January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017


Happy New Year!! I hope all of you had a great holiday season, including time with family and friends. On behalf of everyone at HD Stafford, we wish you all the best in 2017. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: January 2nd.

Information To Share:

Welcome New Staff: We have a few people joining and returning to us in 2017. Please join me in welcoming the following:

  • Jill Holgate (Office Assistant)
  • Cheryl Chapman (Grade 6) – returning from maternity leave
  • Kulvinder Sandher (Youth Care Worker) – starting January 20th
  • Mundeep Bhamra (ELL/Resource) – TTOC until we can hire someone

Snow and Cold Temperatures: As we saw over much of the break, the snow and very cold weather will continue to be a factor. As per usual, we will have students outside for the lunch break, so please ensure your child comes with a proper jacket, toque and gloves.

Student Cell Phone Use: As we begin the new year, we will be tightening up our expectations regarding student cell phone use. You can access our expectations by clicking here. Moving forward, students are not to have their phones out inside the school unless specifically directed by a staff member. Students will need to either leave their phones at home, keep them in their lockers or follow the expectations of teacher’s collecting phones in class. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact administration.

A MidSummer Night’s Dream Rehearsal Schedule: For the January/February 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! There is a PAC meeting this Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30pm

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:

  • 17 Ideas To Combat Learned Helplessness
  • Simon Sinek On Millennials In The Workplace (video)
  • If You Do Any Of These 4 Activities In Your Classroom, You’re Already Personalizing Learning

Up-coming Dates


No school


Band Practice at lunch



Grade 8 Boys Basketball v LFMSS @ HDSMS 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

PAC Meeting 6:30 – 7:30



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