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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.

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.

Nature and Science Night

anouncements 

Thank you to all those students who took the time to create something in celebration of our First Year at Wilburton!  We received so many wonderful art submissions! We will be having each grade level classroom vote their Top 5 that will cover our first Wilburton Yearbook 2018-2019.  This year, all submissions will be showcased inside our yearbook as honorable mentions!
Thursday, March 21st:  Each classroom will vote for the Front Cover winner and 4 runner ups.
Friday, March 22nd:  Announcements of Front Cover Winner and 4 runner ups for Back Cover will be made.  Display of Winners’ Yearbook Cover Creations & Announcements + Photo Op
Any questions, please send to yearbook.wilburtonpta@gmail.com.

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.

Be amazed by Dry Ice and Ec’static’ Electricity Booths from Mad Science, learn all about insects from around the world from Insect Safari, discover the origin of birds and study Evolution at the Burke Museum booth! Learn more HERE.

We had the very first Variety Show on Friday, March 8th, 2019.

Thank you to all the wonderful students who performed yesterday at the very first Variety Show in Wilburton Elementary. And all the wonderful guests who came yesterday to support and cheer our actors!

Special thank you to Bellevue students who helped make this happen: Amitis Nowtash, Andia Nowtash, Chad Williams, Reese Williams, Ryan Rauch. And to the best Emcees: Amitis Nowtash and Anushka Chaubey.

Special thank you to Sanaz for leading the performance yesterday!

And big thank you to our fantastic custodians for their support: Maria Padilla, Xiang Kai Deng, and Robert Stoneman!

All pictures will be available at the next Community Cafe on March 25 at 6:00pm. Hope to see you all there!

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00pm-7:00pm come for Workshop from Camp Kindness Counts. This year Wilburton Elementary PTA is partnering with CKC to introduce a brand new “Kind World Project”. Join us and learn more about this opportunity.

7:00pm-8:00pm all parents and guardians are invited to share their feedbacks regarding the first year in Wilburton, ideas to take for the next year.

The event is organized by Wilburton Elementary School. Dinner and childcare are provided.

Dear Community, Ms. Elizabeth Roberts is looking for volunteers to help at our beautiful library. On Tuesday, March 12 was “new volunteers” orientation. Thank you all volunteers who came and signed. We appreciate your help and support. And special thank you to Brittany, library coordinator, for leading the orientation and helping all!

If you were not able to attend, please email PTA. No past experience required, all parents and guardians are welcome to come and learn more about how library works and what help would be appreciated. Please email Ms. Roberts at robertse@bsd405.org or Alena at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com for any questions.

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4fa5ab29a6f49-shelving 

Our next Family Movie Night is coming on Friday, March 29th at 6:00pm. We’ll open the doors at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 6:00pm. More details and policies HERE.

WISECAMPS: Now that we’re on Midwinter Break, many parents and students are planning their summers! Wise Camps (a local non-profit!) offer exciting academic camps (of all sorts!) for students entering grades 3-11. The camps are located at Newport High School in Bellevue and happen July 15-19 and 22-26th. You can choose full day (which includes a catered lunch!), morning only or afternoon only, and there are before and after care options. Here are the topics we currently offer: Chemistry, Math, Medicine, Cooking, Baking, Forensic Science, Model UN, Finance, SAT Prep, Art, and Engineering! Details and registration at www.wisecamps.org. We offer scholarships to families in need and have a special discount for families who are signing up siblings!

Board Game Night on February 12th have been CANCELLED due to extreme weather. New date is coming soon.

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.

Kindergarten Information Night for the next school year is scheduled: 
WHEN: March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Wilburton Elementary School

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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

1

March

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. 

This Friday we’d like to focus on clubs and after school activities for the next year! We have some great ideas but we would like to hear from you, please come and share what is important for your family.

And as usual we’re here to listen to your questions, concerns and ideas. Every Child, One Voice!

6

March

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Rehearsal for Variety Show

The very first Wilburton Elementary Variety Show is coming this Friday!

Event Info
All the students did perform very well at the Audition, and we’d like to invite all talents to the Rehearsal, which is scheduled on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:00pm.
For the Rehearsal please be dressed. 
We still need volunteers to help with curtains and students on the backstage. If you, your friend or family member could help, that would be great. 
We’re looking forward seeing all of you!

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March

6:30pm-8:00pm

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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March

8:30am - 10:00am

TapRoot Theatre: Super School

 TapRoot presents “Super School”. It’s a fun way to learn about 3R’s.

Event Info

Wilburton Wolves are Super Kids! On Monday, March 11th at 8:30am we have a very special morning assembly at school! TapRoot Theatre presents “SUPER SCHOOL”. It’s a fun way to learn about 3 “R’s”!

Families are welcome to join the assembly.

Your favorite heroes from Camp Super Friend are back for a new adventure! It’s Marvel’s first day at Asteroid Academy and Jet introduces him to Danrelle, a girl with invisibility power, and Tilly, a girl with super-strength and a temper to match. When Danrelle uses her power to steal Tilly’s rocket ball and bully her into losing her temper, Tilly’s reaction puts her in danger of being suspended. Can Tilly learn to manage her emotions in time? Will the students of Asteroid Academy learn the power of the three R’s: Recognizing, Reporting and Refusing Bullying Behavior before their actions cause superhero-sized trouble?

12

March

8:30am - 9:30am

Volunteers Library Orientation

Ms. Elizabeth Roberts is looking for volunteers to help at the library.

Event Info

Ms. Elizabeth Roberts is looking for volunteers to help at our beautiful library. On Tuesday, March 12 at 8:30am Ms. Elizabeth Roberts and Brittany Long are hosting a new volunteers orientation. No past experience required, all parents and guardians are welcome to come and learn more about how library works and what help would be much appreciated. Please email Ms. Roberts at robertse@bsd405.org or Alena at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com.

18

March

 

Professional Development Day

No School.

Event Info

No School.

25

March

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Cafe

6:00pm - Parents Workshop and Dinner.

7:00pm - Share Feedback and Ideas.

Event Info

Event organized by Wilburton Elementary School. 

Evening agenda:
6-7: Dinner and Learning
Join us for dinner and listen to our partners at Camp Kindness Counts as they share about Families Building Communities of Compassion here at Wilburton!
7-8: Community Café
Share feedback and gain ideas and perspective about Wilburton from your point of view to help us continue to grow as a family to meet the needs of all our students.

Wilburton Elementary PTA and school have been chosen by Camp Kindness Counts to introduce a brand new project: Kind World Project. Please join the Workshop by Camp Kindness Counts on March 25th at 6:00pm. Dinner will be provided.

29

March

 5:30pm-7:30pm

Family Movie Night

Recent Release about Mary Poppins. Free family event.

Event Info

We’re watching a recent release about Mary Poppins returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family.

This event is Free and sponsored by PTA.

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 5:30pm, come early and grab a spot prior to the movie starting at 6:00pm. 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.

We need volunteers to make Family Movie Nights successful. If you’re interesting please email Alena, volunteer chair, at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com.

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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.