Blacklock Blast – September 21

September 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in today’s Terry Fox Run!  We will let you know how much money was raised in next week’s newsletter, but we can tell you that there was much excitement around students collecting points for their houses, which they have now been sorted into.  Please ask your child which house they are in.  To clarify, this year the students are split into three different Houses within each division and their colours are as follows:  Hufflepuff – yellow; Ravenclaw – Blue; and Gryffindor – Red.  Students can earn points for their House by participating in various events throughout the year.  At the end of the year, the House with the most points wins!  Also, the three pods in our school have been assigned names as follows:
Grades K-1 – Owls; Grades 2-3 – Dragons; and Grades 4-5 – Phoenix

Any girls in Grades 2-7 who are interested in playing basketball with the Girls Friday Night Hoops program that takes place up at Brookswood Secondary starting on September 28th can find more detailed information by clicking here —> Girls Friday Night Hoops 2018

On Tuesday,September 25, there will be a school-wide lice check.  In order to make things easier, we would ask that students not have their hair braided on that day.  Thank you for your support in this.

Our first hot lunch will be a White Spot lunch that takes place on Thursday, October 4, so if you would like your child to participate in this, you can sign up on  The deadline for ordering hot lunch for your child is Wednesday, September 26.  Paper copies are also available on the PAC bulletin board just outside the Gym.

Mrs. Huang our librarian would like to remind you that our school is still taking part in the 2018 Indigo Adopt a School program! Our school has been adopted by Willowbrook Mall Coles for a second year. That means that from September 15 to October 7, this store is going to fundraise on our behalf.  We’re also going to be raising funds to support our library by using the Adopt a School online fundraising platform, which you can find at  There are four ways that our community can support our school during the Adopt a School program:

  1. Book Bonus:For every two books you donate to our school online, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book, up to 100 books!*
  2. Tell a Story, Give a Story:Every time you post a story to our Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!
  3. Adopt a School Story Contest:“Heart” your favourite story to help us win big! The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win* a grand prize of a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books! The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books.
  4. Visit Willowbrook Mall Coles and donate to our school at the cash register!

Our school is going to receive every dollar raised to support our library and a 30% discount off books when we shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using program donations.  Please visit or visit Willowbrook Mall Coles from September 15 to October 7 to show your support for our library!

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary is pleased to announce the fourth annual Family Film Festival! This event is based on the 24 hour film festivals that are held all over the world. Participants create a home film based on an inspiration package. If your family would like to participate, you can sign up by submitting $10 and completing a registration form that will be available in the office between September 24 and October 10th.  On Friday, October 12th at 3:00pm, inspiration packages will be available for pickup in the front foyer by the Main Office. These packages include specific, inspiring directions to follow in the making of your film. Film-making dates for family teams are October 13-14. Finished movies must be handed in at the office on Monday, October 15th @ 9:00am. On Thursday, October 18th at 6:00pm, we will have our exciting Red Carpet Screening Night, which is open to all families of the school.  Concession items will be available and prizes will be awarded to the film makers. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Schmuland or Ms. Lou Lou.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Please make note of the following calendar updates:

September 26 – Hot Lunch Orders due today for October 4 Hot Lunch

September 27 – Kindergarten Vision & Hearing Screening @ 9:00am

September 28 – Orange Shirt Day

October 2 – PAC Meeting @ 7:00pm

October 4 – Picture Day
                  – White Spot Hot Lunch Day

October 5 – Ministry Non-Instructional Day – Students Not In Attendance

October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – Students Not In Attendance

October 10 – Last day to register for the Family Film Festival

October 12 – Film Festival package pick up @ 3:00pm

October 18 – 4th Annual Film Festival Red Carpet Screening Night @ 6:00pm

October 19 – Professional Development Day – Students Not In Attendance

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