Week of February 29th

February 28, 2016

HDSMS Main

It’s a rare day coming up so Happy Leap Year Day! If it’s your birthday celebrate like it won’t be back for another four years 😉 We have lots going on this week, so please be sure to read through the information carefully.

Information To Share

Congratulations To The BFG: A huge congratulations and thank you to Ms McArthur and all the students who had a tremendously successful run of shows last week. The performances were superb! 

Parents of Grade 8 Students: LSS will be at HD Stafford Middle School on Monday morning to further speak with our students about course planning for next year. Please remind your child to bring their course selections for tomorrow.

Report Cards: Just a reminder report cards will be coming home with students this Friday.

Parent Teacher Interviews: With report cards coming home this Friday, Parents/Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. They will be occurring March 9th and 10th with the Thursday being the later night. Information on signing up for times will come coming out this week so please be on the look out.

Jesse Miller Rescheduled: We are excited to have Jesse Miller come to speak with our students on April 21st about social media and safety. He will also be doing a parent night that same evening from 6:30 – 8:00. Below is a write up of the presentation:

Social Media, Connected Children, Parenting the Mobile Device Child:

An interactive and visual presentation helps parents understand where the social media and tech concerns are in our connected community. This is a must-see presentation for parents who would like to proactively examine the challenges of social media, reveal the realities behind the concerns around social media, and prompt dialogue that fits your home values. This presentation will provide parents with the tools needed to better equip themselves for parenting in the social media generation, extend the dialogue to reflect technology influences in your home, and address the current trends in social media use within British Columbia. 

Jesse Miller is a respected national speaker on the topics of social media awareness, social networking behaviour, and online content evaluation. He has been presenting and consulting with schools, government organizations, and public safety agencies since 2007. His presentations have reached thousands of participants across Canada and his presentation addresses issues ranging from Cyberbullying, Digital Citizenship, and Digital Curriculum development. Jesse is renowned for proactively examining the challenges of social media and has spoken at hundreds of schools across Canada.

Learn more by visiting www.mediatedrealtiy.com 

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:

  • Screen Time: 7 Everyday Media Resolutions
  • TEDxLangleyED: My Best Friend Max (video)

Up-coming Dates

Monday

Grade 8 Course Planning with LSS in Library – Blocks 2 – 4

Feeder School Basketball Tournament

Rugby Practice: Girls 3:00 – 4:15; Boys 3:15 – 4:30

Extra Degree 3:00 – 4:00

Tuesday

Rugby Practice: Girls 3:00 – 4:15; Boys 3:15 – 4:30

Grade 7 Basketball Playdays: Boys and Girls at LCS

Wednesday

Grade 6 Basketball Playdays: Boys At HDSMS; Girls at YCMS

Extra Degree 3:00 – 4:00

Thursday

Discover Trades Grade 8 Field Trip: 10:00 – 2:00

Friday

Report Cards Home

Rugby Practice: Girls 3:00 – 4:15; Boys 3:15 – 4:30

Exhibition Game: Grade 6 Girls vs James Hill Gr 5

Practice/Gym Schedule:

Intramurals Schedule:

Intramural Hockey – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday March 1-3 in the small gym

 

  • Hawks V. Eagles
  • Lions V. Panthers
  • Tigers V. Jays

Please click here to access the Practice/Gym Schedule for this week.

 

HD Stafford Middle School

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