Blacklock Blast – May 16

May 16, 2019

Today has been a busy day at Blacklock.  This afternoon we welcomed our new Kindergarten families to the school and this morning we had our transition meeting for our Grade 5s, who will be leaving us to commence their middle years at HD Stafford.

As a reminder, students are asked to not use anything with wheels inside the school.  In particular, if your child wears ‘wheelies’ to school, they are to take them off and use their indoor shoes inside the building.  Wheels are permitted for students in Grades 3-5 on the blacktop area outside the Gym only, as long as they are wearing helmets.

Tomorrow we will have Treat Day as well as a House Shirt Spirit Day.  Please dress your child in their house shirts so that they can earn points for their respective houses.  The current house points are as follows:
Gryffindor – 6,933     Hufflepuff – 6,932     Ravenclaw – 6,992     Slytherin – 6,956

Also, our Family Fun Night is scheduled for June 18 and the PAC needs your support to make this event happen.  It is worth mentioning that our school really benefits from the hard work and efforts of our PAC, which consists of a very small group of women, and we would encourage you to join them by volunteering your time in order to make this a successful event.  See below for information on how to sign up.


On Tuesday, May 7, the PAC held elections for the 2019-2020 school year.  The results are as follows:
President – Jenny Jager, Vice-President – Erin Colivas, Secretary – Meredith Dew, D-PAC – Erin Wilson, Treasurer – Cindy Chung, Hot Lunch Coordinator – Cindy Haley, Fundraising – Michelle Young, Events – Lana Kirkwood

Neufeld order forms were sent home this week.  If you’d like to order anything, please note that orders are due back on or before Monday, June 3rd, and that the delivery date will be on Monday, June 17, at 2:30pm.

We are about to get busy with end of year events.  To date, all the work has fallen on a few people’s shoulders and we are finding it hard to sustain this.  We’ve come to the point where we have to seriously consider not hosting these events, unless we get more volunteer help.  At this time, we are asking for volunteers for Family Fun Night, which takes place on June 18.  If you can volunteer your time, please click here –> Volunteer Sign-Up
Please keep in mind that all the money raised at these events goes back into the school to support our children.  We look forward to a successful event!


Summer is almost here!  That means the staff at City of Langley Library are getting ready for Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Imagine the Possibilities and sign up begins June 12! We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer with visits from a magician, Bollywood dancer, puppeteer, and many more.
For more information, click here –>  and Summer Reading Club 2019


For detailed information regarding Summer School, click here –> SS 2019 Elementary Brochure – April 12 2019


Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

May 17 – Treat Day ($1.00/each, limit 1 per student)
– House Shirt Spirit Day

May 20 – Victoria Day – Statutory Holiday – School Not In Session

May 24 – Divisions 1-4 Field Trip to Surrey Children’s Festival
– Concert Violin at Fraser Valley Kiwanis @ 3:35pm

May 27 – Hot Dog Hot Lunch Day

May 27 – May 31 – Grade 5s to Al Anderson Pool for Swim Lessons

May 31 – Treat Day ($1.00/each, limit 1 per student)

June 4 – Victoria Field Trip – Div. 1 & 4
– PAC Meeting @ 7:00pm

June 5 – Victoria Field Trip – Div. 2 & 3

June 6 – BFA Dance Company perform at LSS @ 7:00pm

June 7 – PAC Sponsored Staff Appreciation Lunch @ 10:45am
– Dance Show @ 9:00am in the Gym

June 10-19 – School Wide Tennis Lessons

June 12 – Strings in Spring Concert at Langley Community Music School @ 1:00pm

June 18 – Family Fun Night

June 21 – Sports Day – 9:00am-2:45pm

June 24 – Grade 5 Farewell in the Gym @ 6:00pm

June 26 – Grades K-3 at City Park and Grades 4-5 at Aldergrove Water Park

June 27 – Last Day of School for Students – 9:00am Assembly in the Gym
– Student Dismissal @ 10:45am
– Final Report Cards Published

Have a great long weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

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