Week of June 27th

June 26, 2016


As we enter our last week of school, on behalf of the entire staff here at HD Stafford Middle School, we want to wish you a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday.

 Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: June 20th

Information To Share:

Good News For LSS (and us): It was announced Friday that we will begin a $26.2 million project to demolish just over half of LSS and replace it with a modern, unified, accessible and more efficient building.  The project will begin summer 2017 and finish in winter 2019.  Very exciting news indeed!!!!

Last Day of School: Just a reminder that on Wednesday June 29th students will arrive at 8:31 to pick up report cards. These will be available in their homeroom Busses will be back at 9:30 for those students who use this service.

Year End Awards Assembly: We will be having our year end awards assembly on Monday June 27th at 9:00am. Parents will be notified if their child is receiving one of the major awards.

Grade 8 Leaving Assembly: We will have our grade 8 leaving assembly on Monday June 27th at 1:00pm. Parents are welcome. This will be followed by an ice cream party for the students outside.

School Start Up: In late August, we will send home an email giving detailed information about the first few days and weeks of school. To help you plan now, on Tuesday, September 6th, only our grade 6s are in attendance from 8:30 – 11:30. On Wednesday, September 7th, all students attend from 8:30 – 2:49. Class lists will be shared prior to this day.

Summer Session Registration: 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

What’s Up At LSS: Each week Langley Secondary puts out a blog celebrating the awesome things going on there.  So many things going on this week including Fine Arts week,  our Rugby team 5th in the province (top public school in BC), inspiring students honoured AND the most important piece to share out:  Our grade 12s have won the highest number of local and district scholarships in the district for the 6th time in the past 7 years! Please click HERE for this week’s edition!

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:

Summer Jams At Timms Community Centre

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:

  • Scientists Unveil New Sleep Guidelines For Kids
  • Plan For Project Based Learning Next Year
  • To Tackle Inequality, Start With BCs Two Tiered Education System
  • Math And Discalculia

Up-coming Dates


  • Awards Assembly 9:00am
  • Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony 1:00pm



  • Report Card pick up 8:31 – 9:30



Practice/Gym Schedule:

None this week

HD Stafford Middle School

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