Charles Wright Elementary School 

186 Nott Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109 
Phone: (860) 571-8350
Fax:      (860) 563-2198 

Mr. Glenn Horter, Principal


Principal's Weekly Update - May 19, 2016

Principal's Weekly Update - May 11, 2016

Principal's Weekly Update - May 4, 2016

Principal's Weekly Update - April 28, 2016



Charles Wright School News

Posted 05/19/2016 10:49AM
Wethersfield Public School students are in the midst of taking the state SBAC Testing. The ability of our Charles Wright students to take the assessments on their classroom Chromebooks has brought our students greater comfort and familiarity with the process. The assessments were shortened this year to just one English Language Arts (ELA) assessment and two Math assessments further lowering any test anxiety.
Posted 05/19/2016 10:33AM
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Charles Wright third graders combined a walking field trip through Old Wethersfield with a visit from the Pequot Museum. The Wethersfield Police Department provided safe crossing of Silas Deane Hwy so that our students could journey past Stillman, the Wethersfield Board of Education Building, through Old Wethersfield and finally meet up with the docent from the Pequot Museum at the Webb Barn. It was a beautiful warm day for combining a walking tour of town and learning about Connecticut's indigenous people and culture.
Posted 05/17/2016 10:41AM
The Safe Routes Program, is a National program that is focused on improving children's safety while walking and bicycling to and from school with program benefits that stretch beyond the school day. Participating in a SRTS program can improve the health of our children & community. The common goal of a safe trip to school brings families, neighbors, school officials & community leaders together. Every child - and community - deserves a safe route to school. Please click the title for more.
Posted 05/05/2016 01:25PM
On Monday, May 2, 2016, Charles Wright sixth graders took a walking tour of Yale University. Small groups were taken on guided tours by Yale students and enjoyed lunch in the university's cafeteria. The experience was a great reminder that the days to prepare for college are upon them. The opportunities to take more advanced coursework will depend on their choices and performance now in their current studies. We're so proud of our sixth graders and appreciative of the teachers and parents who serve on the sixth grade committee making all of the end-of-year sixth grade experiences so special!
Posted 05/02/2016 01:23PM
Charles Wright 2nd graders hit the stage on Thursday, April 28, 2016 with their musical production of I Need a Vacation! Students shared their adventures of their anticipated summer vacations from waking up at dawn, traveling on the road, and visiting many amazing sites! 2nd Grade teachers Mrs. Zilahy and Ms. Callahan collaborated with Mrs. Muir, Mr. & Mrs. Hookie, and Mr. Horter to bring this exciting adventure to the stage. Please click for more.

Charles Wright Elementary School 

The Charles Wright School community is comprised of a strong dedicated group of individuals with diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who work continuously to improve the school environment and academic programs. All members are embraced for their differences and strengths. Our goal is to nurture all students and staff in order for everyone to reach their greatest potential. We work collectively to prepare our students to become contributing members of society. 

As our mission statement clearly states, it is the goal of the Charles Wright Elementary School to have each student:

  • Acquire skills and knowledge for life-long learning.

  • Develop a positive sense of self esteem.

  • Function as a responsible citizen in society.

  • Understand one’s own ethical, aesthetic, and intellectual values and respect those of others.

  • May 2016
    • MonMay30 Memorial Day - No School Wethersfield Public Schools
  • June 2016
    • SunJun05 CW at New Britain Bees 1:00 PM to 4:00 PMNew Britain Stadium
    • ThuJun09 CW 5th Grade DARE Graduation 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMCW Cafetorium
    • TueJun14 CW Stepping Up 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMCW Cafetorium
    • TueJun14 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
    • TueJun28 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
  • August 2016
    • TueAug23 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
Around the District view all news
On May 19, SDMS students Skyped with author Kwame Alexander after school in the SDMS Library Media Center. Students had an opportunity to ask Kwame questions about his book The Crossover, his latest release Booked, his writing process, and his work with LEAP for Ghana, an organization that he founded that has "provided literacy training for teachers, facilitated girls' empowerment workshops" and established a library that went from to 1 to 5,000 books! He also told students about his most influential college professor, poet Nikki Giovanni, dropped some hints about the prequel he's writing to The Crossover, and described the excitement and glamour of attending the Newbery Medal Award ceremony--the "Oscars" for writers! Please click the title for more.
Our sixth graders in the Webb Kindness Club reflected back on their time at Webb. As a result, they decided to write letters filled with encouragement, advice, and excitement of Webb School to our future kindergarten students. These letters will be mailed home over the summer to all our incoming kindergartners.
Third graders at Emerson-Williams had a great time visiting the Wethersfield Public Library.
Twenty students gathered in the SDMS Library after school on Wednesday, May 18 to talk with and ask questions of former Atlanta Falcon football player turned sports writer Tim Green. Tim spoke about his educational journey as an English major at Syracuse University, his life in the NFL, the importance of education, and his career as a writer. He also fielded questions from aspiring SDMS authors about the process of getting published, finding an agent, and the book he's most proud of--Unstoppable. On May 19, students will have the opportunity to Skype with author Kwame Alexander, award-winning poet and novelist. The author Skypes were funded through the generosity of SDMS PAC.

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127 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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