Wilburton elementary PTA 2.3.15

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School Info

School Name: Wilburton Elementary

District: Bellevue School District

Principal: Beth Hamilton

Assistant Principal: Simone R. Neal

Office Manager: Meghan Bechthold

Grade Levels: Pre-K-5

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

Are you new to our district in grades K-5 and live in the Wilburton attendance area?  OR perhaps you met a new neighbor that needs to register? Please make sure to register as soon as possible so we know you will be part of our family!  Registering early helps us with our planning, staffing, and class placement.

To register, you can find information on the BSD website: https://bsd405.org/schools/registration/. As well, you can always call or email our Office Manager, Meghan Bechthold to set up an appointment to ensure you have all your registration taken care of!

  • Meghan Bechthold, Wilburton Elementary Office Manager
  • Phone: 425-456-4300
  • Email:  bechtholdm@bsd405.org
Testing and Standards

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News & Events

Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about news and events at Wilburton!

Before and After School Extended Learning

Are you looking for learning and fun for your child before or after school hours? We will have two programs that will be onsite at Wilburton Elementary! Learn more HERE.

PTA Members Opportunities

Are you interesting in helping our Wilburton Elementary PTA?  PTA is a vital part of a thriving school, supporting our community of parents, staff, and students. If you are interested in being part of this team, please submit the form or email me at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com with your contact information.

Staff Directory

Meet Executive Board PTA Staff.

Meet School’s Staff.

Welcome letter from PTA board and our goals

Dear Wilburton Families, Wilburton Elementary’s just opened doors for the first time and it’s our first year as a brand new PTA. We’re excited about all the opportunities our school, teachers and staff are bringing to students, technologies and innovations, coding programs and science enrichment, personal tablets for all K-5th grade students. It sounds like a great start for our children! While PTA board is working on obtaining a non-profit status (as until we’ll receive 501.3 tax exempt, PTA can’t participate in matching funds, host fundraising events, etc. But we’ll be there soon, we promise!) our team will focus on building our community and making sure that everyone feels welcome at school. This year we’ll have Coffee and Chat to share news, events, listen to your ideas and of course to drink coffee with your neighbors; watch for the sign Wilburton Wolves Go Out and About as we’re planning Picnic and Play at the Park, Hiking, Movies, Tours and Breakfasts for the whole family; Social Gatherings, Art Workshops and many more for parents; Cultural Festival, Literature Night, Science and Coding Night, End of Year Celebration. Subscribe below to receive PTA weekly news and updates!

Yearbook

Order the yearbook, upload your photos, learn more about all news and updated HERE.

Article Submission

The Weekly PTA eBlast is sent out on Wednesday evenings. The deadline to submit an article is the SATURDAY BEFORE. Community flyers can be submitted to communication.wilburtonpta@gmail.com.

Yearbook

Order your yearbook, upload photos, learn more about yearbook’s updates and news.

Festival of Culture

Come share something special about your culture with the Wilburton Elementary Community at the Festival of Cultures on Friday, January 25th at 6:30pm!

Board Game Night

Board Games, Puzzles, Activities for the whole family!

Variety Show

Show your talent and share your passion!

Join Wilburton PTA

Help us build PTA at the new school

Volunteer

We need you! Please consider a personal goal of volunteering your time for 5 hours over the school year.

anouncements 

Play fun games and puzzles with us! Games are run all night, fill in seats as they open. 

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at Wilburton Elementary Cafeteria. Learn more and register.

Wilburton Elementary PTA is hosting a Variety Show and inviting Wilburton Wolves in Grades K-5 to participate and share your talent and passion for Wilburton Families.

Audition is Friday, February 8th, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Wilburton Elementary Cafe.

Variety Show is Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Cafe.

History Talk: Wilburton and Kelsey Creek Farm. Free admission, +16.
Bellevue School Foundation represents. ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

We’re introducing “Wilburton Memories“, our new portal for everything related to Yearbooks 2018-2019. For every book purchased, a tree will be planted! Purchase the yearbook directly HERE.

The PTA is sponsoring a Yearboook cover design contest and YOU can help design our first Yearbook cover!

Our next Family Movie Afternoon is coming on Wednesday, February 27th at 1:00pm. We’ll open the doors at 12:30pm and the movie starts at 1:00pm. 

Wilburton Festival of Culture is designed to celebrate the many cultures of our school and communities through food, art, games, music and much more. Are you ready to share your Culture? Fill the form and join the table.

Ski Instructor Needed!
Our volunteers did huge work and we’re very close to provide great opportunity for our kids, but we need just 1 more instructor! Would you like to be a ski instructor on Wednesday afternoons for 6 weeks? Snow Sports Consulting Service runs ski lessons at area schools. SSCS needs one more instructor in order to run a chartered ski bus departing from Wilburton Elementary on Wednesday afternoons. This is a paid position with training and a free season pass to Snoqualmie. Come join other parent instructors in teaching our kids the joys of skiing! If you are interested in being an instructor please contact Michelle at m.obermeyer@hotmail.com.
 
Note: It is run by Snow Sports Consulting Services (SSCS) and is coordinated by parent volunteers at Wilburton. It is included on the PTA website and facebook page as a convenience to Wilburton families.
 
(For those of you that are interested in signing up your child for ski lessons starting in January please be patient and we will send out information just as soon as we are able to!!)

Did you know you can help by donating straight to the school? 
To donate go to: https://touchbaselite.bsd405.org/ 

Click on Wilburton, choose the category you would like to donate to (see below) and then choose the amount. We thank you for any donations you are able and willing to provide to support our school community!

Please save receipts and ask your employee if your donation could be matched. Email your HR department for any “Matching Funds” related questions, many companies match your donation 1:1; or ask school’s office for assistance.

Note: this donation is for the school directly and not for Wilburton Elementary PTA. It is included on the PTA website as a convenience to Wilburton families. For any questions, including but not limited to tax details, receipts, and matching fund programs, please contact the school’s office.

Areas for Donation

General Instruction: By donating funds to this area, you would help with extra materials for classroom use such as flexible seating options, classroom supplies and books for students in their classroom libraries.

Learning Enhancement: By donating to this fund, you will support field trips and presentations for students to bring the learning to life!

Makerspace: By donating to this fund, you will support us in providing tools and resources for the students to use.

Wilburton Elementary Kindergarten Information and Registration night for 2018-19 was held on March 1. You can find the PowerPoint slides that Principal Beth Hamilton shared HERE.

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PTA’s Mission & Vision

The mission of the Wilburton Elementary PTA is to positively impact the lives of children and families by representing our members, and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership and communications.
PTA promotes the well-being of all children in four vital areas: community concerns, health, education, parent involvement.

Purpose of the pta

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

Our diversity is our strength

Wilburton Elementary PTA, as a community wide organization, must have an active membership that reflects the diversity of our children.

As advocates for children, PTA is most effective when we:

  • Celebrate our diversity.
  • Identify and break down barriers in our organization that keep people out or minimize their involvement.
  • Create and work together on common goals.
  • Include in our active membership representation of all groups in the community.

School’s Mission & Vision

Learning Amplified for our Students’ Tomorrow! Wilburton Elementary strives to extend the world class educational opportunities offered in the Bellevue School District by providing a continuous, relevant, adaptive, and rigorous learning experience for all. Learn more about our school HERE.

Microsoft Showcase School

The Microsoft Showcase Schools program is a leadership-focused initiative to highlight innovative leadership and teaching across globally recognized schools. Showcase School leadership teams are part of a professional community that recognizes and amplifies the use of technology to drive school-wide transformation and efficiencies.

Learn more about Wilburton Elementary and Microsoft HERE.

Location

12300 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

School Hours

M-T-T-F: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:10 pm
Weekends: Closed

School Phone & Email

425-456-4300
bechtholdm@bsd405.org

Report an Absense

425-456-4303 WilburtonAttendance@bsd405.org

Our Principal

“Hello! My name is Beth Hamilton and I am the Principal at Wilburton Elementary School. I have worked in the Bellevue School District for 15 years as an elementary school teacher, instructional leader, and for the past six years as a principal. I live in the Bellevue Community with my husband Alex, our son Elliott, who attends Chinook Middle School, and our furry friend, Hattie the hound dog!

I am excited for the opportunity to build our Wilburton School Community TOGETHER with YOU!”

Beth Hamilton

Principal

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Calendar

Thursday, September 30

Grand Opening

Monday, October 1

School Picture Day

Thursday, October 4

General PTA Membership Meeting

Calendar

Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities

11

January

7:40am - 8:40am

Coffee and Chat!

Join us at school from 7:40am till 8:40am for a cup of coffee.

Event Info

Coffee and Chat! - our informal gatherings every first Friday to discuss your questions to PTA and share our vision with you.
This Friday, January 11th, we'd like to discuss and answer your questions about Family Nights:

- January: Festival of Culture
- February: Board Game Night
- March: Variety Show
- April: Nature and Science Night
- May: Literature Night
- June: End of Year Celebration

And another very important topic is Communication. We want to hear from you! How would you like to be contacted, how often, what information is important for you, what are your ideas and suggestions. Your voice is important! #WeAreFamily

11

January

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Family Movie Night

Join us for the movie released in 2017 inspired by the Day of the Dead holiday.

Event Info

This Friday join us for the movie released in 2017 inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday. It’s a tale of family, fun and adventure, an aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.

If you’d like to bring snacks and beverages, in respect to Wilburton Elementary policy, we ask that all outside food is both Peanut and Tree Nut Free to help keep this safe for all participants. Please avoid sticky food and beverages that contain sugar to keep our beautiful school clean and mess free. Popcorn, crackers and water are the best choices.

Doors will open at 5:00pm, come early and grab a spot prior to the movie starting at 5:30pm. Students are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets or sleeping bags to sit on the floor. Please don’t bring chairs.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Important note, this is not a drop off event, and parents or guardians must stay with their students.

12

January

11:00am

Boehm’s Chocolate Factory Tour

This is a great opportunity to learn how chocolate is made!

Event Info
Boehm’s Candies of Issaquah, WA has been handcrafting a variety of confections for over 75 years. From the most exquisite, rich, European-style, hand-dipped chocolate truffles to our classic, chewy caramels and nut clusters, perfection is found in every bite that bears the Boehm’s name.

14

January

6:45pm - 8:15pm

General Membership Meeting

We will be talking about Family Nights and electing Nominating Committee.

Event Info

We will be talking about Family Nights, including Festival of Culture, Board Game Night, Literature Night, Nature and Science Night, Variety (Talent) Show, coming in Spring.
Also Ms. Beth Hamilton will share school’s news and updates.
PTA will be seeking for 3-5 members to form a Nominating Committee. Nominating Committee will be responsible to elect President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for the year of 2019-2020.

16

January

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Spelling Bee Pre-Test

Pre-Test: January 16, 2019 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Café.

Event Info

During the preliminary round students will complete a written spelling test comprised of 20-30 words taken from the 2019 Complete List.

The top 5 students in each grade will move on to the Final Round which is an oral spelling bee.

18

January

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wine and Watercolors for Adults

Paint and sip wine in this educator led workshop just for adults.!

Event Info

Paint and sip in this educator led workshop just for adults. Explore watercolor techniques and create a self-made masterpiece to decorate your home. Whether you are an aspiring Monet or simply looking for a creative, fun night out, this event is for you!

Please register directly on KidsQuest website:

https://53705.blackbaudhosting.com/53705/Wine–Watercolor—Wilburton-Elementary-PTA-Event

This event is host and organized by KidsQuest Museum and not PTA-sponsored. It’s a great way to meet your classmates’ parents and neighbors and spend a nice Friday evening together.

This event is for adults only.

25

January

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Festival of Culture

Wilburton Wolves celebrate our diversity at the biggest annual event.

Event Info

Wilburton Wolves speak 35 languages! Bellevue is one of the most ethnically diverse city in Washington state. We feel so proud and for us it’s very important to celebrate this diversity at our school. This year Wilburton Elementary PTA hosts Festival of Culture on January 25, 2019. During this time students research different countries and present their research at a Cultural Festival to celebrate their different cultures through authentic costumes, music, storytelling, dance, arts, international cuisine, and many other things that make cultures unique.

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Get In Touch

Location: 12300 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005

Telephone: (425) 456-4300

Email: bechtholdm@bsd405.org

School Hours: M-T-T-F: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:10 pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or lowellj@bsd405.org; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or edlundh@bsd405.org; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or allmana@bsd405.org. Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

The Bellevue School District is also committed to providing a safe and civil educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. Report harassment, intimidation or bullying with SafeSchools Alert or at your school. The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Compliance Officer is Patty Siegwarth.