Week of February 1st

January 31, 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


Collaboration Afternoon: Just a reminder that this Wednesday is a 75 minute early dismissal for students so staff can collaborate on implementation of the re-designed BC curriculum

Taste of LSS: Thanks to all the staff for helping to organize this. By all accounts it was an amazing day! The pictures that came in were awesome! A great look into the future for our students.

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:


Aboriginal Family Gathering

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


Archery Afterschool



Grade 8 Girls Basketball Game at HDSMS vs Walnut Grove


Boys Soccer 3:00 – 4:00pm

Collaboration Afternoon – 75 minute early dismissal for students

Ski/Snowboard trip




Practice/Gym Schedule:


Intramurals Schedule:


This week, Jan 26/28/29 (Soccer):

Tuesday – Eagles V. Tigers

Wednesday – Hawks V. Lions

Thursday – Jays V. Panthers


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