Week of May 9th

May 8, 2016


Happy Mother’s Day! Hope all you women who empower the life of a child had a wonderful day. Here is what’s coming up This Week At HDSMS: May 9th

Information To Share:

Collaboration Afternoon: Just a reminder that Monday is a collaboration afternoon for staff. Students are dismissed at 1:24pm.

Access Program Bake Sale: The awesome students of the Access Program have been wonderful community helpers in our school. Besides taking care of our environment by doing  school recycling , they want to expand their helpfulness to the residents of the Fort McMurray that have been affected by the devastating wildfires.  To show their support the program will have a bake sale and raise money to contribute to this cause.

On Thursday, May 12th from 11-12 there will be plenty of homemade goodies and treats available all for $1. All proceeds will go directly to those in need in Fort McMurray. Please come down to room 119 and help support our fellow Canadians and meet our students from the Access Program!

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. 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:

Langley Children’s Choir

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:

  • Inclusion Through Strengths: Learning With Logan
  • Digital Citizenship: Resource Round-up
  • Middle Grades Kids Need Field Trips
  • The INSPIRE Project

Up-coming Dates


Upper Fraser Valley Badminton Tourney @Yorkson 12:00PM-9:00PM (Early dismissal 11:10AM)

Boys Rugby Practice 1:45PM-3:00PM (Back Field)

Feeder School Visit 9:30 – 10:30


Grade 7s on a field trip

Game #1 Fraser Valley Tourney Boys Rugby Game @HDSMS 3:00PM-4:30PM (Back Field)

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



Badminton Practice 3:00PM-4:00PM (Big Gym)

In Door Soccer 3:00PM-4:00PM (Small Gym)

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

Game #2 Fraser Valley Tourney Boys Rugby Game @TBD (Early dismissal TBD)


Bake Sale in Access Room

Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill at 11:10 (no evacuation)


Grade 8 field trip to Playland

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

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


Lisa Dew presentation for IFA students

Practice/Gym Schedule:


  • Monday – 3on3 Replay @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym)
    • McDust V. Spider Monkeys
    • Woman Warriors V. I am V
  • Tuesday – Open Gym Badminton @11:30am-11:55am (Big Gym)
  • Wednesday – 3on3 Basketball @11:30am-11:55am (Small Gym) – Schedule TBA
  • Thursday – Open Gym Badminton @11:30am-11:55am (Big Gym)
  • 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