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Updated: May 18 2016 - 5:06pm

The latest issue of Campbell Union School District's Board Meeting News is now online via the e-flyer link on your news page.

Updated: May 18 2016 - 2:54pm

New solar structures will be built on several schools, as part of Campbell Union School District’s energy conservation program. To maximize efficiency and savings, the projects will require removing trees and replacing them with different types that will not interfere with solar collector function.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016 – 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Monroe Middle School, PLC Bldg., 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose

Updated: May 11 2016 - 10:20am

“In the light of the moon…”  Those six words begin one of the most loved children’s books ever, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Do you still remember the first story you read to your child?  If so, maybe you would be willing to share those reading skills with a few other children at Blackford!  Project Cornerstone, the YMCA-led initiative to get parents in local school classrooms reading stories to kids, is looking for new parents to join next school year, 2016-17.  Interested parents and volunteers can contact David Turner: david [at] or leave a message at 408-978-4675 x4513.

Updated: May 10 2016 - 8:45am
Students at Cisco working on laptop

Blackford 5th graders worked with volunteers from Cisco last week to solve a societal challenge during the Social Innovation Camp offered through Junior Achievement of Northern California. The camps provide students with a social issue that they solve in small groups, then present their business plan to a panel of judges. The partnership is part of the district’s STEAM education initiative. This program reaches all fifth-grade classrooms, about 950 students, in the district, and includes visits to local businesses, such as Microsoft and Cisco.

Updated: May 4 2016 - 7:48am

Come out and join us on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm for the Blackford Cultural Festival.  There will be live performances, food/beverages, and fun games for the whole family!  Tickets will be sold for $1 each and all proceeds go to Blackford!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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)


Bell Schedule

  • 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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