Wade King Elementary
A Note from the Principal
Dear Wade King Families,
THANK YOU to everyone who has come to school in the past few days to engage in Student-Involved Conferences. I value the format of our conferences because it gives your children a chance to share their work and goals with their families. This is just one way we engage with families throughout the school year.
I am always looking for ways to strengthen the work that happens in our school. About two weeks ago, you received an email about our district-wide annual fall feedback questionnaire. This is an opportunity for you to give us feedback. If you have more than one child in attending a Bellingham Public School, you would fill out the survey for each child. For those of you who’ve already visited the survey link and answered the questions—thank you! We already have 35 responses, which represents about 9% of our student body. We’re hoping to get that number as close to 100% as possible.
If you haven’t yet had time, please consider taking 5-10 minutes to complete this survey by November 22nd. Here’s the link. Thank you in advance for your time!
Principal, Wade King Elementary
Important Dates in November and December
11/1 NO SCHOOL for Students: Student-Involved Conferences from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
11/11 NO SCHOOL: Veteran's Day
11/12 Field Trip: Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. Phelps to the Lightcatcher Musuem 9:40-noon
11/14 Family Inquiry Night and PTA meeting 6-8 pm in the cafeteria
11/15 Mobile Dental Clinic in Rm 30
11/18 Field Trip: Mrs. Smith to the Lightcatcher Museum 9:40-noon
11/20 Picture Retakes 8:00-10:00 am
11/20 BAAY evening performance - 5:00 pm in the cafeteria
11/21 BAAY assembly performance - 8:10 am
11/27 Early Release: 12:45 pm
11/28 and 29 NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Holiday
12/2 Snowflake Drive begins
12/2 Scholastic Book Fair begins and runs through 12/10
12/5 King's Winter Night for families: 6:00-8:00 pm in the Library
12/6 King Consort Performs at the Port Festival: 7pm at the Ferry Terminal
12/12 PTA Meeting in the Library 6:00-8:00 pm
12/20 No early release today heading into Winter Break: dismissal - 2:30 pm
12/23-1/3 NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
Positive Discipline Parent Workshop - Starts November 5th
For the last 3 years, Wade King Staff has engaged in Positive Discipline Training. Cordata Elementary School is hosting a Positive Discipline Parent Workshop in November and Wade King families are welcome to attend.
This 3-part workshop will be on on November 5th, 12th, and 19th and includes free child care.
- 5:00 pm - Free Dinner
- 5:30-7:30 pm - 2-hour Parent Workshop
Interested families must call Cordata Elementary Counselor, Dan Glaze 360-676-2563
Family Inquiry Night - Thursday, November 14th from 6-8pm
Help us collect egg cartons for our Mancala project!
Modern Mancala Board - this game has been played for centuries all over the world - including in Ethiopia!
Make your own Mancala board at our Family Inquiry Night from an egg carton
Traditional Ethiopian Mancala Board
MOD Pizza Family Night
MOD Pizza - Barkley Village
2925 Newmarket Street, Suite #101
Village Books Night: Tuesday, November 5th
Purchases of books, gift cards, toy, games, and anything from Village Books and Paper Dreams count toward the 20% but you must bring the form (see below). You can also order online at villagebooks.com. Just type "Wade King School" in the comments box and Wade King will get the credit! Reminder: Online orders must be made and paid for during the hours of 3:00-8:00 pm on November 5th in order to get credit.
*Discounts may not be used on any of these purchases. This includes teacher discounts, birthday discounts, Smart Trips, or coupons. Purchases MAY be applied to Reader Reward accounts.
Wade King Village Books Night Form (please print and bring with you)
☐⧠ check here to be added to Village Book’s email list
Village Books Staff Use:
Purchase amount (pre-tax): _____________________ Staff initials: ____________
Scholastic Book Fair Date Change: NEW DATES Dec. 2nd-10th
Wade King Family Directory
Each year our PTA publishes a School Directory to make it easier for families to connect with one another. This year's Wade King Directory can be downloaded below. (The directory was also in a recent email to families). To maintain the privacy of Wade King families, please do not share this directory with people outside of our school community. Thank you!
Wade King Globe Trot Fundraiser - Total is $19,080
THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to our Globe Trot fundraiser! PTA will continue to collect donations in donation envelopes and online. You can turn in your donation envelopes to the school office.
Having reached our most recent Globe Trot Goal goal, all Wade King students enjoyed an extra recess yesterday. It was glorious day with sunshine, crisp fall air, and lots of fun outside activities!
Way to go WK Wolves!
Spare Pants/Clothes Needed
- Send your child to school with their own changes of clothes in their backpack (especially if they are in a primary grade)
- Donate elastic waist pants your kids have outgrown in sizes 6X-8 (boys and girls)
- Donate new sweat pants when you find a good sale
- Remember: underwear must be new and in the package. If your child comes home with a change of undies, they can keep them. Just wash the pants or leggings and send those back.