Wilson Elementary School

80 Union Street

Lodi, NJ 07644


Main Office  - (973) 473 - 8189

Fax - (973) 471 - 7345

Mrs. Christie Vanderhook

Principal - Mrs. Christie Vanderhook


Season’s Greeting, Wilson School Families,


As a parent of two young school-age children, life is a blur! I’m sure many of you parents feel the same way. As the holiday season approaches I hope you share my goal of taking a breath, being appreciative, and having some meaningful time with family. In education we are thankful for the opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we are here. Their learning and progress is our school’s mission.

At Wilson we have much to be thankful for. We first thank our PTO parents. Not only do they raise money to support our educational programs but they also help in so many ways on a daily basis. In the last few weeks they have successfully organized our annual Frosty and Santa photos, our Holiday Gift Shop which will take place on December 15th – 17th, and a very special performance of “A Christmas Carole” by TheaterWorks Productions held on November 16th. They are always lending a helping hand to faculty, students, and staff, by volunteering in various ways. At every level, when we need something, there are parents willing to step up and fill the need. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all that you do. You are wonderful!!

A big thank you must also be extended to our outstanding faculty members. They volunteer so much of their time supporting our school’s vision for excellence in education. I am constantly amazed by teachers who are going above and beyond their regular teaching duties to provide our children with positive educational experiences. I am tremendously proud of all they manage to accomplish each and every day.  You are truly amazing!!


When we come back refreshed from Winter Break in January our focus will be on academics as we buckle down in preparation for the PARCC testing. As you know, last year Wilson School successfully completed the first official PARCC test in grades 3, 4 & 5 and we were pleasantly surprised by the ease of the transition. Our students never cease to impress us. For more information on the PARCC testing, example questions, and practice tests you may visit the Department of Education website at

Many students are also eager to participate in the Principal’s Weekend Study Island Challenges. Rest assure they will begin the second week in January.

Now that our unpredictable winter weather is here to stay, please make sure that your child comes to school dressed for the conditions.  Students will continue to line up outside in the morning and on warmer days go out for Physical Education and recess as long as it isn’t raining. Our students need recess and Physical Education and they enjoy it very much.


Lastly, as we enter this season of giving, think hard about your gifts to your children. The greatest gift—the gift that keeps on giving—is education.



Wilson School


Regular Session Schedule 

Pre-K AM 8:40 AM – 11:15 AM

Pre-K PM 12:30 AM- 3:05 PM

Grades K-5 8:40AM-3:05 PM


 All students should line up on the playground no earlier than 8:30 am as this is when supervision is available. In case of inclement weather, K-5 students may assemble in the Multi-Purpose Room no earlier at 8:30 am. A.M. Pre-K students may assemble in the lobby located to the left of the stairwell. In August letters will be sent home notifying students of their classroom assignments. Be assured that when class placements are made, they reflect our best judgment of individual and group needs. Your child and every child at Wilson School has received full consideration in determining her/his class placement. Therefore, we cannot disregard this process and reconstitute classes based on parent requests. Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.



Happy Holidays,


Mrs. Christie A. Vanderhook, Principal


Upcoming Dates


Tuesday, June 07


Wednesday, June 15 - Monday, June 20


Tuesday, June 21

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This is just a reminder that the Wilson School parking lot is designated for vehicles belonging to our faculty members. Unfortunately our space is limited and we cannot provide visitor parking. When dropping your child off please remember that students must exit their vehicles in the drop off zone on Liberty Street only. For safety reasons parents are not permitted to park or drop off students in our parking lot or in front of the school's driveway. Often times there are students walking through the lot during and after arrival and dismissal time so the entrance and parking lot need to be free of moving cars while they are walking on school grounds.

Thank you for adhering to our school rules and keep our children safe

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Wilson School is looking for volunteer teachers.  Click here for more information.

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Notification

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Lodi Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mr. Jamie E. Ciofalo, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.