifetouch Photography to do our school pictures.

Student pictures are taken in the Fall and Spring. In addition, Class Pictures are taken in the late fall.

Volunteers are always needed (please) to help make sure that the students hair and outfits are in tip-top shape.  Please consider helping out–a morning, afternoon or all day!

Please contact Joni, Lisa, or Laura with questions!

Social Media – Chair: Miguel Bordo

Volunteers wanted to help with the PFA website maintenance, PFA Twitter, PFA Intsagram, and PFA Facebook.  Email Miguel with questions.

Spirit Wear  – Chair: Stephanie Morris

Please see the Spirit Wear Web Store for the items currently for sale. Check back, as we will be adding a few more things. We will also take orders at school events for other items. Please contact Stephanie Morris with questions.

Staff Appreciation – Chair: Caitlin Glover

The staff at Sterling are so awesome, they don’t just get a day…we give them a whole week of special treatment, along with our appreciation for what they do each and every day! The Staff Appreciation not only coordinates staff appreciation week (SAW) they also plan several treats and events throughout the year to show our staff how appreciated they really are!

Consider donating your time, energy or money/services to help make this year bigger and better! Email Caitlin with any questions or to volunteer.

Technology Committee – Chair: JP Schick

Help in consulting for future technology needs at Sterling Montessori.  Please contact JP with any questions!

Welcome Committee – Chair:  VACANT

Are you new to the school this year? Then this committee is for you!  Please contact the PFA with any questions!

Year Book – Chairs: Kim Elliott

If a pictures’ worth a thousand words…the Sterling Year Book’s got the best bang for your buck!

Ad space is also available in this years’ yearbook! Contact Kim if you’d like to help.