Week at a Glance- March 22 to March 26

Week at a Glance- March 22 to March 26
Posted on 03/21/2021
Week at a Glance

Hello Storrington Stingers,


We hope that all of our Stingers are safe and healthy.


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


Mental Health and Well-Being

As you continue to support your child(ren) during this time, we encourage you to reach out to other families in the community to share ideas and strategies.  As well, take the time to access community or board resources to support your child’s mental health and well-being.  Parents are welcome to email or call the school if you have specific questions regarding mental health resources and/or supports that are available to support your child(ren).  Parents are also encouraged to visit the School Mental Health Ontario website for a list of 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/ 


Earth Hour 2021

This year, Earth Hour is recognized globally on Saturday, March 27.  At Storrington, we will recognize Earth Hour 2021 on Friday, March 26.  Earth Hour is an opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues both locally and globally.  From 2:00 to 3:00, we will reduce lighting and limit technology use to show our commitment to reducing our ecological footprint and our commitment towards a greener planet.  

 

Helpful Math Tips

There are many ways parents can support their child(ren) with their math learning and understanding.  Below is a list of tips from the Ontario Ministry of Education.  

-Talk about math in a positive way. A positive attitude about math is infectious.

-Encourage persistence. Some problems take time to solve.

-Encourage your child to experiment with different approaches to mathematics. There is often more than one way to solve a math problem.

-Encourage your child to talk about and show a math problem in a way that makes sense (i.e., draw a picture or use material like macaroni).

-When your child is solving math problems ask questions such as: Why did you...?  What can you do next? Do you see any patterns?  Does the answer make sense? How do you know? This helps to encourage thinking about mathematics.

-Connect math to everyday life and help your child understand how math influences them (i.e. shapes of traffic signs, walking distance to school, telling time).

-Play family math games together that add excitement such as checkers, junior monopoly, math bingo and uno.

-Computers + math = fun! There are great computer math games available on the internet that you can discover with your child.

-Talk with your child’s teacher about difficulties he/she may be experiencing. When teachers and parents work together, children benefit.

 

Covid Protocol

The COVID-19 School & Child Care Screening Tool is to be used by school board staff as well as students. The revised tool includes changes to stay-at-home requirements for those with symptoms and isolation requirements for household contacts of those with symptoms.

 

Effective immediately:

Staff and students with any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19, even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:

-They receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

-They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or

-It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.

 

If the symptomatic individual tests positive for COVID-19, or is not tested, and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health-care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset. All household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual (a total of 24 days if the symptomatic individual is not able to effectively self isolate from other members of the household).

 

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 

 

News from our Parent Council for the 2020-2021 School Year

If any parents/guardians are interested in participating on school council, please email Brittany Smith at mrssmithest2010@gmail.com.  Our next council meeting is on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm.


Week Ahead

Monday, March 22

-IEPs go home

Tuesday, March 23

Wednesday, March 24

Thursday, March 25

Friday, March 26

-Earth Hour 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00


Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 2

-Good Friday

Monday, April 5

-Easter Monday

Week of April 12 to April 16 

-Spring Break

Tuesday, April 20

-Storrington School Council Mtg. at 6:30

Thursday, April 22

-Silly/Wacky Hair Day