Week at a Glance- June 7 to June 11

Week at a Glance- June 7 to June 11
Posted on 06/06/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,

We understand that the government’s announcement to keep schools closed is disappointing as we were hoping to see our Stingers back for face-to-face learning.  Although it wasn’t the news that we were hoping for, we are committed to ensuring that remote learning continues to be a positive experience for our students. 

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


Every Child Matters

You will notice that our flags have been lowered to half-mast and will remain lowered until June 8 in honour and remembrance of the 215 students who lost their lives at a residential school in BC.  Over the last week, there have been conversations in Google Meets and there will continue to be conversations and teachings around residential schools and their impacts on the languages, customs and traditions of Indigenous students and Indigenous cultures.  These are important discussions that we’re having with our students and our teachers are trying to ensure that there’s intentionality in their discussions and teachings. We are very cognizant of the impact that these conversations may have on our students and also the impact that these conversations will have in educating our school community as we work towards Truth and Reconciliation.  

 

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month.  In recognizing National Indigenous History Month, we celebrate and honour the diversity, culture and history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.  Together, we all play a part in creating a positive and inclusive environment where everyone is accepted and diversity is honoured. 

 

Remote Learning Update   

On Wednesday, June 2, we received direction from the provincial government that schools will continue to provide virtual learning for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. Although, we won’t be welcoming students back for face-to-face learning, please know that remote learning continues and will until the end of the school year.


Now that we know we will not be returning to school this year, the school board is currently working on a plan for parents to safely retrieve their child(ren)’s items and for the return of technology and devices.  Once plans have been developed, we will share it with the parent community and begin the process. 


Pride Month

In recognizing Pride month, we want our Stingers to show their True Colours, as we celebrate the impact and achievements of the LGBTQS2+ communities in creating change and acceptance where everyone has the freedom to be themselves.  On Friday, June 11, our Stingers are encouraged to join their Google Meets dressed in their favourite colour or colours for True Colours Day.  Together, we can work towards an inclusive and positive school environment!   


2021-2022 School Year Organization

The Elementary Staffing Committee met and based on our projected enrolment, we have been allocated 9 classes for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our current allocation is 9, so we’ve remained the same.  This could always change as numbers increase or decrease.  In my end of year letter to families, I will be sharing the organization and classroom teachers.


Workshops for Parents

A reminder that the Maltby Centre is offering virtual workshops.  If interested, please register by emailing jwalker@maltbycentre.ca.  Links to join on your devices will be sent out once registered.  

1. Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour:

What is it? A workshop for parents/caregivers of children between the ages of 6-18 in KFLA.

Designed to: Define behaviour.  Understand why behaviour occurs and learn strategies to stop or start behaviours.

Where? Zoom-Video Virtual Group

When? Monday, June 07 between 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Cost? Free!

2.  Reacting Versus Responding

What is it? A workshop for parents/caregivers of children between the ages of 0 - 18 in KFLA.

Designed to: Learn the difference between responding and reacting. Explore strategies to help regulate emotions and learn to respond to children in a more productive way.

Where? Zoom-Video Virtual Group

When? Thursday, June 10, between 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Cost? Free!


Mental Health Support for Families

Parents are encouraged to visit the School Mental Health Ontario website for more resources and activities to support mental health and well-being.  Information can be found by accessing the following website:  https://smho-smso.ca/parents-and-families/ 


Information/Updates

Please continue to follow the Storrington website at http://www.storrington.limestone.on.ca, the LDSB website at www.limestone.on.ca, the Storrington Twitter account at @StorrPS_LDSB and the LDSB Twitter account at @LimestoneDSB, for updates and information.

 

Online Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

If you have a child or know of a family who has a child that is Kindergarten age, the LDSB online registration for 2021-2022 school year is now open. You can register your child now for September, 2021 at http://bit.ly/LDSBregistration2021. Thank you for choosing LDSB. #SeeYourselfInLimestone 

 

Thank you to our School Council

On behalf of the staff, students and parent community, we want to thank our School Council for everything that they have done this year to make Storrington a special place.  Their dedication and commitment to our school and students is greatly appreciated!  We look forward to next year and continuing our partnership with our School Council and parent community.  


Upcoming Dates

Month of June

-Pride Month

-National Indigenous History Month

Friday, June 11

-True Colours Day

Monday, June 21

-National Indigenous Peoples Day

-Grade 8 Graduation 

Wednesday, June 23

-Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, June 24

-Red and White Day

-Last Day of School