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


Dear Wilson School Families,


Welcome to Wilson Elementary School. We are so glad you are visiting our web site, and we hope it will help you get to know our school.

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, dedicated teachers, and a rich tapestry of cultures representative of our community, Wilson School is a wonderful place to teach and to learn.

Wilson School is committed to academic excellence. Together with our families and the community, the staff and students of Wilson work toward clearly focused educational, personal, and social goals. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in the school. When parents attend school functions, they demonstrate to their children that they value school and education. Attending events such as Back-to-School Night, parent/teacher conferences, and coming to PTO meetings are all important ways that parents learn about what's going on at school.

Volunteering sets an important example for children about shared responsibility. There are innumerable opportunities to volunteer, whether it is participating in PTO activities, serving on and/or chairing a committee, chaperoning field trips, or assisting with clerical tasks. Parents learn about these opportunities through classroom newsletters, the school Newsletter, and through the many PTO flyers and notices that are sent home, or simply by calling the school office and inquiring.

The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) works tirelessly to support our school in countless ways, including financial support through fundraising, providing enrichment activities such as regular assemblies and field trip opportunities, sponsoring community events like the annual Book Fair and Holiday Shoppe, and volunteering.

Parents are informed about school policies, procedures, academics, and events through a variety of channels. The Back-to-School packet which goes home with the students on the first day of school contains information about school and district rules and procedures, behavior expectations, the school calendar, and other essential information, as well as the PTO packet. The PTO packet includes volunteer information and sign-up forms. During the year parents stay informed through classroom notices, the Principal's Newsletter, announcements on our school sign, our district web site, and the web-based Parent Portal on Genesis.

How to get involved in your child's education at Wilson:

1. Fill out the PTO volunteer forms. Forms are available in the school office.

2. Ask your child questions about what he/she learned in school that day. ("What did you learn in math today?" or "What stories are you reading in school?")

3. Read to your child every day.

4. Check your child's backpack daily for letters or flyers about upcoming events.

5. Call the school or email if you have any questions or concerns.

6. Sign up to help at a class event like field trips.

7. Attend PTO general meetings to learn about school events.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Christie A. Vanderhook, Principal



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 8:40 AM-3:05 PM

Early Dismissal Schedule 

Pre-K AM 8:40 AM – 10:45 AM

Pre-K PM 11:00 AM- 1:05 PM

Grades K-5 8:40 AM-1:05 PM


All students should line up on the playground no earlier than 8:30 am. In case of inclement weather, K-5 students may assemble in the All-Purpose Room no earlier at 8:30 am. AM Pre-K students may assemble in the lobby located to the left of the stairwell. 



This morning at 10 a.m. Washington Elementary School received a threatening message.  The Lodi Police and Bergen County Sheriff department found the threat to be not credible and the school is deemed to be safe and secure.  The school will conduct a regular day schedule.


Upcoming Dates


Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23


Friday, December 21


Monday, December 24 - Tuesday, January 01


Monday, January 21


Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22


Friday, April 19


Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26


Tuesday, May 14


Monday, May 27


Tuesday, June 04

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.