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Wilburton Elementary PTA

PTA Official Site 2.3.15

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.

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 

Board Game Night on February 12th have been CANCELLED due to extreme weather. New date later this year will be announced!

We appreciate everyone who signed to volunteer at the event!

Sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused. Let’s be safe and not get caught in snow.

Audition for Variety Show scheduled for this Friday, February 8th has been moved to Friday, February 15th due to expected snow storm.

Wilburton Families, due to snowfall predicted for Friday, the Audition for Variety Show scheduled for this Friday, February 8th has been moved to Friday, February 15th at 3:30pm-5:00pm.

If that works for you, then there is nothing that you need to do, I’m moving all sign ups accordingly. If you can’t make the February 15th date, please let me know at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com, and we’ll work on that to find the best option.

Sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused. Let’s be safe and not get caught in snow.

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 15th, 2019 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Wilburton Elementary Cafe.

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

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4badae22aafd0-audition

Volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4badae22aafd0-volunteers1  

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!
We hope you enjoyed our first Festival of Culture, if you took photos at the event, please upload HERE.

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. 

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

Shop for Good

Use the link here every time you shop on Amazon.com. When you do, up to 8% of your purchase price benefits Bellevue Schools Foundation programs, at no additional cost to you! It makes good cent$! Follow the link above and you don’t need to redirect to the Smile page–this link earns up to 8% of your purchase to support students!

Special Needs

Learn more about Bellevue School District Procedures and Policies and find resources from Bellevue Special Needs PTA.

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

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February

7:40am - 8:40am

Coffee and Chat!

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

Event Info

Join us every first Friday from 7:40am till 8:40am to learn more about news and updates, we’re having activities every month. 

We hope you enjoyed the Festival Culture on January 25th! Our first Board Game Night and Variety Show are coming soon. 

Also this Friday we will be sharing resources and sources from Bellevue Special Needs PTA!

And as usual we’re here to listen to your questions, concerns and ideas.

Every Child, One Voice!

6

February

6:30pm - 8:00pm

School Spelling Bee

Make your dreams of competing come true and start preparing today!

Event Info

School Spelling Bee: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:30pm at Wilburton Elementary Café

The Wilburton Spelling Bee winner will advance to the Regional Finals in Seattle in March. Make your dreams of competing in this high-profile academic event come true and start preparing for the Bee today!

More details here: Spelling Bee

15

February

3:30pm-5:00pm

Audition for Variety Show

Share your talent and passion with your friends!

Event Info

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.

Performer can choose ONE from the following categories:

  • Martial Art
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Magic Art
  • Choreography
  • Comedy
  • Music and Singing
  • Poetry and Reading
  • Open Category (Yo-Yo, Jumping Rope, Hula Hoop, etc.)

This is not a competition and your performance won’t be judged.

Performance should be Safe and Family-Friendly (no performances that include fire or in which the performers risk injury), performance should not violate Wilburton Elementary School and Bellevue School District policies, including content and dress code.

Each performance is limited to 1 minute.

Performers should provide their own props.

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TBD

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Board Game Night

Cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. New date to be announced.

Event Info

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.

Do you know High School Students who would like to help and earn community service hours? Email at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com 

18 - 22

February

Mid Winter Break

No School.

Event Info

No School.

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Faculty

Years Established

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.