Blacklock Blast – February 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

Good Afternoon Blacklock Families!  This week, our children celebrated the Year of the Tiger.  The Kindergarten students created lanterns, dragons, and musical instruments for their parade.  The Tiger embodies courage and bravery, so this New Year symbolizes resilience and strength. Happy Chinese New Year!

On Monday, we celebrated Mr. Bert’s last day as custodian at Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary.  The staff honoured him with a luncheon that included a special toast to wish him well in his Retirement!  We showered him with gifts to show our appreciation of all his hard work over the years.  Mr. Bert then was escorted through the school to visit all of the classrooms, where the students and staff had prepared cards, poetry, and songs to send him on his way.  It was unfortunate that, at this time, due to COVID-19 we were not able to include families in his farewell.  However, Mr. Bert has promised to come visit often and we are hoping that in the Spring we will be able to give families a chance to see him and wish him well.  Please join us in welcoming our new Custodian Mr. Hak. We welcome him to our school community!

A big shout out to the Blacklock PAC and our Fundraising Coordinator Lindsey Bain for organizing the Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlour Fundraiser and the Ralph’s Farm Market/Meridian Meats Gift Card Fundraiser.  Coming home in your child’s backpack today is the information sheet that should have gone home yesterday with the Gift Card Fundraiser Tracking Form.  Please read through it to help you understand what the fundraiser is about.  Hoping that you will be able to support the PAC’s fundraising initiatives to help raise a roof for our Outdoor Classroom.

If your child will be absent from school for any reason, please remember to let us know either by phone 604-530-318 or by e-mail at

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Have a good weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal

House Points are as follows:
Dragons – 13,940; Elves – 13,902; Hobbits – 13,926; Wizards – 13,919


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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
PAC Blast – December 2021 Volume 8
PAC Blast – January 2022 Volume 9


Here are the upcoming calendar events:

February 11  – Pro-D Day – No School for Students

February 18  – Report Card Prep & Design and Assessment Day – No School for Students

February 21  – Family Day – School is Closed

March 4  – 2nd Term Report Cards Published

March 9 & 10 – Parent/Teacher Interviews – One Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:35pm

March 14 – March 25 – Spring Break – School Closed

March 28 – School Reopens

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Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

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