September 17, 2018

September 16, 2018

Happy Sunday! It is definitely fall! Hope you are all having a great weekend. Here’s what’s coming up this week.

New Information To Share:

Fall Weather: Just a reminder to students and parents that we will be having students go outside for lunch, even when it it raining. It is important for our students to get that fresh air during the day so we ask that you please ensure children are dressed appropriately to be outside.

Welcome Back BBQ: This Thursday is our annual Welcome Back BBQ from 5 – 7pm. This is a great opportunity to come and meet our staff, have some food and re-connect with old friends. The plan, weather permitting, is once again to be in our back field. If it rains, we will move it inside. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

School Improvement Day: This Friday is a Professional Development 1/2 day. Students are dismissed at 11:20 while staff work on our Action Plan For Learning.

Photo Day: This Thursday is photo day for students. A reminder that students must wear appropriate clothing and no hats for the picture.

Rachel Tapp: Rachel is a Youth Worker with Youth Unlimited. She has been an unofficial part of our staff since last year. Rachel supports PE classes and Lunch time activities. Rachel also runs the board games club on Mondays. If you see her around please make her feel welcome.

Information From Last Week:

Forms And Fees: Last week your child would have brought home a few different forms to be signed as well as instructions on paying for school fees and buying yearbooks. Please be sure you get the following forms back as soon as possible: Student Image, Internet Use, Walking Field Trip, Student Fees

Pick Up And Drop Off: We ask that ALL parents follow the signage related to pick up and drop off of students. Use the lane on the East side of the building for pick up and drop off. The lane in the front of the school is for busses and to access Visitor and Staff parking only. Please do not use this to pick up and drop off.

School Sports: We are proud to be able to give our students the opportunity to participate in a variety of different sports activities. Please keep a look out in this newsletter as well as daily announcements for meeting days/times. Ms Passaglia’s, our Athletic Director) also has an office near the main entrance…students can ask her details as well. First up is Cross Country and Volleyball. Details to come.

This Week At HDSMS Regulars

Intramurals: 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: Thank you to everyone who turned out for our minute last week. Congratulations to Cheryl Santer for becoming our new PAC president. The minutes from our last meeting can be found here. Our next meeting is October 24th at 6:30pm

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.

District Community Bulletin Board: The District regularly updates parents and families on communities opportunities in and around Langley. Please click here to regularly check in with what opportunities are available.

Coming Up This Week


Disneyland Band trip meeting 7:00 – 8:00pm

Games Club 3:00 – 4:00pm

Grade 8 Girls Volleyball Tryouts 3-4pm


Girls Open Gym Basketball 7:30 – 8:30am

Indoor Soccer 3:00 – 4:00pm




Photo Day

Staff Meeting 3:15 – 4:45

Welcome Back BBQ 5:00 – 7:00


School Improvement 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