December 12, 2016

December 11, 2016


It’s the last week before the break. Crazy to think we are already here. We have a busy week  Here is the what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: December 12th. 

Information To Share:

Christmas Hampers: Our Skyhawk Elves have been busy collecting toys, food, gift cards and cash for our Christmas Hampers. We have 21 of our own HD Stafford families we are supporting. If you would like to help, please bring your donation to the office or your teacher. We also have a gift basket draw on right now with a pair of Sony Noise Cancelling headphones as the main prize. Tickets can be purchased in the main office. Draw is on

North Pole’s Got Talent: Please mark down on your calendar Thursday Dec. 15th Block 7/8 “North Pole’s Got Talent.” All students welcome to audition Dec 5/6 @ lunch. Please talk to Mr. Cavalli for more information. 

Staff Changes: As we head into the new calendar year, there will be a few staff who were in term positions who will be leaving us. Also one who is off to have a baby. We would like to very much thank the following for their work and dedication to our students:

  • Tricia Mein (Office Assistant)
  • Amanda Younger (Grade 6 Teacher)
  • Adia dos Santos (Youth Care Worker)
  • Laura Jonasson (ELL/Resource)

Welcome Jill Holgate: We are happy to welcome Jill Holgate into our office assistant position starting January 3, 2017. We have been lucky to have excellent replacements to start the year but will be glad to have someone in the position full time. 

A MidSummer Night’s Dream Rehearsal Schedule: For the December schedule please click here

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

Intramurals Schedule – Games will begin after the eating period (11:35am) in the small gym. No one needs to leave class early, no spectators, no food or drinks. Games TBA

PAC Update: Our HDSMS PAC Facebook Page is now up and running!!!! Be sure to click here and follow us!

What’s Up At LSS: Each week Langley Secondary puts out a blog celebrating the awesome things going on there.  Here is the latest edition of What’s Up At LSS

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:

  • Boys Who Sit Still Have A Harder Time Learning To Read
  • Co-Teaching Cultivates Critical Thinking

Up-coming Dates


Passion to Lead 3:00 – 5:00pm in Community Room

Grade 8 Boys Basketball @ YCMS 3:15pm


Band Practice at lunch

Grade 8 Girls Basketball @ Poppy 3:15pm


Division 20 Field Trip to Lochiel

Grade 8 Boys Basketball @ WGSS 3:15pm

Friendship Club 3:00 – 4:30 in Community Room

Lego/Robotics Club 3:00 – 4:30 in Robotics Lab

Student Choir Practice at lunch

PUCKS – Learn To Skate 2:00 – 3:30


North Pole’s Got Talent Blocks 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Grade 8 Girls Basketball @BSS 3:15pm


PUCKS – Hockey 2:00 – 4:30

HD Stafford Middle School

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