May 6, 2022
Hopefully the beautiful weather we experienced today will last until Sunday so that you can all enjoy a very special Mother’s Day! Here’s to all the mothers and to all those who provide nurturing care to our children! May this day be filled with love and appreciation for all you do. Have a great day!
Tonight, commencing at 6:00pm at the Langley Townhall Pub, our PAC will be hosting a Pub Night Fundraiser. Tickets are $25 each and include a burger and a drink and are available for purchase at the Office until 3:00pm or at the door this evening. Please come out and support the PAC’s fundraising efforts!
I would like to take this opportunity to give a huge shout out to Mrs. Huang and Mrs. Maclean and all of the staff who supported our Scholastic Book Fair last week! To the parents and friends who came out to make purchases, you will be pleased to know that this year’s total sales was $5,973.40…..the largest Scholastic Book Fair in the history of Blacklock Fine Arts! Thank you so much for your support and for continuing to instill a love of reading in our children.
In continuing with our reading goal at Blacklock, next week marks the beginning of the 2022 Hobbit Read-A-Thon. We have a very exciting week planned filled with fun activities, and prizes. Today students will be bringing home a brochure/collection sheet and a reading log. You can start tracking your reading minutes this weekend! Color in a square on the yellow reading log for every 20 minutes you read at home. The Brochure/collection sheet allows you to keep track of your money raised. We are taking one time lump sum donations, not dollars per minute read.
Next week there is a different theme for each day. The theme days are as follows:
1. Monday – Reading in a goblin voice
2. Tuesday – Reading in a Hobbit Hut. Bring blankets and pillows. We will be making forts (or Hobbit Huts) in the classroom!
3. Wednesday – Wear a Hobbit Cloak. Students can bring their own cloak, cape, blanket, or towel to have some cozy reading time
4. Thursday – Reading by Candle light. There will be an event in the gym for everyone to participate in. The gym will have tea light candles and fun lamps. Please bring flashlights if possible!
5. Friday – Treasure Hunt and Family Read – Families are welcome to come into the school to read with their child from 9:00-9:15. We will also be doing a class treasure hunt later in the day.
If your child will be absent from school for any reason, please remember to let us know either by phone 604-530-318 or by e-mail at BFAAttendanceVoicemail@sd35.bc.ca
As the weather improves, our students will be participating in Kilometre Club every Thursday morning between 9:00am and 9:45am. Please ensure that your child has proper footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather, as this time of year it can be very unpredictable. The children are excited to once again log kilometres in order to collect foot tokens. Thank you for your support as we continue to practice daily fitness and wellness.
Have a good weekend!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
House Points are as follows:
Dragons – 28,337; Elves – 28,185; Hobbits – 28,563; Wizards – 28,844
NEUFELD FARMS FUNDRAISER
Just in time for BBQ season, we are bringing back fan favourite Neufeld Farms! This fundraiser runs until May 16th with delivery of orders being on May 25th at 2:30pm. Please click the link below to order. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at 604-996-0095.
SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION
Summer session information is available at www.sd35summersession.ca.
FAMILY PORTAL in MyED BC
Below are links to two videos that offer some help in accessing the Family Portal in MyED BC:
MESSAGES FROM THE BLACKLOCK PAC
The Blacklock PAC Annual General Meeting is coming up on May 17, 2022 at 7 pm at the school. We will be electing our executive positions for the 22/23 school year PAC. All positions are up for grabs. We encourage everyone to join in on the meeting to learn what we have been up to, what we do and how you can contribute! Each and every parent or guardian is a member of the PAC. Our PAC works to help create effective partnerships between the school and parent community. Please check out the link below for a description of the positions available and nominate yourself or someone else for an executive position using the Sign Up Genius link. You may nominate someone anonymously and then please come to the meeting to cast your vote, by anonymous ballot. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Tuesday, May 17 @ 7:00pm – PAC meeting – Annual General Meeting
Friday, June 3 – Blacklock Fun Fair – Details TBA
Here’s the latest PAC Newsletter: PAC Blast – May 2022 Volume 15
For instructions and a link to sign in to Munchalunch go to: MunchaLunch Instructions
Previous PAC Newsletters:
PAC Blast – October 2021
PAC BLAST – October 2021 Volume 2
PAC Blast – October 2021 Volume 3
PAC Blast – October 2021 Volume 4
PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 5
PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 6
PAC Blast – December 2021 Volume 8
PAC Blast – January 2022 Volume 9
PAC Blast – February 2022 – Volume 11
PAC BLAST – March 2022 Volume 12
PAC Blast – March 2022 Volume 13
PAC Blast – March 2022 Volume 14
Here are the upcoming calendar events:
May 6 – Pub Night Fundraiser – Townhall @ 6:00pm
May 9-13 – Readathon
May 9 – Reading in a Goblin Voice
May 10 – Reading in a Hobbit Hut – bring blankets and pillows
May 11 – Wear a Hobbit Cloak – bring a cloak, cape, blanket, or towel
May 12 – Reading by Tealight – bring a battery operated tea light or flashlight
May 13 – Treasure Hunt and Family Read – Families read with their child from 9:00am-9:15am
May 16 – Last day to order Neufeld Farms Fundraiser
May 17 – PAC Meeting AGM @ 7:00pm
May 20 – Pro-D Day – No School for Students
May 23 – Victoria Day Statutory Holiday – School Closed
May 25 – Delivery of Neufeld Orders @ 2:30pm
June 2 – Kindergarten students dismissal @ 12:30pm
– ‘Welcome to K’ event – 1:30pm-2:30pm – for incoming September 2022 Kindergarten students
June 3 – Pizza Hut Hot Lunch Day
Blacklock Fun Fair
June 22 – ‘Strings in Spring’ Violin Concert at LCMS – 1:00pm for students; 6:00pm for students, parents, and guests
June 23 – Grade 5 Leaving Ceremony @ 5:00pm
June 29 – Last Day for Students – Dismissal @ 10:47am
Report Cards Published
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