School Narrative

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    The Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School is located on the sandy shores of the Raritan Bay. The school serves students in Kindergarten through Grade Four. The ultimate goal for the Robert N. Wilentz School is to have all students performing at grade level or above in language arts, math, science and social studies. Our vision is for students to grow through a comprehensive experience in all academic areas. Our school mission is “Laying the foundation for the future by inspiring academic ambition and supporting student achievement through collaboration, community involvement and strong character building.”

    Exceptional schools are those that effectively address the needs of their students, staff, parents and community. With this in mind, our school inculcates key behavioral character traits through our “Take 2” Positive Behavioral Supports program.  The school administrative team, teachers, and parents collaborate to affect change.  Ties are forged to the community to strengthen our efforts in meeting the needs of all our students so that they can maximize their potential. 

    Our curriculum is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) and includes the district’s kindergarten through fourth grade reading initiative that builds the foundational skills to develop reading proficiency. Our balanced literacy program consists of all components of the K-4 literacy framework and includes the Writer’s Workshop Model and integration of science and social studies. Our mathematics curriculum framework provides rigorous instruction, engagement in higher order thinking skills by applying these learned skills to real world settings, personalization, and student engagement in order to become successful.  

    To meet the needs of all of our students, we offer an extensive range of diverse programs including English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education, Dual Language Program, Gifted and Talented in Grades Three and Four, and Computer Assisted Instruction Special Education settings include In Class Resource, Pull-Out Resource and Self Contained.  Additionally, school programs are available before and after school for our children.

    A parent portal is open where parents can monitor their child’s academic progress, homework, view teacher comments and check on their child’s attendance. Each grade level participates in annual assemblies and present to their parents, school, and community.  Our Career Day event is designed as part of our cross content workplace readiness efforts.  Standards were developed in the following eight disciplines: mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, world languages, health and physical education, the visual and performing arts and career education.

    We, at the Robert N. Wilentz School, have created an environment dedicated to the welfare and success of all our students.   Our staff has created an atmosphere that promotes the development of lifelong learning and character skills essential for college and career readiness. 

    Learn more about our school by visiting our website- http://www.paps.net/Domain/16 or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wilentzschool/

    Mr. Ronald Anderson

    Principal

    (732) 376-6070

    ronlanderson@paps.net