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

Posted 05/01/2018 08:33AM
Posted 04/05/2018 12:14PM
Such very exciting news!!! This morning, at Emerson-Williams, we welcomed representatives from the Fund for Teachers organization as they surprised and presented Mr. Bubser Grade Six Emerson with a Summer 2018 Fellowship Grant in the amount of $5,000! This is incredibly exciting news that will benefit all of Emerson-Williams when he brings back his amazing new learning. Mr. Bubser will be studying ways we can increase the overall mathematical thinking and problem solving here at EW. He will travel to Italy (Florence and Rome); Geneva, Switzerland; and Frankfurt, Germany. While there, he will speak with experts, investigate math museums, and discover examples of historic and modern problem solving that he will bring back to us.

  • May 2018
    • WedMay23 E-W 2ND GRADE FIELD TRIP TO THEATERWORKS 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • ThuMay24 E-W INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STORY TIME
    • ThuMay24 E-W 5TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO STURBRIDGE VILLAGE 8:45 AM to 2:15 PM
    • ThuMay24 E-W 1ST GRADE FIELD TRIP TO NORTHWEST PARK 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • FriMay25 E-W 12:55 EARLY DISMISSAL
    • FriMay25 E-W SPIRIT DAY - WEAR RED WHITE AND BLUE
    • FriMay25 E-W SPRING CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL 9:00 AMGYMNASIUM
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Join us on Saturday, May 19th from 4-8pm at the Wethersfield High school Cafeteria for an evening of food, fun, and music! Click to read more...
Come help raise funds for WHS students preparing for careers in Business and Management. Click for more information.
The Wethersfield High School class of 2018 graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018 at Cove Park.
On March 6 2018, 33 Wethersfield High School students attended the Connecticut DECA Career Development Competition at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Approximately 1100 students from across the state of CT participated and competed in this conference which serves as a showplace for skills learned by students in marketing education instructional programs Fourteen students from Wethersfield received awards and earned the right to attend the national conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia (April 21 - 25). Please click for more.
SHREK JR. Showtimes: Friday, March 16, 2018 -- 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018 -- 7:00 pm, Sunday March 18, 2018 -- 2:30 pm -- Please note the show will be performed at: Wethersfield High School -- 411 Wolcott Hill Road

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

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