Blacklock Blast – February 6

February 6, 2020

Our week has been filled with lots of practice sessions in preparation for the Axe Capoeira performance put on by our students, which will take place tomorrow, February 7, in our Gym at 1:30pm.  We encourage all of you to attend and show your support for all the hard work that your children have put into this.  It promises to be very entertaining!

Today, your child received a Parent Survey regarding an outdoor learning space and school garden that is being designed by KPU students for our school.  They have asked for feedback from students, parents, and staff in order to help them achieve this.  We would appreciate it if you would complete the Parent Survey and return it to either your child’s teacher or to the office by Monday, February 10.

We continue to offer Soft Start for our students in our Gym from 8:30am to 8:47am.  This is not a ‘Before School’ care program, but rather it is meant to both help students transition into their school day and offer them a place to wait for school to begin in a warm, dry place during inclement weather; therefore, we would like to remind everyone of the following guidelines:
– Students only in the Gym (Supervision will be provided by Staff)
– Grades 4-5 students to go to the upstairs common area outside their classrooms
– Grade K-3 students to go to the Gym

As we are definitely in a season of very wet, muddy weather we would suggest that students bring an extra set of clothes (pants, socks, shirt, shoes) to school so that they have something to change into in the event of a slip into a puddle or mud while playing outside.  In this way, parents won’t need to make an extra trip to the school and students won’t miss out on class time.

A reminder that February 14 (Pro-D Day), February 17 (Family Day), and February 24 (Report Card Prep/Design & Assessment Day) are all days where there will be no school for students.  Also, please note that the PAC has organized a Kids Swap Meet on February 22 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in our Gym.  Please see below for more details.

A new Blacklock Bedtime Story will be posted on:  Youtube: The Mischievous Librarian every Thursday night at 6:00pm.  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 – 10,691; Parrots – 10,398; Geckos – 10,454; and Jaguars – 10,767.

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


School Cash Online is the main form of communication for all future field trips.  Here are the Items available for purchase on School Cash Online:

Snap Tunes – Divisions 5, 6, & 7 – Deadline: January 24
Grouse Mountain – Divisions 1, 2, 3, & 4 – Deadline: January 31
Axe Capoeira Performance & Workshops – School Wide – Deadline: January 31
“M Is For Music” – Grade 2s and 3s – Deadline: February 12 – Volunteer Deadline: January 30

It has been brought to our attention that once you have submitted payment for the Item, you can no longer access the information about the field trip/event.  We are looking into a solution for this problem, but in the meantime you can click on the items below for the information:

Snap Tunes
Axe Capoeira Dance and Martial Arts at Blacklock
Grouse Mountain 2019-20
Orpheum Theatre – M Is For Music

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.


Check out the minutes from the first meeting of the year, where we discussed upcoming fundraisers and events.  Thank you to all parents who attended this meeting.  The next one will take place on Tuesday, February 11 @ 7:00pm and all are welcome to attend!

This week’s PAC Newsletter —> PAC Newsletter Feb 6, 2020

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


What are you doing for Family Literacy Day?  For resources to help celebrate the day, click here –> Family Literacy Day Resource


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).

Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

February 7 – School-wide Capoeira Performance @ 1:30pm

February 11 – PAC Meeting @ 7:00pm

Febuary 13 – Hot Dog & Sushi Hot Lunch Day

February 14 – Professional Day – No School for Students

February 17 – Family Day – No School for Students

February 19 – Grouse Mountain (Grade 4 & 5) & Orpheum ‘M Is For Music’ (Grade 2 & 3)  Field Trips

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