February 12, 2018
Well that was an amazing weekend. Cold yes…but unbelievable to just feel all that sun and get a little vitamin D. Hope you all had a chance to get outside as well as enjoy some time with family and friends. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: February 12th.
New Information To Share:
Welcome Jim Darby: Please join me in welcoming retired administrator, Jim Darby to HD Stafford Middle School. He will be here for the next two weeks while Ms Hayer is off on a personal leave. He will primarily be TTOCing in Mr. Brandolini’s room so he can be helping out in the office.
ACCESS Valentine’s Coffee Cart: The Access Cafe will be open on Wednesday for Valentines day. They will be serving coffee, tea and treats all for $2.00 each. All the proceeds will be going to “Children’s Hope for Hearts”. It will be open for staff and students from 10-12. Please come by and support the cause!
Upcoming Pro D Day: Just a reminder that next Friday February 23rd is a district-wide Professional Development Day. There is no school for students.
Information From Last Week:
Healthy Hearts Aboriginal Gathering: This amazing community event is coming up on February 17th at HD Stafford Middle. Our entire community is invited to join us for this great event. Click on this link for more information: AHHG Flyer
Let’s Talk Trades Event: The District is hosting our annual “Let’s Talk Trades” Information evening on February 15, 2018 at Langley Events Centre. This will be an evening of information for Langley’s students and parents to:
- discover the world of the skilled trades
- build their knowledge of career technical skills training opportunities in our district,
- benefit from learning about Langley’s Youth Apprenticeship program
Because this event has been extremely popular in the past, we have moved its location to the Langley Events Centre in order to accommodate greater numbers. You can click here for more information.
Neon Dance: Our PAC is hosting a Neon Dance on February 22nd (the night before the Pro D Day). Tickets are $5.00 and will be available for sale at lunch on February 8th and 15th. If you are unable to afford a ticket, please talk to Mr. Davids or Ms Hayer. For more information, check out this flyer!
Grade 7 Fundraiser Night – Pub Night (March 10, 2018): Come and raise a glass at Murrayville Town Pub to help support Grade 7 Camp. This is no regular burger and beer pub night! Your ticket gets you a full roast beef dinner as well as one of a beer, wine or highball. Tickets are $25 or $45 for a pair. There will be a toonie toss, square board game, silent auction, raffle, lottery trees, and more! Come out and support the kids having a successful camp trip, and have a fun night! Doors open 5pm, dinner starts at 6pm. Please click here for more info. Tickets are available in the office or by contacting Tamie Tamie33@telus.net 604-807-9902 or Brenda firstname.lastname@example.org (778) 839-1963
Grade 7 Fundraiser Night – Paint Nite (March 8, 2018): This will be held at Clayton Public House with artist Courtney Powell. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some drinks and food as you create your own version of the painting Surreal Beach. Tickets are $45 with $15 from each being donated to Grade 7 Camp. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
This Week At HDSMS Regulars
Intramurals: 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 February PAC meeting are available by clicking here. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 7th 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.
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.
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:
- In Praise of Slowness (video)
- The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains To Performance (video)
Coming Up This Week
Family Day – No School
Grade 7 Boys and Girls Basketball games
WEB Valentine’s Day Activity – Block 8
In-Door Soccer 3:00 – 4:00
Division 7-6 Field Trip To Newlands
Grade 6 Boys and Girls Basketball games
After 3 Program 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Mixed Martial Arts 3:00 – 4:00pm
SOGI Collective at 11:20
Yearbook Club 3:00 – 4:00
Lego Robotics 3:00-4:30pm
Drama Club 3:00 – 4:00pm
End Gang Life Presentation Assembly Block 5 & 6
Aboriginal Healthy Heart Gathering 5:00 – 9:00pm