Wilder PTSA


 Welcome New Families!


Dear Family,


Welcome to Wilder Elementary! We are so excited you are joining our wonderful school community. We know the process of starting at a new school can be overwhelming. The Welcome Committee is here to do what we can to make the transition as easy as possible. 


How can we help you? First, we would recommend checking out the Frequently Asked Questions page. We are always here to help with the following questions and anything else you’d like to ask about Wilder:

  • Starting at Wilder - how to handle the paperwork, finding information on the bus and for school overall.
  • Introduce you to the Wilder PTSA – volunteering for the PTSA or in the classroom and who to talk to about volunteer opportunities.
  • Sign up for the Wilder PTSA Newsletter here.
  • Provide information about Extracurricular Activities at Wilder and in the community at large.


We look forward to talking with you about the school, pointing you to resources, and sharing our experiences.


Save the Date! There are a few upcoming events at Wilder to help you in transitioning to our school community as follows:

  • New Families Event with School Tour! Tuesday, August 29, 10:00am – 11:30am
    • Come to the Wilder Commons for a casual gathering to meet other new families and ask questions.
    • Our 4th and 5th graders will be conducting school tours for your students and the office will be open for any questions.
    • *Please note, teachers will not be present for this event.


  • Wilder Open House, Wednesday, August 30, 10:00am – 1:00pm* 
    • Plan to come with your child(ren) to meet your teacher and pick up all of your information for school.
    • 11am - 12pm Meet your teacher and see your classroom!

       *Recommended Open House attendance to reduce traffic congestion:

                      10am - 11am Kindergarten - 2nd Grade          

                      12:00pm - 1pm 3rd - 5th Grade 


Curriculum Nights (Parents Only!)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30 @  5:30-7:00 PM     Kindergarten

                                                    6:00-6:45 PM     Grades 1 & 4

     Thursday, Aug. 31 @       5:30-6:15 PM     Grades 2 & 3

                                                    6:30-7:15 PM    Grade 5



The 2017-2018 Welcome Committee

Daniëlle Klaarenbeek-Van der Kolk


(425) 492-0493



Helpful Contact Information


Wilder Elementary

  • Main Office: 425-936-2740
  • Safe Arrival/Absentee Line: 425-936-2741


School and Related Websites

  • Wilder Elementary (www.lwsd.org/school/wilder) -- announcements, staff, library, parent information, student handbook, supply lists, daily schedule & more
  • Wilder PTSA (http://wilderptsa.ourschoolpages.com/Home) -- *detailed events calendar, enrichment & community service activities, volunteer opportunities, meeting summaries & more
  • Lake Washington School District (www.lwsd.org) -- *math resources for each grade, lunch menu, school year calendar, news, upcoming district events, special programs, transportation, student health, testing and grades & more
  • LWSD Parent Access (http://www.lwsd.org/Parents/Pages/Default.aspx) -- *student information, lunch account balances & payments, volunteer application & more
  • Transportation Information (www.lwsd.org/Schools/School-and-Bus-Finder) -- *view NEW bus routes!
  • School Delay Information (www.schoolreport.org) -- *sign up to receive email alerts!
  • Lake Washington Schools Foundation (www.lwsf.org) -- *financial and volunteer support for the school district