Week at a Glance- Nov. 20 to Nov. 24

Week at a Glance- Nov. 20 to Nov. 24
Posted on 11/19/2023
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. 

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is from November 20 to November 24.  It is a week dedicated to bringing awareness to bullying and reflecting on the steps to prevent bullying behavior.  Throughout the week, staff will be implementing anti-bullying and bullying awareness lessons and activities into their daily programming.  Our Stingers are also encouraged to wear a pink shirt for our LDSB Pink Shirt Day on Friday, November 24.  Together, let’s show our Stinger pride and stand up to bullying.  

Storrington’s Family Literacy Night

All of our Stinger families are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30 to 6:30p, to learn about the Science of Reading.  Families will leave with recommendations on how to best support their child(ren) at home.  Families will receive take-home activities, treats and raffle prizes.  Childcare will be provided.  This week, students will receive an invitation and we are asking families to confirm their attendance by Friday, November 24th.  

LDSB Strategic Planning

As a reminder, LDSB are now in the midst of Phase 2 of the LDSB Strategic Planning Consultation where we have invited families to participate in an online survey to provide feedback on the proposed Mission and Vision, and vote for a selection of Values to help anchor the future direction of the board.  This survey is open until November 24 at 4:00 p.m. and can be completed at https://bit.ly/Phase2LDSBStratPlanConsultation.  

Storrington Holiday Presentation

We will be having a Storrington Holiday Celebration where classes will perform plays, songs, etc.  We are looking at having an in-school show on Tuesday, December 19 and a night performance on Wednesday, December 20 with Thursday, December 21 is our inclement weather date.  More information will be shared soon.

Storrington Student Council Cheerios Challenge

Our Storrington Student Council have organized a Cheerios Challenge where students are encouraged to donate Cheerios for the Food Bank.  The class that brings in the most boxes of Cheerios, will win a pizza and movie party! Competition starts on Mon. Nov. 20th to Fri. Dec. 15th.  We ask that students don’t bring in Honey Nut Cheerios.

Staffing News

Ms. Charlotte Brehl, who was our 0.11 Planning Time teacher, has accepted a 0.89 position at Centreville and Newburgh.  Through the staff process, we have hired Ms. Logan Turner, who will now be covering the 0.11 position, teaching both our Grade 1/2 classes.  Please join us in wishing Ms. Brehl all the best in her new role and we look forward to working with Ms. Turner.

We also have a new nighttime custodian.  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Leslie Deline as our new nighttime custodian.  

Hot Lunch Update

We are in the process of transferring our hot lunches over to Ginos Pizza.  Families will be able to purchase pizza on Wednesdays and then alternate between pasta and subs on Fridays.  We are hoping to have the change go live on the calendar for ordering by Monday, November 20, with deliveries starting the week of the 27th.  Families who have pre-purchased hot lunches will be credited for their purchases.  

Storrington Accessories and Apparel Store

Storrington Public School now has an online clothing store where families can purchase Stinger accessories and apparel.  The online store remains open all year round. To access the online clothing store, please visit: https://specialtytrophies.ca/storringtonps/

Mabel’s Labels

A reminder to our Stinger families that 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.

Fundscrip Fundraiser

To purchase gift cards, please visit www.fundscrip.com/support-a-group and use the invitation code:  E4WE7W

There are 3 ways you can pay online:

● Electronic Funds Transfer - no fees or delays and can be set up easily for ongoing purchases

● Online Bill Payments - just like paying for any other bill - no fees, however please note purchases made with this method must be made by November 24 to allow for funds to be received by FundScrip on time.

● Credit card - please note donations to the school will be reduced by 1.99% for processing fees.

Physical (there are e-gift cards too!) gift cards purchased before the November 29th deadline will be available for pick up at the Parent Council Christmas Party on December 7th. If you are unable to attend, please let us know and alternative arrangements can be made. After the

deadline has past, delivery will be possible directly to your home.

School Bus Cancellations

It is important to stay informed regarding possible bus delays or cancellations.  There are several ways parents can stay up-to-date with bus information:

-Using Twitter, parents can follow @BusDelayNCancel.  

-Download the Triboard BusPlanner Delays app.  

-Subscribe to Triboard through email.  

-Receive daily information by visiting http://triboard.ca.  

For more information regarding how you can access bus delay or cancellation notifications, please visit: https://triboard.ca/busdelays/.

News from our Parent Council for the 2023-2024 School Year

Fresh from the Farm Pick Up

The veggie and apple bundles will be delivered to the school on Wednesday November 22. Orders will be available for pick up that day from 3:30-6PM at the school. If you are unable to pick up on the 22nd please email [email protected]


Christmas Fundraisers

Our Wilton Cheese and FundScrip Gift Card fundraisers have begun! Both have a deadline of November 29, with cheese and gift cards ready for pick up at our holiday party on December 7! If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for you support. 


Parent Council Christmas Celebration 

On Thursday, December 7th Parent Council invites you to celebrate the holiday season at our annual Christmas Party from 5-7PM. A Facebook event will soon be shared with more information, please RSVP by November 30th. This is a free event but we do need to know how many are attending so we can plan accordingly especially for pizza! If you are not on social media, please RSVP to the parent council email [email protected]


High School Volunteers 

If you have a high school student needing volunteer hours we have a number of opportunities for them to volunteer including providing childcare at our parent council meetings and helping out with upcoming events such as the Christmas Party on December 7th. Please email [email protected] to sign up. 


Upcoming Parent Council Dates:

Fresh from the Farm pick up - November 22 from 3:30-6PM

Deadline for Wilton Cheese and FundScrip Gift Cards - November 29

Parent Council Christmas Event (Wilton Cheese and FundScrip gift card pick up) Thursday December 7th time 5-7 PM

Parent Council Meeting- January 18th at 6:30pm

Kingston Frontenacs Game Fundraiser/Chuck-a-puck- Sunday January 21st

Week Ahead

Week of Nov. 20 to Nov. 24

-Bullying Awareness Week

Monday, Nov. 20

-Senior Boys Volleyball Game at Storrington

Wednesday, Nov. 22

-Storrington Literacy Night

-Fresh from the Farm Pick-Up

-Hot Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 23

-Storrington Spirit Day

Friday, Nov. 24

-Pink Shirt Day

-Hot Lunch

Upcoming Dates

 Wednesday, Nov. 29

-Wilton Cheese and Fundscrip Fundraiser’s Close

-Storrington Literacy Night from 5:30 to 6:30

-Senior Boys Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, Dec. 7

-Storrington Spirit and Recognition Assembly

-School Council Holiday Party from 5:00 to 7:00

Friday, Dec. 15

-Cheerios Challenge Ends

Tuesday, Dec. 19

-Storrington Holiday Presentation (during the day)

Wednesday, Dec. 20

-Storrington Holiday Presentation (at night)

Thursday, Dec. 21

-Inclement Weather Storrington Holiday Presentation (at night)