Services at Wing Luke
Wing Luke Elementary School offers many services to meet the needs of our diverse community. To learn more about services offered please click on the links below.
The Primary autism program has 9 students in grades 1 – 3.The classroom team consists of one Special Education teacher and three Instructional Assistants. The autism program serves children with autism and other developmental delays.The focusis toprovide access to general education curriculum, build partnerships with families, ongoing professional development, and lifelong learning.The program is academically focused. Teachers also work on social skills, cooperative play, and communication.Students receive additional services fromSpeech & Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
The Intermediate autism program has 8 students in grades 3 – 5. The classroom team consists of one Special Education teacher and two Instructional Assistants.Theprogramisacademically-oriented, focused on reading, written language, mathematics, and science. Teachers also work on self-help, social, and communication skills that are incorporated throughout the day. Students receive additional services fromSpeech & Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
City Year is a non-profit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full time service to keep students in schoool and on track to graduate. City Year Corps members work at Wing Luke as tutors, mentors, and role models. They provide academic support in one-on-one and small group tutoring throughout the day, assist in classrooms, organize celebrations and projects, support the Homework Club, and manage the afterschool program (see Student Activities for further details about our after school programs).
Early Learning Team
The Wing Luke Early Learning Team is made up of Kindergarten teachers, specialists who work in the classroom, and the principal. The ELT meets weekly to plan academic instruction, field trips, and curriculum needs. With thesupport of a grant to help Kindergarteners and their families transition into Kindergarten successfully,the ELT teamworks with local preschools and daycare centers to provide parent and caregiver education. In preparation for the 2018-2019 school year, the ELT welcomed new kindergarteners and their families during Jump Start in August.
English Language Development Program
More than 40% of Wing Luke students are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) who need additional support in developing English language skills. There are many more students who speak a language other than English at home. To support our language rich population, we have three full-time English Language Development (ELD) teachers and five Bilingual Instructional Assistants who speak Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese and Spanish. Our ELD teachers serve the ELL students in a variety of ways. Kindergarten and 1st grade students are in collaborative classrooms where the classroom teacher and the ELD teacher co-teach for part of the day. Other grade levels are taught in small groups during reading and math blocks. Bilingual IA’s tutor students and provide both academic and language support. For more information regarding our ELL program or translation/interpretation support, please contact the school office at 206-252-7630.
Homework Club is offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:25 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Homework Club is reserved for ELL students and other non-ELL students who need additional support in completing homework to be successful in school. Homework Club is run by our Bilingual Instructional Assistants. For more information, please contact Ms. Rusilah at 206-252-7630.
The Wing Luke Special Education Department (SpED) consists of highly qualified teachers.This resource teacher collaborates with general education teachers to provide instruction for students with Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) through inclusion or pull-out model, depending on what best meets the needs of our students. We also have an Access teacher and three full-time instructional assistants who supports students in their general education setting so that students can be served in the least restrictive environment. In addition, we have two Distinct classrooms (primary and intermediate). The primary program has 7 students in grades K – 2.The classroom team consists of one Special Education teacher and three Instructional Assistants. The program serves children with autism and other developmental delays. The focus is to provide access to general education curriculum, build partnerships with families, ongoing professional development, and lifelong learning. The program is academically focused. Teachers also work on social skills, cooperative play, and communication. Students receive additional services from Speech & Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
The Intermediate program has 7 students in grades 3 – 5. The classroom team consists of one Special Education teacher and two Instructional Assistants. The program is academically-oriented, focused on reading, written language, mathematics, and science. Teachers also work on self-help, social, and communication skills that are incorporated throughout the day. Students receive additional services from Speech & Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
Keeping students healthy, safe, and ready to learn is the focus of Seattle School nurses. The nurse is a member of Wing Luke’s professional support team and works with teachers, other support staff, students, and parents to identify health concerns and design individualized health plans for students to maximize their learning experience at school.
Wing Luke creates a customized schedule of supplementary tutoring to benefit and accelerate individual students. Tutors, mostly from our surrounding community, consult closely with teachers to determine student need, providing extra one-on-one and small group adult guidance.