Blacklock Blast – January 9

January 9, 2020

Welcome back!  I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and that you had time to reconnect with family and friends.  This week you should have received an e-mail with information about an upcoming two week cultural event titled ‘Axe Capoeira’, which will begin on January 27.  This exciting opportunity will culminate in a school-wide performance put on by our students on Friday, February 7, at 1:30pm.  Parents are welcome to attend this, so please mark your calendars.  For detailed information, please check your account on School Cash Online.  Our PAC will be meeting on Tuesday, January 14, at 9:00am….all are welcome to attend.  Please remember that tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Hot Lunch, which will take place on Friday, January 17.

Remember………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.

Points have been added to each of the houses.  Here are the current standings:
Monkeys – 8,069; Parrots – 8,090; Geckos – 8,071; and Jaguars – 8,072.

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites or Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates.

 Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.


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 opens Monday, January 20, 2020, at 8:30am and 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:

January 14 – PAC Meeting @ 9:00am

January 17 – Subway Hot Lunch Day

January 27 – February 7 – Axe Capoeira Workshops

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

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