Having opened its doors as the Roger Wolcott Early Childhood Center in 1996, Windsor's public pre-kindergarten institution has contributed to the development of nearly a generation of students in town.
The will officially put an end to public early-childhood education at the Wilson school next fall.
Wolcott staff and students, both past and present, gathered at the school Thursday evening for a celebration of the school's 16-year history and the end of an era in town.
Among those in attendance were former Wolcott principals Cynthia Deshais and Ll=orraine Guile, in addition to a number of representatives from local civic and government groups.
According to Windsor Public Schools, Tuesday's event is one of a number of functions that will welcome community members to take part in throuhgout the elementary school reorganization process.
The reorganization will go into full effect next fall. When that happens, Oliver Ellsworth will serve pre-K through grade 2 students; Poquonock will serve kindergarten through grade 2 students; and Clover Street and J.F.K. will serve grades 3 through 5.
The Roger Wolcott building will not be used for education next year. The district has yet to announce plans for the facility.