November 22, 2021 – Wilburton Community Newsletter

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A Note from the Administration

Chhoun Mey, Principal

meyc@bsd405.org

Stephanie Mathias, Assistant Principal

mathiass@bsd405.org

Dear Wilburton Families and Parents,

 

As we get ready to go into our Thanksgiving break this week, it’s a great time to reflect and think about the many things we are thankful for. Our school community is thankful for our students and families’ continued partnership in working towards building and nurturing an inclusive and welcoming school community. 

 

This time of year is also a great opportunity to center indigenous people and acknowledge that we are all on the land of indigenous people. Land acknowledgments is one way Wilburton’s professional community has been working towards centering indigenous people all year round. In all our staff professional developments we create opportunity and time to reflect on the land, labor, and relationship we have with indigenous people.

 

 

In partnership,

 

Chhoun Mey, Principal

Stephanie Mathias, Assistant Principal

Outdoor Lunch We are moving into the colder months in the PNW. If you have had your students eating outside or would like them to eat outside, they will continue to eat in our undercover area. Please have students bring thicker jackets to keep warm while eating outdoors. 
COVID Mitigating Measure

One of our continued goals is to maintain health and safety as a top priority. One of our mitigating measures we are required to implement per WADOH is to make sure students who may not feel well or are sick to stay home and follow the correct quarantine and isolation requirements. If your student is staying home, please notify us by either calling or emailing. 

 

(425) 456-4303

WilburtonAttendance@bsd405.org

 

 

Bellevue School Levies

Levies to Support Our Students

 

BSD is asking voters to consider renewing two school levies in February 2022. 

 

One of these levies is the Educational Programs and Operations Levy. While the state provides some funding for our district, it is not enough to support our students’ needs. One critical position that is funded by the EP&O Levy is school nurses. The state funds just three full-time nurses for our entire district. Funding from the levy helps us employ 23 nurses districtwide to keep students healthy and safe. This levy also funds counselors and mental health supports and important programs like band, orchestra, and athletics. The EP&O Levy provides funding for critical staff and resources to ensure the wellbeing of our students and help them stay healthy and engaged.

 

More details about renewing the February 8, 2022  EP&O Levy as well as the Technology and Capital Projects levy are on the BSD School Levies page.  

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Discussion Session
 
  Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Discussion Session

This important community session will take place on Wednesday, December 8, starting at 6:00pm. Due to space capacity, families will be required to pre-register for the event. 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Discussion Session 

Due to overwhelming community request, the Family Engagement office in partnership with BSD Counseling, Mental Health Assistance Teams and community mental-health partners will offer families an additional opportunity to support the well-being of their students. This in-person Community Mental Health Forum will center on a discussion about the Signs of Suicide, or SOS. 

Learn more about the event and sign up.

Spanish Dual-Language Program Information Session 
 
  Spanish Dual-Language Program Information Session

Dear BSD PreK – 5 Families: We would like to share that on November 30th and December 2nd, we will be offering two separate sessions to provide you with information about the Spanish dual language program offered in our district. Our Spanish dual language program provides the opportunity for students to develop their language skills in both Spanish and English while learning academic content and having their cultural identity affirmed.

Learn more and sign up.

November Family and Principal Connections: Social Emotional Learning

On November 30th from 5-6pm, Mrs. Mathias, Ms. Casey (School Counselor) and I will be hosting a Family event online through Microsoft Teams. The objective of the family event is to learn a little more about our SEL curriculum and what families and parents can also do at home to support student’s social emotional needs.

 

Please use the link below to access the event:

 

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZWEyYTE4MjctNGQ4ZC00YmUyLTgzNDYtYTQzODljNjZjMzdj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22994a4139-7c06-491e-8098-79006d575de0%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f6c57486-8dde-4df3-9ab6-0cbb68c5c23a%22%7d

PTA

Wilburton PTA See’s Candy Fundraiser

When: 11/15-12/3

What: See’s Candy shopping online and purchases mailed directly to your homes

How:https://www.yumraising.com/secure/wilburtonep_wilburton_elementary_pta22/candy?h=Lau_Gra3118&c=fb5823

 

Join the PTA

A great way to support our school community is to join the PTA. The PTA partners closely with school staff to provide extracurricular activities, community events, and support school wide events. 

 

To join, please click on this link.

Dates to Remember

Check out our Calendar

  • November 25, 26 No School (Thanksgiving Break)

 

 

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.