Blacklick Elementary
SCHOOL HOURS
Begins - 8:00am • Dismissal - 2:25pm

Blacklick Elementary Parent's Corner

Welcome!

By Principal Kristen Groves

On behalf of the Blacklick Elementary staff, it is truly my pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as we begin the 2013-2014 school year. My name is Kristen Groves and I am honored to serve as the principal of Blacklick Elementary. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know your child and your family as we begin the school year. I will work diligently with you and our staff to continue to foster a learning community that promotes excellence for our children. I would like to personally invite you to become involved at Blacklick. I sincerely believe that educating students is a team effort and that by working together we can make a positive difference in your child’s life.

The staff at Blacklick Elementary believes in a child-centered philosophy. Teachers meet the individual needs of each child with a strong academic focus. Time on task is emphasized with the goal of using all instructional time as effectively as possible. Quality work is emphasized as students engage in hands-on learning experiences and work together cooperatively. These opportunities challenge them to be problem solvers and critical thinkers. The Blacklick pride expectation encourages all students to take pride in themselves and their school. Our parent/teacher organization, Pride Partners, is very active with parents being involved in and outside of the classroom.

As you browse our website you will find specific information and resources in the following locations:

Links of Interest Frequently Used Phone Numbers

District Calendar: Information such as holidays, progress report dates, and grade card dates.

Events Calendar: Special events such as student activities and special school events.

Forms: Electronic versions of forms such as registration, medical release, photo release, etc.

Handbooks: Gahanna Elementary Student Handbook and the Blacklick Student/Parent Handbook.

Newsletter: Current Blacklick newsletter.

PTO: A list of meetings and officers for the current year.

PTO Wellness Guidelines

Staff Information: Check the staff directory for a complete listing of staff at Blacklick Elementary along with e-mail addresses, classroom portals, and their position (grade/subject).

Main Office Phone (and to report a student absence): 759-5100
Main Office Fax Number: 759-5110