Blacklock Blast – September 24

September 24, 2020

Another week has passed here at beautiful Blacklock!  For making it through four days….you get tomorrow off!  Tomorrow is School Improvement Day and students will not be in attendance.  Next week, we will welcome our Kindergarten children on a full-time basis.  We are so proud of how well they have made this transition to school.

Please remember to advise the Office if your child will be late or staying home for any reason.


Picture Day is coming Tuesday, September 29.  We have been assured by our photographers that all health & safety protocols will be adhered to and that we can make this a safe event for all involved.  In the event that you miss this picture day, the retake day has been scheduled for October 20.  After Picture Day, you can order pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code.  These can be found on the Order Form, which will be sent home with your child on Picture Day.


Our annual Meet The Teacher evening will take on a new look this year.  I have asked teachers to prepare a “Meet The Teacher” video, which they will host in their classroom, so that you will be able to see the environment that your child is learning in.  Here they will share important information about class procedures, curriculum guidelines, and the creative ways in which they are delivering learning to your child.  We have schedule these videos to be launched at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 29.  Please feel free to follow up with any questions or concerns to your child’s teacher via e-mail.  As always, I am here to support your children in their educational journey.


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 September 30.  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!


A Mobile Food Bank will be re-opening at Douglas Park Recreation Centre @ 20550 Douglas Crescent on Friday, September 25 between 12:00pm and 2:00pm and will run every Friday at the same time.  You will need to pre-register and select a time slot on the survey below, (either 12:00-1:00pm or 1:00-2:00pm).  Please register by Thursday, Sept 24.  This will be an ongoing registration throughout the year, but you will only need to register once.

Pre-register at

  • 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

If anyone has any questions, please contact:  Brad Hendy @ or Kim Langford

Have a great weekend!  See you on Monday morning!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

September 25 – School Improvement Day – No School for Students

September 29 – Individual Photo Day – Beginning at 9:00am
– Meet The Teacher Video Release

September 30 – Orange Shirt Day

October 12 – Thanksgiving Day – School is Closed

October 20 – Retake Photo Day

October 23 – Professional Development 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