January 8, 2018

January 7, 2018

Happy New Year! Hopefully you had an enjoyable holiday season full of family, friends and food. As we begin another calendar year, it is always such an exciting time as we hope for an even better year than last year. Here is what’s coming up this week!

New Information To Share:

New Mural: Over the holidays, we had our Aboriginal Skyhawk logo painted on the large wall in our main foyer! It looks AMAZING! We will share photos Monday morning but want all our staff and students to have the chance to see it when they come in tomorrow. Huge thanks to artist Jackie Knauer for her outstanding work and to Chad Bedard for the great design!

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:

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.

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:

  • How To Spread Gratitude In Your School
  • Are You At Risk For Secondary Traumatic Stress?
  • The Power Of Believing You Can Improve…Carol Dweck (video)

Coming Up This Week

Monday

Archery 3:30 – 5pm

Grade 8 Boys basketball game vs ABC at HDSMS 3:15pm

Tuesday

Indoor Soccer 3:00 – 4:00

Wrestling 4:30-6pm

Wednesday

Grade 8 Boys basketball game vs Yorkson Creek at HDSMS 3:15pm

After 3 Program 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

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Game at Fraser Middle at 12:45

PUCKS 2-5:30pm

HD Stafford Middle School

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