Blacklock Blast – December 2

December 2, 2021

Good Afternoon everyone!  Eleven school days to Christmas Break!

Currently the student and staff are busy decorating their doors in preparation for Santa’s arrival for our Pancake Brunch and door judging.  Brunch will be served on Friday, December 17th, at 11:15am (their regular eating time) and includes three pancakes, a juicebox, and a mandarin orange.  Please make sure that your child has breakfast at home before coming to school and brings their water bottle and regular snacks to eat throughout the day.  To defray the cost of the pancake brunch, we are requesting families to submit $3 per child through Munchalunch.

Reminder that the next Hot Lunch Day (White Spot) will be on Tuesday, December 14, and your last day to place an order is Monday, December 6, by 7:00pm.  There will be no late orders accepted!

Our In-School Christmas Hamper Fundraiser is almost done!  One of our moms, Michelle Young, promoted the fundraiser online, thereby selling the remaining dark chocolate bars.  In fact, the response from the community was so overwhelming that we placed another order to fulfill all the requests!  While placing this order, we found out that Purdy’s now had white chocolate available (it was unavailable at the time of our initial delivery); so, now we have a couple boxes of the milk and white chocolate smileys available for purchase for $2.00 each after school at the Office.  Thank you for supporting our school community.

Thank you SO much to all of the families who have been sending their child to school with a mask this year!  The District has provided us with a limited supply of masks and we find that we are going through these quite quickly.  We are encouraging families to include a spare mask in their child’s backpack in the event that theirs breaks, gets dirty, or is lost.

BCCDC Vaccination for Children Aged 5-11

The COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older. Getting young people vaccinated helps protect them and the people around them. The Langley Schools District is supporting the efforts of public health and is sharing this resource from the BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccination for children 5-11 years old here. You can also review an Immunize BC FAQ resource hereParents can register their child in the Get Vaccinated System to be notified of when their child can get vaccinated. The vaccines are free and children do not need BC Care Cards to receive them. If you have any questions about your child’s health, please contact public health or your medical provider. 

Student Safety Around Schools 

With the days growing shorter and the heavy rain, fog, and frost, we are sharing a reminder to all our students to take extra precaution when walking to and from school. Please be aware of your surroundings, walk with someone whenever possible, and avoid wearing headphones. We also ask drivers in our school community to be vigilant on our roads. We encourage families to speak with their children about what they can do to stay healthy and safe. Student safety is our priority. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

With the holidays approaching, some parents have requested information about traveling outside of Canada and what this means for their children upon their return.  The District has provided details about this on the Daily Health Check form here.  (You will find this information halfway down the form.)

Please continue doing the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if they have any symptoms.  As per Public Health, students who develop any symptoms (cough, fever/chills, loss of sense of smell/taste, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue/tiredness, headache, body ache, nausea, diarrhoea) need to be closely monitored and testing is recommended.  You must stay at home until you receive the test results and symptoms have cleared.  Following these guidelines helps to keep our community safe.

Susanna Eppich, Principal

House Points are as follows:
Dragons – 6,550; Elves – 6,345; Hobbits – 6,312; Wizards – 6,542


For instructions and a link to sign in to Munchalunch go to:  MunchaLunch Instructions

PAC Minutes
October Minutes Draft
September 2021 PAC minutes

Previous PAC Newsletters:
PAC Blast – October 2021
PAC BLAST – October 2021 Volume 2
PAC Blast – October 2021 Volume 3
PAC Blast – October 2021 Volume 4
PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 5
PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 6


Our District’s procedure is for all students to complete a daily health check at home prior to entering school and/or boarding a District bus. The Ministry of Education’s Daily Health Check poster has been updated to reflect new federal regulations regarding international travel. The symptoms listed remain the same. You can find the updated print version here. The updated version is being translated into multiple languages, which will be posted to the Ministry’s COVID-19 Safe Schools website here. Families can also continue to use the Ministry’s mobile app or online version here.  Please remember to advise the office if your child will be late or staying home for any reason.  Any visitor who enters the building must wear a mask, hand sanitize, and complete the sign in log at the Office.


Here are the upcoming calendar events:

December 6
Last day to order Hot Lunch for White Spot Day (no late orders accepted)
December 10
1st Term Report Cards Published on MyED
Neufeld Orders delivery
December 13
Door Decorating Parade
December 14
Red and Green Day
Hot Lunch Day (White Spot)
December 15
Holiday Hat Day
Purdy’s Orders delivery
December 16
Twinkle & Sparkle Day
Outdoor Christmas Concert @ 4:30pm
December 17
PJ Day and Pancake Brunch with Santa
Last Day before Christmas Break
January 4
School Reopens (Yes, it’s a Tuesday)

For access to our District Community Bulletin Board, please click here:  Community Bulletin Board. 
There are always new flyers that may be of interest to you.

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

5100 - 206 Street, Langley
BC, V3A 2E5
Phone: 604-530-3188
Fax: 604-530-9726