February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day! Wishing you all a wonderful day filled with strawberries and chocolates! I’m hoping that you will find some time over the next four days (No School February 15 – 18) to express your love for the people you hold dear. Thank you to all of the parents who provided wonderful treats for our staff and students and to the many volunteers who helped make classroom activities very special!
Perhaps, during the four days off, you might like to focus on reading so that we can add spikes to Norbert the Dragon’s ever-growing tail. His tail winds its way around the hall all the way from the office to just outside Mrs. Royer’s Kindergarten classroom.
Blacklock students have been challenged by Norbert the Dragon to read as many books as they can! Each student received a bookmark to keep track of their reading. The challenge is to complete as many bookmarks as possible by the end of June. Grade K-3 need to record every 10 minutes of reading on their bookmark and Grade 4-5 need to record every hour of reading on their bookmark. You can get extra bookmarks from the teacher. Hand in your completed, coloured bookmark and receive a spike which will be added to Norbert the Dragon’s tail. If you have any questions, please talk to your teacher.
MEMORIZATION CHALLENGE FOR HOUSE POINTS
We challenge all our students to take some time over the Family Day break to memorize their parent’s phone number. This continues to be a concern for us, as many children in our school are unable to recite this important information. This poses a safety risk for your child in the event of an emergency in the community. Sometime next week (by Friday), staff will be awarding House points for any student who can recite their parent’s phone number. Currently, Slytherin (the Staff team) are in the lead, so this would be a perfect opportunity for Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw to catch up!
EXPLORATIONS ON FRIDAYS
Next Friday will be our last Explorations Afternoon for this session. I’m hoping that your children have shared some of the wonderful activities that they have been involved in. I am also hoping that our staff will be willing to run another series, so that your children can sign up for a different area to explore. It has been nice seeing the older and younger students working side by side.
The PAC has sent home a business card with your child that gives you contact information on a Fundraiser that they’re participating in. If you require more information, see the following:
DIVERSITY AND RESPECT WEEK – FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 1, 2019
The Langley School District has established ‘Diversity and Respect Week’ to coincide with Pink Shirt Day in February to promote awareness, acceptance, reconciliation and inclusion for all members of the school community. During this week, schools across the District will be recognizing and celebrating the diversity found within our schools through lessons, activities, assemblies and other events that serve to promote empathy, understanding and the importance of inclusion. This work reflects the District’s Mission, Vision and Values that state “Our schools foster an inclusive and accepting culture.”
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPEN
All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2019 (children born in 2014) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 3, 2019.
Registration is open now and will be open until noon on Monday, April 1, 2019. All registrations take place at neighbourhood schools and is not available at the School Board Office. Registration is not available during spring break (March 18 to March 29).
The following documents are required at the time of registration:
- Student Proof of Age (Birth Certificate or Passport).
- Parents Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status (Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Card, Canadian Passport, Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS/Status Card), Permanent Resident card, Refugee documents from Immigration Canada), and
- Parents Proof of residence (BC Driver’s License, utility bill or Mortgage Papers, Property Tax Notice, Subject-free purchase agreement (move in date within 6 months).
- If able, please bring your vaccination records (optional).
BLACKLOCK TALENT SHOW
It’s once again time to celebrate the many talented students we have at Blacklock! Please join us for auditions taking place from now until February 22nd , 2019. Please sign up on the forms outside of the office. Any talents are welcome. In the past we have had students dance, sing, perform monologues or poetry, tell jokes, perform magic tricks, demonstrate karate moves, play instruments, show their gymnastics skills, and share many other things. Any ideas you have are welcome!
If your act is selected you will be performing on March 7th, 2019 at 1:15 for the students in the school and at 6:00 for parents and family members. Tickets will be available for purchase closer to the date.
We look forward to seeing your talents!
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cheryl Hillier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the upcoming calendar updates:
February 12-22 – Talent Show Auditions
February 15 – Pro-D Day – No School for Students
February 18 – Family Day – No School for Students
February 22 – Treat Day – $1.00 each/limit 1 per student
February 25 – Report Card Preparation Day – Early Dismissal @ 10:45am
March 1 – Hot Lunch Day
March 5 – PAC Meeting @ 9:00am
March 7 – Talent Show @ 6:00pm
March 8 – Term 2 Report Cards Published
– Treat Day – $1.00 each/limit 1 per student
March 11 – Hot Lunch Day
March 12 – OWL (K/1) Pod Show ‘Seasons’ @ 9:15am
March 13-14 – Parent/Teacher Interviews – Early Dismissal @ 1:45pm
March 15 – Last Day Prior to Spring Break
April 1 – School Reopens
Have a great long weekend!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
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