April 9, 2020
Yesterday brought some much needed joy! The Drive-By Car Parade enabled us to connect with you from a distance and it was wonderful to see so many of your smiling faces as we drove by. Hopefully, you were cheered up as much as we were. Stay tuned for both a parent and school video about the parade to be posted to our Youtube channel next week.
Here is SD#35’s Parent Guide for Supporting Learning. Take the time to read this well-written and informative document. It will help you understand how teachers and support staff will be implementing the Continuity of Learning Plan. The BC Ministry of Education’s Keep Learning site is available to you as well and I particularly encourage you to look at the Frequently Asked Questions section as we move forward in this new world.
If your child is having difficulty with accessing their teacher’s technology platform with their device, they can access support by emailing email@example.com or calling 778-726-4508 Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.
Some families have asked if bike riding can be counted towards KM Club…..the answer is ‘Yes!’ Mr. and Mrs. Huang will once again be keeping track of our KM Club; so, please email them at BFAkmclub@gmail.com each time your child completes either 5 km of walking/running or 15 km of biking.
Blacklock Bedtime Stories is up and running again! You can watch Mr. Huang and Rango the Library Chameleon reading tonight’s bedtime story at 6:00pm on the Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary Youtube channel by clicking here.
House points have been tallied and the current standings are:
Monkeys – 16,751; Parrots – 16,432; Geckos – 16,694; and Jaguars – 16,704.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Purdy’s and T-Shirt zoo fundraisers! To date, we have raised $1,049 for the Australia Zoo! We have only three full boxes of Purdy’s chocolate bars left (20 bars per box). We would like to sell these final three unopened boxes for $40 each and can only accept payment by e-transfer. Rest assured, these full boxes have been safely locked away in a cupboard and never been opened. You can ensure a ‘safe’ transfer of the product by simply opening the box, dumping the sealed chocolate bars out, recycling the outer box, and then washing your hands. If you’re interested in buying a box, please e-mail Mrs. Weber to make arrangements.
The Ministry has extended the deadline for the Student Learning Survey. You can find details here —> 2020 Ministry Parent Letter Students Survey
Have a happy Easter break!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
MESSAGES FROM YOUR PAC
Please note that the Pub Night Fundraiser has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All donations that we have received to date will be used for a future pub night. If you bought tickets for this event, please contact the person who sold them to you or e-mail the PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org for a full refund.
Latest PAC Newsletter —> PAC Newsletter Mar 11, 2020
Minutes from last PAC Meeting —> PAC minutes Mar 10, 2020
2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Please let Mrs. Weber know at email@example.com if your child will not be returning to Blacklock Fine Arts in September. All Grades KGN through 4 will be expected to return to us and Grade 5 students will automatically be registered at HD Stafford Middle School for the Fall, unless we are told otherwise. If you have any younger children who plan to start Kindergarten in September, please contact Mrs. Weber as soon as possible.
REPORT CARDS/MyED BC
If you haven’t already, please login to your Family Portal account on MyEd BC to access your child’s report card. MyEd BC Login We encourage you to download a copy of the report card to your computer, as they are only available for viewing until the next report is published.
If you need help with the Family Portal, you can click here –> Family Portal Help
SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
To access the School Cash Online Login screen, click here –> School Cash Online
Please be reminded that payment options online include credit card (will not accept a Visa Debit or Visa Gift Card) or e-cheque (works with any bank account, not only a chequing one). If you need information about registering an account on School Cash Online, you can click here –> SCO Registration Info. All you need to register is our School Board Name (SD#35), our School Name (Blacklock Fine Arts), your child’s name, birth date, and student/pupil number, which can be found on your Family Portal account on MyEdBC.