Emerson-Williams Elementary School

461 Wells Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 571-8360
Ms. Neela Thakur, Principal

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Neela Thakur, Principal

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Our Mission

At Emerson-Williams Elementary School, we strongly believe in the joy of learning. Ours is a caring, compassionate environment that respects and supports the dignity of the whole child. We work hand-in-hand with families and the community to develop lifelong learners and contributing members of our changing society.

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The Emerson-Williams School was named for two prominent educators, the Reverends Joseph Emerson and Elisha Williams: 

The Reverend Joseph Emerson (1777-1833) was a pioneer in women's education. In addition to writing several educational works, he organized a school of religious instruction for women. In 1824, he moved his female seminary from Massachusetts to the Old Academy on Main Street in Wethersfield.

The Reverend Elisha Williams (1694-1755) was a pioneer in higher education, and a famous teacher in colonial America. He taught at Yale College, when the largest of its three branches was in Wethersfield. In 1726, he was chosen President of the college, and then established in New Haven.

Emerson-Williams School provides a stimulating educational environment in which high academic standards for student performance continue to be our primary goal. In addition to high academic standards, the school community is also committed to providing an environment where all members of the community demonstrate caring and respect towards one another.  We will again implement the Responsive Classroom program in our school.  The Responsive Classroom is a philosophy that fosters both the academic and social emotional well being of students.  One of the main principles is that in order for students to be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.

One of the keys to success of Emerson-Williams School’s outstanding educational program is our talented teaching staff.  Many of our teachers hold advanced degrees and several are serving as mentors and/or cooperating teachers. Most notable is the dedication and creative spirit of our staff.

An active Parent Teacher Organization continues to advocate for quality education and to sponsor a variety of family-oriented events and fundraisers that have resulted in field trips, cultural enrichment activities, and new equipment for our school. Members of the Emerson-Williams PTO publish our monthly newsletter, host book fairs, and "Family Fun Nights," including a Talent Show, Bingo night, and Strawberry Festival, to name a few.

We at Emerson-Williams School note with pride our many accomplishments and continue to dedicate our efforts to total school improvement focused upon setting high expectations for students within a supportive, motivating school environment.

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Emerson-Williams News

Posted 10/13/2017 03:35PM
Students in Mrs. Cookson's 4th grade class have been working to read "with their noses in the book" and notice details about their characters in order to develop an interpretation. This week they applied these new strategies to closely read and interpret photographs. Please click for more.
Posted 09/13/2017 01:03PM
Keane on Kids After School Enrichment programs are now available for students in all 5 elementary schools. Registration opened on August 30th and many classes are still available. There are great offerings like aviation, magic, cooking, ukulele club, Spanish club, cartooning and so much more.

  • October 2017
    • FriOct20 E-W SPIRIT DAY - WEAR PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
    • FriOct20 E-W TOWN HALL MEETING 10:00 AM to 10:30 AMEMERSON-WILLIAMS GYMNASIUM
    • TueOct24 E-W 12:55 EARLY DISMISSAL - PARENT CONFERENCES
    • WedOct25 E-W 12:55 EARLY DISMISSAL - PARENT CONFERENCES
    • ThuOct26 E-W 12:55 EARLY DISMISSAL - PARENT CONFERENCES
  • November 2017
    • TueNov07 E-W NO SCHOOL - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
    • WedNov08 SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOGNITION AWARDS 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMWHS AUDITORIUM
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Wethersfield High School Drama presents "The Shudder Season" on November 3 and 4 at 7:30pm. An incessantly beating heart, a bird with a one-word vocabulary, a small town with a dark secret, and a family's dysfunctional Thanksgiving dinner. Click to read more...
Webb Students, Staff, and Parents come together for Walk to School Day! Thank you to all our families that were able to join us and to Mr. John Morris and Mrs. Elaine Paradise from the Board of Education for walking with us!
WHS Students Helping Puerto Rico
Fifth graders from Charles Wright had their first grade level PBIS celebration of positive behaviors. Students earned their way into this friendly game by demonstrating Charles Wright PRIDE - the promise to be respectful, independent, dependable and engaged. Students enjoyed an afternoon game of kickball, building camaraderie and celebrating good behavior choices.
BlueEagle News for FRIDAY September 15, 2017

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Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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