Week of May 16th

May 15, 2016


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: May 16th

Information To Share:

Jersey Spirit Day: This Friday is Jersey Day! Be sure to wear your favourite team, earn some house points and spread some Skyhawks Spirit.

Class Requests For Next Year: Each spring staff put in a considerable amount of time in creating classes for the following year that are conducive to powerful learning for each student. And while we have many things to base these decisions, parent input can be helpful as well. There are no guarantees, however if you have some input you’d like to share you must email Mr Davids (sdavids@sd35.bc.ca) prior to June 17th.

Ignite35: Powerful learning in a pub!! Need we say more?? On May 31st join electric speakers at Fox and Fiddle for a night of connecting, learning and inspiration. And HD Stafford’s very own Mrs Lacroix will be presenting! And Tix are $15 (includes dinner) and are available at www.ignite35.com

Wrestling Club: We will begin a 5 week afterschool wrestling program for students starting May 18th. Permission forms are available in the office and must be returned to Mr. Davids prior to participating.

2016 – 2017 District Calendar: The Board has approved the District Calendar for 2016 – 2017. You can access it here.

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

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 Teach Middle School In 49 Easy Steps
  • Harnessing The Power Of Geek In The Classroom (video)

Up-coming Dates


Badminton Practice 11:30AM-11:55AM (Big Gym)

Boys Rugby Practice 3:00PM-4:30PM (Back Field)


Grade 7s on a field trip

Badminton Practice 11:30AM-11:55AM (Big Gym)

High Jump Qualifying Grades 6-8 11:30AM-11:55AM (Small Gym)

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:00PM-5:00PM (Big Gym)

Boys Rugby Practice 3:00PM-4:30PM (Back Field)


Cavalli/Van Nieuwkerk Scavenger Hunt Field Trip

Shawn away in the am

Wrestling 3:00 – 4:00pm

Badminton Practice 11:30AM-11:55AM (Big Gym)

Indoor soccer 3pm – 4pm

Archery 3:00PM-5:00PM (Back Field)

Game #3 Fraser Valley Tourney Boys Rugby Game @Abby Exhibition Park (Early dismissal 9:15AM)



Fraser Valley Badminton Tourney @HDSMS 8AM-6PM (Players not in attendance for classes)


Jersey Spirit Day

Eclipse Club Basketball 3:00PM-5:00PM (Big Gym)

Practice/Gym Schedule:


    • Monday – 3on3 @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym)
      • McDust V. TBA
      • The Answer V. The Best Team
    • Wednesday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Schedule TBA
    • Thursday – Both Gyms Closed All Day FV Badminton Tournament
    • Friday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Schedule TBA

    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