January 29, 2018

January 28, 2018

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

New Information To Share:

Healthy Hearts Aboriginal Gathering: This amazing community event is coming up on February 17th at HD Stafford Middle. Our entire community is invited to join us for this great event. Click on this link for more information: AHHG Flyer

Epicure Fundraiser For Band: The band students are onto their next fundraiser.  They are selling Epicure spices. $20 gets you their top three dips in a fancy bag.  These include: 3 Onion Dip mix; Cheese, Chives and Bacon Dip mix; Lemon Dilly Dip mix. Orders are due Tuesday Jan 30th and the pick up is in the band room after school on Thursday Feb. 15th. $5.00 from every bag goes toward a band student.  You can either order from a band student or I’ll leave some order forms on the counter in the office.

Stafford Gear Now Available: For a limited time, staff, students and parents can purchase the latest 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 … this Friday! Be sure to go check it out.

Neon Dance: Our PAC is hosting a Neon Dance on February 22nd (the night before the Pro D Day). Tickets are $5.00 and will be available for sale at lunch on February 8th and 15th. If you are unable to afford a ticket, please talk to Mr. Davids or Ms Hayer. For more information, check out this flyer!


Information From Last Week:

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.

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.

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

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


Term 3 Expos Start

Shawn and Iha out of the building 1 pm- 5pm

School Based Team 1:30 – 3:30

Grade 8 Boys basketball game at BGMS 3:15pm

Archery 3:30 – 5pm

Girls Rugby Practice 3:00 – 4:00

Mixed Martial Arts 3:00 – 4:00pm


In-Door Soccer 3:00 – 4:00

Wrestling 4:30-6pm


After 3 Program 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Mixed Martial Arts 3:00 – 4:00pm


SOGI Collective at 11:20

Girls Rugby Practice 3:00 – 4:00

Yearbook Club 3:00 – 4:00

Lego Robotics 3:00-4:30pm

Drama Club 3:00 – 4:00pm

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