Hello Blandford Bears,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Our school staff is excited to work with our students, parents, and members of our community to ensure the most outstanding educational experiences for all.
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 establishing a learning environment that promotes the social, emotional, and academic success of all students. Our efforts to ensure students feel safe and cared for include teaching and reinforcing 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.
We are 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 to prepare our students to think critically, collaborate with others, develop solutions to 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 potential. Let’s have a wonderful school year! Go Blandford Bears!
June Sakaue, Ed.D.
Follow me on Twitter @DrJune_Bears