Wilburton ElementaryWelcome to Wilburton Elementary
Our mission is to provide all students with an exemplary college preparatory education so they can succeed in college, career and life.
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.
Building Wilburton Elementary
Location: 12300 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone: (425) 456-4300
Attendance: (425) 456-4303
M-T-T-F: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:10 pm
Wilburton Elementary is a state-of-the-art school being built from the ground up, following the guidance of the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework, and is a collaborative effort between the Bellevue School District (BSD) and Microsoft. Follow Wilburton’s progress as it happens, from breaking ground, to hiring, to professional development, to becoming a true 21st century learning community when it opens its doors in September 2018.
Every school leader I meet, in every country, strives to provide students with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed in learning and succeed in life. But when nearly all classrooms include diverse experiences, abilities, learning styles, and social/emotional needs, how do you design learning that meets the needs of all students? For Wilburton principal Beth Hamilton, it’s a challenge her school will be ready to face.
“The wide variety of students is always a challenge for teachers,” Beth Hamilton says. “We need to make sure we’re working with students to really understand where they are, and the skills and strategies they need to move forward – and that looks different for every child.”
As a neighborhood school offering a continuum of services, Wilburton’s general education classrooms will have students of all abilities, and Hamilton believes that it’s best for kids to be learning alongside their peers.
“We’re going to help each other, take risks, get things wrong,” Beth Hamilton says. “We’re going to laugh and cry, but it’s all to make sure that we have a relevant, adaptive, and rigorous learning experience for all of our kids.”
Wilburton’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.
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!
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.
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.
Areas for DONATION:
By donating funds to this area, you would help support extra materials for classroom use such as flexible seating options, classroom supplies and books for students in their classroom libraries.
By donating to this fund, you will support field trips and presentations for students to bring the learning to life!
By donating to this fund, you will support us in providing tools and resources for the students to use.
From 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
Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities
7:40am - 8:40am
Coffee and Chat!
Join us at school from 7:40am till 8:40am for a cup of coffee.
Wilburton Elementary PTA hosts the series of informal gatherings to know each other, share news and answer your questions. We’re planning tours, classes, picnics and nights out. Join us at school from 7:40am till 8:40am for a cup of coffee. We’ll meet anyone in front of school and move to foyer after school starts at 8:00am.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
One day only! $5 Book Day at Wilburton Elementary.
One day only! $5 Book Day at Wilburton Elementary Students & Parents can shop a large selection of Usborne & Kane Miller books – all just $5 (tax included) We accept Cash or Credit Card 25% of sales to benefit The School Library.
Send your students with envelopes and write down the amount of cash $$ on top.
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Preparation for Festival of Culture
We will have a meeting to answer your questions and plan the event.
THIS IS PREPARATION FOR THE EVENT!
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?
We will have a meeting at school to answer your questions and plan the event.
Please sign up here to reserve your table: https://www.wilburtonpta.org/festival-of-culture/
If you would like more information please contact Sanaz Nowtash: email@example.com.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Family Movie Night
Free Community Event. Join us, we will be featuring a recently released movie about Bigfoot.
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.
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.
Important note, this is not a drop off event, and parents or guardians must stay with their students.
7:00am - 7:45am
Donuts with Principal and PTA
Breakfast at Cafeteria at school with Ms. Beth Hamilton, teachers and staff, and PTA Board.
Breakfast at Cafeteria at school with Ms. Beth Hamilton, teachers and staff, and PTA Board. We’ll have coffee and donuts! But you’re very welcome to bring your favorite breakfast or an extra box of donuts It’s a family gathering event, please stay with your students until 7:45am.
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for a walk at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Enjoy beautiful lights. Happy New Year!
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Meet the Specialists
“I want to provide an environment where everyone is a learner and we’re all collaborating together – educator, students and the community. And I want to bring back the love of learning and curiosity.” Beth Hamilton, Principal.
Beth Hamilton’s goal is to create an overall community of learning, so that no matter where you are in the building, you are learning something new from someone, and everyone is working together toward the same goal: educating students.
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School Meals Menu
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Standards and Expectations
Technology In the Classroom
Wilburton’s STEM curriculum and status as a Microsoft Showcase School means that technology will be part of its DNA.
“The technology tools we have at our fingertips can expose children to all types of content and reading levels. For example, technology gives students who struggle with reading more tools that help them participate in what’s going on in the classroom. It can expose students to high levels of literacy, no matter their reading level. Even if a child can’t read the words, they can have the material read to them, find material in a different language, or go to a different reading level. This supports students with their comprehension and content knowledge – which are a big part of reading.” Beth Hamilton.
Free Learning Tools built into Microsoft Office – like Narrator, Magnifier, Picture Dictionary, Color Filters, Read Aloud, and Dictation – address the full range of reading challenges. Bellevue School District also uses software, like Raz-Kids, that adapts to each child’s ability and allows the teacher to select the level of text that suits the student best.
While technology can’t replace the need for adult support, it can help kids become more independent.
To find your individualized route, please use the Interactive Route Map. If you need more information or additional assistance, call our Transportation Department (425-456-4512).
Our News & Announcements
Wilburton Elementary School and PTA work together to provide the best education for Wilburton Wolves. It’s always something happening at the school. Subscribe to PTA weekly newspaper and stay informed.
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After School programs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or email@example.com; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.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.