Wade King Elementary

June 2021

A Note from the Principal

Hello Wade King Families,

It's hard to believe it is June! In some ways, this school year seems like it has gone on forever, with MANY first days of school as we started remotely and then gradually had grade levels start learning in person. And yet, in other ways, it doesn't seem like we could possibly be nearing the end of the year as we haven't all been together in person long enough.

As the school year comes to an end, our staff is planning ways for students to celebrate their accomplishments and friendships. This will include an end-of-year video that students will watch with their class on our last day of school. I will also send it out in an email so your family is able to watch it together if you choose. We have a few other things planned, and I want to acknowledge that it will be different because we are not able to invite families to join us. We're looking forward to the day we can welcome everyone back into our school again! We miss having you with us!

Finally, if you haven't already, I encourage you to respond to our online feedback form by noon on Friday. So far, we've had 49 families respond. This is a way for you to help our staff reflect on the things that are going well within our school community, and to help us prioritize areas to strengthen. If you have more than one child enrolled in one school, you may answer the questions multiple times or just once, depending on what you think will best represent your family’s experience for your children. It would be amazing to have feedback from all of our families!

As always, don't ever hesitate to connect with me if you have questions, concerns, ideas, or even great stories. I love hearing from you!

With Gratitude,

Stephanie Johnson, Principal

Important Dates for May & June 2021

6/4 Last day to check out new library books

6/7-6/9 Community Shopping Day at Village Books (more below)

6/8 PTA Board Nominations are due - submit using this link

6/10 PTA Meeting: Board Elections 7pm on Zoom

6/17 Turn in Ipads, Laptops, Chargeres, Sylus' and Hotspots

6/18 Last Day of School with 1:30pm dismissal

In mid-August, you'll start hearing from us again! We'll be sharing information about the beginning of the 2021-22 school year!

Contact Information

If you have a question or need support... we are here to help! Connect with Stephanie, Greg, or Jaymie and we'll help or direct you to someone who can.

Stephanie Johnson (Principal) Stephanie.Johnson@bellinghamschools.org

(360) 676-6470 ext 2400 OR (360) 201-7801

Greg Holmgren (Assistant Principal) Gregory.Holmgren@bellinghamschools.org

(360) 676-6470 ext 2460 OR (360) 961-8539

Jaymie Wakefield (Counselor) Jaymie.Wakefield@bellinghamschools.org

(360) 676-6470 ext 2420 OR (360) 746-5319

Do You Need Tech Support?

Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Anderson are always ready to help! You can also call our school office at 360-647-6840. Tell them your child's name, teacher's name, the best number to call you at, and as much detail as you can about the problem you are having.

Mrs. Hunter (Library Media Specialist)



Mrs. Anderson (Ed Tech Coach)



Wanting New Books AND To Support Our Community

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PTA Meeting - Thursday, June 10th at 7:00pm

As we return to a new normal next fall, our PTA is wanting to bring in new families to help prioritize ways they support our school community and how they spend funds. THEY WOULD LOVE to have your voice!!

Join our PTA on Thursday, June 10th via Zoom to share your ideas and/or hear the ideas of others. The Zoom link is... https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89706804397

Ipads, Laptops, Chargers, Headphones, Stylus' and Hot Spots... Thursday, June 17th

We will be collecting all student devices and hot spots (if your family has one) on Thursday, June 17th. We will send reminders as this day gets closer.

Moving? Let Us Know!

Plans change and if you are moving or changing schools we need to know. Please fill out this form. Thank you.
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School Photos - Family Feedback Wanted

We changed photography companies this year for our annual individual photos and our class photos. Crystal Garcia took photos of our students and staff in our natural setting. Staff and students found the experience to be calm, well organized and professional, AND we want your feedback too. Please fill out this quick little survey about you experiences this year:

Do you know of NEW students coming to Wade King?

Registration for fall 2021 is open for kindergarten and all grades. Families with students entering any grade K-12 can register via this webpage. Registering now helps us hire staff, balance our classes, connect with families and be sure our schools are ready to welcome our students.

Registration is for students new to our district or who want to return after transferring to a school or program outside our district. You do not need to register current students; we automatically re-enroll them.

A special note about kindergarten: All children who will be 5 before September 1st, 2021 should register for kindergarten. We plan to start in-person learning at every school this fall with strong safety protocols in place. To find out more about attendance areas, registration and childhood immunization schedules, please visit

bellinghamschools.org/kindergarten or contact our elementary schools directly.

Feel free to let a friends or neighbors with future students know the registration window is open and ready for them!

News from Ms. Wakefield, School Counselor

Have a question? Need support? Want to connect?

Please don't hesitate to contact me: jaymie.wakefield-georgen@bellinghamschool.org. You can also call me at (360) 676-6470 ext 2420 OR (360) 746-5319. The box below will link you to a form to make an appointment with Ms. Wakefield.

Mrs. Wakefield's Virtual Counseling Office

You are also invited to check out Mrs. Wakefield's Virtual Counseling Office. There are resources for families and for students.

Meal Boxes... WEDNESDAYS 4:00-5:30pm

Meal Boxes will be available on June, 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 4:00-5:30pm

Weekly meal box distribution continues on Wednesdays at these locations. Wade King is one of those locations! Drive through our pick up/drop off loop for a FREE 7-day meal box for each child in your family.

Summer Meal Information Coming Soon!

If you need additional support, please contact the Family Resource Center now by filling out the help form or calling 360-676-6456. Visit their website for more information on times and locations.

Bellingham Community Meals - June 26th

Bellingham Community Meals happen on the last Saturday of each month. The next one is May 29th. Due to Covid restrictions, these will be served as To-Go Meals only from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Meals will be served at Assumption Gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave.

Pandemic EBT Funds

Pandemic EBT 2.0 is now here!
If you haven't already done so, families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced priced meals, making them automatically eligible for P-EBT 2.0. This EBT program provides additional support during the pandemic. Go to bellinghamschools.org/food-services for the free and reduced price meal online application.

If you have questions about the free/reduced price meal application, call 360-676-6572. All questions related to the P-EBT should be directed to 833-518-0282

¡Ya está aquí el EBT de la Pandemia 2.0!

Para más apoyo durante la pandemia, invitamos a que las familias apliquen para el lonche reducido o gratuito si es que aún no lo han hecho para este ciclo escolar, haciéndolos elegibles para el P-EBT 2.0. Vaya a bellinghamschools.org/food-services para llenar el formato en línea de la aplicación de lonche reducido gratuito.

Para asistencia con la aplicación del lonche reducido o gratuito, por favor llame al 360-676-6456. Todas las preguntas sobre la elegibilidad para el P-EBT pueden ser dirigidas al centro de contacto de P-EBT al 833-518-0282.

Ways to Help Our PTA Earn Money

Did you know Box Tops for Education has an ap? No longer do you need to clip Box Tops to turn in. Join for free... and simply scan your receipts to earn money for our PTA. It's that easy!
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Another way to help our PTA earn money is by linking your Fred Meyers Reward card to Wade King PTA 8.3.37. A percentage of your spending goes right back to our PTA and it does not impact your other rewards.

Safe Schools Reporting and Tip Line

Students, parents or community members who have information, tips, or concerns regarding a safety issue in our schools are encouraged to text or call 844-310-9560 or visit bellinghamschools.org/safe for confidential, anonymous, two-way communication with our safety staff.

Multi-Language Message Line

Families whose first language is not English can leave a message on our multi-language message line at 360-647-6816. Families dial 2 for Russian, dial 3 for Vietnamese, dial 4 for Punjabi or dial 5 for any other language (say name of language at beginning of message). Please call 360-676-6456 for Spanish.

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