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Upcoming Events

APEX Leadership and FUN RUN EVENT

Apex Leadership is coming to Blackford starting this week!

apexfunrun orange and blue child running with mountain in background

We are excited to have APEX Leadership return to Blackford this year!  Last year, together our community raised $10,000 which went towards supporting our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities and programs.

On Tuesday, January 31st, our students will participate in the APEX Launch assemblies.  Then each day after that, through February 10th, the APEX Coaches, will visit classrooms daily to share leadership concepts.  This year the theme is X-FACTOR.

F= Fearless
A= Adapt
C= Care
T= Talk 'Em Up
O= Original
R= Realize


Our FUN RUN Event is scheduled for Thursday, February 9th.  Students will participate in running/walking with their grade level to help raise funds to support enrichment programs at Blackford.  See attached flyers for more information about our APEX Leadership event and fundraising efforts.  

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Parent/Guardian Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey which helps us with program improvement!

Black Speech bubbles above body cutouts

We appreciate and value your feedback.  Thank you for taking some time to complete this survey, which will help us to better understand what we do well and where we need to make improvements.  Your input as a partner is so important.  Thank you for your support and help completing this survey.  See information below in English and Spanish.

Enrollment Tour

Please join us for our Open Enrollment Tour on February 2nd at 4 PM in the library.

Young kids around a sign saying Open Enrollment Tour

If you have a child who will be in TK or Kinder next year, please join us for our Open Enrollment Tour next week on Thursday, February 2nd at 4:00 PM in our Blackford Library.  We look forward to introducing you to our school and programs, as well as taking you on a tour of our school campus!  We look forward to meeting you!

Coffee with the Principals

Please join us for "Coffee with the Principals" this Friday, January 27th, 8:30-10:00 AM, in the Multi-Use Room.

Principal and Assistant Principal Bitmoji holding coffee mug and tumbler

Please join us for "Coffee with the Principals" this Friday, January 27th, 8:30-10:00 AM, in the Multi-Use Room. The Santa Clara County Public Health Dept. will be doing a parent workshop on “Shopping on a Budget” in which participants learn how to prepare a meal for 4 people with less than 10 dollars.  See flyer which also has information regarding additional workshops which will be presented for Blackford parents/guardians.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please complete this Google Form so this way the presenters have an idea of how many parents/guardians may be attending.  (Please know you can still attend even without completing the Google Form.)

The workshop will be presented in both English and Spanish.  Mariza Ramans, our wonderful Community Liaison, will be supporting us with Spanish interpretation.

NED's Mindset Mission Assembly

This week, on Thursday, our students will get to experience the Ned's Mindset Mission Assembly!

Ned Mindset Mission with character Ned in the middle of an oval

NED's Mindset Mission is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have lifelong relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During the assembly, students will learn about the importance of these three life skills while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.