October 2021

Friday, Sept. 24th

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Sato Elementary School

Our mission is to provide active, relevant, educational experiences that foster globally minded innovative citizens in and out of the classroom. Our students will think creatively and take risks as they apply knowledge and skills to future endeavors.

Important Dates:


  • Thurs. 9/30 - TAG Parent Night will be Sept. 30th at 4:00pm
    Zoom link: Zoom Link
    This will be reordered and posted on the website if you can not attend.


  • 10/4-10/15 - CogAT Screener see TAG info below
  • Wed. 10/6 - International Walk + Roll Day 2021, see below
  • Thurs. 10/7 - Picture Day!
  • Fri.10/8 - No School, Staff Development Day
  • Wed. 10/20 - Earthquake Drill - Great Shake Out (see more Drill Details below)
  • Thurs. and Fri. 10/21 & 10/22 - No School, Fall Parent Conferences
  • 10/13-10/26 - Book Fair
  • 10/27-11/5 - CogAT Full Version see TAG info below

Other important dates to add to your calendars:


  • Thursday, November 11 - No School, Veterans Day
  • Friday, November 12 - No School, Grading Day
  • Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26 - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Monday, November 29 - No School, Staff Development Day


  • April 28-29, 2022 - No School, Spring Parent Conferences


  • BSD added Juneteenth as an observed holiday, so there will be no school on Monday, June 20th. The last day of school is Tuesday, June 21 and teachers will checkout on Wednesday, June 22.

Hello! I'm Annie Pleau!

I missed having an in-person Back To School Night where I typically have an opportunity to introduce myself!

If you'd like to know a little more about me please check out the Meet the Principal Page on our website, linked below!

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We are so excited to be able to offer a one day, in-person book fair! In-person shopping will be offered outside in the covered area near the library from 8:00 am-3:30 pm on Thursday, October 21. This is a non-school day for students. Support your school library while supporting your student’s choice reading by visiting our Scholastic Book Fair. Can’t make it in person? Shop any time October 13-26 by visiting our online fair!

When should I keep my child home from school?

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We would like to remind you about our guidelines for determining whether or not your student should come to school if they are ill.

If your student shows primary symptoms of COVID 19, we ask you to keep your child home and contact your health care provider to get a COVID test. You may also find THIS website helpful for covid testing locations. Primary symptoms of covid are defined as fever, cough, chills, loss of taste or smell and/or shortness of breath.

  • If the covid test is positive, please notify the school and quarantine your child at home for 10 days or as directed by Washington County Public Health.
  • If the test is negative, please follow the Keep Ill Children Out of School guidelines
  • If you do not want to test your student for covid and they are showing primary symptoms, they should quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • If your child has any other communicable disease symptoms, please follow the Keep Ill Children Out of School guidelines.

If you have a child who has a diagnosed chronic health condition that may present as primary symptoms of covid, such as asthma or another lung condition and the school is unaware of this condition, please contact our school nurse, Sydney Garl at sydney_garl@beaverton.k12.or.us or via parent square. She may need to implement a school health management plan to help prevent your child from being inappropriately sent home from school.

Please notify the office if your child will be out sick. We appreciate your help keeping our school community safe. Remember to use the attendance link on our main webpage

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Back to School FAQ

Remember that if you have questions about Covid Protocols or quarantining, please be sure to continually check out the BSD FAQ page as it is continually updated. Linked for you below.

Back to School Night Messages from our Specialists

Safety Drills at Sato

Sato Students Rocked our first Safety Drills of the Year!!

If you click the button above you can see the BSD website with information about all the safety protocols we teach students and practice throughout the year. At Sato we view all drills as a learning opportunity. Students are taught the drill procedures in advance through practice, social stories and classroom discussions.

This week Sato students participated in two safety drills: a Fire Drill and a Lock Down Drill. These are two that are required at beginning of each school year.

Our students and staff did a great job with both of these drills.

The following drills are conducted each school year:

  • Monthly Fire Drills
  • Two Earthquake Drills
  • Two Lockdown Drills
  • Two Secure Drills

Bus Evacuation Drill

Normally, all students participate in a Bus Evacuation Drill, where we load the busses and they receive instruction from bus drivers. However, due Covid protocols all students will watch a video in the classroom setting sometime between now and October 15th.

If you are interested, the video is linked HERE.

Earthquake Drill - October 20th with the Great ShakeOut

Our first Earthquake Drill is just right around the corner on Wednesday October 20th. If you would you like more information please check out Earthquake Preparedness on the BSD website and Oregon's Great ShakeOut.
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Every elementary and comprehensive middle school will receive a scooter/helmet grand prize and five reflective drawstring bags with smaller prizes to raffle off to students. We will provide K-5th teachers and 6th-8th 1st period teachers with a checklist of their students to mark how they traveled to school that day. Students who walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus, or carpool to school on Oct. 6th are eligible to enter the raffle. The travel checklist will be the students’ raffle entry. Additionally, each K-8 school will receive a $20 prize to raffle off to teachers who turn in their checklist. Please add October 6th to your school’s calendar and share the newsletter article below, and attached graphics, with your school community. Additional instructions and prizes will be delivered to your school soon!

International Walk + Roll to School Day

On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet! Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:

1. Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.

2. More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.

3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.

4. Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.

5. Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.

For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

Helpful Tips & Reminders:

Lost and Found

Please use a sharpie to write your child's name in/on items such as lunch boxes, coats, sweaters, water bottles, etc. Items with names will be returned directly to your child.

As we currently have restrictions for visitors on campus, please check out our digital lost and found below. If you want to claim an item, please fill out the claim form and the front office will be in touch with you about picking up the item or simply sending it home with your child.

Rain Or Shine - reminder

As you know Sato is a large and thriving school community. We are currently using every available space to allow for the distancing safety protocols. That means that PE is outside in the undercover area and all classes go outside to recess as cohorts in different zones. With PE under the covered area, there is not a covered area option for recesses.

Please dress your children appropriately for outdoor recess every day: Rain or Shine!!

For safety reasons on the bus and hallways please keep umbrellas at home!

Packing Lunches

When packing your child's lunch please pack healthy balanced meals. Avoid sending sugary snacks or candy as well as any type of soda or soft drink. Use containers that children can easily open themselves!

Please do not use glass containers as they can break!

Thank you!

Arrival and Dismissal

Overall our systems are getting better and we are seeing both Arrival and Dismissal go a little bit smoother and a little bit faster.

Arrival Reminders:

  • After 8:30, morning supervision end and entry doors close, students must then check in at main office.
  • Adults may not be congregating on campus. If you do come briefly on to campus while walking with your student, please make sure to wear a mask.
  • When walking with your children to school please use only the 3 designated crosswalks.
  • Do not cut across the parking lot or walk in front of busses

Dismissal Reminders:

  • We prioritize the busses.
  • Change of go home plans must be received by 2pm in order to be honored.

Although Car Pick up has gotten better, generally the last car is pulling away by 3:30.

However, we need to have Car Pick up end sooner as Staff must attend meetings and take care of other school responsibilities. If at all possible, have your child ride the bus or walk with them to school. If you do decide to change how your child goes home please notify the office and your child's teacher.

TAG Information

Coming soon Sato will host a Zoom TAG information night

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Also HERE is the BSD TAG Website for your reference. Please start there with your questions and then if you have more questions you can email Sato's TAG Coordinators, Celena Rosenberger or Mark Irwin.



TAG Parent Night

TAG Parent Night will be Sept. 30th at 4:00pm
Zoom link: Zoom Link
This will be reordered and posted on the website if you can not attend.