January 9, 2017

January 8, 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:

Collaboration Afternoon: A reminder that Monday is a district collaboration afternoon. Students will be dismissed at 1:34pm

Welcome Practicing Social Workers: Starting Monday, we will have two students from UFV at HDSMS currently working towards their social worker degree. We are excited to have Rachel Rudy and Erin Cumyn in our school. They will be here for the next 15 weeks.

TEDxLangleyED: The third annual TEDxLangleyED event is coming up January 14th. Tickets are available at www.tedxlangleyed.com. The speaker line-up is amazing, including an HDSMS parent, Suzanne Perreault

Snow and Cold Temperatures: The 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. 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! 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:

Aldergrove Minor Baseball Association Registration

My Tween And Me Workshop Sessions

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:

  • None this week

Up-coming Dates


Collaboration Afternoon – students dismissed at 1:34pm


Band Practice at lunch



Grade 8 Girls Basketball v Southridge @ HDSMS 3:15pm

Grade 8 Boys Basketball @ Betty Gilbert 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


P2L Passion To Lead in Community Room 3:00 – 4:30

Grade 8 Girls Basketball@ Credo 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