Week at a Glance- Nov. 27 to Dec. 1

Week at a Glance- Nov. 27 to Dec. 1
Posted on 11/23/2023
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. 

LDSB Choices at 7

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 6 and Grade 7 Students, 

We would like to provide you with information about the Application Process for the LDSB Choices at 7 Programs for the 2024-25 School Year.  You can find updated Choices at 7 Information on the Board website, www.limestone.on.ca under the Programming tab. Once there, you will learn about about the application process, dates for applying, FAQ’s, etc. for the following programs: Extended French Immersion, ATLAS, LEAP and Challenge.

Questions regarding the programs can be emailed to the registrars at:  [email protected]. 

In addition, Choices at 7 Open Houses for the ATLAS, LEAP and Challenge Programs will be held at the schools in December. The Open Houses are an opportunity to learn more about the programs, the schools in which they are located, to ask questions, and to make decisions as to whether a program is an option for your child.  

Please check the website for the appropriate Challenge site to apply to, based on your home address. 


December 12, 2023 - Challenge Open House at Loughborough Public School, 6 pm 


December 13, 2023 - Challenge Open House at Odessa Public School, 6 pm  


December 14, 2023 - ATLAS, LEAP and Challenge Open House at Calvin Park Public School, 6 pm 

Dates for the Open Houses for Extended French Immersion will be shared in the New Year on the Limestone District School Board website.  

We look forward to supporting you through this process for the 2024-25 school year. 

Hot Lunch Update

Although we were hoping to have the hot lunch vender change go live on the calendar for Monday, November 20, there was a delay with Lunchbox Group.  Families should now be able to order hot lunches, from Gino’s, up until Sunday, December 3 at noon.  Ginos’ deliveries will start the week of December 4th.  

Storrington Jingle Bell Walk/Non-Perishable Food Donations

Our Storrington Jingle Bell Walk is scheduled for Friday, December 15th.  In conjunction with the Jingle Bell Walk, we will be accepting non-perishable food items for the Battersea United Church. Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items, which will be used to provide food baskets for families in need.  We will be accepting food donations until Friday, December 15. 

Storrington’s Family Literacy Night

All of our Stinger families are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, 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.  

Storrington Stinger Volleyball

We want to wish our Senior Boys volleyball team good luck this week as they participate in a tournament at Queen’s University on Wednesday, November 29.  Good luck to all our Stinger volleyball players!

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

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 your support!


**Please Note: Due to the anticipated quantity of Wilton Cheese orders, we will be unable to store orders not picked up on Dec 7th UNLESS previously arranged via e-mail by December 6th.


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 has been created to share more information as well as includes an option to RSVP. Please RSVP by November 30th so that we can plan accordingly for pizza. This is a free event, and there will be no cost to families! 


The event will include face painting, a hot cocoa bar, games, crafts, a place to complete letters for Santa Claus, and much much more! 


If you are not on social media, please RSVP to the parent council email [email protected]



Tickets for our Kingston Frontenacs Fundraiser game will be on sale in the next week or so! Forms will be going home with students so that tickets can be purchased prior to Christmas. 


We will continue to sell tickets in the new year electronically as well. 


Please email steacy or Sarah at [email protected] with any questions.


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:

Wednesday November 29th- Deadline for Wilton Cheese and FundScrip Gift Cards

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

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

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

Week Ahead

Monday, Nov. 27

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Wednesday, Nov. 29

-Wilton Cheese and Fundscrip Fundraiser’s Close

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

-Senior Boys Volleyball Tournament

-Hot Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 30

-Storrington Spirit Day

Friday, Dec. 1

-Hot Lunch

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, Dec. 7

-Storrington Spirit and Recognition Assembly

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

Friday, Dec. 8

-Grade 4/5 and 6/7 to Gould Lake

Friday, Dec. 15

-Cheerios Challenge Ends

-Storrington Jingle Bell Walk at 2:00

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) 

Friday, Dec. 22

-Last Day of School Before Holidays