Register for Sterling Park Day Camp Now!
May 7th, 2013
Sterling House announces that it is now accepting registration for “Sterling Park Day Camp”. Enrollment is filled on a first come-first serve basis; limited enrollment.
The summer day camp for boys and girls from Pre-K (4 yr olds) through 8th grade will operate for 7 weeks, beginning July 1st and concluding Aug. 16th. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Pre-K children and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for campers in grades K-8th, with extended hours beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding at 5:30 p.m. for an additional cost. Cost per session is 2 week session is $325/camper; the 1st Session is only one week at the cost of $130.
Sterling Park Day Camp, which has served children of the community for more than 67 years, offers indoor and outdoor physical and non-physical activities, including arts and crafts, sports, music, drama, games of skill, track and field events, swimming and community trips, including the use of the new “Erin’s Gym”.
Physical facilities include an in-ground swimming pool, playground, recreation field, arts and crafts room, “Erin’s Gym”, kitchen, all-purpose room, dressing rooms and showers.
Sterling House maintains a scholarship fund for children from Stratford and surrounding communities. A gift of $325 would send a child to the camp for a one two-week session. If interested in contributing to the Sterling Park Day Camp Scholarship Fund or to apply for a camp scholarship contact Lou Perno, Executive Director at 203-378-2606, Ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about camp registration please call Sterling House at 203-378-2606.
Sterling House Athletics
May 7th, 2013
Sterling House offers a variety of athletic activities for youth and adults throughout the year. Learn more about the activities, schedules, etc. by going to the Sterling House Quickscore Site.
Sterling House Presents Diaz Awards
May 3rd, 2013
Sterling House Community Center held its 18th Annual Debbie Diaz Sportsmanship Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 16th honoring players, coaches, referees and “Friends” of its 2011-12 Athletic Program. Each year the center recognizes individuals who exemplify the fine qualities of Debbie Diaz who in 1963 tragically lost her life in a car accident along with her dear friend Erin Jockers. Debbie was very involved in Sterling House Athletics and exemplified such qualifies as fair play, good sportsmanship and enthusiasm. This year award recipients (in photo) were: Zack Fedak, Claire Budnick, Peter Milner, Kenny Sorrentino, Bridget Frouge, Lauryn Kostopoulos, Jack Mingolello, Taku Shimura, Mike Sabados, Liz Jennings-Lax, Rick Marcone, Pat Kelly and Bill Bloxson along with Bill O’Brien, Senior Program/Athletic Director of Sterling House and Claudia Diaz, Debbie’s mom.
Congratulations to all of the 2013 Diaz Award recipients.
Sterling House Preschool Flea Market and Vendor Fair
April 19th, 2013
Looking for Flea Market people and craft vendors for June 8, 2013, from 10am-4pm.
Spaces are $30 for an average of a 10’x10’ space. This will be on the Sterling House Community front grounds. No food vendors please. No electricity. Bring your own table.
Contact Priscilla Choquette for application form. Email: email@example.com or phone: 203-378-2606 x111. Leave your fax or email address. Or stop at the front office and pick up the packet.
Flea Market Application
Flea Market Information and Guidelines
Sterling House Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of the Annual Celebrity Breakfast
April 12th, 2013
Sterling House Community Center will be holding its 10th Anniversary Celebrity Breakfast on Tuesday May 21st at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford.
This year’s guest speaker will be three-time Emmy Award Winner Bob Lorenz, the YES Network’s primary anchor and host of the New Yankees and New Jersey Nets pre-and post-game shows.
The program will also include the presentation of the “Sterling Spirit Award” to Tricia Fabbri, Head Coach of Quinnipiac University’s Women’s Basketball.
The award is given to those individuals who contribute to the positive spirit of sports in Connecticut.
Noah Finz, Sports Director of News 8, will serve as the program emcee.
For more information on how you or your business can sponsor a table, contact Patty Calabrese, Special Events Coordinator, at 203-378-2606 ext. 107 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indian Guides – Indian Princesses of the Sterling House Community Center
January 23rd, 2013
IGIP is an exciting organization providing fathers and their children with an invaluable bonding experience that they will cherish forever. Through many fun and challenging activities, fathers and father figures – with their children – will grow together socially, emotionally and intellectually. Honesty, compassion, respect, and friendship are the qualities that the IGIP instills in each member. Fathers and their children will be part of an exciting journey as they bond and watch each other grow in this unique program. Our affiliation with Stratford’s own Sterling House Community Center ensures that dads, their kids, and their families will enjoy a meaningful experience that is sure to last a lifetime.
Longhouse Meeting every 1st Thursday of the month – Next Meeting on Feb 7th 7:00
Downtown Cabaret Sat Jan 26th @ 2:30 Beauty and the Beast $17 Program children FREE
Mystic Aquarium Sleepover Sat Feb 9th 2013
Stratford IGIP Vazzy’s Night Fundraiser Wed Feb 20th 5-10pm eat in or take out just mention IGIP! Please spread the word!
Penny Fair @ Wooster Sat Mar 2nd 11:00 – 3:00
Easter Egg Hunt @ Boothe Park Sat Mar 23rd at 10:00 SHARP
Sound Tigers with Chuck-a-puck @ Webster Arena Sat Apr 20th 7:00
Camp High Rock Princess/Guide Fri Jun 7th thru 9th
For more information please go to the IGIP website: www.angelfire.com/ct2/stfdigip/
Sterling House Pre-School
January 23rd, 2013
A social & educational program for 3 to 5 yr olds. Morning, Afternoon, Full Day and “NEW” EXTENDED DAY sessions available;
NAEYC Accredited (National Association for the Education of Young Children) & State Licensed Program. Limited Openings; Open Registration begins Feb.1 for September 2013.
For more information contact Priscilla Choquette, Director-Child Development Center, 203-378-2606, Ext. 111/112 or email@example.com.
Download 2013 Preschool Registration Packet
Sterling House Soccer Team Contribute to Breast Cancer Research
November 5th, 2012
On the weekend of Oct. 13, a Sterling House soccer team, Team Italy (U10) decided to wear pink eye black stickers during their soccer games to support.
breast cancer awareness. In addition, the boys on the team asked their family and friends to support their efforts by pledging to make a contribution to the Breast Cancer Research Fund based on the number of goals scored by Team Italy that weekend. In the end the team raised and contributed $579.
GREAT JOB TEAM ITALY AND COACH LESKO!!!
Sterling House Community Center Proudly Recognizes Youth Volunteer Achievements
November 3rd, 2012
Sterling House Community Center is humbled and honored to recognize 28 youth for providing over 4,900 hours of volunteer service this year to the Sterling House Community Center. An award ceremony was held on Saturday, October 27, between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm at the Sterling House on 2283 Main Street, Stratford. The students that were recognized are William Alberti, Giselle Bonilla, Emma Bromley, Josh Brown, Benjamin Canevari, Remy Cooper, Andrew Damiano, Rikita David, Alasdair Gilbert, Ashton Granado, Chavious Hall, Lauren Holt, John Kuroghlian, Peter Kuroghlian, Marina Kydes, James Laughlin, Devan Laurore, Christopher Loehn, Dean Loehn, Aubrey Lowe, Jeff Marcantonio, Jeremy Marcone, Maya Marrero, Steve Meyer, Daniel Slosser, Elyse Velky, Erica Velky, and Emily Winter. Each student received the Presidential Volunteer Student Achievement Award which includes a presidential certificate and a special letter of recognition signed by President Barack Obama. To be eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award through Sterling House, youth must provide at least 100 hours of community service between September of 2011 and August 2012. Seven of the students participated most of their volunteer engagement through the Summer of Service program and another 21 volunteered many of their hours through the Junior Counselor program, which falls under the Youth in the Community umbrella of programs provided at the Sterling House Community Center. Positive recognition reinforces strong social and developmental assets. The 2011 Profile of Youth in Greater Bridgeport published by RYASAP found that recognition of positive behavior helps young adults develop essential skills of empowerment, service to the community, building a sense of purpose, building positive relationships and integrity. These volunteer activities promote and enrich the core of the developmental needs such as commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.
For more information about Sterling House volunteer programs and opportunities, please contact Bob Wargo at (203) 378-2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ext. 103
For information about the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, please visit. http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
For more information about RYASAP’s programs for youth development, please visit. http://www.ryasap.org.
Volunteers From GE Help Out Sterling House
October 24th, 2012
The Sterling House Community Center in Stratford now has a new playground surface as a result of a service project carried out by volunteers from GE Corporate Headquarters in Fairfield.
On Monday, Oct. 22nd, 10 employees of GE worked on the Sterling House playground on Main Street raking leaves, leveling the surface and spreading new wood fiber material in order to meet all state and accreditation guidelines. The children of the Sterling House Pre-school, Day camp, afterschool programs and the community can now use the playground safely and truly enjoy all that is offered. “We truly appreciate all the employee’s hard work and are so thankful that GE was able to give their employees an opportunity to help out our community” commented Lou Perno, Executive Director at Sterling House. GE employees who worked on the service project were: Phil Jalbert, Stacey Tall, Carrie Beyers, Kelly Scanlon, Todd Nass, Donna Granfors, Alan Hanley, Jack Hughes, Diane Hughes and Anita Jackson.
We’d also like to thank Steven Pickel from the Pickel Barrel Deli in Stratford who was generous enough to donate lunch to our hard-working volunteers.
Everyone at Sterling House is most grateful to the volunteers from GE Corporate Headquarters for doing a great job!