The Stafford SCOOP Jan. 30, 2023

Posted: January 29, 2023

Week of Jan. 30, 2023

Happy Sunday Skyhawks Parents & Guardians!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine!  We did it!  We made it through the long dark month of January and are looking forward to the month ahead. Last week was a busy one with a lot of fun events. We would like to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Gina T., Sarah P., and the entire HDSMS PAC for putting on a fantastic Neon Dance. Over 380 of our students attended and they all had an amazing time so – THANK YOU!

Looking ahead to this week, we have the Taste of LSS for our Grade 8 students and the Ukrainian Tea on Wednesday for all of our family of schools. Also, we are starting the month of February which is Black History Month and our Respect & Diversity week! Lots of exciting things to look forward to. We wish you a great week ahead and…

Here’s the SCOOP!





On Wednesday February 1st, HDSMS will be hosting a Tea for our Ukrainian Families and the families in our feeder schools. The families will have the opportunity to connect with other families and get access to resources. The tea will be from 3:30-5:30pm.

Grade 8 to 9 Upcoming Transition Dates:

  • Tuesday January 31st- Taste of LSS
    • All our Grade 8 students will be bussed to LSS and spend on the much of the day exploring LSS and the all the opportunities and programs it has to offer – lunch will be included!
  • Tuesday February 7th – Grade 9 Course Planning @ HDSMS
    • Grade 8 Students will be completing their course selection forms here at HDSMS and bringing a copy home to share their selections with their parents in preparation for the Parent Meeting that evening at LSS.
  • Tuesday February 7th – Grade 8 Parent/Guardian night @ LSS: Information at 6pm and Tours at 7-8pm
    • Grade 8 parents and students are invited to LSS for the Grade 9 Information Night beginning at 6:00pm with school tours following the meeting.

Cold Temperatures and Winter Weather:

This week is calling for freezing temperatures and maybe even some snow. Just a reminder to reduce the risk of slip and falls during the icy weather: when possible, please tell your children to follow the designated walking paths and avoid shortcuts and unsalted areas. Also, walk slowly and deliberately in icy areas and expect the pavement and sidewalks to be slippery.

Also a reminder as the weather gets increasingly cold and wet,  please send your children to school with appropriate clothing and footwear as many students ( especially in the snow) do love to go outside!


Community Room Homework Club on Wednesdays! Let your Kiddos know!

  • Homework club started on September 28 and will run from 3-4 on Wednesdays in the Community Room. Students will receive academic support and build positive relationships. The first half of homework club we will work on homework and from 3:30 to 4:00 we’ll change gears and do fun activities together! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! A huge thank you to Langley Church (Youth unlimited) for their support. See Mrs. Sandher if you would like to join any after-school activities.
  • The Breakfast Program  Students can enjoy light breakfast items between 8:00-8:30. Students will enter through the exterior doors of the Community Room, and when the bell rings they will line up with their classes. The breakfast program is for all kiddos!
  • LUNCH PROGRAM: The lunch program is for families who need extra support. Please contact Mrs. Sandher, our Community Coordinator, at, if your child needs clothing, food, and/or other support.


Lockers have now been distributed to all classes and students, however we are hoping to finish collecting school fees and online permission forms as soon as possible.  If you can please do the following:

  • Pay your school fees using the SchoolCashOnline link here.
  • Complete the Online permission forms that also on your SchoolCashOnline account.






We are very excited to roll out the new online Skyhawks Apparel Store to all staff, students and our Stafford community!


  • HDSMS will continue to work towards being a completely paperless school when it comes to communication with parents. In order to stay informed, please be sure you use at least one of the following on-line methods:



NEON Dance – Thanks to all the many volunteers who helped make the first PAC hosted dance after several years hiatus a great success. The adults and students loved the neon theme and kids were tired out from hours of dancing. Anyone with decorating pics please forward to

Note: The kids had so much fun with the Photo Booth but due to privacy issues, the access has been temporarily disabled until the school can manage how students can see their pics. All the pictures were created into one big file – we will be looking at ways to separate these out and distribute them to appropriate students.

Upcoming Popcorn Dates:

  • Wed Feb 1st – Grade 6 Popcorn

Upcoming Hawk’s Nest Dates:

  • Wed Feb 15th – Grade 7 & 8 Hawksnest
  • Wed March 8th – Grade 6 Hawksnest

Upcoming Hot Lunch Dates:

Munchalunch ordering for hot lunches – deadline is usually one week before.

  • Tuesday Feb 21st – StrEATS – order cut off Monday Feb 6th
  • Friday March 10th – Little Caesar’s Pizza – order cut off Thurs Mar 2nd

(If you have a Grade 6 child and were previously registered at a different school or need an account at two different schools and you’re having trouble setting up your account, please email for help)

Ukranian Family Tea – Feb. 1st, 2023

The School is hosting a tea for Ukranian Families, Wednesday, Feb 1st to help those families build connections. We are still looking for help between 3:30 and 6pm for one or two hours to help watch the coffee tables and clean up afterwards. If available please contact Gina at

Upcoming PAC meetings:

 6:30pm in the HD Stafford Library Commons room.

  • Wednesday, February 8th

If you have any questions or if you are interested to volunteer at our PAC initiatives, please contact

Keep updated with PAC fundraisers and info through Facebook and Instagram at:

HDSMS Parent Group

HDStafford Middle School PAC



Our PAC works to help create effective partnerships between the school and parent community. Building the triangle of support between parent, school, and child will create powerful learning opportunities and ensure our children’s success.

Each and every parent or guardian is a member of our PAC. We encourage you to join us for the monthly meetings to participate in the building of PAC community and create learning opportunities for your child.


Alex JoehlVice
Chantale HubbsD-PAC
Solanlle PanguinaoMember at
Cindy ChungMember at
Lisa TatarniukMember at
Cathy WorrallFundraising
Cathy WorrallHot
Chantale HubbsLong Term Planning
Sarah PrestonEvents

Please direct any general questions to


Can’t wait to share all the awesome literacy events coming this year.






HD Stafford Middle School

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