Hello Blandford Bears,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I am very excited and honored to serve the Blandford community in my second year as your principal. I am looking forward to working together with our students, staff, parents, and members of our community to ensure the most outstanding educational experiences for all students.
As you get to know our school or visit our campus, you will find that Blandford is dedicated to building community. Our strong partnerships between talented students, supportive parents and families, and dedicated staff help create a unique family environment at our school. We believe that educating children is a team effort, working together to provide the best for our students.
Our Blandford staff is a remarkable group of professionals who care deeply and are dedicated to supporting students academically, emotionally, and behaviorally each and every day. We are proud to continue the implementation of our school-wide positive behavior expectations, P.A.W.S., which stands for: Problem Solvers, Always Dependable, Works and Plays Responsibly, and Shows Kindness and Respect. As we focus on these characteristics and values, we are developing a positive school culture and supporting the needs of our students.
We at Blandford School are excited and committed to providing academic experiences for our students that are rigorous and relevant, while making real-world connections. Our students are full of wonder and questions, and we are here to inspire and spark a curiosity that empowers students to think and learn for themselves. It is important for our students to think critically, collaborate with others, develop solutions for problems, and ask questions so they are motivated to learn, become leaders, and be change agents that make a positive impact to our school, our community, and the future ahead.
Alongside our staff, the dedication of our parent groups such as Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Site Council (SSC), and English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) has been an integral part of our school. I encourage you to become an active member of our community by joining any of our parent groups or volunteering at our school. We appreciate your support!
There are several ways we communicate with families so you can stay up to date with the many activities at Blandford. Our school has “gone green” and uses a paperless system for notifications. We provide e-mail notifications via Peach Jar for school and district flyers. Our school website is another resource for calendar of events, announcements and information. Please ensure that you listen to the “All-Call” phone blasts sent out on a regular basis. You can also follow us on Twitter @Blandford_Bears for exciting posts and pictures.
Thank you for supporting your child’s success at school. We look forward to working with you as partners in education to help every student at Blandford Elementary meet their goals. Let’s have a wonderful school year! Go Blandford Bears!
June Sakaue, Ed.D.
Follow me on Twitter @DrJune_Bears