November 27, 2017

November 26, 2017

Another awesome week coming up…be sure to read through it all carefully.

Information To Share:

Early Dismissal on Monday: Monday, November 27th is a report card prep day for teachers. Dismissal of students is at 11:20. The block rotation for the day is Day 1 Blocks 5 – 8.

Spirit Week/House Team Points: This week is SPIRIT WEEK and a chance for your house to earn team points. The schedule will be as follows:

Monday- PJ day

Tuesday- Twin day

Wednesday- Jersey Day

Thursday- Meme Day

Friday- Skyhawks Gear or wear Red and Black

North Pole’s Got Talent: Just a heads up that our Christmas tradition “North Pole’s Got Talent” is coming up on Thursday December 14th!

Profile of a Skyhawk: As we continue to grow our positive culture at HD Stafford Middle School, our staff has embarked on a process to create the “Profile of a Skyhawk.” We are working on narrowing down the many positive qualities we want our students to leave us with so that we can all teach to those virtues/character traits in a purposeful and consistent matter. It is important for us to know what parents want for their kids as well. So to that end, we are asking you to fill out this short survey (three questions) letting us know what virtues/character traits you would like to see focussed on for our children. Your feedback is extremely valuable in this process. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Davids if you have any questions.

Big Brother Big Sister Explorations: Starting Monday this club will run for 5 weeks on Monday’s from 3:00-5:00pm. It’s an after school program running from 3-5pm on Mondays for 5 weeks. The participants spend the first 45 minutes as a large group, playing sports, doing activities, playing games and having a snack. The remainder of the time is spent in their Explorations group which the students can sign up for at the beginning. These groups include baking, drawing and sketching, and drama. The program is free to join and there is an incredible group of volunteers coming to lead the program! Students can sign up at the office.

Jackets, Mitts and Toques: Free warm clothing will be available in the community room for students who are not bringing warm clothing. If you need assistance with this, please Mr.Hendy ( for details.

After- School Dance at LSS: All grade 4-8 students are welcome to learn dance (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop) at LSS  – Wed. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 after school 3:30-4:30PM. These sessions will be taught by the LSS Dance Teacher Mrs. Lidemark and assisted by the LSS Dance students. Contact for more information. Or sign up here. If students are interested and need help applying, please contact Brad Hendy.

Intramurals: The bleachers are finished so we are back in action. Information and schedule is up on the big board in the foyer.

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 October PAC Newsletter is now up at the HDSMS website. You can access it by clicking here 

Minutes from our last PAC meeting are now available on the website. Our next meeting is December 6th 6:30 – 8:00.

Our Panago Pizza Fundraiser is currently underway. You can purchase a $12 gift card to Panago which allows you to purchase ANY medium pizza (specialty or unlimited toppings). We are limited to only 50 per month but the fundraiser will be going on all year. Please click here to purchase yours.

What’s Up At LSS: Langley Secondary regularly puts out a blog celebrating the awesome things going on there. Click here to access the Saints Scoop.

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:

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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:

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Coming Up This Week


Report Card Prep – Students dismissed at 11:20; Block rotations Day 1 Blocks 5 – 8



Wrestling 4:30-6pm

Grade 8 Boys basketball game @HDSMS vs DWP 3:30


Grade 8 Boys basketball game @Yorkson Creek 3:30

Grade 8 Girls basketball game @HDSMS vs SRT 3:30

Grade 7 Girls Play Day Volleyball @LCS 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Grade 7 Boys Play Day Volleyball @ACSS 3:00pm – 6:00pm


Grade 6 Girls Play Day Volleyball @LCS 3:00pm – 6:00pm

SOGI Collective at 11:20

Yearbook Club 3:00 – 4:00

Lego Robotics 3:00-4:30pm

Wrestling 4:30-6pm


PUCKs Hockey 2:00pm – 5:00pm

HD Stafford Middle School

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