October 3rd

October 2, 2016


Hope everyone had a great weekend. Lots going on for the next few days so here is what’s going on This Week At HDSMS: October 3rd. 

Information To Share:

Middle School Consultation: On Wednesday, the district is holding a middle school consultation meeting at Cascade Convention Centre from 6:30 – 8:30. All parents are welcome to attend … click here for info.

Terry Fox Run: Calling all Skyhawks! We need your support in the fight against cancer.  We will be raising awareness and money starting Monday, October 3rd in honour of  Terry Fox’s run across Canada. Bring your toonies and loonies to school from Monday, October 3rd to Thursday, October 6th to help us reach our school wide goal of $1000.  If we achieve our goal, Mr. Davids and Ms. Hayer will perform a lip synch contest to a song of our choosing.

The division that raises the most money will be awarded the coveted Golden Shoe Award which currently resides in Ms.Lacroix’s class.  Colour house points will also be given for the number of Fox Sox hung up in the front foyer.

Every donation of a dollar will be recognized with a Fox Sox.  You can decorate your Fox Sox with your name or who you will be running for on Thursday.  All decorated socks can be dropped off at the office by placing them in the Fox Sox Box.

We will be doing the Terry Fox run this Thursday, October 6th so show your school spirit by wearing your HD Stafford t-shirts and school colours

Let’s do this Skyhawks!  Let’s do it in honour of Terry Fox and all those who are battling cancer.  Mark it in your phones and on your hands and bring in those toonies and loonies!

School Improvement Day On Friday: This Friday students will be dismissed at 11:20 as staff engage in a school improvement professional development day. Staff will participate in an important Aboriginal activity to further the Truth and Reconciliation process.

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.

Choir and Band: We will be offering Band and Choir at lunch through the music teacher from Langley Secondary, Mrs. Thorpe. If your child is interested in joining, please attend based on the days/times below.

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

PAC Update: PAC Coffee fundraiser with Clearbrook Coffee. The coffee is sold in 3/4 lb bags for $12.00 each until October 11th! Delivery will be the last week of October. All the information is available by clicking here. You can place orders through our online payment system.

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:

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:

  • From Degrading to De-Grading
  • Why Grades Don’t Really Matter That Much Afterall

Up-coming Dates


Football game at McLeod Athletic Park 3:30 Kick-off


Band Practice

Grade 8 Boys and Girls Volleyball Games @ HDSMS


Student Choir Practice

Grade 6/7 Cross Country Meet

Boys Soccer Game vs LFA at HDSMS

Middle Consultation Meeting 6:30 – 8:30



School Improvement ½ day … students dismissed at 11:20.

HD Stafford Middle School

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