Blacklock Blast – June 4

June 4, 2020

During this term, our teachers have done a truly exceptional job of reaching out and connecting with their students, while also providing meaningful and manageable activities to ensure that learning could continue at home.  Reporting this term will look different than in the past.  You will be receiving a letter from the district outlining the differences you can expect to see.  These report cards, as always, will provide teachers an opportunity to use their professional judgment to report authentically on the level of achievement students have demonstrated since Spring Break.  Report cards will be written and shared with parents through MyEd BC and will be published on Thursday, June 25, by 3:00pm.

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 June 25.  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

Despite all the changes from normal, we are still in the midst of preparations 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.

If your son/daughter borrowed technology (iPad) from our school, it is imperative that it is returned by Thursday, June 25.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the KM Club Foot Reward!  It’s great to hear that so many of you are staying active.  Keep up the good work!


House points have been tallied and the current standings are:
Monkeys – 40,002
Parrots – 39,216
Geckos – 39,384
Jaguars – 38,866

Extra points were awarded to the Monkey Team for the set up and execution of the New Learning Hub in the gym this week.

Have a good weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


The sun is warming up, and it’s time to get moving!  For the past couple of months there have been about 40 students participating in kilometre club, and e-mailing their results to  Not all students were running or walking, but some were also biking and scootering.

Of our 40 students participating, we have a couple students that have reached 200 km!  Congratulations to everyone getting new feet to celebrate their activity.  We encourage all our students at Blacklock to get active for the month of June and to send their results in weekly.

When you send in your results, please send how many kilometres you have done and the activity you were doing.  For example:  Ms. Eppich ran 5km this past week, Mrs. Weber biked 15km this past week.  At the end of June we will give out the last set of KM club feet.  Let’s get moving!

Mr. and Mrs. Huang


Due to the “Special Learning Circumstances” this term, Mrs. Huang and Mrs. MacLean would like to run the Langley Picture Book of the Year event somewhat differently for Blacklock students and their families

Please visit:

Please watch all 10 of the Langley Picture Books of the Year videos and then hold a vote at your house. EVERYONE in your house who has watched ALL 10 videos can vote!

Please send an email with your results to:

Not only will your students earn house points for their house team, each person who votes will be entered in a special draw.

The winner of the draw will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to


All emails must be sent to by 11:59pm PST on Friday June 19th, 2020.

Both the winning family of the draw and the winning book will be announced on the last day of school.


  1. The draw is limited to Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary students and members of their households.
  2. Email must include: First and Last Name of each voter, and title of favourite book (e.g., Jane Smith – How to Code a Sandcastle, Rick Smith – The Wall in the Middle of the Book, Nazmeet Smith – How to Code a Sandcastle)

Good Luck and Happy Reading!


District and school staff are continuing to provide support for our families during this challenging time. The District website has a Family & Community Support page to help parents/guardians cope with the impacts of COVID-19. This page includes links to resources including a comprehensive guide developed by the Langley Children Committee, containing health, housing, and financial support information. On this page you will also find a new weekly blog launched by Gail Markin, who is our District Teacher for Social Emotional Learning. She will be covering a new health and wellness topic every time. Thank you to our community partners for their ongoing support. Visit the page here.

The B.C. government is providing a new Emergency Relief Support Fund and has added service flexibility for parents of children with special needs to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here for more information.


Here are the upcoming calendar events:

June 17 – Grade 5 Farewell Walk-Through the Hall Parade (Staggered Times Listed Below)
– Division 1 @ 6:00pm
– Division 2 @ 6:20pm
– Division 3 @ 6:40pm
– Division 4 @ 7:00pm

June 19 – National Indigenous People’s Day

June 25 – Last Day of School for Students & Final Report Cards Published

June 26 – Administrative Day


Below are links to various documents/information that may be of interest to you:

Student Success MAY 2020
Pandemic of Kindness May 31,2020
Food For Thought May,2020
COVID19 Information Bulletin 2020May29
Safe Return to School in the Fraser Health Region 2020May 27
Return to School Instruction – Parent Guide 2020Jun1

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