September 2020

Friday 18th, 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. 9/18 - First and Second Grades send Back To School Night Presentations to families
  • Fri. 9/18 - PE sends Back To School Night Presentation to families
  • Mon. 9/21 - All Kinders start CDL
  • Mon. 9/21 - Fourth Grade sends Back To School Night Presentation to families
  • Mon. 9/21 - Third Grade Live Q&A session for families 4:00-4:45pm (the link will come directly from teachers for security)
  • Tues. 9/22 - Second Grade Live Q&A session for families4:00-4:45pm (links sent out by teachers for security)
  • Wed. 9/23 - Virtual Assembly! YAY!
  • Wed. 9/23 - First Grade Live Q&A session for families 4:00-4:45pm (links sent out by teachers for security)
  • Thurs. 9/24 - Fourth Grade Live Q&A session for families 4:00-4:45 (links sent out by teachers for security)
  • Fri. 9/25 - Kinder Class Lists Finalized
  • Fri. 9/25 - Principal Message/Social Emotional Team /PE live Q & A Session 4:00-4:45 (links sent out for security)
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And they're off and running!!

We did it! The students did it! You did it! We all did it together!

We have successfully completed the first week of CDL for grades 1st-5th!! And, we will bring all kinders on board on Monday!!

Definitely a different start to the new school year but we did it! I know there are still kinks and glitches and technological issues to work out, but they will get worked out and we will find a rhythm that works! And I sincerely thank all the families out there who have been extremely patience and supportive as we launched this year!

Back To School Night is going to look very different this year as well. Here is what you can expect: each grade level will send out a presentation about the important things to know directly to the families in their grade level. Each Grade Level will then host Live Q & A sessions and keep a record of the questions asked in the live session and in the chat. Grade level presentations and Q & A documents will be published to our Website - see below for 5th Grade's example since they just completed theirs this week. You can see when to expect the presentations and live session in the calendar above.

Sato Loves to Read

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Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries want to support you and your students. One way they are doing that is with the creation of a monthly newsletter full of resources to share with your students called WiserKids K-5 Newsletter .

September’s issue features:

Distance Learning Resources in English and Spanish from the County



Read Alouds- Librarians reading picture books aloud on themes such as friendship, narrative nonfiction, community helpers, and folktales! (four different Youtube playlists)

You can subscribe to our newsletter here.

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.

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Tips for Vision Health During Distance Learning

Tips For Vision Health During Distance Learning:

  • Encourage children to take frequent screen breaks. Follow the 20:20:20 rule, take 20 second breaks every 20 minutes to look away from the screen at a distance of at least 20 feet.
  • Keep screens at least arms length distance away from eyes
  • Discourage using screens in a dark room
  • Consider printing assignments, if possible
  • Turn off screens at least one hour before bedtime to support healthy sleep
  • Children should have regular vision screenings
  • Look for signs of vision issues

Signs of Vision Issues:

  • Complaints of eye discomfort or fatigue
  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Short attention span
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • Losing place when reading
  • Seing double
  • An eye turning in or out

Information about vision screening:

  • In a normal school year, a basic vision screening is completed each year for every elementary aged child in the Beaverton School District. It is unlikely vision screenings will be performed in the school setting for the 20-21 school year due to COVID-19
  • The American Optometric Association recommends regular eye exams for all children
  • Please contact your school nurse if you need help accessing vision screening services

Web Resources for accessing vision care:

Check out these resources to support your learners remotely!

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