November 4, 2021
This week has been busy with preparations for next week’s Remembrance Day ceremony, which has always been an important tradition at Blacklock. This year, we are still unable to gather together to remember and honour those who have fought for our country. Therefore, on Wednesday, November 10, at 10:00am the students will view a video presentation in their classrooms of all of the Remembrance Day pieces that have been created. If you would like to join us remotely, you can watch this video presentation at the same time as us on the Blacklock YouTube Channel. It is a long-standing tradition for schools to support our veterans and the efforts of the Royal Canadian Legion. Due to our COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the distribution and collection of funds for poppies will be different again this year. Please note that our school will be receiving a poppy for every student. We will be distributing them to classes in a safe manner. We will continue to collect funds this year in support of the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, but kindly ask students and their families to donate online via School Cash Online. Please do not send any cash or cheques with your child to school. We appreciate your generosity. As always, our school is committed to educating our community about the meaning of the poppy and Remembrance Day.
Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Huang for winning the Teacher Librarian of the Year! We are so proud of Mrs. Huang and the outstanding work that she does in our Learning Commons. She is an educator of excellence and we are lucky to have her!
Our school theme this year is Middle Earth based on ‘The Hobbit’ by JRR Tolkien. Students have been assigned to either the Dragons, Hobbits, or Wizards House while the staff are assigned to the Elves House. Students can earn points for their House through various events and in their classrooms in the hopes of winning the House Trophy at the end of the year. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Huang for setting up the theme this year and to Carlyn Andres for designing the House logos.
House Points are as follows:
Dragons – 675; Elves – 580; Hobbits – 685; Wizards – 610
Our In-School Christmas Hamper Fundraiser continues to run every Tuesday and Friday in the classrooms and before/after school at the Office. If you would like your child to purchase a chocolate, please send them with the money on those days. The choices are milk chocolate smileys, milk chocolate bars, and dark chocolate bars and cost $2.00 each. Thank you for supporting our school community.
Please continue doing the Daily Health Check with your child and keep them home if they have any symptoms. As per Public Health, students who develop any symptoms (cough, fever/chills, loss of sense of smell/taste, difficulty breathing, sore throat, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue/tiredness, headache, body ache, nausea, diarrhoea) need to be closely monitored and testing is recommended. You must stay at home until you receive the test results. Following these guidelines helps to keep our community safe.
Susanna Eppich, Principal
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Here’s this week’s PAC Newsletter: PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 5
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COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Our District’s procedure is for all students to complete a daily health check at home prior to entering school and/or boarding a District bus. The Ministry of Education’s Daily Health Check poster has been updated to reflect new federal regulations regarding international travel. The symptoms listed remain the same. You can find the updated print version here. The updated version is being translated into multiple languages, which will be posted to the Ministry’s COVID-19 Safe Schools website here. Families can also continue to use the Ministry’s mobile app or online version here. Please remember to advise the office if your child will be late or staying home for any reason. Any visitor who enters the building must wear a mask, hand sanitize, and complete the sign in log at the Office.
Here are the upcoming calendar updates:
November 9 – Hot Lunch Day (Pizza)
November 11 – Remembrance Day – School is Closed
November 12 – Report Card Prep & Design and Assessment Day – No School for Students
November 18 – Last day to order Hot Lunch for Pasta Day (no late orders accepted)
November 26 – Hot Lunch Day (Pasta)
November 30 – Last day to submit Purdy’s or Neufeld’s Fundraising orders
December 6 – Last day to order Hot Lunch for White Spot Day (no late orders accepted)
December 10 – 1st Term Report Cards Published on MyED
- Neufeld Orders delivery
December 14 – Hot Lunch Day (White Spot)
December 15 – Purdy’s Orders delivery
December 17 – Last Day before Christmas Break
January 4 – School Reopens (Yes, it’s a Tuesday)
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