Week of May 23rd

May 23, 2016


Hopefully everyone enjoyed a great long weekend.. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: May 23rd

Information To Share:

Upcoming Feeder School Fun Nights: It is the time of year where some of our feeder school PACs have organized Fun Nights for the community. Nicomekl has theirs this Friday May 27th from 6pm – 9pm and Blacklock Fine Arts has theirs on June 1st from 5:30 – 8:30. Please go out and support these awesome events.

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


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 Can High Poverty Schools Engage Parents and Communities
  • How Kids Learn Resiliency
  • 10 Characteristics of a Leadup Teacher

Up-coming Dates


Victoria Day – no school


Discus Meeting 11:20AM-11:30AM (Brando’s Room)

High Jump Practice 11:30AM-11:55PM (Small Gym)

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

Gr. 6/7 Sprinter Time Trials 3:00PM-4:00PM (Meet @Long Jump Pit)

Langley All Stars Rugby Practice 3:00PM-5:00PM (Back Field)


Aboriginal Canoe Field Trip

Nifty Fifty Field Trip 11:30 – 1:30

Indoor Soccer 3:00PM-4:00PM (Small Gym)

Wrestling 3:00PM-4:30PM (Big Gym)

Langley All Stars Rugby Practice 3:00PM-5:00PM (Back Field)

Archery Postponed This Week


WEB Training at George Preston (afternoon only)

Archery 3:00PM-5:00PM (Small Gym)

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


Langley All Stars Rugby Game @Rotarty Stadium 3:30PM-4:30PM (Early Dismissal for Certain Players – List TBA)

District Athletic Appreciation Dinner

Nicomekl Fun Night

Practice/Gym Schedule:


  • Wednesday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s Blue Paper
  • Thursday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s Blue Paper
  • Friday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Anne’s Blue Paper\

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