Black Rock Elementary School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 school of approximately 270 students that is nestled within the lovely hills of Litchfield County. We actively support students in their learning, academic and social development. We are fortunate to have a knowledgeable, dedicated staff that supports our students in fostering a positive collaboration with a wonderful parent base.
Each year, our school selects goals for our own emphasis on learning. It also allowed us to focus our energies towards a common purpose and establish a cooperative, community working together for student success. Our goals for the 2016-2017 school year are:
The purpose of our goals is to enhance the learning experience for all students at Black Rock School. It also allows us to direct our energies towards a common goal and establish a cooperative, community working together for student success.
Black Rock School Community,
back for the 2017-2018 school year! There is a great sense of anticipation and
excitement as we prepare for school. Our building looks fantastic and our
teachers are hard at work preparing great experiences for our students.
have worked hard over the summer to prepare by creating new programming and
enhancing our existing initiatives. Our Academies program, now in its third
year, has some new offerings, such as sign language, and has been moved to
Friday afternoons. Also, we now have a full-day Pre-K program, which will help
the children of Thomaston be better prepared going into kindergarten.
week, we communicate with our parent community with important school
information and updates on our programs and offerings. I welcome the opportunity
to communicate with all community members regarding your questions, concerns,
or suggestions on how we can best serve the children of Thomaston.
is going to be a great year at Black Rock School. Enjoy the autumn season!
Jonathan M. Kozlak
Summer Reading Letter
Governor's Summer Reading Journal
K-2 Summer Reading List
3-4 Summer Reading List
The second grade students at Black Rock School participated in a literacy enrichment extracurricular activity called "Gingerbread House Creation." Second graders read and responded to many gingerbread related texts. They also wrote a description of their project adding elaboration and details. Then they created a marvelous Gingerbread House along with their parent or adult partner. The creations were stunning and delicious! This literacy enrichment was exciting, motivating, and fun for second graders and parents both! (See pictures in Gingerbread Photo Album!)
Sonar, the Hartford Wolf Pack hockey team mascot, visited
Black Rock School students on Friday, October 23. He came to get our students ready for Black
Rock School Night at the Wolf Pack game on Saturday, November 21st. This is
going to be a fun night for our families. The tickets are a great price and the
games are always a fun night of entertainment. Please consider going, as it
promises to be fun. This event is sponsored by the Thomaston PTA, who has
worked hard to organize this event for your enjoyment.