May 2, 2022 – 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,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already May, but here we are. As we begin the month of May, we start with a celebration of our educators during Teacher Appreciation Week. At Wilburton, we are taking this opportunity to celebrate all staff in our school community. We have an incredible team of educators that are truly dedicated to their practice. They have remained steadfast in their commitment to advocate and support all students at Wilburton this year despite the unique challenges. They are thoughtful, compassionate, and innovative teachers. They inspire me each day and I know they do the same for our students. Throughout this week, many activities have been planned to demonstrate our appreciation of all they do for our students. Families are welcomed to show their appreciation for their child’s education this school year.  

 

In partnership,

Chhoun Mey, Principal

Stephanie Mathias, Assistant Principal

Wilburton Family Intent to Return Survey 

Kindergarten through 4th grade families, please take a moment to fill out the Wilburton Family Intent to Return Survey. The responses from the survey will help us plan for next school year. 

 

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Bike and Roll to School Campaign   
Right at School Summer Camp
WES PTA Festival of Cultures  Festival of Cultures – Friday May 20 6:30-8:30pm 

 

Location: outdoors at the school

Join us for the Festival of Cultures celebrating the great diversity of our school community! Our school community speaks nearly 35 different languages – WOW!

We invite you to host a table to share about your culture – language, music, dress, food, games or crafts. Sign up to host a tablehere.

You can find more information on the PTA website here: 2.3.15 Wilburton PTA – Festival of Cultures

Superintendent Search – Board Listening Sessions The Directors of the Bellevue School Board welcome the community to join in a series of engagement opportunities that seek to center community voice, help shape district direction, and inform the leadership profile for the next district superintendent. 

 

What are Listening Sessions?

Listening sessions are conversations for students, staff and community members to engage directly with BSD’s School Board Directors. 

 

Who Should Participate?

Everyone is invited ― students, staff, families and community members. Some of the session will be held in-person and some are virtual. The session on May 5 will be a large community session with all five board members in attendance. The remaining sessions will be smaller group sessions with two Board Directors in attendance.

 

Why should I participate?

Participants can expect to talk with Board members on important topics that help shape district direction and inform the profile for the next district superintendent. 

 

Registration is required for all sessions, and attendance links will be sent to participants prior to each session date. Session dates and times are listed on theSpring BSD Board Listening Sessions webpage. Registration is also available through the district website or by clicking here.

 

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Preschool Registration is Open BSD Preschool Registration is now open! Please click here to register! Contact elp@bsd.405 with questions.

  • Convenient locations in BSD elementary schools
  • Qualified and caring BSD educators
  • Tuition assistance for qualified families
  • Spanish and Mandarin curricula
  • Preschool – K curricula alignment for kindergarten readiness 
  • A fun first school experience that promotes adaptive and social skills
  • Extend childcare hours available
2022-2023 Enrollment Now Open It is Time to Enroll New Students

New student enrollment (including incoming kindergarteners) for the 2022-2023 school year is now open at https://bsd405.org/schools/enrollment/. While you may enroll your students later, enrolling now helps the district ensure we have the correct staffing to support your students with the smallest classes possible. 

If your student is already enrolled in a BSD school, you do not need to submit a new enrollment. They will automatically move up to the next grade. 

Thank you.  

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Bellevue’s Newest School – Bellevue Virtual Academy  The Bellevue School District recently announced that the district’s 30th school will be an online school. Starting with the 2022-2023 school year, BVA will be renamed and offer a permanent online learning option for BSD students in grades kindergarten through 12. It will be a choice school, and students will need to apply to join the program. Families may apply to the program for the 2022-2023 school year by completing this formApplications are due back by the end of the day Sunday, April 10, 2022. Once accepted, students will be able to stay through graduation and receive a diploma from the new school.

To help families learn more about online learning and enrollment for the 2022-23 school year, the district will hosted an Online Information Session on March 29.The recording of that event can be found online for families interested in watching it. Additional resources include:

RSVP for Spring for Schools – May 13 Join the Bellevue Schools Foundation in person forSpring for Schoolsat the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, on May 13, 2022, for a premiere event that’s unlike any of the 31 events of years past! They are keeping participants’ experience and health top of mind as they prepare to celebrate BSD’s stars — students and educators in all 29 public schools in Bellevue. Throughout this school year, over $800,000 in distributions from the Foundation directly support the academic, artistic, social and emotional development of almost 20,000 students.

Spring for Schools is a fundraiser to ensure critical programming provided by BSF continues; donations will be leveraged to transform public education in our community. While registration for Spring for Schools is free, it is BSF’s hope that attendees celebrate our students, educators and mission by making a donation at this timehere.

RSVP Today!Or visitwww.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/spring-for-schools

Find out more about Bellevue Schools Foundation inEnglish, Español, 日本, 한국어, 中文andрусский. 

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 clickon this link.

Dates to Remember

Check out our Calendar

  • May 30th: Memorial Day (No School)
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.