April 8, 2019

April 7, 2019

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. We have a busy week coming up … all the information you need to know is below.

New Information To Share:


Collaboration Afternoon: Reminder this Friday is a collaboration afternoon for staff. Students will be dismissed at 1:34 on that day.

Easter Weekend Activity: Saturday April 20th from 1-4pm City Collective Church will be having an Easter Extravaganza in the court yard and building. It is open to all and will have a bouncy castle, sumo wrestling, face painting, BBQ and an Easter egg hunt. Make sure you tell your students and bring your family.  

Flag at half-mast to commemorate Vimy:  Tuesday, April 9th Stafford will be flying the flag at half-mast for the day.  Canadian Encyclopaedia has a couple of pages of information on the battle and its importance to Canada if you’d like to do some extension activities on it. 

Battle of Vimy Ridge:  https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/vimy-ridge 

Think like a Historian:  https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/studyguide/think-like-a-historian-introduction-to-vimy 

2019 HDSMS Winter Market: HDSMS is excited to be hosting our first Winter Market this November 23rd, 2019 and are inviting all parents of Stafford students to participate in the fun before anyone else!!!  The Winter Market will be running from 10am to 5pm with lots of fun activities for shoppers and their families. Each vendor will have an 8×8 booth, one table, & two chairs to use (you may add another table to your booth for an extra $5).  Parents of Stafford students will receive their table for $25 that is payable by Cash, Cheque, or School Cash online.

We will have applications available at the office beginning April 8th or if you would like to have your application emailed to you, please contact Abby Burton at hdsmswintermarket@gmail.com.  All applications & payments need to be handed into the office in a sealed envelope marked “ATTN  Abby Burton/Winter Market”. We are looking forward to a great event to raise money for School programs and activities.

Information From Last Week:

Finishing Strong: As we come out of Spring Break an into our last term of the year, it is a great time to remind our students that finishing strong is the best way to head into summer. As the weather gets better, distractions can be much easier to give in to however we want all our Skyhawks to finish the year with the most positive results possible.

Updated Canada Food Guide: In keeping with our changing society, Canada Health has updated their Food Guide for proper eating. Please click here to see what changes have been made to help optimize the health and wellness of our kids (and adults)

Track and Field Starting: Our PE classes will be starting their units in Track And Field this week. Our school track meet is coming up on April 26th with our District competition coming up on June 4th.

This Week At HDSMS Regulars

Intramurals: Information and schedule is up on the big board in the foyer.

Athletics Schedule: We have a lot going on with regards to athletics so please click here each week to see the latest schedule.

PAC Update: The minutes from our last meeting can be found here.

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


Board Games Club 3:00pm  

Archery 3:00 – 5:00 

Mixed Martial Arts 3:00 – 4:00pm  



Open Gym Basketball 7:30 – 8:20 

In-Door Soccer 3:00 – 4:00 



Mixed Martial Arts 3:00 – 4:00pm  

After Three Club 3:00 – 5:00pm  

Archery 5pm – 9pm 





House Team Afternoon 

Collaboration Day Students Dismissed at 1:34 




HD Stafford Middle School

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