January 22, 2018

January 21, 2018

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. Here’s what’s coming up this week at HDSMS.

New Information To Share:

Stafford Gear Now Available: For a limited time, staff, students and parents can purchase the lastest Skyhawks gear designed by our Athletic WEB Leaders. Hats, touques and hoodies are available on our online store (click here). All orders are due by February 2nd. Be sure to go check it out.

Theatre Sports Club: We are excited to be starting a Theatre Sports Club for any interested students. They will meet in theatre, Thursdays after school starting on February 1st. Please see Ms Ashcroft if you have any questions.

Taste of LSS: This Friday is our Grade 8 field trip to Langley Secondary for Taste of LSS. This gives our students a chance to get excited about the things waiting for them as they make the transition from Middle School to High School. Please ensure your permission forms are in.

Grade 7 Fundraiser Night – Pub Night (March 10, 2018): Come and raise a glass at Murrayville Town Pub to help support Grade 7 Camp. This is no regular burger and beer pub night! Your ticket gets you a full roast beef dinner as well as one of a beer, wine or highball. Tickets are $25 or $45 for a pair. There will be a toonie toss, square board game, silent auction, raffle, lottery trees, and more! Come out and support the kids having a successful camp trip, and have a fun night! Doors open 5pm, dinner starts at 6pm. Please click here for more info. Tickets are available in the office or by contacting Tamie Tamie33@telus.net 604-807-9902 or Brenda blhunter.est2017@gmail.com (778) 839-1963‬

Grade 7 Fundraiser Night – Paint Nite (March 8, 2018): This will be held at Clayton Public House with artist Courtney Powell. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some drinks and food as you create your own version of the painting Surreal Beach. Tickets are $45 with $15 from each being donated to Grade 7 Camp. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Information From Last Week:

Parents/Community Volunteers: HD Stafford Middle school is looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways. If you have interest in helping in our lunch program, reading to students, coaching, afterschool programs or event nights please contact our community school coordinator at bhendy@sd35.bc.ca

Community Room Blog: As many of you know, we are proud of our work with the surrounding partners in our community to best support all of our students. And over the past couple years, it has been a specific goal of ours to develop the community school model here at HD Stafford Middle School. As a part of that, we have recently created a Community Room Blog to share the ways we are working with our community for the betterment of kids. I would encourage you to check it out by clicking here.

This Week At HDSMS Regulars

Intramurals: The bleachers are finished so we are back in action. 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 January PAC meeting are available by clicking here. Our next meeting is scheduled for February 7th at 6:30pm

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.

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:

  • Extending The Silence
  • Getting Stuck In The Negatives (And How To Get Unstuck) – video

Coming Up This Week


Archery 3:30 – 5pm


In-Door Soccer 3:00 – 4:00

Wrestling 4:30-6pm


Grade 8 Boys basketball game vs DWP at HDSMS 3:15pm

After 3 Program 3:00pm – 5:00pm


SOGI Collective at 11:20

Inclusivity Assembly:

Green and Red House Block 5 & 6

Gold and Blue House Block 7 & 8

Yearbook Club 3:00 – 4:00

Lego Robotics 3:00-4:30pm

Wrestling 4:30-6pm


PUCKS 2-5:30pm

HD Stafford Middle School

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