Wade King Elementary
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!
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!
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
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
School Photos - Family Feedback Wanted
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
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.