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We are families, teachers and community members who are interested in supporting Wilburton Elementary school, teachers, staff and students.
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Our Team

PTA Board Members

Alena Iskanderova

President, co-chair

president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

I moved to Bellevue with my family in 2013 from North Virginia where I met my husband Ilya and now we have two wonderful children Max, who just started Kindergarten, and baby-princess Alice. I was born is Russia, moved to New Zealand after graduation and was traveling for work around the world almost half of my life.

While on maternity leave, I’m taking MBA courses and astrophysics classes in CalTech. Max and myself enjoy horse riding, hiking, and boating.

We’re excited about our first year in Wilburton and being part of Wilburton family. I’m looking forward bringing exciting activities this year and making all families feel welcome.  Our PTA and I love new ideas and welcome everyone to share! #WeAreFamily

Nicole Khouw

President, co-chair

president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

I moved to Bellevue with my husband 18 years ago. We have two children, one at Wilburton and one at Newport Heights. I work full time at Overlake Hospital as a CT Technologist. I have a passion for children’s advocacy and love to support children so that they can reach their full potential. I am honored to serve on the Wilburton PTA and hope to strengthen our community for our families.

Qim Sullivan

Vice President, co-chair

vicepresident.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

My family and I moved to the Seattle/Bellevue area in June 2018 for my wonderful new job with Kaiser Permanente. I am the vice president and chief people officer for Kaiser Permanente Washington.

My husband’s name is Raymond, and I am the proud mother of four children, ages 23, 20, 18, and 6. I am passionate about community and education – and the PTA is one of the effective ways to make a difference. Like many of you, I am a busy working parent, so it’s important to me to have great communication and activities that allow parents to contribute, regardless of your time commitment.

My focus for the year will be to assist with our communication strategy for parents, students, and staff while helping build a strong community across Bellevue.

I’m excited about being able to contribute to our new school and build a long-lasting community for our families!

Kim Pressacco

Secretary

secretary.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

My family and I moved to Wilburton in 2016 from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We have met so many great people and are excited to attend the new school. I have three kids attending Wilburton Elementary. My youngest, William is going into 1st grade, My middle child, Oliver will attend 3rd grade and my oldest, Hailey is in 4th grade. I love meeting new people and creating a fun, safe environment for people to come together. I look forward to my role as Communication Chair, so I can discover and share with you the different events, learning opportunities our school and community has to offer.

Sid Parakh

Treasurer

treasurer.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

Originally from India, I moved to Bellevue with my family in 2013 after having lived in the Seattle area since 2006. My wife Sneha and I have three kids, two of whom attend Wilburton Elementary – Natasha in 5th Grade and Nived in 3rd grade. Navya, our youngest at two years, is an aspiring Wilburton Wolf! My interest in the PTA is reflective of my desire to advance a stronger relationship between parents and teachers to the ultimate benefit of the students. In my day job, I work as an equity portfolio manager in the Seattle office for Portland-based Becker Capital Management.

Betsy Dietsch

Vice President of Membership

membership.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

Betsy is a first-time Kindergarten mom to daughter, Calise. She and her family, who also includes her husband, Eric, and 17 year old cat, Merlin; moved to Bellevue 3 years ago from Santa Monica, CA. Originally from NC, they have also lived in Atlanta, GA and Providence, RI. A Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist by training, Betsy has enjoyed being a stay-at-home-mom since the birth of Calise. Betsy is excited to serve as VP of Membership for the Wilburton PTA, saying, “Since being fairly new to the area and currently not working, I thought joining the PTA would be a great way to meet others and help out our school. I can’t wait for school to begin!”

Tim Lovell-Smith

Vice President of Communication

communication.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

Tim is a first-time Kindergarten dad to daughter, Elina. He and his wife Yuka and cat Mi-chan moved to Bellevue 10 years ago from sunny Brisbane, Australia, and have since been joined by Elina and little brother Hugo, 3. Tim is originally from New Zealand – but you may have trouble figuring out his mixed accent! While he works by day fixing software, he also wants to do something to help at school, so jumped at a chance to join the PTA, thinking, “this is my chance to help get things off to a good start!”

Ayoung Kim

Family Engagement Chair

events.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

 

Mary Wendel

Yearbook Chair

yearbook.wilburton@gmail.com

 

Michelle Obermeyer

Reflections Chair

reflections.wilburtonpta@gmail.com

 

Amy Ulrich

Advocacy Chair

amy.ulrich.pta.wilburton@gmail.com

 

Laurie Betts Hughes

Member at Large

 

 

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD SERVES TO:

– Appoint chairpersons and members of the standing committees.
– Schedule board and association meetings.
– Schedule the calendar of events and fundraisers.
– Approve routine bills within the limits of the budget.
– Conduct the business of the PTA between board meetings.
– Develop goals for the association for presentation to the board of directors and general membership for approval.

EXECUTIVE BOARD DESCRIPTIONS

PRESIDENT 

The President shall:
Oversee the Executive Board.
Define vision, goals, and theme for the school year.
Be the official spokesperson for the PTA.
Perform all duties indicated by the Bylaws and Standing Rules.
Recommend members at large to the board.
Appoint a Golden Acorn Committee annually.
Preside over PTA meetings or designate a VP to preside if unable to attend.
Work with the School principal to oversee the effectiveness of the PTA projects
Ensure all Chair positions are performing their duties in a timely manner.
Help maintain good working relationships between parents, teachers and the community.
Prepare agendas for all meetings, and be well versed in parliamentary procedure.
Meet regularly with the Principal on a mutually agreed upon schedule.
Review current programs to make any desired changes.
Evaluate and help implement new programs.
Attend PTA functions and assist where needed.
Facilitate general membership PTA meetings; ensure the Standing Rules are followed.
Review and make update recommendations for Standing Rules.
Submit E-Blast newsletter entries as necessary.
Discuss PTA and answer questions through phone and email.
Attend Bellevue PTA Council monthly meetings or make sure a representative is in attendance.
Oversee the Finance Committee and financial reviews twice a year.

SECRETARY

The Secretary shall attend & take notes for all PTA meetings. Other duties include:
Distribute copies of minutes to the President(s).
Make any changes or corrections—then submit email copy of the minutes to all Board Members prior to the next scheduled meeting.
Bring copies of the prior meeting minutes to the next scheduled meeting for distribution.
Send email meeting reminders to the Executive Council and Board of Directors.
Catalogue all of the meeting minutes in an official Secretary Notebook to be maintained by the PTA.
Be familiar with the Standing Rules for the PTA and work with the President (s) to draft a yearly proposal of changes to the standing rules to the General Membership at the first meeting of the new school year.
House and maintain all legal documents and PTA records in a set location.
Initiate and maintain email group lists (Executive Board, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs) to facilitate communication.
Email notices for meeting reminders, etc.
Provide copies of meeting minutes and calendar at each General Membership meeting.
Provide sign-in sheet for General Membership meeting attendees.
Create and maintain Committee Chair spreadsheet.

VP OF FUNDRAISING 

The VP of Fundraising works to develop long-term plans for fundraising activities. This person works to build relationships and explore new fundraising ideas. Responsibilities include:
Develop a comprehensive fundraising plan for the PTA in conjunction with the Executive Council members and Board members.
Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities which do not interfere with the main mission of the PTA to support all students Balance    time/cost/effort to focus efforts upon the most appropriate fundraising activities for our school community.
Maintain records of participation for each fundraiser and provide analysis of results.
Create a recommendation list of fundraisers for the following year prior to budget approval.
Develop and maintain relationships with major donors/sponsors & new potential donors and sponsors.
Oversee large fundraising activities such as a walkathon, auction and book fairs.
Oversee grants and charitable trusts whose criteria match the PTA and school’s mission.
Oversee corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers.
Work with the Treasurer to monitor income and expenditure against budgets and targets.
Attend WA State PTA Training Courses: “PTA & the Law” and “Money Matters”.

VP PROGRAMS 

The VP of Programs shall oversee and/or organize assemblies, enrichment activities, and community-building events. Ideally, VP of Programs will manage chairpersons for the majority of these events, and will coordinate activities from an overall programmatic standpoint over the course of the year. Responsibilities include:
Polling membership (to include school staff) for potential programs of interest.
Fill out Building Use Forms for events with appropriate descriptions of room layout and equipment needed. Have forms signed by VP of programs and the president.
Schedule presenters and organize events; or, with the help of Volunteer chair, identify chairperson(s) to organize the event.
Work with the president to coordinate three general meetings per year.
Oversee chairperson(s) of individual events that fall under programs as indicated above — this includes authorizing expenditures and insuring that events stay within budget.
If a presenter requires a fee—coordinate payment with the Treasurer as indicated in the annual budget
Coordinate publicity of events with Communications.

TREASURER

The Treasurer collects and deposits all monies raised by the PTA and disburses the same according to the approved yearly budget. The Treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate and detailed records of all transactions. Responsibilities include:
Attend all Executive Council and Board meetings and provide a budget report at each meeting.
Responsible for presenting any requested modifications to the approved yearly budget to the General Membership according to the PTA Bylaws.
Balance all bank accounts monthly and submit duplicate bank statements to a non-signer on the Executive Committee for review and approval.
Maintain PTA professional licenses and non-profit registrations, ensure that the organization continues to meet the requirements for tax exemptions as established in IRS.
File W-2 or 1099—Misc. tax statements for employees or contractors employed by the PTA.
Ensure the appropriate levels of Liability and Property Insurance are purchased annually with Presidents and records what was paid.
Submit payments to Council, Regional and State PTA organizations, including membership fees and scholarship funds and record payment.
Manage Charitable Contribution correspondence to maximize Corporate Matching income (handle all the matching contributions from various employers, confirm matches and record income on budget).
Close the books and submit annual audit at the end of each school year.
Work with tax professional to submit annual non-profit tax form.
Review, pay and submit all bills and money requests.
Handle all cash, cash requests and deposits for committees.
Main liaison between bank and Exec. board.

The President shall:

  • Oversee the Executive Board.
  • Define vision, goals, and theme for the school year.
  • Be the official spokesperson for the PTA.
  • Perform all duties indicated by the Bylaws and Standing Rules.
  • Recommend members at large to the board.
  • Appoint a Golden Acorn Committee annually.
  • Preside over PTA meetings or designate a VP to preside if unable to attend.
  • Work with the School principal to oversee the effectiveness of the PTA projects.
  • Ensure all Chair positions are performing their duties in a timely manner.
  • Help maintain good working relationships between parents, teachers and the community.
  • Prepare agendas for all meetings, and be well versed in parliamentary procedure.
  • Meet regularly with the Principal on a mutually agreed upon schedule.
  • Review current programs to make any desired changes.
  • Evaluate and help implement new programs.
  • Attend PTA functions and assist where needed.
  • Facilitate general membership PTA meetings; ensure the Standing Rules are followed.
  • Review and make update recommendations for Standing Rules.
  • Submit E-Blast newsletter entries as necessary.
  • Discuss PTA and answer questions through phone and email.
  • Attend Bellevue PTA Council monthly meetings or make sure a representative is in attendance.
  • Oversee the Finance Committee and financial reviews twice a year.

Find in more details: Wilburton Elementary PTA. Job Description. President

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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.