Week of January 18th

January 17, 2016


Hope everyone had a great long weekend. Friday was an excellent day of professional development for staff around the new re-designed curriculum. Lots going on this week so please be sure to read carefully.

Information To Share

Intramurals Is Back: Intramurals start this week. We’ll be rotating through Hockey (Small gym Tuesday-Thursday) and Soccer (Big Gym Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Schedule will be posted in the office and outside the gyms as well as in the Scoop and website.

Kwantlen Student Nurses – Over the next few weeks, they will be here to work with classes on Social and Community Health curricular competencies. We have two student nurses from Kwantlen who will be presenting information on the sexual health portion of the curriculum. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact administration.

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:

Challenger Program

Preston GM Langley FC

Youth Venture Leadership Conference

Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids Workshop

The Peaceful Parent

4 Part Parent Series Connecting with Children

Force “in the know”

Kidsport Postcard

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:

  • Promoting English Language Development
  • Supporting Young Artists In Our School

Up-coming Dates


Grade 8 Boys Basketball Game at HDSMS vs Poppy

Extra Degree 3 – 4pm


Grade 8 Girls Basketball Game at HDSMS vs Yorkson

Taste of LSS assembly in block 3 for grade 7s and 8s


Division 7 & 8 Field Trip to Science World

Aboriginal Storytelling presentations

     Blocks 1 & 2 Divisions 1 – 3, 9 – 10,  15 – 16, 20 – 21

     Blocks 3 & 4 Division 4 – 6, 11 – 14, 17 – 19, 22

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Game at HDSMS vs Yorkson

Boys Soccer 3:00 – 4:00pm

Extra Degree 3 – 4pm


TTOC2 Presentations for grade 6s Friday

Grade 8 Boys Basketball Tournament at Fraser Middle

Practice/Gym Schedule:

Intramurals Schedule:

This week, Jan 19-21 (Hockey):

Tues – Eagles V. Lions

Wed – Jays V. Tigers

Thursday Hawks V. Panther

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

Tues – Eagles V. Panthers

Wed – Jays V. Lions

Thursday Hawks V. Tigers


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