Blacklock Blast – February 20

February 20, 2020

This week, our Grades 2-5 students participated in some fun field trips.  A special thank you to all who made these events possible and congratulations to the students for being great ambassadors for our school!

Today, our students gathered for a special assembly to make our students aware of the terrible consequences of the Australian Bushfires.  Mrs. Atherton and I shared our personal connection to the impact this has had on our families.  Thanks go out to Mr. Huang, Ms. Lou Lou, and the Glee Club for performing three Australian songs during the assembly!  The students and staff would like to embark upon a special fundraising initiative to support the Australia Zoo Hospital.  We will have various fundraisers for this special cause, beginning with tomorrow’s Treat Day.  Students have been busy creating blank occasion cards and koala bead keychains, which will be for sale at the upcoming pod shows.  Stay tuned for more ways to support this endeavour.

Also, at an assembly on Tuesday this week, our students were challenged to undertake a mission to discover where in the world is Carmen Sandiego and a ‘stolen piece of Blacklock’s history’.  Our mischievous Librarian Mrs. Huang and her equally mischievous Library Tech Mrs. MacLean have created an introductory video ‘Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego?’ to set the scene for this mission.  It would be helpful to the students if you would support and encourage them to follow the clues to discover where the culprit Carmen Sandiego is.  More information can be found on the official website by clicking here —> Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego? Official Website and clues can be accessed through this QR Code:

UPDATE:  Check out this video with respect to Arrest #1 –> Arrest Video #1

Reminder that Monday, February 24 is Report Card Prep/Design & Assessment Day and there will be no school for students.  Also, please note that the PAC has organized a Kids Swap Meet for this Saturday, February 22 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in our Gym.  See below for more details.

As we are beginning preparations for the 2020/2021 school year, it is important that you advise the office if you plan on sending your child to a different school next year.  In this way, we can get accurate  numbers for planning purposes.

Next week, the Langley School District will be celebrating Diversity and Respect Week.  Each day, students and staff will be honouring different themes and are encouraged to wear whatever represents that day’s theme:  Tuesday – Cultural Day, Wednesday – Pink Shirt/Anti-Bullying Day, Thursday – Be Unique/Be Yourself Day, and Friday – Rainbow Pride Day

Blacklock Bedtime Stories are posted on: Youtube: The Mischievous Librarian every Thursday night at 6:00pm.  This week will feature what we shared with our students at the assembly on Tuesday morning; namely, our introduction to Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego?  Be sure to check it out!  If you haven’t watched previous episodes, they can be found there also.

Here are the current standings:
Monkeys – 12,386; Parrots – 12,958; Geckos – 12,817; and Jaguars – 12,569.

Have another great long weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


We would encourage you to login to your Family Portal account as soon as possible to ensure that you have access prior to the publication of your child’s report card on March 6.  More information can be found here –> Family Portal Poster for Parents
If you need help with the Family Portal, you can click here –> Family Portal Help


School Cash Online is now the main form of communication for all field trips.

To access the 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.


The Langley DPAC is proposing sending the following letter to the Mayor/Council:  Motion Re Vaping

Latest PAC Newsletter —> PAC Newsletter Feb 6, 2020

Minutes from last PAC Meeting —> PAC minutes Jan 21, 2020


All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2020 (children born in 2015) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 8, 2020.

Registration will remain open until Noon on Wednesday, March 31, 2020. All registration takes place at neighbourhood schools and is not available at the School Board Office. Registration is not available during spring break (March 16 to March 27).

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).

Looking for something for your kids to do during Spring Break?  Check out the Superhero Academy Nicomekl 2020.  There is no cost to attend this program, but families must pre-register and there are a limited number of spots available.  Spots fill up on a first come, first served basis.  If you’re interested, you can complete the Superhero Registration info Spring Break 2020 form and drop it off at Nicomekl Elementary.


Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

February 21 – Treat Day – $1.00/Each

February 22 – Kids Swap Meet – 10:00am-2:00pm in our Gym

February 24 – Report Card Prep & Design & Assessment Day – No School for Students

February 28 – Pizza Hot Lunch Day

March 5 – K-1 Pod Show @ 9:15am

March 6 – Term 2 Report Cards Published
– Treat Day – $1.00/Each

March 10 – PAC Meeting @ 9:00am

March 11 & 12 – One Hour Early Dismissal for Parent/Teacher Interviews

March 13 – White Spot Hot Lunch Day

March 14 – 29 – Spring Break


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