Week of March 7th

March 6, 2016

HDSMS Main

What a great weekend weather-wise. A little Vitamin D therapy is always good so hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy it. Last week before Spring Break but still lots going on.

Information To Share

 

Early Dismissal: Just a reminder that this Wednesday and Thursday are 1 hour early dismissal for students to allow for Parent/Teacher Interviews.

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.

Notice of Construction: Starting Monday March 7, 2016, Sandpiper contracting will begin construction of upgrades to the water and sewer mains on 203 Street between Grade Crescent and 49 A Avenue. Construction will take approximately 10 weeks, ending early May 2016. Construction will take place between Monday to Friday from 7am and 5pm. Residents will receive advanced notification of any works scheduled outside these hours.Traffic will be restricted during construction to single lane alternating. The contractor will maintain single lane in each direction during peak periods (such as school pick up/drop off times).  Parking will be restricted in the area while the contractor is working.

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:

Spring Break Camps At Langley Centennial Museum

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:

  • TEDxLangleyED: Harnessing The Power Of Geek In The Classroom – Ryan Radford (video)
  • TEDxLangleyED: Are You Ready To Disrupt Education – Holly Clark (video)

Up-coming Dates

Monday

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

Wednesday

Parent Teacher Interviews/One Hour Early Dismissal

 

Thursday

 

Parent Teacher Interviews/One Hour Early Dismissal

Friday

Staff vs Students Soccer at lunch

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

Practice/Gym Schedule:

Intramurals Schedule:

Soccer Intramural playoffs Monday-Friday this week, capped with the Finals on Friday Dream Team V. Intramural Champs

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