Dear Wrightstown Families,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school
year! Wrightstown Elementary School
serves students K-4 with approximately 215 students. Wrightstown Elementary School is truly a special
place. Wrightstown benefits from a
long history of strong academic excellence and student centered
traditions. This is made possible
through the collaborative partnership between school staff, parents,
community members and students.
Encouraging every student to reach his or her full potential is the
responsibility of all of us in the Wrightstown Learning Community.
The staff of Wrightstown is
dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment for all
students. High standards and opportunities
for academic and personal growth are the foundation from which we build
upon. It is our belief that all students can achieve!
Parents play an integral part in
their child’s educational experience.
It is important that you encourage and establish the routine of
consistent attendance, homework completion, good sleep habits, and a
healthy breakfast. This will allow
your child to be prepared and alert for the school day.
Students at Wrightstown learn using the Journeys reading and
language arts program. In addition to providing instruction using small
guided reading groups, this curriculum also is aligned with appropriate
curricular topics in each grade level. Balanced literacy is a focus and
students are encouraged to read independently and develop written
expression at their instructional level. Math instruction is also a high
priority in Wrightstown’s instructional program. In addition to using the
enVision math program, students are encouraged to solve problems tied to
real-life situations. First in Math is a web-based supplement to the
regular program which provides remediation and extension exercises to
reinforce core concepts in our math instruction.
Wrightstown students continue to practice the components of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids to foster
good citizenship and character-based instruction. Students are recognized
for their good behavior using our Caught Soaring Above and Beyond program.
Communication between home and
school is a vital component to the success of our children. The school’s website and Parent-Student
Handbook have been created to keep you informed and offer supportive
services. Please take some time to
explore our website to view the various resources available to you. Regular communication from the school
will also be sent via weekly listserv messages and monthly
newsletters. I encourage you to
review these emails to stay informed regarding school events and important
information throughout the year. We
invite you to get involved through Wrightstown’s PTO membership! This group
holds monthly meetings and works to provide exciting opportunities for our
I am delighted to be partnering
with a talented staff, supportive parental group and caring community.
Together we can create the best learning environment for the students of
Wrightstown. With a team effort and
supportive working relationship, I am confident we can make our school an
even better place for our students to learn and grow. Please contact us at 215.944.2306 if we
can assist you in any way.
All my best for a successful
Beth A. Fox
Beth A. Fox