Blacklock Blast – May 2

May 2, 2019

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Phoenix Pod Show ‘Mother Earth vs. Humanity – The Trial’!  You deserve a standing ovation for creating such an educational and entertaining show!  Many people have commented that they believe that this is the best production ever seen at Blacklock.  Looking forward to seeing what you produce next year!

A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Huang and Mrs. MacLean for putting on the Scholastic Bookfair this week!  Stay tuned to find out how much money was raised to buy books for our Library.

A big reminder that tomorrow is Pro-D Day and there will be no school for students.  See you all on Monday, May 6……it will be our Class Group and School-wide Panoramic Photo Day.  Remember to dress appropriately and bring your best smile!  Also, Thursday, May 9, will be early dismissal at 1:30pm for Collaboration Day.  Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at 1:30pm, as there is no supervision after that time.

This is an important reminder for all Grade 4 and 5 students, that a letter and permission form went home recently inviting you to attend the free I.D.E.A. Summit.  Please note that the times have changed and students will be leaving Blacklock at 11:45am and returning at approximately 1:15pm.  Please get your permission forms in ASAP.


On Tuesday, May 7, at 9:00am the PAC will hold elections for the next school year.  Please take a moment to nominate anyone that you think would be great at holding one of the executive positions.  There will be nomination forms printed and available on the PAC board.  Nominations are due back by 9:00am on May 6 and all individuals who are nominated will be contacted later that day to see if they’re willing to let their name stand.  Voting will take place on May 7.

Please note that the White Spot Hot Lunch Day has changed from Friday, May 10 to Thursday, May 9.

Purdy’s chocolate bars ($2 each) are still for sale in the office…..please support us in our efforts to raise funds for our school!  Next week information will be coming home to parents of Grade 4/5 students to sign up for a shift to sell the chocolate bars outside a local grocery store.  Please be reminded that proceeds from this fundraiser go directly towards the Grade 4/5 Victoria Field Trip.

Please support our PAC in their fundraising efforts!


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


Starting this Summer, Langley City is introducing the Summer Child Fun Pass.

What is the Summer Child Fun Pass?
The Summer Child Fun Pass is intended to increase access to participation while reducing financial barriers to families. The pass is valid from Tuesday July 2nd to Saturday August 31st, 2019

How much does it cost?

What’s Included?
Children 5 – 12 years old will have ten (10) free drop-in activities throughout the summer, including public swimming at Al Anderson Memorial Pool, as well as drop-in gymnasium sports at Timms Community Centre. *Children 7 years and younger must be accompanied by apparent or guardian 16 years or older*

Where do I sign up?
The pass can be picked up in person at one of these locations starting June 10th 2019; proof of age and proof of residency is required:
Timms Community Centre, Al Anderson Memorial Pool, Douglas Recreation Centre

Is this pass for Langley City residents only?
Yes, anyone within the age range can get this pass. Proof of age and residency must be presented at the time of purchase. ie. Parent or Guardian must  be present with the child to sign up for the pass.

Is this pass renewable?No, once the 10 passes have been used, it cannot be renewed until the next Summer. 

2019 Summer Child Fun Pass


An information sheet regarding Summer School 2019 was sent home this week.  For detailed information, click here –> SS 2019 Elementary Brochure – April 12 2019


Fraser Health is offering Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine catch-up clinics.  If you’re interested in attending a vaccination clinic for MMR, you can find more information by clicking here –> Langley Community Mass clinics -info sheet for schools 4-23-19


The Langley Children’s Choir has been a part of the Langley School District for 3 decades now and it’s the time of year where they are looking for some new singers for next season.  If your child will be in Grade 4 – 8 in September and would like some more information on joining the choir, please click here –> Langley Childrens Choir


Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

May 3 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

May 6 – Class Group & Panoramic Photo Day

May 7 – AGM PAC Meeting @ 9:00am

May 8 – I.D.E.A. Summit for Grades 4 & 5 – 11:45pm-1:15pm

May 9 – Collaboration Day – Dismissal @ 1:30pm
– White Spot Hot Lunch Day

May 16 – Early Dismissal for Kindergarten students @ 10:45am
– Welcome to ‘K’ – 1:30pm-2:30pm for Incoming Kindergarten students

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

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)

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

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