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PreK Registration Extended

the Pre-K registration will continue through June 21st.  Enrollment and placement will be determined by June 30th.

Wilson to have early dismissal on Wednesday, May 16

Wilson School will have early dismissal on Wednesday, May 16, for teacher collaboration. Dismissal time is noon, 11 a.m. for pre-kindergarten.

Parent/community conference set for Friday at NVCC

Naugatack Valley Community College will host a conference, “Parent and Community Engagement: What's In It For You?" on Friday, May 18, beginning with registation at 8 a.m. All families, staff, and community members who are interested in family and community engagement to improve student achievement are welcome to attend this free conference. Breakfast, lunch and parking are included.  Ann Pratt, the director of organizing at Connecticut Citizen Action Group, an agency committed to putting people first, will be the keynote speaker. The event will conclude with parent leadership awards from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Flyer in English

Flyer en Espanol

Wilson students learn value of respect, honesty in "Jungle Book" show

Shakesperience 2

Shakesperience 2 

Wilson students received a powerful lesson on the value of responsibility, respect and honesty on May 14 during a presentation of "The Jungle Book," an adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling novel about a boy raised in the wild. Three actors from Shakesperience Productions Inc., based on Bank Street in Waterbury, enthralled kindergarten- through fifth-graders with a play that featured theatre, puppetry, dance and live music.

Wilson, Kennedy HS to collaborate on community event

Community event

Community event

Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.) Presentation

Parents and friends are cordially invited to attend an evening presentation at Wilby High School on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm:

The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that has hit Connecticut hard.  Over 900 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016 in Connecticut and in 2017 the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office reported a total of 1038 opioid overdoses.  In response, the Waterbury Board of Education, the Waterbury Department of Public Health, the Mayor’s Task Force Against Substance Abuse and the Central Naugatuck Valley Opioid Workgroup have teamed to invite the United States Attorney’s Office to present an educational event for our entire school community offered by the Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.).

The program will discuss the statistics and the serious problem with abuse of prescription painkillers, which many times leads users to purchase the cheaper alternative, heroin.  However, the heroin seen on the streets now is almost always laced with fentanyl, an even more potent and lethal drug which is prevalent in most overdose deaths.  In response to the spike in the number of overdose deaths in Connecticut, in 2016 the United States Attorney’s Office began prosecuting drug dealers whose drugs contributed to the death of the victim(s). 

Teacher Projects Funded

Twenty-four Waterbury Public Schools teachers had their Donors Choose projects funded in full recently, through the generosity of Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company who donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org., funding every single classroom project request across the U.S. requested at that time. Here in Waterbury, 28 projects were funded, totaling $19,856. Donors Choose allows those who would like to support education on a classroom level to donate funds to projects that interest them.

Three Waterbury Public Schools teachers have been awarded grants for summer projects through Fund for Teachers.  Alison Kirchberger (Hopeville) and Doreen Lawson (Wilby) will travel to Crete, Greece (click here for their blog) to study storytelling and memoir writing, while Matthew Weiner (Enlightenment) will travel to Thailand to study meditation in a Buddhist monastery. The national Fund for Teachers granted awards to 487 teachers this year, with 149 of those teachers being from Connecticut. The Dalio Foundation funds the Connecticut projects. 

WH Summer Bridge Program

Applications are now available for students interested in Waterbury Hospital's Summer Bridge Program. The program runs from June 25 - July 27. A Maximum of 30 students will be accepted. Click here for more information. 

Sensory friendly film to be screened Saturday at 1 p.m.

Sensory friendly film

Bubble Mania comes to Wilson on Thursday, April 26

Come see a magical world of bubbles, and learn about the science behind it, on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Wilson School gym. Presenter Casey Carle, who has been featured on The Discovery Channel, will demonstrate bubble chains, spaceships and fog-filled bubbles. Children will even be able to get inside a bubble!  Carle has taught soap bubble science to missions of viewers. Free books will be available, and participants can earn science prizes.

Watch a great video clip about the importance of good attendance

Check out this great video clip from the U.S. Department of Education about why good attendance is so important!


Practice at home for upcoming SBAC exams!

Wilson students in Grades 3 through 5 have been preparing for the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessments in Math and English Language Arts. Now they can also practice at home or the library! Click on the image below to go to the Connecticut Department of Education web site that trains students how to take the annual exams, and allows them to practice. "Dreams don't work unless you do. Don't stress," Principal Jennifer Rosser said. "Do your best on the SBAC test, and forget the rest!"



Staff Spirit

Staff SpiritWilson staff members recently showed off their team spirit by gathering for a group photo featuring "Teaching Is My Super Power" T-shirts. The school has embraced a Super Hero theme to encourage responsible behavior.

Invention Convention

For the past several years, Waterbury students have participated in a district-wide Invention Convention competition as preparation for competing at the Connecticut Invention Convention. This year, 131 students participated in the district competition, with a group of these students going on to compete this Sunday in the Southern Connecticut Regional Competition at Hamden Middle School. Winners at this competition will be selected to compete at the state finals later this year.  

March 19 is new date for Testing Info Night

Testing Info Night

Black History Month Assembly set for Feb. 21

Woodrow Wilson School will hold its annual Black History Month assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 1:30 p.m. Some students will sing famous African-American songs and others will portray civil rights leaders, sharing facts about their legacy. Parents/guardians are welcome.

Testing Informational Night is Monday, March 5

Testing Informational Night

Fun Family Homework Workshop planned for Thursday

Wilson School will hold a Fun Family Homework Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Lisa Gay from the Homework Buddy will be the guest speaker. Backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be raffled off. Light refreshments will be served.

Kindergarten registration is March 26, 27

Kindergarten registration for Woodrow Wilson Elementary School will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27, from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm. All Kindergarten registrations, for children who turn 5 on or before Jan. 1, 2019, will be processed ONLY at the Waterbury Family Intake Center at One Jefferson Square, first floor. Normal school registrations, including kindergarten, will continue to be completed during regular business hours throughout the year. The following documents are required for kindergarten registration:

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Current Physical Examination and/or an appointment for a Physical Exam if current physical expires later in the year
  • Immunization Records and Lead Test Results
  • Legal Proof of Guardianship (if child is not your parental born child)
  • Proof of Residency (recent utility bill, Natural Gas, Electric or Cable bill, current lease, rent receipt, letter from relative or person with whom you are residing and one of their bills)
  • Copy of current IEP, if your child is receiving Special Education Services

Kindergarten Registration Letter

Spanish translation of Kindergarten Registration Letter

Friday is a PJ Day fundraiser

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School will hold a Pajama Day fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 22. Students may wear PJs to school if their families send along a $1 donation. Contributions will support the Wilson School Chronic Absenteeism Team, helping to provide rewards to students who earn perfect attendance each month.

Wilson Bingo Night is Tuesday, Dec. 19

Wilson School will hold Bingo Night on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Parents will learn about the school’s Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policy, the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Title 1 reading program. Experienced Wilson staff members will answer questions and offer tips. Spanish translation will be available. Meanwhile, students will play Bingo, and some will win great prizes. Power school codes and free books will be available. 

A light dinner of Spanish rice and empanadas will be served.

Wilson Night at McDonald's

Come join Wilson School for a McEducator fundraising event at McDonald's, 325 Union St., on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Free books and PowerSchool codes are available. 10 percent of the proceeds go to our school! Come see your teacher work behind the counter!

PAL Thanksgiving Dinner is Saturday

Come and join Waterbury PAL for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at 64 Division St. in Waterbury. The event is free to the community. Families are welcome!

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
235 Birch St
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203.573.6660

Fax: 203.573.6663