About Our School
ABOUT OUR BUILDING
The Robert N. Wilentz School first opened its doors in September 2000. Our modern building is located by the Raritan River, giving our students the opportunity to utilize our location to the fullest. Our school includes a state of the art kindergarten wing, nurses suite, music room, art room with a kiln, cafetorium, a large gymnasium, computer lab and an internet accessible media center.
Exceptional schools are those that effectively address the needs of their students, staff, parents and community. With this in mind, our school has implemented a collaborative planning model that focuses on those needs and the holistic development of the child under the framework of the School Development Program (COMER). The school administration, teacher leaders and parents collaborate to effect change. Assessments are conducted to identify needs and strategic planning takes place to meet those needs while aligning the Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) to the developmental pathways and instruction. Staff development is provided to support these endeavors. Ties are forged to the community to strengthen our efforts in meeting the needs of all our students so that no child will be left behind.
COMMUNITY AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Liberty Science Center Family Night, Saturday Family School Picnic, Red Cross Blood Drive, Family Math, Family Valentine Day Dance, Family Science, Immunization Clinic, Effective Parenting (EPIC), Family Tools and Technology, Parent Volunteer Program, ESL and GED for Parents, Substance Awareness Counseling, Host School for Community Karate Classes, Host School for Community Girl Scouts, Evening Computer Lab, Police Community Partnership Program (Safe Haven), Parent/Teacher Organization, Philanthropy projects, New Jersey Transit Safety Program, Family Literacy Program, Family Fitness Night, Dr. Seuss Night.
Robert N. Wilentz School is one among the ranks of schools across the country that are committed to values education. The Character Counts program is part of the schools curriculum. The six Pillars of Character included responsibility, respect, citizenship, caring, fairness and trustworthiness. One of these was chosen for emphasis each month throughout the school year. The chosen pillar then became the unifying theme of the school for that month. A culminating activity took place at the end of the school year during which the students brought the Pillars of Character to life through musical and dramatic performances.