School News

Letter to parents of children who receive special education services

Please click on the attached link to view this important information.


Letter to parents 

yearbook  Please click on the link below to order your Yearbook.  Please note, each 6th-grade student will be receiving one complimentary yearbook

  Yearbook sales are open until April 10th.



March 28, 2020

To all BES families:

Greetings everyone. I hope you are all staying safe, following the social distancing guidelines from the
State and Federal authorities, and maintaining a consistent daily schedule for your children.

This is an update as we prepare to enter into our 3 rd week of “at home instruction.” The school calendar
is unchanged at this time. Spring break, April 10 – 17 will remain in place. There is no reliable date set
for schools to reopen. Schools have been closed by order of Governor Murphy and he is the only one
who may reopen schools. He has also stated that New Jersey schools will not open “piece-meal” but as
an entire state. Also, be advised that there will be no State testing this year, regardless of when we are
allowed to return to school.

Our dedicated teaching staff will continue to provide daily instruction throughout the period of closure.
Updated materials will be provided as needed. The administrative staff is in constant distance
communication so we can provide the latest updates for our Board of Education, staff and families.
Here at my home, my three college children, Liam, Gwencalon and Maggie are working remotely as are
Clare Kelly and Finley, my two children at North Warren. My wife Clare works with her students
remotely every day as well and we are all doing our best to train our new Great Dane puppy, Atlas!

We dearly miss all our BES young learners, and hope that you all stay well and safe and hope to be back
in session as soon as it is safe to do so. Be sure to continue to view our website, Face Book page, and
App for the latest information. Until we can all be together again, take care and be well!!
Mark Saalfield, Superintendent

UPDATE - March 17, 2020 -IMPORTANT - COVID-19-

Please click the link below to view the updated letter to parents regarding COVID-19  


COVID-19 Letter to Parents

chessThe Blairstown Elementary School Chess Club won first place on March 3rd in the 2020 Warren County Consortium Chess Tournament.

Requests for Quotes/Proposals


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES:  Proposals are requested for Occupational Therapy Services for school students for the 2020-21 School Year.  Please see the attached RFP for information and a Proposal Form

Proposal No:    P-01

Proposals are due by 10AM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.


Pre K and Kindergarten registration is now open!  

Registration packets are available for parents and/or guardians for download from the Blairstown Elementary School website by clicking on the links below.   If you do not have access to download, please contact Mrs. Colomba Kampfe (908-362-6111 ext 102) in the Administration Office to request a registration packet via mail. In order to schedule a screening appointment, the completed registration packet and mandatory documents must be submitted to Mrs. Kampfe.

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Our Mission

In partnership with home and community, Blairstown Elementary School is dedicated to the mission of providing an engaging and comprehensive education.

A passion for learning is ignited through an enriched learning environment. While celebrating individuality, our students develop confidence, competence and character.

All students have the opportunity to achieve their highest potential on a quest of lifelong learning to succeed in a global, 21st century.


Certified Sustainable Jersey School

Sustainable Jersey Award


BOE Meetings are held in the Blairstown Elementary School Library @ 7 PM


March 26th Special Session Agenda - 6pm

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User Friendly Budget

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator                          
(Education; Curriculum)                                              
Dr. Susan Elias                                                                            
1 Sunset Hill Road, Blairstown, NJ  07825                                   

908)362-6111 ext. 104                                                                                                                      


District Anti-Bullying Specialist   

(Incident Reports; Investigations)

Ms. Sheri Brady       

1 Sunset Hill Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825

(908) 362-6111 ext 112       

Please click on the links below to view important information regarding HIB 

Anti-Bullying Report 2017-18
HIB Investigation Form                                          
Report & Incident Form       

Power Point on HIB