March 6, 2017

March 5, 2017


We officially wave the white surrender flag to winter …. you win. More snow in the forecast as we head into Spring Break. Busy week … here’s what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS. 

Information To Share:

Report Cards: Report cards were released online last Friday. If you were unable to access your child’s, please email to get set up. There are printed copies available in the office upon request for this term. Contact the office if you wish one.

Early Dismissals: Students will be dismissed one hour early on both Wednesday March 8th and Thursday March 9th for Parent Teacher/Student led Conferences.

Parent-Teacher/Student Led Conferences: Please be sure to sign up for a time by clicking here starting this Tuesday, February 28th at 9:00am.

Langley Celebrates Diversity Letter: Please click here for an important letter going out to all communities in the Langley School District this week. It celebrates the diversity within our schools, specifically relating to the LGBTQ+ community and is a wonderful reinforcement of what we believe and want for our students.

Douglas Park Elementary is Looking for Leaders: Douglas Park Spring Explorations are around the corner.  We are looking for student or parent leaders in the explorations programs. If you have a skill you want to teach elementary students or would like to assist in our explorations programs currently running, please connect with Mr.Hendy in the community room or email

Spring Break: This year’s Spring Break starts this Saturday, March 11th. School reopens Monday March 27th.

Red Cross Babysitting Course: So you want to be a babysitter? Or, your parents want you to take this course so they feel confident leaving you at home alone? Babysitting with First Aid Hero emphasizes learning through real life scenarios. information covered includes: Exploring the business of babysitting, creating safe environments, safely caring for ages 0-12, and first aid skills. Cost is $60.00 plus GST.  Click here to register. 

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: Our HDSMS PAC Facebook Page is now up and running!!!! Be sure to click here and follow us! Also, click here for the March PAC Newsletter.

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:

  • 10 Ideas For Teachers To Beat Stress
  • Happy Teachers Take Time To Rejuvenate
  • What I Learned From 2000 Obituaries (video)

Up-coming Dates


Student Choir Practice at lunch

Grade 5 Play Day 3:15 – 5:15


Go Girls at 3:00pm


1 hour early dismissal – students dismissed at 1:49

Parent-Teacher Interviews

P2L in Ms McArthur’s Room at lunch

Friendship Club 3:00 – 4:30 in Community Room

Lego/Robotics Club 3:00 – 4:30 in Robotics Lab

PUCKS – Learn To Skate 2:00 – 3:30 *PUCKS will be finished at Spring Break.


Rugby 7s Tournament at DW Poppy 9:00 – 2:30

1 hour early dismissal – students dismissed at 1:49

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Band Practice at lunch


PUCKS Hockey 2-5 *PUCKS will be finished at Spring Break.


HD Stafford Middle School

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