Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Susan Nations, Principal
Welcome to Wilkinson Elementary where we “work together building children’s futures” every day! On behalf of all our teachers and staff, we are happy to have you and your family as part of our amazing community. Our teachers work diligently to provide meaningful learning opportunities in every classroom. It is our goal to ensure that each child has a successful school experience that both helps them learn and prepares them for the future. We also strive to provide every child opportunities for extension and enrichment outside the classroom. Our campus is rich with outdoor learning spaces that invite hands-on experiential opportunities. Additionally, our teachers help plan meaningful field trips and explorations both on and off campus that enrich the curriculum and the entire school experience.
Wilkinson has an incredible amount of community involvement. Our volunteer program includes parents and community members who give in so many ways including classroom support and mentoring programs. We are thankful for each and every volunteer who is committed to our students and families. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on our campus, please be sure to complete the volunteer application. It takes a few days for your application to be approved, and you can complete the application in the front office or by following this link on your computer or device: https://scs-datamgmt.sarasota.k12.fl.us/volunteerscount
Wilkinson is proud to provide all students the opportunity to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in our world. In addition to classroom STEAM lessons, we offer a full range of enrichment classes including: Art, Dance and Movement, Music, PE, Science and Makerspace. Our Makerspace is a place where "thinkers tinker" with ideas and design concepts as they deepen understanding of the Engineering/Design process. Our STEAM Academy is a K-5 experience designed to improve academic achievement through investigative experiences focused on the 5e’s: engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate. Students will also learn in our STEAM Courtyard …where nature and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) come together for meaningful learning experiences. Our courtyard includes a beautiful butterfly garden with interactive kaleidoscope, music wall, observation tower, perioscope, gear wall and more; this outdoor learning area invites students to investigate and collaborate as they learn about STEAM in our world.
In addition to the day-to-day learning that happens in classrooms on campus, we have many opportunities for student and family engagement after the school day. Plan to attend one of our STEAM Family Nights where you can interact with your child in our learning spaces in fun and unique ways or enjoy monthly Saturday Fun Days--free play and activity time for students and families--provided by our community partners. Throughout the year, we offer many activities designed for you and your family to spend time on our campus learning, playing and growing together. Your child may also enjoy taking part in one of our many after school clubs such as: Coding, Chorus, Running Club, Dance, Yoga, Crafts, Spanish and More!
YOU are a vital part of your child's learning journey! Get involved by making sure they are at school regularly and on time, talk about work habits and how they help with learning, attend meetings at school and check their grades on the parent portal regularly. These are important aspects of a successful education. If you ever need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out and let us know. We want to be your partner in learning!
If you haven't been to our campus yet, please come on by for a visit. We love to show people our special learning place here in Sarasota! We look forward to sharing with you the unique learning opportunities we have as we work together to build children's futures!