Blacklock Blast – March 15

March 15, 2019

Today is our last day before Spring Break and we sure packed alot of events into this past week.  Thank you to all the parents who came out to support their children during their Student-Led Conferences.  I hope that you found the sessions to be informative and that you have taken the time to read the report cards, which provide you with detailed information about curriculum goals and your child’s level of achievement.

Congratulations to the Owl Pod on their fantastic performance of ‘Seasons’ this week.  The students learned so much by participating in an event like this.  A big thank you to all of the staff, who made this production possible.


To see the program from the Owl Pod Show click here —> Seasons Program 2019

Another project completed by our Kindergarten students with their big buddies is the ‘Not a Box’ project.  A summary of the projects can be seen by clicking here —>  Not A Box Projects 2019

A special thank you to Mr. Richardson, one of our teachers, for all his hard work in the Woodworking Class.  A select number of students, under his supervision, enjoy being creative and building things with wood.  Their latest project was building a robot.

A special thank you to the City of Langley and the Community Grant Committee for granting Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary the very generous amount of $1,500 to go towards a new camera and accessories.  We will be able to capture such beautiful memories!


Term 2 Report Cards were published online last week.  You can access them by logging in to your MyEd BC Family Portal Account.  If you have any trouble getting online, please feel free to contact the office for assistance.  For help on how to login, click here –> Reminder-Family Portal-Report Cards and here –>  SD35 Family Portal


Friday, April 12 at 1:30pm (Early Dismissal Day). Christmas Store Clean Out. Need holiday decorations? Come check out the Spring Christmas sale.  You will find decorations for every holiday and season (birthday party, Halloween, harvest, Easter and of course, Christmas).  Huge selection of picture frames, dvds, cds and movies, puzzles and games too.  Volunteers needed – email Cheryl DeFrane at


The PAC is fundraising with Purdy’s Chocolatier, just in time for Easter! Paper catalogues were sent home with students, but please note that orders are accepted online only.


If you’d like to support the Blacklock PAC through purchasing some very sweet Easter gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:

Purdy’s Fundraising

After you’ve signed in you can buy amazing chocolates and/or invite others to join and support the Blacklock PAC’s Fundraising Campaign.


Save the date for the annual Pub Night Fundraiser, which is happening on Friday, April 26th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Town Hall.  Please support our PAC in their fundraising efforts!


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 is open until Noon on April 1, 2019.  All registrations take 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).

Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

April 1 – School Reopens

April 2 – PAC Meeting @ 7:00pm

April 12 – Collaboration Day – Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm

April 16 – Dragon (Gr.2/3) Pod Show @ 6:00pm

April 19 – April 22 –  Easter Break – School Not In Session

April 26 – Pub Night Fundraiser @ Town Hall – 6:30pm-9:30pm

May 1 – Phoenix (Gr.4/5) Pod Show @ 6:00pm

May 3 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

May 6 – Class Group Photo Day

Have a great Spring Break!  See you all back here on April 1st…

Susanna Eppich, Principal


For access to the SD#35 Student Success Magazine, please see pages 41 to 52 of the following link:  Student Success

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