November 5, 2020
Today, your children participated in Rhythm Resource with Daniel Duggan. Each student experienced a hands-on and interactive Afro-Peruvian drumming workshop. They drummed with Cajon drums and were immersed in a creative cultural experience, while learning new skills and building community with their classmates. Hopefully they enjoyed the experience!
Some parents have raised concerns in regards to their children bringing home messy lunchboxes. After conversation with our custodians, we are once again able to utilize the green bins in the classrooms. Please teach your child to use the green bins to dispose of any leftover food items, to rinse/wash out any empty containers before putting them back in the lunchbox, and to firmly put lids back on empty containers. Hopefully, this will help keep things cleaner and more environmentally friendly.
Check out our video of Blacklock Halloween 2020 on our Blacklock YouTube Channel. Huge thanks to Mrs. Angela Schmuland for her creativity and her ability to capture the fun of the day so it could be shared with you.
Congratulations to all our students for earning their first KM Club token: The Pumpkin! Since this is the first token of the year for many of our students, the pumpkin comes with a chain. Students can place all future tokens on this chain as well. With the exception of special events, tokens are given out after completing a set of 10 kilometres.
We continue to work on raising money for our Christmas Hamper program through the selling of Purdy’s Fundraising bars for $2.00 each. Every Tuesday and Thursday these bars are for sale to the students. If you would like your child to be able to purchase one of these, please send some money to school with them on Tuesday or Thursday so that they can take part. We will be offering these for sale until we run out of the chocolate bars.
Here are the current House standings:
Mome Raths – 1,004; White Rabbits – 1,437; Cheshire Cats – 1,345; and Deck of Cards – 1,189.
Have a great weekend!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
The Remembrance Day ceremony has always been an important tradition at Blacklock. This year, we are unable to gather together to remember and honour those who have fought for our country. On Tuesday, November 10, at 10:30am the students will be gathered in their cohorts to view a video presentation of all of the Remembrance Day pieces that the different classes have 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.
REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES
This year, due to COVID-19, there is an opportunity for you to purchase your poppy through School Cash Online. You should have received an e-mail regarding this. All students will be receiving a poppy, regardless of whether or not a donation is made. We look forward to sharing with you how Blacklock Fine Arts will honour our veterans on November 11.
With the days growing shorter and the weather changing to rain, fog, and frost, this is a reminder to all our students to take extra care when walking to or from school. Please be aware of your surroundings, walk on the sidewalk, with someone whenever possible, and avoid wearing headphones. We also ask drivers in our school community to be vigilant on our roads. Student safety is our priority. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
MESSAGES FROM THE PAC
Here are our current and upcoming fundraisers:
Purdy’s – Open now – Order deadline is Nov 13; Pickup is Dec 2. Please note that If you are ordering via a paper form you can send it in with your child to give to their classroom teacher any time before the 13th.
Darvonda Poinsettias – Order deadline is Nov 13; Pickup is on Nov 27
Neufeld Farms – Is now open on MunchaLunch and forms are available by request if you prefer to pay via cash or check. Order deadline is Nov 12; Pickup is on Nov 25
Our next PAC meeting is on November 10th at 7pm via zoom.
Here are the Minutes from the last PAC meeting –> PAC Meeting Minutes – SEP 29, 2020
INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL STATUS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER
Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So, where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites or www.sd35.bc.ca. Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at www.facebook.com/langleyschooldistrict. If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates.
Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.
DAILY HEALTH CHECK
Health and Safety continues to be our top priority. Thank you for completing daily health checks with your child and doing your part to ensure our school community is healthy and safe.
Please read the Daily Health Check Form (by clicking on the above link) and use it as a reference when completing the daily health check with your child.
Agendas are provided to you at a reduced cost of $5.00 and we ask that you submit payment through School Cash Online by October 31. Please note that to register for the first time, you will need your child’s legal name, Student ID#, and date of birth. If you need help with signing up/logging into School Cash Online, please contact the Office.
Here are the upcoming calendar updates:
November 11 – Remembrance Day Statutory Holiday
November 23 – Report Card Preparation and Design & Assessment Day – No Students
December 11 – First Term Report Cards Published
December 18 – Last Day prior to Christmas Break
January 5 – School reopens
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.