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Parents of 5th graders at Blackford, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 13th at 9:00 am in the Blackford multi-use room. Please come and celebrate all of our 5th grade students and their great accomplishments throughout their elementary school career. If you are interested in helping to make this event fantastic for our 5th graders, please come by the office to sign up to be on the promotion committee.

Updated Mon, May 15th

Please come and join us for our annual jog-a-thon this Friday, May 19th. We are in need of volunteers throughout the day. Please come to the front office to sign up, we would love to see you. TK, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade will be jogging/walking from 9:00 am - 10:00 am  and 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade will be jogging from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. We will also be having our family BBQ lunch on Friday as well. Please join us during your child's regularly scheduled lunch time if you would like to have lunch with us at Blackford. Prices for lunch are $3.25 for children and $3.75 for adults. All free/reduced lunch prices will be honored as well. We hope you can join in the fun this Friday.

 

Updated Wed, May 10th
steam -- science technology engineering arts mathematics

All District 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 in this week's e-news, or click on the e-flyers link on the school's home page.)

Updated Wed, Apr 26th
  • Three parent meetings have been scheduled for May 8, 9 and 10 to provide information and discussion about recent decisions affecting thw 2017-18 school year. Letters will more details will be sent to middle school families on Thursday, April 27th.
  • Meeting notes, key dates, and other information about the school transformation is available on the Transformation web page.
Updated Wed, Apr 19th

Recycling efforts of students and staff have earned our school the “Recycle Cup” award from the City of San Jose and the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team. During the three-week contest, we recycled more than all other schools participating in the challenge. 

Blackford Elementary collected 76 bags of recycling!

 As part of the award, we will receive a visit by Mayor Sam Liccardo and an Earthquakes player or mascot. 

Go BOBCATS!!!

Updated Mon, Apr 10th

Thank you to all of those that came out to support our first ever Blackford Community Build Day with RAFT and Project Ember. It was a huge success with over 100 students, parents, teachers, and staff members participating in the build. Students of all ages along with their families participated in building tables, shelves, and supply walls with whiteboards. It was an incredible event and we are so thankful to all who came out to help and support. Here is a link to an article where we were featured in the Mercury news as well! Great Job Blackford Bobcats. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/27/campbel... 

Updated Mon, Apr 10th

Please help us in reminding your students that children are not permitted to play on the playground or playstructure after school unless they are accompanied by a parent. In addition parents that are staying with your students after school please make sure to be sitting/standing near them on the playground or playstructure. We have noticed several students playing on one playground while their parents are on another. As safety is a top priority for us, we wanted to take a moment to remind you to please help us by following the above policy.

Updated Mon, Apr 10th

During pick up time, after school in the parking lot,  you may have noticed new signs that designate pick up times along the yellow curb. If you have a student that gets picked up at 3:00 dismissal, please do not park along the curb during the 2:50 dismissal. We have found that cars parked on the curb early for the 3:00 dismissal are making it diffucult for the traffic to continously flow for the 2:50 pick up.   We sincerely appreciate your support in helping with the flow of traffic and most importantly the safety of our students and families in the parking lot of Blackford.

Updated Mon, Apr 10th

We value your input! At the next PTA/Community meeting, we will be reviewing our LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) school goals and seeking parent input. The next PTA meeting is this Thursday, March 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the community room (Room 13). Please join us if you would like to give feedback.

Updated Mon, Apr 17th

Students had equal say as adults as more than 100 parents, students, staff and neighbors gave input at a March 23 community forum about creating a new Preschool–8th-grade school in the District.

The meeting began with attendees using stickers to vote on the Guiding Principals the Transformation Team will consider as it develops recommendations for the Governing Board. Then, participants and facilitators separated into affinity groups—parents with other parents, students with students, and so on—so they could discuss hopes, concerns and ideas for the new school. They consolidated their input and reported it back to the whole group. Their responses are posted on the District's Transformation web page in the March 23 meeting notes.

In April, the Transformation Team will review the responses and identify common themes to address in recommendations it sends to the Board in June.

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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