December 11, 2017

December 10, 2017

Only 2 weeks to go until the Christmas break. HD Stafford Middle will be hopping busy until then so please take some time to read through all the information below.

New Information To Share:

Report Card Distribution: Report cards will now be distributed online on Monday December 18th due to a maintenance update with the MyEdBC system. In order to access your child’s report card, please click here to login or to reset your password. A paper copy is available upon request starting Tuesday December 19th. This request can be made through the office. And a reminder to please contact your child’s teacher directly if you have any questions regarding the report card.

WEB Grade 6 Christmas Craft: Our WEB leaders will be reconnecting with their grade 6 Skyhawks and getting int the festive spirit this Wednesday during blocks 7 & 8.

North Pole’s Got Talent Auditions: Our annual Christmas show is coming up this Thursday December 14th. Parents and family members are welcome to join us at 1:30 to celebrate Christmas and watch some amazing performances!

Action Plan For Learning: Each year school’s create their Action Plan For Learning as a guide for how they want to improve learning for students and the overall quality of the school. This year we are introducing an Action Plan For Learning blog where parents and the community can check in to see how we are progressing. We would encourage you to check it out on our HD Stafford Middle website. Feel free to share you thoughts and comments with us by emailing Mr. Davids (sdavids@sd35.bc.ca)

Information From Last Week:

Extra Curricular Activities: Just a reminder that HD Stafford Middle is a busy place during the day and beyond. There are many extra-curricular opportunities so we encourage our students to listen to the announcements to see when meetings are. Also parents, check out the “Coming Up This Week” below for schedule meeting times.

Big Brother Big Sister Explorations: Starting Monday this club will run for 5 weeks on Monday’s from 3:00-5:00pm. It’s an after school program running from 3-5pm on Mondays for 5 weeks. The participants spend the first 45 minutes as a large group, playing sports, doing activities, playing games and having a snack. The remainder of the time is spent in their Explorations group which the students can sign up for at the beginning. These groups include baking, drawing and sketching, and drama. The program is free to join and there is an incredible group of volunteers coming to lead the program! Students can sign up at the office.

Jackets, Mitts and Toques: Free warm clothing will be available in the community room for students who are not bringing warm clothing. If you need assistance with this, please Mr.Hendy (bhendy@sd35.bc.ca) for details.

After- School Dance at LSS: All grade 4-8 students are welcome to learn dance (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop) at LSS  – Wed. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 after school 3:30-4:30PM. These sessions will be taught by the LSS Dance Teacher Mrs. Lidemark and assisted by the LSS Dance students. Contact glidemark@sd35.bc.ca for more information. Or sign up here. If students are interested and need help applying, please contact Brad Hendy.

This Week At HDSMS Regulars

Intramurals: The bleachers are finished so we are back in action. Information and schedule is up on the big board in the foyer.

Athletics Schedule: We have a lot going on with regards to athletics so please click here each week to see the latest schedule.

PAC Update: The minutes from our December PAC meeting are available by clicking here. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 17th at 6:30pm

Our Panago Pizza Fundraiser is currently underway. You can purchase a $12 gift card to Panago which allows you to purchase ANY medium pizza (specialty or unlimited toppings). We are limited to only 50 per month but the fundraiser will be going on all year. Please click here to purchase yours.

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.

Community Announcements: Often HD Stafford gets valuable information from community organizations in our surrounding area. These will be shared on the following link. This week we have the following:

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Professional Learning: Here are a few of the professional learning articles, websites and videos I have “scooped” to Leadership With Purpose: Random Curation of a Passionate Educator Be sure to check out the following:

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Coming Up This Week

Monday

Big Brother Big Sister Explorations 3:00 Band room, Dance Studio, Room.136.

Tuesday

Wrestling 4:30-6pm

Grade 8 Girls basketball game vs Credo 3:15pm

Wednesday

Grade 6 WEB Christmas Craft Block 7/8

Grade 8 Boys basketball game vs WGSS 3:15pm

After 3 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday

SOGI Collective at 11:20

North Pole’s Got Talent Block 7/8

Yearbook Club 3:00 – 4:00

Lego Robotics 3:00-4:30pm

Wrestling 4:30-6pm

Grade 8 Girls basketball game @ ABC 3:30pm

Friday

PUCKs Hockey 2:00pm – 5:00pm

HD Stafford Middle School

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