October 14, 2022
Hello Blacklock Families:
I hope this message finds you well and you are enjoying this beautiful October weather.
Last Friday, Blacklock Fine Arts students and staff participated in the annual Terry Fox Run. I am so proud of all our students for how hard they worked during the run and in the fact that they raised $425.20 for cancer research. A big shout out to our PAC for providing popsicles for all our runners.
Next week there are parent/teacher interviews and dismissal on Wednesday the 19th and Thursday the 20th will be at 1:35pm. I am hoping that you have received an email from your child(s) teacher with directions about how to sign up for the interviews.
To the families of Div. 7, you will be pleased to know that starting next Thursday Ms. Shivali Arora will be joining the Blacklock staff as your child’s teacher for the remainder of this school year. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.
We have laid out all our lost and found items in front of our gym. Please feel free to come take a look to see if you can find any of your child(s) missing items.
Please see below information from the Ministry of Education regarding a new option to access MyEDBC.
New Option to Access MyEDBC using your BC Services Card
On Monday, October 17, the Ministry of Education and Child Care together with Service BC is providing another option for students and parents/guardians to access MyEDBC. This new option enables students and families to link their BC Services Card Mobile Phone App to their MyEDBC account. By choosing this new method, all you would need is your BC Services Card Mobile Phone App to log into MyEDBC at any time. If a student or parent/guardian chooses this method, they will be able to go back to the old login method but will require assistance from District MyEDBC support staff. Moving forward with choosing this new option means that you will never need a username and password.
The old method of using a username and password to login to My EDBC will remain the same. There may be some students and families who do not want to use the new login method for reasons which may include:
- You are satisfied with the current process of using a username and password
- You don’t have a BC Services Card
- You don’t have access or don’t want to use a mobile phone or the BC Services Card App to log into My EDBC
Below are resources and instructions from the Ministry to help you get started.
- BC Services Card Authentication FAQS
- Student User Guide for BC Services Card Authentication
- Parent User Guide for BC Services Card Authentication
As this is a new change, please understand District and school staff are still learning about this additional option and instructions to help support families.
Have a great weekend!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
House Points are as follows:
Lions – 2,945; Scarecrows – 2,740; Tinmen – 2,270; Winged Monkeys – 2,595
Here are the upcoming calendar events:
October 14 – Stoufer’s Art Fundraiser Information sent home
October 19 – Parent/Teacher Interviews – One Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:35pm
October 20 – Parent/Teacher Interviews – One Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:35pm
October 21 – Pro-D Day – No School for Students
October 25 – PAC Meeting – Library @ 7pm
October 28 – Hot Lunch
October 28 – Trunk or Treat Event @ 6pm