June 5, 2017

June 4, 2017


Hope all had a good weekend. We really have a few busy weeks ahead of us as we hit the final stretch of the school year. Please take time to read through all the information and check the school calendar for important dates. 

Information To Share:

THANK YOU PAC: This past week, our staff was treated to a wonderful lunch put on by our Parent Advisory Council. We really appreciated this symbol of gratitude from all of our parents. Thank you!

Year End Field Trips: Many of our classes are going on a variety of field trips to end the school year. A reminder to parents that permission forms must be signed and returned by the due date set by the teacher to ensure your child can attend. As always, if money is a concern, please contact the teacher or administration directly.

District Middle School Track Meet: This Thursday June 8th is the Langley District Middle School Track Meet at McLeod Athletic Park. Many of our HDSMS students have qualified for a variety of events so we would encourage family members to come on down and cheer on our Skyhawks! Events are going on from 8:40 – 2:00.

HDSMS Sports Day:  We will be holding our school sports day this Friday June 9th. Will be a great opportunity for our students to participate in some friendly competition while earning points for their house teams.

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.

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. 

LSS Grad Walk: 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.

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:

  • Preparing A Classroom Culture For Deeper Learning
  • Above All Acknowledge The Pain
  • End Of The Year Classroom Management Strategies

Up-coming Dates


Access Field Trip to the Zoo

Band Concert at Lunch

MMA Club 3:15


Fire Drill – 8:45

Panorama Photo Outside – 9:00


BBS Explorations 3:00 – 5:00pm

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:30 – 4:30 (Junior Girls at LFM)


MMA Club 3:15


District Middle School Track Meet

Head Start – before school

Band Practice at lunch

Extra Degree – after school

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:30 – 4:30

Band/Choir Concert 7:00pm


HDSMS Sports Day

HD Stafford Middle School

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