This Week at HDSMS – Jan 20, 2020

January 19, 2020

Week of Jan. 20, 2020

After a week where many of us had a stressful drive into work, it will be nice to return to a more normal commute coming up this week.  Having said that, the snow day in the middle of week was a wonderful reminder of a couple things for us.  Snow makes us slow down…literally and figuratively – we all get a chance to take a moment to enjoy the beauty of nature and the area we live in, we spend more time with our families and friends, whether on the slopes, sleds, or with a warm hot chocolate.  As much as I wish we all could have Wednesday’s off every week, this past week was great reminder to slow down and enjoy the moments of life that don’t come along every day.  Here’s what’s happening this week…

PICTURES FROM THE WEEK:

  • The Learning Commons will be going through some renovations in the coming weeks to modernize & “middle-ize” the space.  Stay tuned!
  • Mr. Ostafiew getting into the spirit of Fun Friday with Mario Snowsledding Competitions!
  • I got a chance to play with my kiddos in the snow this week and I hope you all did too!

Resident Reader kicked off this week where literacy will be visible in our school – you can tell your kids there will be a new one coming this week!

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE:

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.

WHITE HATTER IS COMING TO HD STAFFORD ( FEB. 24th 2020)

The White Hatter team has presented to over 450 schools and 50 schools and the United States.Our mission is to equip students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and others with the tools necessary to stay safe and the real world as well as in today’s digital world.

The White Hatter – HD Stafford Poster

 

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

–     Grade 9 Info Night at HDS – 6:30pm Main Gym

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 –     All Grade 8 students to LSS – Taste of LSS

–     Pucks

ATHLETICS UPDATE 🏐🏀⚽🎾🏸🎯🏐🏀⚽🎾🏸🎯

Here is the Athletics schedule for this week.

MON JAN 20 3:00pm G8 Boys vs. WGSS
TUES JAN 21 3:00pm G8 Girls vs. BGMS
WED JAN 22 3:00pm G8 Boys vs. DWP
THURS JAN 23 3:00pm G8 Girls AWAY @ PEMS

PLANNING AHEAD:

UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE IN THE CALENDAR:

January 27 – Term 3 Explorations start
January 29th – Earthquake Drill beginning of block 5
February 14 – Professional Development Day @ HDSMS (Trauma Informed Practice & Perspectives)

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to goal,
not to people, objects, or money.

  • Albert Einstein

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HD Stafford Middle School

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BC, V3A 4J8
Phone: 604-534-9285
Fax: 604-534-8986