Blackford Elementary School

School News

Updated Tue, Aug 13th

Please remember to check your email regarding the Back to School Packet.  It has important information for you to complete regarding your child.  If you have not received it or need help, please contact the office at (408) 978-4675.

Also, our TK/Kinder Orientation Video is now live in English and Spanish.  This video contains important information about our TK and Kindergarten programs.

Updated Wed, Aug 14th

Preguntas frecuentes sobre TK / Kindergarten

  • ¿Cuál es el horario escolar para TK y Kindergarten?

    • La escuela es 8:35 - 2:50

    • El miércoles es un día temprano y es de 8:35 a 1:50

    • La primera campana suena a las 8:32

    • Las puertas de la escuela abren a las 8:25

  • ¿Cuál es el tamaño de la clase en TK y Kindergarten?

    • Máximo de 24 estudiantes en cada clase.

  • ¿Nuestros estudiantes tienen música?

    • Sí, dos maestros jubilados enseñan música a estudiantes de TK / Kinder una vez por semana

  • ¿Nuestros estudiantes tienen acceso a la biblioteca?

    • Sí, cada clase visita la biblioteca una vez por semana.

  • ¿Es seguro el campus?

    • Tenemos un campus cerrado / cerrado

    • La única forma de ingresar al campus una vez que la escuela está en sesión es a través de la oficina principal (todas las puertas están cerradas)

    • Debe mostrar una identificación y su nombre debe estar en la Tarjeta de información personal (PI) para que su estudiante sea liberado

    • Los estudiantes no serán entregados a ninguna persona que no figure en la tarjeta PI

    • Se practican simulacros de incendio, terremoto y encierro durante todo el año.

  • ¿Cómo / cuándo se realizan las colocaciones de clase?

    • Los estudiantes se colocan inicialmente en una clase de kindergarten TEMPORAL durante los primeros 3 días de escuela. El jardín de niños es un nivel de grado único en el sentido de que acabamos de conocer a su hijo por primera vez. Permitimos que los primeros 3 días de escuela sean un tiempo en el que todos nuestros estudiantes de kinder se encuentren con todos nuestros maestros de kinder y todos nuestros maestros de kinder se encuentren con todos nuestros estudiantes de kinder. Estos 3 días nos permiten comenzar las evaluaciones del distrito con sus estudiantes y comenzar a comprender el entorno en el que prosperan mejor.

    • Los estudiantes se reportan a su salón de clases temporal durante los primeros 3 días de clases.

    • Después de los primeros 3 días de clases, los estudiantes recibirán su colocación permanente en el aula durante el año.

    • Para obtener la colocación permanente en el aula de su estudiante, venga al patio de TK / Kinder antes de la escuela el 27 de agosto. Habrá varios miembros del personal que podrán ayudarlo a obtener la ubicación de su estudiante. Estas listas también se publicarán en el patio de TK / Kinder.

  • ¿Cómo se evalúa a mi estudiante?

    • Los estudiantes son evaluados con evaluaciones de referencia del distrito apropiadas para su edad

    • Las evaluaciones formativas comunes (CFA) se utilizan en el aula con frecuencia

  • ¿Qué pasa si mi estudiante es un segundo alumno?

    • Todos los estudiantes que tienen inglés como segundo idioma recibirán 150 minutos semanales de instrucción de desarrollo del lenguaje Englsh. Esto se puede hacer con su maestro de aula o uno de los otros maestros de jardín de infantes.

  • ¿Qué sucede si necesito atención antes o después de la escuela?

    • La atención de Campbell es una oportunidad de pago en el campus de Blackford para la atención antes y después de la escuela.

    • Comuníquese directamente con el departamento de Extensiones al 408.364.4200 ext. 6378 o 6204 o visite el sitio web del Distrito Escolar Unido de Campbell

  • ¿Los maestros ayudan con el baño?

    • No, los maestros no ayudan directamente con el baño, todos los estudiantes deben estar entrenados para ir al baño

    • Hay baños en cada una de las aulas de TK y Kinder.

  • Para más preguntas, agréguelas al documento haciendo clic en el enlace a continuación y las responderemos lo antes posible:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JefCzF56x...

Updated Wed, Aug 14th

TK/Kindergarten FAQs

  • What is the school schedule for TK and Kindergarten?
    • School is 8:35 - 2:50

    • Wednesday is an early day and is from 8:35 - 1:50

    • The first bell rings at 8:32

    • The school gates open at 8:25

  • What is the class size in TK and Kindergarten?

    • Maximum of 24 students in each class

  • Do our students have music?

    • Yes, two retired teachers teach music to TK/Kinder students once per week

  • Do our students have access to the library?

    • Yes, each class visits the library once per week

  • Is the campus secure?

    • We have a locked/gated campus

    • The only way to enter the campus once school is in session is through the front office (all gates are locked)

    • You must show identification and your name must be on the Personal Information (PI) Card in order for your student to be released

    • Students will not be released to anyone who is not listed on the PI card

    • Fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills are practiced throughout the year 

  • How/when are class placements done?

    • Students are initially placed in a TEMPORARY kindergarten class for the first 3 days of school. Kindergarten is a unique grade level in that we are just meeting your child for the first time. We allow the first 3 days of school to be a time where all of our kinder students meet all of our kinder teachers and all of our kinder teachers meet all of our kinder students. These 3 days allow us to begin the district assessments with your students and start to understand the environment in which they best thrive. 

    • Students report to their temporary classroom for the first 3 days of school

    • After the first 3 days of school students will be given their permanent classroom placement for the year. 

    • To obtain your student’s permanent classroom placement come to the TK/Kinder yard before school on August 27th. There will be several staff members that will be able to assist you with getting your student’s placement. These lists will also be posted in the TK/Kinder yard. 

  • How is my student assessed?

    • Students are assessed with age appropriate district benchmark assessments 

    • Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) are used in the classroom on a frequent basis 

  • What if my student is a second language learner?

    • All students who have English as a second language will receive 150 minutes weekly of Englsh Language Development instruction. This may be done with their homeroom teacher or one of the other kindergarten teachers.

  • What if I need before or after school care?

    • Campbell care is a fee based opportunity on Blackford’s campus for before and after school care. 

    • Please contact the Extensions department directly at 408.364.4200 ext. 6378 or 6204 or visit the Campbell Union School District website 

  •  Do teachers assist with bathrooming?

    • No, teachers do not directly assist with bathrooming, all students need to be potty trained

    • There are bathrooms in each of the TK and Kinder classrooms

  • For Further Questions, please add them to the document by clicking on the link below and we will answer them as soon as possible:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JefCzF56x...

Updated Thu, Aug 8th

Wednesday, August 14th 

TK/KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION – This orientation will take place online this year so that all incoming parents have access to this information at their fingertips when you have a moment to watch it. Please check this website on Wednesday, August 14th for the video and more information.   

Thursday, August 15th 
FREE BACKPACKS- We will be giving away free backpacks to any Blackford Student (limit one backpack per student) that would like one on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm in the front office.

Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00 pm
CLASS PLACEMENTS EMAILED – This year, we will be emailing all students their classroom placement on Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00 pm. If you do not receive an email, we will have many people helping prior to the start of the school day on Thursday, August 22nd who will be able to give you the name of your child’s teacher.

Thursday, August 22nd
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – School begins at 8:35 am and ends at 2:50 pm (for TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) and 3:00 pm (for 4th and 5th grade).

COFFEE AND KLEENEX –At 8:50 am, after you have dropped off your child in the classroom, feel free to come to the Multi-Use room to meet other parents and hear from the Principal and Assistant Principal. This is very informal and is an opportunity to meet and greet as we know sometimes the first day of school can be hard on parents with saying goodbye to their little ones.

Tuesday, August 27th

KINDER PLACEMENT- Kindergarten students are given temporary class placements for the first 3 days of school. This gives all of our teachers an opportunity to meet all kindergarten students and gives our students a chance to meet all of our teachers. Kinder students will receive their final permanent classroom placement on Tuesday, August 27th. Please check in with a school staff member in the TK/Kindergarten yard before school starts on Tuesday August 27th or check the posted lists in the TK/Kinder yard for your students final placement.  

Tuesday, August 27th
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
6:00-6:40 pm: TK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades (in your child's classroom)

6:40-6:50 pm: Transition Time

6:50-7:30 pm: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades (in your child's classroom)

Tuesday, September 10th
BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Please join us for our Back to School Picnic. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a Blackford community and meet other families in a relaxed environment. Please bring your family and a picnic dinner to enjoy, and join us on the upper yard grass area from 5:00 pm-6:30pm on Wednesday, September 12th. See you there!

Updated Wed, Aug 7th

Front Office Closed: 6/20/19-8/5/19

Front Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Classroom Placements: 8/21/19 5:00 pm

First Day of School: 8/22/19

Coffee and Kleenex: 8/22/19 at 8:35 am in the Cafeteria

Back to School Night: 8/27/19 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Updated Wed, Aug 7th

She was chosen for her dedication to and positive influence on students, families and the community.

“Ms. Correa-Jimenez represents the finest of our many volunteers across the district,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “She shows exemplary dedication and willingness to give her time and leadership to make school a great experience for all students.”

“Audrianna is always positive as she seeks ways to help others and make them feel valued and appreciated,” said Blackford Principal Corrine Frese.

Pictured here with Governing Board members Danielle Cohen (left) and Richard Nguyen (right), Correa-Jimenez (center) is the current PTA President and often takes on other roles and responsibilities, Frese said. She works with the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and works to ensure that both committees have a voice in considering what is best for Blackford students. She team taught a lesson in the school garden, lends her support to school activities, and promotes school and community partnerships that benefit students and families. 

“Audrianna is a strong proponent of families being engaged in their children’s education,” said Assistant Principal Jennifer Jasper. “She truly loves seeing students benefit from the work that parents, teachers and community members do together.” She said Correa-Jimenez encourages parents to participate in as many ways as they can, and incorporates students and families’ interests into school events and activities. “She is a valuable partner in creating a safe, positive and memorable experience for students, staff and families in our school community.”

Updated Fri, May 17th

You are invited to attend the Monroe Middle School Transition Meeting for parents of incoming Monrow Middle School students on May 29, 2019 from 9:00am-10:30am in the Monroe gym. Invitations have been mailed out. This is an opportunity to meet the new administration team and learn more about Monroe Middle School!

Updated Tue, May 14th

We are so excited to share the news that Jen Jasper has been recognized as our district Co-Administrator of the year. Jen has been a Blackford teacher and administrator since 2006. She became Assistant Principal at Blackford in 2015 and is being recognized for helping to create a united school culture that values academics, trust, open communication, and consistent support for students and staff. She is known as someone who demonstrates integrity, champions equity in education, embodies high ethical and professional standards, and brings out the best in others. Congrats Jen!!!

 

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

We have an abundance of lost and found items.  We will be displaying lost and found items in the cafeteria for students the week of 2/11/19-2/15/19.  Any remaining items on 2/15/19 will be collected and donated to the Green Clothing Donation Bin in the school parking lot.

Updated Wed, Mar 6th

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school 2/18/19-2/22/19.  We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing week off.  See you back at school on 2/25/19!