Way To Go SkyHawk!!
A BIG congratulations to Nathan King who has just captured the Grade 8 Fraser Valley Championship for the Grade 8, 100 metre sprint. This is an amazing accomplishment!
Cops for Cancer
Our Police Liaison Officer, Constable Northrup has organized a challenge with her colleague Constable Van Hirck. The challenge is that the officer who's schools raise the most money for Cancer, get to watch as the "loser" gets his or her head shaved at the school. We are having a "kick-off" assembly May 15th at 9:15am, where a "celebrity" staff member will be named as the one who is getting a "close shave". Who will it be?
The latest edition of the 'Hawk Herald has been emailed to parents as we had difficulty loading it on to this website. If you do not receive a copy please contact the office.
The 'Hawks keep rolling along! Next game is on Thursday at SkyHawk field. It is the first round of the Fraser Valley Championship and features the SkyHawk's taking on the We're expecting to see the Fraser "Falcons" again soon. This time for the Fraser Valley Championship!
The SkyHawk's soccer team posted an impressive 4-0 shutout , defeating the Betty Gilbert "Raptors". Go SkyHawks!
Congratulations to all the participants in the Science Fair! The projects were well done, well presented and showed a lot of effort and commitment on the part of all the presenters. There were some excellent projects!! Special Thanks to Ms. Saumier for her leadership and to Mrs. Zawaduk for her help. Thanks to our guest judges, Langley Board of Education Chairperson Wendy Johnson, LSS Principal Dawne Tomlinson and Retired Principal Roger Saumier.
A school fundraiser that doesn't require you to buy stuff you don't want? Our P.A.C. has signed up with Wealthy Schools Revolution, it's simple, can actually save you money and may even be more convenient. The HD Stafford Middle School PAC would like to introduce you to our new and innovative fundraising program. The concept is pretty simple - Wealthy School Revolution is a locally based company who is changing the face of school fundraising by allowing parents to buy brand name products they're already purchasing and pick them up at the school. Schools earn up to 15% of the purchases ordered. If 50 supporters purchased $100/month over the course of 10 months with our bi-weekly delivery schedule, you could generate $7,500 for this school! The system is easy to use, there is no cost to you or the school for using it and schools that are in the Wealthy School Revolution program find it improves their fundraising efficiency and effectiveness.***The first 20 parents at HD Stafford Middle School who commit to spending just $50 per month on the wealthyschools.ca website will receive a 10% off coupon to use ALL school year! (see attachment below)
The Parent Advisory Committee:
**Note Date Change The Year End, PAC meeting is on Wednesday, May 29th @ 7:00 pm in the Library. All Stafford Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend!
NEW PAC FUNDRAISER PAGE!!!
Math Missile Program
A letter was sent home with grade 6 & 7 students informing parents of some good news. We have been given extra funding to hire an additional Math Teacher. This has resulted in smaller class sizes within the academic program for math instruction! The new classes have now been formed and we are continuing to see positive results from this initiative. (a copy of the original letter is attached below)
The Stafford Blog 'Hawk Squawk
The blog just recently recorded it's 21,000th hit! Thanks for checking it out and keeping current on all things SkyHawk! Check out the new videos and watch our daily "newcasts" The blog is at http:www.staffordsoars.com or by clicking on the 'Hawk Squawk tab in the upper left hand corner of this page.
School Closure Information:
If we have any information regarding a potential or actual School Closure due to power outage, snow or ? that information will be posted here. Information is also posted at the Langley School District website www.sd35.bc.ca (There is a tab on the left side of this page) and click on the “School Status/Closures” QuickLink. If you don’t have 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 web site for you. Current information is also posted on Langley School District’s Information Hotline at 604-532-1453. (Do not hang up if your call is not connected right away). Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130 AM, CKNW 980 AM, Country Radio 107.1 FM or CBC 690 AM for updates.
Our catering service is continuing it's operation, offering healthier and better value choices to our students. A menu is posted at the bottom of this column.
Middle School Madness
The Middle School Madness program is run by Langley City, Parks and Rec. each Wednesday after school in room 116, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Everyone is welcome! Just show up at the room.
HD Stafford's Homework Club is staffed by Mrs. Tessler and Mrs. Ozario and runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 8:30am in the Library. It's a great way to get prepared for the day or to get help with some homework that may have been difficult the night before. The Homework club will begin operating on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.
The 'Hawk Herald is published monthly during the academic year, while the 'Hawk Squawk is now a blog containing more timely or urgent information. Both are available through this website.
The School Office
The school office is open from 7:45am to 3:45pm daily. Please call anytime you have questions, concerns, need some information or want to let us know about an absence or illness. (604) 534-9285
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