Caroline Wenzel, located in the heart of Greenhaven, serves a diverse student population of 500 students. Programs and services offered that support student achievement include: GATE cluster classes, special education inclusion program, 4th R before and after-school program, Reading Partners, Targeted Instruction, Healthy Start and push-in resource services. In addition, there are many community partners that offer after-school enrichment programs such as Young Actors Stage, Baton Twirling, Girls on the Run and scouts. Student achievement and attendance is regularly celebr
ated at spirit assemblies. Most staff members are trained in differentiated instruction and culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy
Members of the Assistance League of Sacramento visited John Bidwell, John Sloat and Caroline Wenzel elementary schools this spring to provide their “History in a Trunk” presentation.
Dressed in heritage school teacher costumes, the Assistance League engaged the fourth graders in a hands-on lesson about California history through the lens of the old Governor’s Mansion, now a museum.
Following the presentation, each fourth grade class participated in the California Heritage Essay Contest.
This program will give students the opportunity to participate in a meaningful and engaging through a project based learning program to strengthen their literacy, math, social science, healthy eating, physical activity, and artistic skills. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of summer community celebration!
Dates: June 17 – August 1, 2013
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Days: Monday – Thursday
Application Due Date: at orientations (see website for dates and locations)
Elspeth “Beanie” Mar and Anthony Roy Jr. were honored by SCUSD’s Board of Education on Friday as “Stellar Students” for their quick-thinking and bold actions that may have saved the life of fellow Caroline Wenzel Elementary School first-grader Aniyah Rigmaiden. When Aniyah was choking on an apple at lunch, Anthony told others and Beanie performed the Heimlich maneuver, which she learned from Disney Channel sitcom “A.N.T.
The heroic actions of three Caroline Wenzel Elementary School first-graders have led to an invitation to visit the Los Angeles set of the kids’ sitcom “A.N.T. Farm” – courtesy the Disney Channel. Last week, first-grader Aniyah Rigmaiden began to choke on a piece of an apple at lunch in the school’s cafeteria. Anthony Roy Jr. noticed that Aniyah was turning red and grabbing her throat. He yelled “Aniyah’s choking!” which prompted Elspeth “Beanie” Mar, also a first-grader, to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her friend, successfully dislodging the apple.
Caroline Wenzel Elementary School had two big events last Friday. To kick off STAR testing, Kenny Lee Lewis, lead singer and bass player for The Steve Miller Band, performed for students at a spirit assembly, fittingly themed “Rock the STAR.” Mr. Lewis is an alumnus of Sutterville Elementary School, Sam Brannan Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High School (Class of ‘72). He is pictured here with Wenzel’s Principal Judy Montgomery.
I Can Do That!/Very Special Arts recently received a generous donation from the Creative Arts League of Sacramento. The funds will go towards high-quality visual arts supplies for very special young artists throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District. The League’s Board members made a formal check presentation on Friday, February 24, to students at Caroline Wenzel Elementary School.