March 2020

Wednesday, March 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.

Important Dates

March -Theme of the Month: Perseverance
  • Thursday, March 12th - Sato's Got Talent 6:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 17th - SECO General Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 18th - 3rd & 4th Grade Music Program 6:45pm
  • March 23-27th - SPRING BREAK!!
  • Monday, March 30th - Welcome Back!
  • March 31st-April 9th- Book Fair

April - Theme of the Month: Growth Mindset

  • Wednesday, April 1st - School as usual for students, Parent Teacher Conference 4-8pm
  • Thursday, April 2nd - No School for Students, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, April 2nd - Author Visit Book Orders due, see below
  • Friday, April 3rd - No School
  • Thursday, April 9th - STEAM Night!!
  • Friday, April 10th - No School for Students, Professional Development Day
  • Thursday, April 16th - 2nd & 3rd Grade Coffee & Conversation
  • Friday, April 17th - Popcorn Friday!
  • Monday, April 20th - Greg Pizzoli Author Visit for K-3rd Graders
  • Wednesday, April 22nd - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 9:00am, Sato's cafeteria

When are the non-student contact days?

  • Thursday & Friday, April 2nd & 3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, April 10th - Grading Day
  • Friday, April 24th - Staff Development Day

Parent Teacher Conference sign ups will be sent out Friday, March 13th.

The Parade of Books

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Piggy and Gerald hosted the most fabulous parade of books to celebrate reading and readers at Sato Elementary! All students and staff paraded through the halls and ended with an ALL School Read-In in the gym and cafeteria! So much fun, ask your child all about it!

Sato's Got Talent!

Sato’s second annual Talent Show is set to take place on Thursday, March 12th from 6:00-8:00 pm, doors will open at 5:30pm. Please come and support Sato's talented students.

Wednesday March 18th: 3rd and 4th Grade Music Program

Dear 3rd and 4th grade families,

On Wednesday, March 18th all 3rd and 4th graders will be participating in their school music program. The program will take place at 6:45 in the Sato Elementary School Gym so that friends and family can attend. The program should be about 40 minutes in duration.

Please bring your 3rd or 4th grader to Sato at 6:30pm on Wednesday night. Students can wear school colors (red shirt and jeans).

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Greg Pizzoli Author Visit 4/20

Award-winning author Greg Pizzoli has an upcoming series debut called BALONEY coming out in April. BALONEY is a new young graphic novel series for ages 5-8. Here's a link to a recent review and a little bit about this new series:

On Monday Meet Baloney! This book is about him. And also Peanut the horse, his best friend. There's Bizz the bumblebee, too, of course. And Krabbit. He'd rather not be here, but what can you do?

In this graphic novel for young readers, watch our pig protagonist perform some questionable magic, cheer him on as he braves the swimming pool, and root for Baloney and his friends when a case of the blues gets him down.

Brought to you by Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli, these delightful tales will get kids giggling in no time!

Order Forms to purchase autographed copies of his books will be sent home or are attached here. Order forms will be due Thursday, April 2nd. Please Email for any questions.

A note from our School Nurse

Head lice is always present in our community. Lice is most common among preschool and elementary school aged children. Although, head lice are rarely transmitted from student to student at school.

What are head lice? Head lice are tiny insects about the size of a sesame seed. Lice do not jump or fly; they do not have wings. They live close to the human scalp. The eggs, also called nits, are tiny, tear-drop shaped eggs are attached to the hair shaft. Nits often appear like dandruff but cannot be removed easily or brushed off. An itchy head is a common symptom of lice. Although lice can be annoying and icky, lice are not dangerous and are not known to spread disease.

Who is affected by head lice? Head lice are not related to cleanliness or hygiene. Head lice are mostly spread by direct head-to-head contact—for example, during play at home, slumber parties, sports activities or camp. Less often, lice are spread via objects that have been in recent contact with a person with head lice, such as hats, scarves, hair ribbons, combs, brushes, stuffed animals or bedding.

What to do if you suspect your child has head lice? If you think your child has head lice, it’s important to talk to a healthcare provider or pharmacist to discuss the best treatment approach for your family. Please contact your child’s school, as they have information regarding treatment and prevention of head lice.

Beaverton School District: COVID-19 Update

While the spread of coronavirus is troubling, we must remind ourselves that fear, rumors, and stigma do nothing to stop the further spread of the disease. Viruses do not discriminate. In the Beaverton School District, we value racial equity and social justice. Our responsibility is to provide welcoming, safe, and inclusive schools where every student can learn, and we do not tolerate hate speech or acts of discrimination. This is especially important at a time when fears about the virus can too easily foster suspicion without regard for facts. Please keep our core values in mind, continue to treat everyone in our community with respect and recognize the dignity and humanity of everyone.

We have created a webpage with resources and information about COVID-19, including a list of BSD-specific daily updates.

Here is a resource for talking to children about COVID-19:

NASP/NASN Resource for parents: Talking to Children about COVID-19 (available only in English & Spanish):

Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19: Un recurso para padres

The best source of information is the Oregon Health Authority. Their site also has links to the CDC and other resources. Oregon Health Authority officials continue to recommend people in Oregon take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid contact with sick people and stay home if you are sick

You may refer to the Washington County Should My Child Go To School for guidance on keeping your children home from school.

If you have individual health concerns or questions, please seek the guidance of your healthcare provider or refer to the guidance being provided by Washington County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority.

Beaverton School District Coronavirus Information & Resources.

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Sato's Family Directory

Here is a link to a directory of Sato families by classroom. It is password protected for privacy. Each teacher will send out the password or you can email

Thank you!

Sunny Saver March Challenge

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!
After School Activities at Sato

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

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!!