Blackford Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Jan 22nd

Twin Day is our next spirit day on Friday, January 24, 2020. Students can dress alike with a friend or multiple friends. Come and show your spirit Bobcats!!

Updated Wed, Jan 22nd

We are so grateful to everyone who supported our APEX fundraiser over the last two weeks. We raised over $18,000 which is more than we have ever raised from a fundraiser. All of these funds will go to supporting our STEAM programs, field trips and PTA community events. We are so thankful to everyone in our community for helping our school and making a difference for our students. We look forward to working with APEX in the future!

Updated Fri, Jan 17th

Please join us on Wednesday January 29th at 9:00 on our Blackford Campus to learn about and tour our school. We will have a brief presenation regarding who we are and the exciting journey you and your student are preparing to embark upon in the 2020 - 2021 school year. We hope to see you there. 

Updated Wed, Jan 22nd

Please come and join us for our APEX Fun Run. We would love volunteers to help us keep track of laps and enjoy the success of each of our students. Our Tk - 2nd graders will run at 9:00 a.m. and our 3rd - 5th graders will run at 11:00 a.m. We would love your support. Hope to see you there!

Updated Wed, Dec 18th

Friday, Dec. 20th is Pajama Day! Students may wear pajamas to school but still need to wear regular shoes to protect their feet. We are excited to see all the cozy PJs on our last day before the vacation!

Updated Mon, Dec 16th

Thank you Bobcats!!  We were able to donate over 520 pounds and over three barrells of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank. We truly appreciate the donations. Mrs. Lipari's 3rd grade class won a pizza party for donating the most food. Thank you all!

Updated Mon, Dec 16th

Blackford wants to support our community during the holidays!  Please bring canned food items or non-perishable items to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank from December 9th to December 12th. Food items can be given to classroom teachers and/or put in the donation bin in the office.  Thank you for your support!

Updated Tue, Dec 3rd

We have many items in the lost and found piling up.  Please remind your child(ren) to look for lost items before 11/22.  Any items left after 11/22 will be donated.

Updated Thu, Nov 14th

On October 31st at 9:00 a.m. we will have our annual Halloween Parade on the upper and lower yard of our campus. As a reminder it is our policy, and will be strictly enforced, that students may not wear any kind of masks to school on Halloween. Students may dress up in their costumes for the parade and will need to have a change of clothes to put on following the parade. All toys that resemble weapons are not allowed even if they are part of your child's costume, please remove them before they come to school in the morning. As a reminder face paint/makeup covering the entire face is also not allowed for the parade, students will be asked to remove this face paint/makeup. We will have some fun activities set up in the library for our students who would prefer to not participate in the Halloween parade as well. 

REMINDER: As always, there are NO DOGS ALLOWED

Updated Mon, Dec 16th

During the professional development day on October 14th, teachers were trained in using Thinking Maps. Thinking Maps are a way for students to organize information and produce different ways to show their understanding. There are eight different Thinking Maps that students will learn over the next eight weeks.  We encourage you to talk to your child about them as they learn how to use them. The eight maps are called the circle map, bubble map, double bubble map, tree map, brace map, flow map, multi-flow map and bridge map and they will be taught in this order. We will continue our training on November 1st during our next professional development day.