Blackford Elementary School

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Hearing Screening


Hearing screening for TK, Kinder, 2nd grade and 5th grade will take place September 28th at Blackford during the regularly scheduled school day. Both teacher and parent referrals are accepted. If you have any questions please contact Denisse at the front office dgarcia-mendoza [at]

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School Site Council


There are currently two seats to fill in our elected School Site Council. The Council is composed of parents, community members, and representatives from the school’s staff. The Council reviews the school plan annually, establishes a budget, makes modifications as necessary, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. If you are interested in submitting your name for election, please contact Araceli Alvarez (aalvarez [at]  for more information. We will meet four times a year. The first meeting date is 10/12.  All meetings start at 3:00 and last no more than one…

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Thank You PTA


A big thank you goes out to our PTA for hosting our first community event of the year, our Back to School Picnic. We are so grateful to all of the members of the PTA board for putting together such a great event. 

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Thank You


Thank you to all of the families that came to support Blackford at the Back To School Picnic, Back To School Night, our first PTA meeting and our first ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) meeting. It was so wonderful to see so many families and we truly appreciate your support not only of your child(ren) but also Blackford school. We look forward to seeing you at the next event.

Sign up for the October 14 conference design for parents and families:

Meet parenting and education experts.  Gain insights and skills to give your child an educational edge.

When:  Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 • 8:30a-12p

Where: Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose

MORE INFORMATION: online and at your child’s school.

A Message from the Superintendent

With news about changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), we want to remind our families that Campbell Union School District is committed to welcoming and supporting all students and their families, regardless of their immigration status.

Last spring, our Governing Board adopted a Resolution Reaffirming Support of Immigrant Students and Families, which reaffirms that support and provides guidance about how to provide it within legal parameters. The …

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Input Sought to Name New School


The community is invited to help choose a final name for a new school being created for students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Eighth Grade.

With the Governing Board’s approval of the TK-8 implementation plan this summer, staff is continuing the work of creating a new educational option for Campbell Union School District families.  Among those tasks: what to name it. 

The District is asking employees, parents, and other members of the community to take a 3-question survey to help choose the name of the school, which will open next August (2018) to grades…


A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez

The recent events in Charlottesville and other divisive and hate-filled exchanges remind us of the importance of creating an inclusive and caring environment for our students, families and the surrounding community.

Building positive relationships is a key value for us in Campbell Union School District. In fact, preparing our students for successful futures requires that we teach them to be inclusive and to create positive relationships despite perceived differences.

We demonstrate that value through our …

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PTA Meeting


Please join us for our first official PTA meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 8:45a.m. This is an exicting opportunity to hear about all of the wonderful opportunities that PTA provides our Blackford students as well as discover ways that you can get involved in supporting our school. Please join us as we begin this new year of providing wonderful opportunites for all of our students here at Blackford.