November 5, 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,

 

For these past couple months a primary focus in school has been teaching our students to get along with their peers, playing safely with each other, and treating each other with kindness and respect. One way we teach this is through a Bullying Prevention Unit taught in each grade level. In the unit, students learn how to:

 

  • Recognize when bullying is happening 
  • Report bullying to a caring adult
  • Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others
  • Be a bystander who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying

 

School staff are also specially trained in an effort to support a positive school and classroom climate. 

 

Families, we also need your support in having consistent conversations with your student to ensure they have a trusted adult at school they can go to, to help them solve any potential problems they might have. 

 

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

 

 

K-12 Multilingual Learners Family Information Night
  Please join us for a live virtual event to learn about the MLL program.  

When: Monday, November 15, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Where: Microsoft Teams | Live Event Link

During this live event, families will:  

  • Learn about how students are supported through the MLL model 
  • Learn about the new WIDA ELD Standard Framework and assessments 
  • Learn about the K-7 math curriculum adoption  
  • Learn about resources to help your child at home 
  • Learn about school and community services 

Following the presentation, staff will reserve time to answer questions from families. The session will be recorded for families that cannot join the live event.  

Learn more and view the event information in Spanish and Chinese.

SISTEMA ESCOLAR Workshops for Spanish Speaking Families
  We invite Spanish speaking families with a student in any Bellevue high school to come learn more about the Bellevue school system. Please join Liliana Medina, a local parent and founder of Sistema Escolar USA, to learn about how to support your student in grades 9-12. 

Event Details: 

  • Topic: BSD and Sistema Escolar High School Workshop 
  • Date: Monday, November 15, 2021 
  • Time: 6:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Location: Zoom

The session will take place in Spanish and will have many opportunities to ask Liliana questions. The Bellevue School District in partnership with Sistema Escolar hope this workshop will inform you to nurture the academic potential and well-being of your student.

Sistema Escolar will provide information to help families: 

  • Understand graduation requirements 
  • Explain what a GPA is and why it matters 
  • Know how to access your high school counselor and career center 
  • Learn more about tests needed for college application 
  • Explain Advanced Placement courses  

Learn more and access event details in Spanish.

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

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 11, No School (Veteran’s Day)
  • 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.