Blackford Elementary School

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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. 

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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…


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…


What’s for Lunch in Summer?


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.

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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…


More STEAM for All Families


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.


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,…


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. 

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Creek Clean Up


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.

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Special Celebrations


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…