Blacklock Blast – October 18

October 18, 2021

Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day at Blacklock with the return visit of the Mobile Pumpkin Patch!  Thank you to everyone who has paid for their child to participate in this fun event.  You can still make payment through School Cash Online or by Cash at the Office, if you haven’t yet.  Remember to send your child to school with a bag to carry home their pumpkin after school.

As we continue to face these challenging times during the COVID pandemic, we remind you of the importance of doing the Daily Health Check and keeping your child 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.

This week, we will start our In-School Christmas Hamper Fundraiser.  The funds raised go to support Blacklock Families that require a little assistance to ensure they have a happy Christmas season.  Once again, we will be selling Purdy’s chocolates for $2.00 each every Tuesday and Friday in the classrooms.  If you would like your child to purchase a chocolate, please send them with the money on those days.  The selection includes milk chocolate smileys, milk chocolate bars, and dark chocolate bars.  Unfortunately, there is no white chocolate available this year.  Thank you for supporting our school community.

Susanna Eppich, Principal


PAC Blast – October 2021

PAC BLAST – October 2021 Volume 2

MunchaLunch Instructions

Registration for our “Trunk or Treat & Pumpkin Carving Contest” is OPEN.

Should any parents have any questions regarding the event they can either call Lindsey Bain 604-308-2081 or email:

PAC Executive:
President – Erin Colivas
Vice President – Cindy Haley
Fundraising – Lindsey Bain
DPAC – Chelsea Crich
Treasurer – Cindy Chung
Secretary – Dori Pandyra
Health & Safety – Mireille Melen
Hot Lunch – Carla Ferrari


Many of you have been receiving phone calls to pick up your sick child because they were sent to school when they should have stayed home.  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:

October 19 – Mobile Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo at Blacklock

October 20 & 21 – One Hour Early Dismissal at 1:35pm for Parent Teacher Interviews

October 21 – Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill @ 10:21am

 October 22 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

November 11 – Remembrance Day – School is Closed

November 12 – Report Card Prep & Design and Assessment Day – No School for Students

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