January Family Newsletter

Happy New Year, Wolves!  We hope that you had a relaxing break and are ready to get back into the school routine!  So many of our students did a great job reading over break and turned in their Reading Challenge Forms Today.  Students who turned in their forms will be enjoying their Hot Cocoa Party on Wednesday. 

This winter/spring we have many activities our students will partake in along with the everyday learning they experience.  Below are a few ways students are extending their learning in January:

  • Grade 2 will welcome the Toyman
  • All students will enjoy a Zaniac Assembly (thank you Bellevue Schools Foundation)
  • 4/5 grade students will have a glass fusing workshop (thank you BSF)
  • The BHS choir and Steeldrum groups will perform at Wilburton
  • Living Voices: Island of Hope will perform for grade 3 (thank you BSF)

All students will have events and activities throughout the year that extend their learning and continue to focus on making the learning rigorous and relevant. 

This month will also feature our first ever FESTIVAL OF CULTURE for Wilburton Families.  We are excited to partner with PTA to sponsor this evening! The evening will be from 6-8pm on January 25.  We hope everyone can make it to learn about the many cultures around the world that make up our Wilburton community!  If you would like to help and/or be part of the Festival of Culture, please go to https://www.wilburtonpta.org/festival-of-culture/ for more details.

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Recap: Winter Sing Along Fun!

On Wednesday, December 19 our students joined together in a winter sing along!  Thanks to our amazing choir and Ms. Hazen, General Education Music Teacher, for leading us in songs of the winter season! During the assembly we also focused on our Virtue of the Month: KINDNESS and challenged our students to the Winter Break Reading Challenge!  I think we are going to have quite the Hot Cocoa Party when we return.  Wilburton Wolves LOVE to READ!

Some of our students and parents were interested in having copies of the lyrics to the songs we sang.  You can see the song lyrics HERE.  A great way to promote reading and singing over the winter break.



Winter Break Reading Challenge

On Wednesday (12/19) , your child will be bringing home their optional WINTER READING CHALLENGE.  The goal is to fill up their marshmallows in the hot cocoa cup by reading over break!

Students who bring back their completed Reading Challenge on Monday, 1/7/19, will earn a Hot Cocoa Party with Ms. Neal, Ms. Hamilton, and Ms. Roberts!

Happy Reading!

Winter Reading Challenge  (in case the one given to your student is lost or filled up…. here is another copy!)

December Family Newsletter

We will send our Wilburton Family Newsletter out at the beginning of

 each month to highlight happenings and reminders.  This is the December Edition.

This month brings change and flexibility to the helm here at Wilburton.  As shared earlier, we have three new teachers joining our staff: Ms. Radics, Ms. McCarthy, and Dr. Estrada!  We are so lucky to have these staff members join our Wolf Family.  Because of the additions to our school, we also have some changes to our specialist schedule for some classes.  Your classroom teacher will share news about these changes so that you are aware of your child’s schedule daily. 

This month we will continue to focus on our learning, incorporating collaboration and the integration of learning.  Computer Science Week kicks off the month and each of our classrooms will take part in activities that continue to promote and share about computer science and its importance in our lives now and in the future. 

On the routines and procedures side, there are a couple things to remember/review:

  • Please review our arrival/dismissal procedures to make sure everyone is following them for the safety of our students. Also, make sure that your child knows how he/she will be getting home each day. This helps ease anxiety and helps students be calm and safe at the end of the day. 
  • Visitors to the school need to always check in at the office. Visitors should be here for an educational purpose and always following our Wilburton Wolf Expectations, just as our students and staff do. 
  • Make sure your child is dressed for success at school: layers for cold weather and appropriate shoes (no cleats at school!)

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PTA Presents: Monthly Movie Nights


Movie Time


Dec 12 Wed


Small Foot

Jan 11 Fri



Feb 27 Wed



Mar 22 Fri


Dog Show

Apr 19 Fri


Born in China

May 22 Wed


Petter Rabbit

Jun 12 Wed


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

We, Wilburton Families, will have the very 1st movie night next week on Wednesday, December 12. Join us for this FREE PTA Event, we will be featuring Smallfoot, a recently released animated film perfect for the whole family in this time of year. So the entire family is welcome to come and meet other families and watch the movie together.

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.

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 pillow, blankets or sleeping bags to sit on the floor. Please don’t bring chairs.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Important note, this is not a drop off event, and parents or guardians must stay with their students. 

We need volunteers to make Family Movie Nights successful. If you’re interesting please email Alena, volunteer chair, at president.wilburtonpta@gmail.com.


Back to School: August Family Newsletter

August 26, 2018

Dear Wilburton Family,

We are finally here!  The first week of school for Wilburton Elementary!  Please see below for some details regarding the first week. As you may imagine, while we will be ready with open arms for all our families, a few things are still “in the works” and thus some minor changes/detours will need to be made to ensure safety for all of us!  Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time.

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Family Newsletter: August 2018

Dear Wilburton Family,

The building is nearing completion, our playground is almost done, and our staff started their work together this past week to prepare for our opening!  Getting to that first day of school (or even just moving into the building!) is within reach and the excitement and energy around our new school community is amazing.


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School Supplies

Wilburton Elementary and the Bellevue School District will provide all necessary supplies and tools for school for all students.  However, the below list are recommended for school supplies to bring on our back to school day or on the first day of school to be added to our supplies for use throughout the school year, if your family would like.

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