Blackford Elementary School

Important Dates in August and September

We hope you are enjoying your summer break! Please mark these important dates on your calendar and continue to check the website for important information or our Twitter page

Tuesday, August 14th  
FREE BACKPACKS- We will be giving away free backpacks to any Blackford Student (limit one backpack per student) that would like one on Tuesday, August 14th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in the multi-use room.

Wednesday, August 15th  
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP - Watch your mail for more information about your appointment time for Kindergarten Roundup. This time will be for you to bring your Kindergartener for an assessment given by a Blackford Kindergarten teacher.  It will take approximately 20 minutes.

Wednesday, August 15th at 4:30 pm
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION – Please join the Principal, Assistant Principal, Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Teachers in the Multi-Use Room. Please join us for some information and to ask any questions you may have. If you are a previous TK student at Blackford you are certainly welcome to this orientation however it is not necessary that you attend due to your famliarity with Blackford school from last year. 

Tuesday, August 21st at 5:00 pm
CLASS PLACEMENTS EMAILED – This year, we will be emailing all students their classroom placement on Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, August 22nd who will be able to give you the name of your child’s teacher.

Wednesday, August 22nd
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – School begins at 8:35 am and ends at 1:50 pm (for TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) and 2:00 pm (for 4th and 5th grade). Wednesdays are minimum days at Blackford and TK through 3rd grade will be released at 1:50 pm and 4th and 5th grades will be released at 2:00 pm.

COFFEE AND KLEENEX –At 8:50 am, after you have dropped off your child in the classroom, feel free 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.

Monday, August 27th

KINDER PLACEMENT- Kinder students will receive their final classroom placement in the Kindergarten yard in front of room 4 and 5.  Personnel will be stationed to help you find your final classroom teacher.

Wednesday, September 5th
6:00-6:40 pm: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades (in your child's classroom)

6:40-6:50 pm: Transition Time

6:50-7:30 pm: TK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades (in your child's classroom)

Wednesday, September 12th
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!