Blacklock Blast – December 8

December 8, 2017

The Christmas Store was a great success again this year, raising $1,600, which will go towards supporting needy families in our school community.  Thank you to everyone for making this event so successful!  You’re all greatly appreciated!

Two other Christmas fundraisers that will directly impact our school were:

The Sock Drive, which was organized by Elizabeth & Elliott Hay.  Please note that tomorrow is the final day to donate new, adult socks for this drive.

At the Craft Fair last Saturday, Teya Kugler sold her amazing wares and donated the profits of $101.80 to support the upcoming Blacklock Special Needs Christmas Party.

Attention all violin parents……here is a letter from Mr. Ing, the violin teacher, with important information regarding the upcoming Christmas Concert:


Dear Parents,

Hope this email finds everyone well.  ‘Tis the season of Christmas Concerts and the Kindergarten violin students will be doing their debut performance, along with the other violin students, on Thursday, December 12th at the Blacklock Christmas Concert.  The K-class Violin program will be continuing in January 2018.

Concert Date & Times:    Thursday December 14th, 2017 @ 1:30pm & 6:00pm

Concert Dress:      We will be following the dress code of the school.  Please verify with your homeroom teacher.

K-Violin Program Updates:
 All students that signed up for the violin program, we will be continuing the classes as usual in January.  For those that decided not to continue, other arrangements will be made during violin class time.  You can still sign up if you wish to.  Please contact Langley Community Music School for a registration form and payment options (604-534-2848 or   *** for those wanting to continue but have concerns financially, please speak with your principal Ms. Eppich.  

  1. Continuing Kindergarten students will need to have a real violin starting January.

Rental options:

(a) Tom Lee (Langley) – most economical

(b) Long & McQuade (Langley) – economical

(c) Tapestry Music (Whiterock) – rental is more pricey but very good quality fleet of instruments

*** Each store will have an insurance plan…. worth considering.  Please ask and learn more about it with the stores.

****Extra Classes:****

EVERYONE will be having violin class on BOTH Tuesday Dec 12 & Wednesday Dec 13.  Please have your violin at the school for both days.

Repertoire (Songs):

Green Team:
– Mrs Twinkle
– Zip & Zap Twinkle

Red Team:
– Mrs Twinkle
– Zip & Zap Twinkle
– Twinkle Little Baby Brother

Yellow Team:
– Mrs Twinkle
– Zip & Zap Twinkle
– Twinkle Little Baby Brother
– a bit of Jingle Bells

White & Blue Teams:
– Jolly Old St Nic
– God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Carol of the Bells
– Jingle Bells

Any questions, please contact me via email ( or call/text (778-994-2431).

Looking forward to a wonderful debut performance of the K-violin students.

Peter Ing


Some upcoming events for you to make note of are:

December 14
– Christmas Concert @ 1:30pm & 6:00pm
Doors open at 1:15pm & 5:45pm.  Entry is by donation.

December 15
– Treat Day – $1.00 each (limit one per student)

December 18
– Report Cards published on Parent Portal in MyEd BC @ 3:00pm
– Crazy Hair Day

December 19
– Crazy Hat Day

December 20
– Crazy Colours Day

December 21
– Crazy Socks Day
– Hot Lunch Day
– Christmas Family Dance @ 5:30pm
(no supervision; parents must supervise their own children)

December 22
– Crazy PJ Day
– Student Pancake Breakfast with Santa @ 9:00am
– Last Day of School before Christmas Break

January 8
– School Reopens after Christmas Break

Along with all the great K-12 schools in the Langley School District you may not know there is also a multi-generational high-school for students from 16-60! For more than 25 years Langley Education Centre (LEC) has helped thousands of school-aged and adult students to graduate, to upgrade their high-school courses and to improve their skills and confidence. Over the last couple of years LEC has also expanded their options for adults to take Foundations courses in English Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies and Computer Literacy – and all of them are FREE for BC residents.

Registration for LEC’s Winter Session is currently open and classes run from January to April. Beyond that, LEC also offers face-to-face and online self-paced classes. Check out their website at for more information and find out how you can take advantage of the free opportunities available to you, your family and your friends.

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

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