Week at a Glance- May 2 to May 6

Week at a Glance- May 2 to May 6
Posted on 05/01/2022
Week at a Glance- May 2 to May 6

Hello Storrington Stingers,


We hope that all of our Stingers had a great weekend and are well and healthy.

 

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


Forest of Reading

Our Stingers enjoyed the opportunity to vote for their favourite Forest of Reading book on Thursday! Once ballots were collected it was wonderful to see all of the participation, as well as our student voices that will help determine this years award winners in the various Forest of Reading categories.

 

Below is a list of the favorite books in each of the categories.

 

Mrs.Flanigan -Blue Spruce Award: Thunder and Noise Storms

Mrs.Freeland/Ms. Griffin -Blue Spruce Award: Harley The Hero

Ms.Coleman -Blue Spruce Award: No More Plastic

Mrs.Kuhkne -Blue Spruce Award: Harley The Hero

Mrs.Gifford -Silver Birch Express Award: Raymond the Buffalo

Mrs.Roberts -Silver Birch Fiction Award: Paranorthern

Mrs.Skinner/ Ms.Jackson -Silver Birch Fiction Award: Paranorthern

Mr.Pare -Yellow Cedar Award: Power of Style

Mr. Freeland -Yellow Cedar Award: Power of Style


It was an extremely tight race for the Pizza Party in the intermediate and junior classes. Congratulations were announced to Mrs. Skinner's class for reading the most books over the past two months.


In the primary division, Mrs. Freeland’s and Ms. Griffin’s class won the Pizza draw for their participation in the Blue Spruce program.

 

We are looking forward to seeing what Canadian Authors and Illustrators will be awarded in each of the Forest of Reading categories later in May!


Marthon Math Club

Marathon Club is back!  Our Storrington Stingers will be participating in hte Marathon Club.  Our goal is for our primary division to complete a half marathon and our junior/intermediate divisions to complete a full marathon.   In the past years, we have celebrated our marathon accomplishments by going to the Invista Centre to run our final lap.  This year, we will celebrate our achievement at our school on our very own track.  Students in Kindergarten to Grade 2 will receive 1 foot charm for every 5 laps they complete and students in Grades 3 to 8 will receive 1 foot charm for every 7 laps they complete.   Students will also receive certificates showing their achievements.  

 

Speech and Hearing Month

The month of May is Speech and Hearing month.  This is a month dedicated to raising public awareness about communication health.  It is also an opportunity to highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders.

 

Mental Health Week

Next week is Mental Health Week.  Mental Health Week occurs during the first week of May and is dedicated to bringing awareness to issues regarding mental health and reducing the stigma associated with mental health. 

 

Education Week

Education Week also occurs next week and provides school boards and schools with the opportunity to recognize and celebrate student achievement and the role that education plays in our lives. 

 

With Speech and Hearing Month, Mental Health Week and Education Week, we will be using various opportunities to highlight their importance on announcements, through classroom activities, lessons and shared readings.  

 

Garden Donations

Our Storrington Eco/Gardening Club is looking to create some community gardens for flowers and vegetables.  If you have any soil, peat, plants, seeds, bulbs, etc., that you would like to donate, please contact the office to make arrangements.  

 

Kindergarten Online Registration for 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 school year is now open. You can register your child now for September, 2022 at Kindergarten Registration. To learn more about the Kindergarten program, please visit Discover Kindergarten in Limestone.  Thank you for choosing LDSB. #SeeYourselfInLimestone 

 

Covid 19 Health Protocols

The provincial screening tool has been further amended to align with federal requirements, and to take into account different vaccination circumstances.  The screening tool will advise on any isolation requirements for your particular situation.

-If a household member has tested positive and your child is not fully vaccinated (2 doses) they must also self-isolate.

-If a household member has tested positive and your child is fully vaccinated and has no symptoms, they must wear a mask for 10 days.

-Upon return of a positive test and after 5 days of isolation, students and staff must wear a mask in all public settings for Day 6 to 10.

-If you have returned from international travel in the last 14 days, you must wear a mask for 14 days in all public settings. 

Please click on the link below for the Ontario Covid Screener: 

Click here for the updated screening tools. 

 

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.

 

News from our Parent Council for the 2021-2022 School Year

A reminder that all parents/guardians are welcome to attend school council meetings.  Our next school council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 26 at 6:00.  Due to the change in Covid restrictions, meetings can now happen in-person at the school.  

If you have any questions for our School Council, you can email them at [email protected]

 

Week Ahead

Month of May

-Speech and Hearing Month

Week of May 2 to May 6

-Mental Health Week

-Education Week

Monday, May 2

-Art Club

Tuesday, May 3

Wednesday, May 4

-Ted Staunton/Joseph Rosen Presentation for Grades 5 to 8

-LCVI Road Race

Thursday, May 5

-Eco/Garden Club

Friday, May 6

-Skipping Club

 

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 10 

-Grade 7/8 Vaccinations

Monday, May 16 

-Storrington Graduation Photos

Tuesday, May 17 

-Camo Day

-International Day Against Homphobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Thursday, May 26

-School Council Meeting at 6:00