Week at a Glance- November 2 to November 6

Week at a Glance- November 2 to November 6
Posted on 11/01/2020
Week at a GlanceHello Storrington Stingers,

We hope that all our Stingers had a safe and healthy Halloween.  
Please see the information below in this week’s Week at a Glance.  

Virtual Open House
A reminder that classroom virtual open houses have been posted to each class’s Google Classroom.  To access your child’s virtual open house, please log into their Google Classroom.  

Hold and Secure Drill
On Tuesday, November 3, we will be holding our first hold and secure drill.  The purpose of a hold and secure drill is to prepare students, in the event that there is a threat outside of the school building.  As with fire drills and other safety programs, practicing hold and secures help to prepare students and teachers for a procedure that they will be able to follow quickly, effectively, and safely. Please take the time to discuss, with your child, the importance of emergency drills in keeping everyone safe.   

Indigenous Education Month
The month of November is Indigenous Education Month.  During the month, we will be taking the time to learn and deepen our understanding of Indigenous history, cultures, and traditions. Throughout the month, staff will be implementing Indigenous teachings, lessons, and activities into their daily programming.  Our Stingers will also recognize Treaties Recognition Week from November 4th to November 8th.  The week is dedicated to honoring the importance of treaties and helps students to learn more about treaty rights and relationships.  

Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. Limestone provides life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.  Due to COVID-19, Girls Inc. have had to change how they offer their programs.  They are currently providing a virtual afterschool program, a curbside visit and support program, and a virtual Monday night meet up.  For more information, please visit: girlsinclimestone.ca 

School Council Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
Our Storrington Stingers will be holding a book fair again this year from November 9th to November 23rd. This year, all orders will be done virtually through our own Spotify link. 20% of the sales come back to the school. All orders will be shipped right to your door. All orders over $35 will qualify for free shipping. We will be sharing links for everything on the Storrington School Council Facebook page.  
To browse the various products, you can access the following links:
http://scholastic.ca/bookfairs/featuredbooks
http://scholastic.ca/bookfairs/videos
Students are able to order products starting on November 9th.  To order, please access the link below:
https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5151652
Please help spread the word. 
If you need any help or have questions please ask. 
Thank you
Storrington School Council

Covid-19 Screening Protocols and Family Reference Guide
Please take the time to complete the COVID-19 School Screening Tool, each morning, prior to your child attending school. If your child is feeling unwell, they must remain at home and depending on symptoms, may require a COVID-19 assessment.  
The online COVID-19 School Screening Tool is linked off the Board and all school websites and is available at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

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, November 24th.  Please note that the starting time for council meetings has changed and they will now begin at 7:30.

Week Ahead
Monday, November 2

-Indigenous Education Month begins
Tuesday, November 3
-Hold and Secure Drill
Wednesday, November 4
-Treaties Recognition Week begins (November 4 to November 8)
Thursday, November 5
Friday, November 6


Upcoming Dates
Month of November
-Indigenous Education Month
Monday, November 9
-Virtual Scholastic Book Fair opens 
Wednesday, November 11
-Red, Black and Poppy Day- all Stingers are encouraged to wear red and black
-Remembrance Day virtual assembly
Week of November 16 to November 20
-Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
Friday, November 20
-Kindergarten Initial Observations and Progress Reports go home
Monday, November 23
-Virtual Scholastic Book Fair closes
Tuesday, November 24
-School council meeting at 7:30 pm