The Storrington Star

April 2016

Spring is finally here and we can feel the excitement and energy that this new season brings! Our students are involved in so many different activities! In addition to the fantastic learning opportunities in all of our classrooms, students are also participating in a variety of extracurricular activities such as intramural sports, Junior Basketball, Running Club, skipping club, field trips, drama club and much more! Thank you so much to the staff and parent volunteers who continue to make these extracurricular opportunities available to our students!

We continue to be impressed with the strong leadership skills that our students demonstrate on a daily basis through organizing and running intramurals, recycling, helping at the office, reading buddies, Yard Pals, DPA leaders, leading assemblies, assisting with younger students, and delivering and collecting our food bins. We have an amazing sense of character and community at Storrington.

Finally, we are trying to go paperless! We are sending home a paper copy of the April calendar with important information on the reverse side. Links to the full newsletter will be posted on the school website (www.storringtonpublicschool.com) and you can also find the link as well as other news on Twitter: @StorrPS_LDSB

Thank you for your continued involvement in your child’s education – research has shown that parental support is one of the most important factors that impacts a child’s success at school. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Liz Suriyuth

Principal

Character Education Assemblies

Each month, we are focusing on a different character trait throughout the school. In March, our character trait was perseverance and this month we are working on cooperation. You will notice that the bulletin board opposite the gym is filling up with "busy bees" that our students have earned for demonstrating great character! Due to inclement weather, we had to reschedule our Character Assembly on March 24th and it will now be held on April 6th at 9:25 a.m. At each assembly, we recognize students for demonstrating character as well as for academic achievement and improvement. Our next character assembly will be held on April 28th at 2:10 p.m.

Safe Schools Procedures

Throughout May and June we will continue to practice our emergency procedures at school to ensure that all staff and students understand what to do in an emergency. These include fire drills, secure-in-place, and lock-down procedures. While these drills are occurring, you may be temporarily denied access to the building until the drill is complete. Thank you for your patience as we practice these drills to ensure our students know how to respond in an emergency.

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Kindergarten Registration

We are currently welcoming Kindergarten registrations for the 2016-17 school year. If your child will be 4 years old before December 31, 2016 and lives in our school area, he or she is eligible to enter Junior Kindergarten in September 2016. The school office is open for registrations. Please bring your child`s birth certificate, immunization record, health card and proof of address. Parents/guardians will receive an invitation to our Discover Kindergarten Information Session on June 3rd once their child has been registered.

Sports News

Both our boys and girls basketball teams completed very successful seasons as each team demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and skills earning silver medals in their divisions. The junior basketball teams are practising regularly and have their first tournament at Ecole Sir John A. MacDonald School on April 8/9. The Skipping Team travelled to Ecole Sir John A. MacDonald School on March 30th for their first demonstration which was a great success! They will be heading to Prince Charles and Odessa Public Schools later this month. Running club is getting underway with the Bayridge Road Race on April 27th and the LCVI Race on May 4th. Some classes will be participating in the Marathon Club again this year with THe Final Lap at the Invista Centre on May 18th. Our Grade 3 students have begun the Swim to Survive program through Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health and have one more session remaining. Congratulations to our awesome Stinger athletes!!

Jump Rope for Heart

Once again, Storrington students are participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program to promote a healthy lifestyle and support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We will be having our kick-off assembly on April 19 at 11:30 am, featuring our own Storrington Jump Demo Team!! Students will be gathering donations prior to our Jump Rope event on May 19. Look for more information and donation envelopes in your child's backpack!
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April 14th Healthy Families Night

Parent Council have organized an exciting and informative event on April 14th from 6:00-7:45 p.m. There will be activities for students and parents! Parents are invited to learn more about Social Media and its impact on children with Constable Roop Sandhu, OPP, and Mistene Clapp, Connected Technology Teacher from the Limestone District School Board. Students in kindergarten to Grade 3 will be participating in Fun Fitness activities in the gym. Students in Grade 4-8 are invited to join representatives from KFLA Public Health to learn about healthy food choices and to make (and eat) some healthy snacks. Information went home with students last week and we are asking families to RSVP by April 11th by returning the bottom portion of the notice. Please note that ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN for this event. Please contact the school if you require more information. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

SURVEY FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH ASD

A survey regarding the Implementation of PPM 140 – Incorporating Methods of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) into Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by School Boards 2016 is open on the LDSB Website as of March 25, 2015. The link for the parent survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPM140PARENTSURVEY2016

The survey will be open until May 1, 2016.

Storrington Invitational Track and Field Meet

On May 13th, our school will be hosting the Storrington Invitational Track and Field Meet for some of our local schools. This provides students with the opportunity to compete in track and field events prior to the district meet in June. This is a huge undertaking and we are looking for volunteers to help out. Please let Mrs. Suriyuth know if you are interested in volunteering.