Blackford Elementary School

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Bus Loop Reminders


This is a reminder that the bus loop, in the back of the school, is for buses only.  No one is allowed to park in the bus loop to drop-off/pick-up students.  The back gate to the bus loop is for bus riders only.  Parents, and non-bus riding students, cannot enter/exit campus through this gate.  Our staff is instructed to open and close the gate at specific times due to student safety.  Please ensure that you are using the front gates and parking lot to drop-off and pick-up your child(ren).  Thank you.

Bookmobile. CalFresh. Health Services. County Immigration Program. Community Services and more.

The October 14 Parent University also features a community resource fair, available 8a-12p, at Monroe Middle School. Open to the public.


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Cal Fresh Nutrition Program - U.C. Extension

Campbell Library - County Library District

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Three times in October, students and families will have a chance to plan and practice how to prepare for emergency situations.

  • Oct. 14: Family Emergency Preparedness at Parent University. Know how to protect your family from natural disasters the way professional first-responders do around their own homes. Sign up for Parent University online or walk in Saturday morning, 8 a.m., at Monroe Middle School. 
  • Oct. 19: Great Shakeout. Earthquakes are a fact of life in California. Is…

Campbell School of Innovation will offer a TK-8 education option to local families.

Find out about plans for:

  • Design Thinking, Academics and Skill Building
  • Construction
  • Year-1 Enrollment (grades TK-4)

Scheduled information meetings:

  • Oct. 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m., Parent University session at Monroe Middle School
  • Nov. 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Information meeting at Campbell Middle School
  • Dec. 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m.,…
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Conference Schedule


Parent/teacher conferences will be held October 30th - November 3rd. During this week we will have an adjusted end time to the day. Please note the change in schedule and plan accordingly for pick up of your student(s). If you have any questions please feel free to call the front office at 408-978-4675. 

Start Time (for all)


TK/K Lunch

11:50 - 12:30

1st Lunch

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Please help us with the flow of traffic in the parking lot during after school pick up. If you are picking up students at 3:00, please wait for the 2:50 pick up time to exit the drop off/pick up lane in the parking lot prior to parking by the yellow curb. This will help traffic continue to move as students get picked up, rather than being stuck due to someone waiting for a student that is dismissed at 3:00. Thank you for help in keeping our parking lot safe. 

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Sports Day


Help your child(ren) show their school spirit! We have our first spirit day this Friday, October 6th. This is a way to celebrate our school pride as well as build community. We encourage students to wear clothes to represent their favorite sport, favorite team, favorite player, or a sport they are a part of. Join in the fun of our first spirit day!

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Picture Day


School picture day is coming up on Thursday 10/5. Please look for additional information in the weekly Monday envelope. 

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BBQ Lunch


Come and join us for lunch with your child during our BBQ lunch on Friday, October 6th.  BBQ lunch for Blackford students is the same price as traditional hot lunch, $3.50, for all visitors BBQ lunch is $4.00 per person. Times for lunch are as follows:

  • TK/Kinder: 11:50 
  • 1st Grade: 11:55 
  • 2nd Grade: 12:00 
  • 3rd Grade: 12:20
  • 4th Grade: 12:30 
  • 5th Grade: 12:30

Come out and enjoy the fun!

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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]