November 7th

November 6, 2016


Hopefully you all enjoyed your extra hour of sleep on a very rainy, fall-like weekend. It’s a short week as we take time to remember our heroes, but still plenty going on. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: November 7th.

Information To Share:

Remembrance Day: Reminder there is no school on Friday as we take time to remember those who sacrificed in the past and the role we all play in making our future positive and hopeful.

TEDxLangley Tix On Sale: On Wednesday night we had the great privilege of finally sharing the speaker line-up for our January 14, 2017 conference with a dedicated group of TEDxLangleyED community members. Our speakers include Olympic medalist Brent Hayden; Langley teachers Tim Stephenson, Katherine Mulski, and John Harris; Kwantlen man of sound, Luke Dandurand and many more! Find out more about our speakers, ticket sales, and the details of our upcoming event at

A MidSummer Night’s Dream Rehearsal Schedule: For the November schedule please click here

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

Intramurals Schedule – Games will begin after the eating period (11:35am) in the small gym. No one needs to leave class early, no spectators, no food or drinks.

  • Tuesday
    • Thrashers v. Rattlers
  • Wednesday
    • Stingrays v. Rapids
  • Thursday
    • Dragons v. Renegades

PAC Update: Next PAC meeting is November 9, 2016 in the library. The minutes from our last meeting are available here.

Our HDSMS PAC Facebook Page is now up and running!!!! Be sure to click here and follow us!

Our PAC is also fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for Christmas! Order deadline Nov 14th. If you’d like to support us through purchasing some very sweet Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, you can register to shop at this linkAfter you’ve logged in or registered for an account, you can use the Shop Online tab to buy some amazing chocolates or invite other members to join and support our fundraiser. Any questions can be directed to Jen Elderkin 604-614-1780.

What’s Up At LSS: Each week Langley Secondary 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:

That’s The Spirit: Christmas Shopping At Willowbrook Mall

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:

  • How I Learned To Be Strategic About Writing Comments
  • Thank You So Much For The Truth
  • A Pittance Of Time (video)

Up-coming Dates


Basketball Girls Open Gym 7:30am-8:30am (Small Gym)

Football – HDSMS vs. Seaquam @MAP 3:15pm Kickoff

Grade 6 Volleyball 3:15pm Start

    • Boys – v. LCS
    • Girls – @LCS

Archery – 3pm-5pm


Band Practice at lunch

Indoor Soccer (Small Gym)

    • 3pm-4pm

Grade 6/7 Boys VBall Practice 7:30am-8:30am (Big Gym)

Grade 8 Boys Open Gym 7:30am-8:30am (Small Gym)

Indoor Soccer (Small Gym)

    • 3pm-4pm

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Tryouts 3pm-4pm (Big Gym)

Grade 7 Boys Basketball Open Gym


A Midsummer Night’s Dream rehearsal 3:00 – 4:00

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

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

Student Choir Practice at lunch

Girls Open Gym 7:30am-8:30am (Small Gym)

Grade 7 Volleyball 3:15pm Start

    • Boys – v. LCS
    • Girls – @LFA

Grade 7 Boys Open Gym 3pm-4:30pm (Small Gym)

PAC Meeting at 6:30


Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:30

Grade 6/7 Girls VBall Practice 7:30am-8:30am (Big Gym)

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Tryouts 3pm-4pm (Big Gym)

Grade 7 Boys Open Gym 3pm-4:30pm (Small Gym)


Remembrance Day – no school

HD Stafford Middle School

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