October 28, 2022
Hello Blacklock Families:
As Halloween approaches, this is a reminder of the importance of being culturally sensitive as you choose your costumes. As clothing from various cultures is not a costume, but often part of sacred rituals or belief, dressing as such is considered cultural appropriation. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.” As you move forward with planning costumes for your family, please take this information into your consideration. As always, we want all students and staff to learn in a healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environment.
We are looking forward to celebrating Halloween with your children on Monday. I would like to invite you to our Halloween Parade which will commence at 1:30pm. If you would like to attend, please come in through the front door and we will get you to line up on the sides of hallways so the parade can pass by you. The parade will end in the gym for our traditional class by class dance off.
If you are sending any treats for your child’s class, please ensure that they are store bought and individual wrapped.
As the weather is starting to change, please send a change of clothes for your child. We ask that you put the change of clothes in a Ziplock bag in their backpack with their name on it.
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:
November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:30am
November 11 – Remembrance Day – No School for Students
November 18 – Report Card Prep/Design and Assessment Day – No School for Students
November 25 – Hot Lunch
November 30 – PAC Meeting – Library @ 7pm