Blandford Elementary School

Welcome to Blandford Elementary School! Home of the Blandford Bears! 


Elementary Band/String Parent/Student Information Night with Music Instruments from Local Stores
Date: 8/24/2016, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: Rowland High School Gym 2000 S. Otterbein Ave., Rowland Heights
Rowland Heights Day at the Los Angeles County Fair - Special $5 Tickets for Everyone!
Date: 9/16/2016
Location: LA County Fair - Fairplex 1101 W. McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA 91768
Rowland Heights Buckboard Days Parade and Festival
Date: 10/15/2016, 9 AM 2 PM

Principal's Corner

August 3rd, 2016

Dear Parents and Families of Blandford Elementary:

Hello everyone! I trust that this letter finds you well and that you are having a great summer. Things here at Blandford are in full swing as we prepare to start the school year. All of us here are excited to begin and I hope that your child is too! If you are new to the Blandford community, I want to take this moment to welcome you! If you are returning, welcome back!

As a reminder, the first day of school will be Monday, August 15th. I am including our bell schedule below. Please note that dismissal times on Mondays are earlier than other days.

 Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten
Monday to Friday  7:50 – 1:13
Sept. 19; Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, 24; Jan. 23; Feb. 6-10; Apr. 10  7:50 - 12:56

Grades 1-3
Monday  8:00  – 1:01
Tuesday to Friday  8:00 – 2:26
Grades 4-6
Monday 8:00 – 1:10
Tuesday to Friday 8:00 – 2:31
As a way to get to know each other, I am going to hold Coffee and Conversation sessions early in the school year. These informal meetings will give you the opportunity to learn about me, my experience, and my vision for Blandford. All sessions will start at 8:00am in the Blandford Cafeteria. The days/times for these sessions are:
  • New Families:       Wednesday, August 31st  (Only for parents who are new to Blandford)
  • Families in Grades 1-3:         Thursday, September 1st 
  • Families in Grades 4-6:         Friday, September 2nd
 Some announcements:
  • This year, music will be offered to all Blandford students! Band and strings will be offered to students in grades 4-6. More information will come.
  • 1st grade students will no longer participate in Morning Reading Club.
  • Beginning this year, 4th grade classes will be self-contained and will not participate in the rotation system.
**The First Day of School**

On the first day of school, we welcome you to accompany your child to his/her classroom. This will allow you to meet the teacher and help your child transition to his/her new class. In order to minimize congestion, I ask that you locate your child’s classroom on the Blandford map before August 15th. Beginning the second day of school (August 16th), only parents of kindergarten and 1st grade students will be allowed on campus. Beginning August 22nd, only kindergarten parents will be allowed to enter. This will allow kindergarten parents to participate in Morning Reading Club in their child’s classroom.

Please feel free to contact the Blandford Office should you have any questions. Once again, I look forward to beginning another year of school!

All my best,

Ryan Bourke