This Week At HDSMS: 10-05


Congratulations to Mr Safiq and his on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Khyson. So exciting to welcome another baby to the Skyhawk family!

Hopefully everyone enjoyed another amazing West Coast weekend. Hard to believe it is October with all this sun! Soak it up, the rainy months will be here soon enough!

We have lots going on this week so please take a few minutes to read the information below:

Information To Share

Student Expectations: Over the first month of school, we have been collaborating as a staff on some particular student expectations for HD Stafford Middle. We wanted to ensure we had a consistent message for our students while being fair to both life at school and the lives of our kids. We have come up with a solid list of expectations in 5 key areas and have been sharing these with the students. You can find them by clicking here. Reinforcement at home is extremely helpful as we continue to create a positive learning culture at HD Stafford Middle School.

Terry Fox Run: This Thursday is our annual Terry Fox run commemorating the historic and courageous attempt to run across Canada by a true national hero. Our school-wide goal is to collect $2.00 from each student for Cancer Research. We will also be collecting house team points. There will be an assembly on Thursday at 1:15 to kick off the event with the run happening shortly after. Parents are welcome to join us. For more information, please click here.

PAC Website: On our HD Stafford Middle website, there is a link to our Parent Advisory Council. This is a great place to find information for both our school based PAC and the District PAC (DPAC). Please be sure to check it out.

LifeTouch Photos: Your child’s school picture is available online. Simply go to to view your school pictures. Use the Portrait ID & Access Code on your proof sheet to claim your school pictures online. To redeem your complimentary digital Pictures2Protect card, click here.

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

2015 After 3 Poster

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:

  • TEDxNYED Jeff Jarvis (video)
  • 5 Ways Students Can Share Videos Without YouTube
  • Everyone’s In: An Educational Strengths Based Approach (video)

Upcoming Dates


Cross Country Practice

Football Game at McLeod Athletic Park vs Hatzic Middle 3:30 – 5:00


Boys Soccer Game at HDSMS vs Betty Gilbert 3:15 – 4:45


Cross Country Race at Aldergrove Lake


Terry Fox Run – Assembly starts at 1:15pm


Sports/Gym Schedule

Please click here to access the Practice/Gym Schedule for this week.