October 9, 2020
This week at Blacklock we introduced our students to this year’s theme – Blacklock Wonderland, featuring the story of Alice in Wonderland. Your children have been appointed their house for the year. Please ask them whether they are either a Mome Rath, White Rabbit, or Cheshire Cat. The staff have been dubbed the ‘Deck of Cards’. As at the end of Week 1, the current points standing is: Cheshire Cats – 270, White Rabbits – 260, Mome Raths – 210, and Deck of Cards – 200. Special thanks to Mrs. Emily Huang for her creativity, inspiration, and dedication in making our Learning Commons an exciting place to be for children.
Next week we look forward to the Terry Fox Run. Blacklock has always been able to support this important fundraising event by collecting Toonies for Terry. See below for more details about this event.
A reminder that we are a Peanut Aware School, which means that any foods/products containing peanuts should not be sent to school, as we have children with life-threatening peanut allergies. Your support in keeping our students safe is appreciated.
It truly is the beginning of Fall as we see the temperatures begin to drop and the rain start to come down. This year more than ever, we need to have our children outside as much as possible due to the Pandemic. Dressing them appropriately enables them to have some outdoor time where they feel comfortable; therefore, we remind you to send them with weather-appropriate gear such as boots, jackets, hats, umbrellas, mittens, etc.
TERRY FOX RUN
Students will be participating in the Terry Fox Run next week during their Km Club time slot in order to social distance as best as possible. We will be collecting ‘Toonies for Terry’. Please send your child with a Toonie next week, so that we can still support this worthy cause.
Students are encouraged to wear flexible, comfortable clothes for running and to also dress appropriately for the weather.
Please see below for your child’s scheduled Terry Fox Run date:
Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Divisions 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Friday, October 16, 2020 – Division 2, 3, 5, and 6
In the event that you missed Picture Day, the retake day has been scheduled for October 20. Once you receive your child’s proofs, you can order pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code. Parents can find detailed information on the proof packages, which will be sent home with your child sometime in the next month. (This online system is very user friendly and links your orders to the “MyLifetouch” reward program, which helps you save money on future orders.)
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’s a message from Kat Goheen, the organizer of our Christmas Store:
The Christmas Store has two main goals: to help our children enjoy being generous by buying their own gifts for family members, and to raise money for our Blacklock families in need during the holidays. Although we can’t hold the Christmas Store this year, we can raise money for our families, and keep that part of the tradition strong. Since we can’t accept any used items this year, perhaps if you have your own business, you can put out a donation jar. If, like me, you have a bunch of donations for the Store sitting in your storage, you could hold a garage sale with it and donate the proceeds. I recommend not pricing items and selling by donation, to keep you safe and more distant from shoppers (please also set boundaries about how many people can look at a time!). Here is a Holiday Christmas Poster that you can print off and add your information to, so people know what’s going on. Any money you collect can go to Mrs. Weber in the office (please email her first to make a time to drop it off). Thanks for keeping our spirit of generosity alive!
MOBILE FOOD BANK
A Mobile Food Bank will run every Friday at Douglas Park Recreation Centre @ 20550 Douglas Crescent between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. You need to pre-register and select a time slot on the survey below, (either 12:00-1:00pm or 1:00-2:00pm). You only need to register once.
- Only one person per family is allowed to shop, please leave younger children at home if possible
- You must enter and exit only through designated doors (one door for entry, one for exit)
- The health check will be posted at the entrance door, if you are experiencing symptoms or have travelled outside of Canada you will not be allowed in
- You will be required to use hand sanitizer provided at the entrance and when you leave
- You must be on the registration list in order to shop
- You must stay 2 metres apart from staff and others
- Please bring your own shopping bags/boxes
Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great long weekend!
Susanna Eppich, Principal
Here are the upcoming calendar updates:
October 12 – Thanksgiving Day – School is Closed
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
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.