Week at a Glance- February 20 to February 24

Week at a Glance- February 20 to February 24
Posted on 02/20/2023
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,

We hope that all of our Stingers had a great weekend!

Please see the information below in this week’s Week at a Glance.  

Childcare Survey

We have had several requests around the possibility of Before and After School Childcare at Storrington.  As part of the process, families are asked to fill out a survey to determine if childcare is needed. 


Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, February 22, we are encouraging our Stingers to practice kindness and to wear pink to symbolize that Stingers don't tolerate bullying.

Memo from KFL&A Public Health Dental Screening

During the school year a dental hygienist and dental assistant from KFL&A Public Health will visit all elementary schools.  They visit the schools for two reasons.  First, they will screen a few children who had dental concerns last year.  The screening is a quick look in the mouth.  Funding for necessary dental treatment may be provided to eligible children through the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program.  In cases where treatment is needed, Public Health will keep a client record and may tell the dental office what was found.


Secondly, the dental screening helps us monitor the oral health of children in this region.  The monitoring allows KFL&A Public Health to identify the prevalence of dental disease and any new trends in dental disease.  The information is used to plan programs and services that best meet the needs of children in our communities.  Therefore, even if your child sees a dentist regularly, it is important that they have their teeth screened so that they are included in our monitoring of dental disease in our region.


Ontario Regulation 570 School Health Program and Services, made under Health Protection and Promotion Act, requires dental screening each year in all elementary schools.  If you do not want your child to be screened this school year, please tell us in writing.  This letter must include your child(ren)’s full name, school and grade.


Mail the letter to:

KFL&A Public Health 

221 Portsmouth Avenue

Kingston, ON

K7M 1V5

LDSB Special Education Review

Over the next couple of weeks, students with special education needs will be participating in a Special Education Review.  Families will also have the opportunity to participate.  More information will be shared in the next couple of weeks.  

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Limestone District School Board is seeking feedback from families on the proposed 2023-2024 school-year calendar.

The calendar is prepared in consultation with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board stakeholders, as we share busing.

Families in our district are invited to take a few minutes to provide input via an online survey. 2023-2024 School Year Calendar Survey

If families would prefer a paper version of the survey, please contact your school and a hard copy will be provided.

The survey is open for responses until February 21, 2023.

Your input is important to us, and we appreciate your time in submitting your comments.

For more information, please visit the LDSB website.

Kindergarten Online Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

If you have a child or know of a family who has a child that is Kindergarten age in September, the LDSB online registration for 2023-2024 school year is now open. You can register your child now for September, 2023 at Kindergarten Registration. To learn more about the Kindergarten program, please visit Discover Kindergarten in Limestone.  Thank you for choosing LDSB. #SeeYourselfInLimestone 

Mabel’s Labels

We have a Mabel’s Labels fundraiser account for any families who are interested in purchasing labels.  If you are interested in purchasing labels, go to:  campaigns.mabelslabels.com and type Storrington Public School (Battersea) in the Search for the Name of Organization.  All proceeds from the label purchases will go to purchasing outdoor equipment.

Updates to Provincial Self-Screening Tool and Guidelines 

Students and visitors need to continue to self-screen each day, prior to school.

-Students and staff should stay home when sick. Anyone who is feeling sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness (including COVID-19 symptoms) should stay home, until:

-their symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours for nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea), and

-they do not have a fever, and

-they do not develop any additional symptoms.

-For a total of 10 days after the start any illness symptom, students and staff should continue to wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings (including schools and childcare, unless under two years old) and avoid non-essential activities where mask removal is necessary.

News from our Storrington School Council

Our next meeting is Thursday, February 23rd @ 6:30pm.  Childcare is provided. If you would like to come check it out, please do. 


Make sure that you all save the date for May 13th for our community wellness & fun day, held at our school. If you would like to be part of the planning committee, please get a hold of us and we can give you more information. Our next planning meeting March 8, 2023 @ 6:30pm


Into gardening? Want to help out your school and have everything you need shipped right to your door? Yep, we are teaming up with Plantables! No fuss in collecting anything, just a link to share with family and friends. Here is the link, https://plantables.ca/for/spsstingers


We are currently still needing a PIC (Parent Involvement Committee) Rep & an Indigenous Rep, if you or anyone is interested please let us know. 


Have a high school student in need of volunteer hours? We would be happy to have them help out and sign off for them.  Please share so that we can make sure that all of our events are awesome for the kids and your families!


We have a few dates available for student volunteers, they are April 13, May 13, June 13, if any of these are dates that work for your family please email or message us to get put on the list. Thank you.  


If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]

Week Ahead

Month of February 

-Black History Month

Monday, February 20

-Family Day

-Storrington Stinger Day at the Kingston Frontenacs Game

Tuesday, February 21

-Lego Club (Kindergarten) at 11:05

-Sr. Boys’ Basketball Practice at 1:10

Wednesday, February 22

-Jr. Basketball Intramurals at 11:05

-Pink Shirt Day

-Hot Lunch

Thursday, February 23

-School Council Meeting at 6:30

-Sr. Girls’ Basketball vs Glenburnie at 4:00

Friday, February 24

-Hot Lunch

-Junior Basketball Intramurals at 11:05

-Milkshakes (Grade 8 Fundraiser)

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 27

-Storrington Ski Trip

Tuesday, February 28

-Picture Retakes Due

Thursday, March 2

-Sr. Boys’ Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, March 7

-Sr. Girls’ Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, March 8

-Grade 8 Grad Photos

-JK, SK and Grade 2 Dental Screening

March 13 to March 17

-March Break