March 12, 2021
We have been blessed to receive a grant which enables us to install an Outdoor Learning and Performing Space. Work on this project began yesterday and you’ve probably noticed much activity outside the Main Entrance of our school. Our SD#35 Grounds and Maintenance Crews have been working hard to make this a reality and we thank them for all their work! Our PAC have taken on the goal to fundraise approximately $40,000 to purchase a cover for this Outdoor Classroom. The Purdy’s Easter Fundraiser currently underway is the first of many exciting opportunities for you to support this project. Below is a design idea for what this will look like:
Diversity Shoe Project – created by Division 1 & 4
This project was inspired by the book Fauja Singh Keeps Going, by Simran Jeet Singh, as well as our drive to learn more, deepen our empathy and understanding and celebrate our uniqueness! Special thanks to Mrs. Huang for the amazing idea and the gift of Literature. Also, thank you Ms. Grigg and Mrs. Jarman for your leadership in this project! Here are some quotes from our students:
I picked respect because everyone is nice in a different way – Aislinn
We did this project because it is diversity week. These words are important because people used to be bullied because of what they ate or what culture they are from. – Colton
We did this project to remember that every person is different. – Harrison
Everyone is special in their own way because you are special no matter what. Being different is a very good thing because you are different. All of you are. Being different is what makes you you! – Isabelle
Our shoes tell us how different we all are. Like if someone likes a boy or a girl. We all have something that makes us unique. I think we all have a spark. – Nevaeh
I chose these words – pride, love, happy, kind, helpful, food, grateful, hair, value, gender. The shoes are based on Fauja Singh. – Leah
This is my favourite project I have ever done at school. All of the shoes are different. – Miles
My favourite word is “unique” because I am very unique. Unique means different and I’m pretty different. I’m from India and I have a different fashion sense than my family. – Anahat
We had to bring some shoes from home to paint. I loved painting with my class and my awesome teacher. – AJ
Some shoes are small or big. – Audrina
It is very colourful. – Liam
It was very fun because I like to paint. – Kian
At the end we put down good words. – Tiffany
Thank you Mr. Huang for creating a video that captures the essence of our Diversity and Respect Week at Blacklock. Click here to see it –> Diversity Week
We have extra stock of House Shirts in the Office and are offering them up for sale for the bargain price of $5. If you are interested in purchasing one of these shirts, please contact Mrs. Weber.
Reminder that if you have a child at home that will be turning 5 this year and you plan to send them to Kindergarten in September, registration is underway. Please see below for more details.
House points are as follows:
Mome Raths – 14,739; White Rabbits – 15,350; Cheshire Cats – 14,012; Deck of Cards – 14,395
One of our latest art installations is this beautiful depiction of our school, created by Miss Dobbie and her budding artists! Mrs. Weber, Miss Wendy, Mr. Bert, and I have never looked so good!
From all of us to all of you, we wish you a safe and Happy Spring Break! See you on March 29.
Susanna Eppich, Principal
MESSAGE FROM THE BLACKLOCK PAC
Here are the Minutes from the latest PAC meeting –> PAC Meeting Minutes – March 11, 2021
2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Kindergarten registration across the Langley School District runs until March 31, 2021. If your child will be five years old by December 31, 2021, you will be able to register either online or in person at your catchment school. Proper documentation is required at the time of registration. Your child’s registration will not be processed without the required documentation.
Registration will not be available at the school during Spring Break, from March 13 –28, 2021.
Please check our school website for specific information about how to register.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the process for registration and collecting documents may be different this time. For information and instructions on how to register, please click here —> Kindergarten Registration 2021 and for the Student Registration Form click here —> Student Registration Form_20212022
Although your child’s Care Card is not a required document, it is an important piece of information for the school to have. Please make sure you have indicated any medical concerns or information that the school should be aware of (i.e. asthma, allergies, etc.). If you have copies of any medical documents or diagnostic reports for learning or physical needs, please also have a copy of the original (a copy can be made at the school). Please also have a copy of any Court Orders regarding custody so the school can have a copy on file.
FAMILY PORTAL in MyED BC
Here is a poster for help with passwords –> FamilyStudent Portal Poster (2020 Tri 1 and 2)
Below are links to two videos that offer some help in accessing the Family Portal in MyED BC:
NEW DAILY HEALTH CHECK FORM
Thank you for continuing to conduct a daily health check with your child. It is an important measure to help keep our school community healthy and safe. To better assist families, the Ministry of Education has developed an online K to 12 Health Check .
Please read the Daily Health Check Form (by clicking on the above link) and use it as a reference when completing the daily health check with your child.
A mobile phone app version can also be downloaded, called K to 12 Health Checker.
Print versions are available in multiple languages on our District website here.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
The Rainforest Learning Centre has space in our Out of School program for before and after school care. We are open 6am – 6pm and on Professional days, during Christmas and spring breaks, and summer holidays.
For registration enquiries please contact email@example.com (604)837-0800
Here are the upcoming events:
March 29 – School reopens
April 2 – Good Friday – Statutory Holiday
April 5 – Easter Monday – Statutory Holiday
May 21 – Pro-D Day – Students not in Attendance
May 24 – Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday
June 29 – Final Report Cards Published & Last Day prior to Summer 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.