Posted: September 25, 2022
Week of Sept. 26, 2022
Happy Sunday Skyhawks Parents & Guardians!
As we begin another busy week here in Skyhawk Nation – we are taking time this week (and throughout the year) to honour our residential school “warriors” who are still battling through the trauma and we remember the children who did not return home from these schools. It is hard to imagine both as an educator and a parent that schools could be anything but safe and caring places. However, we know that this was not the case for many indigenous people in this country. As we grow and learn the truth behind their stories it is our hope that reconciliation can be a daily practice in our school.
NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:
Pottery Pick Up:
Students – Please come and pick up any pottery or ceramics on Tuesday Sept. 27th!
Calling All Grade 7 Boys Volleyball Players!
All Grade 7 boys who want to play volleyball this year are invited to join the Grade 8 boys team practices: Monday & Wednesday 3-5pm this week!
BREAKFAST PROGRAM START DATE & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
HD Stafford will be restarting it’s Breakfast Program beginning October 10th! Thank you to the volunteers that have already come forward – you are amazing! If you are interested in a volunteer position at our school, please email our Community School Coordinator at Ksandher@sd35.bc.ca. The breakfast program runs out of the community room on Mondays through Fridays, for our kids from 8:00-8:30am. Let us know if you would like to volunteer! Volunteers will be helping to make light breakfast meals for some of our kiddos!
STAFFORD ATHLETICS & AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS
We are very excited to roll out the new online Skyhawks Apparel Store to all staff, students and our Stafford community!
- 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:
- Email: send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to ensure you are on our parent email list.
- Attendance: If your child is going to be away from school – you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to report the absence.
- Twitter: Follow our feed at twitter.com/HDSMSskyhawks
- Instagram: Follow us at instagram.com/HDSMSskyhawks
- Website: Stay up-to-date at sd35.bc.ca
NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:
Our first fundraiser is coming! The Community Values Coupon book is available to buy now until Sept 29th! Lots of coupons have been added, supporting businesses from Aldergrove, Langley and Cloverdale.
Thank you to parents who helped out with the Meet the Teacher evening. It was a great way to build home and school connections with the SkyHawk Community.
Coming in October… Krispy Kreme Donuts and volunteers needed for the Fall Fair! Keep your eye out for dates coming soon.
Coming in November… Growing Smiles Pointsettias, Purdy’s Chocolates, and Christmas Photo fundraiser
Upcoming PAC meetings:
- Wednesday, October 12th and
- Wednesday, November 9th
- Wednesday, January 11th
6:30 pm in the HD Stafford Library
Our next PAC meeting is Wednesday, October 12th, 6:30pm in the HD Stafford Library Commons room.
Hot lunches are coming!
Please take time to sign up for at munchalunch.com in order to access hot lunches or fundraisers. Signing up does not mean that you have to order hot lunches, but it will give you options to help order items during fundraising activities.http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/HDStafford/
(If you have a Grade 6 child and were previously registered at a different school or need an account at two different schools and you’re having trouble setting up your account, please email email@example.com for help)
If you have any questions or if you are interested to volunteer at our PAC initiatives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep updated with PAC fundraisers and info through Facebook and Instagram at:
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 2022/23 HDSMS PAC EXECUTIVE:
|Alex Joehl||Vice Presidentemail@example.com|
|Chantale Hubbs||D-PAC Repfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Solanlle Panguinao||Member at Largeemail@example.com|
|Cindy Chung||Member at Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Tatarniuk||Member at Largeemail@example.com|
|Cathy Worrall||Hot Lunchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chantale Hubbs||Long Term Planning Committeeemail@example.com|
|Sarah Preston||Event planning committee|
FROM THE LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS:
Can’t wait to share all the awesome literacy events coming this year.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS FOR PARENTS:
FROM THE DISTRICT: