October 24th

October 23, 2016


Hope you all had a great weekend. Here is what’s going on This Week At HDSMS: October 17th. 

Information To Share:

Collaboration Afternoon Early Dismissal: Reminder that Monday is 75 minutes early dismissal for staff collaboration. The school day for students ends at 1:34pm.

Booking Parent Teacher/Student Led Conferences: Our on-line booking for Parent-Teacher/Student Led Conferences will be open starting October 24th until Tuesday November 1st. There are two schedules set up, one for the Grade 6 Homeroom teachers as they are all doing the student led interviews.  The other schedule has the Grade 7 and 8 teachers, resource teachers, and expo teachers. Please click here to book your appointment.

Ignite 35: We will be having Ignite 3.0 on November 30th at Fort Langley Pub. This amazing Pro D event has speakers share powerful stories connected to education. This year’s theme is If I Knew Then What I Know Now! We are looking for speakers so here is the link to apply The application deadline is Friday, October 21.

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 and intramurals 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
    • Stingrays v. Renegades
  • Wednesday
    • Dragons v. Rattlers
  • Thursday
    • Thrashers v. Rapids

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:

Eco-Educators Night

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:

  • The Chronic Failure of Curriculum Reform
  • Rick Wormeli: Standards Based Grading (video)
  • How Can Middle Schools Best Organize To Help Young Adolescents Thrive

Up-coming Dates


Collaboration Afternoon – student dismissal at 1:34pm


Band Practice at lunch

Football  @Lord Tweedsmuir 3:15pm Kickoff

Grade 8 Volleyball Playoffs

    • Boys – TBD
    • Girls – TBD

Indoor Soccer (Small Gym)

    • 3pm-4pm


A Midsummer Night’s Dream rehearsal

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

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

Student Choir Practice at lunch

Grade 7 Volleyball (Big Gym)

    • Boys – Betty Gilbert @HDS 3:15pm
    • Girls – Credo @HDS 3:15pm


Songwriting Club 3:00 – 4:00 in McArthur’s room

Grade 8 Volleyball Playoffs

  • Boys – TBD
  • Girls – TBD


PUCKS program 2:00 – 5:00pm

Grade 8 Girl Volleyball

  • Jamboree @DWP 3:15pm-8:30pm

HD Stafford Middle School

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