Week at a Glance- Nov. 6 to Nov. 10

Week at a Glance- Nov. 6 to Nov. 10
Posted on 11/05/2023
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. 

Storrington Acts of Amazing

The month of October saw our Stingers doing lots of amazing things!.  Collectively, our Stingers have displayed 1525 Acts of Amazing by showing Humility, Honesty, Bravery, Respect, Love, Wisdom and Truth.  We have set a goal of 10 000 Acts of Amazing this year and we are well on our way.  Great job Stingers!  

October Storrington Recognition Certificate Recipients

During our November Spirit and Recognition Assembly, we took the time to celebrate our September Storrington Recognition Certificate Recipients.  These students were recognized by their classroom teacher and classmates for consistently showing Respect, Honesty, Humility, Love, Wisdom, Truth and Bravery during the month of September.  Congratulations to this month’s recipients-  Tanner Shatraw-Neil, Mason Knapp, Raechel Feld, Robert Cunningham-Hogan, Sadie Roberts, Sadie Davidson, Walker Purvis, Jake Helvig, Joe Kerr, Evan Rain, Dax Dixon and Logan Posthumus.

Indigenous Education Month

During the week of November 6 to November 10, our Stingers will recognize Treaties Recognition Week. The week was created in 2016 and was one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action as way to honoring the importance of treaties and to help students learn more about treaty rights and relationships as we work towards reconciliation.

International Inuit Day will be recognized on Tuesday, November 7.  International Inuit Day is a day to learn more about Inuit cultures, languages, and innovations from across Canada.


National Indigenous Veterans Day is recognized every November 8th.  It is a day where we commemorate the military contributions of Veteran Indigenous Canadians.  Indigenous peoples, nations and communities have contributed to military service, including serving in major wars.  They brought great skills and strengths that were beneficial to the Canadian military.  


Remembrance Day/Poppies

On Thursday, November 9, our Storrington Stingers will be commemorating Remembrance Day.  This is an opportunity for our Stingers to honor those who have served and continue to serve our country.  We encourage all our Stingers to wear red and black for Red, Black and Poppy Day.  We encourage our Storrington community to join us for our assembly.  Our assembly will begin at 9:45.


As well, all students will be given a poppy from the Royal Canadian Legion.  Students are encouraged to bring in a donation to support the Legion.  

Reading with Sid

To further promote the love of Reading with our Stingers, we have invited a special guest to Storrington.  Every Thursday afternoon, Sid and his handler, Jane, will visit Storrington.  Sid is a 10-year-old Greyhound, who has completed the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog and Child-Friendly Program.  Students will have the opportunity to read to Sid.  Each week, we will draw student names to read with Sid.

Request for a Speed Limit Change

We are currently in the process of requesting a reduced speed limit change from 80 km/h to 60 km/h, in front of Storrington.  Part of the process is having Storrington families and community members sign a petition to show their support.  A petition has been placed at Ormsbee’s Mercantile.  If you are at Ormsbee’s, please take the time to show your support and sign the petition.  The petition will be available for signing until Friday, November 10.    

Storrington Picture Day

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.

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 Delivery Date

Our Fresh from the Farm delivery date has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 22.  More details around specific timing will be shared with families.  

Christmas Fundraisers

We will be sending home our Wilton Cheese fundraiser next week with students. Orders will be due by November 29th and pickup will be at the Christmas event on December 7th at the school!  

We will also be running a fundraiser with FundScrip Gift Cards this year! This is a great way to cross some of that Christmas shopping off of your list while supporting the school at the same time. Stay tuned for details next week!


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. Please email [email protected] to sign up. Our next meeting is November 16th and we are looking for some volunteers for childcare.


Upcoming Parent Council Dates:

Parent Council Meeting- November 16th at 6:30pm 

Parent Council Christmas Event- Thursday December 7th time TBD

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

Kingston Frontenacs Game Fundraiser/Chuck-a-puck- Sunday January 21st 2PM

Week Ahead

Week of Nov. 6 to Nov. 10

-Treaties Recognition Week

Tuesday, Nov. 7

-International Inuit Day

Wednesday, Nov. 8

-Grade 3s Swim to Survive

-Hot Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 9

-Remembrance Day Assembly at 9:45

-Black, Red and Poppy Day

Friday, Nov. 10

-PA Day

Upcoming Dates

Week of Nov. 13 to Nov. 17

-Transgender Awareness Week

Thursday, Nov. 16

-Storrington Picture Day

-Storrington School Council at 6:30

Friday, Nov. 17

-Progress Reports Go Home

Week of Nov. 19 to Nov. 24

-Bullying Awareness Week

Wednesday, Nov. 22

-Storrington Literacy Night

-Fresh from the Farm Pick-Up

Friday, Nov. 24

-Pink Shirt Day