This Week at HDSMS – Oct. 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Week of October 6, 2019

Another tremendous week here at HDSMS!  We started with the week a sobering reminder of devasting effects of Canada’s Residential Dchools on our Aboriginal communities.  We hope to continue our commitment to reconciliation by honouring those people who survived this experience and remembering those who did not.   We watched an edited version of the “The Secret Path” produced by the late Gord Downie, who told the story of Chanie Wenjack who attempted to walk over 650 km to get home while at Residential school – he did not survive.

Kwantlen Nurses with Hygiene, OACES is full swing with experiential learnings, FLOCK talk and Turkey coming at the end of this week!   Here is what you need to know!

PICTURES FROM THE WEEK

This Week at HDSMS Photos! from J-Squared Media on Vimeo.

HDSMS Terry Fox Run 2019! from J-Squared Media on Vimeo.

 

NEW INFORMATION TO SHARE

CLOTHES2U EVENT:

We will be giving away clothes, toys, linens, books, footwear, diapers, personal and smaller household items FREE to those in need, male/female, baby to adult. This takes place at Nicomekl Elementary School, 53 Ave. at 200 St. Langley on Saturday Oct. 26 . Admission is $2 at the door, kids 11 and under admitted free. Event hours are 10 AM to 12:30 PM. More information is available atwww.clothes2u.ca. Volunteers will get first pick.

 

INFORMATION FROM LAST WEEK:

STAFFING:

  • New ELL teacher – Sherry Haines will be assisting our ELL Department on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • SEA Positions: Please congratulate the following SEAs as they have accepted positions:
    – Jennifer Johnson 

    Kimberley Buchanan 
    – Pooja Mehta 

    – Samantha Michl 

NEW BELL SCHEDULE WITH FLOCK

Here is the link to the new HDSMS Bell Schedule with FLOCK included.

PAC MEETING:

This week was our first PAC meeting of the year and during this meeting the PAC election was held.  Here are the minutes from the first meeting.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CLUB – We have a group coming in to coach MMA for the entire year. They will start next week from 3:00 – 4:30pm in the multi-purpose room. The days have not been sorted out yet, that information will come soon. If you have students asking please have them sign up with Mr.Hendy.

KWANTLEN NURSES:

Our first round of practicum nurses will be in the building this week. Besides hygiene they are open to coming into classrooms for any health or body related topics. This could include but is not limited to nutrition, sleep, and self-care.  This is a great resource for our students – thank you KPU!


THIS WEEK AT HDSMS REGULARS

Intramurals: These will be starting very soon – stay tuned!

PAC Update: Our first PAC meeting was on Sept 25th beginning at 6:30 pm – Here are the minutes from the meeting

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.

Coming Up This Week

MONDAY –        Orange Shirt Day Assembly 9 -10 am
–        Dance Club at Lunchtime – in Dance Studio with Ms. Lyth
–        Games Club – 3:00 -4:00 pm in the Community Room
TUESDAY –        Open Gym 7:30 -8:30 am
–        Photography Club  – 3:00 – 4:00 pm with Mr. Mitchell in the Woodshop
–        Indoor Soccer 3:00 – 4:00 pm Small Gym
–        Art Club 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Community Room
WEDNESDAY             –        SOGI Club at Lunchtime with Ms. Cowling
–        Dance Club at Lunchtime – in Dance Studio with Ms. Lyth
THURSDAY –        Team Leader Meeting (7:30 am)
–        Open Gym 7:30 -8:30 am
FRIDAY

 

ON THE HORIZON…

October 10th – Grade Group Meetings

October 14th – Thanksgiving Day (School not in Session)

October 17th – Staff Meeting (3:00 – 4:30)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“One of the biggest surprises in this research was learning that fitting in and belonging are not the same thing. In fact, fitting in is one of the greatest barriers to belonging. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be in order to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”

Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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