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.
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!
6:30pm - 8:00pm
School Spelling Bee
Make your dreams of competing come true and start preparing today!
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
Audition for Variety Show
Share your talent and passion with your friends!
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
- 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.
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Board Game Night
Cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. New date to be announced.
Play fun games and puzzles with us! Games are run all night, fill in seats as they open.
Do you know High School Students who would like to help and earn community service hours? Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
18 - 22
Mid Winter Break
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.
Wilburton Elementary PTA Organization
School Meals Menu
Wilburton Elementary School Online Menu
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.
School Spelling Bee Update. We're so proud of our Wilburton Wolves! 13 students did an amazing and impressive work today. Great job everyone! And we'd like to congratulate Saharsh Vuppala who's proceeding to the next level!!! We're excited to support Saharsh at the...
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Important Update from Washington State PTA. Due to the current and predicted winter storm conditions, we are acting out of an abundance of caution and concern for our PTA advocates, board members, and staff and have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2019 Focus...
AUDITIONS FOR VARIETY SHOW 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...
Lunch Bill Status Update. Thank you, State Representative My-Linh Thai. Time 1:17:00 for the Lunch Bill discussion. Great speech and thank you to our Wilburton parent, Amy Ulrich, who was representing Washington State PTA. Time...
House Education Committee members held a work session on school safety and security January 29th, hearing about the tragic Sandy Hook shooting from Alissa Parker, a parent whose daughter was among the 20 children killed that day. Parker, who has started a non-profit...
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 email@example.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Alexa Allman, (425) 456-4040 or email@example.com. 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.