Stafford Scoop May 9, 2022

Posted: May 8, 2022


Week of May 9, 2022

Happy Sunday Skyhawks Parents & Guardians!
What an amazing week we had last week – culminating on Friday in the first HDSMS Track Meet in almost 3 years!  We started the week feeling so blessed by our PAC and parent community with teacher appreciation chalk art right outside our doors to greet us on Monday morning.  Then it was the opening night for our Theatre Production “Cinderella & Pinocchio on Tuesday, Star Wars Day on Wednesday, followed up a special visit from the LSS Jazz Band on Thursday.  Finally, we arrived ready for the whole school Track Meet on Friday and best yet – it didn’t rain!  Be sure to check out just some of the fantastic action shots from the day below! We have another busy week in front of us – highlighted by a couple of playoff rugby games on Thursday.

We really want to wish all the Moms, Step Moms, Grandmas and other amazing and influential women in our HDSMS community a Happy Mother’s Day! We hope all of you incredible women in our community know how much you are appreciated today and every day. Also, as a school staff we appreciate all the work you do and care and love you show for your children.  Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s the SCOOP!

THE WEEK AHEAD AT HD STAFFORD

PICTURES FROM LAST WEEK:

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:

Big Gym Closure:

The Big Gym will be closed starting next week Monday May 9th as we begin to preparation for the new mural. The small gym, multipurpose room, and outside fields will be our gym options for the next couple of weeks. We are very excited to see the finished product!

 

2022 Langley School Day Game-Bandits Basketball Action 

The Langley School District and the Fraser Valley Bandits are excited to announce our inaugural School Day Game event at the Langley Event Center. We believe that basketball should be inclusive and accessible. Watching the sport at the professional level should be no different. This annual event will promote healthy and active living and is a tangible manifestation of District’s vision to create “an innovative, inspiring, and unified learning community.” This is a rare opportunity for Langley students to come together and enjoy a shared experience. We will be looking to send a large group from HD Stafford to this game as much of the costs are being covered!  See below:

BANDITS BASKETBALL INFORMATION LETTER FOR PARENTS

Explorations: Multisport & Games!

The main goal of the Explorations program is to have fun, take part in activities, engage in interesting discussions, learn new skills, hangout with friends, meet new ones and spend time with great leaders!

Each week, mentors will lead students through a different sports and group games such as soccer, hockey, badminton, tag and dodgeball to list a few!

  • Douglas Park Community School, Langley
    • Tuesday 6pm -7:45pm
    • Running April 26th – June 7th
    • For students in grades 4-6
  • HD Stafford Middle School
    • Thursdays 3pm -5pm
    • Running April 28th – June 9th
    • For students in grade 5 & 6

The applications can be found here:  Multi-Sport Explorations – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley

 

SD35 Drone Camp – UPDATE

The Langley School District and Volatus Aerospace are pleased to offer a Youth Drone Camp for students 12 – 17 years of age at Yorkson Creek Middle School (20686 84 Ave, Langley). Students will learn the essentials of operating drones including piloting, regulations, safety and communication. In addition, students will participate in a drone race against other students. Certified Drone Pilot instructors will provide the students with basic knowledge of drone photography, videography principles and basic drone coding commands. The cost to each student is $50 to participate in this Two-Day Camp. The price includes a t-shirt, camp session and access to the Volatus Aerospace Basic RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) Ground School online course to prepare for the Transport Canada Basic RPAS pilot certification exam (minimum age may apply).The camp will take place over 2 days with 5-hour sessions on each day, May 14 and May 15, 2022. Please indicate on the application form which session is preferred (mornings or afternoons) and we will try to accommodate your request. This Drone Camp is organized through the School District’s Career Education Department. Students will be getting 2/3 ten-minute breaks. Lunch is not provided, however, snacks will beprovided.

Volatus Aerospace Youth Camp Application-including schedule.pdf

New Community Resources/ Opportunities

I wanted to pass along some community supports that are being offered in the near future.  I’ve attached a PDF to this email with information, workshops and opportunities that are coming up. Some of these events are  time sensitive and are happening in the next week, so I wanted to make sure you had this information in time. I’ve also included a list of mental health supports that can be accessed locally.

Supports for Parents

 

STAFFORD ATHLETICS & AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS

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It was great seeing athletes in our gyms these past couple weeks! Here is the schedule for this week in HD Stafford Athletics!

REMINDERS

HDSMS CLUBS & ACTIVITIES 2021-2022

SKYHAWKS ONLINE STORE IS LIVE!

We are very excited to roll out the new online Skyhawks Apparel Store to all staff, students and our Stafford community!

STAYING CONNECTED:

  • HDSMS will continue to work towards being a completely paperless school when it comes to communication with parents. In order to stay informed, please be sure you use at least one of the following on-line methods:

 

PAC NEWS:

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:

Upcoming Hot lunches are May 9th and treats on June 17th  Order now at www.munchalunch.com

 

The PAC will be hosting a Skyhawks Spring Picnic with lots of games, beginning after school on Thursday, May 26th, 3-6:45pm Pre-orders for BBQ and donuts are available at www.munchalunch.com. We’re bringing Krispy Kreme donuts to you for $14. Order ahead and pick up at the picnic. Volunteers needed for the picnic. Look out for the signupgenius link coming out this week. BBQ pre-order and Krispy Kreme donut orders

Upcoming Hot lunches are May 30th and treats on June 17th.  Deadlines are one week before. Order now at www.munchalunch.com

Upcoming popcorn days! Students can bring a loonie to school.

May 11th – Grade 6

May 18 – Grade 7

May 25th – Grade 8

Neufeld’s fundraising has started. Get ready to stalk up for BBQ! Pay via credit card or Cheque to HDSMS dropped off at school. Deadline for orders is May 18th. Pick up Sat morning, May 28th.  Neufelds HDSMS Fundraising.

Hawk’s Nest will be open again for ALL Grades on Wed, June 1st, 11:30-12 with a few food and non-food treats. Students can bring loonies and toonies.

The next PAC meeting is our AGM on  Wednesday, June 1st,  6:30pm in the HD Stafford Library. If you would like to be nominated for an executive position, email hdsmselections@gmail.com or contact a PAC person. If you’re interested to be part of the PAC but not an executive meeting, come to the meeting as well!  If you’re interested to be more involved in the PAC this year or next, reach out to hdsmspresident@gmail.com or hdsmspac@gmail.com.

Keep updated with PAC fundraisers and info through Facebook and Instagram at:

HDSMS Parent Group

HDStafford Middle School PAC

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If you have any questions or if you are interested to volunteer at our PAC initiatives, please contact hdsmspac@gmail.com

PAC GENERAL INFORMATION:

Our PAC works to help create effective partnerships between the school and parent community. Building the triangle of support between parent, school, and child will create powerful learning opportunities and ensure our children’s success.

Each and every parent or guardian is a member of our PAC. We encourage you to join us for the monthly meetings to participate in the building of PAC community and create learning opportunities for your child.

The meeting schedule for the year – Time: 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, Zoom

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 (AGM) HD Stafford Library

The 2021/22 HDSMS PAC EXECUTIVE:

NamePositionEmail
Gina TwellmannPresidenthdsmspresident@gmail.com
Alex JoehlVice Presidenthdsmsvicepresident@gmail.com
Carmen PhelanTreasurerhdsmstreasurer@gmail.com
Cathy WorrallSecretaryhdsmspac@gmail.com
Chantale HubbsD-PAC Rephdsmsdpacrep@gmail.com
Solanlle PaguinaoMember at Largehdsmsmal1@gmail.com
Alexandra HarperMember at Largehdsmsmal2@gmail.com
Lisa TatarniukMember at Largehdsmsmal3@gmail.com
Gina TwellmannFundraisinghdsmsfundraising@gmail.com
Cathy WorrallHot Lunchhdsmshotlunch@gmail.com
Chantale HubbsLong Term Planning Committeehdsmsltpc@gmail.com

 

LOVING LITERACY:

 

FROM THE LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS:

 

FROM THE DISTRICT:

Be sure to check out the SD#35 Homepage for the latest Community Opportunities!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

 

 

HD Stafford Middle School

20441 - Grade Crescent, Langley
BC, V3A 4J8
Phone: 604-534-9285
Fax: 604-534-8986