Blacklock Blast – February 27

February 27, 2020

This week we are celebrating Diversity & Respect Week and tomorrow we encourage everyone to wear the colours of the rainbow.  Thank you to everyone who has participated!  Parent volunteers, led by Michelle Young, have decorated our halls with a beautiful ‘Choose Kind’ tree and an ‘Angel Wings’ bulletin board.  The wings consist of ‘feathers’ that were coloured by your children and have been set up similar to a photo booth, where you can take a picture of your child.  Please feel free to come in and take a photo of your child in front of the angel wings.

Tomorrow is Pizza Hot Lunch Day and volunteers are still needed to help make this event run smoothly.  If you can help out, please come to the school for 10:30am.

Our Fern Gully Pod (Grades K/1/2) has been working hard to create their upcoming pod show, which will hit the stage at 9:00am on Thursday, March 5, at 9:00am.  All are welcome to attend!

Here are the current standings:
Monkeys – 15,365; Parrots – 14,020; Geckos – 15,211; and Jaguars – 13,901.

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


Blacklock Bedtime Stories are posted on: Youtube: The Mischievous Librarian every Thursday night at 6:00pm.  This week will feature several arrests in the Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego?  event. Be sure to check it out!  If you haven’t watched previous episodes, they can be found there also.

2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR

As preparations are underway 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.


The PAC is looking for parents who wish to canvass local businesses for donations for our upcoming Pub Night, which will take place on Saturday, April 18 at 6:00pm, at the Artful Dodger Pub. Stay tuned for information on ticket sales for this event.

Easter Purdy’s Order forms will be coming home tomorrow in your child’s backpack.  The funds raised from these orders will go towards funding an outdoor classroom for our school!


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.


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 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

April 7 – PAC Meeting @ 7:00pm

April 10-13 – Easter Holiday – School Is Closed

April 18 – Pub Night Fundraiser at Artful Dodger @ 6:00pm

April 29 – Grade 4/5 Pod Show @ 6:00pm


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