THE STORRINGTON STAR
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,
Remembrance Day Assembly
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.
Christmas Food Baskets
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