September 2019

Wednesday, September 11th

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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.

Kinder-2nd Back to School Night 9/12 6:00-7:30

Important Dates


  • Wednesday, Sept. 11th - Kinder Class Lists Finalized Parents notified
  • Thursday, Sept. 12th - Back To School Night Kinder- 2nd Grade families 6:00-7:30pm
  • Friday, Sept. 13th Popcorn Friday
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18th - Bus Evacuation Drill for students
  • Monday, Sept. 23rd - Picture Day

When are the non-student contact days?

  • Friday, October 11th - Staff Development Day
  • Friday, November 1st - Grading Day
  • Monday, December 2nd - Staff Development Day
  • Monday, January 27th - Grading Day
  • Tuesday, February 18th - Staff Development Day
  • Friday, April 10th - Grading Day
  • Friday, April 24th - Staff Development Day

When Parent Teacher Conferences?

  • November 6th and 7th with no school for students both the 7th and the 8th
  • April 29th and 30th with no school for students both the 30th and May 1st

Additional Allocation for Sato!

Great news! Last week the District's SAM (staffing allocation model) group met and made the decision was made to allocate an additional teacher for 5th grade. We are actively working on hiring a teacher and creating balanced class lists. At this point, our plan is to open the new classroom as soon as possible. We are thrilled to have this additional allocation to lower class size.

Fire Drills and Safety Drill Information

Today we had our first Fire Drill today! Students did an amazing job remembering the procedures for drill. We were very proud of them. We are required to have a Fire Drill every month. Students will also experience a variety of drills throughout the year.

  • Bus Safety and Evacuation Drill (9/18)
  • Earthquake Drills (with the Oregon Great Shakeout)
  • Lock Out Drills
  • Lock Down Drills

Staff and students train in the Standard Response Protocol - we've attached a one page flyer for your information.

Please remember for the safety and security of all students please always sign in at the front office to put on a visitor sticker before entering the rest of the building.

Raccoon Run Friday, October 4th!!!

Please read the letter below regarding the very important Raccoon Run!

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New Health Standards and Health Adoption Information

Here in the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards and to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law. Continue reading for more information on each resource.

Oregon Health Education Standards

The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the new Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students. If you would like to preview the materials, this document outlines the process for previewing the curriculum and for information on opting-out.

Erin’s Law

An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety and assertiveness.

Your child’s teacher will be sharing these sexual abuse prevention lesson outcomes with you prior to teaching them, but you can also find the full lessons and videos on Please contact me if you have any further questions or for opt-out information. Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.


Oregon Health Education Standards:

Materials Preview Process:

Erin’s Law Resource:

Nutrition Services information is easier to access this year, and we have lots of cool information to share!

Remember that the 30-day Rollover Period for 2018-2019 meal benefits will end in early October. Be sure to apply TODAY so your students don’t have a lapse in benefits. Any families whose students go into “Paid” status will be responsible to pay for all meals charged in school cafeterias. Don’t let this happen to you!!

Click on THIS LINK to go to SchoolCafe, and see all the things that you can do:

All you need is your student’s ID number. If you don’t have that, you can call your school office or the Meal Benefits line (503-356-3957). Here are some of your options in SchoolCafe:

  1. Create an account
  2. Apply for Meal Benefits
  3. View and print Meal Benefits letters
  4. See what items your student is getting in the cafeteria.
  5. Check your student’s account balance.
  6. View cafeteria menus
  7. Set up low balance alerts
  8. Set up auto-pay (when balance gets to an amount that YOU set, the account is replenished from your credit card)

SchoolCafe can provide amazing amounts of information!

If you do not have access to a computer, you can also apply for Meal Benefits on paper. Applications are available in every school office and cafeteria.

If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at

Do you want to be on the Middle School Boundary Advisory Team??

MS Boundary Adjustment

Volunteering at Sato!

We need volunteers all year long! If you haven't signed up yet but have thought about it! It's easy and there are many ways to support the school.

Please click HERE to find out all the different ways to get involved at Sato! We need you!!