October 2020

Friday Oct. 16th, 2020

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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:


Fri. 10/16 - Sato Library Curbside checkout 11:00-12:00

Wed. 10/21 - Virtual Assembly

Wed. 10/21- Sato Library Curbside checkout 2:30-4:00

Thurs. 10/22- SECO Virtual Community Meeting 7pm- Zoom Link

Fri. 10/23 - Sato Library Curbside checkout 11:00-12:00

Wed. 10/28- Sato Library Curbside checkout 2:30-4:00

Fri. 10/30 - Sato Library Curbside checkout 11:00-12:00

Fri. 10/30 - Raccoon Register Goes Out to Families


Wed. 11/4 - Virtual Assembly

Fri. 11/6 - Sato Library Curbside checkout 11:00-12:00

Wed. 11/13 - Veteran's Day, Observed No School and no curbside checkout

Fri. 11/13 - No School for Students, Grading Day for Staff

School Bus Lunch Drop off!

Beaverton School Busses drop off food for anyone ages 1-18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The closes site to Sato is on Spartan Way and Preakness Terrace. The bus arrives there between 11:30 and 11:50.

On Tuesdays you get two days worth of food, including breakfast, and Thursday is 3 days worth! You can also always go to Springville Elementary to pick up food as well.

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Sato Students Make the World a Better Place!! Congratulations Dhruti Kodali!!

We received an exciting email (see below) from the Chetana Foundation, a volunteer run non-profit organization. Chetana volunteers are involved in various service projects in the US and in India, surrounding the four pillars - Environment, Education, Hunger and Empowerment.

The Chetana Foundation has been an extraordinary community partner to the district for the past two years, with enormous donations of backpacks and school supplies, food efforts and more. We are very fortunate to have this organization and their many students in our BSD family.

Dhruti attended Jacob Wismer in Kinder and First, but had our own Amy Fowles for 2nd grade and is currently a student in Katie Bergerson's class. When I called to congratulate her I asked her what her 30 hours of volunteerism consisted of and she told me: cooking food at a shelter and boxing up food for the Oregon Food Bank. I thanked her for making the world a better place!!

Dhruti Kodali from Sato Elementary School has been partnering with Chetana to support our community in various ways. We are happy to inform you that, Dhruti Kodali has received the “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” for her outstanding service to our community. She has participated in several activities throughout the 2019-2020 school year which has resulted in positively impacting local & global communities. Her services have inspired those around her to take action and start helping people in need.

We would like to congratulate her and thank you & your school for nurturing service-oriented mind sets in her.

Walk and Roll Day

We Won! We Won!!

Beaverton Safe Routes To School is happy to announce that Sato is a 2nd place Winner for our International Walk + Roll Day! Our school has won the following items: 400 Walk + Roll Pencils, tattoos, and stickers.

Once the prizes are delivered we will distribute at the Curb Side Book pick up and the Book bus until they run out!

Thank you for supporting Beaverton Safe Routes to School this year!

Talented & Gifted Information

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, our evaluation process will look different this year. We will administer in-person TAG testing after January 11, 2021. Until then, teachers will collect evidence on how your student responds to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. This evaluation may include: file reviews, teacher and student observations, a collection of work samples, and/or individual or group assessments. This process may take some time, but every effort will be made to complete the evaluation in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of their school’s in-person testing dates in January.

If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or attached below.

Completing this form that gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.

Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher.

Nurse News by Sydney Garl

Do you have concerns about the amount of screen time your child is accessing each day during comprehensive distance learning? New guidelines issued this year by the American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes, especially with distance learning, that screen time can be useful and beneficial if balanced with non-screen time. When deciding how to develop your family’s screen time plan outside of distance learning it’s important to keep these tips in mind (Morin, 2020):

  1. Modeling healthy limits and behaviors with screens is important. Create family non-screen times such as during meals, 30-60 minutes before bed, or other family times.
  2. Make a point to engage in non-screen activities together such as reading, exercising, talking to each other, or playing games.
  3. Engage with your child and their technology by asking questions about what they’re doing, why they enjoy it, what they’re learning, or maybe participate together in the electronic activity or game.
  4. Media and content online can be positive and negative, use parental controls and know what your child is watching so that your child has a positive experience.
  5. Create reasonable time limits for screen time as a family by encouraging your child to help determine how much screen time is enough, then stick to it.
  6. Try not to let your children have unlimited screen time over the weekends or school breaks, continue to stick to your screen time plan even during unstructured times.

For more information about screen time effects, and resources for creating a screen time plan please visit: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Pediatrics: Create your family media plan.

Reference: Morin, A. (2020). How much should you limit kids’ screen time and electronics use: The American Academy of Pediatrics’ screen time guidelines. Verywell Family. https://www.verywellfamily.com/american-academy-pediatrics-screen-time-guidelines-1094883

Sato Loves to Read

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Beaverton School District seeks applicants for Social Studies Project Team

Teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the Beaverton School District’s Social Studies Project Team. The Social Studies Project Team will review existing Social Studies curriculum and practices in order to make curriculum adoption recommendations to the School Board. The Project Team’s work will begin on October 20, 2020 and will conclude by June of 2021. For more information on the Social Studies Project Team and a link to the application, please click here or email susan_ouellette@beaverton.k12.or.us


Zoom Link to the SECO Meeting 10/22/2020 at 7pm

Please join the SECO board in their community meeting on 10/22/2020 at 7pm. Agenda is: Introduce SECO, vote for 2020-2021 academic year budget, vote for SECO Board of Directors, identify ways to contribute to the community

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How can we help?

Does your family need support with school supplies or additional food? Please don't hesitate to contact Laurie White our school counselor with needs that will help your student and your family be successful during these unprecedented times. All requests for assistance are confidential and we will do our best to help your family.


Check out these resources to support your learners remotely!

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