This Week at HDSMS Sept 15th 2019

Posted: September 15, 2019

 

WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Week 2 has come to end with amazing initiatives taking shape here at HD Stafford!  With the implementation of FLOCK right around the corner, it has been so neat to see our teachers finding ways (new and old) to connect with our students.  Whether it be providing leadership opportunities for student announcements, morning DJs, after school clubs, intramurals, and some great discussion following our grade assemblies – our kids are in great hands! This coming week is a short one for students, but the staff here will be looking to dive into their own learning on Friday!

PICTURES FROM THE WEEK

Mr. Van Meer with Ms. C-K utilizing both flexible furniture and incorporating technology into Math education.

Our Student Announcement team – making sure all our Skyhawks know where to be, when to be, and how to get there!

Explorations started up this past week and kids are already on their way to creating, making and exploring these experiential learning opportunities.

Friday we held our Grade Group Assemblies for our students.  Mr. Hantke and Mrs. Rehnby challenged all our Skyhawks to make a positive difference in our school this coming year.

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE

 WELCOME BACK BBQ:

Our annual welcome back BBQ is on September 18thfrom 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Our PAC parents will be cooking and organizing this “Meet the Teacher” type event, where we mix & mingle with parents outside (or if raining, in the gym). We’ll see you there!

STUDENT PHOTO DAY

On Thursday Sept 19th we will have Student Photo Day.  Tell your child all they need to bring is their smile!

 

INFORMATION FROM LAST WEEK:

KWANTLEN NURSES:

Our first round of practicum nurses will be in the building this week. Besides hygiene they are open to coming into classrooms for any health or body related topics. This could include but is not limited to nutrition, sleep, and self-care.  This is a great resource for our students – thank you KPU!


THIS WEEK AT HDSMS REGULARS

Intramurals: These will be starting very soon – stay tuned!

Athletics Schedule: Volleyball (Girls and Boys) and Cross Country will be starting soon – stay tuned!

PAC Update: Our first PAC meeting will be on Sept 25th beginning at 6:30 pm  – Come and get involved!

What’s Up At LSS: Langley Secondary regularly puts out a blog celebrating the awesome things going on there. Click here to access the Saints Scoop.

District Community Bulletin Board: The District regularly updates parents and families on communities opportunities in and around Langley. Please click here to regularly check in with what opportunities are available.

Coming Up This Week

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES STARTING UP:

Please let your students know about the opportunities available to them.

  • Open Gym Basketball for Girls:  Tuesday and Thursdays 7:30am – 8:30 min the Large gym
  • Games Club: Mondays 3:00pm 4:00pm in the Community Room
  • Art Club: We will have Art Club 3:00 – 5:00pm Tuesdays in the Community Room. Starting Sept 17th
  • Indoor Soccer: Starting Tuesdays Sept.24th 3:00 – 4:00, Small Gym, see Mr. Bailie (Girls and Boys)
  • Photography Club – See Mr. Mitchell

ON THE HORIZON…

Sept 18th  – Welcome Back BBQ

Sept 19th– Photo Day

Sept 19th– Staff Meeting 3:00 pm

Sept 20th– School Improvement Day (Students not in session)

Sept 23rd– Terry Fox Spirit Assembly

Sept 24thand 25th– DART Lunch Learning Sessions

Sept 25th– 1stPAC Meeting of the year

Sept 26th– Terry Fox Run (1:30 pm )

Sept 30th– Every Child Matters – Orange Shirt Day

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In honour of completing our first week of school, a great reminder for our kids (and us!)

When you get tired, learn to REST– not to QUIT.

-Banksy

 

HD Stafford Middle School

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