October 31st

October 30, 2016


Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed some Halloween fun. Should be a great Monday. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: October 31st.

Information To Share:

Halloween Costumes: Students are welcome to dress up in the spirit of Halloween. A reminder that students are not to wear masks at school or have any form of weapon as part of their costume. They also need to abide by your district dress code guidelines which can be found here.

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.

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

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:

  • Rick Wormeli: Gradebooks (video)
  • There’s No I In Teacher: 8 Tips For Collaborative Planning

Up-coming Dates


Halloween Activity Afternoon Blocks 6, 7, & 8


    • @WJ Mouat 3:30pm Kickoff

Grade 6 Volleyball 3:15pm Start

    • Boys – v. LCS
    • Girls – @LCS


    • 3pm-5pm


Band Practice at lunch

Indoor Soccer (Small Gym)

    • 3pm-4pm


Parent-Teacher Interviews/Student Led Conferences

1 hr Early Dismissal

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


Parent-Teacher Interviews/Student Led Conferences

1 hr Early Dismissal

WE Day in Vancouver

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


PUCKS program 2:00 – 5:00pm

HD Stafford Middle School

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