Blacklock Blast – January 11

January 11, 2019

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas break with friends and family.  I want to sincerely thank everyone who made the Christmas Pancake Breakfast a success; in particular, a special thank you to our Langley City Mayor Val Vandenbroek for taking time out of her day to visit our school and support our pancake breakfast.

Early Dismissal

Monday, January 14, students will have Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm for Collaboration Day.  Please ensure that you have made arrangements to have your child picked up on time, as there will be no supervision after 1:30pm.

School Wide Lice Check

On Tuesday, January 15, there will be a school-wide lice check.  In order to make things easier, we would ask that students not have their hair braided on that day.  Thank you for your support in this.

Drumming Workshops

On January 16 and 17, we will have an African/Brazilian Drumming Experience for all our students, where each class will participate in two 45 minute workshops, culminating in a performance on the second day. Parents are welcome to come out and watch their children at 1:25pm on January 17, as they perform the skills they learned in the workshops. This will be a fun workshop and we look forward to seeing the students perform on January 17!

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 February 12th – 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

The Dragon’s Tale Challenge

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.  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 scale which will be added to Norbert the Dragon’s tail.  If you have any questions, please talk to your teacher.


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 opens Monday, January 21, 2019 and will be open until noon Monday, April 1, 2019. All registration takes 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).


Check out the information regarding SD#35’s Outdoor Ed choice program…….


Please read this letter from the Superintendent –> Letter to Parents – Natural Gas Usage Dec 20, 2018


Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

January 14 – Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm for Collaboration Day

January 15 – School-wide lice check

January 17 – Drumming Performance @ 1:25pm
– BFA Dance Company performance @ 7:00pm at LSS

January 18 – Hot Dog Hot Lunch Day

February 4 – Hot Lunch Day

February 5 – PAC Meeting @ 7:00pm

February 6 – Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm for Collaboration Day

February 12-22 – Talent Show Auditions

February 15 – Pro-D Day – No School for Students

February 18 – Family Day – No School for Students

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal

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Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

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