December 2019

Wednesday, December 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.
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Important Dates

December - Theme of the month: Compassion & Helpfulness

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Rood Bridge
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17th - SECO general meeting 6:30pm
  • Friday, Dec. 20th - Spirit Day: PAJAMA Day!!
  • Dec. 23rd-Jan.3rd - WINTER BREAK


January - Theme of the month: Respectful & Responsible

  • Monday, Jan. 6th - Welcome Back!
  • Friday, Jan. 10th - Popcorn Friday
  • Friday, Jan. 17th - SECO Movie Night
  • Monday, Jan. 20th - MLK Day, observed no school
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21st - SECO general meeting 630pm
  • Friday, Jan. 24th - Coffee & Conversation for parents & guardians of 4th/5th
  • Monday, Jan. 27th - Grading Day, no school for students


When are the non-student contact days?

  • Monday, January 27th - Grading Day
  • Tuesday, February 18th - Staff Development Day
  • Thursday & Friday, April 2nd & 3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, April 10th - Grading Day
  • Friday, April 24th - Staff Development Day
After School Activities at Sato

Click here for a list of after school Activities on Sato's Webpage.

Spirit Day: Friday 20th is Pajama Day!!

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The SECO Executive board needs you!!

Looking for a meaningful way to give back? Want to be more involved in the school? Looking for a way to use your professional skills? Would you like to see more events or have ideas for the school? The SECO executive board needs you!
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Digital Citizenship

As we approach winter break, students will have more opportunities for screen time and digital interaction. The District has developed a digital citizenship resource page for families which offers families information and resources to support children in developing safe and responsible digital practices. Topics include digital health and wellness, media literacy and online privacy and safety.

Science Instructional Materials Review

The Beaverton School District is currently involved in the Science Instructional Materials Adoption Process K-12. The Project Team, comprised of community members, students, teachers, administrators and specialists has been meeting since September 2018 to review existing Science curriculum and practices in order to make curriculum and adoption recommendations to the School Board this Spring.


The Beaverton School District reviews and updates its curriculum, instructional practices, and classroom materials according to Board policy and Oregon State Statute and Administrative Regulations.

The community, parents, students, and Beaverton School District staff are invited to review and provide input on instructional materials in the following ways:

Online review period – Monday, December 2, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020. Please visit

Science Instructional Materials Review

Box Top for Education goes digital!!

THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE. Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.
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Free Parent Information Series

The workshops are free, for adults only, and there's no need to register. Note that some of the workshops are held at the main Cedar Mill Library and some are held at the Bethany Library Annex.

Beaverton City Library Youth Access Card

Youth Access Card introduction for the Beaverton School District

Reads for Bees!!

Sato students are invited to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries. This year the community is reading for honeybees. Our donor has pledged to purchase a hive of honeybees through a charity that is helping end world hunger for every 6,000 hours local kids read between November 25 and January 17, 2020.

The paper reading record is attached to this e-mail, you can keep track of your child's reading and turn it into your child's teacher, or our school librarian in January. Please make sure to put your child's name and teacher somewhere on the paper log.

Understanding the difference between Bullying and Unkind behavior:

Beaverton School District Inclement Weather Information

When the weather outside gets inclement, school schedules could be affected. The District generally makes inclement weather decisions by 5:15 a.m., posting them by 5:30 a.m. on the District website and on social media. All Portland Metro area media outlets are also notified and announce the information on TV newscasts and online. Parents and guardians that have opted in for SchoolMessenger will receive timely notifications. The District makes decisions based on the ability to operate school buses safely; the ability of parents and students to drive safely; and the ability of students to walk safely. The decision that is made will be for the entire District. (As always, parents may choose to make different decisions based on their particular location.) For the latest inclement weather information:

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!!