Blacklock Blast – September 29

September 29, 2021

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary unveiled a mural today to honour and recognize the first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.  This day is for all to reflect on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in what we now call Canada.  The mural was created by Carlyn Andres, our Aboriginal Support Worker, and the students.  Today, our students focused on what we can do to make our relationship with Indigenous people better.  By wearing orange shirts we remember and honour our Residential School Survivors and the children who never made it home.  It is proof that when a community comes together, beautiful things can happen.  This afternoon we had two assemblies where Cecelia Reekie shared her story of the history of Orange Shirt Day and Residential Schools.  Please take the time to have a conversation with your children about what they learned.  Thank you Cecelia for being part of our Orange Shirt Day.I hope that you have time tomorrow to reflect and remember.


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.

Have a great weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal


Friday Night Girls’ Basketball for Grade 2 and up starts this Friday, October 1st  at Brookswood Secondary and runs for 8 sessions.
If you’re interested in registering for this program click here–> Fall Friday Night Hoops for Girls – Registration 2021


Check out the information about Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 3-9, 2021:


Here are the upcoming calendar updates:

September 30 – Truth & Reconciliation Statutory Holiday – School Closed

October 7 – Retake Photo Day @ 9:00am

October 11 – Thanksgiving Day – School is Closed

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

 October 22 – 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