April 2021

Friday, April 9th 2021

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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:


Wed. 4/14 - Virtual Assembly

Fri. 4/16 - Grading Day, no school for students

Fri. 4/23 - Raccoon Register goes out to families

Wed. 4/28 - Professional Development Day, no school for students


Wed. 5/5 - Picture Day, more details to come

Wed. 5/5 - Virtual Assembly

Fri. 5/7 - Raccoon Register goes out to families

Wed. 5/19 - Virtual Assembly

Fri. 5/21 - Raccoon Register goes out to families

Mon. 5/31 - Memorial Day, observed no school

Sato Loves to Read

Switching between CDL and Hybrid?

Some families have asked about the possibility of switching their student between the two models. Unfortunately this is not something we can accommodate on a regular basis. The only exception would be due to a COVID illness or exposure making it so that your family and student would need to quarantine. If that is the case, a student in the Hybrid program would be switched to the CDL program for the duration of their quarantine.

Please contact the school with concerns about a possible COVID exposure or positive test and our school nurse will guide you through the process.

Attention Hybrid Families

What a great week it's been welcoming some of our students back to campus!

We are experiencing more parent drivers than even in a regular school year!! Even though we have a great relationship with our construction crews, we can't always control for a delivery dump truck arriving at the exact same time as pick up!!

Please be patient when driving your child to or picking your child up from school.

Dismissal has been particularly tricky. We had cars backed up all the way to Kaiser road and beyond, making it difficult for busses to turn on to Ridgeline.

If at all possible, we encourage you to send your child on the bus! Otherwise we simply ask for grace and patience as we take our time to make sure all children are safely dismissed from school.

Erin's Law and Health

In the Beaverton School District, there are two different curricula used to teach Erin's Law and Human Sexuality. The materials’ preview process for both is as follows:

Erin's Law Curriculum: FightChildAbuse.org

  • Go to website: https://fightchildabuse.org

  • Click "Pick Your Age Group"

    • Choose grade level - this page contains all the videos that accompany the lessons

  • Click "Teachers & Counselors"

    • Choose Teacher Lessons - you can download your grade level's lessons here

Human Sexuality Curriculum: The Great Body Shop

  • Email your child’s teacher requesting to preview The Great Body Shop materials

  • Teacher will share instructions on how to create your own account to access the resources

If after previewing materials, you would like to excuse your child from specific lessons, follow the Opt-Out Process by emailing the your child's teacher and the school principal notifying them from which specific lesson/s you would like your child to be opted out of.

A message from Safe Routes to Schools

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Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.

As students return to schools for in-person learning this month, arrival and departure times may be different than you are used to. While traffic and activities around Beaverton schools may look different, one thing is for sure – kids are out and about in our community. Some kids may be returning to school buildings while others will be continuing to learn remotely and taking breaks outside during the day. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Kids are everywhere. #DriveLikeIt.

Driving Safety Tips

Our community needs everyone to drive safely, be alert, and follow traffic laws, especially when observing students walking, biking, skateboarding, and scootering. Let’s work together to keep our students safe!

  • Stop for school busses when red lights flash. Both directions of traffic must stop.
  • Watch your speed. 20 mph is the school zone speed limit.
  • Be ready to stop at all times. Kids may dart into the street without checking for traffic.
  • Stop for people at intersections and when asked by the crossing guard. Check your blind spots before turning and behind your vehicle before reversing.
  • Drive for conditions – This time of year is often rainy and foggy limiting visibility for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians so keep those headlights on to help others see you.

Learn more about pEBT

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  • Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
  • Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
    Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
    Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
    Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
    Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
  • Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
  • For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.
  • If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.
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If you would like to opt your child out of free meals - please fill out the form below

Playground Use

Please know that during our in-person Hybrid Instruction time, our outdoor school facilities — playgrounds, fields, tracks and paths — will be closed to the general public for the safety of our students and staff.

After school hours, families are welcome to use playgrounds, fields, tracks, and paths after in-person instruction and do so at their own risk. Please be mindful and respectful to staff that continue to work in the buildings after in-person instruction.

Please note that playground equipment will not be sanitized by school staff. Playground visitors are recommended to take precautions for health and safety.

  • Follow state guidelines on outdoor recreation activities and face coverings.
  • Wash hands before and after visiting the playground.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate household.
  • Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for use on surfaces you touch.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.

How can we help?

Does your family need help with additional food? See the flyer down below for community food resources.

Also, please don't hesitate to contact Laurie White our school counselor with needs that will help your your family. All requests for assistance are confidential and we will do our best to help your family.


Calling all 2021-22 Kindergartners!!! It's time to Register!!

Do you have a Sato sibling ready to start Kindergarten? Do you have neighbors or family friends with pre-school aged children ready to start Kinder next year!!

To Register for Kindergarten Visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten

For more information email: sato-communications@beaverton.k12.or.us

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