Blackford Elementary School

Blackford News

Updated Wed, Jun 21st

As the current school year is coming to an end, we wanted to give you a bit of information for the upcoming year.

  • School begins on August 23rd
  • If you have an incoming Tranisitional Kindergarten student or Kindergarten student, please be on the lookout for a letter in the mail in early August outlining our orientation. 
  • Please continue to check this website for updates regarding construction and the beginning of the year procedures.

We are looking forward to a fantastic 2017-2018 school year. 

Updated Wed, Jun 21st

We are thrilled that Blackford is getting a new outdoor eating area and new hallway coverings over the summer. Construction for this project will begin on Thursday, June 15th and will last throughout the summer. Due to this construction, Blackford campus will be closed starting on Wednesday, June 14th at 4:00. The office will still be checking emails and answering phones as the administrative team will be working at a remote location. While the construction project may not be 100% complete by the time school begins next year, it will not impact the start of school in August. We are looking forward to seeig the new changes when we return.

Updated Wed, Jun 28th

Board News - June 1 2017: Members of the winning Monroe Middle School Scholars Cup team were featured at the meeting. The Board also heard a District recommendation on the TK-8 school transformation.

The June 1 meeting agenda included presentations about:

  • Plans for transforming Campbell Middle School into a new TK-8 grade school.
  • Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for teh District and several of its schools.
  • The 2017-18 District Budget.

Details about these topics are available in English and Spanish in the June 1, 2017 edition of Board Meeting News.

The next Board meeting will be held June 22nd. The agenda is available online.

Updated Tue, Jun 13th

Free summer meals for eligible children

For some children and teens, summer can mean an unwanted vacation from the regular meals they received at school. Fortunately, children in Santa Clara County, ages 18 and younger, can receive free meals during the summer at multiple locations.

Various programs are in place throughout the county to help children, who rely on free or reduced-price school meals, to receive meals when school is out.

Two Campbell Union School District schools will serve meals beginning June 26 and ending July 14.

  • Rosemary Elementary School, located at 401 W. Hamilton Ave., will serve a lunch/brunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. M
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary, located at 1800 Fruitdale Ave., will serve brunch from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Children in Campbell also can go to:

  • Del Mar High School will serve free meals during the summer to anyone under age 18. Breakfast is from 9:10 to 9:20 a.m. and lunch from 11:00-11:10 a.m. There will be no meals served July 3-4.
  • The Health Trust, 2105 Bascom Ave., and
  • The Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road Suite 202 in Los Gatos.

There are many more locations in Santa Clara County. Families can find a meal site in their area through web searches for USDA Summer Food and the Hunger Hotline, or by phoning the National Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273).

Updated Mon, Jun 12th

It is hard to believe that this year is coming to an end. It has been such an amazing year and we have enjoyed seeing all of our Blackford Bobcats grow and flourish. Here are just a few reminders for the end of the year.

  • Monday, June 12th, Tuesday June 13th, and Wednesday June 14th will be shortened days. TK – 3rd grade will be dismissed at 1:50pm, 4th and 5th grade will be dismissed at 2:00 pm

  • 5th grade promotion is on Tuesday, June 13th at 9:00 am in the multiuse room

  • If your child is not returning to Blackford please make sure you have notified the office. You can stop by, call us at 408-978-4675 ext. 4550 or email Araceli at aalvarez [at] campbellusd.org (aalvarez [at] campbellusd.org)

Have a wonderful summer!

Updated Fri, May 26th

Free community STEAM event on May 31st!

All families are invited to a FREE family STEAM event on Wednesday May 31, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Campbell Middle School, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell.

Sponsored by School Linked Services and the Measure A grant, the event will feature food, and fun activities like Derby Car Engineering, projects in Art and Science, and more.

There also will be a special workshop with award-winning author Carmela Dutra, and each family can take home a STEAM Kit to use this summer.

(See the e-flyer here, or ask in the school office.)

Updated Tue, May 23rd

Ideas and questions about a new TK–8th-grade school filled the walls at the District's first Community Input Forum. A second forum is planned for June 12.

The community is invited to the District's second Community Input Forum to provide feedback on short- and long-term decisions relating to creating our new school on the Campbell Middle School site. The meeting will be held Monday, June 12, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Campbell Middle School.

The District is seeking ideas and suggestions about elements of the Transformation Team's recommendation, which includes which grades will be enrolled in the school's first few years, the theme for the school, site plans, and more. 

Students, families, employees, neighbors—all those who have an interest in development of the school—are welcome.

For more information about the school transformation, contact the District's Public Information Office: 408-341-7254 / contact [at] campbellusd.org

More information is available online on the Transformation web page. (www.campbellusd.org/transformation)

Updated Wed, May 17th

Give your child an educational edge when you attend this free parent education event.

Parent University: Parenting Student Success Today is a one-morning event that offers parents practical tips, networking opportunities, and the chance to show your child that you value dedicating time to future goals.

Saturday, May 20, 2017   •  9AM – 12PM
Castlemont School, 3040 Payne Ave., Campbell

Registration is free and includes lunch for registered participants.  Check-in starts at 8:30AM. 

REGISTER ONLINE 
or
DOWNLOAD THE BILINGUAL FLYER and register through the school office.

Updated Mon, May 15th

This Saturday, May 20th is our creek clean up. Please come out and help us make our community look great. We will meet in the Blackford parking lot on Saturday morning at 9:00. The creek clean up will last from 9:00 - 11:30. Hope to see you there.

Updated Mon, May 15th

Every year Campbell Union School District recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding work for our schools as a volunteer, classified staff member, and a teacher. This year I am honored to announce that Blackford will be celebrating three wonderful people at this week's recognition event. For all of thier outstanding work and consistent dedication to Blackford students, we recognize Amanda Miller, as our volunteer of the year, Patty Martin, as our classified staff of the year, and Michele vonRichter, as our teacher of the year. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for each and every one of our students here at Blackford.

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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