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Updated: Apr 25 2016 - 8:14am

Our cultural festival is right around the corner and we are so excited. We are still looking for volunteers to help set up and clean up. If you are available to help with this on Friday, May 6th please contact our Community Liaison Joanna Rascon at jrascon [at] We have a very tight timeline to set up and make this event special for our students and families so we sincerely appreciate any help we can get.

Updated: Apr 25 2016 - 8:06am

Our 5th grade promotion will be on Tuesday, June 7th at 9:00 a.m. in our cafeteria.  We are excited to celebrate the great achievements of our fifth grade students as they prepare to move on to middle school.  To make this happen we need to form a committee of parents who are dedicated to making this a great experience. This promotion day is 100% run by parents. We need you in order to make our students 5th grade promotion a success. In order to provide for all of our students we are hoping to gather a $25.00 donation from each family.  Please consider making this donation to help our students have a very special send off.  If you can’t provide $25.00, please consider a donation of the amount you are able to contribute.  We appreciate your donation by May 6th. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this commitee, please contact Araceli in the front office at 408-978-4675. We look forward to a great event.

Updated: Apr 19 2016 - 5:51pm

Come join us for our Bike Rodeo where kids will learn the rules of the road, ride the road safety course, practice safe cycling skills and kids can have a bike safety inspection as well as helmet fittings and inspections.

When:    Thursday, April 28th 2016

Time:      3:15 p.m.

Where:   Blackford Elementary School

Who:       Blackford Students

Cost:        FREE!

Details: This event is for students at Blackford. All participants need to know how to ride a bike! Bring a bike and helmet (if you have one)

Please look for the permission slip sent home this week with your student and return it no later than April 25th to reserve your spot.

Updated: Apr 19 2016 - 5:40pm

Junior Giants, is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-13 years old.

Junior Giants teaches the fundamentals of baseball and focuses on the four bases of character development - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork - and offers programs in Education, Health and Violence Prevention. This framework is integrated into the Junior Giants handbook distributed to all of the kids and parents.

This program, presented by Bank of America, welcomes kids from all backgrounds and encourages them to live healthy and productive lives by getting outside and playing baseball!

What makes Junior Giants baseball unique?

It's a free program!
The league is non-competitive
It's a program for girls and boys
Higher value placed on character than on wins and losses
Programs in education, health, and violence prevention
Pitching machines are used
Professional training by the Giants is provided to the coaches
San Jose/ West Burbank League
Ages 5-13 years old

In Person Registration: April 21st From 5:00pm-9:00pm at 46 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126

For more information please contact Aimé Quintero at (408) 380-8610 or aimeq [at]

Updated: Apr 14 2016 - 4:34am

At a March 17 Study Session, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board began discussions about proposed changes at three of its schools: Rosemary Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, and Village School, the district’s a parent participation school.

Main components of the proposal include:

  1. Rosemary Elementary School: add a fifth grade class to the preschool-through-grade-four school in August 2016 with a possibility of expanding to a Preschool through 8th grade site in the future.
  2. Campbell Middle School: Expand the grade 5-8 middle school to Preschool through 8th grade, possibly in the 2017/18 school year. (This proposal could include merging Village School and Campbell Middle School, but is not dependent upon it.)
  3. Village School: If the school merges with Campbell Middle, the current Village School campus would convert to a preschool site. If the two schools do not merge, Village School will remain as is and planning for converting Campbell Middle School to a preschool-through-eighth-grade campus would continue.

One of the proposed changes was approved on March 31st: Rosemary School will have a 5th grade starting in the new school year. Discussions about the rest of the proposed changes will continue throughout the year.

“This proposal is a starting point. We are at the very beginning of the conversation,” said District Superintendent Eric Andrew. “Having ample opportunity for discussion is an integral part of the process.”

Andrew said the proposal stems from the District’s Strategic Planning, input from stakeholders, and the goal of ensuring that every school in the Campbell Union School District is a School of Choice. 

“We want each school to be as desirable as the next, so parents are confident that their children are receiving a top quality education in a top quality educational setting no matter which is their neighborhood school, ” he said.

The Superintendent and Board have had multiple meetings with staff, families and other community stakeholders since mid-March, and more are expected.

“We will discuss the District Reorganization proposal at each board meeting until we finalize the plan and identify methods to monitor the implementation of the plan,” Andrew said.

“Change can be uncomfortable, he added, “but it also can bring about wonderful outcomes for our students.”

If you have questions or want to be part of the discussions, please contact the school principal or ask_us [at] (Email the District)

Updated: Apr 12 2016 - 10:32am

Are you interested in tips and tools to keep up with the fast changing growth of our children, tween, and teens? If so, join the "Take it Personally for Parents" workshop sponsored by Project Cornerstone. For details please contact Kelly Noftz at (408) 351-6430 or kelly [at] Classes begin Friday 4/15. To sign up go to

Updated: Apr 12 2016 - 9:44am

We are so excited to share that the students of Blackford raised a grand total of $658.80 to support the Abdul Miracle Disabled Children Foundation. This organization is in honor of one of our very own students and the money goes directly to support children suffering in Sierre Leone.

Updated: Apr 11 2016 - 10:35am

We are excited to announce our cultural festival will take place on Friday May 6th at Blackford. If you are interested in helping with the planning for this event or have an aspect of your culutre you would like to share at the festival please contact Joanna Rascon at jrascon [at] or 408-978-4675. We are excited about and looking forward to this event.

Updated: Apr 4 2016 - 5:07pm
Beltran is sworn in

The Campbell USD Governing Board appointed Pablo A. Beltran to fill a vacancy that occurred when Board Member Juliet Tiffany-Morales resigned on March 10, 2016. He was sworn in on March 31st, and will hold the provisional appointment until the November 2016 election when voters will elect a trustee to fill a four-year term.

“Public schools have a broad purpose which starts with teaching our children the cognitive, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills required for future success,” Beltran said. “I look forward to collaborating with the board and the community to support that long-term vision.”

Updated: Apr 4 2016 - 5:08pm

At a March 22, 2016 Strategic Planning meeting, Governing Board members and 25 other participants representing the district’s stakeholders met to discuss progress and next steps toward achieving the District’s Strategic Goals. The group brainstormed what it perceived as District strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats/challenges, and members outlined a set of 6-month objectives for attaining the long-term goals.

Copies of the Strategic Plan are available online, in the school office, and upon request from the Superintendent’s Office. See the plan online. (


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  • In Session 8:35–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:40
  • In Session 12:40–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:40
  • In Session 12:40–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–12:05
  • Lunch 12:05–12:55
  • In Session 12:55–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–12:15
  • Lunch 12:15–1:05
  • In Session 1:05–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–11:40
  • Lunch 11:40–12:30
  • In Session 12:30–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–12:30
  • Lunch 12:30–1:10
  • In Session 1:10–3:00*
  • * Wednesdays end at 2:00

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