This Week at HDSMS – Jan. 13, 2020

January 12, 2020

Week of Jan. 13, 2020

During week one, it was nice to see classes, teachers, and students settling back into the routines of school, and then there was Friday!  The snow was coming down, the power was out, the paging system was down and yet all our Skyhawks Staff showed their flexibility as educators to find teachable moments in the crazy!  The willingness to create memories and have fun in the moment with our kids is what this place such an amazing school to work! It’s possible that we will see more of the “white stuff” this week, so be sure to tell your children to dress for the weather.  Here’s what coming up!

PICTURES FROM THE WEEK:

Staff working alongside our District Literacy Coach Ms. Burns with strategies for enhance literacy instruction in the classroom.

  

Mr. Horrocks and Ms. Villeneuve used the snowy Friday as teachable moments, both for teaching proper rugby tackling techniques and for how to build snow shelters using indigenous techniques.

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:

WELCOME TO NEW STAFF

Please welcome CHLOE ADAMS who will be joining Blue 6! Chloe was here for a short while in September and we’re happy to her here until June!

GRADE 9 INFORMATION NIGHT JAN. 21st (6:30pm) FOR HDSMS PARENTS & STUDENTS

The counselling staff of LSS will be presenting a information session on January 21st at 6:30pm in the HDSMS Main Gym.  The hope is to inform and answer questions form both parents and grade 8 students on the upcoming transition to grade 9 at LSS.

REMINDER TO PARENTS AROUND COLD WEATHER DRESS

Just a quick reminder to parents to please have your children dress appropriately for the weather, bringing gloves, jackets and snow gear if applicable.  Please label jackets as we have a had a number of jackets turned into the Lost and Found this year.

SPEECHFEST IS COMING AGAIN THIS YEAR

Teachers will be working alongside students in the coming term to get them ready for our annual Speechfest this April.  Encourage your child to begin thinking about what they may want to speak about.

INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL STATUS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER:

Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites or www.sd35.bc.ca. Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at www.facebook.com/langleyschooldistrict. If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates.

Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.

PAC UPDATES

If you are interested in the PAC minutes – Here are the latest PAC minutes

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

 FOR STUDENTS
MONDAY–     Games Club 3- 5pm

–     Archery – 3-5pm

TUESDAY–     Photography Club

–     Indoor Soccer

–     Art Club

–     Gr.8 Girls Basketball home game vs YC

WEDNESDAY–     SOGI Club at Lunchtime with Ms. Cowling

–     Dance Club at Lunchtime – in Dance Studio with Ms. Lyth

–     Kids Play 3:00 – 4:30

THURSDAY–      

FRIDAY–      Pucks

ATHLETICS UPDATE 🏐🏀⚽🎾🏸🎯🏐🏀⚽🎾🏸🎯

Here is the Athletics schedule for this week.

MON JAN 133:00pm
TUES JAN 143:00pmG8 Girls vs. YC
WED JAN 153:00pmG8 Boys vs. YCMS
THUR JAN 163:00pmG8 Girls Practice

PLANNING AHEAD:

Jan. 6 – First Day back from Christmas Break
Jan. 21 – Grade 9 Information Night with LSS Staff (6:30pm) in the HDSMS Main Gym
Jan. 24 – All Grade 8s to LSS for “Taste of LSS”

SD35 COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Here are a few items from the Langley School District’s Community Bulletin Board. For more community events please visit https://www.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/community-bulletin-board

 

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HD Stafford Middle School

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