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District Celebrates 12 budding authors Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Join the Campbell Union School District community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at the District’s 15th Annual Rising Young Authors awards, October 18, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.

The Rising Young Authors are a select group of students whose short stories, essays, research papers and poems were among hundreds entered in the District’s annual Writing Faire last May. After the Writing Faire, judges review eligible entries to select one Author of the Year per school to receive the Rising Young Author award in the fall.

The student authors will speak to the audience about their award-winning books and, later, they will autograph copies for fans who bring copies with them to the event. 

Meet the author.  See the work.
Bring a copy to the event for autograph.

The Authors

Read/Buy the Work

Author's School

Jamily Valdivias

Autobiography

Blackford

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Support from our co-sponsors makes this event possible.

Special thanks to Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, Barnes & Noble – Stevens Creek, and School Innovations & Achievement.
VIDEO: 2016 event.  To become a co-sponsor, please email Marla Sanchez, or call 408-341-7254. 

Updated Mon, Sep 18th

Hearing screening for TK, Kinder, 2nd grade and 5th grade will take place September 28th at Blackford during the regularly scheduled school day. Both teacher and parent referrals are accepted. If you have any questions please contact Denisse at the front office dgarcia-mendoza [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated Fri, Sep 15th

There are currently two seats to fill in our elected School Site Council. The Council is composed of parents, community members, and representatives from the school’s staff. The Council reviews the school plan annually, establishes a budget, makes modifications as necessary, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. If you are interested in submitting your name for election, please contact Araceli Alvarez (aalvarez [at] campbellusd.org)  for more information. We will meet four times a year. The first meeting date is 10/12.  All meetings start at 3:00 and last no more than one hour. 

Updated Fri, Sep 15th

A big thank you goes out to our PTA for hosting our first community event of the year, our Back to School Picnic. We are so grateful to all of the members of the PTA board for putting together such a great event. 

Updated Fri, Sep 15th

Thank you to all of the families that came to support Blackford at the Back To School Picnic, Back To School Night, our first PTA meeting and our first ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting. It was so wonderful to see so many families and we truly appreciate your support not only of your child(ren) but also Blackford school. We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Updated Tue, Sep 19th

Sign up for the October 14 conference design for parents and families:
Parenting STUDENT SUCCESS Today

Meet parenting and education experts.  Gain insights and skills to give your child an educational edge.

When:  Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 • 8:30a-12p

Where: Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose

MORE INFORMATION: online www.campbellusd.org/parent-u and at your child’s school.

Updated Tue, Sep 5th

A Message from the Superintendent

With news about changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), we want to remind our families that Campbell Union School District is committed to welcoming and supporting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status.

Last spring, our Governing Board adopted a Resolution Reaffirming Support of Immigrant Students and Families, which reaffirms that support and provides guidance about how to provide it within legal parameters. The full text of the resolution is available online at campbellusd.org/policy, or in print from the District Administration, 408-341-7254 or ask_us [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated Fri, Sep 1st

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Updated Tue, Aug 29th

The community is invited to help choose a final name for a new school being created for students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Eighth Grade.

With the Governing Board’s approval of the TK-8 implementation plan this summer, staff is continuing the work of creating a new educational option for Campbell Union School District families.  Among those tasks: what to name it. 

The District is asking employees, parents, and other members of the community to take a 3-question survey to help choose the name of the school, which will open next August (2018) to grades TK-4th and will add upper grades in subsequent years. CUSD Students in grades 3-7 will also have the chance to participate at school through an internal, secure version of the survey.

Name the School Survey (English & Español) 

(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TK8schoolname)

Updated Fri, Sep 15th

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez

The recent events in Charlottesville and other divisive and hate-filled exchanges remind us of the importance of creating an inclusive and caring environment for our students, families and the surrounding community.

Building positive relationships is a key value for us in Campbell Union School District. In fact, preparing our students for successful futures requires that we teach them to be inclusive and to create positive relationships despite perceived differences.

We demonstrate that value through our commitment to inclusion, our intolerance of harassment and bullying of any kind, and our efforts to maintain positive learning environments for everyone in our schools.

In this way, we create:

  • Better decisions through inclusiveness. We encourage inclusiveness in our decision-making, and benefit from the diverse perspectives of our many advisory committee members;
  • Greater tolerance and respect for each other. Our employees and students represent diverse ethnicities, languages, and cultures, which we acknowledge as we celebrate what we have in common.
  • Effective and enduring education for students. The collaboration between our special education and general education staff as they help children gain the skills they will need for success in their lives beyond school.

Celebrating and respecting our diversity is essential to our charge of developing in our young students the empathy, compassion and other skills and knowledge they will need to meet the demands of their future – to ensure they are prepared for the challenges of college and career.  It is an awesome responsibility that we take very seriously.  

“Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” 
(Author Jacqueline Woodson) 

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  • In Session8:35–10:00
  • Recess10:00–10:20
  • In Session10:20–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:40
  • In Session12:40–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:40
  • In Session12:40–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

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  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–12:05
  • Lunch12:05–12:55
  • In Session12:55–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–12:15
  • Lunch12:15–1:05
  • In Session1:05–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–11:40
  • Lunch11:40–12:30
  • In Session12:30–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–12:30
  • Lunch12:30–1:10
  • In Session1:10–3:00 *

* Wednesdays end at 2:00

 

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