May 7, 2018

May 6, 2018

What a great spring weekend. Hope you all got out and enjoyed the sun. Looks like the rain will be back soon. Here’s what we have going on this week.  

New Information To Share:

Collaboration Afternoon: Just a reminder that this Thursday is a collaboration afternoon for staff. Students will be dismissed at 1:34.

iGirl/iGuy A Success: iGirl and iGuy sessions held at HD Stafford on May 4 Pro D were a huge success.  Big thanks to the great group of kids that attended (the facilitators said they were an awesome bunch).  Also, a huge thanks to the Brookswood Branch of Coast Capital Savings who sponsored $200 towards the event.

New Section in This Week At HDSMS: We have quite a few major dates coming up between now and the end of the school year. So to help keep parents organized, down below our “Coming Up This Week” section is a list of all the important things to keep you in the know.

2018 – 2019 Class Placement: Each year staff spend a lot of time working on the best class placement for our students. There are many factors to consider and having information from parents is certainly one of them. If you would like to share any, please email Mr Davids directly (sdavids@sd35.bc.ca)

IDEA Summit: The district is building on the amazing Power Play Young Entrepreneur events at many schools and will be hosting a Idea Summit this Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre. We are excited to have our grade 7s and 8s have the opportunity to go check out the best of the best when it comes to product design and marketing. If you are able to go, it is highly recommended.

 

Information From Last Week:

ACCESS Coffee Cart and Bottle: The ACCESS program has changed the date of their “ACCESS Cafe” to Wednesdays. It will be open from 10-12 to staff and students outside of the ACCESS class (room 121). If anyone has purchased a coffee card they are all still on file so come on down and get your coffee and a baked good ! All proceeds from the coffee cart are going to a family in need in the Stafford community.

 

In addition to the coffee cart, the ACCESS program is doing bottle returns on a weekly basis to fundraise for a family in need. Please encourage students to recycle into the blue bins around the school and in addition if you have any bottles at home you want to part ways with you can bring them to the Room 121.

Summer Session Registration Now Open: With July rapidly approaching, the district will once again be offering several summer session opportunities for the middle years. Please go to the district summer session website for options and information … http://sd35summersession.ca/

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 April PAC meeting are available by clicking here. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 16th 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:

  • How To Build (And Rebuild) Trust (video)
  • Why Open A School? To Close A Prison (video)

Coming Up This Week

Monday

Archery 3:30 – 5pm

Girls Rugby Practice 3:00 – 4:00

Board Games 3:00 – 4:00pm

BBBS Explorations 3:00 – 4:00pm

Tuesday

Boys Rugby Game at HDSMS v. WA Fraser

In-Door Soccer 3:00 – 4:00

Langley Track Training at McLeod Athletic Park 3:00 – 4:00pm

Wednesday

After 3 Program 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday

SOGI Squad 11:20 – 12:00am

Collaboration afternoon – students dismissed at 1:34

Drama Club 3:00 – 4:00pm

Langley Track Training at McLeod Athletic Park 3:00 – 4:00pm

 

Friday

Coming Up This Week

May 7 – 11 Emergency Preparedness Week (drill throughout)

May 8th IDEA Summit (Grade 7 & 8)

May 10 Collaboration Afternoon

May 16 Staff Appreciation Lunch

May 16 Aboriginal Achievement Awards

May 24 Kindness Rocks Field Trip To LSS (school wide)

May 25 WEB Spring Play Day

May 31 Grade 6 Global Issues Fair

June 5 District Middle School Track Meet

June 6 Panorama Photo

June 13 Stafford Olympics

June 15 Grade 8 Cultus Lake Field Trip

June 19 Theatre Sport Day

June 19 Grade 6 Field Trip to Playland

June 20 Grade 8 Field Trip to Playland

June 21 LSS Grad Walk

June 22 Student Success Day

June 22 Grade 5 Feeder School Visit

June 24 Car Show

June 25 Awards ceremony

June 26 Grade 8 Farewell and Garden Party

June 27 Last full day of classes for students

June 27 Spirit Assembly block 7/8

June 28 Report Cards distributed

June 29 Administration Day

 

HD Stafford Middle School

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