February 20, 2017

February 19, 2017


Lots going on in the next few days!  Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS. 

Information To Share:

Early Dismissal: A reminder that Monday is a report card prep day for teachers. Students will be dismissed at 11:20am

District Professional Development Day: This Friday, February 24th is a district-wide professional development day. No school for students.

Pink Shirt Day: The district will be celebrating Diversity and Respect Week this week to coincide with Pink Shirt Day. On Wednesday February 22 we want all our Skyhawks to sport their pink in support of respect and kindness for all.

Community Garden Survey: We are excited to be working with the Kwantlen Polytech University Horticulture Program to create a sustainable community garden at HD Stafford Middle. They are looking for some feedback from our parents so we would really appreciate it if you would fill out this survey and return it to the office this week.

2017-2018 Camp Fundraiser: We are running concessions on the next few weekends during volleyball tournaments. We are looking for grade 7 parents to come and help out as this is a fundraiser for the upcoming grade 8 camp in September. Please click here for information and to sign up.

New Parent/Family Portal For Report Cards: We are so excited that parents/families will now be able to access report cards online. Starting for term two, report cards will now be distributed in this format. In order to get yourself set up to access this, please click here to set up your account and get more information.

Red Cross Babysitting Course: So you want to be a babysitter? Or, your parents want you to take this course so they feel confident leaving you at home alone? Babysitting with First Aid Hero emphasizes learning through real life scenarios. information covered includes: Exploring the business of babysitting, creating safe environments, safely caring for ages 0-12, and first aid skills. Cost is $60.00 plus GST.  Click here to register. 

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. Please be sure to listen to the announcements for game match-ups.

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: Langley Secondary regularly 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:

  • Hockey Talks Mental Health Awareness: Corey Hirsch (video)
  • TED Talk: Refugees Have The Right To Be Protected (video)


Up-coming Dates



Report Card Prep – students dismissed at 11:20


Go Girls at 3:00pm


Pink Shirt Day


P2L in Ms McArthur’s Room at lunch

Grade 6 Basketball – 3:15pm

Girls at YCMS 1

Boys Team 1 at YCMS

Boys Team 2 v YCMS at HDSMS

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

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

PUCKS – Learn To Skate 2:00 – 3:30



Band Practice at lunch

Grade 7 Basketball 3:15pm

Girls at YCMS

Boys Team 1 at LCS

Boys Team 2 vs LFMSS at HDSMS



Professional Development Day – no school for students.

HD Stafford Middle School

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