Blacklock Blast – October 15

October 15, 2020

Today was the first of two days of our Terry Fox Run.  We were so glad to see that the weather cooperated with us today and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow.  If you haven’t yet sent in your Toonie, we will be collecting ‘Toonies for Terry’ up until Friday at 2:00pm to support this important fundraising event.

Tonight, Dawne Tomlinson and George Kozlovic will be hosting a virtual Family Information Session beginning at 7:00pm regarding communicating student learning.  Here is an information letter from SD#35–> Letter to Parents – CSL K-9 2020Oct7

School photo proof packages arrived today and are coming home to you tonight.  We encourage you to place your orders online as per the instructions on the proof package envelopes, as this is the easiest and fastest way to obtain your photos.

Please note that the only drinking water available to students at school is at the water bottle filling station in the hall outside the Gym.  Please read the letter from Superintendent Gord Stewart –> Letter to Parents – Drinking Water in Schools 2020Oct13

Here are the current standings:

Mome Raths – 489; White Rabbits – 410; Cheshire Cats – 411; and Deck of Cards – 282.

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


Retake day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20.  Once you receive your child’s proofs, you can order pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code.  Parents can find detailed information on the proof packages, which will be sent home with your child tonight.


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 Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at 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.


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.

Health Check Form – Revised 2020Sep

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:

October 20 – Retake Photo Day

October 23 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

October 27 & 28 – Parent/Teacher Interviews via Microsoft Teams – One Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:32pm

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.

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

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