Week of February 8th

February 8, 2016


Hope everyone had a great weekend! Into February already! Here is what’s coming up this week at HD Stafford Middle School.

Information To Share

Twin Day: This Thursday is Twin Day at HD Stafford Middle. Grab aTwin Day group of people and dress alike to earn house points and have some fun!

Candy GramsCandy Grams: Candy grams will be for sale this week. You can purchase them for $2 in Mrs Lacroix’s room and have them delivered to your friend or that special someone!

Grade 8 LSS Visit: Just a reminder that the counsellors, teachers and some students from LSS will be here on Thursday at 12:15 to present to our students. They will have the opportunity to hear about some of the specialized programs such as Fine Arts Intensive, Avid, Baseball Academy, Trades One and so much more.

PAC Meeting: Just a reminder we have our PAC meeting this Wednesday at 6:30. Everyone is welcome!

LSS Course Planning/Open House: For parents of our Grade 7 and 8 students, there an open house and course planning event at Langley Secondary coming up. Please click here for all the details.

Hawk House: Just a reminder that the Hawk House (Community Room) is open every morning starting at 8:00am. This is a place where any student can come and get breakfast if they are not able to eat at home as well as finish homework and connect with others in the HD Stafford Community!

Jesse Miller Presentations: We are lucky to have Jesse Miller coming to HD Stafford Middle during the day on February 25th for our grade 6s and 7s to work on social media use among our students. Jesse is a renowned expert on this topic giving kids powerful and useful strategies to enjoy the power of social media while staying safe. He will also be doing a presentation at night for our parents. Please mark the date…details to come shortly.

EdCamp35: This year, Langley will be having its third annual EdCamp35 on Saturday April 16th and we are excited to host it here at HD Stafford Middle School. This is an amazing day where passionate educators, parents, students and others come and share ideas, questions and have powerful conversations about student learning. This is a free event (and include a food truck lunch) to be sure to head to www.edcamp35.com to register.

Bottle For Athletics: HD Stafford Middle has opened an account at the Langley Bottle Depot (20137 Industrial Avenue) It’s an easy NO SORTING drop off service with proceeds going right back into our athletics programs. The account is under HD Stafford Athletics please specify this when you or your teams drop off any recyclables. Encourage all of your teams and parents to use this account, and pump it up as the holidays are a great time. Thanks for helping build HD Stafford Athletics.

Information About School Status During Inclement Weather: Please check this link on our website for information related to school status during inclement weather.

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:

LSS Musical: Pyjama Game

Langley FC Spring Soccer and Spring Break Camps

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:

  • I Am Not A Label (video)
  • The Bottomless Lows And Endless Highs Of Teaching Middle School

Up-coming Dates




Grade 8 Girls Playoff Basketball Game at LEC 1:30pm

Boys Soccer 3:00 – 4:00pm

Grade 6 Basketball Games: Girls Schedule / Boys Schedule


Team Leader Meeting 7:30 – 8:20

Archery 3:00pm

Grade 7 Basketball Games: Girls Schedule / Boys Schedule


Aboriginal Family Gathering


Practice/Gym Schedule:

Intramurals Schedule:

Intramural Soccer Week 2 – Feb. 9/11/12

Hawks V. Panthers

Jays V. Tigers

Eagles V. Lions – Likely cancelled due to the gyms being used for the Aboriginal Gathering Friday Feb. 12

Please click here to access the Practice/Gym Schedule for this week.


HD Stafford Middle School

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