June 12, 2017

June 11, 2017


Another great weekend with the weather cooperating … mostly. We have another very full week at HD Stafford Middle as we start to get into the home stretch. Please ensure you check out the information below.

Information To Share:


LSS Grad Walk / Green & Gold Day: Last year we started the tradition of our LSS Grad Walk, inviting the 2017 graduating class back to HDSMS to celebrate their accomplishment and remind our current students where the next milestone in their educational journey is. Parent are welcome to join us for this event on Thursday June 15th around 12:30pm. Students should wear green and/or gold to show their Saints Pride!

Theatre Sports Day: On Wednesday June 14, HD Stafford will be hosting its first annual Theatre Sports Day!  Throughout the day various teams will compete for the ultimate spot in the block 7/8 finals where there will be one team crowned Theatre Sports Day Champions! For those of you who don’t know what Theatre Sports entails, think improv, lots of laughs, and students of all ages taking risks on stage for our entertainment delight. 

Grade 6 Immunizations: Tuesday, June 13th is the final date for grade 6s to complete their last dose of immunizations. Nurses have the information regarding which students require immunization.

Blue House BBQ: Congrats to Blue team for closing the gap and securing the win on Sports Day. Your reward, a house team only BBQ on Tuesday, June 13 on the back field during blocks 7/8.

Student Success Day – June 28th: The last Wednesday of the year is our Student Success Day where students have the opportunity to attend and demonstrate learning outcomes with their teachers. This is by invitation only and other students need not attend. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any question regarding this.

Feeder School Visit: On June 28th, we also invite all of our incoming Skyhawks to the middle school for a great morning of connecting with each other while getting a taste of HDSMS. Our WEB leaders and staff engage them in a variety of activities followed by a pizza lunch. Great way to send them off for the summer.

Year End / Awards Assembly: We will have our year end / awards assembly on June 27th starting at 1:30. We will hand out our 5 major awards as well as athletic awards. This will be followed by presentation for our staff who are leaving and then a fun surprise for our students from the HDSMS staff. Parents are welcome to join.

Community Garden Summer Watering: HD Stafford’s community garden is in need of watering during the summer weeks. If your family is interested is watering for a week in the summer please contact Mr.Hendy. Bhendy@sd35.bc.ca.

TEDxLangleyEd 2018: The committee is now accepting applications to speak at the next TEDxLangleyEd Event in January 2018. Please click here if you are interested.

EdCamp35 Express: We have a smaller version of EdCamp35 being held August 30th from 8:30 – 12:00. Registration is now available for EdCamp35 Express online!

Summer Session: Registration for this year’s summer session opens April 10th. All necessary information and registration can be found by clicking here.

Athletics Schedule: We have a lot going on with regards to athletics so please click here each week to see the latest schedule (same as last week).

PAC Update: Here is the May 2017 PAC Newsletter

Next pac Meeting is June 14 at 6:30pm

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:

  • What’s Truth? What’s Reconciliation?
  • How Schools Build Positive Culture Through Advisory
  • Every Kid Needs A Champion (video)

Up-coming Dates


MMA Club 3:15


Grade 6 Follow Up shots

Head Start – before school

Blue House Team BBQ

Extra Degree – after school

BBS Explorations 3:00 – 5:00pm

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:30 – 4:30


Theatre Sports Day

MMA Club 3:15

PAC Meeting 6:30pm

LSS Pre Season Football @MAP 3:15pm


Head Start – before school

Grade 7 Field Trip to Crescent Beach

Band Practice at lunch

LSS Grad Walk (block 6) Wear Green & Gold

Extra Degree – after school

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:30 – 4:30 Gr.7 Boys Game

Band/Choir Concert 7:00pm


Grade 7 & 8 Field Trip to Playland

Div 18, 19 & 20 Mini Science Fair

HD Stafford Middle School

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