Week of April 18th

April 17, 2016


Hope you all had a great weekend! Was great weather today and supposed to be a pretty warm one for a couple days … always lifts the spirits. Lots going on this week, so please be sure to read through the information carefully.

Information To Share:

Curriculum Implementation Day: Just a reminder that Monday April 18th is a day for staff to work on professional development related to the re-designed curriculum. There is no school for students.

Jesse Miller Presentation: Jesse Miller will be in our school this Thursday offering a variety of awesome learning opportunities related to social media and kids. He will be working with our grade 6s as well as doing a parent night for our community. Please plan to join us Thursday April 21st at 6:30 for a very informative evening


Wrestling Club: We are excited to have Chris Rinke and Senior Wrestling students from LSS coming to HD Stafford Middle School on Wednesdays after school from 3:00 – 4:30 to run a Wrestling Club You can access more information here First meeting is this week.

Summer Session Registration Opens April 5th: Langley School District is proud to once again be offering a comprehensive summer session offering. You can find all the Middle Years opportunities by clicking here as well as all the Secondary School offerings by clicking here. HD Stafford will be hosting a 6 week program connected to 212 for grade 6 – 8. We will also be offering a 2 week program for our incoming grade 5s to help transition them to our school. More information is available at www.sd35summersession.ca

Red Cross Babysitting Course: So you want to be a babysitter? Or, your parents want you to take this course so they feel confident leaving you at home alone? Babysitting with First Aid Hero emphasizes learning through real life scenarios. information covered includes: Exploring the business of babysitting, creating safe environments, safely caring for ages 0-12, and first aid skills. HD Stafford, May 6 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm Grade 6  $60 + GST online registration



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:

  • How To Stop Your Daughter’s Self Esteem From Plummeting
  • A Gay Danish

Up-coming Dates


Curriculum Implementation Day – no school for students


Earthquake Drill – time TBD

Open Gym Badminton (11:30PM-11:55PM) Big Gym

Girls Rugby @Howe Middle 3:15PM KO

Boys Rugby Practice @HDS 3:15PM-4:30PM


Intramural Hockey Finals – Dream Team v. Tigers (11:25PM-11:55PM) Big Gym

Indoor Soccer (3PM-4PM) Small Gym

Wrestling Practice at 3:15pm – Combative Room

Boys Rugby Practice @HDS 3:15PM-4:30PM

PAC Meeting 6:30pm


Open Gym Badminton (11:30PM-11:55PM) Big Gym

Boys Rugby @DW Poppy 3:15PM KO


Jesse Miller Presentation for Parents 6:30pm


Aboriginal Earth Day Presentation 9:30 – 10:30

Abby 7s Tourney for the Boys Rugby Team – involvement TBA

Practice/Gym Schedule:

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