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    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:

    • Implement common lessons and assessments based on Common Core State Standards.
    • Improve student learning in the areas of reading and writing.
    • Engage parents and the community at large in supporting our academic pursuits.

    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.

Principal's Message

Dear Black Rock School Community,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are filled with the anticipation of great things to come this year. Our staff has been preparing all summer, cleaning the building and making sure we are fully prepared for the return of the children.

We are looking to build on the success of our Academies program, now in the second year of existence here at Black Rock School. Academies will now be held on Friday afternoons. Also, we will be opening our Learning Courtyard for use by teachers and students. We have converted the space between the red and blue wings to an outdoor classroom environment that can be used for a variety of educational purposes.   

This year, we will continue to communicate with our parent community regarding 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. Welcome back!


Jonathan M. Kozlak




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School Supply Lists 2016-2017

Connecticut Association Of Schools Arts Celebration Awards

Third grade students Gracie Marble and Marc Pappas received Excellence in Arts awards at the 18th Annual Elementary Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, February 7 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Black Rock art teacher,Laura Johnston nominated the students and presented the awards. Family members and classroom teachers were also present at the banquet to honor these students. This wonderful Celebration of the Arts is presented each year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.More

Second Grade Ginger Bread House Literacy Activity

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!)


Hartford Wolf Pack Mascot Visit

Hartford Wolf Pack Mascot Visit

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.