Emerson-Williams Elementary School

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

The Wethersfield Family Hour of Code Night
Posted 12/01/2017 11:35AM
Once again, the WHS Computer Science students would like to invite kids in grades 4 - 8 and their parents or guardians to the WHS Family Hour of Code.  The event will be in Room 402 at WHS on Thursday, December 7, from 7 - 8 PM (but you can arrive as early as 6:30 to avoid waiting in line).  This is part of the world-wide "Hour of Code" celebration happening in December.  You and your kids will be writing computer code to create colorful, noisy programs.  You don't have to know anything at all about computer code; that's the point!  We guarantee you will write your first code in ten minutes or less, and have fun doing it.  You will be assisted by current and former WHS Comp Sci students, who will help every step of the way.  We will be adding one or two new choices to the program, so if you have joined us before, please come again and see what's new.
The event is open to all employees and residents of Wethersfield, and their kids in grades 4 - 8.  (If you need / want to bring younger kids, just let us know; we can adapt!)
You can sign up by completing the form at:
You can also see the attached flyer for a more colorful invitation, here:
Hope to see you there!
Joe Kess
WHS

  • January 2018
    • FriJan26 E-W SPIRIT DAY - WEAR YOUR FAVORITE JERSEY OR SHIRT
    • FriJan26 E-W 5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO CT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
    • SatJan27 E-W PTO STRIPES-A-THON DANCE MARATHON 5:00 PM to 9:00 PMWETHERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

      ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CONNECTICUT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

    • TueJan30 E-W DISTRICT-WIDE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL 3:40 PM to 4:40 PMEMERSON-WILLIAMS STAGE AND GYMNASIUM
    • WedJan31 E-W 5TH GRADE D.A.R.E. GRADUATION 6:00 PMWEBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

      51 WILLOW STREET, WETHERSFIELD

  • February 2018
    • ThuFeb01 E-W PTO PASTA DINNER @ 5:15 AND 6:30 EMERSON-WILLIAMS CAFETERIA

      1ST SEATING: 5:15-6:15

      2ND SEATING: 6:30-7:30

      PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT EMERSON-WILLIAMS 6TH GRADE CLASS

    • FriFeb02 E-W PTO TALENT SHOW REHEARSALS 6:00 PMWEBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
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Wethersfield Parents, Guardians and Community Members - Please join us in a conversation with Mr. Rais Bhuiyan. His tale of empathy and kindness in the face of hate and personal attack will inspire. Rais will also be joining SDMS students and families for the day on January 22. 2018 to share his story and life's journey.
At our last Town Meeting our grade six students treated the Webb School Community to their version of Channel 51 News (after our address 51 Willow St.). This video was done with our talented art teacher and is an elementary version of the WHS Blue Eagle News. The WHS kids inspired us! Please click for more.

Wethersfield Public Schools

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

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