I would like to take this time to formally welcome back to Blackford our returning families and those families that are joining us for the first year. We are so excited that you are all a part of our Blackford community. Our dedicated staff has been preparing for a wonderful year of learning, fun, excitement, and rigourous education. This summer we have had some staff changes that I wanted to share with you. Please join our staff in welcoming our new 3rd grade teacher, Michelle Giraudo, and our two new 5th grade teachers, Nancy Lopez and Emily Salmon, who will join Violet Yang. We are all looking forward to a fabulous year of learning together!
At Blackford, we believe in acknowledging positive behavior. We use PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) which recognizes students for their positive behavior, in order to reduce negative behaviors. We teach students to show RAR (Respect, Achievement, and Responsibility) throughout our campus. Please talk with your child about what RAR means at home, as well as at school.
Please join us for our second annual Back to School Picnic on Thursday September 10th. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a Blackford community and meet other families in a relaxed environment. Please bring your family and a picnic dinner to enjoy, and join us on the upper yard grass area from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please mark your calendars. Our Back to School Night will be held on September 2nd. This year we have the following schedule:
- TK - 2nd grade meet and greet in your child's classroom 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
- School wide introductions and information in the cafeteria 6:40 p.m.
- 3rd- 5th grade meet and greet in your child's classrom 7:00 - 7:30
Please come and join us and get to know our staff. This is also a great opportunity to meet other families and students in our Blackford community. We look forward to seeing you there!
Class placements will be posted after 5:00 pm on August 18th at the front office. In order to get your student's class placement, you must have your student ID number with you, which is located on the top right corner of the green "Personal Information" sheet included in your welcome back letter.
A limited number of free backpacks will be available for pick up in the cafeteria on Tuesday, August 18th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. You must be a Blackford student in order to receive a backpack. This is on a first served basis and only one backpack will be given per student.
We look forward to a great school year!
We would like to welcome all of our new Kinder families to Blackford. In your welcome packet, you should have received information regarding our Kinder round-up event and Kinder orientation.
Kinder round-up is an opportunity for our kinder teachers to assess our incoming kinder studnets in order to gain an understanding of their academic ability and meet their needs in the classroom. In the welcome packet, you received a time to bring your child in for assessment on August 12th. If you have any questions or cannot make that time, please call (408) 978-4675.
Our Kinder orientation will be held August 12th at 5:00 pm in the multi-Use room. We will discuss important information regarding our school procedures, expectations, and answer any questions you might have. Our PTA will also be there to share exciting information.
We are looking forward to meeting you and your child, and hope to see you there!
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