Thank you so much to all of the volunteers this year. You mean so much to Blackford and we truly would not be the same without you! Thank you!
Come and join us for some fun in the sun with a BBQ lunch on Wednesday June 3rd. We will also be enjoying a DJ dance party at lunch as a reward for all of our students’ hard work and dedication to showing RAR (Respect, Achievement, Responsibility) and being great citizens of Blackford. BBQ lunch for Blackford students is the same price as traditional hot lunch, $3.25, for all visitors BBQ lunch is $3.75 per person. Times for lunch are as follows:
- TK/Kinder: 11:50 – 12:40
- 1st Grade: 11:55 – 12:45
- 2nd Grade: 12:00 – 12:50
- 3rd Grade: 12:25 – 1:10
- 4th Grade: 12:30 – 1:10
- 5th Grade: 12:30 – 1:10
Come out and enjoy the fun!
We will be having our annual field day on Thursday May 28th from 8:45 – 10:15. This is a great event planned by our PE program, Rhythm and Moves, where our students will participate in several different physical education stations. We would love for parents to come out and be a part of this day and volunteer to help run a station. It is sure to be a fun event. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the front office at 408-978-4675.
It is hard to believe but the end of the 2014-2015 school year is upon us. This is a reminder that the last week of school June 8th.June 9th and June 10th will be shortened days. TK- 3r grade will be dismissed at 1:50 and 4th- 5th grade will be dismissed at 2:00
Summer is coming quickly and with the break in academics it is very beneficial to your students learning to keep a reading regimen going throughout the summer. In between vacations, “stay-cations,” visits to the park, day trips, etc. help your student to establish a summer reading routine to keep those brain cells working.
You have the power to cut the power! Let’s all work together to reduce screen time! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:
2 or less hours of screen time each day (screen time includes: TV, video games, nonschool computer). Here are some ways you can help keep screen time down.
- Keep TV out of bedrooms
- Turn TV off while eating
- No TV during homework time
- Limit screen time to specific times/day
Please remember that there is NO supervision for students who are eating breakfast prior to 7:55. If your student is eating breakfast at school, please refrain from dropping them off or letting them walk to school prior to 7:55 a.m. If your student is not participating in the breakfast program they should be dropped off when the gates open at 8:20. Our priority in the morning is keeping the kids safe. It is a safety concern when students are hanging out in front of the school with no adult supervision. This is also a reminder that school gets out at 2:50 for TK-3rd and 3:00 for 4-5 everyday, except Wednesday when TK-3rd gets out at 1:50 and 3rd-5th gets out at 2:00. Please be prompt in picking up your child.
You can enroll your children in Medi-Cal or Healthy Kids healthcare insurance programs for children on Thursday, May 14th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Blackford Elementary School Family Resource Center, 1970 Willow Street in San Jose. Please bring proof of address, proof of income and birth certificates for the children. Bring social security cards for the children if available. For more details, call Catholic Charities at 408- 380-8600.
We will be starting a new procedure for lost and found at Blackford. Every Friday our lost and found collected for the week will be put out in front of the school for families to check and see if something belongs to their student. On a biweekly basis those items that are not picked up will be donated.
I would like to recognize the hard work that all of our staff, students, and parents put in to making Blackford such an amazing school. I would like to give a special shout out to three people who will be receiving an award for their hard work and dedication. Please join me in congratulating Mike and Edith Chacon, our site and district volunteers of the year; Ian Miles, our classified staff of the year, and Cari Glass, our teacher of the year. Congratulations, and thank you for all of the amazing work you do for our students.