December 18, 2017

December 17, 2017

And then there was one! One week until Christmas Day and five more days of school before the break. We have a few important things going on this week so please be sure to read through carefully.

New Information To Share:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: On behalf of all of us at HD Stafford Middle School, we want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

Spirit Day: This Friday is our last Spirit Day of 2017. We are encouraging students to wear their house colours as we have our Christmas Assembly and Pep Rally!

Lice: Just a friendly reminder to take some time over the Christmas holidays to do a check of lice in your child’s hair. With the two week break, it’s a great time to ensure we don’t have any outbreaks when we come back. Please click here for information and how to check for lice.

TEDxLangleyEd: The Langley School District is proud to announce our fourth annual TEDxLangleyED, which will take place Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in beautiful Fort Langley. This year’s conference brings together innovative educators, students, and community members to share ideas about the power of community. For information and tickets, please check out the website.

Information From Last Week:

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.

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)

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 December PAC Newsletter is now available by clicking here. Also, the minutes from our December PAC meeting are available by clicking here. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 17th at 6:30pm

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:

None this week

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:

  • What Is SOGI? What Does It Look Like In Elementary Schools.
  • Poverty Isn’t A Lack Of Character, It’s A Lack Of Cash (video)
  • How Dissecting A Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity And Wonderment

Coming Up This Week

Monday

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

Grade 8 Boys basketball game at Langley Fundamental 3:15pm

Tuesday

Wrestling 4:30-6pm

Wednesday

After 3 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday

SOGI Collective at 11:20

Yearbook Club 3:00 – 4:00

Lego Robotics 3:00-4:30pm

Wrestling 4:30-6pm

Friday

Christmas Spirit Assembly Block 7 & 8

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