June 26, 2017

June 25, 2017


And then there was one! Hard to believe how fast these school years fly by. We have one more week to go and lots going on so take a few minutes to read through the information below.

Information To Share:

Thank You Thank You Thank You: As this is our last newsletter of the year, I just wanted to say on behalf of the entire staff here at HD Stafford Middle School … THANK YOU. It really requires a team effort to help our students be successful and there is no way we can do it without the help of all of you. We hope you enjoy a very restful, enjoyable summer and we are already excited about getting started in September … after some rest time of course 🙂

Summer Speed Limits: Just a reminder that HD Stafford Middle School is a summer session site for the Langley School District. As such, all speed limits are in affect for July and August.

Correction To Langley Times Article: Please click here regarding a correction that was necessary in a recent Langley Times article regarding the Physical and Health Education Curriculum as it pertains to “sexual and reproductive health education” and SOGI

Grade 8 Farewell: We will have our Grade 8 farewell assembly on Monday, June 26th starting at 1:30. This will be followed by the traditional ice cream party in our Community Room. Parents are welcome to join us for this HDSMS tradition.

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. Parents are welcome to join.

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.

Report Card Distribution: As we did with second term, report cards will be emailed to parents on Thursday June 29th. Students may also come to the school at 8:30 to pick up a paper copy. Busses will be running … regular pick up time and leaving the school at 9:30.\

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 June PAC Meeting Minutes and our June PAC Newsletter.

Thank you to all our amazing members! Have a great summer.

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:

  • Why Teachers Suck
  • Don’t Feel Sorry For Refugees, Believe In Them (video)
  • Why I Must Come Out (video)

Up-coming Dates


Grade 8 Leaving Assembly – Block 7

Grade 8 Ice Cream Party – Block 8

MMA Club 3:15


Year End Assembly – Block 7/8

Last Day of regular classes

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:30 – 4:30


HDSMS Feeder School Visit – 9:30 – 12:30

Student Success Day


Report Card Distribution 8:30 – 9:30



Administrative Day



HD Stafford Middle School

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