Principal's Message From John Fanelli

Dear Wadsworth Elementary Students and Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Wadsworth Elementary School, the home of the Panthers!  I would like to thank you for your positive attitudes and excitement as we start our new school year.   The staff joins me in saying that we are truly excited to have the opportunity to educate our child.  We need your support, as a partner in your child’s education.  Please read carefully the information that is included in the Student Handbook.  It will answer most questions you may have and will be a helpful guide designed to inform you of school policies and procedures that are in place at our school.  We use planners to help students with organizational skills and to encourage on-going communication between home and school.  Students should write down homework assignments, unfinished work to be completed, and other important information to be shared with parents.

There are many opportunities to become an active member of our A+ School such as volunteering in the classroom or other areas of the school, joining the Parent Teacher Organization/PTO, the School/Title One Advisory Council, or attending a variety of fun and educational afterschool activities. Your participation and your support for our school will help contribute to the best year ever at Wadsworth.

Our goal is to continue for each student to reach his/her full academic potential in a safe, positive environment.  We want Wadsworth to be a school that the students look forward to coming to each day.  The teachers are encouraged to make learning fun and exciting for every student, every day.  It is also important to us that our Wadsworth Panthers be safe, respectful, and responsible. 

I look forward to the upcoming school year and strongly feel that our Wadsworth students are the best!  Our students make my job rewarding and fun each day. Communication is the key to building a strong relationship between the home and school.  We will continue to do everything possible to meet the needs of each child in our school.  Together, hand in hand, we make a difference.


John Fanelli


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WES Location

4550 Belle Terre Parkway
Palm Coast, FL 32164

Phone: (386) 446-6720
Fax: (386) 446-6728
Sick Line: (386) 446-6722

School Hours:
8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

*Breakfast opens at 8:15 AM
*Hallways open at 8:30 AM
*Tardy Bell at 8:45 AM
*Buses will depart at 3:15 PM

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Thursday, March 20th in the Media Center

4:00pm - 6:30pm

Click here for more information.



All students can get breakfast at WES, but they must arrive at school between 8:15AM - 8:25AM so they will have enough time to eat and get to class by 8:45AM.




2013-2014 WES Dress Code Changes
Parents and students, check out the following dress codes changes so you are ready to start out the schoolyear on the right track- the Wadsworth Way!

  • The addition of WHITE and GREY as bottom attire colors.
  • If belt loops are VISIBILE, a belt must be worn.  Any solid color.  Not just black or brown.
  • WES schools shirt colors are solid white, black, grey, red, or blue. 
  • NO LACE or sheer shirts.  STANDARD polos and button ups.
  • FRIDAY is Spirit Day for all schools.  Students may wear t-shirts, BUT they have to represent the SCHOOL THEY ATTEND.  Other Spirit Days are to be determined by the school.
  • Solid color sweatshirts and sweaters. COATS must also be solid color-camoflauge is not permitted.
  • Hats are permitted outside buildings and on announced spirit days.
  • Students shoes must ENCLOSE the foot, such as sneakers and other athletic shoes.
  • An absence due to violation of Dress Code policy is UNEXCUSED.

School Board Policy Manual Link

Supply Lists for 2013-2014 School Year


Link to School Activities Calendar







Congratulations to all the students who particpated in our first K-6 School Science Olympiad. Each student had the opportunity to compete in a science challenge. You can read the list of events and top finishing students using the links below!

Click HERE for K-2

Click HERE for 3-6



Check out the 2013 Digital Media Projects created by the students of Wadsworth Elementary School.




Happy Birthday Wadsworth Elementary

On Monday, March 4th, 2013 the students, faculty and staff of Lewis E. Wadsworth Elementary School were joined by School Board Members Andy Dance and John Fischer and district personnel Betty Farrell and Jacob Oliva as they gathered at the front of the school to celebrate its 25th birthday and to unwrap the long awaited birthday present. Wadsworth opened its doors in 1988 and holds the honor of being the first elementary school in Palm Coast. It was built on land donated by the late, Lewis E. Wadsworth, one of Flagler County’s prominent members. Principal Robin Dupont envisioned commemorating the school’s quarter century milestone, with a gift that not only benefitted the school but enhanced the community as well. She shared her vision of commissioning local artist Paul Baliker to create a statue of the school mascot, the Florida panther lounging across a coquina stone with a student nestled into it reading a good book, with the late Lewis E Wadsworth’s wife Sonia and daughter Virginia who loved the idea and agreed to help her raise the required funds to turn her vision into reality.

Artists Paul Baliker and Cynthia Spiriti along with contributors Thomas Gargiulo and Arlene Volpe from the Gargiulo Art Foundation were present to share in the celebration and excitement of unveiling the bronze panther statue which symbolizes the love of learning and respect for our natural environment. Principal Dupont expressed her gratefulness for the contributions large and small she has received from family, friends, community members and business partners. Bronze, silver and gold level contributors are: Paul Baliker, Cynthia Spiriti, Sonia Wadsworth, Virginia Wadsworth, Lewis Wadsworth, Ronald Canakaris, Pearce Founding Inc., Sam Cline, The Gargiulo Art Foundation, Prosperity Bank, Life Touch Photography and Roberta Uhl. She is especially proud of the role Wadsworth students have played in helping to fund this project. With the help of their teachers, students collaborated with their principal to write and illustrate three children’s books. The Wadsworth Garden Club, The Panther Pollinators, have planted and will maintain Panther Island, a source of pride for all of us.

Check out these awesome

Click here for a Monthly Newsletter as well as a Daily Learning Planner that you can read to get ideas that can help your child become a more effective learner.  Each of these are in English and Spanish.

Click on this link to find Monthly Activity Calendars and Parents Make a Difference newsletters . These are both in English and Spanish as well, and can be a great resource for parent involvement.


Did you know?

Breakfast is FREE for every studentevery morning at WES!

Regular School Lunch: $1.60
Reduced School Lunch: $0.40
Application for Free and Reduced Lunch:


WES News

SAC Meeting- Wednesday, January 22nd @3:30
SAC MEETING January 22nd @ 3:30PM WES Media Center
Picture Days: Monday 9/16 - Tuesday 9/17
  Picture Days Monday, September 16th Tuesday, September 17th   *Teachers are sending home more information!  
OPEN HOUSE Thursday, September 5th Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grades @ 5:30PM - 6:15PM 3rd, 5th, 6th Grades @ 6:15PM - 7:00PM Hope to see you!
Important Breakfast Announcement
BREAKFAST ANNOUNCEMENT All students can get breakfast at WES, but they must arrive at school between 8:15AM - 8:25AM so they will have enough time to eat and get to class by 8:45AM.
Book Fair August 29th - September 6th
BOOK FAIR COMING SOON Thursday, August 29th - Friday, September 6th Click Here for More Information
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