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Take a look at our Distance Learning Website for lesson plans and support

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Hello Blackford Families, 

We are so excited to be starting another year of learning. Please use this link ( to access our Distance Learning Website where you will find grade level plans, resources and office hours to support with technology or academic needs.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask your teacher or contact the front office.  We miss you all and hope you are well. 

Group Brings the Wonders of Words and Science to Distance Learners

Assistance League volunteers provide over 35,000 STEM and Art/Writing Kits for elementary students.

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student peeks around her paper of schoolworkMore students can access the marvels of Mystery Science curriculum now, thanks to the Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga.

Over 30 ALLGS volunteers created 34,000 individual student STEM Kits—compiling about 250,000 little pieces—for Campbell Union School District’s elementary students to use in distance learning this fall. 

Now, each Kindergarten through 5th grade student can perform five science experiments at home after a distance learning science lesson from their teacher. Topics range from leaves changing color, difference in bird beaks, to friction and pattern of motion and structure and function of the human eye. 

two students wearing masks and showing new kit bagsThe STEM Kits arrived at schools in early October, along with 1,500 volunteer-assembled Art/Writing Kits. The kits, made for grades Kindergarten through 2nd, include a writing journal, a book about Why We Stay Home during COVID-19, and fun art supplies that will support the District’s Every Child a Reader by Third Grade initiative. 

Producing tens of thousands of student kits was a major shift in program delivery for the Assistance League, whose volunteers would normally present student programs live in a classroom setting. 

"We are so grateful to the Assistance League for their support," said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. "Providing students with hands-on science kits is so beneficial, particularly now with so much of students' learning happening on the screen."

The Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga mission is to Transform Lives and Support our Local Communities in need. For more information about the group’s philanthropic programs, please go to

County Hosts Free Flu Vaccines

Saturdays through December 12

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flyer image with detailsThe County of Santa Clara offers a Free Flu Vaccine Fair (for ages 3 years and up) -- Free regardless of health insurance or immigration status. Open every Saturday, 9 AM – 4 PM, from Sept.19-Dec.12 (none on Nov. 28th) at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

El Condado de Santa Clara ofrece una Feria de Vacunas contra la Gripe gratis (para mayores de 3 años) - Gratis sin importar su seguro médico o estatus migratorio. Abierto todos los sábados, de 9 a. M. A 4 p. M., Del 19 de septiembre al 12 de diciembre (ninguno el 28 de noviembre) en el recinto ferial de Santa Clara, 344 Tully Rd, San José, CA 95111