THE STORRINGTON STAR

November 2015

It is already November! Storrington Public School is buzzing with activity! As I walk into our classrooms, I am always impressed with the powerful learning opportunities that our students and staff are engaged in together. There are also a variety of extracurricular activities that students are involved in, including sports teams, clubs, and leadership opportunities. As a staff, we are setting high expectations for our students and every day we are challenging them to reach even higher.


In addition to promoting strong academic skills, we are also focused on helping our students develop effective character traits and skills. Each month, we will be focusing on a specific trait such as perseverance, kindness and empathy, and we will recognize all the students who have demonstrated that trait each month on the announcements, on our beehive on the front bulletin board, and at the assembly each month.


Did you know that parental involvement is one of the most important influences on a child's success at school? Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to share. As well, please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering by reading with students, helping out in classrooms, or organizing a student club.


Thank you for your continuing support,


Liz Suriyuth

Principal

Remembrance Day Assembly

On Wednesday, November 11th, we invite you to attend our Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:40 a.m. in the gym. We are proud of our military personnel and we recognize the sacrifices that they have made to promote peace and freedom throughout the world. The Legion has provided poppies for all of our students and we welcome your donations which will be given to the Legion to support their activities. Please sign in at the office when you arrive.

Student Vote at Storrington

During the week of October 13-16, our Junior and Intermediate students participated in "Student Vote Canada." Throughout the week, students in Mr. Pare's class, representing each of the four major political parties, presented their party platforms to other classes. On Friday, October 16, just prior to the Federal Election, students were then given the opportunity to fill out and submit their own ballots. Interestingly, our final results were: NDP 35%, Liberal 29%, Conservative 16%, and Green Party 15%. What a great opportunity for our students to learn about the democratic process and Canadian government! Thank you to Mr. Pare and his class for leading this event.

Halloween Fun

We celebrated the week before Halloween with lots of fun activities! We read, estimated, counted, investigated, explored, found percentages, and decorated our doors. On Friday, we held Orange and Black day and danced at the Monster Mash in the gym.

Christmas Food Baskets

If you or a family that you know would like to receive a Christmas Food basket, please contact Mrs. Suriyuth at the school. Thank you.

Visiting Musician

On November 2nd the grade 6-8 class were lucky to have the opportunity to listen to an amazing singer/songwriter from PEI, Meaghan Blanchard. Through her music and stories, she left us with these messages: Be yourself, making mistakes makes you better, always take the road less travelled and always follow your passion! Thank you to Live Wire, Blue Skies, and LDSB for supporting Meaghan's visit to our school.

Sports News

Throughout October, the Cross-Country team continued their regular practices and we had a large team participating at our Divisional Meet on October 6. In addition, we had a team of 9 runners who qualified for the Regional Meet on October 13. Great job, Stinger runners! Currently, both the girls and boys volleyball teams are practicing in preparation for their Divisional tournaments in early December. The Skipping Team has also been practicing every week! In October, we also held our first training session with KFLA Public Health for our Daily Physical Activity leaders. These student leaders go into other classes to organize and lead DPA activities.

Parent Council Corner

Our next Parent Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 11, at 6:30 pm. All are welcome and childcare is available.


On Friday, October 16, the first Parent Council fund raiser, a Back to the Future dance, was held at the Lion's Hall. Door prizes, a silent auction, basket auctions and a midnight buffet were enjoyed by the enthusiastic and well-dressed crowd! Parent Council is looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair. Please contact the school if you are interested.

November Dates to Remember

November 4 - Teens Trashing Tobacco (Grade 7-8)

November 5 - Picture Retake Day

November 9 - Veterans Affairs Visitor in Grades 4-8

November 11 - Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:40 am

November 11 - Parent Council Meeting at 6:30 pm

November 13 - PA Day

November 15-21 - Bullying Awareness Week

November 15 - Bullying Awareness Assembly

November 20 - Pink Shirt Day

November 23-27 - Kindergarten Visits

November 24-26 - Scholastic Book Fair (in the gym)

November 26 - Book Fair (4-7 pm)

December 4 - Jingle Bell Walk and Food Drive

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